The hits keep on coming. The Coronavirus has changed the way the wrestling world has worked and that is not just in the United States. Other promotions around the world have been messed up as well, including WWE’s NXT UK. The promotion has only started running TV shows again in recent weeks and now they are already taking another hit in a much bigger way.
Much like their American counterpart, NXT UK has been built up around Takeover specials. The shows feature the major matches the promotion has to offer, including various titles being on the line. That is the kind of thing that can make things feel all the more special and NXT UK has done rather well with them so far. However, that might not be the case for a good while.
According to PWInsider.com, the upcoming Takeover: Dublin has been postponed from October 25 until June 20, 2021. This is the second postponement of the show, which was originally scheduled for April 26, 2020 but had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus. There is no word on if NXT UK will run another Takeover in its place or if the show will simply be moved with no replacement.
The series has worked well before. Check out some previous UK Takeovers:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that shouldn’t be all that shocking as it isn’t like fans would be allowed at the event. I’m not sure how long it can be between Takeovers, but NXT UK doesn’t exactly run them that often in the first place. They have more or less just been a TV show since their founding, so continuing to be just that is hardly going to change all that much.
What does this mean for NXT UK? What would the card have looked like? Let us know in the comments below.
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