WWE: WALTER Announced for UK Tour, Xavier Woods on KotR Victory, WWE Signs Deal with Panini

WWE Announces WALTER Appearances for Upcoming UK Tour

NXT UK talent WALTER is currently scheduled to be among the talent appearing at WWE’s upcoming tour of the United Kingdom, based on a recent advertising update to WWE’s schedule of events for the month of November.

WALTER is currently advertised to be appearing at the November 7th WWE house show event in Liverpool, England, the November 8th WWE house show event in Leeds, England, and the November 9th WWE house show event in Nottingham, England.

WWE’s next tour of the UK will take place from November 3rd to November 10th.

Xavier Woods Comments on His King of the Ring 2021 Tournament Victory

The New York Post held a recent interview with Xavier Woods. One of the topics discussed included his thoughts on winning this year’s King of the Ring tournament at WWE’s Crown Jewel 2021 event this past Thursday in Saudi Arabia.

“It means everything. Because as you stated, this was a chance to break out and show everybody in the company that I have worked in whatever capacity that I can be put in. I’m not just a tag team wrestler. I very much am a tag team wrestler, but I very much believe that singles competitors have a harder time transitioning into tag team wrestlers because tag team wrestling is so complicated and so intricate and there are so many more bodies. I feel like tag team wrestlers have a much better chance at becoming incredible single performers because they are used to so many more bodies and so many more things coming at you. You got to keep your head on a swivel at all time. You don’t know if you’re going to get hit from the left or the right. So for me to be able to translate my tag team success into singles success into become royalty is for me, in my career, literally the best case scenario.”

WWE Announces Multi-Year Deal with Panini

WWE announced that they have recently signed a multi-year deal with trading cards and collectables manufacturer Panini for WWE branded trading cards and stickers merchandise.

Official press release:

Multi-year agreement will begin in the first quarter of 2022 with the release of WWE Prizm

IRVING, Texas & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Panini Group and WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced today a multi-year agreement that will make Panini WWE’s exclusive trading card and collectible sticker partner. The landmark agreement will begin in the first quarter of 2022 and will include multiple trading card products during the first year. Panini’s U.S. subsidiary, Panini America will be responsible for developing the WWE trading card products.

The first product release – 2022 WWE Prizm – will coincide with the buildup surrounding WrestleMania, WWE’s biggest annual event, taking place on April 2 and 3 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. WWE trading card products will be available at mass retailers including Walmart and Target, as well as hobby stores nationwide and online.

“We have always been intrigued by WWE as a license partner and their fans’ incredible passion,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “Our entire team is looking forward to adding WWE, a truly iconic license, to our roster of exclusive partners. We have big plans for our WWE portfolio and the new heights we can help WWE trading cards and stickers reach in the collectibles arena.”

“Panini has a 60-year history in sports and entertainment collectibles and is a leader in the trading card space throughout the U.S. as well as in Latin America, Europe and Asia,” said Scott Zanghellini, WWE Senior Vice President, Revenue Strategy & Development. “We believe that this partnership perfectly aligns our mutual interests in providing fans with exclusive collectibles and, ultimately, growing this category globally.”