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WWE announced that a new series called NXT UK will begin taping on July 28 featuring the top wrestlers in the UK and Ireland. WWE is holding eight live events in the UK that will serve as tapings for the show. Two new titles, the UK Women’s Championship and UK Tag Team Championship along with the UK Championship will be defended on the tapings.
The NXT UK taping schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, July 28 and Sunday July 29 at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge.
- Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 as part of Insomnia, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, at NEC Birmingham.
- Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 at Plymouth Pavilions.
- Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25 at Liverpool Olympia.
WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul Levesque was quoted in the press release saying the UK talent and fans deserve their own show. “The UK has an amazing talent base and incredibly passionate fans that are deserving of their own showcase,” said Levesque. “This is the next step in our ongoing strategy to create localized content and further develop our brand globally.”