NXT UK TakeOver
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NXT UK TakeOver is a series of periodic United Kingdom professional wrestling events produced by WWE, an American professional wrestling promotion based in Connecticut. The events are produced exclusively for the promotion's NXT UK brand division, a sister brand of NXT based in the United Kingdom, and air live on the WWE Network. NXT UK TakeOver events serve as the brand's counterpart to the main NXT brand's TakeOver shows. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March 2020, NXT UK TakeOver events have not been held.
The first live WWE specials held in the United Kingdom were the United Kingdom Championship Tournament and United Kingdom Championship Special in 2017, and a second United Kingdom Championship Tournament in 2018. Soon after the premiere of NXT UK's television program in October 2018, the brand began hosting its own "TakeOver" events—TakeOver is the name for the main NXT's periodic live specials. The first NXT UK TakeOver was TakeOver: Blackpool in January 2019. The shows have since been held at various locations in the United Kingdom.
Only one NXT UK TakeOver event has had to be cancelled. TakeOver: Dublin was originally set to air live from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on 26 April 2020 and would have been the first TakeOver held outside the United Kingdom. The event was initially rescheduled to 25 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which began affecting all of WWE's programming in mid-March that year. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the event was rescheduled once again, this time to 20 June 2021. On 30 April, however, WWE confirmed that the event had been cancelled.
Dates and venues
|1||Blackpool||12 January 2019||Empress Ballroom||Blackpool, Lancashire, England||Pete Dunne (c) vs. Joe Coffey for the WWE United Kingdom Championship|||
|2||Cardiff||31 August 2019||Motorpoint Arena Cardiff||Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales||Walter (c) vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE United Kingdom Championship|||
|3||Blackpool II||12 January 2020||Empress Ballroom||Blackpool, Lancashire, England||Walter (c) vs. Joe Coffey for the WWE United Kingdom Championship|||
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
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The 90-minute show, starring the company's top UK and 205 Live cruiserweight talent, will feature action from tapings in Norwich on May 6 and 7
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