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WALTER vs. A-Kid NXT UK title match set for January 14


WWE has revealed when WALTER and A-Kid's NXT UK Championship match will be taking place.

WALTER will defend his NXT UK Championship against A-Kid on the Thursday, January 14 episode of NXT UK. That announcement was made on today's special New Year's Eve edition of NXT UK.

The title match was set up by a challenge that A-Kid issued to WALTER earlier this month. NXT UK's Sid Scala announced at the time that -- if all parties were in agreement -- WALTER would defend his title against A-Kid in the new year.

This will be WALTER's first title defense since retaining against Ilja Dragunov in a Match-of-the-Year candidate on NXT UK in October. WALTER has been NXT UK Champion since winning the title from Pete Dunne in April 2019.

A-Kid is the holder of NXT UK's Heritage Cup Championship. He defeated Trent Seven in the Heritage Cup tournament finals in November and made his first defense of the trophy by defeating Tyler Bate earlier this month.

Over the past week, the Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve episodes of NXT UK have looked back at matches from 2020. NXT UK will kick off 2021 with a new episode next Thursday. It will feature Piper Niven and Jinny facing off in a number one contender's match, along with Ben Carter making his first WWE appearance as the guest on Noam Dar's Supernova Sessions talk show.