NXT UK arrives in Glasgow!
But will the Grizzled Young Veterans retain their NXT UK Tag Team Championships against underdogs Kenny Williams & Amir Jordan?
- Moustache Mountain VS The Hunt; Moustache Mountain wins.
- WWE United Kingdom Championship Contender’s Qualifier: Joe Coffey VS Flash Morgan Webster; Coffey wins and advances to Fatal 4 Way Contender’s match.
- Nina Samuels VS Kasey Owens; Samuels wins.
- NXT UK Tag Team Championships: The Grizzled Young Veterans VS Kenny Williams & Amir Jordan; rescheduled as…
- NXT UK Tag Team Championships: The Grizzled Young Veterans VS Kenny Williams & Noam Dar; The Grizzled Young Veterans win and retain the NXT UK Tag Team Championships.
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NXT UK Assistant General Manager Sid Scala speaks.
“On behalf of NXT UK General Manager, Johnny Saint, I am delighted to announce that in four weeks time, there will be a Fatal 4 Way match to determine the new #1 contender to either Pete Dunne or Walter for the WWE United Kingdom Championship.” Eight man have been handpicked for qualifying matches, and we begin tonight! Who will get through this contender’s tournament to challenge the throne? Who will even have that title by then?
Moustache Mountain VS The Hunt!
The Big Strong Boys are back from the States and start off the action in Glasgow! However, if they want to get back towards the UK Tag Team Championships, they’ll have to survive these wild animals! Will Tyler Bate & Trent Seven be able to take down the Wild Boar and the Primate?
The teams sort out and Bate starts against Boar. They circle and tie up as fans cheer Moustache Mountain on. Bate and Boar go again and Bate gets double shoulder clamps. He then leap frogs Boar, ducks under him, and trips him up to walk all over him. Bate leaps but into Boar’s arms! But Boar can’t keep Bate up and falls over! Cover, TWO! Bate keeps on Boar with a headlock and brings him over. Tag to Seven and Seven takes the hand-off. But Boar powers Seven back and tags in Primate! Primate throws big hands on Seven and clubs him to an open corner. Fans boo while Primate roars. Primate whips Seven corner to corner but misses in the corner to get a CHOP! But it barely bothers Primate!
Seven dodges and CHOPS again, that one works. But Primate still grits his teeth and roars at Seven. Seven dodges and tries to fake Primate out, but Primate just roars again. So Seven gives Primate low shot and DDT! Cover, TWO! Primate bails out and regroups with Boar but Seven builds speed! Seven DIVES and wipes out The Hunt! Fans fire up as Seven puts Primate in the ring. Seven climbs but Boar goes after him. Primate leaps up to throw Seven off! Cover, TWO! Primate keeps on Seven with double ax handles. Primate drags Seven over and tags in Boar. They mug and club Seven, then Boar keeps on Seven with fish hooks. Seven crawls for Bate but Boar drops a senton! Boar hits Bate and fans boo, but Boar keeps Seven down with a keylock.
Fans rally up and Seven feeds off the energy. Seven throws haymakers and breaks free to give a BIG back hand! He reels Boar out but Boar dodges the lariat to give a headbutt! Tag to Primate and The Hunt goes after Seven with a double scoop slam. Primate uses Boar as the human(?) weapon senton! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer but Primate hammers away. Primate drags Seven up to hammer and headbutt into a corner. Primate whips Seven corner to corner and hits his primal clothesline. Fans sing for Seven but Primate runs back in, only to miss! Primate headbutts buckles and reels. Boar tags in but Bate gets clear of him this time. Seven leaps over Boar to tag in Bate! Bate throws jabs and body shots on Boar, then hits a huricanrana! Boar gets to a corner, Bate goes corner to corner for a jumping uppercut!
Bate whips but Boar reverses, only for Bate to boot and knee him back! Then Bate hops up for a flying uppercut! Fans fire up as Bate shows his strength with an exploder! Then a knip-up to Standing Shooting Star! Cover, TWO! Boar survives and Bate grows frustrated. But fans rally for the “Big Strong Boy!” as Bate drags Boar up. Bate gives Boar the airplane spin! Primate runs in but gets hit by Boar’s boots. Primate staggers while Bate slows to a stop. Bate tosses Boar at Primate! Tag to Seven and Moustache Mountain gets Boar for the back suplex powerbomb! Then Seven gives Boar a scooping sidewalk slam! Cover but Primate breaks it! Primate drags Seven up but Seven throws Primate out. Seven tags Bate and brings Boar back up.
Bate climbs but Boar resists and shoves Seven. Bate leaps over but Primate has him. Primate gets an uppercut for it but Boar tosses Bate into Primate’s saido suplex! Cover, but Seven dodges Primate to break it! Fans cheer that split-second save while Seven rolls out. Bate and Boar slowly stand as fans rally up. Primate returns to his corner and tags in. The Hunt tackle Seven and Bate in the corners, then whip them at each other. Seven back drops Bate and Bate lands on his feet, double Bops up! Double BANG! Moustache Mountain picks Primate up, full nelson and rebound, Lariat Dragon Suplex! Cover, Moustache Mountain wins!
Winners: Moustache Mountain, Tyler Bate pinning
A wild opener for a big win, the Big Strong Boys are primed for another go at those NXT UK Tag Team Championships! Who wins the main event to prepare to climb the Moustache Mountain?
NXT UK Media finds Kenny Williams & Amir Jordan backstage.
Something happened and now the Bhangra Badboy is in a lot of pain. The Lucky Yin gets Sid Scala to help them get Amir to the trainer’s room. Did the Grizzled Young Veterans do something to make sure their contenders won’t make it to the main event?
WWE United Kingdom Championship Contender’s Qualifier: Joe Coffey VS Flash Morgan Webster!
Glasgow’s own Iron King of Scotland represents Gallus in this first round against the Modfather of Wales! Both men have made progress in the NXT UK Tag Team Division, but they won’t pass up this golden opportunity. Who moves one step closer to challenging for the top prize in the UK Division?
The bell rings and Glasgow is of course behind Gallus. Coffey and FMW circle and tie up. FMW headlocks but Coffey powers out and tosses him to a corner! Coffey then reminds FMW, “This is MY Kingdom!” Glasgow cheers in agreement. FMW and Coffey circle and tie up. Coffey headlocks and holds on as FMW tries to power out. FMW tries again and gets free. Things speed up but Coffey avoids the wheelbarrow, only to miss the clothesline. FMW headlocks but Coffey back suplexes out. FMW lands on his feet to headlock again. Coffey tries to power out but FMW holds on. Coffey blocks the headlock takeover and powers out, then runs FMW over with a shoulder! Fans cheer and the Iron King soaks it all in. Coffey then runs but FMW speeds things back up. FMW gets Coffey with an arm-drag but Coffey bails out.
Coffey gets on the apron but gets a triangle dropkick! Coffey returns but FMW dodges and kicks him down. FMW hits an inverted senton then covers, ONE! Fans cheer as Coffey gets up and runs at FMW. FMW boots him away then hops up, but Coffey yanks him down! FMW hits buckles on the way down and Glasgow cheers as Coffey throws European Uppercuts. Coffey whips FMW into a corner then again, and then corner to corner hard. FMW falls and fans cheer as Coffey underhooks him. Coffey takes FMW for a swing! Then a suplex! Cover, TWO! Coffey keeps on FMW with a claw, and then a full nelson. FMW powers up and breaks the hold, but only for a moment. He does it again but Coffey puts it back on. FMW does it a third time and runs, but Coffey side steps to get the full nelson back!
Fans cheer Coffey’s strength but FMW works against the hold. FMW tilt-o-whirls to a crucifix pin, ONE! Coffey runs in but FMW goes up and over to speed up. FMW dodges and crossbodies to rain down rights! FMW grimaces as he runs at Coffey to crossbody them both out! The Modfather leaves Coffey behind to build speed again, and FLY! Direct hit takes down Coffey! Glasgow boos as FMW puts Coffey in. FMW hops up and hits the Rude Boy Block! FMW keeps on Coffey with underhooks, but Coffey slips out. Coffey spins but into FMW’s knee trigger! Cover, TWO!! Coffey lives and Glasgow cheers! FMW keeps focus and climbs up top. FMW Swanton Bombs, onto Coffey’s knees! Coffey fires up with Glasgow as he aims at FMW from the corner. No Mercy SPEAR! Then All the Best for the Bells! Cover, Coffey wins!
Winner: Joe Coffey, by pinfall; advances to the WWE UK Championship Contender’s Fatal 4 Way
Glasgow is Gallus! Coffey wins one for Scotland, but will he win that Fatal 4 Way to get another shot at the title?
Gallus’ Mark Coffey and Wolfgang return to speak.
“Welcome to OUR Kingdom!”Mark wants to make this clear. This is Gallus’ kingdom. Joe disposed of “that wee helmet”, and now he focuses on the Fatal 4 Way. Joe knows Glasgow puts their hopes and dreams behind Gallus, but the reality is that this is THEIR city! Just like this is THEIR NXT UK! And Wolfgang calls out Dave Mastiff! New York, security kept them apart, but next week, the Bomber is all his! The Coffey Brothers calm Wolfie down, because there’s still one thing they need to focus on. The Fatal 4 Way will be where Gallus flourishes! Glasgow cheers on their hometown heroes, but will Joe Coffey and Wolfgang be victorious?
NXT UK shares Pete Dunne’s training.
It was in New York that The Bruiserweight demanded his rematch, and The Ring General agreed. Now both men have just two weeks left to prepare. Dunne makes sure all his holds are at their best, but will Walter’s reign end so soon?
NXT UK, prepare for Ilja Dragunov!
“He has made his name in Europe and he is one of the biggest fight competitors there is.” High speed and high intensity, the world will know Unbesiegbar! Dragunov arrives in NXT UK next week!
Nina Samuels VS Kasey Owens!
The stage is set and the spotlight shines on the return of the Rose Devil! Nina is after the leading role and the top prize known as the NXT UK Women’s Championship. But will her return be ruined by her opponent’s debut?
The bell rings and Nina circles with Kasey. Fans are behind Kasey but Nina kicks her low to then elbow away on her back. Nina puts Kasey in a corner for mudhole stomps but backs off at 4. Fans boo as Nina toys with Kasey. Kasey hits back so Nina makes her pay for that with forearms. Nina backs off again while fans rally up for Kasey. Nina catches Kasey at the ropes for a motorcycle stretch! The ref counts but Nina stops at 4 again, to dropkick Kasey out of the ropes! Cover, TWO! Nina keep son Kasey’s arms with a seated stretch. Nina grinds Kasey with a chinbar but fans rally up.
Kasey endures and fights her way out of the hold. Kasey hits back and gets to her feet but Nina clubs her down. Nina brings Kasey up but Kasey kicks back! Kasey kicks and forearms then runs corner to corner for a big knee strike! She snapmares Nina to a cover, TWO! Fans rally for Kasey as she runs again, but Nina ducks the Penalty Kick. Nina gets Kasey with a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Kasey writhes while Nina climbs up top. Kasey runs at Nina but Nina cartwheels on the ropes. Nina blocks Kasey’s boot and redirects it into ropes to bring Kasey down for a draping backbreaker! Nina lifts Kasey in a fireman’s carry and hits the Nina-goroshi! Cover, Nina wins!
Winner: Nina Samuels, by pinfall
And scene! Nina is flattered by the boos and jeers as she celebrates her victory. Will this lead Nina to be the leading lady in a NXT UK Women’s Championship match?
Radzy interviews Nina in the ring.
Another victory for her in the NXT UK Women’s Division, and a rather impressive one. Is she still focused on Toni Storm? Nina admires Toni, because she has worked so hard to become the top of the division. And sure, Toni loves her rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, but she’s earned it. The title means so much to Toni that she didn’t think twice about abandoning her single mother and baby sister just so she could live the dream. Toni better enjoy her lifestyle, because it’ll be all she has left when there’s a NEW NXT UK Women’s Champion. Nina’s making this a very personal fight, but will she regret that when she meets the Lightning from Down Under in the ring?
NXT UK Media interviews Dave Mastiff.
The Bomber heard what Wolfgang said, and they’ll have it out in a Fatal 4 Way qualifier. They’re not strangers, because Wolfie got in Mastiff’s face. Wolfgang got lucky someone stepped between them. Mastiff sees Wolfgang and his “wee pals” saying this is their Kingdom. But when the Bomber batters Wolfgang, he’ll smash Gallus’ Kingdom to bits. Mastiff takes his leave, and the reporters would, too, but Kay Lee Ray makes sure they hear what she has to say.
“Tonight, Nina Samuels, I see what you’re doing, and you’re very, very clever.” KLR applauds Nina but KLR isn’t here to wait. KLR will make sure no one else in the NXT UK Division forgets her name ever again. Toni Storm has many eyes on her prize, will it be the Rose Devil or the lethal lass that gets the first shot?
NXT UK announces another qualifying match!
Next week, the Leeds Luchador and the Irish Ace will do battle! Jordan Devlin wants his shot but so does Ligero, who beats who to take the next step?
NXT UK Tag Team Championships: The Grizzled Young Veterans VS Kenny Williams & Amir Jordan!
Zack Gibson & James Drake claim to be locker room leaders but they seem to be bullies instead. They’ve thrown around the luggage of the Luckyin and Bhangra Badboy, ran away from a non-title tag match, and are prime suspects in the attack on Amir earlier tonight! But Gibson takes a mic to speak, even as fans taunt, “If you hate Gibson, shoes~ off~!” Gibson has heard “from a very reliable source” that Amir is injured. So unfortunately, there will be no tag team title match tonight! Gibson’s dressed to compete and is just as upset as the fans on. So put the shoes back on, pick up your belongings, and head home. Fans do nothing of the sort. Gibson shouts that there will be NO fairy tale ending, Kenny won’t get his title shot because- Wait, here comes Kenny Williams!
Kenny has a mic of his own to tell Gibson & Drake that Amir is hurt. But the GYV know exactly what happened, don’t they? But there is STILL going to be an NXT UK Tag Team Championship match, because Kenny’s lucky enough to have other friends. It’s the Scottish Supernova, Noam Dar!
NXT UK Tag Team Championships: The Grizzled Young Veterans VS Kenny Williams & Noam Dar!
It’s a double dose of Scotland’s own! Will this #LuckySupernovaInTheSky end the inaugural run of Mr. Mayhem & Liverpool’s Number One?
Glasgow sings and then cheer as Dar and Kenny go after both Grizzled Young Veterans! The fight is on and Glasgow is thunderous for the hometown heroes! Gibson & Drake are furious while the ref restores order. The bell rings and it’s just a brawl! The ref insists they go to 1v1 but the fight spills out of the ring. Gibson and Drake fight Dar and Williams respectively but not respectfully! Dar throws Gibson into barriers while Kenny CHOPS Drake. Dar puts Gibson in the ring but Drake rams Kenny into barriers. Gibson gets up but gets a dropkick from Dar! Dar throat chops, headbutts and uppercuts Gibson to a corner! Fans sing for Dar as he hits a forearm smash to Northern Lights! Cover, TWO! Dar keeps his cool while Kenny throws Drake in.
The ref keeps Kenny back and Kenny finally goes to his corner. Fans sing for Dar but Drake tags in. Gibson whips and Drake dropkicsk the feet out. Gibson dropkicks Dar, too, then is a step stool for Drake’s Mayhem in Motion dropkick to Kenny! Glasgow jeers while GYV high-fives. They taunt “Ass Face” Drake as he throws hands with Dar. Drake rocks Dar right out of the ring then tags Gibson. Gibson picks Dar up and Drake slingshots for the ax handle backbreaker! Dar writhes while GYV talk trash. “This is your fault! Your fault!” Gibson shouts as he puts Dar in. Dar crawls but Gibson throws big forearms. Gibson stalks Dar to the GYV corner but fans rally up. Gibson throws EuroUppers then tags Drake. GYV mug Dar then stomp him out.
Fans taunt “Ass Face!” while rallying for Dar. Drake drags Dar around by that bad leg. Dar fights out with his good leg but Drake throws more forearms. Drake runs in but Dar tosses him at Gibson. Gibson helps Drake back in and Drake chop blocks the leg! Drake drags Dar back to the GYV corner, but Dar fights back! Gibson goes down and Dar elbows Drake. Both men are down but Glasgow fires up. Dar crawls but Gibson yanks Kenny off the apron! Kenny runs Gibson off but this allows Drake to get Dar with a facelock. Drake pushes Dar back but Dar fights back. Fans now taunt Gibson with “Gibson is a Helmet! Lalala~!” Drake clubs Dar but Dar spins out to sweep the legs! Dar hot tags Kenny!
Kenny rallies on GYV with forearms! He focuses on Drake and whips, but Drake reverses, only for Kenny to hurdle and springboard! Kenny crossbodies and rains rights down on Drake! Glasgow fires up with Kenny as he goes corner to corner for a big forearm smash! Drake denies the bulldog but Kenny comes back to get it anyway! Kenny springboard kicks Gibson away then chops Drake off his feet! Kenny aims at Gibson and wrecks him with a dropkick! But Drake intercepts Kenny as he skins the cat! Only to get a tornado DDT counter! Cover, TWO!! Kenny was close but he keeps his focus. Kenny drags Drake up to a fireman’s carry but Drake fights out. Gibson gets Drake out of the ring but Kenny triangle springboard Trust Falls! Glasgow cheers for “NXT! NXT!” for giving us all this match!
Kenny gets Drake back in and climbs up top. Drake stands and Kenny leaps for a BIG flying back elbow! Cover, TWO!! Drake lives but Kenny keeps on him. Kenny drags Drake up while fans taunt Gibson, but Drake gets Kenny with a backbreaker! Kenny and Drake tag in Dar and Gibson! Dar fires off on Gibson! Gibson shoves and kicks Dar’s bad leg out! But Dar dodges the boot to sweep the legs! Dar has Gibson but Gibson spins, only for Dar to drop toehold to a kneebar! Gibson flails and shouts as he endures Champagne Super Kneebar! He reaches and tags out to Drake! Drake stomps Dar and Gibson is free. Gibson hobbles and Drake drags Dar up, but Kenny drags Gibson out! Kenny runs, dodges and springboards off barriers to back elbow Gibson down!
Dar slips out to drag Drake down into another kneebar! Now Drake screams and shouts as he endures! Dar twists and pulls but Gibson returns! Kenny grabs Gibson for an ankle lock! And he grape vines! Dual submissions have both Grizzled Young Veterans! Glasgow is thunderous, but Gibson crawls to attack Dar! But then Dar takes it out on Drake while Kenny kicks at Gibson! Everyone runs out of steam, but then Kenny stands for a second wind! Gibson and Drake endure all over again! But Gibson rolls and shoves Kenny onto Dar! Dar lets Drake go and now the four men slowly stand. Gibson CHOPS Kenny, Dar BOOTS Gibson but Drake enziguris Dar! All four men are down but Glasgow is loving this!
Kenny rolls out of the ring while Dar gets to a corner. Drake hobbles up and goes after Dar but Dar cradles! TWO, but Drake gets Dar’s bad leg! Drake wants the Crab and gets it! Dar endures the Half Crab and crawls, but Kenny saves him from tapping! Gibson drags Kenny out but Kenny elbows him away. Kenny BOOTS Drake off Dar! Dar crawls to his corner but so does Drake. Hot tags to Gibson and Kenny, and Kenny fires off hands. Gibson gives uppercuts in return, but Kenny rebounds for a lunatic lariat! Gibson flounders and Kenny storms over, only to get an enziguri to the arm. Dar gets Kenny out of the way as Gibson hops up and leaps, Dar takes the Ticket to Ride! Kenny runs at Gibson, wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO!! Gibson lives and Kenny can’t believe it! But Glasgow knows “This is Awesome!”
Dar and Kenny regroup and drag Gibson up. Dar takes aim but Drake drags him out against the post! Drake swings the bad leg into the post! Kenny is in shock but Gibson gives a thumbs-up. Fans tell Drake he’s an “Ass Face!” but Kenny says bring it! Kenny hits Drake then uppercuts Gibson! But Drake tags in as Kenny runs, and Gibson blocks the wheelbarrow. Gibson holds Kenny for the #GritYourTeeth Dropkick! Kenny is a rag doll as Gibson gives him Helter Skelter! Drake climbs up for a 450 splash! Cover, Grizzled Young Veterans win!
Winners: The Grizzled Young Veterans, James Drake pinning; still NXT UK Tag Team Champions
Whether or not Gibson & Drake took out Amir Jordan before this match, they managed to survive Kenny and Dar in the match. Will Amir be healthy soon so that he and Kenny have the shot they were supposed to have? Will Dar be back in NXT UK full-time like he promised? And will any team be able to find what it takes to defeat Mr. Mayhem & Liverpool’s Number One?
What a great episode for what I believe is just the beginning of NXT UK in Glasgow. The announced WWE United Kingdom Championship contender’s match is going to be amazing, and we already have some great matches leading into that. Coffey VS Flash Morgan Webster was a great first match for this, and it was good for them to time it with Coffey in his hometown so he’d get cheered when he won. We know Devlin VS Ligero and Mastiff VS Wolfgang are coming, but I wonder if the fourth qualifier is being kept secret because it’ll involve something, or someone, wild. Ilja Dragunov is debuting, but I don’t think he’d debut right into the title scene, would he? Well maybe he would. All these matches are going to be great, and so will the Fatal 4.
Moustache Mountain VS The Hunt was a great tag match, especially to open the show. Obviously the Big Strong Boys were going to win, they’re still so strong and so over. They have to be the unofficial next contenders for the tag titles. Nina Samuels did good in the squash of Kasey Owens, and her promo was smoothly delivered. I’m surprised she’s going for the personal stuff but I suppose it’ll get Toni’s attention. KLR also wants everyone’s attention and she did a good interview promo. KLR VS Nina should be a contender’s match while NXT UK is in Glasgow so the fans will be behind KLR.
There was great mystery behind Amir’s injury, and GYV are the obvious choices, but I wonder if it’ll be revealed it was someone less likely. I sensed Kenny had a new tag partner even before he appeared, and it was a great surprise for all to see it was Noam Dar! Dar technically returned last night on 205 Live but this was more than likely his actual return, and he did great for having that scary leg injury almost a month ago. It was still unlikely this double Scots team was going to win even in Glasgow, but there were moments where it would’ve totally worked. But now we will have a rematch of the inaugural match, GYV VS Moustache Mountain, more than likely at the next UK TakeOver, and it’ll be another barn burner. Hopefully with Big Strong Boys going over this time.
My Score: 8.6/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (5/22/19)
What will become of the NXT Tag Team titles?
The NXT Tag Team Championships are VACANT!
Even after the Viking Raiders retained them against the Street Profits, Erik Rowe & Ivar Hanson have left NXT for Raw. What will GM William Regal say about the tag titles’ future?
- Mansoor VS Sean Maluta; Mansoor wins.
- Candice LeRae VS Reina Gonzales; LeRae wins.
- Johnny Gargano & Matt Riddle VS reDRagon; reDRagon wins.
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The Raid moves on.
After dominating the NXT Tag Team Division since showing up almost a year ago, and then appearing on Monday Night Raw in the Superstar Shake-Up, The War/Viking Raiders are leaving WWE’s premier developmental behind. Though, they did get egged into one last match with the Street Profits for the titles. Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins gave Erik and Ivar a fight, but that fight was interrupted by the jealous and bitter Forgotten Sons! Jaxson Ryker, Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake didn’t get much done before being downed by War Beard Ivar, then Ford & Dawkins jumped in, and then so did Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch!
Four teams fought, one team stood tall! The Street Profits got the “pin” on the Raiders, but they’re not the champions! And then the champions wrecked everyone who was left, but they still gave up the belts! What does that mean for the future of the titles?!
NXT General Manager William Regal speaks.
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to NXT.” He knows last week’s finish was rather chaotic, and that leaves us without champions. The Street Profits pinned the Viking Raiders but not during a match. There are many deserving teams, so Regal has the solution. At NXT TakeOver: XXV, it will be Street Profits VS Forgotten Sons VS Oney Lorcan VS The Undisputed Era’s reDRagon, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish, in a LADDER MATCH!! Which duo ascends to new heights to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions?!
The Undisputed Era is here!
And all four of them, at that. Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly are united again after Strong took out Matt Riddle on Cole’s behalf. And now they’re even more excited because Fish & O’Reilly are going for tag title gold! The four hit the ring, hitting their Undisputed team pose, and Cole takes up the mic.
“We’ve heard the whispers in the NXT locker room. All you morons probably wondering if the rumors are true.” Guess what: the Undisputed Era is going nowhere! They’re stronger than ever, and they’re all on the same page. This is a statement to everyone else on the roster: it may say NXT superstar, but the Era owns you! And they won’t stop until they’re running Full Sail. They will take what they want, when they want, and as they said before, they’ll be draped in gold. In fact, that begins at TakeOver. Bobby & Kyle WILL regain the NXT Tag Team Championships while “yours truly” will take the NXT Championship off Gargano. The Undisputed Era- is interrupted! Johnny Gargano makes his way out, belt on his waist and mic at the ready.
“I’m gonna save you some time, Cole, okay.” Cole wants the title shot? He has it. But Gargano wants Cole to do something: tell the truth. The real reason the boys are back together is because Cole can’t win on his own. Cole wants a time-out. What kind of idiot is Gargano? Cole beat Gargano in that first fall! Yes he keeps saying that. But what kind of idiot is Cole to not understand math? He didn’t shock the school system, that’s for sure. So Gargano will explain this very, very slowly: In a 2 out of 3 Falls match, you need to win 2 falls. Cole only won 1. Gargano won 2, which means he is the champion. “Do you understand, buddy?”
Cole tells Gargano to shut up and listen! Gargano can be as cocky as he wants, but it eats Gargano up that Cole still got that pin by himself! And in two weeks, Cole Baybay does it again. As far as tonight, though, the Era is celebrating. But Matt Riddle attacks from behind! The Bro wants revenge! And the champ helps him out! Gargano and Riddle fight and SUPERKICK the Undisputed Era! They get 2v2 with Cole and Strong! Riddle Bro-Triggers Strong out while Gargano clotheslines Cole! Referees hurry out to stop all this, but that’s easier said than done. Gargano and Riddle bro fist, but will they and the Undisputed Era settle this on the Road to TakeOver 25?
Mansoor VS Sean Maluta!
The Saudi Stud has his second match on NXT TV after losing his debut to the “Rare Breed”, Dominik Dijakovic. Meanwhile, the “Samoan Dragon” makes his NXT return! Who uses this newest opportunity to make the biggest impact?
The bell rings and Manny circles with Maluta. They tie up and Maluta wrenches to a wristlock. Manny rolls and hooks Maluta, but Maluta breaks free to bring Manny to the mat. Manny rolls to his feet then handsprings and cartwheels to then climb Maluta and break free. He runs and huricanranas Maluta to a corner. He dropkicks Maluta down hard! Manny brings Maluta up but gets a spinning heel kick! Maluta runs and boots Manny, then Samoan Drop! Maluta gives Manny a hellova kick then climbs up for a flying Code Breaker! Cover, TWO! Manny survives but Maluta’s on him with a neck wrench.
Fans rally up as Manny endures. Maluta wrenches hard but Manny fights his way up. Manny pries free but gets forearms. Maluta runs but into a forearm! Manny runs but knows Maluta follows, so he stops and boots Maluta, to a waistlock and snap German Suplex! Fans fire up for Manny as he runs in at Maluta. Manny hits a running kick, then blocks to forearm again. He slingshots for a neckbreaker! Maluta fires up as Maluta staggers up. Dragon sleeper, inverted suplex to twisting facebuster! Cover, Mansoor wins!
Winner: Mansoor, by pinfall
Mansoor breaks even in his NXT TV career, but is this first win just the beginning of a Saudi Stud win streak?
NXT Media overhears the Undisputed Era complaining to William Regal.
They’re obviously upset after getting jumped by Matt Riddle and then ran off by both him and Johnny Gargano. Cathy Kelly is there as they storm out, but none of them stick around to talk to her. She talks with Regal instead, and asks how the situation is being handled. Regal informed the Undisputed Era’s recent conduct is not becoming of NXT. Therefore, at TakeOver: XXV, we’re getting Riddle VS Strong! As for tonight, we’re also getting Gargano & Riddle VS reDRagon! Will the NXT Champion and The Original Bro be able to take down one half of the Era before getting the other at TakeOver?
Velveteen Dream returns to NXT!
The NXT North American Champion walks to the ring waving and blowing kisses to the fans while carefully carrying his title. Dream picks up a mic to address the crowd.
“Well I guess you could say the Dream is in high demand.” People want to feel the Dream. People want to touch the Dream. And people want to hold the Dream. But the Dream is the NXT NAC, so you can’t just feel it or hold it. He’s too big to hold. And when you say the name Dream, you better say it right. But wait, is that… It’s TYLER! Tyler Breeze returns to NXT, too! Fans go nuts for Prince Pretty as he struts to the ring while on selfie cam. And Dream is unable what to make of this. Tyler picks up a mic and fans duel between “Breeze is Gorgeous!” “Velveteen!” But fans do give him a “Welcome Home!”
“Prince Pretty is home!” And like The Dream, when Breeze was here, he had everyone talking. But ever since the fashion left NXT, it just feels… lifeless and dull. There’s wannabe impersonators and cheap knock-offs. As flattering as that is, and Dream, it really is, there can only be one Prince Pretty. Dream welcomes Breeze home to Dream’s NXT. And things are different here now. The spotlight wants a real man. Yes, a real man, and not some boy. Especially not some boy who plays cops ‘n’ robbers. “Besides, just because you couldn’t cut it on Monday and Tuesday nights, doesn’t mean you can come to NXT and demand a spotlight.” So run along, Breeze, to where you belong.
Okay, okay, Velveteen. But let’s not confuse “couldn’t cut it” for “uninspired.” Dream inspires Breeze. The North American Championship inspires Breeze. And an inspired Breeze is too much, too big for Dream to handle. “Listen here, dollar store detective.” Maybe he forgot while sitting in catering, but things are very different in NXT. And the line to the title starts way way way outside! But Dream won’t leave a bad taste in Breeze’s mouth. How ’bout a selfie? Hmm, a selfie with the champ… This is a monumental moment, first time these two have been in the ring together. Make up your mind, Dream ain’t got all day. Okay, yes, let’s do one.
The two get close together and the phone feed is on the titantron. Before they take the pic, Breeze has a piece of advice. When you right your phone number on your trunks and no one calls, it’s because no one’s interested. And Breeze DECKS Dream! Prince Pretty gives Dream a five knuckle makeover, but will he be adding that North American title belt to his own wardrobe?
NXT Media finds Tyler Breeze making his exit.
Cathy asks Breeze about his motivations for attacking Dream just now. For those who don’t know, Breeze is an NXT OG, an original guy. And all Breeze wanted to do was introduce Dream to the #Inspired Prince Pretty. Will William Regal be inspired to give us a match?
Candice LeRae VS Reina Gonzales!
Mr. Johnny Wrestling has a match tonight, and at TakeOver, but what about Mrs. Candice Wrestling? The NXT Women’s Championship is already spoken for, but can Candice climb her way to being the next up?
The bell rings and the towering Texan taunts Candice for being comparatively tiny. Candice doesn’t appreciate it, and shoves Reina. Reina shoves her back then shoves her down! Reina drags Candice up but Candice goes for a roll up! But Reina’s too tall and shoves Candice off. Reina walks into Candice’s body shots but swings clotheslines. Candice ducks one but not the other! Reina puts Candice in a corner to stomp and punch. The ref counts and Reina shouts she gets the rules! She scoops Candice for a spinning powerslam! Cover, TWO! Reina keeps on Candice with a grounded keylock. She thrashes Candice but fans rally up. Candice fights her way up but is put in a corner. Reina walks into a kick, then misses as Candice slips out. Candice grabs an arm for an arm DDT!
Candice runs but into another scoop! Reina swings Candice around then back the other way, but Candice school girls Reina out of the ring! Candice takes aim as Reina staggers to her feet. Candice wrecks Reina with a dropkick, then springboards, but into Reina’s arms! Reina pops Candice up, but Candice slips out and shoves Reina into steel steps! Reina crawls into the ring and Candice follows. Candice shoulders Reina away then climbs up top. Candice leaps for flying headscissors! And she fires haymakers and chops! She backs Reina down to a corner! Fans fire up with Candice, as she runs in and hits a back elbow. Candice climbs again and leaps for a missile dropkick! But Candice isn’t done, LIONSAULT! Cover, Candice wins!
Winner: Candice LeRae, by pinfall
The smaller star wins with her bigger heart! But wait, the Horsewomen storm the ring! Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir owe Candice for her part in Io Shirai’s ambush during training. They flank the ring, but Candice takes the fight to them! But that’s a 3v1 fight and it doesn’t favor her! Io Shirai comes to the rescue, with a kendo stick! Io SMACKS away on all three Horsewomen! But especially Jessamyn and Marina! Then she has Shayna all to herself! Shayna tries to run but gets SMACK after SMACK! The Horsewomen save the Queen of Spades but the splintering damage has been done! Will the Genius of the Sky get the best of Shayna once and for all at TakeOver: XXV?
Johnny Gargano & Matt Riddle VS reDRagon!
The rematch from NXT TakeOver: New York is on the horizon, as is a battle between Original Bro and backbreaker master. But before that, #GarganBRO takes on Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish as they reunite ahead of their tag title ladder match! Who gets major momentum towards the momentous 25th TakeOver?
The teams sort out and Gargano reasons with the less than 100% Riddle. Kyle waits impatiently for a “victim,” but Gargano gets Riddle to let him start. Gargano and Kyle circle, and Kyle drops to a floor guard. Kyle stands back up to tie up with Gargano. Gargano gets tthe wristlock but Kyle grinds his forearm in Gargano’s face. Kyle then spins to a drop toehold but Gargano slips out to a facelock. They roll around as fans duel and Gargano goes for a cover. Kyle’s out at zero and keeps his feet guard up. Gargano stands and avoids a kick, and Full Sail applauds. Kyle talks strategy with Fish and comes back. He and Gargano tie up with knuckle locks and go shoulder to shoulder. Kyle body scissors but Gargano stays up. Kyle still pulls Gargano in and gets a triangle! But Gargano rolls and escapes, to a crossface!
Kyle manages to escape before it becomes a GargaNo Escape, then trips Gargano up. Gargano pushes Kyle off and arm-drags him around. Kyle kicks low and brings Gargano over. Tag to Fish and Fish mugs Gargano. The Infamous One snapmares Gargano to a chinlock, but Gargano endures. Fans rally up and Gargano powers out. Fish holds the ropes and baits Gargano into a body shot. Fish throws Gargano by his hair then swings on Riddle. Riddle glares at Fish, but sees Kyle’s flying knee coming! Riddle roundhouses Kyle but Fish clobbers Riddle! The ref reprimands reDRagon, but then Gargano apron SUPERKICKS Fish! Fans fire up for Johnny Wrestling as he fetches Fish. Gargano puts Fish in the ring, and fans chant for the Bro. Gargano tags Riddle in!
Riddle CHOPS Fish as Gargano holds him! Palm strike after palm strike and another big CHOP! Riddle takes aim and gives “Bro Kicks”! RIddle hits Kyle off the apron, then comes back to forearm Fish! Then he goes the other way for another forearm! And an exploder! Kyle runs in but gets caught to a PELE! Riddle drags Fish up but Fish throws forearms. Riddle returns them but Fish spins Riddle to fire off strikes. But Fish gets caught into a gut wrench suplex! Riddle holds on and gut wrenches again! He still holds, but drops him as Kyle runs in! Kyle gets caught, and Kyle gets a gut wrench! Riddle holds on still, but his bad ribs stop that. And then Fish runs Riddle over with an elbow! Fish puts Riddle in the reDRagon corner and tags in Kyle.
Kyle fires off on Riddle’s ribs, then tags Fish back in. Fish brings Riddle up for a boot and body shots of his own. The ref counts but Fish lets up at 4, to taunt Gargano. Riddle gets caught by Fish again, and Kyle tags in. Kyle runs in for a big forearm, then rolls Riddle with a waistlock. Kyle drives in elbows and knees, then runs to slide and knee the ribs! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up for Riddle but Kyle puts him back in the reDRagon corner. Tag to Fish and reDRagon double snap suplex Riddle down. Cover, TWO! Fish keeps on Riddle’s ribs with forearms, but fans still rally for the Bro. Riddle fights back but gets knees and forearms from Fish. Fish snapmares Riddle to then slingshot senton! Cover, TWO! Riddle toughs it out but Fish stomps Riddle back down.
Fish drags Riddle up for crossface forearms, then brings Riddle back to the corner. Tag to Kyle and Kyle gives Riddle more shots to the rib. Kyle snapmares and laces the legs for a modified abdominal stretch. Riddle endures as Kyle pulls him back. Fans rally up again but Kyle makes it a cover, TWO! Riddle CHOPS Kyle so Kyle forearm back. They go back and forth, but then Riddle fires off palm strikes. Kyle blocks the roundhouse to kick and roll Riddle. Riddle rolls through to powerbomb lift, but Kyle slips out to a guillotine facelock! But Riddle slips out and wristlock ripcords Kyle for a Bro Trigger! Riddle flounders while Kyle crawls, hot tags to Gargano and Fish! Gargano slingshots and rallies on Fish! Gargano also hits Kyle with an overhead suplex!
Kyle and Fish end up in opposite corners, so Gargano starts a CHOP train back and forth! Gargano gets the bulldog-clothesline combo! Fish stands to get a mule kick, then Gargano uses Kyle as a step for the tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Fish survives but fans fire up with Gargano. Gargano hits Kyle off the apron but Fish spins and fireman’s carries. Gargano slips out but Kyle tags in. Fish mule kicks, Kyle suplexes and Fish adds a roundhouse, brainbuster! #ChasingtheDragon!! Cover, TWO!! Gargano survives with his superhuman heart, and Kyle grows frustrated. Kyle tags Fish and reDRagon prepares the other finisher. But Gargano fights out to enziguri Fish! Kyle gives Gargano Ax ‘n’ Smash! Riddle waistlocks Kyle but Kyle standing switches to hit a German Suplex!
But Riddle stands right up! Riddle German Suplexes Kyle! But Kyle stands up for a roaring elbow! Riddle rebounds to Penalty Kick! And all four men are down! Fans are loving this as the team regroup. Gargano dodges Fish and Riddle tags in. School Boy Kick misses, as does the Penalty Kick and standing moonsault. But Gargano SUPERKICKS Fish, and the Bro-Ton is dropped! Riddle climbs, Floating Bro! Cover, but Kyle breaks it up! Gargano goes at Riddle and hops the sweep to buzzsaw. Riddle roundhouses Kyle, and then Gargano long darts Kyle into the Bro-Trigger! Fish runs Gargano over but Riddle fires off those palm strikes. Fish blocks then roundhouses Riddle back. But Riddle blocks the next one to lift Fish in a BOMB! Then flip over, Final Flash knee! Cover, but Kyle drags Fish out!
Riddle goes to the apron to Penalty Kick Kyle! Riddle fetches Fish but here comes Cole! Gargano DIVES on him! Gargano fires hands off on Cole, but that leaves Riddle alone to get Strong’s strong knee! X-Plex to the apron! Strong feeds Riddle to TOTAL ANNIHILATION! Cover, reDRagon wins!!
Winners: reDRagon, Kyle O’Reilly pinning
The Undisputed Era cannot be stopped when it’s always four opponents at once! And now they can’t be stopped from beating down Gargano and Riddle! They stomp and stomp and stomp, and then Strong picks Gargano up for Cole. Cole aims, Last Shot shining wizard! “Time’s almost up, buddy.” “This is the Undisputed Era. That NXT Championship is going to be mine!” Is this just a preview of a golden Undisputed Era?
A great episode with a lot of progress made towards TakeOver: XXV. A lot of people, including myself, were hoping we’d get a Fatal 4 Way for the NXT Tag Team Championships, and not only are we getting that, we’re getting that with LADDERS! Now obviously the Viking Raiders have officially left NXT to be on Raw, but it was great to add O’Reilly & Fish in their place. Basically any team other than the Forgotten Sons will be a choice fans will accept, but it’d be even more explosive a cheer if it’s between Profits or reDRagon. We got a good match of Mansoor VS Maluta, it will be interesting to see where Manny goes post-XXV.
It was great to see Breeze return, and he and Dream had a great back and forth. Those lines were just so good. For those wondering what happened to Dream VS Dijakovic, Dijakovic’s out with injury which is unfortunate because he was likely going to have a great match with Dream. But at the same time, Dream VS Breeze is going to be a great match, too. If Breeze is sticking around for a long time, it’d be quite the move if he won the title, but I’m thinking Dream retains. We got a good match out of Candice VS Reina, but clearly there’s a lot of story with the Horsewomen involved. Io did and looked great in her save, but it’s a shame we’re not getting a Six Woman Tag go-home. Hopefully Candice keeps Jessamyn & Marina from ruining Shayna VS Shirai, and Shirai needs to get that belt.
Speaking of the go-home, we’ll be getting great though also filler matches with Yim VS Belair II and Kushida VS Gulak. I’m pretty sure Mia Yim wins to keep their feud going, while I’m thinking Kushida wins as Gulak might just be doing another quick one-off in NXT. The story of Gargano, Riddle and the Undisputed Era was great. Starting the show with the Era getting jumped to end with them standing tall was a good move, it keeps them strong going towards all three matches. The Era might not be able to help each other with their own match concerns, so there’s a good chance Riddle and Gargano could both win against Strong and Cole respectively.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (5/22/19)
Witness Walter VS Pete Dunne II!
NXT UK gives us the epic sequel to TakeOver: New York!
Arguably the biggest match in the young history of NXT UK, Pete Dunne demanded a rematch and Walter obliged! Who will be the WWE United Kingdom Champion after tonight?
- WWE United Kingdom Championship Contender’s Qualifier: Travis Banks VS Joseph Connors; Banks wins and advances to Fatal 4 Way Contender’s match.
- Naom Dar VS Mark Andrews; Dar wins.
- WWE United Kingdom Championship: WALTER VS Pete Dunne; Walter wins and retains the WWE United Kingdom Championship.
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The Big Apple, revisited in Glasgow!
NXT UK was represented by two of the best, but only one could be THE WWE United Kingdom Champion. A historic reign ended by a flying Austrian Anomaly, but the Bruiserweight isn’t out yet. The Ring General shows no fear, but will he know pain in tonight’s main event?
WWE United Kingdom Championship Contender’s Qualifier: Travis Banks VS Joseph Connors!
While the future of the title is being determined in the main event, so is the future of its contenders! Will the Kiwi Buzzsaw or Righteous Killer take the last spot in the #1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way?
The bell rings and the two tie up. Banks waistlocks as fans cheer him on. He gets Connors to the mat but Connors gets a ropebreak. Banks lets him go and they circle again. They tie up and Banks gets the wristlock. Connors grabs at hair but Banks wrenches to a standing armlock. Banks wrenches again but Connors spins through, only to get thrown down with an arm-drag. Banks keeps on Connors’ arm, but Connors breaks free to SLAP Banks! They speed up and Banks blocks the boot to then run and hit a shotgun knee! Fans cheer as Banks kicks away on Connors leg. He kicks Connors off his feet then kicks away on the knee.
Connors shoves but Banks puts him on the apron. Banks runs but misses, Connors shoulders in. Connors runs but into a roundhouse! Connors bails out but blocks Banks’ apron kick! He trips Banks and then Snake Eyes off the steel steps! Connors puts Banks back in and rains rights down in the corner. Banks covers up and the ref counts, Connors lets up at 4. Connors drags Banks to whip and headbutt him down! Cover, TWO! Connors grows frustrated but fans rally up. Banks CHOPS away on Connors then runs, but into a back elbow. Connors drags Banks back up to scoop slam and cover, TWO! Connors keeps his cool as he stands Banks up for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Connors keeps on Banks with a chinlock. Banks endures and fans rally up.
Banks gets up and jawbreakers free! He runs in but into Connors’ boots! Connors covers, TWO! Connors grows frustrated and takes it out on Banks with stomps. Fans still cheer Banks on as Connors drags him up by his ears. Banks breaks free to fire off! Banks throws big hands from both sides and backs Connors to a corner! He stomps away but stops at the ref’s count. Fans fire up but Connors dodges. Connors runs back in but Banks sweeps the legs, Connors hits buckles! Banks dropkicks Connors’ arm! Connors bails out, but gets the Penalty Kick! Banks keeps moving and DIVES onto Connors! Direct hit, but his knees may have paid the price. Fans still cheer as Banks puts Connors back in.
Banks runs and springboards, but Connors gets under. Connors slips out and bumps Banks on buckles. Slingshot bulldog! Sunset flip bomb into the buckles! Cover, TWO!! Fans cheer but Connors is furious. Connors slaps himself back to focus and drags Banks up again. Connors suplexes but Banks cradle counters! TWO, and Connors rolls. Banks sits on it, TWO! Connors has the sunset flip, TWO! Banks sits back on Connors, TWO! Connors pops out, but his boot is blocked again! Banks runs, but into a lariat! Cover, TWO!! A fast exchange and both men are down! Glasgow applauds and rallies up for the Kiwi Buzzsaw. But Connors is up first, and he rains down rights and lefts.
Connors tells the Kiwi Buzzsaw who he is, and scoops him. Banks slips out and shoves Connors, but Connors goes up and over to sunset flip! Banks rolls through, runs, springboard, Slice of Heaven enziguri! And Kiwi Krusher!! Cover, Banks wins!
Winner: Travis Banks, by pinfall; advances to the Fatal 4 Way
And we have our field of four! The Kiwi Buzzsaw will meet The Bomber Dave Mastiff, the Iron King Joe Coffey, and a familiar foe in the Irish Ace Jordan Devlin!
In-ring interview with Travis Banks.
The final man in the Fatal 4 in just two weeks time, how does he fancy his chances? Joe Coffey hurt Banks at the Royal Albert Hall. Jordan Devlin took him out of NXT UK TakeOver. And Dave Mastiff, well, he’s actually a good guy but just really big. It doesn’t matter who you are, the Buzzsaw will be the NEW #1 Contender!
Nina Samuels speaks.
“Toni Storm, NXT UK Women’s Champion, in spite of all the skills you possess as a competitor, you really were the easiest puppet to manipulate in my latest masterpiece.” Nina didn’t even have to ask for a title shot. All she had to do was find Toni’s weakness, and she played right into Nina’s hand. Toni even requested “to become the latest cast member of the Nina Samuels Show.” As fine as a performer as Nina is, she’s an expert director, completely in control. And Toni has lost all control. That is a very dangerous place to be when her NXT UK Women’s Championship will be on the line.
Nina’s fans have obviously been sending congratulatory gifts, because they know the finale before it even begins. Nina’s newest crowning achievement: the next NXT UK Women’s Champion. This match happens next week! Will it be a grand finale or a major flop for the Rose Pink Devil?
NXT UK reviews Noam Dar VS Mark Andrews.
The last time the Scottish Supernova and the Welsh rockstar met in the ring, it was an incredible and fast-paced match, but with a terrifying ending. Both men went down with leg injuries, and we hadn’t seen Dar for two months. But Dar returned to surprise the Glasgow fans a few weeks ago, and now both he and Mark Andrews will settle things! Will we get a true conclusion in the rematch?
Naom Dar VS Mark Andrews!
The bell rings and Glasgow of course sings for Dar. Dar and Andrews circle and Andrews offers a handshake. Dar takes it and they tie up. The Supernova puts the rockstar in the corner but backs off with pinkies up. Andrews shrugs that off as they circle again. They tie up and Dar gets a headlock but Andrews powers out. Things speed up and Dar holds ropes to fake out Andrews’ flip. Dar misses his pump kick but dodges Andrews’ arm-drag. He misses the Penalty Kick but denies Andrews’ wheelbarrow move. Dar ducks Andrews’ buzzsaw kick and Glasgow cheers as they stand off. Andrews and Dar circle, and Andrews headlocks. Dar powers out but Andrews flips over.
Things speed up again and Andrews headscissors Dar. Dar flounders but avoids the Penalty Kick, only for Andrews to standing moonsault onto him! Cover, TWO, but Andrews goes after Dar with a wristlock. Andrews wrenches and gets Dar to the stretch. Dar powers his way up but Andrews kicks low. Andrews whips but Dar reverses then ducks the crossbody! Dar spins Andrews around and around and to the backslide! TWO and Andrews staggers off in a daze. Dar brings Andrews back for a takedown and armlock. Andrews endures and works his way around. Dar puts him in a corner but backs off, only to run back in, into a forearm! Andrews puts up a boot and gets an enziguri! Andrews hops up and 450’s, but Dar gets clear! Dar swings but Andrews slides and goes to Pele, but into an ankle lock!
Andrews rolls and throws Dar off, but Dar comes back with that BOOT! Cover, TWO! Dar keeps his cool as he takes aim from a corner. Andrews stands up and Dar runs, but into a roll up! TWO, and Andrews slides again. He dodges Dar’s clothesline to enziguri! Andrews runs but into chops, headbutt and uppercut! Dar brings Andrews up, suplexes, but gets Stun-Dog Millionaire! Dar bails out and Andrews builds speed to FLY! Direct hit wipes out Dar! Dar crawls, holding his leg. Andrews drags him up but Dar pushes past to get in the ring. Is his leg bothering him again? Andrews shows concern as he follows, but Dar gets to a corner. Dar walks it off, and Andrews whips. But Dar’s leg gives out! Andrews stays nearby while Dar and the ref check his leg.
Fans rally up as Dar and Andrews shake hands. But then Dar sucker punches Andrews! It was all an act! Dar even reels in, hook, line and sinker. And he hits Andrews with a Nova Rolla! Cover, Dar wins!
Winner: Noam Dar, by pinfall
Not only is Dar back to 100%, he’s back to his old ways! He teases Andrews with the reel, then takes his leave. Will Andrews get Dar back for taking advantage of his sportsmanship? Or will Dar move on to bigger fish?
The Grizzled Young Veterans arrive.
Radzy catches up with the NXT UK Tag Team Champions, Zack Gibson & James Drake, to ask them about Moustache Mountain calling them out. The NXT UK fans want to see the rematch, what do they say to it? James Drake speaks, wondering if this is a popularity contest. “Is this NXT UK’s Got Talent?” Gibson says “Joe Blogs, Johnny Kickpads and every other local Glasgow competitor” would love a title shot. But the superstars don’t make the matches, the fans don’t make the matches, the GYV decide when they wrestle and against who. Now stay by the door, Radzy, and keep lurking for interviews. GYV has a point, but they’re forgetting who really makes the matches. Will the NXT UK GM decide if Trent Seven & Tyler Bate are worthy?
Rhea Ripley returns to NXT UK!
The Mosh Pit Kid makes her way to the ring and grabs herself a mic. “I know! I know, guys, I know.” She knows Glasgow would love to see her in action, but too bad, it’s not gonna happen. Rhea heard that Piper Niven is somewhat of a big deal in Scotland. The fans cheer but she tells them to shut up. Fans tell HER to shut up! To Rhea, “Piper is nothing but a wannabe superstar that reeks of fear.” Piper so desperately wants to be the most dominant woman, but all she does is talk about Rhea. Because she obviously wants to be Rhea. The truth is, when you step into the ring with Rhea Ripley, “Nightmares become reality.”
The Aussie with Attitude drops the mic but still talks trash to Glasgow, but will she have to eat her words when she finally steps into the ring with Piper the Viper?
Kassius Ohno finds an NXT UK cameraman to talk to.
The Wrestling Genius wants the cameraman to follow after. Ohno was trying to get word from Johnny Saint all week but no such luck, so Ohno will visit the NXT UK GM in person. Ohno knocks on the door, but then just barges in. He finds Sid Scala instead. Weren’t they supposed to talk today? Sid confirms and asks Ohno to have a seat. Ohno takes Sid’s seat and asks “Savvy Sid” about that big news. Sid and Saint had hoped to tell him together, but sure, why not now? Ohno wants his opportunity to prove he’s the greatest at British wrestling. He’ll do that next week against Gentleman Jack Gallagher.
Yes, Mr. Gallagher. A great star on 205 Live, and this will be a great first-time-ever. Kudos, Sid. Tell Johnny he said hi. Pleasure doing business with you. Ohno leaves the office in a good mood, but will he truly prove himself THE best British style wrestler in NXT UK?
WWE United Kingdom Championship: WALTER VS Pete Dunne!
It’s finally time! NXT UK fans waited weeks for this rematch, but so have the Ring General and Bruiserweight. Who will show they made the superior adjustments from the first time around and come away with the WWE UK gold?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin the epic sequel!
Fans duel as Walter and Dunne stare down. Walter makes sure his fingers are okay before tying up with Dunne. They push each other around, and Walter puts Dunne in the corner. Walter backs off and they circle again. Dunne gets the arm and goes after those fingers anyway, then wrenches through. Dunne twists the wrist but Walter reverses and whips. Walter wrings Dunne but Dunne reaches up to headscissor. The two separate and fans applaud. Dunne and Walter go around again and tie up. They both go to the mat and Dunne stands on Walter’s left hand! Dunne goes after the right, then gets the left in a Fujiwara armbar. Dunne hammerlocks the arm, but Walter avoids the stomp! Walter wings but Dunne avoids the infamous chop!
Fans applaud again, both men clearly learned a lot from their first match. They circle again, and Walter eggs Dunne on. Dunne headlocks, but Walter pries free. Dunne kicks at Walter’s leg but Walter still gets through to a headlock and takeover. Fans still duel while Dunne works his way back up. Dunne powers out and things speed up. Dunne hurdles but Walter goes for a sleeper! But Dunne blocks and gives Walter a shoulder breaker. Dunne runs but Walter hurdles! Walter’s boot is caught, and into a dragon screw! Walter bails out and fans fire up. Dunne stalks Walter on the outside, but Walter CHOPS Dunne off his feet!
Walter makes sure his leg is okay before going back to Dunne. He brings Dunne around to CHOP again, but the ring count passes 5. Walter swings but Dunne ducks, the chop goes into a post! Dunne refreshes the count and goes after Walter’s hand! He slams it on the steel steps! Walter falls and Dunne brings him back up to Penalty Kick the arm! Dunne refreshes the count again, only to walk into Walter’s BOOT! Fans cheer again while Walter checks his hand. Walter drags Dunne up and throws big European Uppercuts. Now Walter refreshes the count to then shotgun dropkick Dunne into barriers! Walter drags Dunne back up and back to the steel steps! He sets Dunne on them to stand and bend him back! Fans boo this dirty play but Walter wants Dunne to pay.
Walter leaves Dunne and Dunne drags himself up. Walter BOOTS Dunne again! Dunne holds onto the ropes so Walter toys with him. Dunne drags himself back up and fans rally up. Walter comes over to club, but Dunne grabs the arm! And the fingers! Dunne bends them back, but Walter CHOPS Dunne again! But Dunne manages to get back in the ring instead of falling to the floor. Walter kicks Dunne while he’s down, and then kicks him back down. He dares Dunne to get up and fans rally. Dunne sits up but Walter turns him over to ram knees into the back. Cover, TWO! Walter keeps Dunne down with a half camel clutch. Walter pulls Dunne back while fans duel again. Dunne endures and works his way up. Walter knees low then again.
Walter toys with Dunne and Dunne gets angry. Dunne blasts Walter with a forearm! Glasgow cheers for Peter as he tries to whip. Walter reverses but Dunne goes up and over! Dunne enziguris Walter down! Dunne fires up like a wild man, and hops up for a dropkick to the knees! Walter staggers up, blocks the kick but not the jab! Dunne rolls Walter to a kneebar! Dunne grapevines as fans duel. Walter endures and works his way out to turn and club Dunne! Then he German Supelxes! But Dunne lands on his feet to buzzsaw Walter in the back! Dunne ties Walter up in an Octopus stretch! And he takes off the finger tape! Dunne has the pinkie and pulls! But Walter powers out, only for Dunne to hit a crucifix driver! Cover, TWO!!
Glasgow keeps cheering as both men stand, Dunne stomps the hands! And buzzsaws Walter again! Then pump handles, but Walter pries free to LARIAT! Walter runs, but into another big forearm! Only to come back for an exploder! Cover, TWO!! Walter keeps on Dunne with a Boston Crab! Dunne endures the back pain as fans rally back up. Walter turns Dunne back over but Dunne kicks him. Walter wants a single leg but Dunne kicks him down! Dunne Penalty Kicks and Danielson Stomps Walter out! Then he rolls Water to a hammerlock, and bends the other arm! From finger to elbow, even! Dunne has a unique leg nelson but Walter refuses to quit! Walter uses his long legs for a ropebreak! Dunne lets Walter go and fans duel again. Walter rolls to the apron, but Dunne pursues.
Dunne drags Walter up and brings the hand to a buckle. He tucks it into the buckle pad? And then stands on it! Walter screams but the ref counts, so Dunne lets up at 4. Walter CLUBS Dunne off the top rope, then climbs. Dunne SUPERKICKS the arm! Walter sits down on the top rope and shakes his hands out. Dunne climbs up and CHOPS Walter. Dunne stands up, for a hanging triangle! The ref counts but Walter clubs away! Walter lifts Dunne, but to a SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO!! Walter just gets free, and fans are loving this! Dunne and Walter slowly stir and sit up. Fans rally as Dunne stands, and Walter follows. Dunne kicks but Walter CHOPS! Walter shakes his hand and hobbles on one leg as he stalks Dunne. He drags Dunne up to throw forearms but Dunne kicks.
Walter CHOPS again, but Dunne holds ropes to deny the German Suplex. Dunne switches and German Suplexes Walter! But then runs into a big LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Dunne survives again, and Walter grows frustrated. Walter climbs up as Glasgow says, “This is Awesome!” Walter reaches the top and leaps, into another BIG forearm! Dunne pump handles and lifts, BITTER END! To the triangle hold! Walter resists to a cover, ONE! Dunne has a mounted triangle! And he SNAPS the fingers! But Walter refuses to quit! Wait, is that Fabian Aichner? Aichner is pushing the bottom rope towards Walter’s foot! Walter gets the ropebreak but the ref still sees it was Aichner! Aichner and the ref argue, but that’s so Marcel Barthel can CLOBBER Dunne with the title belt! Walter doesn’t see that, so he doesn’t hesitate hitting the WALTER BOMB! Cover, Walter wins!!
Winner: WALTER, by pinfall; still WWE United Kingdom Champion
Does the Ring General have new troops behind him? Barthel and Aichner join Walter in the ring, and fans boo as the three stand together! Is the European Alliance going to take over NXT UK?!
What a wild episode of NXT UK! And I didn’t realize it’d still be in Glasgow. I don’t know why we haven’t gotten a second NXT UK TakeOver, but I bet a lot of this will lead to something for NXT TakeOver: XXV. I was hoping we’d get an announcement of who the final two qualifier contestants would be. Ohno should’ve expected a part in the tournament, only for Sid to explain why it’s Banks VS Connors. For one, Banks got the win over Ohno a few weeks ago, so that alone is why it’s Banks and not Ohno. Not sure why it was Connors, other than Connors is a good worker and Banks as the Face would win. Now the Fatal 4 will have an even split. Ohno VS Gallagher will be great, too, but Ohno’s overall story still seems aimless.
As for that Fatal 4, it will be great to have two hosses and two Cruiserweights for the variety of style. I would have to give it to a Face, though, given what we saw in the main event. Banks makes for a great underdog against Walter, but seeing Mastiff step up would be great to see a pair of behemoths fight over the belt. Coffey still has the NXT UK Tag Division with brother Mark, and Devlin being Heel needs to wait for another Face champion to come along. I was surprised James Drake got to speak for the GYV promo, but he did his part well. Obviously GYV VS Moustache Mountain II is happening, whether their characters think so or not. That has to go Moustache Mountain’s way to give us Face champions to take on the coming Heel contenders.
Toni VS Nina next week will be pretty good. It’ll probably allow Nina to really show fans what she’s capable of, but I can’t see Nina taking the title. She came a bit out of left field acting like she’s a contender, so she’s probably a holdover while other women build themselves up. For one, Kay Lee Ray and Jazzy Gabert are each making their start in NXT UK’s Women’s Division, I’d expect one of them to come closer to taking the title. Meanwhile, Rhea VS Piper has to be happening soon or else the build will get tired. I’d think Piper wins to be a strong Face for when a Heel takes the belt.
Dar is an evil genius with that swerve. At first it looks like another match gets called off, but then surprise! Dar back to Heel just makes sense, so that he and Andrews will surely have a third match to finally settle this. A feud like this, the Devlin VS Banks feud before, and even what Ohno is doing, are all still reasons I want a mid-card belt for the NXT UK men. That way they wouldn’t have to worry about waiting in line so much. Especially if Walter is going to have back-up now. Walter VS Dunne II was great right up until that point, so I’m a little mixed on this development. It’s great in that Dunne isn’t really weakened, but it might weaken Walter. At the same time, now we can have trios battling it out between British Strong Style, Gallus and the European Alliance.
My Score: 8.5/10