Tyler Bate makes a guest appearance on WWE NXT Heatwave. Tyler Bate faces Bron Breakker after the latter’s victory in the main event of NXT Heatwave.
During the WWE NXT Heatwave broadcasts through the USA Network, wrestler Tyler Bate made his return to the US development territory to face Bron Breakker.
The NXT Summer Special episode ended with Bron Breakker defending his NXT Championship against JD McDonagh. After the fight and to the surprise of those present, Tyler Bate made his entrance on the scene carrying the maximum title of NXT UK. The two main champions of their respective brands faced each other to close the day tonight.
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The moment generated great expectation on the part of the fans, but at the same time fear and concern in anticipation of the next episodes of NXT UK. After Ilja Dragunov vacated the United Kingdom Championship, WWE began holding a tournament to define the new owner of the British brand. The competition hadn’t even finished broadcasting its first round before Bate showed up with the belt tonight.
This movement generated more doubts regarding the future of NXT UK. It was previously confirmed that WWE had to cancel two rounds of recordings due to not being able to count on BT Studios in London. On the other hand, the movement of multiple stars of the British brand to the United States could be seen reflected tonight.
Based on what was seen today, it is likely that the company will hold a new “Worlds Collide” type event between the USA and the UK, but details have not yet been provided in this regard.