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WWE NXT UK REPORT: BATE VERSUS WOLFGANG, LIGERO, DAKOTA KAI, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-10-24 17:52:00

We are in Cambridge, England and your announcers are Nigel McGuinness and Vic Joseph.

Match Number One: Ligero versus Mike Hitchman

Hitchman with a kick and forearms to the back. Hitchman gets Ligero on his shoulders but Ligero gets to his feet. Ligero with a head scissors take down. Hitchman with a punch to the midsection. Ligero blocks a kick and takes Hitchman down with a leg sweep and he hits a moonsault for a near fall. Hitchman sends Ligero to the apron and Ligero leaps back into the ring. Ligero with a chop and cross body for a near fall.

Hitchman blocks an Irish whip attempt and Hitchman with an Irish whip and shoulder into the corner. Hitchman with an exploder for a near fall. Hitchman works on the head and applies a rear chin lock and then turns it into a half nelson and chin lock. Ligero escapes and Ligero counters a tilt-a-whirl slam into a lateral press for a near fall.

Ligero with a running forearm into the corner followed by a running drop kick for a near fall. Hitchman gets Ligero on his shoulders and drops him to the mat and hits a back senton followed by a cannonball for a near fall. Hitchman with a pop up power bomb for a near fall. Hitchman runs into a boot in the corner and then Ligero floats over and hits a thrust kick to the knee and hits a tornado DDT for the three count.

Winner: Ligero

We get comments from Dakota Kai. She says her style is very quick and her strikes are hard. She will show everyone what she is capable of.

We have a video for Killer Kelly.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Killer Kelly versus Dakota Kai

They lock up and Kelly with a side head lock and take down but Kai with a wrist lock. Kelly with an Irish whip and Kai floats over and she avoids Kelly when she charges into the corner. Kai with a rollup for a near fall. Kai with a double stomp and a kick to the chest for a near fall. Kelly with a jawbreaker and a running forearm into the corner. Kelly with a running boot to the chest for a near fall.

Kelly with punches and forearms from a mount position. Kelly goes for a surfboard and then applies a Dragon Sleeper. Kai escapes but Kelly sends Kai face first into the mat. Kelly with a suplex. Kelly with a hesitation drop kick into the corner for a near fall. Kai blocks a German suplex and counters with a victory roll for a near fall. Kelly with a kick to the arm followed by a German suplex. Kelly runs into the corner and Kai with a drop toe hold that sends Kelly into the turnbuckles. Kai with forearms followed by a scorpion kick and a bicycle kick. Kai with the Yakuza Kick from second base and a face wash in the corner. Kai with a Code Red Lungblower for the three count.

Winner: Dakota Kai

After the match, Dakota Kai is asked about her NXT UK debut. She says it feels pretty good. She says she has performed all over the world, but nothing compares to performing in front of the UK crowds. She says there is a possibility of an NXT UK Women’s Championship. She doesn’t care if it is NXT or NXT UK, she wants in on the action. Kai says she is not afraid to kick anyone’s head off if they get in her way.

We see footage of the match between Zack Gibson and Travis Banks from last summer.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a feature for Eddie Dennis. Eddie mentions the age difference between him and Mark and Pete. He talks about becoming the principal at a prestigious school, but Pete and Mark were still in high school. Then in January 2017, he had to sit and watch as they competed for the WWE UK Tournament. Eddie says he had to watch as they lived their dream, without him. How do you think that made him feel?

Zack Gibson comes out and he has a mic. He says that he is Liverpool’s number one. He will soon be recognized as the World’s Number one. He will soon be recognized as NXT UK’s number one. He beat Jack Gallagher, Flash Morgan Webster, and Travis Banks so he can stand here and say that he is the 2018 WWE UK Championship tournament winner. Three matches in one night with no rest and no time to prepare. The very next night he faced Pete Dunne. Despite the fact that he had no rest and no time to prepare, he took Pete Dunne to his limit. A fresh Zack Gibson can beat a fresh Pete Dunne and the Bruiserweight knows it. That match was supposed to be him versus Pete, but instead it was him versus The Bruiserweight and an entire sold out Royal Albert Hall waving their shoes in the air and standing on their feet to distract him.

Did they give him the rematch that he deserved? No, because they were too busy handing out title shots to Noam Dar. Despite having weeks to prepare, he let the title slip through his poor dislocated fingers. Zack says the next time it is him versus Pete, the result will be very very different. He will take this brand into the future and he is the future WWE UK Champion. This is a face to build a brand around, not guys like Noam Dar. Noam Dar was an embarrassment in the Cruiserweight Classic, in 205 Live, and in NXT UK. If you put Noam Dar’s name in a popular search engine, you will see him doing one of his many rotten poses.

Noam Dar makes his way to the stage and he makes his way to the ring.

Dar is interrupted by NXT UK GM Johnny Saint.

Saint tells them to not even think about it. Both of you need to get into his office right now.

We take a look at Ashton Smith. He says his in ring style is pure aggression and fire. He is a brawler and he has more fight in him. He will do whatever he has to do to get where he needs to be.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Travis Banks is asked about his training. Travis says martial arts got him into NXT UK. Some day, he wants to be champion, but he wants to deal with the Coffey brothers first.

Match Number Three: Ashton Smith versus Tucker

They lock up and Smith with a snap mare. They lock up again and Smith with a take down. They lock up again and Tucker with a knee and forearm. Tucker with a chop and arm wringer. Tucker with an Irish whip but Smith with an uppercut and he leap frogs Tucker and hits a sunset flip for a near fall. Tucker with a kick to the midsection followed by a chop for a near fall.

Tucker with a front face lock followed by a forearm to the back. Tucker with a side head lock and flying clothesline. Tucker drops down for a near fall. Smith gets a near fall with a rollup. Tucker with a kick to the leg followed by forearms.

Smith with a chop and Tucker chops back. Smith with a drop kick. Smith with an Irish whip but Tucker gets into the ropes to stop Smith. Tucker with forearms after playing possum. Tucker with more forearms followed by a suplex for a near fall. Tucker with a sleeper but Smith with a belly-to-back suplex and Tucker lands on his feet. Smith hits a belly-to-back suplex and then he punches Tucker. Tucker with a kick and Smith flips Tucker to his feet. Smith with a bicycle kick and a running knee into the corner followed by a Yakuza kick. Smith with a rip cord DDT for the three count.

Winner: Ashton Smith

Danny Burch says he did not come from much. Nothing has come easy for him. He fought, scratched, and crawled for an opportunity. He has experience and knowledge from his time in wrestling. Everything has led up to this moment. He wants to win the UK Championship.

Danny will be on next week’s show.

We go to commercial.

We are back and next week, Zack Gibson will face Noam Dar.

Match Number Four: Wolfgang versus Tyler Bate

They lock up and Wolfgang backs Bate into the ropes and gives a clean break and he howls. They lock up and Bate with a wrist lock. Wolfgang with a waist lock and Bate with a side head lock. Wolfgang picks up Bate and places him on the apron. Wolfgang has something to say to Bate before howling again.

Tyler wants a test of strength with Wolfgang. Wolfgang smirks before agreeing to the battle. Wolfgang with the early advantage and he gets Bate to his knees but Bate gets a second wind and he gets Wolfgang down but Wolfgang recovers. Bate with a drop kick. They return to a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Wolfgang with the advantage. Bate gets Wolfgang on his shoulders but Wolfgang gets to his feet. Wolfgang tosses Bate across the ring and then he connects with a knee. Wolfgang with a near fall.

Wolfgang with a European uppercut and then he drops Bate on the top rope. Wolfgang with a kick to the ribs. Bate with a head butt to the midsection followed by European uppercuts. Wolfgang sends Bate to the mat with European uppercuts. Wolfgang with a hard Irish whip. Wolfgang gets a near fall. Wolfgang with a waist lock Bate with elbows but Wolfgang with a bear hug. Bate with elbows and he boxes the ears to escape. Bate with a kick and punches.

Wolfgang with an Irish whip and Bate with a knee lift. Bate with a European uppercut off the turnbuckles and both men are down. Bate with a running European uppercut into the corner. Bate bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline and then he does it a second time. A third one sends Wolfgang to a knee. Bate gets Wolfgang on his shoulders for an airplane spin followed by a shooting star press and a near fall.

Bate sets for the Tyler Driver 97 but Wolfgang with a back body drop and he lands on his feet. Bate with a knee but Wolfgang with a German suplex and a spear for a near fall. Wolfgang goes up top but Bate with a head butt to stop Wolfgang. Bate with a punch and he sets for a superplex but Wolfgang stops Bate and sends Bate to the mat. Wolfgang misses the swanton. Bate with a rolling kick followed by Tyler Driver 97 and the three count.

Winner: Tyler Bate

We go to credits.

 

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