Former NXT UK star Wild Boar recently appeared on the Ringsiders Wrestling Show to discuss his run in the now-disbanded brand, adding that he’d heard rumors of the launch of NXT Europe but wasn’t sure if he’d be involved in those plans. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
What he feels he learned and got better at during his time in WWE:
Two things I really feel like I’ve developed: Confidence [during my time working with NXT UK coaches]. Confidence in the ring. I used to be confident, but now it’s a different kind of confidence. It’s really hard for me to explain, even to myself to be honest. I can’t put my finger on why I’m more confident, but I just am. Maybe it’s a busy thing. I have a feeling if you are put in a certain situation that is under high pressure unless the next situation is higher than that probably will be – the pressure won’t be on you as much therefore you feel more confident as that makes sentence and then the other point is that I have found my voice to some extent, right? Before going in I was really scared of talking of any kind and when you’re there and of course you work with people like William Regal who gives you advice on how to talk in front of a camera and you work with other certain people who are there were and give you certain tips… Like working with some of the other talents who could already talk quite well come out, I have so much more confidence in being able to talk and I feel like a wrestler is so much more complete these days and that increases my passion of wanting to be able to go to the independents and so … I’m looking at me now, that’s my feeling about it.
His take on NXT Europe:
It [NXT Europe] was mentioned a bit short towards the end when the call came [WWE release]. But to be honest we didn’t know too much about it. Still not. I guess that’s the feeling to be honest [that former NXT UK talents could return for NXT Europe]. If you take it wisely, if you start looking at it from a real circumstance, you don’t know what point in your life you’re going to get when an offer comes along. So I can’t say yes, I can’t say no. I’m just saying, whether I’m involved or not, I think NXT Europe can be pretty cool. Looking at the Clash at the Castle thing, there’s clearly an investment to do more in this country… I’m just thinking about how Triple H has been dealing with WWE and stuff lately. He just went in, didn’t he? He left well for [it]let’s go.
(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)