WWE: NXT UK July Tapings Cancelled, Former SD Writer Firing Update, Bret Hart

WWE Cancels July Tapings for NXT UK Brand

WWE has cancelled their scheduled television tapings for their NXT UK brand for the month of July.

The announcement was made by host venue Braehead Arena, which is located in Glasgow, Scotland. The tapings had been originally scheduled to take place on July 24th and July 25th.

Following the cancellation of July’s tapings, NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin on October 25th is the only currently scheduled event for NXT UK for the remainder of this year.

More on WWE’s Firing of Former SmackDown Lead Writer

As noted before, former SmackDown lead writer Chris DeJoseph was let go by WWE last month due to issues involving “unprofessional behavior” during company meetings.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that there are currently different versions of what led to DeJoseph’s firing from the company, but the most consistent story is DeJoseph was involved in a Zoom conference call with Stan Stansky, WWE’s Senior Vice President of Creative Services, and Kevin Moore, WWE’s Senior Vice President of E-Commerce and Venue Merchandise. DeJoseph reportedly said several things that “he shouldn’t have said” which led to Vince McMahon finding out and firing him afterwards.

Bret Hart Appearing on Next Week’s Episode of WWE Backstage

FOX announced on Twitter that Bret Hart will be making a guest appearance on next week’s episode of WWE Backstage on FS1.

Hart’s upcoming appearance coincides with FS1 airing a replay of WWF Survivor Series 1996 for this Tuesday’s block of WWE programming on the network. This event featured Hart facing off against Stone Cold Steve Austin in a #1 Contender’s match for the WWF Championship.