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WWE notes: NXT UK, 205 Live, 50 Greatest Tag Teams series


- A pair of matches have been announced for the NXT UK episode that will air two weeks from today.

The Thursday, June 3 edition of NXT UK will feature Ilja Dragunov vs. Noam Dar and Rampage Brown vs. Joe Coffey. Brown vs. Coffey is a rematch from when Brown defeated Coffey this February.

On this week's NXT UK, Dragunov appeared as the guest on Dar's Supernova Sessions talk show. Dar mocked the anger issues that Dragunov has dealt with since losing to NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER last October. Dragunov said he's not that person anymore but can still hurt Dar very, very badly. Dar claimed that Dragunov was scared of WALTER and is scared of him.

Brown defeated Coffey's Gallus stablemate Wolfgang on this week's NXT UK.

Nathan Frazer (formerly known as Ben Carter) vs. Sha Samuels has been set up for next Thursday's NXT UK episode but hasn't been officially announced.

- Two matches have also been announced for this Friday's episode of 205 Live. Ikemen Jiro & August Grey will face The Bollywood Boyz in a tag team match, while Ari Sterling will take on Asher Hale in singles action.

Jiro (formerly known as Jiro "Ikemen" Kuroshio), Sterling (Alex Zayne), and Hale (Anthony Henry) are all recent additions to the 205 Live roster. Jiro made his 205 Live debut by teaming with Grey to defeat Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari two weeks ago. Sterling also debuted on that show, defeating Samir Singh of The Bollywood Boyz. Sterling lost to Nese on last week's 205 Live.

Hale made his 205 Live debut by defeating Daivari last week.

- WWE has announced that a new limited-series event titled "The 50 Greatest Tag Teams" will premiere on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network everywhere else on Wednesday, June 2. It will be hosted by Breezango and will be narrated by WWE's The  Bump's Matt Camp.

New episodes of The 50 Greatest Tag Teams will premiere every Wednesday leading into the final episode on Wednesday, June 30. The series "will count down WWE’s top tandems over the course of five episodes."

"The series launch coincides with Tag Team Week, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the World Tag Team Championship taking place across WWE social channels May 31-June 6," WWE wrote.

"The show is the second installment of The 50 Greatest series that premiered earlier this year. The first installment focused on WWE’s best female Superstars, a list topped by WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus."