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WWE NXT UK REPORT: IMPERIUM VERSUS BRITISH STRONG STYLE, JAZZY GABBERT IN THE RING, TRAVIS BANKS TALKS ABOUT HIS TITLE MATCH, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2019-06-12 15:54:00

Tonight, British Strong Style faces Imperium to determine who is the dominant force in NXT UK.

We are in Glasgow, Scotland and your announcers are Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness.

Match Number One: Xia Brookside and Isla Dawn versus Jazzy Gabbert and Jinny

Dawn and Jinny start things off and they lock up. Jinny with a hammer lock but Dawn with a fireman’s carry into an arm bar. Dawn works on the arm and takes her to the mat and applies a hammer lock. Dawn works on the other arm and tries to hyperextend it. Brookside tags in and she goes to the turnbuckles and hits a double sledge to the arm. Xia with a side head lock but Jinny with a reversal into a wrist lock. Xia uses the ropes to reverse the hold. Xia with a drop kick.

Jinny falls into her corner and Xia decides not to charge into that part of the ring. Gabbert tags in and Xia goes for the leg. Gabbert wit han arm bar and nerve hold. Gabbert turns it into a wrist lock and Xia with a knee and she goes for a head scissors but Gabbert blocks it. Xia goes for a sunset flip but Gabbert does not go over.

Gabbert sends Xia into the turnbuckles and biels Brookside across the ring. Jinny tags in and she kicks Xia and sends her into the turnbuckles. Jinny with kicks and Gabbert tags back in. Gabbert goes for a slam but Xia escapes and tags in Dawn. Dawn with forearms and Gabbert pushes Dawn away. Gabbert with a knee and Gabbert falls to a knee. Gabbert blocks a kick and then she grabs Dawn by the throat and connects with a knee followed by a Dominator. Jinny tags in and gets the three count.

Winners: Jinny and Jazzy Gabbert

We go to Ligero and he says when he was born, he was born with his right eye closed. It wasn’t until he was eight that he got that corrected. Ligero says he was bullied while in school and he kept that with him and it made him insecure. Ligero says he wanted to be a wrestler and he looked for something that make him more confident. That is why he started wrestling under a mask.

He says it became something he embraced. This is something that makes him memorable to a lot of people. They will remember the guy with the mask or the guy with the horns and that makes him stand out. This is the personality that he always had.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kenny Williams is asked about Noam Dar’s behavior. He says he is used to Dar doing something like that. What Dar does in the end does not affect him. Williams says he has to stay lucky next week against Kassius Ohno.

Match Number Two: Ilja Dragunov versus Joseph Conners

They lock up and go to a stalemate. Dragunov backs Conners into the corner and Conners attacks Dragunov after the break. Dragunov with a chop and back senton. Dragunov works on the neck. Conners goes to the floor. Dragunov with a jumping round kick to the head. Dragunov goes for a cross body but Conners drops down and Dragunov hits the ropes.
Conners sends Dragunov into the turnbuckles and punches Dragunov. Conners with an elbow and short arm clothesline for a near fall. Conners with a head butt to the midsection and then he uses Dragunov’s own arm for a chin lock. Dragunov gets his arm free and he connects with a forearm. Conners with a forearm of his own. Conners goes for the leg but Dragunov with a knee to the head. Dragunov with a running clothesline into the corner but Conners gets his foot up on a second one. Conners with a sunset flip power bomb into the turnbuckles and Dragunov catches Conners off the ropes and hits a Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckles.

Dragunov with a wrist clutch exploder and then hits the Torpedo Moscow for the three count.

Winner: Ilja Dragunov

We go to comments from Toni Storm. She was asked about what is next. Toni says right now, every woman on this roster wants the Shiny Shiny. There is a lot of pressure, but Toni says she loves it. She loves the wild side. She heard what Kay Lee Ray said and if she wants Toni Time, she can have it. Toni says the Shiny Shiny stays home sweet home.

Next week, there will be a Number One Contender Battle Royal for the NXT UK Women’s Title.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a feature on Travis Banks. He says he is very chill outside of the ring, but he has a high work ethic in the ring. He tries to relax and enjoy the things he gets from his hard work. He says it has been a mixed bag for him. He had high expectations and then he goes to Royal Albert Hall for the UK Tournament. Things didn’t go in his favor despite his injury. He dislocated his shoulder and he was out for three months.

Travis says he hated being out of the ring and especially when NXT UK was kicking off. However, it allowed him to gain perspective. We see what happened between Travis and Jordan Devlin at Takeover. He says he was gutted that he would not be able to wrestle at Takeover because he had ten years to get to this point and he could not show what he had. Travis says if he would be given the opportunity again, he would not let people down.

We see Travis earning his title match against WALTER. He says this is the moment he has been working for. One day, he will show these guys. He talks about it being an underdog story. It is going to take more than a chop, a power bomb, or whatever WALTER throws at him to keep him down. Travis says he has fought to hard and it would be cool to win the title, but cooler to win it from WALTER.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Wild Boar and Primate leave Johnny Saint’s office and they tell Gallus that next week, the hunt is on.

Match Number Three: Trent Seven, Tyler Bate, and Pete Dunne versus WALTER, Marcel Barthel, and Fabian Aichner

Dunne and Aichner start things off and Dunne with a forearm and kicks in the corner. Aichner with a clothesline out of the corner followed by kicks to Dunne. Aichner punches Dunne and stands over him. Aichner with more forearms. They lock up and Dunne with a kick but Aichner with a side head lock. Dunne with a clothesline. Dunne with a wrist lock and Bate tags in. They both stomp on Aichner’s hands. Bate with an arm bar.

Aichner escapes and connects with a forearm. Barthel tags in and Bate with a drop kick to Barthel and Aichner. Barthel with a chop to Bate followed by kicks. Barthel runs his forearm across the bridge of the nose and then connects with an elbow to the top of the head. Bate with an arm drag into a wrist lock. Seven tags in.

Seven gets Barthel on his shoulders for an accordion slam and Bate with a senton to allows Seven to get a near fall. Barthel with a kick to the midsection and European uppercut. WALTER tags in and he kicks Seven. Seven gets out of the corner and they lock up. WALTER backs Seven into the corner and misses a chop but Seven does not miss.

WALTER grabs Seven and then misses a chop. Seven with a series of chops and then he chops Barthel. More chops to WALTER followed by a DDT to Aichner. WALTER with a chop and he works on the neck and follows with a kick. WALTER with knees to Seven. WALTER with a slam and he gets a near fall. Aichner tags in and he punches Seven and kicks Trent. Aichner with kicks in the corner followed by chops and punches. Aichner with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. WALTER tags back in and he kicks Seven in the ribs.

Seven kicks WALTER but he stays in the corner. Seven with chops but WALTER with a kick and Seven goes down. WALTER works on the shoulder. Seven with chops but WALTER holds on. Seven with a back fist but WALTER with a uranage for a near fall. WALTER with knees to the back and a kick to the head. Barthel tags in and he drops a knee to the head. Barthel chokes Seven and the referee warns Barthel. Barthel with more punches.

Aichner tags in and Seven with chops to Aichner and Barthel. Aichner with a spinebuster followed by a kick but Aichner can only get a near fall. Aichner with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Seven with a jaw breaker and he sends Barthel to the floor. Seven with an enzuigiri on Aichner and Dunne tags in and so does WALTER.

Dunne with an enzuigiri and a stomp to the hands. Dunne with a missile drop kick to the knee but WALTER with an Irish whip and Dunne flips out of the corner but WALTER steps back and chops Dunne. WALTER goes for a German suplex but Dunne lands on his feet. Dunne with a kick and German suplex. WALTER with a boot to the head and a German suplex.

Bate and Aichner tag in and Bate with punches and a rana. Bate with a running European uppercut into the corner but Aichner with an Irish whip. Bate with a kick and European uppercut from the turnbuckles. Bate with an exploder to Barthel onto Aichner. Bate gets Aichner up for an aiprlane spin and he hits Barthel. Aichner is sent to the floor. Barthel is given an airplane spin until WALTER stops him. Bate with a jab to WALTER and Bate goes for an airplane spin on WALTER but Aichner gets involved. Barthel with a kick to Bate and Aichner with a brainbuster for a near fall.

Dunne and Seven are sent to the floor and WALTER goes after Seven. Bate chops Aichner on the apron and Aichner with a lungblower and Barthel with a double stomp off the turnbuckles for a near fall by Aichner. Barthel tags in and Bate with punches to both men but Aichner and Barthel stop him. Bate with a rebound double clothesline and then he kicks WALTER. Seven tags in and then Dunne tags in. Seven with a Seven Star Lariat to Barthel followed by a suicide dive. Dunne with The Bitter End and Bate with a senton for a near fall. Dunne sends WALTER into the steps.

A masked man makes his way to the ring and the referee is confused. Aichner sends Seven into the referee and the referee is down. Aichner and Seven go to the floor. The masked man stands over Bate and it is Alexander Wolfe. Wolfe with a sit out power bomb on Bate. Barthel covers Bate while WALTER sends the referee back into the ring for the three count.

Winners: WALTER, Marcel Barthel, and Fabian Aichner

After the match, Imperium celebrate by posing in the ring, and they are joined by Wolfe.

We go to credits.

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