He made the following remarks regarding the question:
I think that is a goal of WWE to be here in that way. It’s a very difficult process with PPV schedules and coming to the UK or globally to perform live with a live TV component, following that up with RAW and SmackDown. It’s a massive undertaking, trying to co-ordinate all that. There were 5 shows goin on tonight under WWE. We have somewhere between 18 to 21 trailer trucks that come to our events, it’s tough to get them over the ocean. Is it a goal? Yes and I think tonight was one step closer to that goal becoming a reality.- The WWE UK Superstars at Saturday’s Tournament to crown a first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion were holding back.
We have been told by people within the business that have seen these guys wrestle previously, and they were visibly not performing to their regular standard. What was seen on Saturday’s show was basically at “toned down” version of how these performers really work. A lot of this contributed to the show being shorter and the matches were put together to get certain people over.
The belief is that today’s show should be slightly better because they will have more time to put matches together.
- The reason why Zack Sabre Jr., one of the most popular wrestlers in the United Kingdom, isn’t in the WWE UK tournament has to do with money.
Apparently Sabre was booked for an indie event and WWE’s offer to work the UK Tournament wasn’t enough for him to quit his commitments elsewhere. It’s being said that WWE is only offering around $20,000 annually to compete for the promotion, and that is a very low-ball figure on the indie scene, especially if the company puts restrictions on what indie promotions you can work for.
It’s being said that a majority of the guys who have accepted this low-number are looking to gain recognition in the United States, which is why the signed the deal. Sabre, who already has recognition in both the UK and US doesn’t need to accept this type of deal and can do just fine without being tied down to WWE terms.