– Cult of Whatever recently interviewed ring announcer Andy Shepherd, who discussed working some of recent NXT and WWE UK Championship shows. He also discussed working with Triple H for the shows. Below are some highlights.
Shepherd on wanting more WWE UK Championship shows: “I know what you guys know, we all want it to happen, I think as fans first and foremost we want to see WWE do something over here in the UK. The guys have shown we have the talent and not just in the UK scene like with Pete and Tyler showcasing the best of British at NXT TakeOver: Chicago. These guys are the real deal, they are superstars and I think people want to see that. Personally, myself like you guys do want to see a regular show from the UK. If they start to build a brand over here I can see them filling the bigger arenas but I love venues with character like the Winter Gardens in Blackpool and York Hall in London, those types of venues give the show real character and charm. It looks different to Raw, SmackDown and NXT, it sets itself apart which I think is really cool.”
Shepherd on working with Triple H, William Regal, and Michael Cole: “Absolutely incredible. Michael Cole had been amazing to me throughout this entire process, he helped me through everything; I can’t say enough good things about him. The same goes for all of the guys backstage, William Regal, the word legend doesn’t sum that guy up, the stories he can tell and he is so nice to everyone and will always make time for you, until you see it with your own eyes it is hard to describe. Hunter is really helping push so many different avenues of this business forward and the talks he gives you before the show starts and when the show finishes are so inspirational. It’s little things when William or Paul will come up to you shake hands and say well done, it means so much.”
Shepherd on the WWE brass who came over from the US: “All of the guys that came over from the States I can’t say enough good things about them, how supportive they were to everyone throughout the roster.”