WALTER is back in NXT, but his loyalty remains to NXT UK.
The NXT UK Champion has held the title for over 700 days and though he is set to defend it against Tommaso Ciampa at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in the United States, he remains committed to his home brand in the United Kingdom.
"My commitment right now is NXT UK. I am the NXT UK champion. Until that changes, I won’t think about the future. I’m very open to travel. That’s what wrestlers do. We’ll see what is going to happen," WALTER told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down NXT UK in the spring and summer of 2020, WALTER was on a collision course with Finn Balor at NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin.
The match never took place, but WALTER hopes to meet the reigning NXT Champion in the ring at some point.
"We have never wrestled before. It’s definitely one of the matches I am very motivated to have. Especially right now, this is the best Finn Bálor I’ve ever seen. The way he carries himself, the way he carries the company, it’s fantastic. His title reign, that’s what a title reign should look like. His title matches, that’s what title matches should look like. We were supposed to wrestle before the pandemic started, but we got interrupted. It’s a match I would like to have. The circumstances, whether he is NXT champion or whether I will be NXT UK champion, I don’t know, but it is a match I would like to have happen," he said.
While WALTER will battle Ciampa at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Balor will defend his NXT Championship against Karrion Kross.
You can view the current lineup for NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver by clicking here.
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