Tyler Bate Crowned New NXT UK Champion at July 7 Tapings

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At the recent July 7 television tapings of NXT UK, a new NXT United Kingdom Champion was decided. Ilja Dragunov, the previous NXT UK Champion, was forced to relinquish the title due to injury, ending his reign at 319 days. Afterward, it was decided that a new champion would be crowned via an eight-man tournament. This gauntlet featured such notable names as Mark Coffey and Oliver Carter. The finals came down to former partners and tag team titleholders Tyler Bate and Trent Seven. In the finals, Tyler Bate bested Seven, becoming the new NXT UK Champion in the process. With this victory, Bate has become the first wrestler to hold the NXT UK title on multiple occasions.

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Tyler Bate Becomes New NXT UK Champion

What to Know Regarding New Two-Time Titleholder

As mentioned earlier, Tyler Bate is not only the new NXT UK titleholder but the first wrestler to hold the title more than once. Other wrestlers that have held the title include Dragunov, not to mention Pete Dunne and Walter, the latter two currently known as Butch and Gunther, respectively, on the main roster. The WWE United Kingdom Title Tournament winner is also a former NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion, defeating A-Kid for the cup in mid-2021. Furthermore, Bate is an accomplished tag team wrestler in WWE, capturing both the NXT Tag Team and NXT UK Tag Team titles alongside Seven, the two collectively known as Moustache Mountain.

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