8 Facts About WWE Universe

1. In 2015, WWE Universe entered a partnership with Evolve—a US independent promotion that WWE uses as a scouting group for potential signees for their NXT brand.

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2. In 1997, WWE Universe would do business with Japan's Michinoku Pro Wrestling, bringing in MPW talent to compete in the company's light heavyweight division and in their 1997 Light Heavyweight Championship tournament.

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3. In March 2015, WWE Universe announced a partnership with Authentic Brands Group to relaunch Tapout, formerly a major MMA-related clothing line, as a more general "lifestyle fitness" brand.

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4. In 2003, WWE Universe won a limited decision to continue marketing certain classic video games from THQ and Jakks Pacific that contained the WWF "scratch" logo.

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5. On September 13, 2010, WWE Universe updated their list of banned substances to include muscle relaxers.

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6. On December 15, 2016, it was announced that WWE Universe was establishing a new WWE United Kingdom Championship, with the winner being decided by a 16-man tournament to air on WWE Network featuring wrestlers from the UK and Ireland during January 2017.

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7. On May 25, 2016, WWE Universe announced a relaunch of the brand extension, billed as the "New Era".

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8. Since the 1980s, WWE Universe publicly has branded their product as sports entertainment, acknowledging the product's roots in competitive sport and dramatic theater.

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