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WWE United Kingdom special to debut this Friday


The WWE announced today that the debut of the WWE United Kingdom show will be a special airing on Friday, not Thursday night as was originally reported, this week.

Because the top two matches on the show have to do with the NXT TakeOver special on Saturday, they had to air earlier. The show will debut at 3 p.m. Friday Eastern time, which makes sense because that would be prime time in the U.K., the key market. There will be an 8 p.m. replay on Friday night.

Jim Ross and Nigel McGuinness will be doing studio voice overs of the matches taped on May 7th in Norwich, England.

Announced for the show is Tyler Bate vs. Mark Andrews for the U.K. title, and Pete Dunne vs. Trent Seven for the top contender position. WWE has already announced Bate vs. Dunne as the match for TakeOver: Chicago on May 20th. Reports were that both of these matches were excellent.

The other matches that will air will be Rich Swann & Dan Moloney vs. Brian Kendrick & TJP, and Wolfgang vs. Joseph Conners.