Coming off yet another successful TakeOver event, NXT continues to make great strides with the news that the future of sports entertainment are coming to the UK later this year.
NXT took a massive risk and a huge leap when they moved out of Full Sail University this past week for the latest TakeOver special, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.
But it paid off as the Barclays Center in Brooklyn played host to what was a successful event in front of around 13,000 fans.
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NXT COMING TO THE UK
On the same night, Triple H confirmed that NXT would be heading to the UK after such high demand from the UK fans who have been forced to watch the success on television and the WWE Network.
There will be seven events taking place throughout the UK, but the biggest reason for fans to be excited is that the final show will be broadcast live on the WWE Network.
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It’s being reported that the final show on December 16 at the SSE Wembley Arena in London will be a TakeOver event.
If this is the case, it means NXT will have five TakeOver specials in one year, compared to the four that took place last year.
The next TakeOver event is scheduled to take place this October.
HOW DO THEY MAKE IT A SUCCESS?
It could be argued that maybe NXT is getting too big, too fast. A lot of the Superstars and Divas who have helped make NXT what it is today are now on the main roster in a full-time role.
The NXT UK tour needs to be a success. It was a big leap going from Florida to New York, but going to another country is an even bigger risk.
If the shows aren’t up to standard, then the UK fans will let them hear it because it’s been a long time coming and the UK fans deserve great action on every single show.
The top stars need to be in attendance. NXT has a lot of Superstars and Divas, but we’re used to seeing the ones that are competing every single week. It’s almost as if there’s a whole new roster that compete on house shows.
It’s clear that some of them will be on the regular shows, but the London event needs to have the top stars, ranging from Finn Balor, to Samoa Joe to Bayley.
It shouldn’t end there either. If we are treated so guys such as Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and even Sasha Banks then the event will be must-see and one that’s talked about weeks later.
Now that it’s confirmed that the London event will be on the WWE Network, there needs to be something to lure the fans into watching, especially the American audience.
Having the top stars in action is just one of many things that could make this event a huge success, there still needs to be a unique selling point so all of us have our eyes glued to the WWE Network.
A title match could be the way to go.
It’s not clear whether Finn Balor will be the NXT Champion come December although it’s a safe bet to assume he’ll be at the event, so keeping the title on him and having him defend it wouldn’t be a bad idea.
A title match would definitely add more excitement to the show. Whether Triple H decides that’s what needs to be done remains to be seen.
Here are the full dates of the upcoming NXT UK tour.
December 10 – Metro Radio Arena: Newcastle
December 11 – The SSE Hydro: Glasgow
December 12 – Sheffield Arena: Sheffield
December 13 – Empress Ballroom: Blackpool
December 14 – Capital FM Arena: Nottingham
December 15 – Motorpoint Arena: Cardiff
December 16 – The SSE Wembley Arena: London
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