Walter To Make Last NXT UK Appearance Next Week

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Former NXT UK Champion Walter has given a big update on his future with WWE, stating that he will make his last appearance for the British brand within the next seven days.

Walter picked his first loss in NXT UK to Ilja Dragunov when he lost the brand’s title at NXT: TakeOver 36, marking the end of a record-breaking 870 day championship streak.

Having signed with the brand in January 2019, Walter has been a dominant force whilst occasionally making appearances in the company’s US counterpart. However, in a former statement he has now said that his match with Nathan Frazer on the 13th January edition will be his last for the time being.

In a clip which aired on the 6th January edition of NXT UK, Walter outlined his time with the brand and his wrestling philsophy.

Ever since I arrived in NXT UK it was January 2019, I dominated this brand. I preached what’s important to me, Marcel and Fabian, the mat is sacred to us. And for a historic title reign of 870 days, I brought back glory, respect and dignity to this sport. But now the time has come, it’s my last match in NXT UK. At least for now.

My opponent will be Nathan Frazer. And I’ve been told all the great things about you, you’re high-flying, you’re up and coming, very talented, you’re the future of this brand. But let me tell you this, I’m not impressed with any of that, because like everybody else you’re in this for yourself and you’ve taken the absolute p*ss out of this great sport. You will learn one thing, that one thing that will never change, when the Ring General steps into a ring, he will come out victorious, because for me, the mat is sacred.

Whilst there is no formal confirmation of what the future holds for Walter, many have speculated that he is set to make a more permanent move to the United States to appear for the company. This also comes off the back of him wrestling at NXT New Year’s Evil, in a losing effort alongside Imperium against Matt Riddle and MSK.

With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.