WALTER has revealed who he wants to face in the future, pointing at three WWE superstars he has on his radar if he moves to the main roster.
The current NXT UK Champion WALTER was speaking with Justin Barasso of Sports Illustrated, promoting next week’s two-night Takeover: Stand and Deliver PPV, at which he is to defend his NXT UK title against Tommaso Ciampa on Night One.
When asked about a possible main roster run and if there were any RAW or SmackDown Superstars that pique his interest, WALTER named three stars who stick out to him.
Every time I watch, Daniel Bryan sticks out to me.
Cesaro is one of the matches I want to have…Drew McIntyre as well.
The ‘Swiss Superman’ debuted for WWE jumped up to SmackDown in 2012 (fun fact, his first loss was when he and “lover” Aksana were defeated in a mixed tag team match by newly inducted Hall of Famer, The Great Khali and Layla).
Daniel Bryan we may consider one of NXT’s ‘originals’, his debut on the inaugural episode of NXT in 2009 was a loss to then World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, followed by an attack by his storyline mentor The Miz – how time flies!
Drew McIntyre actually encompasses both Bryan and Cesaro’s routes within WWE – having appeared on FCW and NXT.
Regarding his current brand status given the appearance on NXT recently, WALTER has confirmed that he will return to NXT UK after TakeOver. He has of course indicated that he is open to traveling back to the United States in the future, which leaves many dream matches still possible.
My commitment right now is NXT UK.
I am the NXT UK champion. Until that changes, I won’t think about the future.
I’m very open to travel. That’s what wrestlers do. We’ll see what is going to happen.
Interestingly, WALTER revealed that there were plans for a Balor vs. WALTER match before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
We have never wrestled before. It’s definitely one of the matches I am very motivated to have. Especially right now, this is the best Finn Bálor I’ve ever seen. The way he carries himself, the way he carries the company, it’s fantastic. His title reign, that’s what a title reign should look like. His title matches, that’s what title matches should look like.
We were supposed to wrestle before the pandemic started, but we got interrupted. It’s a match I would like to have. The circumstances, whether he is NXT champion or whether I will be NXT UK champion, I don’t know, but it is a match I would like to have happen.
WALTER’s NXT UK future appears to be in the hands of Tomaso Ciampa at NXT TakeOver, the Austrian hinting that once the title isn’t in the equation he will then think about where he wants his journey to lead.
You can follow all the build up to NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, here at Inside the Ropes!