Triple H has announced during a press conference today in New Orleans that the United Kingdom Championship Tournament will be returning to The Royal Albert Hall in London, England on June 18 and 19!
During the WWE network reveal of new shows during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday the company announced that there will be a 'King of the Ring' UK Tournament taking place this year, and it will be on the WWE Network. It is likely the return to The Royal Albert Hall will be linked to this event.
WWE is no stranger to The Royal Albert Hall having previously held 'Battle Royal at the Albert Hall' on 3 October 1991. The event was televised on Sky Movies Plus in the UK and later released on VHS and DVD. The event can also now be watched on the WWE Network.
Below is the official press release:
NEW ORLEANS — Triple H revealed during today’s Business Partner Summit that the United Kingdom Championship Tournament will return for two nights this summer on June 18 and 19. This showcase for the finest talent in the U.K. will emanate from the most famous arena in London, Royal Albert Hall.
The first United Kingdom Championship Tournament was held in 2017 on Jan. 14 and 15 in Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom and aired live on WWE Network. The competition to crown the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion was won by 19-year-old Tyler Bate, who beat Pete Dunne in the final. Dunne later defeated Bate for the title at NXT TakeOver: Chicago in a modern classic, and continues to hold the championship as of this publication.
The Royal Albert Hall, meanwhile, is one of the world’s most vaunted arenas. Opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, it has hosted Beatles concerts, Muhammad Ali boxing matches and sports-entertainment bouts dating back as far as 1904 when WWE Hall of Famer George Hackenschmidt grappled there. And on June 18 and 19, it will serve as the proving ground of WWE’s next great U.K. talent.
Stay with WWE.com for more information on the return of the United Kingdom Championship Tournament as it becomes available.