Several months ago, WWE announced the cancellation of his next recordings of NXT UK, which were going to take place in April, May and June, due to the decree of a mandatory quarantine in the UK, due to the pandemic of the COVID-19. This measure was recently extended until July, when it was announced canceling the events that were to take place in Scotland on the 24th and 25th of the next month.
And last but not least, the movement #SpeakingOut has arrived, and we met with new accusations or dismissals of company fighters like WWE, AEW and several independent due to sexual misconduct. After the most recent layoffs of The light y Travis banks, the cloud that hangs over NXT UK It could be much darker than you think, since it has even been rumored a possible closure of operations in the United Kingdom.
- WWE RAW (June 22, 2020) | Championship Edition.
- WWE NXT (June 24, 2020) | Keith Lee vs. Finn Bálor vs. Johnny Gargano.
- WWE SMACKDOWN (June 26, 2020) | Tribute to the Undertaker.
► Apparently NXT UK will not be canceled
Despite the circumstances, it was recently learned that NXT UK will not be canceled by WWE in the short term. Apparently, the company would be thinking of some plan, since Dave Meltzer reported that WWE will be making an "important announcement" regarding the British brand for this Tuesday, June 30.
It's unclear what WWE will announce for NXT UK. Meltzer noted that "Given the moment, it could be anything from establishing and emphasizing a new code of conduct". They had to fire El Ligero and Travis Banks due to the allegations that arose as part of the Speaking Out movement.
NXT UK superstars don't get a big paycheck, so it wouldn't be a huge expense to keep them up while waiting for the COVID-19 situation to improve in the UK. Inclusively, Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda mentioned through your Twitter account that WWE's tentative plan in the future is that NXT UK starts recording sand shows without an audience in about two months.
I've had several people asking NXT UK.
Last month, I reported on how talents were “working from home” and that there was a plan to tape content when safe to do so.
A couple of weeks ago, I was told there's a tentative plan to tape empty arena shows within roughly two months ...
- Gary Cassidy (@WrestlingGary) June 28, 2020
"I've had several people asking about NXT UK. Last month, I reported on how the talents were 'working from home' and that there was a plan to record content when it was safe to do so. A couple of weeks ago, I was told that there is a tentative plan to record empty arena shows in about two months..."