He’s one of the big names. Back in 2018, WWE began running NXT UK as another brand under their rather huge umbrella. That made for some big signings as WWE brought in some of the top names from around Europe to create the NXT UK lineup. With NXT UK not exactly running as usual at the moment, one of the questions has become what might happen to some of their top names. It turns out that one major name has not changed.
Back in January 2019 at Takeover: Blackpool, Pete Dunne successfully defended the United Kingdom Title against Joe Coffey. Dunne survived, keeping his title reign on the path to two full years. After the match was over though, Walter made his debut, seemingly challenging Dunne for the title. Walter would finally dethrone Dunne at Takeover: New York in April, making him an even bigger part of NXT UK. But what happens if NXT UK goes away?
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Walter is on a guaranteed contract with WWE, meaning that he will likely be paid even if NXT UK is shut down. At the same time, Walter has made it clear that he will not move to America to wrestle full time. He is willing to wrestle there occasionally, but will not be coming to America on a permanent basis. There is no word on when NXT UK will be taping television again. Their most recent new content episode aired on April 20.
Walter is a big deal. Check out some of the things that he has done:
Opinion: This isn’t exactly surprising as Walter has made his intentions very clear. Asking him to move around the world for the chance to work in the developmental territory is asking a lot. It isn’t much less to ask him to move over to work on the main roster and I can’t blame him whatsoever. Walter can be a big deal anywhere in the world and that means places outside WWE. Good for him for not changing everything he wants for a chance, as that isn’t what everyone needs to do.
What do you see Walter doing in WWE? What happens if NXT UK closes? Let us know in the comments below.
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