It’s still not the dedicated, recurring series we heard was coming out of January 2017’s United Kingdom Championship Tournament, or Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate’s match of the year candidate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago last summer, but it’s something.
WWE.com reports Triple H unveiled plans for a second United Kingdom Championship Tournament this June in London at the Business Partner Summit occurring in New Orleans ahead of WrestleMania 34. The story is short on details, except to say the tourney is happening on Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19, and moving from William Regal’s native Blackpool to London, and the world famous Royal Albert Hall.
No word on who or even how many competitors will make up the field. The UK Title is currently held by Pete Dunne, so presumably he’ll be involved since he carries the belt which gives the event its name. Other than that, the write-up promises the venue The Beatles sang about on Sgt. Pepper’s “will serve as the proving ground of WWE’s next great U.K. talent”, so you’d imagine it won’t just feature the same cast from last year’s tournament, but...
Monday and Tuesday tapings could mean this won’t air live, and instead get the Cruiserweight/Mae Young Classic model of being broken up into individual hour long episodes. But again, that’s just speculation.
Finally, there’s also the question of whether this is the same event teased in the WWE Network “Coming Attractions” promo which debuted during Friday, April 6’s Hall of Fame broadcast, or if this tournament might lead to a “U.K. King of The Ring” show that mentioned and which has been rumored as a goal of WWE’s.
What we do know is more wrestling is coming your way! That’s always a good thing, right?