Tyler Bate says the U.K. is the place to be.
The NXT UK brand is taking flight and the brand is just a few weeks removed from their TakeOver: Blackpool show and NXT UK founder and senior producer Triple H stated during a recent media call that there are plans in store to have more TakeOver events and it is just a matter of finding the right spots for them. Although not officially announced, Kay Lee Ray and 'Alpha Female' Jazzy Gabert appeared at TakeOver: Blackpool and it was stated on commentary that they'll be looking to make an impact in NXT UK. Along with those two names was the addition of the current PROGRESS World Champion WALTER who is set to make his NXT UK TV debut this upcoming Wednesday.
The likes of Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, Pete Dunne, Joseph Conners and more have seen the growth of this brand dating back to the 2017 WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament. Former NXT Tag Team Champions Tyler Bate and Trent Seven were recently interviewed by 'Vulture Hound' about a number of topics and during their discussion, Bate said that he felt NXT UK may not be influencing the British wrestling scene to a certain extent because everyone is coming to the brand.
"I don’t even know if we are influencing anyone in the world, to be honest. Everyone just seems to be coming here now instead of influencing anyone around the world. They just think Britain is where it is now. That’s where the buzz is. Everyone’s just coming over here now." He said.
Trent Seven added to Tyler's comments and stated the following:
"It’s a hotbed for talent at the moment." Trent said. "There are 30 of the best performers in Europe in that Center. Not just the United Kingdom but all of Europe. They’re getting trained by the best wrestlers and the best coaches in the world. Who wouldn’t want to come here? Even if you take the Performance Center out of things, the independent scene has been smoking hot for the past two or three years. We’ve worked really, really hard to build that base. It always filters down and there are people here that did wrestle for those few top companies, there are people here that didn’t, there are people from all countries around the world and the point is, we all come together and hopefully, it will just be the start."
For the full interview with Moustache Mountain, click here, and to hear some thoughts and opinions about TakeOver: Blackpool, head over to the Fightful Pro Wrestling YouTube channel for our post-TakeOver: Blackpool review podcast.