Friday, April 13, 2018

Title Matches Set For WWE UK Special Events, Nicholas Entrance Video Revealed, JR On War Raiders

- WWE posted this unreleased entrance video for former RAW Tag Team Champion Nicholas, who teamed with Braun Strowman to win the titles from The Bar at WrestleMania 34. As noted, Nicholas is the 10 year old son of WWE referee John Cone.
Braun and Nick relinquished the titles on RAW the next night. Next week's RAW will feature Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The Revival with the winners facing The Bar for the vacant titles at the April 27th Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia.



- WWE has confirmed several matches for the WWE UK Title Tournament events scheduled for Royal Albert Hall in London on June 18th and June 19th - the one-night tournament to crown a new #1 contender to WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne for a title match on the second night, a six-man match with Dunne, Tyler Bate & Trent Seven vs. The Undisputed Era - WWE NXT Tag Team Champions Roderick Strong & Kyle O'Reilly and NXT North American Champion Adam Cole on the first night plus three NXT title matches to take place the second night. Cole will defend his title while Strong & O'Reilly will defend their titles and NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler will defend her title. Below is the full announcement:

WWE U.K., NXT championship matches announced for Royal Albert Hall

The WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament events at Royal Albert Hall are beginning to take shape, as WWE.com has confirmed that a one-night tournament, a Six-Man Tag Team Match and several title defenses are slated for the historic back-to-back shows on June 18 and 19.

The events kick off with a United Kingdom Championship Tournament on Monday, June 18. Though the competitors have yet to be revealed, it is now known that the winner of the tournament will earn an opportunity to challenge WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne the following night inside London's most vaunted venue.

The BruiserWeight will also be in action on June 18, teaming with Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) to face NXT's Undisputed ERA. This match announcement comes on the heels of Roderick Strong's betrayal of Dunne, and subsequent joining with Undisputed ERA, at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. Will Dunne lead his fellow proponents of British Strong Style to victory against the black-and-yellow brand's most controversial faction?

In addition to Dunne's title defense against the tournament winner, the event on Tuesday, June 19, will feature three NXT Championship Matches, including an NXT North American Championship Match, an NXT Women's Championship Match and an NXT Tag Team Championship Match. Adam Cole, Shayna Baszler and Undisputed ERA are the current titleholders, respectively, but with NXT TakeOver: Chicago happening just days before the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament events this June, there's no telling who will be champions when WWE returns to Royal Albert Hall for the first time since 1991.

Tickets for both nights are available now at www.bookingsdirect.com and www.livenation.co.uk.

- As noted, this week's NXT episode saw "War Raiders" Hanson and Rowe make their TV debuts by attacking Heavy Machinery, Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss in New Orleans. Below are post-debut tweets from the former War Machine and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross:











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