WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate makes his first defense against Trent Seven tonight on WWE NXT
Tonight’s edition of NXT will feature a history-making matchup, as the WWE United Kingdom Championship will be defended for the first time ever when Tyler Bate puts his title on the line against Trent Seven.
Bate, a 19-year-old wonder from Dudley, England, skyrocketed into superstardom by winning four incredible matches over two days this past January to become the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion. He also impressed on the Feb. 1 edition of NXT from San Antonio, where he defeated the hard-hitting Oney Lorcan.
However, the champion’s first defense will be an emotional one, as he is very familiar with Seven. Bate and the man from Moustache Mountain are longtime friends and tag team partners. They’re also the reigning PROGRESS Wrestling Tag Team Champions. Not to mention, Seven had a hand in training the 19-year-old. Surely, Seven will be looking to put all of that aside and build on his performance in the United Kingdom Championship Tournament – where he made it to the Quarterfinals – by capturing the title.
Will Tyler Bate continue to wow the WWE Universe, or will Trent Seven return to Moustache Mountain with the WWE United Kingdom Championship? Find out during NXT, tonight at 8/7 C, exclusively on WWE Network!
And before the WWE United Kingdom Championship is defended for the very first time, see how Bate outlasted 15 of the U.K.'s brighest stars to win the title. The WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament will air in its entirety on WWE Network before NXT today, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.