WWE’s NXT UK Superstars are about to become more limited on where else they can work!
As the WWE continues trying to catch up with its previously recorded episodes of NXT UK on Wednesdays while also taping more television (see results from this weekend’s Liverpool day one and day two tapings), multiple reports today are pointing towards the company becoming much more strict with who the NXT UK roster can also work for.
With the announcement of the first NXT UK TakeOver coming up in January, a report today by WrestleTalk says that talents were given new contracts over the weekend, giving them raises, but also restricting their options on working for other promotions moving forward. While it was said that these new restrictions won’t apply to everybody on the NXT UK roster, some of the brand’s top talent will have to follow them.
Additionally, a bunch of the Superstars who received new deals will be able to finish out there advertised bookings, however there must be a paramedic on-hand after “several” talents showed up at the “UK Performance Center” with new injuries that the company was not aware of. It’s also being said those same Superstars are not allowed to wrestle against any talent from Ring Of Honor, IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Of Sport or “any other major promotion”.
There is however one point of contention with this report, as WrestleTalk reports the only promotions talent will be able to work for outside of WWE going ahead are PROGRESS, Insane Championship Wrestling and Germany’s wXw. According to PWInsider, this isn’t fully true as they are also allowed to work for Fight Club Pro, Attack! Pro Wrestling, Over The Top Wrestling and Futureshock.
Do you think getting a pay raise is worth the NXT UK Superstars being more restricted in their other bookings? Let us know on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Venice, Florida (12/8/18)
Results from the other NXT Live Event last night in Florida!
Last night while a portion of the WWE NXT roster featuring the brand’s champions and top Superstars were in action for a Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota (find the results here), another portion containing more of the newer talent and Performance Center recruits continued their own weekend tour.
Following Friday night’s action in Fort Pierce (check those results out here), things moved along to Venice with a lineup that featured War Raiders back in tag team action, Keith Lee partnering with The Street Profits to take on The Forgotten Sons, in addition to Nikki Cross versus Deonna Purrazzo and more. Below are the results:
- Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail & Rick Boog
- Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne
- Babatunde defeated Fabian Aichner
- Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez defeated Jessie Elaban & MJ Jenkins
- Shane Thorne defeated Riddick Moss
- War Raiders defeated Brennan Williams & Punishment Martinez
- Nikki Cross defeated Deonna Purrazzo
- Keith Lee & The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons
Results c/o Fightful
— Naturally Phenomenal (@NaturallyP1) December 9, 2018
#NXTVenice it was an awesome match between @NikkiCrossWWE and @DeonnaPurrazzo with as beloved Nikki is, it was awesome seeing Deonna getting a fairshare of support from the crowd as well, she is awesome pic.twitter.com/lpHPVxKOEO
— Kyle Feeley (@ScorpioKyle) December 9, 2018
Thank you #NXTVenice
Lee Profits. pic.twitter.com/uIQqH2PaqI
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) December 9, 2018
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From St. Paul, Minnesota (12/8/18)
Results from NXT’s Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota!
As we’ve noted, the WWE NXT roster has been divided up this weekend with some of the fresher faces staying home in Florida while the majority of the top Superstars have been north in Wisonsin and Minnesota.
After Friday night’s show in Green Bay (check out the results here), last night’s card a TakeOver: War Games II rematch as The Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship. Plus, Kairi Sane looked to recapture the NXT Women’s Title from Shayna Baszler, The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag and much more. Below are the results:
- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno
- Jessamyn Duke defeated Candice LeRae
- Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo
- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves
- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano
- Ricochet & Heavy Machinery defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong)
- NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler by DQ
- NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa retained over The Velveteen Dream
Results c/o WrestleZone