We reported earlier today that WWE NXT UK Superstars would have restrictions imposed on their contracts. Furthermore, we’ve also explained why this act should not come as a surprise to fans, promoters, or wrestlers alike. Now, it seems that multiple wrestlers have started to react to the restrictions.
NXT UK Superstar Jordan Devlin took to Twitter to send out a response, revealing he has no plans to depart from OTT- a promotion that is one of seven to have a working relationship with WWE over in the UK.
I'd hardly be able to call myself the Irish Ace if I wasn't allowed wrestle in my home, for MY people. @OTT_wrestling, The Import Killer is here to stay. 🇮🇪💚
— Jordan Devlin (@Jordan_Devlin1) November 26, 2018
Chris Brookes has sent out a response to the restrictions. Brookes is a prominent wrestler in the UK, and actually denied signing a contract with WWE in the past. His reaction was the dog in the burning house meme that has consistently appeared on the Internet over the past few years.
— Chris Brookes クリス・ブルックス (@OBEYBrookes) November 26, 2018
Will Ospreay has also sent out a response- questioning which wrestlers in the UK he can actually take on in the ring now. Ospreay, of course, is one of the most well-known wrestlers in the world not to be signed to a WWE contract. In fact, he briefly worked for EVOLVE Wrestling through a recommendation by Paul Heyman.
This led to a response from NXT North American Champion Ricochet, who is an old rival to Ospreay.
The two would continue to go back and forth with GIFs:
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