As the WWE’s relationship with Sky Sports came to an end with Monday’s broadcast of Raw, their new deal with BT Sport is set to begin.
On Tuesday, WWE touted their new home for the UK and Ireland following a 30-year relationship with Sky Sports. Most notable in Tuesday’s release is the addition of NXT and NXT UK to their programming schedule.
NXT will air live beginning this Thursday at 1 am local time alongside Raw and SmackDown on BT Sport. NXT UK will also make its television debut in January after being an exclusive property of the WWE Network since its inception. They have not listed a timeslot for NXT UK, although it currently airs Thursdays at 8 pm GMT on the WWE Network.
The new deal kicks off on New Year’s Day with a programming block including WWE 24 specials on Kofi Kingston and Becky Lynch, as well as the WrestleMania Legendary Moments special narrated by John Cena.