Here on Omega Luke Wrestling Podcast, I was very lucky enough to be able to speak to the ring announcer for WWE NXT UK brand Andy Shepherd.
We discussed that incredible NXT UK Takeover in Blackpool where it all began for that brand. How Andy got into the business through other TV appearances in other combat sports.
Later on in the interview we really focus on Takeover itself, the highlights of the whole night and Andy even brings into the conversation the fans of that night and that well documented chant of “Are you watching Vince McMahon?”
I ask Andy whether he was made aware himself of the Finn Balor surprise entrant to replace poor Travis Banks against his student Jordan Devlin in what created a HUGE pop on the night that no one expected and Andy described the importance of keeping it a surprise.
You can here the passion in Andy’s voice the whole way through this interview and he has always been very keen to come on the podcast because he believes the product that NXT UK is putting out is brilliant and he talks about how proud of the brand not only himself but everyone who is apart of it is.
As we came to a close in the interview we discussed the brand itself and the tour that NXT UK has taken before the Takeover and Andy’s feelings of how its gone so far. Andy gave me a glimpse of how excited he was for the future of NXT UK which honestly made me even more excited. What will now happen to Moustache Mountain? Will Travis Banks ever get his rematch? Will Pete Dunne be able to defeat Walter. There is only one way to find out and that is to continue to watch NXT UK.
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