Blackpool is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of the glitz and glamor of the WWE fight.
The coastal town in the northwest of England, known for its donkey walks along the beach, which induces to the toothache the "Blackpool rock" specialty lollipop, its impressive tower-inspired tower Eiffel and its theme park Pleasure Beach and its impressive display of annual "lighting" lights, has undergone a downward spiral that has spanned decades.
Until the 1960s, it was once the jewel of the coast of the region and attracted beach-loving tourists from across the country for a classic English seaside holiday, despite its murky climate.
Cheap flights to sunny Spain put an end to all this but, at the weekend, something special is happening in the resort ̵
An extravagant professional wrestling soldier – the NXT UK TakeOver – will bring journalists and sports bodies fans from all over the world to a high-octane action party.
NXT UK is a newly established British brand based on WWE in the United States – which offers emerging young people around the world opportunities
Two Australian women – Rhea Ripley from Adelaide and Toni Storm from Gold Coast – will parade for the NXT UK Women & # 39; s Championship in the highly anticipated Blackpool Empress Ballroom event.
The 3000-seat, old-school facility, built in 1896, could be a world away from the huge arenas that house characters like Wrestlemania and Royal Rumble – but the British should not be overcome in terms of creating an atmosphere special.
As warm up shows have shown throughout the country, the British have created a raucous atmosphere – full of English Premier League style songs and exhilarating hilarious by witty crowd members s
Saturday's event promises to take it to another level and the card does not seem too shabby.
Here's the line-up:
Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Toni Storm – Singles match for the NXT UK Women's Championship
Mustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans ( Zack Gibson and James Drake) – Tag team match for the NXT UK Championship Tag Team
Pete Dunne (c) against Joe Coffey – Singles match for the WWE United Kingdom Championship
Dave Mastiff vs. Eddie Dennis – No match for disqualification
Travis Banks vs. Jordan Devlin – Singles match
NXT TakeOver Blackpool airs LIVE on WWE Network at 6:00 (AEDT) Sunday, January 13
WWE broadcasts weekly RAW and SmackDown LIVE on Foxtel & # 39; s Fox8 and Fox Sports, WWE UK broadcasts every Thursday morning on WWE Network.