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WWE News: UK Championship match announced for NXT Takeover: WarGames

14.40K   //    08 Nov 2017, 05:26 IST

The Bruiserweight!
The Bruiserweight!

WWE has just announced another title match for the historic NXT Takeover: War Games. Pete Dunne will put his UK Championship on the line against Johnny Gargano.

Below is WWE's announcement and official tweet:

WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne to defend against Johnny Gargano in Houston on Saturday, Nov. 18

If you want to bear witness to WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne's next colossal title defense live, there's only one way to do so: By scoring a ticket to NXT's debut at the Toyota Center in Houston on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Fresh off making his unforgettable debut on WWE Monday Night Raw, The BruiserWeight will put his WWE U.K. Title on the line against former NXT Tag Team Champion Johnny Gargano.

The match will not air as part of that night's TakeOver: WarGames live special on WWE Network, meaning those lucky NXT fans in attendance in the Toyota Center will have an exclusive opportunity to watch the title bout unfold before their eyes.

One of the most popular Superstars in all NXT, Gargano has struggled to find his footing in the singles division since the painful breakup of #DIY last May. Could Johnny Wrestling change his fortunes in Houston by dethroning the devilish Dunne and becoming the first American to capture the U.K. Championship?

Find out for yourself by securing your seat today. Tickets for NXT in Houston are available now at!


While the announcement of the match has only heightened up expectations for the return of the iconic concept WCW PPV known as WarGames, the fact that the UK title match won't be a part of the show itself is a big letdown.

As mentioned in WWE's statement, the bout is exclusively for the fans in attendance. Boooo!

The match, nonetheless, promises to be a classic between two of the most technically gifted on the roster. Gargano is in the middle of a career transformation under the able guidance of Shawn Michaels while Dunne is making waves as WWE continues to tour the UK.

Dunne made his RAW debut on the latest episode when he showed up and defeated Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore with the assistance of Kalisto.

Will The Bruiserweight be able to extend his reign or will Johnny Wrestl make his legendary new master, HBK proud by winning his first singles title in the WWE?

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