It’s time to shake things up a bit. NXT UK debuted just under two years ago and went on to become a rather entertaining weekly wrestling show. Their Takeover main events have been outstanding and there is no reason to believe they can’t pick things up where they left off before the Coronavirus hit. Hopefully that is the case, but things are already changing in a big way.

Every now and then, you need some kind of a shakeup on any wrestling show. At some point, no matter how good things are going, it can start to get a little stale, either in front of or behind the camera. At that point it is time to mix things up a bit and if it is done right, the show can get a lot better in a hurry. If it doesn’t go so well though, it can be a quick fall from grace. Hopefully it is the former this time around.

According to the Inside The Ropes podcast, NXT UK producer and former Progress Wrestling co-owner Glen Joseph has left the company due to personal reasons. As a result, Jim Smallman, also the former co-owner of Progress, has become the show’s new head writer. This does not change the top of the power structure in NXT UK, as Smallman will still report to Matt Bloom and Shawn Michaels, who remotely run the show from Orlando, Florida. The change was announced earlier today and will not be in effect until the start of the next taping cycle in October.

The show has looked pretty good so far. Check out what has been going down:

Opinion: I’m not sure how much of a difference this is going to make for NXT UK, but it is a bit more understandable to have someone walk away rather than changing something up so soon. NXT UK has been a rather entertaining promotion for a good while now and it would be nice to see that continue, even with a new head writer. Hopefully nothing changes all that much, as there are not many areas which need a major improvement.

What have you thought of NXT UK? Where do they need to improve? Let us know in the comments below.

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