With NXT UK taking a backseat following Worlds Collide, several of the brand’s Superstars – former champions included – have been cut from the company.
The news of NXT UK releases came mere hours after the announcement of NXT Europe. This will take precedent over WWE’s United Kingdom developmental brand as Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque’s view comes to fruition.
So far, Wild Boar, Jack Starz, and Subculture’s Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster have all confirmed their releases. All four were tenured NXT UK Superstars, with Andrews having been with the brand since the inaugural United Kingdom Championship tournament.
After six great years with WWE, my time with the company has now come to an end.
Excited to see what’s next https://t.co/wXSMm6sLso
— MA92 (@MandrewsJunior) August 18, 2022
Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster were one-time NXT UK Tag Team Champions, capturing the titles during a hectic four-team Ladder Match. They held the championships for just 34 days before being usurped by Gallus’ Mark Coffey and Wolfgang.
Jack Starz and Wild Boar were also featured in tag teams alongside Dave Mastiff and Primate, respectively. The latter of those was managed by Eddie Dennis under the alias of Symbiosis, with Wild Boar eventually replaced by Tyson T-Bone.
The news came on the same day as NXT Europe was announced. This will, in essence, replace the United Kingdom brand, and is set to launch in 2023. NXT UK’s quote-unquote last hurrah will be on Sunday, 4 September as part of the Worlds Collide card, a co-promoted effort from both the NXT brands.