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WWE News: WWE Hypes WALTER at NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, Triple H Greets Crowd After Event, Finn Balor Talks About His Surprise Appearance

January 12, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
WALTER Pete Dunne NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool

– As we previously reported, WALTER made his debut at NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, kicking Joe Coffey out of the ring and standing off with Pete Dunne. WWE.com posted an article hyping up WALTER.

It reads: “WALTER, one of Europe’s most destructive heavyweights, has arrived in NXT UK, and he has wasted no time setting his sights on the brand’s top crown.

The Austrian bruiser made his surprise debut at the end of today’s historic TakeOver: Blackpool event, laying out Joe Coffey with a big boot and coming nose-to-nose with WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne after The BruiserWeight’s successful title defense against The Iron King.

WALTER’s arrival not only garnered a loud reaction inside the Empress Ballroom — with NXT UK fans chanting his name and singing along as Dvo?ák’s Symphony No. 9 ushered him to the ring — but it also immediately sent shock waves throughout the NXT UK Universe, and for good reason.

An active competitor for more than a decade, WALTER became a breakout star on the independent circuit in Europe and abroad in recent years. He’s feared around the world for his pulverizing in-ring style, including brutal knife-edge chops that leave opponents’ chests sunken and discolored. WALTER stands 6-foot-4 and tips the scales at around 300 pounds.

Over the course of his career, he has captured titles in Germany, England, Ireland and the United States. Now that he appears to have Dunne’s WWE U.K. Championship in his crosshairs, will it be long before WALTER gets a chance to add another accolade?

– Finn Balor spoke with WWE.com about his surprise appearance at NXT UK Takeover, where he defeated Jordan Devlin.

He said: “I haven’t had an adrenaline rush like that in a long time. I’ve been in a lot of big shows, obviously SummerSlams, Royal Rumbles, WrestleManias. The last two years has been an absolute whirlwind, but there’s something very special about wrestling here in the United Kingdom.

– After NXT UK Takeover was over, Triple H came out and greeted the crowd to thank them.