Tyler Bate officially joins SmackDown roster

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2024/01/06/tyler-bate-officially-joins-smackdown-roster/

Tyler Bate’s appearance on Friday’s episode of SmackDown marked his call-up to the SmackDown roster.

The 26-year-old has been added to the WWE website’s SmackDown roster page. He also commented in an Instagram post, “I am here to stay.”


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At the age of 19, Bate won the 2017 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament, defeating the man he tagged with on Friday, Pete Dunne.

He then started making appearances on NXT and sporadic showings on Raw as part of the cruiserweight division.

In 2019, he began an extended stint as part of the NXT UK roster. After NXT UK was discontinued, he returned to the main NXT brand.