As noted, WWE runs their first-ever "TakeOver" event for the NXT U.K. brand this afternoon, as they present the live special -- NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool -- from the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England.
The NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool special is scheduled to stream live on the WWE Network beginning at 2pm EST. / 11am PST.
At 1:30pm EST. / 10:30am EST., the official NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool Kickoff Show pre-show will stream live on the WWE digital subscription service, as well as WWE's various social media outlets.
The official description for the NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool pre-show, which you can watch as it happens live via the YouTube player embedded below, reads as follows:
- "Get all of the late-breaking news and analysis from a panel of experts before the action gets underway at NXT UK's first TakeOver in Blackpool!"
UPDATE: NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool Results (1/12/2019)