WWE Announces 8 Participants, Rules For First-Ever NXT UK Heritage Cup Tournament

2020 will mark the year the first-ever NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion was crowned.

WWE announced on Thursday the eight competitors and the rules for the first annual NXT UK Heritage Cup tournament.

WWE.com released the following announcement and video from NXT General Manager William Regal running down all of the details.

NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion to be crowned in eight-man tournament

The top Superstars in NXT UK will battle to write a new chapter in the brand’s history, but only one will be crowned the first-ever holder of the NXT UK Heritage Cup.

In the coming weeks, eight Superstars will compete in a tournament contested under British Rounds rules.

The field includes Flash Morgan Webster, Noam Dar, Alexander Wolfe, A-Kid, “The Bomber” Dave Mastiff, Trent Seven, Joseph Conners and a final wildcard entrant yet to be determined.

The British Rounds rules are as follows:

    * All matches consist of six three-minute rounds.
    * All matches are 2-out-of-3 Falls.
    * Falls can won be won by pinfall, submission or count-out.
    * Once a fall occurs, the round ends.
    * The match ends once a wrestler has won two falls.
    * In the event of a disqualification or knockout, the match instantly ends without the need for two falls.
    * If all six rounds are completed, whomever is ahead on falls wins the match.
    * There will be a 20-second break between each round.

Following the tournament, the NXT UK Heritage Cup will be defended as a championship under the same rules.

Don’t miss the first episode of NXT UK’s relaunch, next Thursday, Sept. 17, at 3 ET/8 BST on the award-winning WWE Network!


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