Figure News: Tyler Bate Elite Figure in the Works?
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Is one half of Moustache Mountain coming to a toy store near you? It appears that the beans may have been spilled on a potential new action figure hitting the shelves this fall. ToysandMasks.com announced on their Twitter account that they will expecting to receive a Tyler Bate elite figure this November. The online UK wrestling shop did not mention which particular series Bate will be in, or if he'll be exclusive to the UK in any way. They announced the following: "We are ecstatic too announce in November we will be stocking WWE Mattel elite figure and also the Uk toy championship belt !"
For those who may not know, Tyler Bate is currently the first ever United Kingdom Champion in WWE. He defeated 15 other men, and pinned Pete Dunne, to win the title on the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament earlier this year. He won the brand new title at the age of 19, thereby becoming the youngest champion in the history of WWE. Bate, along with some other competitors from the tournament, have since appeared a few different times on NXT, and they will be appearing more often on WWE's announced UK show.
I'm still calling this one a strong rumor for now, it's hard for me to believe that Bate would be getting a figure this early. They very easily could make both him and the United Kingdom Championship as an elite figure, but Mattel hasn't even gotten around to making any of the cruiserweights yet, let alone UK tournament competitors. Furthermore, Bate is still working the indy scene, and is not completely under contract to WWE, which has been a necessity for Mattel in the past. We will see what happens in November, but it looks like things are about to get a lot more British between WWE and Mattel.