MANILA, Philippines – WWE’s NXT UK has always had a niche audience due to its regional talents and independent vibe.
However, their tag team champions, Pretty Deadly, weren’t surprised when the brand arrived in the Philippines.
Sam Stoker and Lewis Howley, who once visited the Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Antonio Manuel R. Lagdameo, at his official residence, said that the expansion of NXT UK on Philippine television was to be expected with the growth that the brand has experimented in recent years.
“Obviously the brand started so early with NXT UK and it already has such a huge reach. And we are slowly starting to enter the European and North American scene, and we are slowly expanding, ”Stoker said at a virtual press conference.
“So now, to enter the world of the Philippines on TAP GO, NXT UK is going to explore a whole new market.”
Howley added that the expansion of NXT UK also mirrored that of the first NXT in the United States.
NXT started out as a kind of reality show for WWE to develop new talent, but it has become a brand of its own under the tutelage of Paul “HHH” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy Development.
From its roots in reality TV, NXT became its own show on WWE Network and now runs the 8pm time on USA Network every Tuesday.
“It’s very exciting because you look at NXT four or five years ago and you can see the enormous growth that people had there, in terms of the product itself and in terms of its scope. And NXT UK is following the same path, thanks to our help, of course! “Said Howley.
“So now to be able to premiere in the Philippines on Sunday at 9 o’clock … Nobody wants to go to work on a Monday, but the only thing that makes going to work worthwhile is watching Pretty Deadly on your TV just before you go to work. bed “.
NXT UK airs on the TapGo app, a new video-on-demand service, every Sunday at 9pm.
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