With five matches officially booked for NXT Takeover: London at the SSE Arena, Wembley, the card for the televised #Live event is almost finalised. An unofficial poster retweeted by NXT champion Finn Balor hints at something very interesting for British fans – the return of Newcastle's own Neville and the possibility that he may fill the gap.
Neville's appearance would fix the lack of British talent confirmed so far.
The first televised NXT #Show on foreign soil is just over a week away and the WWE have been keen to play up the fact that this is a British show in recent adverts. There have been short teasers with Jack the Ripper themes and the graphics surrounding match announcements have a very predictable look with London streets, double decker buses and all the other stereotypes that Americans cling to when creating this sort of promotional material. There is no getting away from the British aspect of the tour and this chance to bring NXT to a foreign audience is being celebrated. The only problem for some attendees was that the line-up seemed to be a little lacking in British talent. It appears that this has changed slightly.
In what has been rumoured to be the original plans for NXT Takeover: London, there was talk of Brighton-based William Regal, general manager of NXT, having some sort of match to mark the occasion. This was brought to a halt with his neck surgery and posters for the event say that he is simply making a special appearance. This would have meant no British talent wrestling on night but the addition of the name Neville to that unofficial poster is encouraging. Neville's twitter feed is focused on the hometown show on December 10th and following meet-and-great in Newcastle HMV on the 12th, so there is little to go on yet, but many fans would love to see The Man That Gravity Forgot.
Will it be an appearance, dark match or something bigger?
Fans are encouraged not to get their hopes up too much because there is no official confirmation about Neville's appearance, not even from the man himself, and, just like the Sami Zayn situation, there is no guarantee that he is getting in the ring to fight. If he does, however, the reaction could be the best of the night. All those heading to Takeover will be hoping his trip home to England includes a stop over at Wembley, even if it just a dark match. #Television