We recently reported that the WWE had signed WALTER. With the Austrian currently being one of the most popular independent talents in the world, this is a major acquisition.
Further details have since come out regarding NXT UK’s most recent signee.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer highlighted that WALTER had no interest in joining the black-and-yellow brand in Florida.
Not wanting to leave Germany has clearly influenced WALTER’s decision, leading him to NXT UK over moving to the United States.
It’s reported that, though he’s open to taking trips over to America, he has no desire to live there or commit to lengthy WWE tours.
Furthermore, it’s speculated that WALTER will inevitably become a cornerstone for WWE’s planned NXT German brand.
Popular German based promotion, wXw are reportedly working with the WWE to bring NXT Germany to life. Their plans factor in having WALTER eventually teach at their facility.
WALTER has been transparent over his feelings about the WWE in the past, expressing disinterest in both Raw and SmackDown. Conversely, the Austrian has always had high praise for NXT, so ending up a part of NXT UK and, ultimately, NXT Germany makes perfect sense.