On 15 January 2017, WWE UK Championship tournament was brought to a GLORIOUS end when Tyler Bate defeated Pete Dunne in the final round at Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom.
— WWE (@WWE) January 15, 2017
Tyler Bate is a 19 years old wrestler and has been in the same ring as WWE Champion AJ Styles
“The people who really deserve this are all of you people who support British wrestling,” Bate responded to chants of “You deserve it!”.
He dedicated the win to his mum and dad, who were sitting a few rows from the front.
“I’d like to thank my parents that have driven me all around the country… just so that I can do what I love,” he said.
Triple H took it to twitter to praise the first WWE UK Champion
— Triple H (@TripleH) January 15, 2017
Stephanie Mcmahon also congratulated the teenage talent and thanked everyone
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 15, 2017
We congratulate Tyler Bate and wish him the very best for his future endeavours in the field of pro wrestling.