We look back at the historic event that was the WWE UK Championship Tournament 2017
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Towards the end of 2016, WWE scheduled a press conference to take place in London’s O2 Arena.
Fans and media speculation hit overdrive wondering the purpose of such an event. Was the company set to announce a PPV in the UK?
It would turn out that on that day, WWE unveiled their first major British wrestling investments in many years.
A 16 man tournament to crown the first ever WWE UK Champion. Excitement intensified knowing fans would get to see their local favourites perform on the big stage on the WWE Network.
What took place in Blackpool in January 2017 was a weekend that will live long in the memory.
High quality matches were combined with superb storytelling to produce some of WWE’s best television in a while.
New stars, such as Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate, became household names in the space of two nights.
It laid the groundwork for what would follow over the months that followed and made the UK scene feel massive.
As we get ready for the second edition of the tournament, Steven Wilson and his panel look back at the WWE UK Championship 2017 tournament.
They take a detailed look at the bracket, discussing their favourite matches and moments from the weekend.
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