Matt Hardy and Neville may be on the road to new found stardom. These two superstars seem to have reestablished their way into the hearts of the WWE execs and staff members as well as the WWE fans.
First, let’s think about Neville and the not only kind but inspiring words from the WWE’s very own general manager of Raw, Kurt Angle. Angle as you may know, has a long list of accolades that concludes with the title of WWE Hall-of-Famer has an opinion that is well respected in the world of wrestling (although those eyeballs of his scream complete lunatic to me, but I digress). The point is, compliments given in the words of (and I’m paraphrasing), “potential to crossover into the main stage and into the heavyweight division” as well as being handed down comparisons to the great former champion, Rey Mysterio, are nothing to absolutely gloss over. The King of the Cruiserweights is on his way to expanding his rule over all of the WWE.
While his mic skills lends itself to being a super heel right now and into the future BUT if Neville is going to crossover, a heel cruiserweight in the title race for either the WWE or Universal Championship would be unprecedented. It is not yet known how it would work or go over with the fans. We could infer that the crowds would be totally on his side but is that what the creative team wants? Doesn’t seem to matter these days when it comes to crowd reactions, i.e. Roman Reigns and John Cena. All things in perspective, Neville is a near-perfect villain, but if he is going to truly crossover, his mic skills must improve as a face. His in-ring skills are without a question amazing and has potential to captivate a main event crowd, yet where some believe he lost his luster and interest, aside from injury was where he became a “fringe-face” superstar. Neville’s miniature stories/rivalries gave us little investment as well as his spotty bookings in ladder matches to add spice kind of just went by the wayside for a while. It was unfortunate but we’d be lying if we said as a whole, the universe was clamoring for more Neville. NOW! Oh my god! (Joey Styles voice) We want Neville! Neville may not be “next in-line” so to speak with a one on one with Brock Lesnar though now that I am writing sounds like a pretty dope matchup, Neville is on his way to superstardom in the WWE if he can just stay the course and continue to gain the respect the respect of the fans as well as the wrestling insiders like Kurt Angle, Triple H and most importantly Vince McMahon who still seems to have the final say in those type of calls around the organization.
DELETE! DELETE! DELETE! Step aside Brother Nero, there is a new star in the family. This may be wishful thinking but we have been getting a fair amount of Hardy Boyz action lately, but we all wouldn’t mind seeing more Matt Hardy. Hasn’t he earned at least one step closer to a consistent stay at the main event stage as an individual? He has built his fan base from the ground up. He has reinvented about three times already, maybe more and it has always worked. He has bent over backwards for the company on numerous occasions and the fans would love it if he was repaid for that type of loyalty. For christ’s sake he has had his personal life exposed on national television in the most embarrassing way possible with the whole Edge/Lita debacle. Very entertaining for us, subsequent nightmare for them.
Bottomline, he’s earned it and by it I mean……….IT! (Jericho voice). In all seriousness, “it” can mean a slew of things such as a title shot for one of the individual titles, U.S., Intercontinental, etc., or we can and hear me out on this one Vince, embrace the “Broken” Matt Hardy gimmick. The fans love it! It’s a fun character, we must admit. The Broken Matt Hardy image has potential to be Mankind-esque from the late 90’s Attitude Era. Broken Matt is captivating and hardcore. This character can work in the WWE if executed with serious intentions. Think Bray Wyatt but even greater. Nothing against Bray, but the Hardy fans and the Broken Matt fans specifically are just rabid. A Matt Hardy resurge will undoubtedly be an electric spark to the New Era of wrestling. Neville and Matt Hardy, potentially the future of the WWE, who would’ve thunk it?