FMW says NXT UK is the best pure-wrestling show, reveals Undertaker praise

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Flash Morgan Webster has been a staple of NXT UK since its inception and, along with partner Mark Andrews, he seems destined to do big things in WWE.

The Subculture had one of the most memorable tag title wins in NXT history – UK or otherwise – at TakeOver: Cardiff back in 2019 and seemed destined to flourish on other brands.

Flash Morgan Webster (front) is a one-time NXT UK Tag Team champion with Mark Andrews

Flash Morgan Webster (front) is a one-time NXT UK Tag Team champion with Mark Andrews

They fought the Viking Raiders on a RAW taped in Manchester and also competed against The Broserweights in the Dusty Rhodes Classic, but the pandemic halted their chances of doing more.

Speaking to talkSPORT, FMW explained how there were no set plans to move brands, but they managed to impress The Undertaker of all people along the way.

“We found out about RAW the night before. We found out about the Dusty Classic two weeks before. But I feel like everytime we were given these opportunities we went out there and absolutely smashed it. 

“We came backstage and got the thumbs up from Vince [McMahon] and Paul Heyman [on RAW] and then when we came back at Full Sail, Shawn [Michaels] was there going absolutely mental. Triple H was there saying it was absolutely crazy. Even The Undertaker was backstage and he was blown away by it.

Flash Morgan Webster being worked over by the Broserweights

Flash Morgan Webster being worked over by the Broserweights

“So, who knows? There’s a good saying in wrestling and it’s ‘what have you done for me lately?’ I feel that maybe if things kept on carrying on and rolling, who knows? 

“But, unfortunately, the world came to a stop and some good stuff about that is being able tor rebrand and Subculture becoming a thing. We’re really starting to get that ball rolling again, but the bad thing is the ball that was rolling unfortunately stopped. 

“Nothing was in the pipeline, but every opportunity we were given we smashed and everyone we were speaking to was loving what we were doing.”

Fans fell in love with Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews’ daredevil styles

Fans fell in love with Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews’ daredevil styles

Name dropping the likes of Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker is some feat for a the Welshman and he explains how the former left him the most star-struck.

“Shawn was the one,” Webster explained. “When I met him at the Royal Albert Hall, it took me ages to pluck up the courage to go and talk to him. He really kind of blew me away. Johnny Saint I had the exact same feeling. Once I’d done those two, not to downplay the rest, it became a little bit more normal.

‘Taker was passing, he was walking out and he was like ‘Hell of a match, great stuff,’ and he’s an absolute monster [laughs] but yeah, I guess the further you go into this rabbit hole the more normalised that becomes. 

“But it’s incredible hearing nice things from guys like Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, William Regal and so on, because these are people I sat there with my kebab and chips and my little brother watching. It means the absolute world.”

The Subculture have appeared outside of NXT UK on a few occasions

The Subculture have appeared outside of NXT UK on a few occasions

NXT UK has emanated from BT Sport studios during the pandemic but now that arenas are opening up in the UK, there’s a chance for the brand to hit the road again.

The brand is crying out for a NXT UK TakeOver, but what about their regular home?

“A TakeOver would be great, but you know what? I feel like I’d want to see what BT Sports would be like with a good 150-200 people in there,” Webster said.

Mark Andrews [left] and Flash Morgan Webster [right] expanded the Subculture to include Dani Luna

Mark Andrews [left] and Flash Morgan Webster [right] expanded the Subculture to include Dani Luna

“I think it has the potential to be the UK Full Sail. Other events have run there and it looks like it could be a hell of a set-up there and it could be our UK base. 

“I would love to do our weekly TV from there and then maybe four, five, six times a year we go out to the big arenas and do the big cities for a TakeOver. I just really want the fans back, man [laughs].”

NXT UK has been on a tear since returning form it’s six month sabbatical thanks to the pandemic and Webster believes as far as pure professional wrestling goes, there’s no one better on the planet.

The Subculture have big futures in WWE

The Subculture have big futures in WWE

“I honestly believe that we are, pound-for-pound, the best pure wrestling product, not just in WWE, but the world today. I believe that we have an hour slot and in that hour, we give you four to five best pure wrestling matches. 

“No smoke and mirrors; it’s hard-hitting, it’s high-flying, it’s fast-paced. I think if you’re a wrestling fan and you love pure wrestling, NXT UK is the best product for that.”

Check out NXT UK on the WWE Network on Thursdays and BT Sport on Fridays every single week.





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