WWE United Kingdom Championship Special

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United Kingdom Championship Special
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PromotionWWE
Brand(s)United Kingdom
Date7 May 2017
(aired 19 May 2017)
CityNorwich, Norfolk, England
VenueEpic Studios
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The United Kingdom Championship Special was a professional wrestling event produced by the American-based promotion, WWE. The event was filmed on 7 May 2017 and aired on 19 May exclusively on the WWE Network. The event was held at Epic Studios in Norwich, Norfolk, England and featured the participation of the competitors from WWE's United Kingdom division and the 205 Live programme.

Background[edit]

On 15 December 2016, at The O2 Arena, Triple H announced that the following month, WWE would crown its inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion.[1] A tournament to crown the inaugural champion occurred as the United Kingdom Championship Tournament event, which took place over two days on 14 and 15 January 2017. The tournament and championship were won by Tyler Bate, who at the time became the youngest wrestler to hold a WWE singles championship at 19 years old.[2]

On 15 May 2017, a follow-up to the UK Championship tournament was announced by WWE,[3] titled the "United Kingdom Championship Special." Jim Ross and Nigel McGuinness were announced as the commentators for the event.[4] The event was filmed on 7 May and aired on tape delay on 19 May exclusively on the WWE Network. It was held at Epic Studios in Norwich, Norfolk, England and featured the participation of the competitors from WWE's United Kingdom division and the 205 Live programme.[5][6][3]

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[7]
1 Wolfgang defeated Joseph Conners Singles match[8] 11:00
2 The Brian Kendrick and TJP defeated Dan Moloney and Rich Swann Tag team match[9] 11:30
3 Pete Dunne defeated Trent Seven Singles match to determine the #1 contender to the WWE United Kingdom Championship[10] 15:55
4 Tyler Bate (c) defeated Mark Andrews Singles match for the WWE United Kingdom Championship[11] 24:20
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Triple H announces the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament". WWE on YouTube. December 15, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Soucek, Andrew. "SOUCEK'S WWE UK CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT REPORT 1/14: Ongoing coverage of night one of UK Championship tournament". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "UPDATED: WWE UK Championship Special to air on WWE Network on Friday with legend Jim Ross on commentary". Daily Mirror. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2016. The 90-minute show, starring the company's top UK and 205 Live cruiserweight talent, will feature action from tapings in Norwich on May 6 and 7
  4. ^ "Jim Ross and Nigel McGuinness to commentate on WWE UK Championship show from Norwich". Metro. 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  5. ^ "WWE United Kingdom Championship-Tapings". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. May 7, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "WWE United Kingdom Championship Special premiere today". WWE. May 19, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  7. ^ Csonka, Larry. "Csonka's WWE UK Championship Special Review 5.19.17". 411Mania. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Wolfgang vs. Joseph Conners: WWE U.K. Championship Special, May 19, 2017". WWE. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Rich Swann & Dan Moloney vs. The Brian Kendrick & TJP: WWE U.K. Championship Special, May 19, 2017". WWE. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Trent Seven vs. Pete Dunne - U.K. Title No. 1 Contender's Match: WWE U.K. Championship Special, May 19, 2017". WWE. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Tyler Bate vs. Mark Andrews - WWE U.K. Championship Match: WWE U.K. Championship Special, May 19, 2017". WWE. Retrieved May 20, 2017.

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