What do you do when you grab the attention of the wrestling world? Revel in it.
Ben Carter is doing just that. He's had fantastic performances and now has many suitors. Fightful even reported that there had been contact between Carter and NXT recently. He wouldn't outright mention them by name or confirm that, but says that he's in a good spot.
"I’m in pickle. I’ve got a lot of cool avenues that I could potentially take and now it’s about deciding which one is the right one for me. To be honest, I have no clue what the future holds. But, I’m thinking about it every day, talking to my family, my trainers, my friends about it. I’m just blessed to be in this situation to begin with. So, that’s all I’m going to say because I really don’t know what the future holds for me. It’s like everything that I’ve ever dreamed of in this stage of my career. My biggest thought at this point was like, “Oh, man, I might have to go back home and start from scratch on the U.K. indies and have to build new connections from scratch because I’ve made my connections in the US.” So, that was like my biggest worry. But, now I’ve got different, better problems than that. So, I’m very happy," he said.
Carter mentioned to us that due to his residential status in the U.S., he couldn't be paid by AEW to come in and do their appearances. He's well aware that's a hurdle that he's going to have to overcome sooner than later. There are plenty of wrestlers in the same boat as him right now.
"I knew that it was always a big obstacle because that’s just the way it is with internationals. Especially in this climate. But, that is a hurdle that I’m going to have to, I guess, get over soon enough. I guess only time will tell as to how difficult that process is. I will say that in this current climate you have guys who are struggling to get Visas, who are actually in major companies. They’re struggling to get their Visas renewed just off the basis that they’re not American. So, it’s a difficult situation. But, it’s one that is solvable," Carter noted.
You can see our full interview with Ben Carter at the top of the page, and follow him on Twitter at this link.