In the foremost event in sports entertainment history, an audience outside of the World Wrestling Entertainment had the opportunity to observe its United Kingdom Championship being defended outside of WWE live events.
The exceptionally remarkable, world-travelled audience for “PROGRESS: Orlando” witnessed a unique, and genuine performance by 175lb Champion Tyler Bate, from Dudley, England, who defended his inaugural WWE U.K. Championship title against 159b Mark Andrews of Cardiff, Wales.
The stage was set between World Wrestling Entertainment and PROGRESS Wrestling.
The champion, Tyler Bate handed over his championship to the referee, and the opening bell sounded with a thunderous clang to start the contest. The uninhibited Bate faced off with the free spirited Mark Andrews.
The PROGRESS audience watched along as history was unfolding.
Andrews attempted aerial maneuvers, while Bate followed and avoided any separation – in a match that proved to be a clash of personality. Bate’s resiliency matched Andrews’ quick agility, as Bate was able to keep his foundation planted in sight of his WWE United Kingdom Championship.
Bate caught Andrews with an airplane spin in monumental moment, wobbling Andrews, to avert any more aerial offense and pinned Andrews with his signature maneuver, the Tiger Driver ’97.
Tyler Bate retains his title in front of a compelling Fern Park, FL audience and stood proudly in front of thousands of people with the WWE United Kingdom Championship.