WWE issued the following press release to announce the new NXT UK television series.
WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that tickets will be available next Friday, June 29 for eight live events that will be taped for NXT UK, a new UK series featuring the greatest competitors from the UK and Ireland.
The UK Championship title, plus two new Championships – the UK Women’s Championship title and UK Tag Team Championship titles – will be on the line at the following NXT UK events:
- 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.
Tickets for the events in Cambridge, Plymouth and Liverpool will be available via www.livenation.co.uk and tickets for the Birmingham events will be available via www.insomniagamingfestival.com. Further information will be available at www.wwe.com/events.
“The UK has an amazing talent base and incredibly passionate fans that are deserving of their own showcase,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “This is the next step in our ongoing strategy to create localized content and further develop our brand globally.”
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