With WWE NXT’s first ever UK invasion kicking off in Newcastle tonight, founder and WWE Executive Vice President Triple H has been talking more about even bigger things in store for the future.
The developmental branch of WWE, NXT could be set to tag team with UK festivals in the future. Bring Me The Horizon, Motionless In White and Motörhead are among the metal acts that have already soundtracked NXT.
Answering questions from Metal Hammer at a press conference, Triple H explained the appeal of NXT: “It just has a different vibe and a different feel to it.”
On future moves into the music industry, he added: “To me, music’s all about vibe and feel, and I go with what feels right for what we’re doing. We’ve started this NXT Loud brand and started to connect with these bands. They give the right tone and emotion to what we do, and more and more have started reaching out to us, wanting to be a part of it.”
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Following NXT’s success at US festivals this year, the much-loved wrestler also revealed details of possible appearances at UK festivals in the not-too-distant future: “The fanbase is very much the same, and that was never more evident to me than when we were at Aftershock and Louder Than Life this year in the US.
“We had an amazing response and were large parts of the festivals. Coming to the UK, I think, opens us up to the music festival scene there, which is huge. We’re definitely having conversations about our involvement in that in 2016. We’re talking about coming back to the UK for festivals, we’re talking about coming back to the UK period. We’re talking about going to a lot of other places around the globe, and hopefully they all pan out. But the music stuff, it’s great to me. It opens us up to, maybe, people that watched years ago. It opens the door for them to come back in.”
WWE Present NXT UK Takeover tour during December 2015:
10 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
11 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
12 – Sheffield Arena
13 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
14 – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
15 – MotorPoint Arena, Cardfiff
16 – SSE Arena, London
Book remaining tickets for WWE NXT now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.