Triple H spoke with media reporters following Saturday’s (June 1, 2019) WWE NXT TakeOver: XXV event to talk about a wide range of topics including the next WWE NXT UK special taking place on the same day as AEW All Out.
The company has officially announced that NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff would take place on Saturday, August 31 and air live on the WWE Network at 3pm ET from Cardiff, Wales, which is the same day as the second AEW (All Elite Wrestling) pay-per-view event as All Out will take place at the Sears Centre in Chicago, IL.
This NXT UK pay-per-view event will air just a few hours before All Out so the two shows won’t go head-to-head. According to Triple H, WWE planned this show several months ago but waited to announce it as the show got closer.
“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,” Triple H said. “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.”
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