We can’t believe it either!
WWE reported earlier today that they’ll begin filming for NXT UK, the United Kingdom series that they’ve been working towards since the first UK Championship Tournament back in 2017.
Below is WWE’s official statement from their website.
WWE today announced that tickets will be available Friday, June 29, for eight Live Events that will be taped for NXT UK, a new United Kingdom series featuring the greatest competitors from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The U.K. Championship, plus two new championships — the U.K. Women’s Championship and U.K. Tag Team Championship — will be on the line at the following NXT UK events:
- Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge
- Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, as part of Insomnia, the U.K.’s biggest gaming festival, at NEC Birmingham
- Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Plymouth Pavilions
- Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25, at Liverpool Olympia
Tickets for the events in Cambridge, Plymouth and Liverpool will be available via www.livenation.co.uk, and tickets for the Birmingham events will be available via www.insomniagamingfestival.com. Further information will be available at www.wwe.com/events.
“The U.K. has an amazing talent base and incredibly passionate fans that are deserving of their own showcase,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “This is the next step in our ongoing strategy to create localized content and further develop our brand globally.”
With that last statement, it looks like Triple H and the WWE are seriously looking to bring NXT type branding to different areas of the world like they had said earlier in the year. WWE very well could begin to take over the wrestling world as we know it.
The UK program certainly has faced a lot of setbacks over the year, but Triple H stated in many interviews that the WWE was not putting plans for the show on hiatus. With NXT UK now official, what wrestling stars across the pond would you like to see try their hand in the WWE?