Update On Plans For NXT To Expand Into Other Countries

11 months ago by Liam Winnard

Update On Plans For NXT To Expand Into Other Countries WWE

There have been plenty of changes to the NXT system throughout the past few months, with Triple H’s vision being pushed aside.

One of Triple H’s ideas had been to expand the brand, and WWE’s developmental system as a whole, all over the world, and have many different ‘territory’ versions of NXT, such as NXT Japan and NXT India with their own Performance Centers and shows, like what happened with NXT UK.

Dave Meltzer provided an update on these plans on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, and basically, don’t expect it to happen any time soon. He said:

“It’s pretty clear that the old idea of running NXT territories all over the world, Paul Levesque’s idea, NXT Japan, NXT India, Middle East, and all that, that was the idea. That seems like it’s not happening. There’s nothing going on in that direction. That was his idea of basically WWE being the local territory and kinda wiping out the independent scene by having the top independent promotion be WWE in those markets. And even in Mexico and Japan, have a WWE presence there to compete with the existing companies. The pandemic slowed it down, and now it just feels like that’s just not a direction that they’re going in anymore.”

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Many people thought NXT UK would be hit a lot harder than it has been by the budget cuts and changes throughout the past couple of years.

There have been a number of names who have been moved from NXT UK to the US in recent times, such as Gunther, Pretty Deadly, A-Kid, Nathan Frazer, and seemingly whoever loses an upcoming ‘loser leaves NXT UK’ match between Ilja Dragunov and Jordan Devlin.

Meanwhile, tonight’s episode of NXT 2.0 is the Spring Breakin’ special edition, and will see Bron Breakker defend the NXT Championship against Joe Gacy.

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