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UK title match added to NXT TakeOver: New York

Editor's note: This article references spoilers from NXT UK episodes that have yet to air.

The WWE United Kingdom Championship will be on the line at NXT's WrestleMania weekend TakeOver special.

At Saturday's NXT UK television tapings in Coventry, England, Johnny Saint announced that Pete Dunne will defend his UK title at TakeOver: New York. Dunne told Saint and Sid Scala to give him WALTER.

A contract signing for Dunne vs. WALTER was held later in the tapings.

WALTER debuted at UK TakeOver: Blackpool last month, confronting Dunne after Dunne had defended his title against Joe Coffey. A matchup between Dunne and WALTER has been building since then. They teamed together at yesterday's NXT UK tapings, with Dunne and WALTER having a staredown after the match and WALTER stepping on Dunne's title belt.

This will be the first time the UK title has been defended on the main card of an NXT United States TakeOver event since Dunne defeated Tyler Bate to become champion at TakeOver: Chicago in May 2017.

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is hosting TakeOver: New York on Friday, April 5.