One of the longest running and respected promotions in the United Kingdom have released a statement on their frustrations with the NXT UK talent policy.
Southside Wrestling were set to welcome back their Tag Team Champions Joseph Conners and El Ligero (The Joseph Conners Experience with Ligs) to face The Rascalz at their Retribution event on August 19th in St Neots.
Both Conners and Ligero are no longer scheduled to appear at the event due to their contractual obligations to NXT UK, according to Southside “WWEUK competitors are no longer allowed to work Indy shows one week prior to their own live events.” NXT UK are scheduled to appear as part of the Insomnia Gaming Festival on August 25th/26th. NXT UK contracted talent Dan Maloney will also no longer be able to participate in the Retribution event, however this is due to injury.
Conners and Ligero are mainstays in the Southside promotion and have held the Tag Team Championships for nearly an entire year. The team defeated GBH at Menace II Society VII in a Tables match on August 5th 2017 to claim the belts.
Southside has announced that there will be a Triple Threat tag team bout to determine Number 1 contenders to their Tag Team Championships with The Hooligans, The Rascalz and GBH competing.
You can check out the full statement from Southside Wrestling below:
— Southside Wrestling (@SouthsideWE) August 2, 2018