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NXT UK notes: Heritage Cup, Joe Coffey, Rampage Brown


- The semifinals of NXT UK's Heritage Cup tournament will kick off next week.

WWE has announced that Noam Dar vs. A-Kid in the semifinals of the Heritage Cup tournament will air on next Thursday's episode of NXT UK. The winner will advance to face either Dave Mastiff or Trent Seven in the finals.

Dar advanced to the semifinals by defeating Alexander Wolfe in the first round of the tournament. A-Kid defeated Flash Morgan Webster in the first round.

Heritage Cup matches have the following rules:

  • There will be six rounds for Heritage Cup matches. Each round will be three minutes.
  • There will be 20-second breaks between each round.
  • All matches are two-out-of-three falls.
  • Falls can be won by pinfall, submission, or countout.
  • Once a fall occurs, the round ends.
  • Once someone has won two falls, they are declared the winner and they advance in the tournament.
  • If there's a disqualification or knockout, the match ends without the need for two falls.
  • If a match goes the full six rounds, whoever is ahead on falls wins.

The Heritage Cup will be defended as a championship under the same rules following the tournament.

- It was also announced on today's episode of NXT UK that Gallus (Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) will face Sam Gradwell & Pretty Deadly (Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley) in a six-man tag match on NXT UK next Thursday. This is Joe Coffey's first match since being suspended by WWE this June.

- A video that aired on this week's NXT UK announced that Rampage Brown is coming to NXT UK. Brown is a former PROGRESS Wrestling World Champion and Atlas Champion. When he'll be making his NXT UK debut wasn't revealed.