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Triple H Comments On The Future Of WALTER: “The Door’s Open For Him”

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Triple H spoke with the media after WWE NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night One, and he discussed the future of WALTER.

WALTER was able to successfully defend his WWE NXT UK Championship on the show in an excellent match with Tommaso Ciampa, and Triple H spoke openly about the champion and how unique he is as a talent.


“Everybody wants to face WALTER until he chops them the first time, I’ll tell you that. It’s the old Mike Tyson, ‘Everybody’s got a plan until you get punched in the mouth.’ That chop sounds good on TV until you take the first one and then you start thinking, ‘why did I come here again?’ WALTER’s a machine. Different level. Different focus. If you were to say, ‘What is it he does that’s special?’ Everything. But what’s special about it? He just does it so well. It’s not a particular thing or some kind of crazy move or some type of special effect or anything else, he makes the simplest things mean everything. He gets the most mileage out of everything. He has created an aura and an importance to who he is and what he does that very few people can do. To me, he is straight money and he’s going to travel back home for a little bit but I’ll be honest with you, NXT UK, he’s excited to be there, he’s excited to be doing all the stuff he is, but I can’t wait to get him back here. There’s a lot of matchups I’d like to see and realistically when you just put WALTER’s name next to a lot of people you just go, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to see that.’ There’s a lot of names.”

Triple H then spoke about whether or not WALTER will be moving to WWE NXT full-time, where he stated that the door is open, where he said that he could stay in WWE NXT UK and still pop up over.

“Look, here’s the interesting thing to me, people always go, ‘Well, if you’re in the UK, you’re wrestling in the UK or you’re in the US, you’re wrestling here. It’s like 7 hours to get to the UK. It’s like an hour longer than it takes to get to LA from New York. If WALTER wants, WALTER can stay NXT UK, stay dominant there, stay Champion there, stay doing everything he’s doing there and then come over here and chop the bejesus out of a bunch of people and never miss a beat. It really comes down to the restrictions of the time. I think he’s in a place in his mind where those challenges are very intriguing to him now. Does that mean he wants to leave home? Probably not, but I think the reality of jumping on a plane, coming over here, chopping somebody until their chest is purple and then flying back home and doing it again over there is very intriguing to him. So, I think you could see WALTER in a lot of places. Really is where he wants to go because the door’s open for him to go to all of it. It really just comes down to the logistics of what can we make happen with travel restrictions, but once that lifts, all bets are off.” (H/T to Fightful.com for the transcriptions)

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The Undertaker Is Taking A “Detox From Wrestling” While Assessing What Is Next

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The Undertaker has revealed he is taking a “detox from wrestling” at the moment, while he makes a decision on his next step.

The Deadman wrapped up his career at WWE Survivor Series 2020, and since that point he hasn’t been seen in WWE. When speaking to ESPN’s Arda Ocal The Undertaker stated he’s currently enjoying working out what will be next for him.


“I’m just enjoying the fruits of a 34-year career and trying to, I don’t know if this is the right word, but kind of detox from wrestling a little bit because it’s been my life. It’s consumed my life for many years. All my whole thought process is about, ‘What is Undertaker going to do? What is Undertaker going to do next?’ So, it’s kind of interesting and fun trying to figure out what Mark Calaway does.” (H/T to SportsKeeda.com for the transcriptions)

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Kevin Owens Reflects On His “Rock And Rollercoaster” 2017

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Kevin Owens recently looked back at his 2017, reflecting on some of the low points that took place throughout that year for him.

Vince McMahon notoriously didn’t like his WWE WrestleMania 33 match with Chris Jericho, and when speaking with the ‘My Mom’s Basement’ show, Owens reflected on that match, his feud with AJ Styles and being sent home from a European tour.


“And the match [with Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 33], I thought the match was good but in our minds, we went into the match thinking like, ‘Well we’re gonna do more after this. This is the first chapter.’ But ultimately, that doesn’t seem to be what Vince [McMahon] had in mind and it didn’t vibe with what his vision was, and you know, like you said, it’s been documented, it’s on the [WWE] Network, that [WWE] 365, Vince wasn’t happy with it but you know, Vince and I had a lot of dialogue after which obviously you don’t see in the documentary, right? So it wasn’t as dark and depressing as it came off in that moment. It was just kind of an opportunity to kind of like, okay, go back to the drawing board and now we have to build from here positively. But that whole year was a bit rocky for me. After WrestleMania, I went into this feud with AJ [Styles] which I don’t think was that good to be honest. I think we both could’ve done better. Then I went into the thing with Shane [McMahon] which was cool then I beat Vince up on SmackDown, that was wild and then like three weeks later, me and Sami [Zayn] got sent home from a Europe tour because we were having issues so like, it was a real rock and rollercoaster year for sure, and it all kinda started with WrestleMania so, yeah.”

Owens also spoke about not being part of WWE WrestleMania 35, revealing that he had suggested several ideas to Vince McMahon at the time.

“And then as it was getting closer to the show, I kept getting in more and more disbelief that I’m really not gonna be on WrestleMania? And then I thought, ‘Oh maybe that night –’ Alexa Bliss was the host, maybe I could do something with her. The Kevin Owens Show, she’s like, ‘That’s my –’ at least I’d be there.

Well I didn’t wanna be in the Andre Battle Royal simply because I had already talked to Vince [McMahon] about it and he had told me he didn’t feel it was the right spot for me. So once he tells me that, okay fine. But I still thought doing something on the show would’ve been fun. Just have me go out there and Stun someone for whatever reason, or let me do something with Alexa, the host and then just for whatever reason, none of it was connecting with them.”

Tonight, Owens will be going one on one with Sami Zayn at WWE WrestleMania 37, a man he’s competed against plenty of times throughout his career. One highlight was their WWE Battleground match, which he admits is a favorite of his.

“Yeah, so Battleground in WWE is a clear favorite for me because it’s underrated, but it’s also really appreciated so people will go back and I’ll get it every week where they’ll randomly go back and watch that match and be like, ‘Man, I forgot how good that match was,’ and I think the reason this match is not hailed as one of the best matches in WWE, it’s simply because the day after it was done, everybody just moved on but like, I wanna say if two other people had the same match basically, depending on who they were, people would have been talking, commentators would’ve been talking, ‘This match last Sunday, a match for the ages,’ blah, blah, blah and we didn’t get that treatment but it’s kind of cool because we still get people going, ‘Man, how did this match not get talked about more?’ And man, personally I have — I’m not the kind of guy who comes through the curtain after a match whether I did good or bad, I’m not the kind of guy to let it show. But man I couldn’t help it. Like when I got through the curtain and it was just Gorilla, I just screamed several expletives because I was so pumped and even Vince [McMahon] was standing up, pretty pumped himself so, that was a special one.” (H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions)

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Daniel Bryan Reveals Which Wrestler He Believes Is The Future Main Star Of WWE

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Daniel Bryan has been one of the top stars in WWE in his career, but he has looked to the future and who he believes is the next star.

Bryan spoke with Sporting News’ Andreas Hale where he claimed that Big E is the next person who could bring WWE into the future as the top star, stating that if he was in charge of the company, E would have a bigger role.


“It’s hard, but that person would be Big E. He’s such a good talker, wrestler and so charismatic. He’s still in his early 30s, he looks the part, he can be funny or scary or everything in between. If I were in charge, he would have a bigger role. One of the things with wrestling is that you don’t know if somebody is going to succeed in the main event spot until you put them in the main event spot. You never know until they have that opportunity.”

When speaking about other wrestlers, Bryan stated that he’s happy to see Cesaro having a breakthrough run, but did point out that he’s disappointed about Chad Gable not having that push yet.

“I’m very happy with how much the wrestling quality has improved in the WWE, but I guess what I still get a little disappointed about is somebody like Chad Gable, who is insanely talented but still never has had a real breakthrough. And then there’s Cesaro, who has had a breakthrough and the fans have gone nuts over him, but somehow this is his first singles match at WrestleMania. On one hand, I’m excited about how the WWE has evolved but there are still things that are lacking and could improve. I’m disappointed that some of the people who I think have been fantastic are being overlooked. But there has never been a time in wrestling where there haven’t been fantastic wrestlers who were overlooked. I bet if you ask Leonardo DiCaprio if the best actors he knows were given the best roles in movies, I bet you the answer is probably not.” (H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription)

Bryan will be in action tonight at WWE WrestleMania 37, where he will compete in the main event against Edge and Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship.

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