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Heritage Cup draw, WALTER vs. Huxley set for next week's NXT UK

The first round matches for NXT UK's Heritage Cup tournament will be revealed next week.

On NXT UK's return episode today, it was announced that the drawing for the tournament will take place on next Thursday's NXT UK. Pete Dunne will appear as a special guest for the drawing.

Seven of the eight participants for the tournament have been revealed. They are: Flash Morgan Webster, Noam Dar, Alexander Wolfe, A-Kid, Dave Mastiff, Joseph Conners, and Trent Seven.

The Heritage Cup will have British Rounds rules:

  • There will be six rounds for tournament matches. Each round will be three minutes.
  • There will be 20-second breaks between each round.
  • All matches are two-out-of-three falls.
  • Falls can be won by pinfall, submission, or countout.
  • Once a fall occurs, the round ends.
  • Once someone has won two falls, they are declared the winner and they advance in the tournament.
  • If there's a disqualification or knockout, the match ends without the need for two falls.
  • If a match goes the full six rounds, whoever is ahead on falls wins.

The Heritage Cup will be defended as a championship under the same rules after the tournament.

In his first match since the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to events in March, NXT UK Champion WALTER will be in action on NXT UK next Thursday. He'll face Saxon Huxley in a non-title match. Ilja Dragunov, the number one contender to WALTER's title, defeated Dar in the main event of this week's NXT UK episode. WALTER's Imperium stablemate Wolfe unsuccessfully tried to interfere near the end of the match. WALTER then came out to the stage and had a staredown with Dragunov to close the show.

NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray will also defend her title against Piper Niven on next week's NXT UK episode.