Dave Mastiff discusses NXT UK's return plans, Fighting With My Family & more [Exclusive]

Gary Cassidy
Dave Mastiff unloads on Tyson T-Bone!
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Obviously there is stuff outside the ring you can do to keep going, but the one thing, we don't have much in the way of wrestling in the UK. Actually, none at all. We're watching the stuff in America happen in front of no crowd. What do you think of the prospect of wrestling in an empty arena?

I think there's a plan going forward that, as soon as it is safe for us to return to work and provide content, and I believe we absolutely will. So, as a professional, just to be able to provide the content for people, to bring smiles to the faces is something we're all really looking forward to and it will be different with there not being much of a crowd, or with there being no crowd if we have to do that, but, you know, we are professionals, we are focused and we've got a job to do when we go back, and we will absolutely do it, and we will all be relishing going back to work, and the truth is...

It's a little bit funny but, if you go back 15 years, there wasn't many people in crowds in British wrestling shows, so it's going to be about seven people less than my smallest crowd I ever wrestled in front of.

We are still getting NXT UK shows right now, while it is slightly different in the way of the history of the brand, favorite matches, and hidden gems. What's been your highlight of NXT UK so far personally?

That's a curveball, I was expecting a different question to that. Personally, I couldn't pick one. There's been so many, I've had so many great experiences. In the ring... In the ring, I think two moments stand out for me. The first one being obviously the Royal Albert Hall against Joe Coffey to really kick the brand off. Our first big moment as a brand was there and again against Joe Coffey and TakeOver: Cardiff, the Last Man Standing Match.

Those were big moments in the ring but the whole experience so far, the last two years have been phenomenal - and just away from the ring, being able to go around the country to these different places and entertain people, to build something special, has been really cool and also there's been times where last year, NXT UK went out to the Royal Rumble in Phoenix and we went to WrestleMania New York, so to go out there and represent the brand and get to see those places and meet the WWE Universe at meet and greets and stuff has been something really special, and on a totally personal and selfish note, to be able to do that with some of my best friends who I've known for a long time has been really great.

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