WWE has signed top European talent WALTER. According to a report from PW Insider, WWE have signed the heavyweight just hours after news broke regarding new restrictions on NXT UK talents.
It was reported back in September that the two sides were in negotiations but WALTER stated he wasn’t interested in WWE at the time.
“I don’t know if I mentioned this but being a part of the Raw or SmackDown roster is nothing I am interested in. I don’t want to live in the US,” WALTER said.
He did say, however, he enjoys NXT.
“I really like NXT though, I think it’s a great product, filled with the best talent in the world and is focused on competition in the ring, which is something I enjoy.”
“I don’t want to say it will never happen because in wrestling things change so quickly,” he later added.
There were also reports back in March that WWE had offered WALTER a contract. He denied these on Twitter, however.
Nobody offered anything, not true! https://t.co/kchPGVxncI
— WALTER (@WalterAUT) March 1, 2018
WWE Signs WALTER
31-year-old WALTER began his pro career in 2007 for WXW in Germany. WALTER later began competing for PROGRESS in 2015 as well. He is a former PWG Champion, 3x WXW Heavyweight Champion, and the current Defiant Internet Champion.
WALTER would certainly make a big impact Wednesday’s on NXT UK.