WWE launches new U.K. series

Today during WWE’s U.K. Championship Tournament, Triple H announced that the new NXT UK series will begin filming this year.

The new UK focused show will feature the WWE U.K. Championship as well we a new U.K. Women’s Championship and U.K. Tag Team Championship.

Taping will being next month in Cambridge.

WWE put out a statement on their website which reads,

WWE launches new U.K. series

LONDON, England and STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE today announced that tickets will be available Friday, June 29, for eight Live Events that will be taped for NXT UK, a new United Kingdom series featuring the greatest competitors from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The U.K. Championship, plus two new championships —  the U.K. Women’s Championship and U.K. Tag Team Championship — will be on the line at the following NXT UK events:

• Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge

• Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, as part of Insomnia, the U.K.’s biggest gaming festival, at NEC Birmingham

• Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Plymouth Pavilions

• Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 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 U.K. 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.”

This is great news for the U.K. wrestling scene and will hopefully grow to the same level that NXT has over recent years.

For more information regarding the NXT UK series be sure to look out here.

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