NXT TakeOver: Chicago: WWE UK Championship - Tyler Bate VS Pete Dunne
It was announced earlier today that the WWE United Kingdom Championship is to be defended in Chicago with Tyler Bate taking the man he defeated become the UK Champion early this year, Pete Dunne.
The UK Championship has been defended at least once, maybe twice, on a few episodes of NXT and various UK wrestlers who were part of tournament to crown the first champion have also been on a few episodes and have toured with the NXT brand. I don't know if it will continue to play a limited role in NXT going forward, if it'll be expanded or if it'll be off on its own now that WWE has started filming the UK show in which the UK Championship is to be the centerpiece. Reports are that WWE filmed two episodes of said show, though I haven't read anything mentioning what the show's name will be, and they'll air sometime this month prior to TakeOver: Chicago.
Ultimately, this match is pretty much a showcase for two of the standout talents from the UK tournament but it should still be incredibly entertaining nonetheless. Pete Dunne is a great heel, his persona is really a mean spirited ass who'll resort to anything to gain an upper hand. Tyler Bate is only 20 years old and was just 19 when he won the title, easily making him the youngest champion in WWE history, and he still seems a little bland when it comes to personality but the guy's literally just out of his teens so it's understandable if he hasn't "found himself" as of yet.
I doubt the title will change in Chicago, though it's hard to say now that the UK filmed show has begun production.
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