First NXT UK TakeOver Event Set for January 2019

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NXT UK is starting 2019 by hosting their first TakeOver event.

NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool has been announced for January 12, 2019. The event will be held at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England. It will be streamed live on the WWE Network.

Directly after TakeOver:Blackpool, NXT UK will return again to the Empress Ballroom, for another taping.

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Tickets for both NXT UK TakeOver:Blackpool and the next night’s TV tapings will be made available on Monday (November 26) at 10 a.m. local time via

NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool was first announced by Triple H through a video that was aired during the latest NXT UK tapings that were held in Liverpool Olympia.

Triple H thanked the fans of NXT UK for bringing the brand where it is now, saying that they wouldn’t be where they were today without their support.

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“NXT UK is one of the hottest brands on the planet – because of you. You have made this a success across the board. The reaction to it has been off the chart,” said Triple H.

Check out the full video announcement from Triple H here:

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So far three matches have been announced for TakeOver: Blackpool. All three are championship matches.

  • NXT UK Women’s Championship match between the current champion Rhea Ripley and Toni Storm.
  • Tag Team match for the inaugural NXT UK Tag Team Championships. So far Moustache Mountain has been announced as competing, who their opponents will be is yet unrevealed.
  • NXT UK Championship match between current champion Pete Dunne and Joe Coffey.