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NXT UK, is an upcoming professional wrestling television program that is produced by WWE. NXT UK will feature competitors from the United Kingdom brand as well as NXT. The show was officially announced during the 2018 United Kingdom Championship Tournament.

History

In a press conference at The O2 Arena on December 15, 2016, "Triple H" Paul Levesque revealed that there would be a 16-man tournament to crown the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion. The tournament was held over a two-day period, January 14 and 15, 2017, and aired exclusively on the WWE Network. The championship was intended as the top championship of a new WWE Network show, produced in the United Kingdom (the show and its premiere date had yet to be revealed by the WWE). Tyler Bate won the inaugural tournament to become the first WWE United Kingdom Champion.[5]

On May 19, 2017, WWE held a follow-up to the United Kingdom Championship tournament, titled United Kingdom Championship Special.

On April 7, 2018, a second United Kingdom Championship Tournament event was scheduled for June 18 and 19 at the Royal Albert Hall. On June 7, Johnny Saint was appointed General Manager of WWE's United Kingdom brand.

On June 18, 2018, it was announced that the brand would be rebranded as NXT UK and that championships for the brand's women's and tag team divisions would be introduced.

Championships

See Also

WWE -- WWE NXT - NXT TakeOver

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