We are now entering the twilight of 2017. What a roller coaster these last 11 months have been. There have some extremely high highs and abysmally low lows. But when we look back on 2017, we’ll realize that these 4 superstars have grown immensely as performers and athletes.
While Neville’s been absent from WWE programming for around a month now, he really had quite a year. In January, he beat Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight title, and then he had an excellent program with Austin Aries over the coming months. Fast forward to August, and he was already a two-time Cruiserweight Champion.
What was truly amazing to witness was Neville’s growth as a character. He was one of the babyface superstars who hardly had the chance to show any character, but a surprising heel turn allowed him to grow into the sneering jerk who dominated the title scene for nine months. Many people were unsure if Neville had any charisma at all, but he proved them wrong. The evolution of the King of the Cruiserweights was truly a sight to see. Many people forgot about the man with the purple cape, but nobody forgot the man with the purple championship around his waist for more than 200 days.