Before Noam Dar was the Heritage Cup Champion, the leader and founder of Meta-Four, or even a standout member of NXT UK, Noam Dar was a member of the WWE main roster, working some of 2016 and most of 2017 as a member of the RAW roster.

Now granted, was Dar's run particularly memorable? For most, not really, and as a result, he jumped down to 205 Live after spending time as a member of the ZO Train with Enzo Amore, but still, Dar kept finding ways to stick around and even found his way onto a few PLEs before becoming a NXT-only Superstar.

And this summer, with Meta-Four riding high in NXT, Dar wants to make his way back to the WWE PLE game at Clash at the Castle, representing developmental as the NXT Champion in front of his countrymen in Scotland, as he detailed in an interview with the Daily Star.

“It sounds amazing and it sounds picturesque, it sounds like a literally a fairy tale of going back to Glasgow at a sold out Clash At The Castle as NXT Champion with the journey that I've had and the journey that I'm on right now,” Noam Dar explained via Fightful. “But me, honestly, I'm not seeing past that potential championship match. I cannot look past it. If I keep moving in the direction that I'm moving and I get what I deserve, which is a title shot, there's nothing that exists for me after that. Everything, all my focus, energy and aim is specifically to that moment because that's what I need to bring to it and if everything goes the way I want it to and the way I believe it to, then absolutely that's an opportunity that's on the table. But, as much as I want to romanticize that — and I do agree, I think it could be the most special moment for my career and one of the most important moments of that show, but right now, I'm locked in on the NXT Championship and everything else is secondary noise at this moment.”

Would Dar still want to appear at the show if he doesn't defeat Trick Williams to become the new and next NXT Champion? Sure, as working a massive match in front of his Scottish people remains a bucket list item for “Supernova 11.”

“Of course, absolutely. WWE has changed a lot since I've been here and there was always shows in the UK. I debuted on RAW in Glasgow, which was special to me. That would definitely be a full circle moment,” Dar noted. “But for something of this importance to come to Scotland and the Hydro as huge as everything, I don't think the superstars realize what type of bear pit they're gonna step into when you give the Scottish audience that level of a show. To be there in any capacity, whether it's just to watch or support, it would be everything to me. To be there in a professional sense, it would be very encouraging for me and motivating and [would] reaffirm that every decision [I have] made has paid off and it will just provide me another platform of realizing that this is what has happened after this amount of time, let's keep building into the future and see what comes.”

Will Dar make his grand return to Scotland with or without Meta-Four at Clash at the Castle? Honestly, probably not, as WWE rarely has an NXT Champion defend their belt in WWE proper, be that on television or on a PLE. And yet, when there's a sill, there's a way, and if Dar can defeat Trick Willie – which is challenging in its own right – the momentum will be at his back to push some that sort of swing.

Noam Dar opens up about his decision to go to NXT UK.

Speaking of Noam Dar's post-RAW but pre-Meta-Four run within the WWE Universe, “Supernova 11” opened up about his decision to transfer to NXT UK and how he has since found a way to become an even bigger star as part of his current group.

“Well, firstly transferring to NXT UK was my attempt and risk to take, to put myself in an environment, in a scenario where I could show what I believed I was, what I believed the character was and what I believed I could do with any scenario and circumstance. To have that space in NXT UK, to have the freedom to be myself, to develop that and to be more actualized is what feels true to me. That was really important for me to have that moment within WWE and try it my way without any attachment to any possible outcome. For me it was more just I've spent x amount of years trying to kind of play by everyone else's rules, try and do what I think is right, just walking on eggshells. So I knew as a creative person and beyond any commercial success, I just knew I needed to have a moment in my career where I bet on myself or try to do things my way, and if it doesn't work and then at least I would have that resolution. Luckily, obviously, it's paying off and it was instrumental to where I am right now. I might not even be in WWE if I didn't make that move and make that change,” Noam Dar told Inside The Ropes

“Not only is it paying off now, I'm now on a platform in which I can build that further. Meta-Four came around firstly as something different and not just what most people would just expect of a group, how a group gets brought together, or the dynamic of a group. I have great personal relationships with all of them. Me and [Oro] Mensah go back to NXT UK, Lash Legend came over to NXT UK and we hit it off right away. Jakara Jackson has always been close friends with Lash and that community between us was very immediate, which is important. It's also not essential. A lot of times people in groups or factions or stables, whatever you want to call them, they don't always necessarily have the best personal dynamic not in the sense that there's friction, but they're just professionally focused. But for us, it was important to make sure that everything feels right to us from the ground up and even know everything feels right to us, and we all feel represented in the right way. So we'll have that same feeling that I'm talking about, have the same feeling of like okay, I'm betting on myself, I'm trying to do it my way. With the steps I'm taking it feels like the steps that I intuitively want to take, then those steps can either be developed here, developed there, taken this way, taken that way, and just let it be more genuine. The four of us believe that we'll be superstars in WWE, the four of us believe that whilst we could wait for certain opportunities, we can just collect ourselves together and start demanding those opportunities, demanding those spots, and putting ourselves in those scenarios maybe before we've been given them.”

Would Noam Dar be wrestling for a championship in WWE right now if he remains on the main roster? No probably not; while his decision may have seemed like a step back, in the end, it turned out to be the perfect future stepping stone.