The WWE will crown its first ever United Kingdom Champion in January. The winner
will be chosen from a field of sixteen in a two day live event from Blackpool’s
Empress Ballroom that will be seen on the WWE Network. The winner of the
tournament will be crowned champion. One of the members of the play by play team
will be Ring of Honor’s Nigel McGuinness, who will work with Michael Cole.
McGuinness did sign a developmental deal with WWE years ago but a medical issue
ended his dream of working in WWE. While in ROH he had a series of matches with
Daniel Bryan that were considered classics. He was a major part of the
development of Seth Rollins in his ROH days and Dean Ambrose’s rebound lariat
came to be because Ambrose admired him so much. McGuiness did have a run with
TNA as Desmond Wolfe. The eighteen men featured in the tournament include: Trent
Seven, Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, Wolfgang, Tucker, Jordan Devlin, Roy Johnson,
Joseph Conners, HC Dyer, Jack Starz, Sam Gradwell, James Drake, Tyson T. Bone,
Dan Moloney, Chris Tyler, Saxon Huxley, Ringo Ryan and Tiger Ali. Two of the
wrestlers will be alternates in case someone is injured during the tournament.