WWE has announced five new signings for the NXT UK brand.
Joining the roster are the tag team of Sam Stoker and Lewis Howley, 20-year-old Candy Floss, Levi Muir, and Dani Luna.
Here is the full press release below:
Five new Superstars – Pretty Deadly, Levi Muir, Candy Floss and Dani Luna – have joined the NXT UK roster. They will join other NXT UK Superstars in training at WWE’s United Kingdom Performance Center in North London.
Pretty Deadly, the confident tag team of Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley, have impressed in recent showings on NXT UK television, taking on the likes of The Hunt and Kenny Williams & Amir Jordan.
Sugary sweet 20-year-old grappler Candy Floss has plenty of experience across Europe and Japan. In her previous sojourns on NXT UK, the pink-haired Superstar has battled competitors like Rhea Ripley, Kay Lee Ray and Toni Storm.
Levi Muir is a British powerlifting champion-turned-Superstar with plenty of in-ring experience in the UK, including promotions like PROGRESS.
Camden native Dani Luna comes to NXT UK with several years of in-ring experience across the United Kingdom in promotions like PROGRESS, and has crossed paths with the likes of Ripley, Storm, Nina Samuels, Piper Niven and Meiko Satomura.
Stay tuned for these new signees when NXT UK streams every Thursday at 3 ET/8 GMT on the award-winning WWE Network!
Mauro Ranallo comments on the Corey Graves incident
Mauro Ranallo recently commented on the incident with Corey Graves that motivated him to delete his social media accounts.
During the NXT TakeOver: WarGames III event, Graves took to the internet to criticize Ranallo for not letting Nigel McGuinness and Beth Phoenix get a word in on the broadcast. The comment on Twitter led to people attacking Ranallo, which led to him deleting his social media accounts. Ranallo has been public about his battle with bipolar disorder. This incident set him off and caused him to miss Survivor Series and that week’s broadcast of WWE NXT. Graves would later apologize.
Speaking to TSN, Ranallo called the incident a “blessing in disguise”:
“It was a blessing in disguise. I have nothing really to say about Corey Graves or anyone else in my professional existence in the sense that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, everyone is able to critique everyone the way they would. I would never do something like that to a co-worker but that has been addressed and if anything, I even publicly thank Corey Graves because he was the straw that broke the proverbial back in terms of my social media activity and I will say here and now, I have deactivated all of my social media since November and I would implore everyone, especially those with mental health issues. Social media is so dangerous to those of us with mental health conditions and I know in the media and our everyday lives now, people are being hired and fired by their social media followings or the amount of information they post or how popular they are.”