As seen below, Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT revealed that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will lead the tapings virtually from the United States. Michaels has had a lead role with the brand for some time now.
It was also noted that Nigel McGuinness will be brought back to do NXT UK commentary. Nigel will call action from the United States, while Andy Shepherd will commentate from a booth above the studios in London. We noted earlier this week that McGuinness had been furloughed earlier this year due to COVID-19, but was expected to be brought back for NXT UK or the main NXT brand. Now we have confirmation that he's returning for the NXT UK relaunch. McCarthy noted that BT Sport has put a lot of effort into making sure the commentary setup works.
The new NXT UK theme song will be "God of War" by Wargasm, which you can hear in the clip below.
The NXT UK brand will begin taping new content today, which will start airing on the WWE Network on Thursday, September 17. Stay tuned for updates on the brand, and check out the sneak peeks from McCarthy below, along with the teaser Triple H posted earlier this week:
NXT UK's gorilla position at BT Sport studios.— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) September 3, 2020
Shawn Michaels leads the tapings virtually from the U.S. His voice booms over the whole studio when he wants to address the talent. pic.twitter.com/cwAfnQJ8GN
Sneak peak at NXT UK's new intro music that blared over the speakers.— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) September 3, 2020
Wargasm - God of War pic.twitter.com/6JpO24ik7N
NXT UK set-up looks VERY good.— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) September 3, 2020
Some cool stuff I shall not spoil but I'm looking forward to Sept 17! pic.twitter.com/0oVEPTOm0W
Andy Shepherd will commentate for NXT UK at these tapings from a booth above the studios and Nigel McGuinness will be alongside him - from America!— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) September 3, 2020
Glad to see Nigel back and BT Sport have put a lot of effort in to make sure it works.
As #WWENXT prepares for #NXTSuperTuesday tonight, @BTSport's incredible, state of the art facility, in the heart of London, has been transformed into the new home for the relaunch of @NXTUK. @btsportwwe pic.twitter.com/gnGBRvfEim— Triple H (@TripleH) September 1, 2020