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NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Announced for August 31, 2019

The second WWE NXT UK Takeover event, “Takeover: Cardiff” has been announced for 31 August 2019. The event will air live on the WWE Network at 8 PM GMT/3 PM EST.

NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff 2019

The first NXT UK Takeover event took place earlier this year on January 12 from Blackpool, England. Pete Dunne went on to retain the WWE UK Championship against Joe Coffey while Toni Storm defeated Rhea Ripley to become the new NXT UK Women’s Champion.

The announcement for the event was made over social media during the NXT TakeOver: XXV in Bridgeport last night. Interestingly, Takeover: Cardiff will air just hours before AEW’s All Out show. Later in the Q&A with Cathy Kelly, Triple said the date of TakeOver: Cardiff had nothing to do with AEW. He said the date for “Takeover: Cardiff” was booked before WrestleMania 35. Later he reiterated the same thing during the conference call with media also.

“I will just say this to everybody in here, contrary to I’m sure some of the buzz, the date of August 31 is a date we’ve had for a long time. That building has been booked with us in Cardiff, geez, long before WrestleMania 35 I think. We just hadn’t announced because it wasn’t the right time, and you don’t want to announce something for a brand 6 months out or whatever, at least I don’t the way I see it. Tonight was the right night to do it, it had nothing to do with anybody else, to be honest. We will take place live in primetime in the UK and be on in the afternoon here in the US, so it is what it is.”

WWE’s website is mentioning that an announcement will be coming soon with full details, including the venue and ticket information, on the event. You can check out the new promo below.

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