WWE today announced the first 8 competitors for the upcoming United Kingdom Championship tournament will which establish a Number 1 contender for Pete Dunneís WWE UK Title. Several of the names announced for the tournament will be making their official WWE live event debuts for the company in this massive tournament, including former ICW, PROGRESS and Revolution Pro Wrestling Champions.

The 8 men announced were as follows:

  • Joe Coffey
  • Joseph Connors
  • Jack Gallagher
  • Zack Gibson
  • Amir Jordan
  • El Ligero
  • Dave Mastiff
  • Kenny Williams

Fans of the UK scene may have noticed that several of the stars included in the tournament were previously involved in the World of Sport reboot, notably Dave Mastiff who worked in the main event of the original New Years Eve special. Kenny Williams, Joe Coffey, El Ligero and Zack Gibson were also involved in the WOS reboot so it will be interesting to see how their involvement affects the planned return to ITV for the WOS project.

You can check out just some of the reaction below:

Soon to be recognised as WWEUK's #01 ?? https://t.co/vfYRGKE8A4

ó Zack Gibson (@ZackGibson01) May 16, 2018

Overwhelmed by the amount of positive support since the announcement. Thank you for all the comments and messages! And thank you to everyone who has helped me through the years to reach the foot of this mountain. Now itís time to put in the work and climb it! #WWE #WWEUK #WWEUKCT

ó El Ligero (@Ligero1) May 16, 2018

I held my own last night in my WWE Debut against three former Champions!
I donít Get Lucky, I Stay Lucky ?

WWE United Kingdom Champion, The Lucky Yin, Kenny Williams sound sweet to me ??#StayLucky #LuckyYin #WWEUKCT https://t.co/6zNdxP0npR

ó Kenny Williams (@KennyWilliamsUK) May 16, 2018

Royal Albert Hall.
The Iron King/Man will be there not taking part,but taking over.

This is how it feels..
No Mercy. https://t.co/gMBOkYBrxu

ó Joe Coffey (@Joe_Coffey) May 16, 2018

Letís have it #WWEUKCT @WWE @WWENetwork @WWEUKCT https://t.co/Lsargtf2S8

ó Dave Mastiff (@DaveMastiff) May 16, 2018