As you all are aware, current WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville has made quite the transformation since returning from injury last December. Neville has arguably made a case for him-self to be a potential breakout superstar or superstar of the year thus far. One man who helped contribute to Neville’s new attitude was Mark Henry, who has now transitioned into a “office-type” role in the WWE.
Henry spoke on how he contributed to the growth of Neville on former WWE superstar MVP’s; “VIP Lounge“ podcast.
Henry: “We talked about storylines and how to make him a f*****g killer and all of this stuff, it worked. They used to treat Neville like Mighty Mouse and I told Vince, I said, ‘Hey, Neville is somebody I just believe in, he’s a legitimate tough guy. He’s 5’6 or whatever it is but if you had to put him against a bunch of dudes you got in your locker room right now, I think Neville would kick their ass.’ I told Neville: ‘You have to believe it, if you don’t believe it, it’s not going to happen.’ I told him: ‘You need to be me.’ That motherf****r is killing. I love Nevile’s s**t right now. Eventually, you’ve got to go from being a talent to being a guy that makes talent. I love the fact he’s had the success because it’s got my fingerprints, but I love the fact he’s had success because it’s just f*****g good for the business.”
Mark Henry also noted that following Neville’s match with Austin Aries at WrestleMania 33, Neville tearfully thanked Mark Henry for all his help.