Recently, WWE Superstars have been dropping from the company like flies; Austin Aries, Eva Marie and HoHo Lun are just some of the many departures the company has and will suffer with in the near future.

However, after his April 5th release from the WWE, former NXT Tag Team Champion Simon Gotch revealed that his 90-day non-compete agreement had ended on July 8th, and he was taking bookings. In a private discussion with a 434 writer, Simon explained that he has several dates planned in the UK for September and October. XWA Wrestling UK stated in a tweet that Simon has bookings in London on Saturday, Oct 7th, and Colchester the following day. Gotch also tweeted that he was due to participate in the King of Trios 2017, on Friday Sep 1st in Wolverhampton. This comes as no surprise due to many WWE departures finding their feet in independent circuits, or heading to smaller brands such as Ring Of Honor.

The venues for XWA Wrestling UK are yet to be announced, but you can find details for the King of Trios Night One 2017 below:

“September 1st, 2017. 7:00 – Starworks, Frederick Street, Wolverhampton England.” Guaranteed to be a night to remember, so grab tickets while they’re available!

Whilst the dates available are slim, the shows are guaranteed to be sellouts with the talent lined up – I believe Gotch has made a strong and powerful move in reinventing himself as Simon Grimm, and here’s to wishing him the best of luck come September.


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