The WWE is talking about launching NXT in Canada these days. This report is by the Wrestling Observer Radio. The WWE already has an NXT brand in the UK, so opening one in Canada makes sense. WWE has not announced anything yet.
We do not have any details about NXT Canada. All we know is that Santino Marella might be involved. Marella is a former WWE Intercontinental Champion. WWE will be holding a tryout reportedly. It will take place on the 7th of August.
It will end on the 9th of August. The tryout camp will take place on Paramount Fine Food Center in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It will be the beginning of the SummerSlam week. The city is actually Santino’s home city. He has his academy called the Battle Arts Academy there.
He also has a wrestling promotion called Battle Arts Wrestling indie promotion from. The tryouts are not going to be in any of his facilities though. The WWE usually takes talents from Canada and takes them to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
This will the WWE’s first WWE tryout in Canada. The WWE has a number of very talented Canadian wrestlers working for them. Chris Jericho is one of the most successful WWE heel wrestlers of all time, and he is from Canada. Canadian wrestlers are still treated as foreigners though and are given a push only if they are really very talented.