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WWE sets date for A-Kid vs. Bate NXT UK Heritage Cup title match

A date has been set for A-Kid and Tyler Bate's Heritage Cup Championship match.

WWE has announced that A-Kid will defend his Heritage Cup Championship against Bate on the Thursday, May 20 episode of NXT UK. Bate became the number one contender to the Heritage Cup Championship by defeating Noam Dar in a Heritage Cup rules match at NXT UK: Prelude earlier this month.

This will be the second time Bate has challenged A-Kid for the Heritage Cup Championship. Last December, A-Kid defeated Bate to retain the title. A-Kid pinned Bate in the sixth and final round to win by two falls to one.

Bate has been friends with A-Kid and his on-screen mentor. In a promo that aired on NXT UK this week, A-Kid said Bate is someone he's always looked up to -- but it's also very special to know that he doesn't have to look up to Bate anymore. He just has to look Bate in the eyes and wrestle him.

A-Kid and Bate each have a win against each other in NXT UK. Bate defeated A-Kid on an NXT UK episode that aired in February 2020

A-Kid became the inaugural Heritage Cup Champion by defeating Bate's Moustache Mountain tag team partner Trent Seven in the finals of a tournament last November. A-Kid has had two title defenses since becoming champion, retaining against Bate and Sha Samuels.