Earlier today, we reported about a big announcement planned for this weekend’s NXT TV tapings. Tickets briefly went on sale for an NXT UK Takeover show but the ticket site pulled the listing down after we reported on the story.
It was just officially announced that NXT UK will return to Blackpool for shows on January 12 and 13. The January 12th show will be the first-ever NXT UK Takeover and it will air live on the WWE Network.
The show will air just one week before the NXT Takeover in Phoenix, which happens to be during Royal Rumble weekend.
BREAKING: As announced at #NXTUKLiverpool, #NXTUK will return to #NXTUKBlackpool on January 12/13, 2019…and #NXTUK will go LIVE on the @WWENetwork for the FIRST EVER #NXTUKTakeOver: Blackpool on January 12th!
— WWE UK (@WWEUK) November 24, 2018
Here is the official announcement from Triple H, courtesy of The Mirror:
This is all part of WWE’s expansion around the world. There are plans to open Performance Center’s in places like the UK, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The plan is to see how well this upcoming NXT UK Takeover does before they proceed with more specials.