Neville

Aug 19, 2015 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Neville

Real name: Benjamin Satterley
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 194 lbs.
Date of birth: August 22, 1986
Hometown: Newcastle, England
Pro debut: March 27, 2004
Trained by: Dragon Aisu
Finishing move: Red Arrow

Biography

– Satterley began his career in his native England as ‘Pac’
– In his debut match, Pac was defeated by Assassin
– On August 26, 2005, Pac replaced Chris Prime as one half of the IWF Tag Team Champions, alongside Harry Pain
– On February 24, 2006, Pac defeated Kid Ritchie to win the 3CW Young Lions Title
– On March 10, 2006, Pac defeated Iain Robinson to win the wZw Cruiserweight Title
– A week later, Pac defeated CJ Hunter & Darkside in a 3-Way Dance to retain the 3CW Young Lions Title
– On April 2, 2006, Pac defeated Ross Jordan & Stevie Lynn in a 3-Way Match to win the FWA British Flyweight Title
– On April 22, 2006, Pac made his first appearance outside the UK, unsuccessfully challenging for Emil Sitoci’s wXw Lightweight Title in Essen, Germany
– On May 12, 2006, Pac defeated El Ligero to retain the 3CW Young Lions Title
– On May 28, 2006, Pac defeated Takeshi Morishima, Ashley Reed & Kevin Steen in a 4-Way Match to win the 3CW Heavyweight Title
– On June 17, 2006, Pac defeated Stevie Lynn to retain the 3CW Heavyweight Title
– On June 29, 2006, Pac defeated Stevie Lynn to retain the FWA British Flyweight Title
– On July 15, 2006, Pac defeated Ross Jordan to retain the FWA British Flyweight Title
– On November 26, 2006, Pac won a 20-Man Battle Royal to become the first 1PW Openweight Champion
– On December 9, 2006, Pac defeated Tommy End to win the wXw Lightweight Title
– A week later, Pac entered the RQW Heavyweight Title Tournament, defeating Drey Galloway & Ashley Reed before losing to Martin Stone in the final
– In January 2007, Pac made two appearances on TNA’s European Tour, losing 4-Way Matches to Jonny Storm
– On January 13, 2007, Pac defeated Stevie Lynn & Kid Kash in separate singles matches to retain the 1PW Openweight Title
– The next day, Pac entered the IWW Zero-Gravity Title Tournament, defeating White Storm, Kid Kash & Red Vinny before losing to Bingo Ballance in the final
– On January 27, 2007, Pac defeated X-Dream to retain the wXw Lightweight Title
– On February 24, 2007, Pac made his first US appearance, defeating Kevin Steen at a PWG event
– Pac made his ROH debut in March 2007, losing to Roderick Strong, then Matt Sydal
– On April 6, 2007, Pac defeated Juventud Guerrera by DQ to retain the 1PW Openweight Title
– On May 6, 2007, Pac defeated Davey Richards to retain the wXw Lightweight Title
– On May 20, 2007, Pac & Roderick Strong defeated The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) to win the DDT Tag Team Tournament and the vacant PWG Tag Team Titles
– On June 10, 2007, Pac & Strong defeated The Havana Pitbulls (Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero) to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On July 1, 2007, Pac defeated Doug Williams, El Generico & Jonny Storm in a 4-Way Match to retain the 1PW Openweight Title, before losing it to James Wallace
– In mid-July 2007, Pac embarked on his first tour of Japan with Dragon Gate, a relationship which he would maintain throughout his indy career
– On September 15, 2007, at a Dragon Gate show, Pac defeated Dragon Kid to win the wXw Lightweight Title
– In late-September 2007, Pac made his PPV debut for Dragon Gate, teaming with Anthony W Mori & Dragon Kid to defeat Dr Muscle, Genki Horiguchi & Magnitude Kishiwada
– On January 16, 2008, Pac won a 21-Man Battle Royal to win the Dragon Gate JAM Cup
– On February 16, 2008, Pac defeated Michael Knight to retain the wXw Lightweight Title
– On April 12, 2008, Pac defeated Marc Roudin & Tommy End in separate matches to retain the wXw Lightweight Title
– In November 2008, Pac entered the CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix alongside Martin Stone as Team UK. The duo defeated Team FIST (Chuck Taylor & Icarus) and Revolution Purple (Adam Polak & Lazlo Fe) before falling to The Colony (Fire Ant & Soldier Ant) in the final
– On June 7, 2009, World-1 (Pac, BxB Hulk & Masato Yoshino) defeated Warriors-5 (CIMA, Gamma & Kagetora) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On July 19, 2009, World-1 defeated Kamikaze (Akira Tozawa, Taku Iwasa & Dragon Kid) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On August 16, 2009, World-1 defeated Akebono, Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On November 29, 2009, Pac defeated El Generico & Michael Knight to win the AWR No Limits Title. Over the next week, he would defend against El Generico before losing to Dunkan Disorderly
– On June 20, 2010, World-1 (Pac, Naruki Doi & Naoki Tanizaki) defeated Warriors (CIMA, Gamma & Genki Horiguchi) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles but lost them back just 4 days later
– On August 29, 2010, Pac defeated Susumu Yokosuka in the final of a tournament to win the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On October 24, 2010, Pac defeated K-Ness to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On November 23, 2010, Pac defeated Dragon Kid to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On December 12, 2010, Pac defeated Yamato to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On January 30, 2011, World-1 (Masato Yoshino & Pac) were crowned winners of a round robin tournament, becoming the first DGUSA Open the United Gate Champions
– On February 6, 2011, Pac defeated Naoki Tanizaki to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On March 1, 2011, Pac defeated Richochet to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On April 2, 2011, Pac defeated Akira Tozawa to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– The next day, World-1 (Pac & Yoshino) defeated Blood Warriors (Naruki Doi & CIMA) to retain the DGUSA Open the United Gate Titles
– On April 13, 2011, World-1 defeated Blodd Warriors (Dragon Kid & Ricochet) to retain the DGUSA Open the United Fate Titles
– On May 5, 2011, Pac defeated Naruki Doi to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On June 3, 2011, World-1 defeated Akira Tozawa & Yamato to retain the DGUSA Open the United Gate Titles
– On June 19, 2011, Junction Three (Pac & Dragon Kid) defeated Blood Warriors (Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Titles
– On September 16, 2011, Pac defeated Naoki Tanizaki to win the Blood Warriors Open the Brave Gate Title
– On October 16, 2011, Pac defeated Genki Horiguchi to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– A week later, Pac defeated Dragon Kid to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On May 6, 2012, World-1 International (Pac, Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino) defeated Jimmys (Genki Horiguchi, Jimmy Kanda & Ryo Saito) to win the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– In May 2012, Pac entered the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, making the semi-finals, where he was defeated by Ryusuke Taguchi
– On June 7, 2012, World-1 International defeated Windows (K-Ness, Kenichiro Arai & Super Shisa) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On June 16, 2012, World-1 International defeated Mad Blankey (Akira Tozawa, Cyber Kong & Mondai Ryu) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– On June 30, 2012, World-1 International defeated Team Veteran Returns (Don Fujii, Gamma & Masaaki Mochizuki) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– The next day, World-1 International defeated Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi, Jimmy Kanda & Ryo Saito) to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles
– In late July 2012, it was announced that Pac had signed a WWE deal and would be relocating to Florida for NXT
– On October 18, 2012, Satterley (now wrestling as ‘Adrian Neville’) made his first NXT house show appearance, losing to Colin Cassady
– On December 6, 2012, Neville made his televised NXT debut, defeating Sakamoto
– In late December, Neville began teaming with Oliver Grey. The duo would come to be known as ‘British Ambition’
– On January 31, 2013, British Ambition defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) in the final of a tournament to become the first NXT Tag Team Champions
– In February 2013, Grey suffered a serious knee injury and was replaced in the team by Bo Dallas, though this incarnation of the team were largely unsuccessful and lost the NXT Tag Team Titles soon after forming
– On June 20, 2013, Neville & Corey Graves defeated The Wyatt Family to win the NXT Tag Team Titles
– On July 11, 2013, Neville defeated WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose by DQ
– On the November 27, 2013 edition of NXT, Neville defeated Sami Zayn to become number one contender for the NXT Title
– On the following week’s show, Neville defeated NXT Champion Bo Dallas by countout
– At NXT Arrival, Neville defeated Bo Dallas in a Ladder Match to win the NXT Title. He retained the title against Dallas the next week
– On May 1, 2014, Neville defeated Brodus Clay in a No-DQ Match to retain the NXT Title
– On May 20, 2014, Neville defeated Sami Zayn in a Smackdown dark match
– At NXT Takeover, Neville defeated Tyson Kidd to retain the NXT Title
– On July 17, 2014, Neville defeated Tyler Breeze by DQ to retain the NXT Title
– At NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way, Neville defeated Sami Zayn, Tyson Kidd & Tyler Breeze in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the NXT Title
– On September 8, 2014, Neville appeared on Raw, teaming with Sami Zayn to defeat Tyler Breeze & Tyson Kidd
– On September 25, 2014, Neville defeated Titus O’Neil to retain the NXT Title
– On October 23, 2014, Neville defeated Sami Zayn to retain the NXT Title
– On November 4, 2014, Neville defeated Fandango in a Smackdown dark match
– On March 30, 2015, Neville (his ringname shortened to simply ‘Neville’) made his official Raw debut, defeating Curtis Axel
– In April 2015, Neville entered the King of the Ring tournament, defeating Luke Harper & Sheamus before losing to Bad News Barrett in the final
– On May 11, 2015, Neville defeated WWE United States Champion John Cena by DQ
– At Payback ’15, Neville defeated King Barrett by countout
– At Elimination Chamber ’15, Neville defeated Bo Dallas
– In August 2015, Neville began feuding with Stardust in a storyline which would see actor Stephen Amell become involved
– At Summerslam ’15, Neville & Amell defeated Stardust & King Barrett
– At WWE’s Live MSG Special, Neville defeated Stardust
– On the Hell In A Cell ’15 pre-show, Neville, Cesaro & Dolph Ziggler defeated Rusev, King Barrett & Sheamus
– On the Survivor Series ’15 pre-show, Neville, Goldust, Titus O’Neil & The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) defeated The Cosmic Wasteland (Stardust, Konnor & Viktor), Bo Dallas & The Miz in an Elimination Match
– In March 2016, Neville broke his ankle in a match live on Raw against Chris Jericho. He finished the match, but would be out for several months
– In the 2016 WWE draft, Neville was allocated to Raw
– On the Summerslam ’16 pre-show, Neville & Sami Zayn defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)
– Neville returned to action at Roadblock, attacking Rich Swann & TJ Perkins following their Cruiserweight Title match
– Over the next few weeks, Neville would pronounce himself ‘King of the Cruiserweights’ and repeatedly verbally challenge Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann
– At Royal Rumble ’17, Neville defeated Swann to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– At Fastlane ’17, Neville defeated Jack Gallagher to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– The next night on Raw, Neville defeated Rich Swann to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– On the WrestleMania 33 pre-show, Neville defeated Austin Aries to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– At Payback ’17, Neville intentionally got himself disqualified against Austin Aries, ensuring that he retained the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– At Extreme Rules ’17, Neville defeated Austin Aries in a Submission Match to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– On the Great Balls of Fire pre-show, Neville defeated Akira Tozawa to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– On the Summerslam ’17 pre-show, Neville defeated Tozawa to regain the WWE Cruiserweight Title, having lost it on the previous episode of Raw

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