A vignette aired during today’s NXT UK episode on the WWE Network to announce top indie talent Ben Carter’s arrival. The video features NXT General Manager William Regal, Ashton Smith, NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus, Nigel McGuinness, Sid Scala, and Seth Rollins. The video (see below) also features footage of Carter and Rollins at SCWPro in Iowa.
The 22-year-old UK native was trained by Seth Rollins and Marek Brave at their Black & Brave Wrestling Academy here in the United States. Rollins praised Carter in the vignette and said he has what it takes to make it to the top. He also compared Carter to The Dynamite Kid or WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero.
Carter made his wrestling debut in 2018. He worked for GCW multiple times this year. He made his AEW debut with a loss to Ricky Starks on the September 8 edition of AEW Dark. He then returned to Dark for a win over Lee Johnson on September 22. Following that win, Carter really impressed with his loss to Scorpio Sky on the September 22 edition of Late Night Dynamite. Carter also made his Impact Wrestling debut back in October, losing to Chris Sabin during an episode of Xplosion.
I came to the states 4 and a half years ago as a kid with a dream.
I had no idea how I was gonna do it… but I knew exactly what I wanted.
That dream, it just came true.
— Ben Carter (@bencarterbxb) December 17, 2020
Feature image courtesy of AEW