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WWE announces tournament to crown United Kingdom champion

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WWE made a big announcement today and it involves an overseas title.

Sadly it’s not the return of the illustrious European Championship, but instead, it’s a big step forward for the biggest wrestling promotion in the world.

A special two-night 16-man tournament will be held on Jan. 14th and 15th to crown the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion. The event will air on the WWE Network.

“Our passionate U.K. fans deserve to have their own Champion,” said WWE Executive VP of Talent, Paul Levesque (HHH) said during a press conference at London’s O2 arena. “The tournament is the next step in our ongoing strategy to create localized content for our global WWE Network, develop another brand that engages our passionate fans, and add a new dimension to our on-going storylines.”

The tournament will be conducted in a single-elimination format featuring talent from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Some of the names include: Trent Seven, Pete Dunne, Wolfgang, Jordan Devlin and Roy Johnson.

Former ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness recently signed a deal with WWE and will join Michael Cole at the announcer’s table to call the action on the network.

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Someone will win $1 million if they beat AJ Styles in WWE 2K19

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The cover athlete for this year’s version of Yuke’s and Visual Concepts’ incredibly popular WWE video game series is simply phenomenal.

That’s right, AJ Styles will be featured on the cover of WWE 2K19, but that’s not his only involvement with this year’s game.

During the cover announcement, Styles mentioned that this year’s game will feature a Million Dollar Challenge. Details were a bit vague, but the “Phenomenal One” said players will have to beat an unannounced mode, submit a promo video, and if they’re selected, they’ll be entered in a tournament.

Whoever wins that tournament will get the opportunity to face Styles in a one-on-one match in WWE 2K19 and if they’re able to beat Styles, they’ll walk away with:

Beating Styles won’t be easy because he’s one of the biggest gamers on WWE’s roster, but Yuke’s and Visual Concepts might want to bring some extra controllers just in case this happens again:

Here’s a look at the cover art:

WWE 2K19 will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 9. For more information on the game visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K19 or subscribe on YouTube.

Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs leads Republican Primary for mayor of Knox County by 17 votes

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MY GAWD IS THAT THE FUTURE MAYOR OF KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE?

After 100 percent of the precincts reported their data, Glenn Jacobs, known to wrestling fans as “The Big Red Machine” Kane, is leading the Republican nomination for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee by just 17 votes.

The race isn’t over just yet though. According to the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, there are still provisional ballots that need to be factored in, so an official winner won’t be announced until next week.

Jacobs has worked under the umbrella of World Wrestling Entertainment since 1995. After announcing his candidacy last April, he’s been seen very sporadically on television. The last time he worked a match on TV was the main event of the March 26th edition of Raw against John Cena.