WWE UK champion Pete Dunne specifically chose Walter to defend his NXT TakeOver: New York title tonight.
For fans of British and European wrestling, this huge encounter is long awaited and could easily be the most entertaining match of the weekend of WrestleMania.
From tonight, Dunne, from Birmingham, England, holds the top NXT UK title for astonishing 685 days and is the company's longest running champion.
This is the longest reigning WWE title in modern history, beating both the 483-day record of The New Day, the WWE Tag Team Championship, and the 510-day NXT Women's Championship Championship of Asuka .
The 25-year-old was arguably the highlight of the original WWE UK Tournament in Blackpool in January 2017, where he bumped into NXT general manager William Regal and eventually lost to Tyler Bate in the final.
The Bruiserweight captured the gold of the inaugural champion in the NXT 2017 game of the year, beating his compatriot Midlander in a noisy bout at NXT TakeOver: Chicago in May.
Since then, Dunne has had numerous title defenses in the UK including Johnny Gargano, Jordan Devlin and Joe Coffey, the latter at the NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool.
Debuting at the end of the match in January, Austrian power Walter made a huge impact in just a few games for the British subsidiary of the WWE development brand.
After dominating victories against Mark Coffey and Kassius Ohno, he appears to be the most credible candidate to end the reigning championship of Dunne.
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Walter is best known of his time in the German WXW (Westside Xtreme Wrestling) promotion, where he is a three-time Wrestling World Champion and World Tag Team Champion, as well as a founding member of the acclaimed faction & # 39; Ringkampf & # 39; .
Towering over the NXT UK's list at 6ft 4in, the Vienna man nicknamed The Ring General beats Dunne and the rest of the locker room in terms of size and strength.
Despite this, Walter is incredibly agile and often not overcome in terms of speed. A recent victory over AEW's Rey Fenix in the WXW 16 Carat Tournament showed that a faster opponent is still no match for the 31-year-old.
Their devastating chops are simply legendary and will be heard echoing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
As two of the most influential men in modern European wrestling, and two incredibly physical competitors in the ring, Dunne and Walter have all the talent needed to make a five-star performance as part of WrestleMania's weekend, and to steal the show, if not the whole weekend, for European wrestling.
Watch WWE NXT TakeOver: New York lives on the WWE Network at 11pm on Friday, April 5th.