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Why WWE Issued New Indie Decree Regarding NXT UK Talents
As we noted several weeks ago, WWE has issued a new decree banning NXT UK contracted from working independent events one week prior to a scheduled WWE event.
Most recently, Southside Wrestling announced that WWE UK talents Joseph Conners and Dan Moloney had to pull out of the promotion’s event on August 19th, due to WWE running an event within the seven day period.
According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the new WWE policy was put into place to avoid talent injuries close to scheduled WWE events. The catalyst was reportedly Travis Banks suffering a dislocated shoulder prior to the NXT UK TV tapings, and subsequently having to miss the events.
Back on August 2nd, Southside Wrestling issued the following statement regarding Joseph Conners being pulled from the promotion’s upcoming event before WWE SummerSlam:
— Southside Wrestling (@SouthsideWE) August 2, 2018