At long last WWE’s UK division has an airdate and scheduled timeslot on the WWE Network. The NXT UK brand will air their first weekly episode in just 6 days on October 17th.
The show will air 8 PM BST or 3 PM EST. WWE announced the news this morning through their WWE UK Twitter account:
BREAKING: #NXTUK, a new weekly episodic series featuring the greatest male and female competitors from the UK, will stream on @WWENetwork on Wednesdays beginning 17th October at 8pm BST. pic.twitter.com/L8wVJquMdF
— WWE UK (@WWEUK) October 11, 2018
#NXTUK, a new weekly episodic series featuring the greatest male and female competitors from the UK, will stream on @WWENetwork on Wednesdays beginning 17th October at 8pm BST.”
NXT UK Division
The NXT UK division will film two nights of tapings this weekend. It has been a long road to get to where the division is now.
Launch of WWE’s UK division came back in 2016, at a press conference from the O2 Arena. Triple H announced a single-elimination tournament to crown the first-ever WWE UK Champion. The tournament was won by Tyler Bate. He would later drop the title to current champion, Pete Dunne, however.
UK wrestling legend, Johnny Saint, was named the General Manager of the band back in June.
“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.”