Dante Chen is an NXT Superstar and he spoke about his NXT debut. He spoke about this on Yahoo News. According to him, he didn’t even know that he was supposed to debut on NXT. He made his debut on the 21st of September on the NXT 2.0 episode.
He fought Trey Baxter on that night. His vignette was aired on NXT, however, he will face Malik Blade on WWE 205 soon. He spoke about his match against Baxter first. He revealed that he didn’t even know who his opponent would be.
Dante Chen Reveals the Details About his NXT 2.0 Debut
“I didn’t even know that I was scheduled to compete, or even who my opponent will be, until the very day itself,” Chen said. “I was asked to be at the arena at 11 am, and a couple of hours later, I was told that I would be making my debut facing Trey.
There were only a couple more hours to prepare by then. “I’ve known Trey as we’re all under the same umbrella of the WWE Performance Center, so we met and had a quick huddle to work out what we wanted to do in the match.
Then it was like ‘good luck and see you later.’” Chen is known as WWE’s first Singaporean wrestler. He was selected after his tryout in July 2019 in China. Chen started his career in Singapore in 2012 at Singapore Pro Wrestling promotion.
“I’ve been competing in Singapore for many years, and I found myself plateauing in terms of improvement. So I came into the Performance Center with an open mind to learn as many things as possible,” Chen said.
“Sometimes, I even had to un-learn what I’ve been taught in the past, and re-learn the basics again, just to get things right. “My daily routine consists of ring training and gym sessions. On Sundays, we have what we call ‘style sessions’ whereby we watch the footage and analyse what we did right or did wrong.
On top of all these, we have training matches a couple of times a month. It’s a lot of things to learn, but it was really eye-opening for me”. Dante Chen revealed that he wanted to become a WWE wrestler ever since he was a teenager. He played WWE wrestling video games during that time and it was his dream to become a professional wrestler since then.