This past Saturday, Aug. 31, WALTER successfully defended the NXT UK Championship against Tyler Bate in a match that has earned universal praise from fans. With Bate vanquished, for now, WALTER turns his attention to a new foe.
Speaking to SPORTbible, WALTER was asked who from Raw or SmackDown he would like to see step into the NXT UK ring.
"There are a bunch of people I really look up to and I like what they do in the ring. Daniel Bryan is one of them, for sure. And then I'm a big fan of The Revival, too. Drew McIntyre is someone I think we could have a good contest. And personally for my own amusement, I've always felt the idea of having a contest with Braun Strowman could be very interesting [laughs]."
While it doesn't look like he'll be sticking around, Cesaro made an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff, defeating Ilja Dragunov. Drew McIntyre has also expressed interest in working for NXT UK.
When asked if he'd like to face Cesaro, WALTER said, "Yeah, 100 percent. Cesaro as well started out at wXw in Germany, but he left there and went to America before I started wrestling there regularly. So... that's there that little bit of connection where he was like the very first who made it out of wXw and who made it in the United States or outside of it. And since then, he has developed into one of the finest professional wrestlers around. So, of course, I'm always looking for challenging competition and it just makes sense."
On the subject of McIntyre possibly coming over to NXT UK, WALTER stated, "Somebody like him joining here would up the level of competition here and I think you need competition to grow. So, for sure [I would want him here]."
The current NXT UK Champion was also asked about a possible showdown with former Universal Champion Brock Lesnar .
"I think right now there's no smarter professional wrestlers than Brock Lesnar at the moment. I'm aware of the -- I don't know -- the negative reactions he gets by the fans, but if I ever end up in that position in my career, I would be very thankful [laughs]. For sure, 100 percent. I think Brock is amazing and I would love to do that."
There is no shortage of moves in WALTER's arsenal but no move he uses is as dangerous, or loud, as his chop. When asked if he has the deadliest chops in the game, WALTER said, "Yeah. Me, of course. Kobashi always did too many of his, Ric Flair's are definitely not effective and they're more for a crowd reaction. Yeah, maybe Big Show. He's twice my size, but I think it's me [laughs]."
You can find full results from NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff by clicking here.