The WWE NXT UK brand has been rumored to launch for several months now and finally, WWE has given us a date for when we can watch the NXT UK brand. It will begin on WWE Network next Wednesday, October 17 at 8 p.m. BT/3 p.m. ET and like all WWE Network programming, it will be available on demand as well.
Here’s the full press release from WWE about it:
LONDON, England and STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE today announced that NXT UK, a new weekly episodic series featuring the greatest male and female competitors from the U.K., will stream on WWE Network on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. BT/3 p.m. ET.
The one-hour episodes will feature the biggest names from NXT UK, including Pete Dunne, Mark Andrews, Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm, Tyler Bate, Trent Seven and Wolfgang. Joining the NXT UK broadcasting team as backstage interviewer is British broadcasting personality Radzi Chinyanganya, best known for hosting ITV game show “Cannonball,” and in his ongoing role as a presenter of the world’s longest-running children’s TV show, the BBC’s “Blue Peter.” Calling the action are commentators Nigel McGuinness and Vic Joseph, joined by ring announcer Andy Shepherd and NXT UK General Manager, the legendary Johnny Saint.
“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,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative.
WWE Network is the home of NXT UK plus all WWE live pay-per-view events — including WrestleMania — for $9.99 per month. WWE Network also includes groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 10,000 hours of video on demand.
Upcoming live events for NXT UK take place in Plymouth and Liverpool on the following dates:
- Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Plymouth Pavilions
- Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, at Liverpool Olympia
I think putting it on Wednesdays is a smart move and I think I’ll watch it most weeks, but sometimes I get burned out by all of the WWE programming in a given week. I’m sure a lot of fans feel that way too.