WWE Continues Global Buy-In, Announces WWE United Kingdom Title + Tourney Brandon Caldwell December 15, 2016 News, Pro Wrestling, Sports A 16-man two-night tournament is set for January to crown the first WWE United Kingdom champion. Unlike their efforts say 20 years ago, the WWE has been conscious of almost every independent promotion in the world. Whether it be the New Japan talent raid, the Cruiserweight Classic, working relationships with EVOLVE and more, Triple H and company have made it very well known that they are a global brand and will flex when necessary. Early Thursday morning, another flex was pulled off by the 14-time former World Champion and the WWE. Inside of London’s O2 Arena, the COO along with former Universal Champion Finn Bálor and NXT General Manager William Regal announced the latest WWE venture overseas: a two-night, 16-competitor tournament to crown the first WWE United Kingdom Champion. You can preview the new WWE United Kingdom title above. “There’s no reason why it can’t be as big as Raw, Smackdown or NXT,” Triple H told the crowd. The event will take place January 14 and 15 from Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom, airing exclusively on the WWE Network. Here’s the full list of participants, including two alternates: 01. Trent Seven 02. Pete Dunne 03. Tyler Bate 04. Wolfgang 05. Tyson T-Bone 06. Tucker 07. Jordan Devlin 08. Roy Johnson 09. Joseph Connrrs 10. HC Dyer 11. Jack Starz 12. Sam Gradwell 13. James Drake 14. Dan Moloney 15. Chris Tyler 16. Saxon Huxley 17. Ringo Ryan 18. Tiger Ali Meet the competitors of the @WWEUK Championship Tournament! pic.twitter.com/YC6gmeruPO — WWE (@WWE) December 15, 2016 Bálor said, “This tournament is the bridge between the independent scene and the WWE.” ROH leader Nigel McGuiness will be calling the action alongside WWE’s Michael Cole. Photo: WWE Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.