Will Roderick Strong or Tyler Bate earn a showdown with WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne?

Roderick Strong vs. Tyler Bate

Expect a classic tonight on NXT when Roderick Strong battles Tyler Bate in a match to determine the next challenger to WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne.

This first-time matchup is guaranteed to be long on action; that it’s for a crack at The BruiserWeight’s U.K. Title will only heighten the intensity. Despite their many similarities inside the ring — fundamental expertise, a willingness to give and receive ferocious hits, bottomless gas tanks — Bate and Strong are approaching the opportunity from very different perspectives.

Bate gave Dunne the fight of his life last month in a U.K. Title Match but came up short of regaining the championship. A win against Strong would put the English prodigy back on track for another showdown with Dunne and potentially a second reign as U.K. Champion. Strong, in contrast, is still in search of his first title since joining WWE. If he were to advance past Bate and dethrone The BruiserWeight, The Messiah of the Backbreaker would not only accomplish that goal, but he would make history as the first American to win the U.K. Title.

Which Superstar will earn a WWE U.K. Championship Match? Find out tonight on WWE NXT, streaming at 8/7 C on WWE Network.

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