The next installment of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament has kicked off today from London, England’s famed Royal Albert Hall with the Quarterfinals of the tournament taking place and then the overall tournament wrapping up tomorrow. While fans who aren’t in attendance won’t be able to watch until next Monday and Tuesday on the WWE Network, there was some huge news coming out of the tapings regarding the United Kingdom Division as a whole.
Previously, Triple H revealed that a big announcement would be coming (which you can read here) and we now know what that is. A new series showcasing the best of the United Kingdom and Ireland has been announced, called NXT UK, which will feature the United Kingdom Championship, currently held by Pete Dunne, but will also see the addition of two new championships, the UK Women’s Championship and UK Tag Team Titles:
NXT UK, a new UK series featuring the greatest competitors from the UK and Ireland. The UK Championship title, plus two new Championships – the UK Women’s Championship title and UK Tag Team Championship titles – will be on the line. #NXTUK pic.twitter.com/Uehw7B6U2j
— WWE UK (@WWEUK) June 18, 2018
Below is the full announcement from WWE, including Live Events that will also be used as tapings for the new series that start on July 29th:
LONDON, England and STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE today announced that tickets will be available Friday, June 29, for eight Live Events that will be taped for NXT UK, a new United Kingdom series featuring the greatest competitors from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The U.K. Championship, plus two new championships — the U.K. Women’s Championship and U.K. Tag Team Championship — will be on the line at the following NXT UK events:
- Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge
- Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, as part of Insomnia, the U.K.’s biggest gaming festival, at NEC Birmingham
- Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Plymouth Pavilions
- Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25, at Liverpool Olympia
Tickets for the events in Cambridge, Plymouth and Liverpool will be available via www.livenation.co.uk, and tickets for the Birmingham events will be available via www.insomniagamingfestival.com. Further information will be available at www.wwe.com/events.
“The U.K. has an amazing talent base and incredibly passionate fans that are deserving of their own showcase,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “This is the next step in our ongoing strategy to create localized content and further develop our brand globally.”
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