Bate Vows To Make History, Coffey Talks Headlining NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool

- Ahead of his title shot against WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne in the main event of tonight's NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool special, Joe Coffey spoke with the folks from The Gorilla Position podcast about his personal redemption story and feeling the pressure of fans expectations going into today's show.

- Also on today's show, Tyler Bate and his tag-team partner, Trent Seven, face off against the team of James Drake and Zack Gibson in the finals of the tournament to crown the first-ever NXT U.K. Tag-Team Champions. On Twitter, Bate spoke about making history two years ago by becoming the first-ever WWE U.K. Champion and vows to do the same tonight by becoming one-half of the first-ever NXT U.K. Tag-Team Champions. Check out Tyler Bate's comments below.

- Finally, WWE tweeted the following photo out to continue hyping this afternoon's NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool live WWE Network special from the Empress Ballroom. Make sure to join us here at for live play-by-play results coverage of the show, which kicks off at 2pm EST. / 11am PST.