NXT Download Festival preview: WWE are pulling out all the stops to top last year

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Following the ultra-successful annual UK tour the main roster just completed, the WWE's business in the UK is far from done for this year.

While they will return in November for another round of live events and TVs in the north of England, A UK version of King of the Ring will also take place at the Royal Albert Hall in June.

However, perhaps the most eagerly anticipated event of the bunch sees the super popular NXT brand back on UK shores and performing at Download Festival once again.

Last year, now-main roster talents like Ember Moon, Bobby Roode, Asuka, The Iconics, Sanity, No Way Jose, Drew McIntyre, Ruby Riott and the Authors of Pain were all in action - fans were treated to NXT's best.

This time around it should come as no surprise to learn that NXT is rolling out the very best for Download. With names like Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kari Sane and The Undisputed Era just some of the confirmed superstars to be jumping across the pond, fans are guaranteed a pulsating show.

With NXT Takeover: New Orleans still receiving such widespread acclaim, NXT has never been hotter than it is right now and Triple H's troops will be sure to pull out all the stops

Current NXT champion Black believes the long-running combination of metal music and sports entertainment will make for a really special weekend.

"I've been a music guy all my life. Getting to combine the two things that I love the most, metal and sports entertainment, on one of the most exciting stages in the world and to perform for a fanbase that understands meand is responsible for my success will make this an unforgettable experience."


It's already been announced that legendary acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Guns & Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and many, many more will take to the stage at Download - the best of both worlds!

Some tickets are still available for the festival due to take place at Donington Park - which lies where the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet - from June 8 - June 10.

Check out downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets to see what's left, but rip park farm camping and campervan tickets are sold out.

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