‘The Swansea Savant’ Eddie Dennis has opened up about his current NXT UK role as a manager, while still maintaining his presence as an in-ring talent.
Earlier this year, the Welsh destroyer was forced to step away from the squared circle once again after he suffered a pectoral tear in a Steel Corners Street Fight with Trent Seven. Upon his return to the black and red brand, Dennis fought only once before transitioning into a different role.
Suited and booted, the former Progress World Heavyweight Champion began to put together a stable which at time of writing includes The Hunt – ‘Wild Boar’ Mike Hitchman and ‘Primate’ Jay Melrose – and has teased the inclusion of Pretty Deadly down the line and lead his charges in a war against Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster.
However, his new role as manager has lead many to question whether the star is again injured. The answer, according to Dennis himself who sat down to speak to The Metro UK, is no. He’s simply looking to restore the art of the manager to professional wrestling:
“I’m healthy. I’ve spent so much time unhealthy in the last couple of years, to be healthy and to be not active in the ring at the moment feels a little bit strange. Obviously, I’m still attending the Performance Centre and training as a full-time competitor. I still very much see myself as a wrestler.
I’m a big fan of guys like [Paul] Heyman, and I wish there was more of that mouthpiece, advocate, managerial type characters in wrestling. I think it’s a lost art – but then, Heyman’s arguably the best that’s ever done it… I’d love to see it make a return, and if I have a tiny part to play in that, I’m all for it.”
The last time we saw Eddie Dennis compete inside the squared circle was in a victory over Oliver Carter on the October 22, 2020, edition of NXT UK.
He was by the side of The Hunt on December 17 when they unsuccessfully challenged Gallus for the NXT UK Tag Team Championships. The ending to the bout saw Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster cost their rivals the titles by pushing them from the top rope.
Credit for the interview: The Metro UK
Credit for the transcription: Fightful