In recent months, WWE has set its creative process in motion in a very broad way, especially at NXT, where it has wanted to make numerous changes and numerous innovations, with the third roster of the federation which has changed everything a bit, from the set of lights to the colors of the brand, up to the logo, the arena and the Superstar roster, with the advent of the second version of NXT, which literally revolutionized the entire brand.
Until a few months ago, NXT was in fact called NXT 2.0, with the absolute champion of the roster who had succeeded Tommaso Ciampa (and Dolph Ziggler at a later time), Bron Breakker, almost in a handover, which was the clear prototype of wrestlers that the company (or rather the old Chairman) wanted for its future, especially at NXT, where there are all the new recruits who will be the future of the main roster at Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown.
After the advent of the second version of NXT, however, WWE wanted to make a clean slate even behind the scenes of the company, with several executives who were fired overnight, starting from the General Manager, William Regal and arriving at Samoa Joe, Road Dogg and numerous other familiar faces backstage.
After an initial period of news, however, it seemed that WWE no longer had a good prospect towards the future of the new brand, with the new creative management, led by Triple H, who then thought of putting on a real " war" between the UK version of NXT and the US version.
Eventually, NXT UK became NXT Europe, with the European brand's athletes mostly departing from the company, but with several joining the full-color brand's US roster instead.
Tyler Bate returns to NXT
During tonight's episode of the WWE color show, former NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate made his return by interrupting Javier Bernal's concert.
Bernal was trying to get McKenzie Mitchel, Roxanne Perez and Lyra Valkyria to listen to his last song during the show, while Tyler Bate decided to make his return after months of absence from WWE TV screens. In fact, the European athlete had been missing from the WWE rings since last September, when he had lost a match against JD McDonagh.
Despite the powerful performance, Big Body Javy could do nothing against the returning former NXT UK Champion, losing his match. Bate was initially crowned champion when the title was known as the WWE United Kingdom Championship.