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James Bond’s iconic club hosts WWE’s NXT UK stars for special 007 photoshoot

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The stars of NXT UK visit the Blades Club (Photo: Andrew Timms)

No Time To Die might be delayed, but WWE’s top NXT UK stars are still delivering an action movie blockbuster every week in the ring.

Some of the biggest names on the company’s British brand have channelled James Bond himself for a glamorous 007 themed photoshoot first revealed exclusively by Metro.co.uk.

Dressed to the nines, Pretty Deadly duo Lewis Howley and Sam Stoker joined Ashton Smith, Isla Dawn, Aoife Valkyrie, Jinny and Amale at the spy franchise’s own Blades Club.

The wrestling superstars ditched their ring gear for some glam evening wear to visit the London location used for the venue on the big screen.

For those who don’t know, Blades features in Ian Fleming’s novels, with M often lunching at the club, and 007 himself occasionally frequents as a guest.

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When they’re not delving into the world of the literary and big screen world’s most famous spy, the stars have been busy getting back to work at BT Sport Studios.

WWE’s UK brand made its long awaited return last month after a break during the coronavirus pandemic, and the weekly action is broadcast from the network’s set up in London.

Opening up on the partnership and new home venue, Triple H previously told Metro.co.uk: ‘It’s an amazing facility.

‘The intent is for us to be able to in there long term to be able to create this content, and I think if later down the line, we get to a place where fans can come in – obviously we’d be thrilled and excited.’

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BT Sport – with the studio being in the ‘heart of London’ – seems perfect for WWE as a whole, and The Game confirmed plans to branch out on the partnership which has seen fans get a peak behind the curtain through documentaries, and the No Filter series.

Meanwhile, the creative team had their own issues to overcome, as Triple H admitted the brand had largely been ‘dormant’ throughout the pandemic, outside of weekly packages spotlighting certain matches.

‘We’ve done the best we can with it in unfortunate circumstances,’ he smiled.

‘To now sort of dig in but also to get fans to come in and reintroduce them to everybody, reintroduce them to the brand – what it stands for, how it works, what you can expect from it.

‘While there are a lot of fans that are very used to the product and love it, we’re going to reintroduce this to everybody and built it out in a bigger way than we have done before.’

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Credit: Original article published here.

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