Tyler Bate was the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion after winning the United Kingdom Championship Tournament at 19-years-old. He experienced a lot of success early on, and sometimes that can result in unintended results.
Trent Seven recently spoke to the Go Home Show Podcast, and his old friend Tyler Bate came up in the conversation. Bate isn’t old at all, he’s only 22, and he’s experienced a ton of success already.
Seven explained that Bate is doing well, but he’s had to re-evaluate a few things including how he spends his money.
“I’ve spoke to him obviously here and there and you know, been around to his house and met up with him and stuff, and you know, this year has been incredibly complex for everyone, you know what I mean? I feel like no matter who you are in the wrestling industry, the year 2020 has taken a bit of a toll on you. So there’s a big part of it where he’s had to…he’s had to do a little bit of soul searching.”
“He’s had to go have a look at how he spent his money, how he lives his life, how he — the time he spends away from wrestling, what kind of influences is Tyler Bate looking at to improve his life, you know what I mean? There’s so many little aspects of things that — and we have to remember and we have to remind ourselves, this guy is 22-years old. He won the U.K. Championship at the age of 19. That’s not a normal life for anyone. There are no 19-year olds on the planet that are WWE champions.”
“It’s career-defining, and I think a lot of responsibility and a lot of power got put on Tyler’s shoulders at such a young age and I feel like that’s the point of this last year is him learning how to deal with that, and like, him learning how to cope with the fame and how to cope with the pressure and how to cope with the limelight so, yeah. He’s been okay, man. But, it’s a humongous learning curve for someone at the age of 22 to learn going into being a WWE Champion.”
Tyler Bate has a long career ahead of him, but he might need to figure out a few things first. He’ll likely get back on the right track soon, especially with friends in his corner always ready to give him advice and help him out if he needs it.
Thanks to Pro Wrestling for the quote