WWE ® (NYSE:WWE) announced today that it will crown the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion live on WWE Network during a special, two-night tournament on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15, 2017 beginning at 8:00 PM GMT. Fans can watch the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament by signing up at WWENetwork.com. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161215005655/en/
The new WWE United Kingdom Championship Title (Photo: Business Wire)
Tickets for the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament, emanating from the historic Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, go on sale today at 12:00 PM GMT and can be purchased online at livenation.co.uk. "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." This unprecedented event will feature a single-elimination tournament and showcase competitors from all four Home Nations and Ireland including: charismatic Trent Seven, from Wolverhampton; hard-hitting Pete Dunne, from Birmingham; Tyler Bate, the bright young 19-year-old star from Dudley, West Midlands; big brawler Wolfgang, from Glasgow; tough Tyson T-Bone, from Malvern; the aggressive Northern Irish grappler Tucker; Irish high-flyer Jordan Devlin, who hails from Bray, in County Wicklow, the same home town as WWE Superstar Finn Bálor ®; and Londoner Roy Johnson, a former champion powerlifter.