Tyler Bate was crowned the inaugural NXT UK Champion in January 2017. Bate defeated Pete Dunne in the tournament finals in Blackpool England. He captured the title for the second time in July 2022.

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Tyler Bate appeared during the closing moments of NXT HeatWave this wave. The 25-year-old confronted NXT Champion Bron Beakker after his successful title defense against JD McDonagh at the August 16th special edition of NXT 2.0.

Tyle Bate wore the NXT UK Championship with him to the ring. For those not in the know, Bate won the tournament to crown the new champion after Ilja Dragunov was forced to vacate the title due to injury.


The tournament finals between Tyler Bate and Trent Seven were taped on July 7, 2022, in London, England. The match will air on tape delay on an unknown date on Peacock in U.S. and WWE Network elsewhere.

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