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WALTER Discusses Possible “Intriguing” Move To The US


WALTER has addressed the long-standing belief that he is reluctant to move to the United States saying that he’ll see what the future brings.

The longest-reigning NXT UK Champion puts his title on the line in a blockbuster clash against Ilja Dragunov at NXT TakeOver: 36 on Sunday, the 22nd of August. The two hard-hitting stars previously competed in a critically acclaimed bout that was named CBS Sports Match Of The Year in 2020.

Now with WALTER putting his title on the line for the tenth time, he has addressed his future and a possible move to the United States that the Europe-based star has long been rumoured to be reluctant to.

Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh ahead of NXT TakeOver: 36, WALTER says he is not focused on that right now but admits the possibilities are intriguing:

“I think there are a lot of possibilities there. I think the wrestling style I have would really fit in the main roster. Also, there would be a lot of great opponents to have a lot of great matches. I think the best wrestling talent in the world is obviously on Raw and SmackDown like so many fantastic wrestlers that are in this sport for decades sometimes, or two decades. Obviously, it would be intriguing but we will see what the future brings like when it comes to that.”

“That’s the one side of it, making that decision but a big decision like that you gotta take a lot of things into consideration. But that’s why I said I don’t focus on it right now, I focus on what I am right now and I’m NXT UK Champion right now and I think it’s a great chance for me to show everybody what I’m about and what European wrestling is about and I take it really seriously and that’s what I really wanna focus on. All of that, like speculation or fantasizing about my future I’ll leave that for later.”

During the discussion, WALTER also discussed his shorter than expected role in the tri-branded men’s elimination match as part of Team NXT at the 2019 Survivor Series.