WWE ending NXT UK, being rebranded in 2023; Shawn Michaels promoted

Amid all the NXT UK releases on Thursday, WWE announced NXT UK is being rebranded as NXT Europe, with the launch planned for 2023. In addition, WWE also announced that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is now the Vice President of Talent Developmental Creative.

Several media outlets, including F4WOnline, are reporting that NXT UK will end in its current form and serve as the foundation for a bigger, better NXT Europe.

You can read the full announcement from WWE below regarding NXT UK being rebranded to NXT Europe.

WWE To Launch NXT Europe In 2023

WWE announced today that the NXT brand will grow internationally with the creation of an all-new NXT Europe, with the launch planned for 2023.

“Following the success of our live events and talent identification efforts throughout all of Europe, we believe this is the perfect time to expand NXT beyond the UK,” said Shawn Michaels, WWE Vice President of Talent Development Creative.

Launched in 2016, NXT UK has received critical acclaim and developed WWE main roster talent such as Rhea RipleyDoudropGunther and Butch. NXT Europe will reimagine the brand and its talent pipeline with a Pan European focus.

Prior to the debut of NXT Europe, Worlds Collide, a premium live event featuring NXT and NXT UK Superstars, will be presented live on Sunday, September 4 at 4 p.m. ET on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.