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Nigel McGuinness returning to WWE commentary for NXT UK


For the first time since being furloughed by the company earlier this year, Nigel McGuinness is returning to commentary for WWE.

Media members Stephanie Chase and Alex McCarthy confirmed from today's NXT UK television tapings that McGuinness is part of the commentary team for the tapings. McGuinness is working remotely from the United States.

"Confirmed: Nigel McGuinness will be on commentary when @NXTUK returns alongside [Andy Shepherd]. Nigel will be working remotely from the US," Chase wrote.

Dave Meltzer reported in May that the reason McGuinness hadn't been around on WWE TV was that he was furloughed in April's roster cuts.

Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, and Wade Barrett have been the commentary team for NXT US over the past couple of weeks. Barrett is in negotiations with WWE to return to the company full-time as a commentator.

It was announced last month that NXT UK is returning with new episodes starting on Thursday, September 17. The tapings for the show are being held at BT Sport studios in London, England with no fans in attendance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these are the first NXT UK shows to take place since March.

McCarthy noted that Shawn Michaels was leading today's NXT UK tapings remotely from the US. "God of War" by Wargasm is the new theme song for NXT UK.