Wrestling - WWE launches NXT UK

NXT UK Pete Dunne vs Zack Gibson

According to WWE.com, the series will feature WWE Superstars based in the United Kingdom and Ireland and involve the United Kingdom Championship (currently held by Pete Dunne), a U.K. Women's Championship and a U.K. Tag Team Championship.

While this was Seven's first title win in WWE, this marks Bate's second title win. Storm made her unforgettable WWE debut in last year's Mae Young Classic, where she advanced to the Semifinals before losing to eventual tournament victor Kairi Sane.

Gibson will be looking to headline the new show as the WWE UK Champion when he challenges Dunne for the belt tonight at the same famous venue. Appearing at WWE's UK Title Tournament taping on Monday, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, and Creative Triple H announced the United Kingdom was getting its own NXT brand, with taping for the new show beginning in July.

There is no television or WWE Network broadcast information available at this time. It is possible they could take this feud throughout the rest of the summer leading to SummerSlam weekend for a final match at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.

This also means that all three members of the team British Strong Style now hold gold in WWE.

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Sterling's club-mate, Vincent Kompany, hopes to declare himself fit for England's game against Belgium next Thursday. He says he would leave out Sterling for the 20-year-old, or consider playing them both alongside Harry Kane up top.

The two-day network tournament special will continue taping on June 19 and be released on the WWE Network on June 25-26. Those two Championships are the UK Women's Championship and the UK Tag Team Championship.

The wrestlers will feature the top talent from both the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Here are the eight dates that will be taped for NXT UK.

Hopefully some talent in NXT UK have the opportunity to take their skills to Raw or Smackdown Live in the future.

But if the talent and the WWE brass put in the effort to make NXT UK the place to be, and if fans embrace it, we could see more quality wrestling from around the world under the WWE banner.

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