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By Richard Trionfo on 2020-01-23 17:10:00

We are in York, England and your announcers are Tom Phillips and Aiden English.

Imperium makes their way to the ring where Johnny Saint and Sid Scala are already there with a covered table.

Sid and Johnny thank the fans for making this the fastest growing brand in the history of WWE. Sid says they are proud to present WALTER with a new WWE NXT UK Championship belt.

WALTER says he is grateful that you have finally gotten rid of the title that was polluted by the hands of Tyler Bate and the mouth of Pete Dunne. From now on the NXT UK Championship is the greatest prize of European professional wrestling. It takes a champion like himself to give him the respect it deserves.

WALTER says after he dominated Joe Coffey, The Undisputed Era came into this ring to disrespect him and Imperium. Undisputed Era is the example of what is wrong with this sport. To you it is a job, but for them it is important. They will hurt you in the name of the honor of the sport they love. This mat is sacred.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Ligero versus Jordan Devlin in a Qualifying Match for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match at Worlds Collide

Devlin touches the mask before the bell and Ligero with punches. The bell rings to start the match and Ligero with punches. Ligero with an arm bar submission and he rolls through to get a near fall. Ligero with a kick to the head and a clothesline into the corner. Ligero sends Devlin to the mat with a Death Valley Driver variation and Ligero gets a near fall. Devlin with a boot and uranage and standing moonsault.

Devlin stands on Ligero’s head while he takes off his ring jacket and he throws the jacket in Ligero’s face. Devlin with punches and then he says something to Ligero. Devlin with a wrist lock and Ligero with an arm drag take down. Ligero clotheslines Devlin over the top rope to the floor. Ligero goes for a pescado but Devlin moves and Ligero lands on the apron. Ligero with a chop and then Ligero is sent off the ropes and Devlin stops him and Devlin with a thrust kick.

Devlin sends Ligero into the ring steps. Devlin with a belly-to-back suplex and he gets a near fall. Devlin with an elbow to the nose. Devlin with an Irish whip. Devlin kicks Ligero and follows with a back breaker on the shoulder. Devlin stands on the head again. Devlin chokes Ligero in the corner and Ligero falls to the floor. Devlin with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Devlin with an arm bar and forearm to the chest. Ligero with a jaw breaker to escape the hold. Devlin runs into boots in the corner and Ligero with a thrust kick and more kicks followed by a clothesline. Ligero misses an elbow in the corner and Ligero sends Devlin to the apron and Ligero avoids the slingshot cutter. Ligero with a slingshot cutter of his own for a near fall.

Ligero misses a springboard move when Devlin moves. Devlin with a standing Spanish Fly for a near fall. Devlin goes to the turnbuckles and Ligero stops him. Ligero gets Devlin on his shoulders and Devlin gets to his feet. Ligero with a forearm to the lower back. Ligero goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Devlin lands on his feet. Devlin with a half and half for a near fall. Devlin goes to the turnbuckles and is met with Ligero’s boots when he goes for a moonsault. Ligero with an inside cradle for a near fall.

Devlin with a rollup but the referee sees Devlin using the ropes so he stops the count. Ligero with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Devlin with a kick and Ligero with a DDT to counter Devil Inside. Ligero with a pump handle gourdbuster and he goes to the turnbuckles for a frog splash and a near fall. Ligero with a forearm and Devlin with a forearm of his own. They go back and forth until Ligero gets the advantage. Ligero with a chop and elbow. Ligero goes for a springboard move but Devlin moves.

Devlin goes to the apron and hits a head butt. Devlin with a slingshot cutter for a near fall. Devlin hits Devil Inside for the three count.

Winner: Jordan Devlin

Radzi is with Kay Lee Ray and she is asked about her match against Mia Yim at Worlds Collide. She says Mia Yim will be another statistic after beating Piper Niven and Toni Storm. Radzi wishes her luck and Kay Lee says she does not need luck.

Imperium show up and Marcel Barthel tells Radzi to interview the most dominant force in NXT UK. Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews reminds Imperium that they are the tag champions and they were laid out the last time they saw them.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Finn Balor says that Ilja Dragunov likes to challenge himself and he reminds himself of him. He says he sees belief. Ilja believes he belongs in the ring with him. The Prince tells Ilja that when you come at Finn, you better not miss. If you come to him at Worlds Collide, he will knock him down.

Match Number Two: Josh Morrell versus Ilja Dragunov

They lock up and Ilja with a waist lock take down. Ilja with a front face lock into an arm bar. Ilja with a wrist lock. Morrell with an escape and he stops short of Dragunov before something bad can happen to him. Morrell goes for the leg and Ilja with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ilja pushes Morrell away on a wheelbarrow attempt and Ilja with a jumping kick.

Morrell with European uppercuts but Ilja with an Irish whip. Morrell flips over Ilja but Ilja with a back senton. Ilja with a running knee into the corner and then he hits a clothesline. Ilja with a pump handle slam and he sets for Torpedo Moscow and the three count.

Winner: Ilja Dragunov

After the match, Ilja Dragunov takes the mic and he says he is a man of few words, but the words he chooses, he uses them very very very carefully. Ilja tells Finn Balor that at Worlds Collide, he will show him what Ilja Dragunov . . .

Gallus’ music plays and they make their way to the ring.

Joe tells Mark and Wolfgang to give him a few moments alone with the Mad Russian. Joe says he has something to get off his chest. At Takeover, Marcus and Wolfgang retained their tag team championships. Joe says he didn’t get the job done and he lost. He says he feels as if he let the boys down. Ultimately, he is to blame, but you are partly to blame. Joe says he doesn’t know if it is lost in translation or a language barrier, but Gallus appreciate what you have done until Takeover. You stepped up when the chips were down. Joe says he cannot speak for Ilja. You don’t run with us and you are not part of Gallus. Ilja, you cost him his biggest score in Blackpool. Joe says soon, you’re off to Houston for Worlds Collide. You are going to take on Finn Balor.

Joe says you are representing NXT UK. You are representing our brand. You are representing his kingdom. For now, you’re safe. However, once you take care of the Prince, you have something to settle with the Iron King.

Marcel, Fabian, and Alexander knock on Johnny Saint’s door. Fabian says that it is time for them to make an example out of Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews and put them in a tag match. Johnny likes that idea. Sid says they will have their match, but it will be a six man tag match. They will face Flash Morgan Webster, Mark Andrews, and a partner of their choosing. That match will happen next week.

We go to commercial.

We are back and next week, we will have The Hunt versus Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan as well as the six man tag match.

Match Number Three: Travis Banks versus Brian Kendrick in an NXT Cruiserweight Title Match Qualifier

Kendrick with a forearm and Banks with kicks to the leg. Kendrick with a side head lock and Banks trips Kendrick and then he gets a near fall with a rollup. Banks blocks a kick and Banks sends Kendrick to the mat and hits a running boot to the head. Kendrick goes to the floor. Kendrick drops Banks on the top rope and Banks with a kick.

Kendrick goes back to the floor but Banks with a running kick on the apron. Banks with chops against the ringside barrier. Banks with more chops on the floor. Banks sends Kendrick back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Banks with a chin lock on Kendrick. Kendrick backs Banks into the turnbuckles. Kendrick with elbows in the corner followed by shoudlers.

Banks sends Kendrick to the floor when Banks moves in the corner. Banks follows Kendrick to the floor and Kendrick slams the hand onto the steps and then he puts the hand in one of the holes in the steps and kicks the steps. Kendrick runs the fingers along the ropes. Banks returns to the ring and Kendrick stands on the hand and stomps on it. Kendrick slams the hand into the mat and then he chokes Banks.

Kendrick with an arm bar and he squeezes the hand. Kendrick with a hammer lock and forearms to the back. Kendrick continues to work on the hand. Banks gets to his feet and he punches Kendrick but Kendrick with an arm wringer into the mat. Kendrick stands on the hand and then he missses a knee drop to the hand. Banks with forearms and both men are down.

Kendrick runs into the corner and Banks trips Kendrick and sends him into the turnbuckles. Banks with a series of running drop kicks and a cannonball. Kendrick goes to the floor and Banks with a suicide dive. The referee checks on both men before Banks carries Kendrick back to the ring. Banks goes up top and he hits a missile drop kick. Banks with a double stomp in the corner. Banks gets a near fall.

Kendrick avoids Banks coming off the turnbuckles but Banks hits the Kiwi Crusher and Kendrick falls to the floor. Kendrick with a forearm to stop a suicide dive attempt by Banks. Banks hangs in the ropes and Kendrick with a suplex to the floor. Kendrick sends Banks further up the ramp and then Kendrick gets back into the ring. The referee starts his count and Banks is able to get back into the ring before ten. Kendrick with the Captain’s Hook and he adds a wrist lock for more pressure. Banks with a rollup to escape. Banks with forearms to get out of the wrist lock.

Kendrick with a kick to the hand. Banks with a flying clothesline and he goes for the Kiwi Crusher but Kendrick escapes and hits a jumping leg lariat. Kendrick with shots to the hand and Banks with a thrust kick. Banks comes off the turnbuckles but Kendrick sends Banks to the mat with a kick to the hand. Kendrick with Sliced Bread #2 for a near fall. Kendrick stands on the hand and Kendrick with a take down and kicks to Banks. Banks with Slice of Heaven and a Kiwi Crusher for the three count.

Winner: Travis Banks

We go to credits.

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