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Sha Samuels signs with WWE, makes NXT UK debut


A veteran of the United Kingdom wrestling scene made their NXT UK television debut on this week's episode.

In his first match since signing with WWE, Sha Samuels lost to Joe Coffey on this week's NXT UK. Samuels was initially introduced as Ed Harvey, but he got on the microphone during the match and declared that he's not Ed Harvey, he didn't come here to be Ed Harvey, and everyone knows he's Sha Samuels.

Coffey won the match with his All the Best for the Bells lariat.

Samuels tweeted after making his debut: "Oi Oi!!! I have officially signed with the @WWE It’s been a really long journey to get here. Full of ups, downs and loads of hard work. But the proper hard graft starts now!! EAST x NXT:UK"

Our Markus Gronemann wrote about Samuels in this week's NXT UK report:

The 35-year-old veteran of the British scene has been around since 2004 with well over 600 matches under his belt. He has been a regular for RevPro, ICW, Preston City Wrestling, wXw, and IPW:UK and has wrestled for pretty much every promotion in the UK and Ireland during his career, including appearing in TNA's British Bootcamp series. He held Tag Team titles in RevPro, OTT, ICW, wXw, IPW:UK, and PCW as well as the RevPro British Heavyweight title and the IPW:UK and PCW Heavyweight titles.

Samuels previously wrestled in a dark match for NXT UK in 2019.