NXT United Kingdom Champion Walter returned to NXT on the March 17th episode of the black and gold brand.
The leader of Imperium would make his grand entrance after a match between Tommaso Ciampa and Marcel Barthel.
After Ciampa hit the Willows Bell to claim the victory, he wasn’t left much time to celebrate before the longest reigning NXT United Kingdom Champion in history appeared at the top of the ramp complete
with his full imposing entrance.
Walter and the rest of Imperium then laid a beatdown on Ciampa to leave the Austrian standing tall with Marcel Barthel and Fabian Alichner.
Alexander Wolfe had been teasing Walter’s return in recent weeks, commenting that Imperium would soon be whole again, while the group have also recruited Timothy Thatcher.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 18, 2021
Elsewhere on the episode it was announced that Finn Balor will defend his NXT Championship against Karrion Kross at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
Following the announcement the pair would later main event the show taking on Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan for the NXT Tag Team Championships. The champions eventually retained their titles after Balor inadvertently knocked down Scarlett, leading to Kross turning on his partner for the night. After Lorcan hit the spinning uppercut for the win, Kross attacked both Lorcan and Balor, standing over Balor’s prone body as the show went off the air.