After Neville allegedly left WWE, who could be next? Although Sami Zayn's heel turn was the big news in the days immediately following Hell in a Cell, that kayfabe development has been replaced by a real-life event as the top news story in the WWE at the moment. That real-life event has been recently-dethroned Cruiserweight Champion Neville apparently pulling a CM Punk and walking out of the WWE. Right now, there's a lot of debate as to whether he's really gone from the WWE, and if he did indeed decide to walk out because he didn't want to job to the allegedly unpopular-in-real-life Enzo Amore. Regardless of what's happened, Neville will be a huge loss to the WWE if he quits.
At the moment, there are some WWE Superstars who might be thinking of pulling something similar if their push and their luck doesn't change. Let's see if we can predict those names, as we look at five WWE wrestlers who may have a chance of walking out at some point in the near future.
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Let's start with a name that's a little bit on the obvious side. Dolph Ziggler is expected by many to walk away from the WWE the moment his contract comes up, or even before that. By all indications, that's going to be soon. He's fresh off a loss to Bobby Roode at Hell in a Cell, and while both men were still feuding as of this week's episode of SmackDown Live, it seems that the Show-Off is stuck in a role few people with little to no main event experience would be comfortable playing – the guy who puts the newcomers over. Ziggler's no spring chicken at 37, but he arguably deserves another run as a top guy. Thing is, he's probably going to get that somewhere else.
Now this one's a bit of a curveball to follow up an obvious choice. Becky Lynch was the first-ever SmackDown Women's Champion, but since losing the belt to Alexa Bliss (who has since become Raw Women's Champion as well), she's struggled to find a meaningful role in the blue brand's women's roster. Not helping is the lingering rumor that WWE higher-ups not wanting her to speak much because of her thick accent. The Irish Lass-Kicker is someone who deserves better, and if she continues to be an afterthought in SmackDown Live women's storylines, there's a chance, albeit small, that she'll want to take her business elsewhere.
It may only be a matter of time for Darren Young, who happens to be the only Monday Night Raw wrestler in this list. It's been two months since "Mr. No Days Off" has been cleared to wrestle following an injury, but since creative doesn't seem to have anything for him, he's making his original Prime Time Players nickname sound more ironic with each passing day. With his former tag team partner, Titus O'Neil, likely having no use for his old teammate in the Titus Worldwide stable, we strongly doubt that Young will still be on WWE's payroll by the end of the year.
Earlier this year, it was rumored that Primo and Epico Colon were on their way out of the WWE. Those rumors turned out to be false, but let's face it – the team that once had to suffer through a bullfighter gimmick, then a timeshare salesman gimmick, isn't doing jack on SmackDown Live. You'll usually see them in dark matches or house shows these days, and with The Ascension now playing a key role in the Breezango "Fashion Files" storyline, it's clear that The Colons are now at the bottom of WWE's tag team totem pole, regardless of brand. Sure, Primo and Epico have been with WWE for what seems like forever, but their weeks are likely numbered as we speak.
The good news is that Rusev has been looking a lot better these days, as compared to the nine-second squash job at the hands of Randy Orton at SummerSlam. The bad news is that he's still losing, and that the role of foreign heel champ he would have done such a good job playing is currently occupied by Jinder Mahal. Despite WWE's attempts to give the Bulgarian Brute something to do on SmackDown, he's still fodder to the big names, and one can't help but think that his ostensible trolling attempts on Twitter where he teased a WWE departure come from a very real place. Rusev's patience might be running thin, and if he goes, there's a good chance that his wife, Lana, may follow him out WWE's door.
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