This Sunday a wrestler from Newcastle will take to the stage in the WWE Elimination Chamber, just two months after making his full debut on the main roster of the WWE, the world’s biggest organisation in professional wrestling.
Ben Satterley, who goes by the stage name Neville, hails from Newcastle Upon-Tyne and has enjoyed a meteoric rises through the ranks of professional wrestling. At the end of March he defeated Curtis Axel in what was his main roster singles debut before going on to make his pay-per-view debut shortly after with another victory.
It’s all I ever wanted. I grew up loving WWE, I’m a huge fan, and now it’s surreal to see myself on Raw and on SmackDown. I’m just enjoying every minute of it, it’s an incredible experience.
It’s been a busy couple of months for the Geordie WWE wrestler who has been involved in back to back pay-per-view events as well as reaching the final of the King of the Ring tournament, facing a host of world champions, past and present, in the process.
This Sunday he is being tipped for victory over Bo Dallas in the WWE Elimination Chamber event, which would add to his already impressive first term on the main roster.
Ben is a former pupil of Gateshead school Emmanuel College, and grew up supporting Newcastle United. He started wrestling at the age of 17 with the Gateshead Independent Wrestling Foundation, which no longer exists. He then spent 5 years training in Japan before moving to California, where he managed to secure a position with the WWE.