"This is the next step in our ongoing strategy to create localized content and further develop our brand globally".
- 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.
The announced dates included July 28-29 in Cambridge, Aug. 25-26 in Birmingham, Oct. 13-14 in Plymouth and November 24-25 in Liverpool.
Though she's the least experienced wrestler in the match, "Killer" Kelly is renowned for her bevy of brutal strikes and already tasted championship gold in her young career when she became the first grappler to win Germany's wXw Women's Championship.
Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, as part of Insomnia, the U.K.'s biggest gaming festival, at NEC Birmingham.
The shows will undoubtedly revolve around the WWE UK core of Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, Mark Andrews and Wolfgang.
Hopefully NXT UK can be its own entity.
Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Plymouth Pavilions. The last announced dates will be at the Olympia in Liverpool on November 24th & 25th.
If you are in the area and wishing to purchase tickets to see the very first shows, tickets go on sale from Friday, June 29.
The second UK Tournament is now underway, with some of the first-round matches being uploaded to WWE's official YouTube account. Storm made her unforgettable WWE debut in last year's Mae Young Classic, where she advanced to the Semifinals before losing to eventual tournament victor Kairi Sane.
That said, NXT UK performers could use the program as a springboard to NXT in the USA after they have built some momentum and garnered a fanbase.
Triple H and the General Manager of the NXT United Kingdom Brand announced the series which is set to take place over the remainder of 2018 in live events. "Especially when you consider the overarching, always there, presence of the main roster".
Are you excited for the new NXT UK show?
The WWE did not mention when the tapings will air, though it is safe to assume they will be broadcast on the WWE Network alongside the rest of NXT's programming when the time comes. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.