BT Sport Announces WWE NXT & WWE NXT UK Will Be Aired In The UK

BT Sport has revealed some huge news for UK fans to kickstart the new decade, confirming that both WWE NXT and WWE NXT UK will air live.

Last nights WWE Raw officially saw the end of the 30-year partnership between Sky Sports and WWE as the company has shifted over to BT Sport for the first time.

The rising sports broadcaster had previously announced that both WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown would be airing on the channel, starting from this Friday.

However, with the partnership now officially beginning, BT Sport has announced that both of WWE’s NXT brands will be joining as well.

This is massive news for UK wrestling fans as it will mark the first time since WWE NXT has joined the USA Network that the show is available to view live. Previously, fans had to wait until the next day for it to be uploaded onto the WWE Network, and therefore this will now provide direct competition to AEW Dynamite’s deal with ITV.

However, BT has an advantage to ITV, as the company has confirmed that all of WWE’s shows will be given prime time slots the same day for a repeat viewing.

This news is huge for fans of the NXT UK brand as well. This is the first time in history that the brand has had a television deal, which is a huge step forward for it. Obviously, NXT UK is pre-recorded, so this won’t be shown live, and according to Alex McCarthy, the show is currently slated to be kept on Thursday nights at 9pm, in order to be a post-watershed show.

I'm hearing NXT UK will keep it's Thursday slot, but will probably move to 9pm on BT so it can be a post-watershed show.

Still to be confirmed. NXT, though, is live.

— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) December 31, 2019

Clearly, BT Sport is going all-in on WWE, with the partnership kicking off to a fantastic start.

You want NXT? You got it.

BT Sport will be showing NXT and NXT UK from January 2020 🙌

🔵 SmackDown

System, shocked. Boom.

— BT Sport WWE (@btsportwwe) December 31, 2019


NXT will be shown live at 1am on Wednesday's, just as it is in America 🖤💛

— BT Sport WWE (@btsportwwe) December 31, 2019

With BT Sport and WWE, YOU are The Man 👊

It will be easier than ever to be a fan with personalised highlights on the BT Sport App.

Watch what you want, when you want ⬇️

— BT Sport WWE (@btsportwwe) December 23, 2019

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