‘The Friday Night Messiah’ Seth Rollins has heaped praise on current NXT UK star and former student Ben Carter following his meteoric rise.
On January 7, 2021, the Jersey native made his much anticipated NXT UK debut as a guest on Noam Dar’s Supernova Sessions talk show where he came face-to-face with current NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Jordan Devlin.
That same night Carter stepped up to the challenge of ‘The Irish Ace’ and though came up just short thanks to a wicked Devlin Side, he shone in his debut bout on the brand which was quickly followed up on January 28 with another competent performance and victory against Sam Gradwell.
Now, Carter’s former tutor at the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy, Seth Rollins, has joined WWE’s The Bump to talk about his pride in the Brit who has become the star’s first graduate to receive a deal with the company:
“It’s great, man. I’m so proud of him and how quickly it happened for him as far as getting signed and coming onto the scene in NXT UK and just making a huge impact right out of the gate. Is extremely impressive, I had to spend two years in WWE developmental before I even had a chance to do something like that and so it’s really impressive to see. I’m so proud of him and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve been running the school now for 7 years or so, we got tons of graduates who are just right there on the coast and you’re going to see a lot of names in the independent scene as well, when the independent scene starts back up again hopefully in the summer but, man I’ve got a lot of talented young men and women down here. It’s a really good feeling to watch them succeed.
Talking to Ben Carter when he was negotiating with WWE what’s so funny to me because it reminded me of when I was doing it a decade ago and just to see if it would dream and to know that you played a small part in that is a really cool thing.”
With his future bright on NXT UK and in the world of professional wrestling as a whole, Ben Carter took to the February 18 edition of the British brand to continue his winning streak against Josh Morrell as he eyes bigger and better horizons on the black and red show.
Credit for the interview: WWE’s The Bump
h/t for the transcription: Fightful