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WWE announces NXT UK Heritage Cup and Tag Team title matches


WWE has revealed when NXT UK's next Heritage Cup and Tag Team title matches will be airing.

Heritage Cup Champion A-Kid will defend the trophy against Sha Samuels on NXT UK next Thursday (February 18). Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) will then defend their NXT UK Tag Team titles against Pretty Deadly (Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley) on the NXT UK episode that airs in two weeks (Thursday, February 25).

Samuels challenging for the Heritage Cup was set up during Samuels' appearance on Noam Dar's Supernova Sessions talk show on this week's NXT UK episode. Dar said Samuels personifies the heritage of British wrestling and said Samuels is owed something by NXT UK authority figures Johnny Saint and Sid Scala after he was initially given the name Ed Harvey when he made his NXT UK debut.

A-Kid won the Heritage Cup by defeating Trent Seven in the finals of a tournament in November. He's defended the Heritage Cup once since then, defeating Tyler Bate in December.

WALTER retained his NXT UK Championship against A-Kid on the January 14 edition of NXT UK. Samuels also made his NXT UK debut in a loss to Joe Coffey on that episode after signing with WWE.

Next week's NXT UK will also feature Rampage Brown vs. Joe Coffey and Ben Carter in action.

Pretty Deadly became the number one contenders to Gallus' titles by defeating Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster, Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith, and The Hunt (Wild Boar & Primate) in a fatal four-way elimination match on NXT UK two weeks ago. Gallus have been NXT UK Tag Team Champions since October 2019.