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WALTER to defend NXT UK Championship against A-Kid

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NXT UK Champion WALTER's next challenger looks to officially be set.

Following a challenge that was issued on this week's episode of NXT UK, it was announced that -- if all parties are in agreement -- WALTER will defend his NXT UK Championship against A-Kid in the new year. A date for the title match wasn't announced.

A-Kid won NXT UK's Heritage Cup tournament last month and retained the Heritage Cup Championship against Tyler Bate last week. A-Kid cut an in-ring promo on this week's NXT UK, saying recent months have been amazing for him. He said Bate is his mentor and the last thing Bate taught A-Kid is that he belongs with the best. A-Kid then issued a challenge to WALTER for an NXT UK Championship match.

WALTER then came down to the ring and confronted A-Kid. He said watching A-Kid in the Heritage Cup tournament was great and he can see A-Kid is proud to be a professional wrestler, but how dare A-Kid act like he represents the heritage of this sport. WALTER said that, just like everyone else who climbed the ladder of success, A-Kid's fairytale will come to an end when he steps into the ring with WALTER. WALTER said him being NXT UK Champion is the one thing that will never change.

WALTER has been NXT UK Champion since winning the title from Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: New York in April 2019. Today's NXT UK was the first time WALTER has appeared on the show since retaining his title against Ilja Dragunov on the October 29 episode of NXT UK.