WWE had recently revealed that they will be holding a second United Kingdom Championship Tournament next month, though at the time no participants for it were announced.
Now the company has revealed half the roster for the two days event. The tournament is expected to feature 16 superstars from the United Kingdom and the first 8 names to compete in it are:
Here's @catherinekelley to reveal the first EIGHT participants competing in next month's #WWEUKCT!@ZackGibson01 @Joe_Coffey @GentlemanJackG @DaveMastiff @KennyWilliamsUK @Ligero1 @JosephConners @iamamirjordan pic.twitter.com/iNX5XDPKXU
— WWE (@WWE) May 16, 2018
The rest of the roster will be revealed on Friday later this week.
The opening rounds of this tournament will be taking place in NXT’s shows at Download Festival from June 8 – 10. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will be held on June 18th.
The winner of the tournament will then go on to face the current UK Champion Pete Dunne the next day on June 19th. Several stars from NXT and Raw brand are also expected to compete in various matches during these two days period.