A new UK and Ireland television deal for NXT and NXT UK has been announced.
BT Sport released the following statement today:
NXT and NXT UK join Raw and SmackDown on BT Sport, the new UK home of the WWE
NXT will air live for the first time in the UK and Ireland after BT Sport added the show to it’s WWE offering from Wednesday 1 January, 2020.
NXT and NXT UK join Raw and SmackDown on BT Sport, the exclusive live broadcaster of the WWE’s flagship programming in the UK and Ireland from Wednesday 1 January, 2020.
Having announced earlier this year that Raw and SmackDown were moving to BT Sport, NXT and NXT UK will now also be available to wrestling fans.
The first of NXT’s two-hour weekly shows will air at 1am on Thursday 2 January, with the first SmackDown of the year starting at the same time on Saturday 4 January before Raw takes centre stage from 1am on Tuesday 7 January.
And that’s not all, we will also air NXT UK for the first time on British television, with the weekly one-hour series showcasing the brightest stars of NXT’s UK division, with full schedule details to follow.
A special WWE programming block will air on BT Sport 1 on New Year’s Day including, BT Sport’s acclaimed No Filter crew giving fans a unique behind-the-scenes look at the November 2019 WWE live event tour of the UK at 8am and 11.30am.
We also look at Kofi Kingston’s inspirational journey back to his homeland of Ghana thanks to WWE 24: Kofi Kingston at 8.30am.
Then at 9.30am, WWE 24: Becky Lynch airs and follows Lynch on her path to WWE Superstardom with unprecedented behind-the-curtain access as she becomes a defining face of the Women’s Evolution, from her humble beginnings of wrestling in Ireland to winning the main event at WrestleMania.
Not to mention, John Cena narrating a special presentation of WrestleMania Legendary Moments at 10.30am, giving fans the chance to re-live the most spectacular action from the past 35 years of The Show of Shows.
As well as airing all Raw, SmackDown and NXT shows live, BT Sport will also show primetime same day repeats. In addition, customers can catch up on all the overnight action whenever and wherever they like via the enhanced video player on the BT Sport app on mobile and BTSport.com.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport said: “We are looking forward to welcoming WWE to its new home, BT Sport.
“WWE is something that many of us have grown up with and we look forward to bringing the best of BT Sport to WWE, offering UK fans more access and more content than ever before.”
WWE fans who sign up to select BT Superfast Fibre and BT Sport bundles between Friday 10 January and Monday 27 January will receive a WWE Championship Commemorative Title Belt worth up to £180 RRP (while Title Belt stocks last).
All monthly WWE pay-per-view events will also be available on BT Sport Box Office on BT TV, Sky and Virgin. For more information visit: www.bt.com/sport.
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