Tyler Bate (March 7, 1997) is a British professional wrestler. Bate was the winner of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament, and is also the inaugural and one-time WWE United Kingdom Champion. Bate is one of only three wrestlers in WWE history to win a championship as a teenager, with the other two being Rene Dupree and Nicholas Cone.
Professional wrestling career
Preston City Wrestling (2014–2015)
Bate debuted in Preston City Wrestling as "The Iron Master" Tyler Bate at PCW Fright Night III on October 31, 2014, competing unsuccessfully in a 4-way match also featuring Charlie Garrett, Rich Swann and Zack Gibson. Bate returned to PCW at Shooting Star in January 2015, aligning himself with The Hunter Brothers and Ryan Smile. Bate and his team were then defeated by Pete Dunne, Damian Dunne, Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews.
In early 2015, Bate, alongside Trent Seven, debuted in American promotion Chikara as part of their tour of the United Kingdom, defeating The Hunter Brothers in a dark match on April 3 and losing to the Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster and Blaster McMassive) in another dark match on April 6. In their final dark match on the tour, Seven and Bate teamed with Clint Margera to take on Pete Dunne, Damian Dunne and Jimmy Havoc in a losing effort. Bate teamed with Seven and Dan Moloney at that year's King of Trios as Team Fight Club: Pro, making it to the semi-finals before being eliminated by The Bullet Club (AJ Styles, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson). In 2016, Seven and Bate began competing more regularly in Chikara, and on August 21, they defeated Los Ice Creams (Hijo Del Ice Cream and Ice Cream Jr.), N R G (Hype Rockwell and Race Jaxon) and The Devastation Corporation to win the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas.
Bate debuted in Progress Wrestling at Chapter 28 alongside Trent Seven as Moustache Mountain in a loss to Damian and Pete Dunne. At Chapter 33, Moustache Mountain split after Seven turned heel, attacking Bate and aligning with Pete Dunne to form British Strong Style. At Chapter 39, Bate returned to Progress, attacking Jimmy Havoc during a 7-man elimination match for the vacant Progress Wrestling Championship, turning heel and aligning himself with Seven and Dunne. On December 16, Seven and Dunne were stripped of the Progress Tag Team Championship after Dunne attempted to give his half of the shield to Bate. Two weeks later at Chapter 41, Seven and Bate defeated The London Riots and The LDRS of the New School (Zack Sabre, Jr. & Marty Scurll) in a three-way tag team match to win the vacant titles.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2016–present)
On December 15, 2016, it was revealed that Bate would be one of 16 men competing in a two night tournament to crown the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion on January 14 and 15, 2017. Bate defeated Tucker in the first round to advance to the quarter-finals, before defeating Jordan Devlin to advance to the semi-finals. Bate then defeated Wolfgang in the semi-finals and Pete Dunne in the final to win the tournament and become the inaugural champion. Bate was presented with the title belt by Triple H, William Regal, Finn Balor and Fit Finlay.
- Finishing Moves
- Tyler Driver '97 (Sitout Double Underhook Powerbomb)
- Corkscrew senton bomb
- Signature Moves
- 450 Splash
- Airplane Spin
- Big Swing
- Cradle DDT
- Deadlift German Suplex
- Deadlift Powerbomb
- European Uppercut
- Exploder Suplex
- German Suplex
- Monkey Flip
- Moonsault Plancha
- Northern Lights Suplex
- Orange Crush (Vertical Suplex Powerbomb)
- Rebound Lariat
- Rolling Wheel Kick
- Somersault Senton
- Step-Up Enzuiguri
- Suicide Dive
- Vertical Suplex
- Tag Teams and Stables
- "Bate the Great"
- "The Iron Master"
- "Campeon de Parejas"
- Entrance themes
- "Hearts on Fire"
- "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes (used while teaming with Trent Seven)
- "Love is Blindess" by The White Stripes (used as a part of British Strong Style)
- "Young and Bitter" by Hot Tag - Media Works (used as a part of British Strong Style)
- "Get Up" by Charlie DeYoung (WWE/NXT; January 14, 2017 – May 8, 2017)
- "Trenthammer" by WCPW (Used as a part of Moustache Mountain)
- "Inaugural" by CFO$ (WWE/NXT; May 20, 2017 – present)
Championships and accomplishments
- Great Bear Promotions
- Junior Heavyweight Cup (2014)
- URSA Major One Night Tournament (2013)
- Kamikaze Pro
- Shropshire Wrestling Alliance
- SWA British Lions Championship (1 time)
- British Lions Tournament (2014)
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
- World Wrestling Entertainment
- Tyler Bate on Facebook
|2017 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament participants|
Dan Moloney • Danny Burch • HC Dyer • James Drake • Jordan Devlin • Joseph Conners • Mark Andrews • Pete Dunne • Roy Johnson • Sam Gradwell • Saxon Huxley • Trent Seven • Tucker • Tyler Bate • Tyson T-Bone • Wolfgang