NXT UK has taken a serious hit following a slew of sexual allegations coming out in the #SpeakingOut movement. El Ligero and Travis Banks have been fired, and more Superstars are currently under investigation.
Prior to these events, though, the brand was struggling. The brand hasn’t been able to produce any new content in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a report from Sportskeeda‘s Tom Colohue, four more talents on the roster have been spoken to by WWE.
“Sportskeeda has learned that at least four more people within NXT UK have been spoken to by the WWE and that the WWE has been contacting accusers asking for more details about police reports that may or may not have been filed.”
Colohue followed up, stating that along with the accusations, the brand has struggled financially, frustrating Vince McMahon.
“Additionally, Vince McMahon is said to be personally upset with the financial drain of keeping all NXT UK talent on the payroll without any new product to offer. NXT UK is said to have been unprofitable outside of TakeOver events for a while now, with tapings attracting a low turnout and BT Sport not paying out a huge amount for the product.”
The brand is quite popular, though, and after the NXT UK Championship Tournament, fans were clamoring for a UK brand in WWE. Still, if it’s been an issue financially, along with a growing list of allegations against its roster, it’s possible the brand may not recover.