Dave Mastiff speaks on when NXT UK may resume filming.
The Coronavirus pandemic changed a lot for the world of wrestling. For the main brands of WWE, empty arena shows have become the new normal. For NXT UK however, never-before-seen matches and compilations have become the replacement for new episodes as the brand is currently on a forced hiatus.
Speaking with Sportskeeda, Dave Mastiff touched on any possible plans for the brand’s re-opening and how he feels about possibly wrestling in front of no audience.
“I think there’s a plan going forward that, as soon as it is safe for us to return to work and provide content, and I believe we absolutely will,” Mastiff began. So, as a professional, just to be able to provide the content for people, to bring smiles to the faces is something we’re all really looking forward to and it will be different with there not being much of a crowd, or with there being no crowd if we have to do that, but, you know, we are professionals, we are focused and we’ve got a job to do when we go back, and we will absolutely do it, and we will all be relishing going back to work, and the truth is, it’s a little bit funny but, if you go back 15 years, there [weren’t] many people in crowds in British wrestling shows, so it’s going to be about seven people less than my smallest crowd I ever wrestled in front of.”
As for what he's been doing with his time off, Dave reveals that he has been spending a lot of time on digital tape study.
“For myself, I'm using a lot of the time to study old tapes and old matches, keeping my mind active. That keeps me learning, that keeps me improving as a professional. Fortunately, for myself, last year, for my birthday, my partner totally did out the garage and moved a load of gym equipment in there so I've had a garage gym for a considerable time now, so I was slightly ahead of the curve, so I'm able to keep fit and keep active in there,” he said. “I'm walking the dog. That's my mandated outdoor time for the day and just keeping busy, trying to entertain my son, that's been a bit of a blessing because the time we've had off has been totally unbroken time with him, and seeing him develop and it's really nice to be able to see that, I guess, so there is a positive from all of this right now.”
You can read the full interview at this link.