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Chris Jericho on Neville leaving WWE and his chances on the indies

Chris Jericho was a recent guest on Busted Open Radio where he discussed many subjects including the situation surrounding Neville’s walk out.

Neville’s actions caused WWE to change their final segment of that night and alter the short-term plans of the Cruiserweight Division. But Chris Jericho said he’s not surprised because Neville was vastly underutilized.

“It doesn’t surprise me because I think a guy like Neville, whenever I worked with him we had great matches,” Jericho remarked. “He reminds me a lot, actually, of working with Chris Benoit in that he’s very hard-hitting, he’s very solid, very graceful and not stiff in the least, just a really innovative, smart worker. I think he wasn’t really getting his shot in the WWE, and the cruiserweight thing is fine but let’s be honest, it is what it is. I think there’s a lot higher potential for a guy like Neville in the ring and also the character.”

Y2J spoke about Neville’s chances on the indie circuit and said he will be among the top performers currently working today.

“If he left you know that he’s gonna be one of those guys like Cody Rhodes, guys like the Young Bucks and Will Ospreay and Marty Scurll that are making a choice not to be in WWE and proving that it’s not the be-all, end-all if you’re not there,” Jericho said. “Look at Tommy (Dreamer) with House Of Hardcore, very successful outside of the reins of the WWE.”

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