The WHEI United Kingdom Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by War Hawks Entertainment Inc. for their NXT UK brand. The title was unveiled on August 14, 2018 before the 3rd episode of WHEI 205 Live The title currently has no champion as the first champion will be crowned on the pre-show of WHEI SumerSlam in the finals of a tournament.
The championship is intended to be the top championship of the NXT UK brand. Said brand will debut the Saturday after SummerSlam. The current champion is Dave Mastiff who is in his first reign.
The championship was announced just before the 3rd episode of WHEI 205 Live when Ironman decided to bring the soon to debut in real life NXT UK brand into the War Hawks Universe Mode. It was later announced that a 32 man tournament would be held over the next week and a half to crown the innaugural champion. The tournament would culminate at SummerSlam on the pre-show.
The title will be featured at SummerSlam before the debut of the NXT UK brand the following Saturday. Only wrestlers from the UK, Ireland, Australlia, and New Zealand will be elligable to compete for the title to avoid comparisons to the WWE European Championship.
Dave Mastiff won the tournament at SummerSlam by last defeating Wolfgang to win the championship and become the first champion.
Innaugural tournament Edit
|First Round||Second Round||Quarter Finals||Semi-Finals||Finals|
|Bram vs. Joseph Conners||Bram vs. Pete Dunne||Bram vs. Wolfgang||Wolfgang vs. Tyler Bate||Wolfgang vs. Dave Mastiff|
|Pete Dunne vs. Martin Kirby|
|Wolfgang vs. Zack Gibson||Wolfgang vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.|
|Davey Boy Smith Jr.vs. Joe Hendry|
|Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre||Drew McIntyre vs. William Regal||William Regal vs.Tyler Bate|
|William Regal vs. Noam Dar|
|Finn Balor vs. Trent Seven||Trent Seven vs. Tyler Bate|
|Tyler Bate vs. Jimmy Havok|
|Flash Morgan Webster vs. Rampage||Rampage vs. Killian Dain||Rampage vs. Dave Mastiff||Dave Mastiff vs. Will Ospreay|
|Nick Aldis vs. Killian Dain|
|Dave Mastif vs. Danny Burch||Dave Mastiff vs. Primate|
|Jack Gallagher vs. Primate|
|Chris Renfrew vs. Aleister Black||Aleister Black vs. Will Ospreay||Will Ospreay vs. Wade Barrett|
|Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Will Ospreay|
|Mason Ryan vs. Marty Scurll||Marty Scurll vs. Wade Barrett|
|Wade Barrett vs. The British Bulldog|
Championship belt deisgn Edit
As with the two world championships on Raw and SmackDown, the design is similar to that of the WWE Championship with a few noticable differences. Instead of a large cutout of the WWE logo, the centerplate is modeled after the United Kingdom's royal coat of arms, featuring a lion and a unicorn on either side of the arms. While the center of the shield is replaced with the WWE logo, and atop the shield are the crown jewels, with two banners above and below the arms. The top banner reading "United Kingdom" and the bottom one reading "Champion". Like the world championships, the title features two sideplates, seperated by gold divider bars, with removable round sections that can be replaced with the current champion's logo in lieu of a nameplate. The default sideplates feature a red globe with the WWE logo in the center, the strap is also black.
|No.||Champion||Reign||Date||Days Held #||Location||Event||Notes|
|1||Dave Mastiff||1||August 26, 2018||1||Brooklyn, New York||SummerSlam||Won a 32 Man Tournament Culminating at SummerSlam to win the title|