Earlier this year, WWE officially announced that the NXT UK brand would be going on hiatus.
The announcement led to the NXT UK championships being merged with the NXT championships at the Worlds Collide event.
The hiatus of NXT UK led to the announcement of NXT Europe, which is set to launch in 2023.
This also led to the members of the NXT UK roster either moving to the United States, or being let go from the company.
One of the names who was let go from WWE is Xia Brookside, who made her WWE debut in the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament.
Xia spoke to Sportskeeda, where she discussed the closure of the NXT UK brand.
Xia detailed how she grew to be more experienced during her time on the brand, noting that she hopes to one day return to WWE.
“I’ve grown so much in that time that when it’s taken away from you, you’re like, hang on a minute. I just bought a house. I’m getting married. There’s so much coming up, and I was just like, ‘What do I do?’ Then I just checked myself and I was like, ‘Well, you were doing it before, Xia. You’re fine.’
“Then that’s when I was like, ‘No, I’m just gonna keep going. I’m gonna keep doing what I’m doing. I’m gonna hold my head up. I’m gonna do interviews like this and remind myself who I am, remind myself why I started wrestling. Because I feel like that’s the most important thing. Everyone has setbacks, but it’s what you do with them.
“One day, I hope to wrestle in that ring again. I hope to wrestle for the WWE, I wanna be in America. But there’s so many many things that I can do now too.
“I wanna go to IMPACT and wrestle Mickie James. That would be crazy. I’m just gonna take everything that’s happened and see what crazy life I can bring myself. I wouldn’t have wrestled in Poland last weekend if I was still with them. It’s an adventure. Let’s just hit every step of the journey and have fun with it,”
Another former NXT UK women’s star, Aoife Valkyrie, now under the name Lyra Valkyria, is set to make her NXT debut soon after a vignette aired on last week’s show.
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