Earlier during the second and final day of the 16-man WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool England, 19 year old British independent wrestling star Tyler Bate defeated Pete Dunne in the finals to become the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion! Bate went through Tucker in the first round, Discount Finn Balor (Jordan Devlin) in the second round, and Wolfgang in the semi-finals before going to the finals against Dunne. Dunne attacked Bate earlier in the night before their match forcing Bate to work through an injured back in what was an added layer of storytelling. At only 19 years of age the future certainly looks bright for Mr.Bate, and he can get only get even better from here out. This kid has tremendous upside, and even though I didn’t expect him to win I think that WWE made the right choice. God I love wrestling.
Scroll down below for highlights of Bates match with Pete Dunne in the tournament finals, and an interview with Bates after his victory! As always, follow @SuplexesSpandex on Twitter for news updates from the wrestling world and for pretty sweet articles and reviews written by yours truly. Cheers!