WWE once had plans to open up Performance Centers all over the world. NXT Mexico, India, Japan and UK were all in the plan, but the only one that happened was the United Kingdom version. Now, that incarnation of NXT is closed, but NXT Europe is supposed to be coming.

WWE brought most of their best Superstars from NXT UK to NXT in Orlando or the main roster at this point, leaving very few who could be exclusive to NXT Europe. That being said, there’s always the chance that NXT Europe is around the corner.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE’s latest plan for NXT Europe calls for the new brand to open in 2024. This plan was obviously pushed back.

“When they first got rid of NXT UK, it was early 2023 when they were going to start NXT Europe. Now it’s not happening then, and it’s not happening until after the merger, but the merger is only a couple of weeks away now.”


“I’ve heard now the target is 2024, but once they do that it’s gonna be a while, and again, where they go from there … Mexico is somewhere they’ve talked about, but it would be very difficult, they don’t understand Mexico, Japan, they don’t understand Japan either, but Japan was always high on the list for an NXT outpost.”

The pandemic also caused a huge issue in this situation, and that should never be forgotten. WWE’s NXT UK brand had to remain dormant for much longer than anyone would have liked. That is why so many NXT UK Champions had ridiculous title runs, because there were no shows to defend the titles.

We will have to see what WWE does with their NXT Europe idea. They have not started signing up a bunch of European talent just yet, and that might be the first big clue that something is happening in that department.

What’s your take on NXT opening up a new NXT brand in Europe? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!

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