Posted on 2/20/121 by Colin Vassallo
Current NXT UK champion Walter today surpassed Pete Dunne as
the longest-reigning UK champion, with 686 days and
Dunne, who won the then WWE UK championship from Tyler Bate
at NXT Takeover: Chicago, held the title for 685 consecutive
days but then lost it to Walter on April 5, 2019 at NXT
Takeover: New York in Brooklyn during WrestleMania weekend.
The belt was renamed to NXT UK title in January of last year
after WWE launched the NXT UK brand. Since the belt’s
inception in January 2017, only three Superstars held it,
making it the least-swapped title under the WWE banner.
The 33-year-old Austrian last defended the NXT UK title on
the January 14 episode of NXT UK on the WWE Network,
defeating A-Kid to retain it.