WWE has just announced they will be launching a new NXT UK series featuring talent from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
They have also announced the introduction of two new titles - the UK Women’s Championship title and UK Tag Team Championship titles.
NXT UK, a new UK series featuring the greatest competitors from the UK and Ireland. The UK Championship title, plus two new Championships – the UK Women’s Championship title and UK Tag Team Championship titles – will be on the line. #NXTUK pic.twitter.com/Uehw7B6U2j— WWE UK (@WWEUK) 18 June 2018
WWE NXT UK division announced! Business just picked up... pic.twitter.com/csCro2NARL— Elliott Cantor (@ElliottCantor) 18 June 2018
NXT UK will be taping television later this year across the country. A channel for the weekly show has yet to be announced, it could end up on the WWE Network.
At each event the UK Championship, UK Women’s Championship, and UK Tag Team Championships will be on the line at the following 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
Triple H issues the following statement:
“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.”