WWE Superstar and NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER recently appeared on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves. The Austrian powerhouse discussed a number of topics during the interview, including how he approached his signing with WWE.
“I was never thinking about signing with WWE,” WALTER began. “It was never a goal. I was happy in the process, sometimes you get lost too much when thinking about the future. Sometimes, your brain is way ahead of you so I always have to focus on what I’m doing right now.”
“I was never too keen about leaving Germany or Europe to live in the United States. It’s a big step” WALTER noted. “Most of the other wrestlers are willing to do it because it’s their goal from day one or early in their career. For me, it was never a realistic thing that I could ever wrestle for WWE.”
WALTER on NXT UK
“When I started ten years ago, the wrestling world was different” the NXT UK Champion continued. “WWE was very protected and isolated from everyone else. They opened up a few years ago when they realized how much talent there is. When everything came to talks with NXT UK, they talked to me right when it started and I was doing well on the Indies.”
“I wanted to wait and see what happens” WALTER revealed. “When everything came together with NXT UK, I was thinking about myself. The travel schedule on the Indies was really rough. You’re working for a different guy every day and have to organize everything. If you rely on the promoter, there’s a chance you get stranded somewhere.
“I was only home two or three days a week. When NXT UK came up and we talked, obviously the focus was to build something in Europe and it was the logical first step in the process” WALTER concluded.
credit to Fightful for the transcription
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