Flash Morgan Webster has been a staple of NXT UK since its inception and, along with partner Mark Andrews, it seems destined to do big things in WWE.
The Subculture won one of the most memorable titles in NXT history – in the UK or elsewhere – at TakeOver: Cardiff in 2019 and seemed destined to thrive on other brands.
They fought the Viking Raiders on a recorded RAW in Manchester and also faced off against the Broserweights in the Dusty Rhodes Classic, but the pandemic cut off their chances of doing more.
Speaking to talkSPORT, FMW explained that there were no definite plans to move the marks, but they managed to impress The Undertaker with everyone along the way.
“We discovered RAW the day before. We discovered the Dusty Classic two weeks ago. But I feel like every time we had these opportunities we went there and absolutely broke it.
“We came backstage and got the green light from Vince [McMahon] and Paul Heyman [on RAW] and then when we got back to Full Sail, Shawn [Michaels] was he going absolutely mental. Triple H was there saying it was absolutely crazy. Even The Undertaker was backstage and he was blown away.
“So who knows? There is a good saying in wrestling and it is “what have you been doing for me lately?” I think maybe if things go on and on, who knows?
“But unfortunately the world has stopped and good things about it is being able to change your name and make the subculture a thing. We’re really starting to get the ball rolling again, but the bad thing is that the rolling ball unfortunately stopped.
“Nothing was in the works, but every opportunity given to us was shattered and everyone we spoke to loved what we were doing.”
Naming Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker is quite an achievement for a Welshman and it explains how the former left him most star-struck.
“Shawn was that one,” Webster explained. “When I met him at the Royal Albert Hall, it took me years to find the courage to go talk to him. He really blew me away. Johnny Saint, I had the exact same feeling. Once I did those two, not to minimize the rest, it just became a bit more normal.
“Taker was coming on, he was going out and he was like ‘One hell of a game, great stuff’, and he’s an absolute freak. [laughs] but yeah i guess the further you go down that rabbit hole the more normalized it becomes.
“But it’s amazing to hear great things from guys like Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, William Regal, etc. It means the absolute world.
NXT UK originated from BT Sport Studios during the pandemic, but now that arenas are opening in the UK, the brand has a chance to hit the road again.
The brand is claiming an NXT UK TakeOver, but what about their usual home?
“A TakeOver would be great, but you know what? I feel like I would like to see what BT Sports would look like with 150-200 people in there, ”Webster said.
“I think he has the potential to be the UK Full Sail. Other events have taken place there and it looks like it could be one hell of a setup there and it could be our base in the UK.
“I’d 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 in tears since returning from a six-month sabbatical thanks to the pandemic and Webster believes that when it comes to pure professional wrestling, there is no one better on the planet.
“I honestly believe that we are, pound for pound, the best pure wrestling product, not just in WWE, but in the world today. I believe we have a time slot and in that hour we give you four to five best pure wrestling matches.
“No smoke and mirrors; it’s punchy, it’s top flight, it’s fast. I think if you are a wrestling fan and you like pure wrestling, NXT UK is the best product for that.
Check out NXT UK on WWE Network Thursdays and BT Sport Fridays weekly.