The NXT UK Championship bout at TakeOver: Blackpool II is set as WALTER will defend his championship against Joe Coffey,
The match was made official on Thursday's NXT UK.
WALTER and Coffey sat down for "historic contract negotiations" on NXT UK. By the end of the negotiations, WALTER agreed to put his title on the line on Jan. 12 in Blackpool against Coffey. It was also announced that Gallus will face Imperium for the NXT UK Tag Team Titles on the Dec. 12 episode of NXT UK and Ilja Dragunov will battle Alexander Wolfe in a No Disqualification bout at a later date.
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At NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II, United Kingdom Champion WALTER of Imperium will finally go head-to-head against Gallus’ Joe Coffey.
For several months, an ongoing series of volatile altercations involving Imperium, Gallus and Ilja Dragunov have been ripping apart NXT UK. While there are many factors that have fueled this chaotic conflict, arguably the most memorable moment occurred just seconds after Joe Coffey’s battle against then-United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne at the historic first-ever NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool event. It was at that moment that WALTER emerged in the rising brand for the first time and laid out the Gallus leader with a big boot before turning his attention to The BruiserWeight.
Fast forward one year and a lot of destruction later. After Gallus and Ilja Dragunov joined forces for a brutal Eight-Man Tag Team showdown against Imperium on the Nov. 28 episode of NXT UK -- which did little to quell the bedlam between the deadly forces -- United Kingdom Champion WALTER met face-to-face with Joe Coffey to carry out historical negotiations with the intention of bringing an end to the bedlam.
The proceedings were regulated by NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint Assistant to the General Manager Sid Scala. One of the conditions during the negotiations was a United Kingdom Title Match between The Ring General and The Iron King at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II. And now that the showdown has been made official, everybody better get ready for an epic collision.
Who will reign supreme in this clash of the titans? Don’t miss NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II, streaming live on WWE Network on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 11:30 a.m. ET/4:30 p.m. GMT.