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New WWE NXT UK Champion Crowned At TV Tapings

Title change at WWE NXT UK's latest taping

A new NXT UK Champion has been crowned.

Ilja Dragunov announced at Wednesday's NXT UK TV taping at BT Studios in London, England, that he was dealing with an injury and would have to vacate the NXT UK Title. An eight-man tournament to crown a new champion was then held, which concluded at Thursday's taping in London. 

After several matches, Tyler Bate emerged victorious to become the first-ever two-time NXT UK Champion, defeating his former Moustache Mountain tag team partner Trent Seven to win the gold. 

When exactly Bate winning the tournament will air on NXT UK is currently unclear as Ilja Dragunov still has an NXT UK Title defence against Wolfgang that has yet to be broadcast. 

Check out full spoilers from Thursday's NXT UK TV taping below, courtesy of F4W Online:

  • Mark Andrews def. Josh Morrell
  • Saxon Huxley def. Kenny Williams
  • Andre Chase def. Sha Samuels 
  • Blair Davenport def. Eliza Alexander, Isla Dawn, & Amale - Number One Contender's Match for the NXT UK Women's Championship
  • Noam Dar def. Mark Coffey (c) - NXT UK Heritage Cup
  • Tyler Bate def. Joe Coffey - NXT UK Championship Tournament Semifinal
  • Trent Seven def. Oliver Carter - NXT UK Championship Tournament Semifinal
  • Tyler Bate def. Trent Seven - NXT UK Championship Tournament Final 

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