The WWE United Kingdom Championship a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE. Unveiled on December 15, 2016, it was first awarded to Tyler Bate, who won the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament on January 15, 2017.
The championship will ultimately be the top championship of an upcoming WWE Network show that will be produced in the United Kingdom. However, in the interim, the title is currently being defended on WWE's developmental brand, NXT, as well as independent wrestling promotions' shows. It is the only active WWE championship to be defended outside of WWE, and the first since the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship, which was defended in multiple promotions from its 1981 creation until becoming WWF-exclusive in 1997.