Get your brackets ready. Tournaments are an easy concept in wrestling as they are as simple as putting wrestlers into a bracket and waiting to see who survives. The winner gets a title or a prize of some sort and that is all you need. They have been a popular idea for a long time now and we are going to be seeing another, albeit on a slightly smaller scale this time.

A #1 contenders tournament was announced during this week’s edition of NXT UK. Sid Scala announced that a tournament to crown new #1 contenders to the Tag Team Titles will begin on January 6. The first round matches of the four team tournament will take place on January 6 and January 13, with the finals taking place on January 20. There is no word on when the winners will receive their title shot against Moustache Mountain. Here are the brackets:

Ashton Smith/Oliver Carter

Die Familie
Jack Starz/Dave Mastiff

There is some talent in this field. Check out the teams in the tournament:

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that can set things up in a hurry. A tournament going rather quickly is a good idea at times and that is what we are seeing here. This whole thing will start and end in three shows, with the title match likely coming sometime in February. There is no need to go much further than that so it is nice to see this working out as well as it seems to be.

What do you think of the field? Who do you have winning? Let us know in the comments below.

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