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Mark Andrews added to WWE UK tournament lineup


Though the field had seemingly been set, Thursday morning saw an addition to WWE's United Kingdom Championship tournament lineup.

WWE announced that Mark Andrews would compete in the upcoming 16-participant tournament. Andrews is likely best known to fans in the United States for his time in TNA, where he wrestled for the past few years in the company's X Division as Mandrews.

A native of Wales, Andrews has become one of the many bright stars that the UK scene has produced during its recent revival. He has also wrestled stateside for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla the past two years, featuring in both the 2015 and 2016 Battle of Los Angeles tournaments. When in the UK, he's a regular of popular promotion PROGRESS Wrestling.

The WWE UK Championship tournament is set to take place at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool over two days later this month. It will kick off on January 14th before crowning the inaugural champion on the 15th. Triple H has expressed optimism that the shows could lead to a weekly series from the UK on the Network.

Nigel McGuinness will make his WWE debut on commentary over those two days as he joins Michael Cole in the broadcast booth.