Blimey! WWE Announces New UK Championship, Tournament, Weekly Show

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204 years after the War of 1812, America is finally paying Britain back for invading our country and burning our capitol by sending our largest pro wrestling organization, World Wrestling Entertainment, to invade the U.K.. In a press conference this morning at the 02 Arena in London, WWE announced a brand new WWE UK Championship, with a new champion to be crowned in a 16 person tournament that will air on the WWE Network.

Nigel McGuinness and Michael Cole will serve as commentators during the tournament, which will include wrestlers from the UK and Ireland such as "charismatic Trent Seven, from Wolverhampton; hard-hitting Pete Dunne, from Birmingham; Tyler Bate, the bright, young 19-year-old star from Dudley, West Midlands; big brawler Wolfgang, from Glasgow; tough Tyson T-Bone, from Malvern; the aggressive Northern Irish grappler Tucker; Irish high-flyer Jordan Devlin, who hails from Bray, in County Wicklow (the same hometown as WWE Superstar Finn Bálor); and Londoner Roy Johnson, a former champion powerlifter." Once the tournament is over, WWE will kick off a new weekly show on the WWE Network featuring the UK wrestlers.

Asked for comment on the tournament, Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston said, "Oy! First you start covering WWE on Bleedin' Cool, you do, and now they're invading the UK? We should take credit for that, we should. Pip pip."

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