It’s been in the works since the initial United Kingdom Championship Tournament in Jan. 2017, and with WWE holding their second UK Title Tournament in London today (June 17) and tomorrow, Triple H has finally provided some details about a show focused on the company’s United Kingdom division.
But not all the details. We know there are eight days of tapings over the remainder of this year, and two new championship titles - a women’s belt and men’s tag team straps - joining the United Kingdom Championship Pete Dunne currently holds.
Beyond that? Whether the series is for WWE Network, a UK broadcaster, or both, when it will debut, who exactly will be on the roster, how the overall NXT brand will interact with it, and other questions are unanswered by this announcement.
Here is it:
LONDON, England and STAMFORD, Conn. – 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.”
Your take, Cagesiders?