Latest on NXT UK Talent ‘Restrictions’

We reported back in November that WWE were planning to put ‘restrictions’ on their NXT UK contracted talent in 2019. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter the levees put in place may be even stricter than originally believed.

British Strong Style’s Trent Seven is one of the owners of the Fight Club: Pro promotion. The NXT UK Superstar appeared in a ‘loser leaves FCP’ bout this past weekend and lost. Seven was teaming alongside Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate. The bout took place against fellow NXT UK Superstars Dan Maloney, Travis Banks and Jordan Devlin…so it isn’t really clear what the end goal was. Seven, Bate and Dunne were recently pulled from the Fight Club: Pro Japanese event around Wrestle Kingdom next year.

Dave Meltzer speculates that there are restrictions on what NXT UK talent can do between now and January when the full contract stipulations come into effect. WALTER appeared in a mixed tag match against Mae Young Classic competitor Meiko Satomura. WALTER did not perform any moves on the Japanese star, with Meltzer speculating that “to get around it, he kept trying chops and she kept ducking and hitting counters.” We cannot confirm if this is part of the contract restrictions or at this time is simply speculative.