WWE United Kingdom Championship

championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE

The WWE United Kingdom Championship is a wrestling title owned by WWE and competed for by the men of NXT UK. It was created in December 15, 2016 and a 16-man tournament with British wrestlers happened on January 14 and 15, 2017 to crown the champion. Tyler Bate beat Pete Dunne in the final to become the first champion. Dunne beat Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago in May 2017 to become the current champion.

WWE United Kingdom Championship
Tyler Bate Cropped.jpg
Tyler Bate with the title.
Details
PromotionWWE
Date establishedDecember 15, 2016
Current champion(s)Tyler Bate
Date wonJanuary 15, 2017

Inaugural tournamentEdit

  First Round
January 14, 2017[1]
Quarter-Finals
January 15, 2017[2]
Semi-Finals
January 15, 2017[2]
Final
January 15, 2017[2]
                                     
1   Tyler Bate Pin  
16    Tucker 10:34  
       Tyler Bate Pin  
 
       Jordan Devlin 6:05  
8    Danny Burch 8:55
9    Jordan Devlin Pin  
       Tyler Bate Pin  
       Wolfgang 5:55  
5    Trent Seven Pin  
12    H.C. Dyer 5:25  
       Trent Seven 6:35
 
       Wolfgang Pin  
4    Tyson T-Bone 6:20
13    Wolfgang Pin  
       Tyler Bate Pin
       Pete Dunne 15:10
6    Mark Andrews Pin  
11    Dan Moloney 5:35  
       Mark Andrews Pin
 
       Joseph Conners 8:10  
3    James Drake 7:12
14    Joseph Conners Pin  
       Mark Andrews 10:33
       Pete Dunne Pin  
7    Pete Dunne Pin  
10    Roy Johnson 7:30  
       Pete Dunne Pin
 
       Sam Gradwell 4:50  
2    Saxon Huxley 6:00
15    Sam Gradwell Pin  

ReignsEdit

As of August 12, 2020.

Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Tyler Bate 1 January 15, 2017 125 Blackpool, England WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament Beat Pete Dunne in the tournament final to become the first champion. Matches for the title happened on WWE's weekly TV show, NXT. [2]
2 Pete Dunne 2 May 20, 2017 644+ Rosemont, Illinois NXT TakeOver: Chicago WWE created a show called NXT UK and matches for the title happened on both shows. [3]

Combined reignsEdit

As of August 12, 2020.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Pete Dunne † 1 644+
2 Tyler Bate 1 125

ReferencesEdit

  1. Soucek, Andrew. "SOUCEK'S WWE UK CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT REPORT 1/14: Ongoing coverage of night one of UK Championship tournament". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Soucek, Andrew. "SOUCEK'S WWE UK CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT REPORT 1/15: Ongoing coverage of night two of UK Championship tournament". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  3. Zimmerman, Zack. "5/20 Zim's NXT Takeover: Chicago live review – Bobby Roode vs. Hideo Itami for the NXT Title, Authors of Pain vs. Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa in a ladder match for the NXT Tag Titles, Asuka vs. Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot for the NXT Women's Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved May 20, 2017.

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