WWE United Kingdom Champion to be crowned in Blackpool

For the first time ever, a WWE United Kingdom Champion will be crowned in Blackpool at a two-day live tournament.

“Our passionate U.K. fans deserve to have their own Champion,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “The tournament is the next step in our ongoing strategy to create localized content for our global WWE Network, develop another brand that engages our passionate fans, and add a new dimension to our on-going storylines.”

Announced a press conference this morning, the event will host a single-elimination tournament with the best homegrown wrestlers competing. Names include Trent Seven, Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, Wolfgang, Tyson T-Bone, Tucker, Jordan Devlin and Roy Johnson.

Tickets for the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament are on sale now, running from the 14 – 15 January 2017.

Here’s some of our photos and videos from the launch event:

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