WWE just announced that for the first time ever, they will crown the first UK Champ, with a British wrestling program to follow.
WWE will have an elimination round with 16 Irish and British wrestlers. The event will be in Blackpool, England at the Empress Ballroom to pick a winner.
The tournament will be Saturday, Jan 14 and Sunday, Jan 15. Tickets are available now at livenation.co.uk. It will also be shown on the WWE Network membership streaming service live. After the tournament, WWE also has amazing plans to follow up with a TV series on the best wrestlers in Ireland and the UK.
The WWE Network having 1.5 million viewers is not only the WWE’s quickest developing business but also a take-off platform for new programs and worldwide brands.
The 16 wrestlers in the single-elimination competition are Pete Dunne, Tucker, Trent Seven. Also Tyler Bate, Wolfgang, Tyson, Jordan Devlin, and Roy Johnson.
First UK Champion
WWE Talent Mentor and Head Scout William Regal, along with WWE coach Robbie Brookside took part in the scouting procedure to discover the tournament contenders.
Colour analyst Nigel McGuinness will also join WWE lead host Michael Cole on comments for the competition. McGuinness is a backbone of the UK independent wrestling scene. His career ended early after testing positive for Hepatitis B in 2012.