News on the Reason WWE Pulled Talent From Southside Wrestling Event in the UK


-- On October 26, Southside Wrestling in the UK announced their "final" event before being taken over by RevPro and they had booked several WWE contracted wrestlers on the show - Ligero, Kay Lee Ray, Joseph Connors, Xia Brookside, Ilja Draganov and Saxton Huxley, all of whom compete on the NXT UK brand. Earlier this week though, Southside Wrestling announced that WWE had suddenly pulled out all their talent:

-- Soon after this, All Elite Wrestling jumped in and announced that they would be sending Cody, Brandi Rhodes, MJF and Shawn Spears to help offset the losses. PWInsider reports that the reason WWE pulled their talents from the show is due to Southside's association and impending takeover/merger with RevPro, specifically the incident last month which you can read about HERE and HERE. According to the report, WWE had significant concerns about placing their talents in an environment where there could potentially be any issues that would prevent said talent from performing on upcoming NXT UK events.

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