New NXT UK Head Writer Announced, Producer Shakeup

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The NXT UK brand has undergone a shake-up behind the scenes. According to a report provided by Inside the Ropes Wrestling, former PROGRESS co-owner Glen Joseph, who has been working as a producer on the show, has left due to what have been described as “personal reasons”. PROGRESS founder Jim Smallman has now been promoted to the position of head writer.

The move doesn’t change who is ultimately in charge within the WWE structure for NXT. Jim Smallman will report to Matt Bloom and Shawn Michaels, who run NXT UK remotely from the WWE Performance Center in Florida.

The news was reportedly told to NXT UK talent during a Zoom meeting earlier today. Glen Joseph stepped down from his position with PROGRESS in the summer amid the #SpeakingOut movement. Smallman had exited PROGRESS back in December to focus on his role in NXT UK.

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