In August 2022 it was announced that NXT UK would be going on hiatus leading to the launch of NXT Europe in 2023.
Not many details have been shared regarding NXT Europe and many NXT UK talents were released following the news of the brand going on hiatus.
Speaking to Variety, Triple H said that more information regarding NXT Europe will be shared in the summer of 2023.
“I would like to be able to find the best athletes and the largest personalities and the most entertaining people from every place in the world, and bring them into what we do,” he said, discussing the recruitment strategy when it comes to WWE. “Because when you begin to create those characters and those stars from every region, those regions become more engaged in what we do. If you can begin to go to all these places, and begin to find athletes there that can resonate on a global stage, some will make it big, some will make it small, some won’t make it at all. But that Indian talent, let’s say, that you have that main events WrestleMania and is a native of that country, that wholesale changes how [that country] views the product.”
He continued, "NXT UK was based mostly on independent wrestling workers, guys that worked their way up and found their way to us. We’re starting the process there doing the same thing we’re doing here. There isn’t an NCAA collegiate level of athletics in Europe, but there’s a lot of athletes that are training in a lot of places like Loughborough or whatever, for specific sports. We’re beginning to engage with them now and finding the same interest level that we’re finding in NCAA athletes here.”
WWE filed to trademark "NXT Global" and "NXT Europe" in September 2022.
On January 26, WWE added 15 athletes to its NIL program. Fans can check out the list of athletes added by clicking here.