Tyson T-Bone Talks WWE UK Tournament, Robbie Brookside, & More

Tyson T-Bone
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Tyson T-Bone is one of the sixteen men set to make history this coming weekend in the WWE tournament to crown the first UK Champion. T-Bone spoke to the Mirror newspaper this week to talk about a number of things.

T-Bone is very excited to be part of the tournament.

“I think it’s amazing. I think the fact they’re prepared to have that much faith in the UK right now means that they’ve sat there, they’ve studied and they’ve realized how much potential there is in this country, not only for them to market and to make money, but to produce their own stars, which could then go over to America and become megastars. I think that as a whole for the entire UK wrestling scene is unbelievable.”

He also spoke about training under UK legend Robbie Brookside, who is now a trainer at NXT and a big part of the UK Tournament.

“When I came back here. First I trained in America at WWE Hall of Famer Killer Kowalski’s school and when I came back here, I didn’t really know where to go to train. I was training with people who lived locally to me, which helped a lot, and then I got dumped in at the deep end with Brian Dixon [the promoter of All Star Wrestling] and the holiday camps. That’s where I kind of first met Robbie and then Robbie opened the training school and he said ‘look if you’re serious, turn up here’. So I turned up there and for want of a better term, he started breaking my balls every week.”

T-Bone also confirmed that Kris Travis, who sadly passed away last March, was always favorite in-ring opponent.

“Someone asked me earlier who my favorite opponent was and I didn’t know if Kris Travis was someone I could actually say, because of him not being with us anymore. But he’s someone who, not only would he be my favorite opponent, he would be my favorite person. If we were backstage we would be talking about various things, things completely irrelevant to wrestling, and the next thing one of our entrance music would start playing and we would be like ‘oh no’ – stood in our street clothes – like ‘we’ve done it again!’ The bullrope match is a match that I don’t think myself, at that time in my career especially, I couldn’t have reached that level with anyone else other than him.”