Tyler Bate was recently interviewed by “The Sun”. During the interview, he discussed how he’d feel about switching brands, the potential for an NXT v NXT UK event and more. Here are the highlights:
On Switching Brands:
As far as I’m aware there are no plans for me to be going anywhere any time soon. I’m quite enjoying my time here in NXT UK and my goal is to keep things fresh and interesting. I like to try new things and go to new places and if I can do that in NXT UK then I’m fine staying here – but there’ nothing planned as far as I’m aware for me to go anywhere soon.
On The Potential For NXT v. NXT UK:
We have been trying to make NXT UK the best show it can be and we don’t want to have to ask people to watch it – we want them to feel like they have to and can’t miss a show. So people are constantly trying to outdo each other and grab that brass thing. It keeps everyone on their toes. That sounds really interesting to me. I’d be super up for that. It sounds like it would be a hell of a show for the fans to watch. You never know.
On Working With Cassius Ohno:
I’ve got to work with Kassius several times. When I was wrestling independently he was the first big test for me as a pro. He is an absolute genius and is like a professional wrestling computer. He knows the most wrestling out of anyone I’ve met ever. It’s great to get people like him over here and help teach and bring others up to his level. He’s been a brilliant addition to NXT UK and I’d have no problem if he came to challenge me if I win the title in Cardiff.
On Facing Walter At NXT UK Cardiff:
I’ve had a few highlights since joining WWE. The birth of the UK tournament and the genesis of NXT UK, winning the title, my match against Pete at NXT Chicago and then the Takeover in Blackpool. Now this one in Cardiff is another of those huge career milestones. I feel I’ve got a big responsibility, as the first champion and as you call it a flag bearer, and it feels really disrespectful to me for someone like Walter to just waltz in and take the title and disrespect everything we have fought to make it stand for. All I can do is try my very best. I’m a big believer in fate, and if it’s not supposed to be me that stops him, then I’m sure there’s somebody else down the line who could do it. I don’t really have any plans as far as Walter and his mates go, I tend to be very spontaneous, but if things do get out of hand and I can’t get it done alone then I trust Trent will be there to help me out. But I will be putting on the very best performance that I can. Walter is a big lad and quite hard to move about. But I’m pretty sure I can get the job done. He’s a big lad… but I’m a big strong boi.
You can listen to the interview HERE.
Credit: The Sun.