WWE United Kingdom Championship Special
|United Kingdom Championship Special|
|Date||May 7, 2017|
(Aired May 19, 2017)
|City||Norwich, Norfolk, England|
|WWE Network event chronology|
The United Kingdom Championship Special was a professional wrestling event produced by WWE, that aired exclusively on the WWE Network. The event was filmed on May 7, 2017 and aired on May 19, 2017. The event was held at Epic Studios in Norwich, Norfolk, England and featured the participation of the competitors from WWE's 205 Live brand.
On December 15, 2016, at The O2 Arena, Triple H announced that the following month WWE would crown its inaugural United Kingdom Champion. A tournament to crown the inaugural champion occurred on the United Kingdom Championship Tournament event which took place over two days on January 14 and 15. The tournament and championship were won by Tyler Bate. With the victory, 19 year old Bate became the youngest singles champion in WWE history and the second youngest champion overall behind René Duprée (10-years old Nicholas later became the youngest of all time at WrestleMania 34).
On May 15, 2017, a follow-up to the UK Championship tournament was announced by WWE, titled the "United Kingdom Championship Special", the event was to be commentated by Jim Ross and Nigel McGuinness.
|1||Wolfgang defeated Joseph Conners||Singles match||11:00|
|2||The Brian Kendrick and TJP defeated Dan Moloney and Rich Swann||Tag team match||11:30|
|3||Pete Dunne defeated Trent Seven||Singles match to determine the #1 contender to the WWE United Kingdom Championship||15:55|
|4||Tyler Bate (c) defeated Mark Andrews||Singles match for the WWE United Kingdom Championship||24:20|
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The 90-minute show, starring the company's top UK and 205 Live cruiserweight talent, will feature action from tapings in Norwich on May 6 and 7
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