Roderick Strong takes aim at Pete Dunne’s WWE U.K. Championship
The Messiah of the Backbreaker earned the right to battle The BruiserWeight after besting former U.K. Champion Tyler Bate in a thrilling No. 1 Contender’s Match on Jan. 31. A perennial favorite of the NXT Universe, Strong has toppled some of the black-and-yellow brand’s top competitors thanks to his vicious knife-edge chops and dizzying array of backbreaking maneuvers. Despite this, Dunne showed no hint of trepidation when he and Strong crossed paths in the NXT locker room moments after Strong’s triumph against Bate.
Can Strong, who is coming off a major win in the first round of the WWE Cruiserweight Title Tournament, become the first American to win the U.K. Title? Or will The BruiserWeight inflict contusions as only he can en route to another successful defense? Find out tonight when NXT streams exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network at 8/7 C.