The first round of the WWE United Kingdom championship tournament will take place during next month’s Download Festival.
WWE made the announcement earlier this afternoon on their website. The matches will take place during NXT’s annual excursion to the festival, as they will be running shows all three nights starting on June 8 through June 10. WWE also announced that competitors for the tournament will be announced on Wednesday and Friday.
One competitor already set for the tournament is Jack Gallagher. He defeated Drew Gulak at a recent NXT television taping to advance.
The tournament will continue at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on June 18 where a winner will be crowned. That winner will face Pete Dunne the next day, also at Royal Albert Hall for the United Kingdom championship.
The last time there was a tournament in the United Kingdom, it was to crown the initial champion back in January of 2017. It was there that Tyler Bate defeated Pete Dunne to win the title and become the first champion. Dunne defeated Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago on May 20 of last year to win the championship and has held it since.
The Download Festival will take place at Donington Park in Derby.