Mark Andrews has opened up about his WWE aspirations outside the ring – stating he’d love to join the video editing team for NXT UK.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, Mark Andrews was asked about wrestlers becoming producers, such as Pete Dunne, and whether it’s something he’s considered having promoted his own shows in the past.
“I’d absolutely love to go into a backstage role with WWE. A lot of the wrestlers who end up making it on the NXT UK roster, we’ve all had different journeys to get there, but a few of us have actually had experience in running our own shows. Me and Pete Dunne ran Attack! Pro Wrestling, Trent Seven ran Fight Club Pro for years. Obviously, you’ve got loads of different wrestlers who have actually had a hand in booking and writing, and writing promos, and I would love to do that within the WWE.”
Taking a more literal meaning of the word “production” though, Mark Andrews said he’d love to join the video editing team.
“On top of that, I’m a big fan of video editing myself. That’s my kind of side passion after… My side-side passion, let’s say, and I’ve started kind of trying to get my foot in the door a little bit. Like, I filmed and edited the Subculture entrance video, for example, because there’s a saying of, “If you want something done right, do it yourself” and no-one will ever be more passionate about, at least in the music scene, no-one’s going to be more passionate about your band than you – and no-one’s going to be as passionate about Subculture than me, Dani Luna and Flash Morgan Webster. So we try and produce our own content, we try and produce our own entrance video and stuff like that. If I could do that on a larger scale, I’d absolutely love to.”
Not content with being a wrestler, musician, and podcaster, the former NXT UK Tag Team Champion joked that he tells his colleagues to put a word in with Triple H and Vince McMahon.
“I’d LOVE to be on the video editing team at NXT UK because, first of all, the guys there absolutely smash it, so I’d have to up my game, but I’ve had a handful of wrestlers come up to me and say, “Hey, can you edit my my entrance video?” Ever since they’ve seen the Subculture one. And so I’m like, “Hey, I’ll do it. Speak to the higher-ups! Speak to Vince and I’ll get that job! Speak to Triple H, let me in the video editing team!”
You can read the full interview here.
Thanks to Mark Andrews for taking the time and to WWE United Kingdom for facilitating the chat. You can follow Mark Andrews on Twitter for more. You can watch Mark Andrews every week on NXT UK, which is available via the WWE Network at 8pm every Thursday, then on BT Sport every Friday. You can also check out Mark Andrews’ new podcast ‘My Love Letter To Wrestling via BBC Sounds here.