Earlier this year, Triple H announced the inception of NXT UK, a branch of NXT that would showcase the very best talent from the UK and beyond. As of next week, fans can watch the NXT UK brand on the WWE Network.
Starting from October 17, NXT UK will stream on WWE Network on Wednesdays beginning at 8pm UK time, which is 3pm Eastern Time.
Of course, Wednesdays are stacked on the WWE Network with 205 Live, NXT and the Mae Young Classic currently airing in the evenings Eastern Time, so it's nice the WWE have made sure the UK get this show at a reasonable time.
The UK has always been a hotbed for the WWE and, perhaps, their second biggest fan market in the world.
Tyler Bate won the inaugural United Kingdom tournament and thus, United Kingdom title when he defeated Pete Dunne in the finals back in 2017.
Following a Match of the Year candidate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, where Dunne claimed the United Kingdom title, the Bruiserweight started defending the championship on NXT shows and became the face of the NXT UK uprising.
Zack Gibson would win the second tournament and as a result, get to face Dunne for the UK Championship at the Royal Albert Hall, but he would come up short.
Now, fans will be lucky enough to see a roster featuring Dunne, Bate, Gibson, but also Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm, Mark Andrews, Trent Seven, Wolfgang and many more on a weekly episodic show.
“NXT UK is the next step in our global localization strategy, and we are proud to do this in a place where WWE has had a special relationship for more than 30 years,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative.
WWE Network is the home of NXT UK plus all WWE live pay-per-view events – including WrestleMania – for £9.99 per month. That's the only place you'll be able to catch all of the UK's hottest talents.
NXT UK will be in Plymouth this Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 at Plymouth Pavilions and then they'll be in Liverpool on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25 at Liverpool Olympia.
Tickets for these events are available via www.livenation.co.uk. Further information is available at www.wwe.com/events.
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