The first official match for the next special, NXT TakeOver: New York, for the WWE NXT brand has been revealed and it comes from the NXT UK roster.
The journey of bringing the WWE NXT UK brand to the more fans has continued as the company held TV tapings on Saturday from Coventry, England at the Planet Ice Coventry.
At these tapings, it was announced that WALTER will challenge Pete Dunne for the WWE UK Championship at NXT TakeOver: New York. We will be posting the spoilers from this taping later today.
NXT Takeover NY at #WrestleMania weekend will have the UK Championship defended!
— Wrestle Thoughts Podcast (@wtpoduk) February 23, 2019
If you recall, this match was teased back at the NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool event, which was the first special under the NXT UK banner, on January 12, 2019 at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
It started when Dunne successfully retained his title over against Joe Coffey. After the match, WALTER made his debut and attacked Coffey before having a stare-down with Dunne.
The NXT TakeOver: New York event takes place on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center and will air on the WWE Network. WWE has yet to announce any matches for this show but is expected to do so in the coming weeks.