WWE expanded to the UK market with the introduction of NXT UK in June 2018. This project gave birth to top talent such as Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne, Gunther and many more. NXT UK talent assumed that WWE was going to shut down the brand for good, which is what happened in the end.
WWE announced NXT Europe, as NXT UK is a thing of the past. NXT Europe will “reimagine the brand and talent pipeline” with a renewed focus on Europe. NXT UK has been on hiatus since their Worlds Collide event as well.
They released a lot of talent due to this move and that included even Nigel McGuiness. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE, BT Sport and other potential partners have big plans for the new brand.
“Some will take this McGuinness firing as another sign that NXT Europe isn’t happening any time soon. Those in the company say that WWE and (BT Sport) as well as new potential broadcast partners in Europe all have major plans for it.”
WWE has also released a lot of talent from NXT UK so far. We’ll have to see how NXT Europe turns out.
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