Seth Rollins is proud of his student’s success in NXT UK.
Recently, Ben Carter popped up in NXT UK, and on his first night, he received a shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. Although he came up short that night, he made an impact and made it clear that he would be a force in the brand in the near future.
Carter, who trained with Seth Rollins at Black and Brave Wrestling Academy, is the first Seth Rollins trainee to receive a deal with WWE.
Speaking on WWE’s The Bump, Seth Rollins opened up about how proud he is of his former student and said that his school is going to begin producing many names that fans will soon be on the independent wrestling scene.
“It's great, man. I'm so proud of him and how quickly it happened for him as far as getting signed and coming onto the scene in NXT UK and just making a huge impact right out of the gate. Is extremely impressive, I had to spend two years in WWE developmental before I even had a chance to do something like that and so it's really impressive to see. I'm so proud of him and it's just the tip of the iceberg. We've been running the school now for 7 years or so, we got tons of graduates who are just right there on the coast and you're going to see a lot of names in the independent scene as well, when the independent scene starts back up again hopefully in the summer but, man I've got a lot of talented young men and women down here. It's a really good feeling to watch them succeed.
“Talking to Ben Carter when he was negotiating with WWE what's so funny to me because it reminded me of when I was doing it a decade ago and just to see if it would dream and to know that you played a small part in that is a really cool thing."
Ben Carter competed on today's episode of NXT UK. Catch our full live coverage at this link.
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