Neville Discusses His Injury, How He Bounced Back From It & Talks High-Flying Maneuvers


The current WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Neville, recently spoke with the Conventry Telegraph about coming back from his injury that put him on the shelf for a few months. “The King Of The Cruiserweights” also went over the risk of performing high-flying maneuvers.

Here are the highlights: (if you are going to use any of the quotes below, please give credit to the Conventry Telegraph with an H/T to eWrestlingNews for the transcriptions)

Neville On His Injury:

As an athlete an injury is always a huge blow, the timing was terrible too; few weeks from WrestleMania, but that’s life and the nature of this business and in all sport.”

“What hurt me the most in that process was how easily I was forgotten, how I was overlooked, how there was very little compassion shown towards me. I felt very much for the longest time that I wasn’t part of the WWE anymore and the Universe treated me exactly like that. They forgot I even existed, that was a bitter pill to swallow and that was very much the catalyst to this new attitude that you see now. The injury was part of the process, something I had to get through, to get to where I am today. All that has happened in the past few months, when you’ve seen this ‘rejuvenation of Neville’ as everybody likes to call it, has been a switch in attitude. I have started putting myself first, I have stopped relying on others to do right by me and I have done right by myself. You’ve seen the results so you can’t argue with my methods.”

Neville On The Risks Of High-Flying:

“When I started I knew I was small so I had to be able to compete. I was always a fan of people like Rey Mysterio, so as I started wrestling I started practicing high-flying techniques, it does come with a risk and it’s very, very dangerous. We practice hundreds and hundreds of times, it only takes one flip for something to go wrong. I’ve got to keep myself safe and anybody trying to do what we do needs to understand the lengths we go to maintain performance.”


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