Triple H Announces New NXT UK Brand Featuring Two New Titles

Lawrence Kim
June 21, 2018

- We noted before that Isla Dawn vs. Toni Storm vs. Killer Kelly vs. Jinny was announced for today's WWE UK Title tournament event tapings from London with the victor earning a shot at WWE NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler for Tuesday's tapings. On the 7th of June, WWE announced Johnny Saint as the General Manager of the United Kingdom Brand. NXT is taking the world by storm and is arguably better than both Raw and SmackDown combined.

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. At the time, the WWE teased a new United Kingdom based TV show for the WWE Network. 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.

"The UK has an awesome 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.

Over eight live events starting on Saturday, July 28 these titles will be on the line for competitors signed to United Kingdom deals.

Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Plymouth Pavilions. During the time, the WWE's United Kingdom title was defended sporadically by titleholders like Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne.

Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25, at Liverpool Olympia.

The two-day network tournament special will continue taping on June 19 and be released on the WWE Network on June 25-26.

What are your thoughts on NXT UK? It's also unclear whether NXT UK will be season-based - as the taping schedule implies - or grow into an ongoing part of WWE's regular Network schedule.

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