WWE announced yesterday NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff will take place at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday, August 31. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 AM BST via BookingsDirect.com. The PPV was announced during NXT TakeOver: XXV PPV last Saturday.

Triple H spoke to the media after last Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: XXV PPV and said he was really excited for the UK brand of NXT. “I feel like it’s going back in time, and kind of being in the beginning where this was, and if you look at the talent that’s there, and the talent that’s coming out of there, it’s spectacular.”

He added: “I think there’s some competition within NXT, the NXT header itself, so while we talk about statements, I know that the UK brand in Cardiff, on the 31st, is gonna be looking to make a statement as well, and they’re going to want to be able to walk out of that building in Cardiff, look across the pond here and say, ‘Follow that.’ So, I would expect a statement to be made there as well.”

The first NXT UK special PPV took place at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool on January 12 and saw the arrival of the current WWE United Kingdom Champion, WALTER. That same night, the first-ever NXT UK Tag Team Champions were crowned, when The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) defeated Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate). The team has remained undefeated ever since. Also, Toni Storm became NXT UK Women’s Champion on January 12 in Blackpool, she’s also been undefeated ever since.

NXT UK “TakeOver: Cardiff” will air live on the WWE Network at 8 PM BST, the same night that AEW’s All Out pay-per-view airs live from the Chicago area and NJPW’s Royal Quest show in London. Triple H said on Saturday the Cardiff date was booked before WrestleMania 35.

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