– The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the current plan for WWE’s rumored ‘United Kingdom’ series is for the show to begin before the end of the year. The original plan was to hold tapings back in June, but WWE has yet to announce any shows. There are a lot of logistics to work out with launching a new series that tapes over seas and according to Dave Meltzer, WWE apparently lost a lot of money on the original UK Championship tournament that aired back in January.
Pete Dunne is the reigning WWE UK Champion and WWE has been using some of the UK talent in NXT while they work on getting the UK series off the ground. WWE’s strong push in to the UK market was initially seen as a response to [UK TV network] ITV airing new episodes of a World of Sport wrestling series, but that project appears to be on hold indefinitely.