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5 WWE UK Championship tournament competitors likely to join the WWE

The WWE will decide the first ever WWE United Kingdom champion, but who will walk away as the newest employee of the WWE?

As an eleven-year pro and world traveled wrestler, Mark Andrews remains one of the tournament favorites to earn a contract at the conclusion of the tournament.
 

On Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th, WWE will be holding a two-day tournament that will air only on the WWE network. The special tournament will crown the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion.

For a number of years, there were very few wrestlers to come out of Ireland and Scotland to achieve success in North America. That is no longer the case, as wrestling is growing in popularity in Europe, especially in the UK and Ireland. Finn Balor, Sheamus, and Becky Lynch have managed to create a name for themselves in the WWE.

The UK independent wrestling scene has developed some of the finest talents in the world. Having young up and coming talent in the WWE Cruiserweight division such as Noam Dar and Jack Gallagher proves that the number of talented stars is plentiful.

Performers from the UK are also making a name for themselves in TNA, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Who will walk away as the inaugural WWE UK champion? Who will be the one to walk away the champion, from this group of sixteen?

Here are our choices for whom may earn a WWE contract after the WWE UK championship tournament comes to an end.


#5 Jordan Devlin

Could this former trainee of Finn Balor walk away with a WWE contract and the WWE UK Championship?

If the career path of another current wrestler from Bray County Wicklow in Ireland is any indication, Jordan Devlin appears to be a force to be reckoned with. Devlin has had the good fortune of being trained by former NXT and WWE Universal champion Finn Balor, who comes from the same area.

Much like Balor, Devlin is a high-flyer, but with less focus on the technical aspect that The Demon tends to bring to the ring. A moonsault is his most notable move, but he is capable of being very physical as well. His physical style was honed while he supplemented his training in Japan, much like his mentor Balor, adding stiff kicks and punches to his arsenal of moves.

He had initially wanted to pursue an amateur wrestling career, but when introduced to professional wrestling, he didn't turn back. It was the Vince McMahon-Stone Cold Steve Austin feud that drew him towards the business. Among Devlin's most notable friends are acclaimed English wrestling star Zack Sabre Jr and WWE Cruiserweight stars Noam Dar and Jack Gallagher.

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