Many of us hoped that the tradition of WWE NXT being part of the Download Festival would continue in 2019. Well it is, and in a big new way.
As confirmed by WWE on the WWEUK Twitter account a few minutes ago, a TV taping for a future installment of NXT UK is going to take place at Download 2019. With the main / US NXT roster having been part of Download for the last few years, this is another step in the evolution of the relationship between the WWE and the Download Festival, which feels like a very sensible next step for all concerned.
Given the likes of Finn Balor have made guest appearances at NXT UK already, hopefully there will be a surprise guest or two also making the trip to the hallowed Donington turf.
BREAKING: Brand new #NXTUK live taping dates confirmed for GLASGOW, DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL and PLYMOUTH!
— WWE UK (@WWEUK) February 20, 2019
This announcement comes off the back of an already very stacked musical line up for this years’ Download Festival, which is headlined by Tool, Slipknot and Def Leppard performing Hysteria in it’s entirety and more.
Tickets for the 2019 Download Festival are now available in a variety of formats. For those who haven’t yet got their tickets and want to get some off the back of this latest announcement involving NXT, head over to the official Download online ticketing store now!
Stay tuned for further updates as the festival gets ever closer!