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Arena For NXT UK’s TakeOver Cardiff Event Revealed

An arena and a date for the selling of tickets was recently announced for NXT UK’s second TakeOver Special known as NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff. It was announced that NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff is set to take place on Saturday, August 31st from The Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. This will be the same arena that the main roster will be using when they return to Europe in November of this year. Tickets for the big event are set to go on sale this coming Friday at 10AM local time via BookingsDirect.com.

NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff will be streaming live on The WWE Network on Saturday, August 31st at 3PM ET, which is just a few hours prior to AEW’s All Out PPV Event set to emanate from The Sears Centre Arena in The Chicago Suburb Of Hoffman Estates, Illinois. WWE COO Triple H recently had a media call in which he said that the date NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff will be taking place had nothing to do with AEW. He also said that the date in which NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff will be taking place was booked even before WrestleMania 35.

Triple H said, “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 along 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.”

He continued with, “But I’m real excited for the UK brand of NXT. I feel like it’s going back in time, and kind of being in the beginning where this was, and if you look at the talent that’s there, and the talent that’s coming out of there, it’s spectacular. And I think there’s some competition within NXT, the NXT header itself, so while we talk about statements, I know that the UK brand in Cardiff, on the 31st, is gonna be looking to make a statement as well, and they’re going to want to be able to walk out of that building in Cardiff, look across the pond here and say, ‘Follow that.’ So, I would expect a statement to be made there as well.”