Finn Balor spoke to ESPN about the lack of big names in WWE’s United Kingdom Championship tournament:
"Just remember that when I went to New Japan, nobody knew who I was. And I've done okay," Balor said. "So don't be fooled by the fact you don't know their names. The reason you don't know their names or you've never seen them before, is because they've never had this exposure. This is gonna shine a light on all of these guys.
"The fact they may not be big names or used on a lot of big independent promotions, I don't think that has any bearing on their ability," Balor continued. "I think there's gonna be a lot of standouts.”
The WWE United Kingdom Championship is a new idea put forth by the company with a two-day tournament taking place on January 14 and 15, 2017, which will air on WWE Network, to crown the inaugural champion. WWE will tape the tournament from the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.