BT Sport, the new home of WWE content after the company ended its decades-long relationship with Sky, confirmed that NXT and NXT UK would be joining WWE RAW and SmackDown Live on their service and will air live in the UK and Ireland for the first time on BT Sport starting this Thursday, January 2 at 1 am.
NXT’s 2-hour weekly show joins RAW and SmackDown on BT Sport, the exclusive live broadcaster of WWE’s flagship programming in the UK and Ireland beginning tomorrow, January 1, 2020. NXT UK will also air on BT Sport for the first time on British television. The weekly one-hour series showcases the brightest stars of NXT’s UK division (NXT UK is currently filmed in advance, with only NXT UK TakeOver shows showing on the WWE Network as live content).
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A special WWE programming block will air on BT Sport 1 on New Year’s Day including:
- At 8 am and 11:30 am, BT Sport’s acclaimed No Filter crew gives fans a unique behind-the-scenes look at the November 2019 WWE live event tour of the UK.
- Kofi Kingston’s inspirational journey back to his homeland of Ghana is the subject of WWE 24: Kofi Kingston airing at 8:30 am
- WWE 24: Becky Lynch airs at 9:30 am and follows Lynch on her path to WWE Superstardom with unprecedented behind-the-curtain access as she becomes a defining face of the Women’s Evolution, from her humble beginnings of wrestling in Ireland to winning the main event at WrestleMania.
- John Cena narrates a special presentation of WrestleMania Legendary Moments at 10:30 am, giving fans the chance to re-live the most spectacular action from the past 35 years of The Show of Shows.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming WWE to its new home, BT Sport. WWE is something that many of us have grown up with and we look forward to bringing the best of BT Sport to WWE, offering UK fans more access and more content than ever before.”
Exclusive live coverage of SmackDown will begin at 1 am on Saturday, January 4 and RAW at 1 am on Tuesday, January 7 on BT Sport 1. BT Sport will show primetime, same-day repeats of SmackDown, Raw and NXT. In addition, BT Sport will ensure that fans don’t miss a single minute of the entertainment, with customers able to catch up on all the overnight action whenever and wherever they like via the BT Sport App on mobile.
WWE fans who sign up to select BT Superfast Fibre and BT Sport bundles between Friday, January 10 and Monday, January 27 will receive a WWE Championship Commemorative Title Belt worth up to £180 RRP (while Title Belt stocks last).
All monthly WWE pay-per-view events will also be available on BT Sport Box Office on BT TV, Sky and Virgin. For more information visit: www.bt.com/sport.
Co-written with Steph Franchomme – All pics and videos courtesy of WWE and BT Sport