Report: WWE NXT Talents Unhappy With UFC Apex

Unhappiness within WWE NXT over UFC Apex

WWE NXT presented their latest special event on Sunday night as Battleground emanated from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The UFC Apex is a notably small venue and this posed some issues for WWE as the ringside floor was noticeably narrower than a typical NXT taping from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. According to WrestleVotes, this led to unhappiness amongst a handful of talents who worked Battleground. 

"While thankfully nothing came of it, I'm told a handful of Superstars were unhappy with the floor spacing around the ring last night at the UFC Apex for Battleground. It was noticeably tighter than at standard WWE/NXT events," WrestleVotes tweeted.

Featured matches at NXT Battleground included Trick Williams vs. Ethan Page for the NXT Championship, Roxanne Perez vs. Jordynne Grace for the NXT Women's Title, and a six-woman Ladder Match to determine the first-ever NXT Women's North American Champion. 

WWE and UFC have collaborated since the two companies merged under the Endeavor-owned TKO Group Holdings in September 2023. There were a number of UFC fighters in the crowd at NXT Battleground and one of those in attendance expressed interest in working for WWE, according to Fightful Select

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