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WWE news: Launch date announced for long-awaited NXT UK series

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The one-hour episodes will feature the biggest names from NXT UK

WWE have today announced the next step for their UK brand with the long-awaited debut of an NXT UK Series on the WWE Network.

This new historic episodic show will air on Wednesday nights from October 17, at a prime time UK start time of 8pm.

The show will feature familiar faces from the NXT UK brand, including Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, Mark Andrews, Wolfgang, Toni Storm and current WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne.

WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque made the announcement on a whistle-stop tour of London this morning and said:

“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.”

The UK showpiece will see Vic Joseph call the action alongside Nigel McGuiness and he will be assisted by ring announcer Andy Shepherd and new backstage interviewer, Blue Peter’s Radzi Chinyanganya. British wrestling legend Johnny Saint will also continue his role as the brand’s general manager.

Episodes have been already recorded at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge and Insomnia Gaming Festival, with further shows set to be included from Plymouth this weekend and then Liverpool later next month.

WWE NXT UK begins Wednesday, October 17 on the WWE Network

Credit: talkSPORT

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