A new branch of the NXT brand coming in 2023.
It has been confirmed by WWE via a FOX News article that the company is launching NXT Europe in 2023. Per the company, NXT Europe will “reimagine the brand and talent pipeline”.
NXT UK is going to go on hiatus for a few months. The brand’s talents will be represented at a Worlds Collide event on 9/4 featuring NXT 2.0 talent as well. At NXT Heatwave, Tyler Bate, Gallus and Blair Davenport all appeared on the program.
As reported by Ryan @Gaydos_ from @FoxNews, the @WWENXT brand is set to grow even more come 2023 with the creation of NXT Europe. https://t.co/Kba505JFKr
— WWE Public Relations (@WWEPR) August 18, 2022
Shawn Michaels told FOX News Digital that the final NXT UK event will be Worlds Collide. When asked what will happen to the talent and staff, Michaels said the following:
So some of it, like everything with the WWE and NXT, that pipeline is always fluid. It’s going to be one of those situations where we’re going to have a lot of representation going into Worlds Collide. It’s what NXT has always been and that is to be a pipeline for the WWE in support of RAW and SmackDown. That process is going to continue. We’re going to use the UK talent that we can to go into Worlds Collide and keep that representation out there for as long as we can. And as we move things over here in the process, we’ll make all those decisions in 2023 about who’s a part of NXT Europe and who continues to stay here in NXT in hopes of getting a main roster call up.
NXT UK had been airing a tournament to crown a new NXT UK Champion. The tournament has not finished airing, but the winner of it, Tyler Bate, showed up with the belt at Heatwave on 8/16.