Finn Bálor made his way out in front of the WWE Universe in Blackpool to thank them for all their incredible support and enthusiasm over the duration of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament.
Then, Pete Dunne and his former pupil Tyler Bate clashed in the Finals of the inaugural event. Dunne certainly seemed to have the upper hand, with his attack at the end of Bate’s Semifinals match causing the mustached 19-year-old to have a partially separated AC joint as he headed into this last match.
However, Bate fought valiantly as he and Dunne had an absolute thriller that completely captivated the WWE Universe. “The Bruiserweight” continuously attempted to wear down Bate, but the 19-year old would simply not quit and finally broke through, beating Dunne with the Tyler Driver 97 to become the first WWE United Kingdom Champion in history.
After the match, WWE Executive Vice President Triple H, William Regal, Fit Finlay and Bálor presented Bate with the WWE United Kingdom Championship in an incredible scene as the WWE Universe heaped him with much deserved praise as the confetti fell.