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Neville returns to the ring for Dragon Gate

Neville made a surprise return to professional wrestling this morning for a promotion that he's very familiar with.

After nearly a year of speculation about his status, Neville -- going by his old in-ring name PAC and wrestling as part of the R.E.D. stable -- teamed with Eita to defeat Shingo Takagi & BxB Hulk in the main event of today's Dragon Gate show at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Eita cut a promo before the match, the lights went out, and Neville attacked Takagi from behind. Neville got on the microphone and told Korakuen Hall that he's back. He then asked if the fans remembered him. He said they may think he resembles someone they once knew, but the man who stands in front of them today is very different -- and that's bad news for Takagi.

Neville said Takagi has overstayed his welcome and then attacked him as the match began. He eventually pinned Takagi after hitting the Red Arrow.

Neville cut a post-match promo where he told the crowd he's there to obliterate their favorite wrestlers. It was announced that Neville will be wrestling in a four-team tag match at the promotion's show at Korakuen Hall on November 6.

Prior to today's return, Neville had stayed out of the public eye since his last appearance for WWE in October 2017. In August of this year, WWE confirmed that Neville was no longer under contract with them.

Neville debuted for Dragon Gate in 2007 and departed the promotion when he signed with WWE in 2012.