One day after WWE announced a new series dubbed NXT U.K., a pair of the United Kingdom’s own became NXT champions.
Tuesday afternoon in London’s Royal Albert Hall, where the company was finishing up two days worth of tapings, Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate and the lovable Trent Seven) defeated Undisputed Era’s Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly to snag the NXT tag team titles.
Here’s the limited video WWE shared from the match:
The title switch comes as a shock, as just days ago O’Reilly was guitar playing his NXT tag title around the ring in Chicago after he and Strong were able to hold off Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch for the belts. O’Reilly and Strong seemed to be rolling on with no end in sight to their title reign only for Bate and Seven to capture their first NXT tag titles.
WWE is certainly serious about extending its reach overseas, and there’s no better way to draw interest than giving titles to some of the U.K.’s top guys (Pete Dunne, Bate and Seven). For the second night of WWE’s tapings in London (including Moustache Mountain’s surprising victory over Undisputed Era), tune into the WWE Network on Tuesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. ET.
It looks like the crossover between NXT and NXT UK is just getting started.