The second coming of the highly successful tournament.
During WrestleMania weekend it was announced while the WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony was on commercial break that there was going to be a second-coming of the WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament. The tournament last year crowned the first ever WWE U.K. Champion in Tyler Bate and brought the company and fans superstars such as Pete Dunne and Trent Seven.
The second run-around of the tournament will air on the WWE Network on June 18th and 19th and will be live from the 'Royal Albert Hall' in London. Today, WWE announced that the opening round of the tournament will begin at the 'Download Festival' which is a British rock festival held in Donington Park in England. Below is the official announcement from WWE:
WWE U.K. Championship Tournament first round to be held at Download Festival, competitors to be revealed this week
Next month's Download Festival just got even bigger.
"In addition to featuring the Superstars of NXT live and in action, the annual rock festival — which takes place June 8-10 at Donington Park in Derby, U.K. — will host the opening round of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament.
Featuring 16 competitors, the tournament will continue at London's Royal Albert Hall on Monday, June 18. The winner of the tournament will then receive a title match against WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne the following day.
Stay tuned to WWE.com, as the field of competitors in the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament will be revealed this Wednesday and Friday.
Tickets for both NXT at the Download Festival and the Royal Albert Hall events are on sale now. Head to downloadfestival.com/tickets to save your spot at Download Festival, and check out bookingsdirect.com and livenation.co.uk for ticket information for the June 18-19 events at the Royal Albert Hall."
Title defenses have been announced for the two-day WWE U.K. Championship tournament. To view what's on tap for forthcoming U.K. special, click here.