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Welcome to the NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place today. Our opening contest is…
Noam Dar vs. Travis Banks
It’s a slow start as both men lock up and Dar went for an early ankle lock. Dar sold a left knee injury and allowed Banks to hit an up kick on the apron. Dar fought back once in the ring and tossed him into the ropes for 2. Banks tripped him in the corner and hit a big boot followed up with a german suplex for 2.
Dar went for a lebell lock but Banks got out of it. They traded quick pin attempts. Banks went for a crossface but Dar got out. Banks went for a slice of heaven but Dar caught him and locked in the ankle lock but Banks rolled free. Dar with a reverse clothesline for 2. Banks tossed him to the floor and hit an outside dive. Back in the ring, Banks connected with a double foot stomp for 2. Dar hit a running kick for the win.
Winner: Noam Dar
Open Challenge: Cesaro def. Ilja Dragunov
WWE NXT UK Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match: Zack Gibson & James Drake © vs. Gallus vs. Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster
Drake and Andrews went at but there was a series of quick tags. Gallus hit a double team move on Drake for a near fall. Drake was sent to the floor by Webster. Gibson was taken out and Andrews teased taking out Gallus but Webster hit an outside dive to him. Webster with a spring board moonsault to Gibson. Drake got the blind tag and hit a drop kick to Webster. Drake and Gibson hit a slingshot back breaker move to Webster. Coffey was in and missed a clothesline to Webster. This allowed Gibson back in the ring where he landed a series of uppercuts as the beatdown continues. Andrews got the hot tag and there were a few high spots. Webster and Andrews hit stereo attack on Drake in the corner.
Webster and Andrews with a knee strike reverse hurricanrana on Wolfgang for 2. Andrews hit a shooting star press off the top rope to take everyone out. Back in the ring, Webster hit a front senton on Gibson for 2. Gibson with a brainbuster and Drake with a 450 splash off the top rope to Andrews for 2. Webster with a double headbutt to Drake and Gibson. Wolfgang tossed him to the floor to take everyone out. Webster hit a Canadian destroyer to him then Drake and Gibson hit a combo clothesline through the ropes. There was a near fall with Webster pinning Drake but Gibson pulled the referee out. Gibson with a codebreaker to Webster. Drake took out Wolfgang. This allowed Andrews to hit fall of pieces off the top rope on Gibson for the win.
Winners: Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster – NEW CHAMPIONS
Last Man Standing Match: Joe Coffey vs. Dave Mastiff
They brawl right out of the gate. Mastiff used the turnbuckle as a weapon. Coffey went for a spring board move but fell. Mastiff used the turnbuckle on his nose. Mastiff with a major league german suplex. They brawl to the floor and Mastiff hit him in the back with a series of weapons. Mastiff sent him through a table at ringside. Coffey got hit in the back several times with a chair. Coffey hit with chair shots. They brawled into the crowd and near the announce table. Coffey and Mastiff climbed a platform and exchanged strikes. Coffey with a headbutt and they both fall off the platform through two tables. Coffey kicked a travel case that Mastiff was trying to pull himself up with and beat the ten count.
Winner: Joe Coffey
WWE NXT UK Women’s Title Match: Toni Storm © vs. Kay Lee Ray
Storm goes right after her with a series of kicks. Ray fought back with some kicks of her own. They did some spots that got the pace going. Storm brawled with her up to the top rope and went for a sunset flip but Ray blocked it. Storm with a german suplex off the second rope for 2. Storm hit her with an outside dive. Back in the ring, Ray made a comeback and hit her finisher for the quick qin.
Winner: Kay Lee Ray – NEW CHAMPION
WWE NXT UK Title Match: WALTER © vs. Tyler Bate
They lock up as the crowd is strongly invested in this match. WALTER secured a headlock to wear down the challenger. Bate stunned him with a suplex and WALTER rolled to the floor to regroup. Back in the ring, Bate hit a hurricanrana then went for an outside dive but WALTER caught him and hit a powerbomb on the apron. WALTER connected with a big boot then hit a powerbomb sending him into the ring post.
WALTER worked over the jaw of Bate and then applied a surfboard. WALTER put him on the top rope and stretched him. They did a suplex spot from the apron to the floor. Back in the ring, WALTER hit a big chop to the back of Bate and then locked in a boston crab but Bate wouldn’t give up. Bate went for a suplex but WALTER cut him off and went for his own. Bate turned it and hit one of his own. Bate landed a series of uppercuts then clotheslines. Bate went for a german suplex and hit an exploder instead.
Bate with a standing shooting star press for 2. Bate went for a piledriver but WALTER blocked it. WALTER with a big drop kick then went for a powerbomb but Bate reverse and hit a powerbomb of his own for 2. They battled on the top rope and Bate teased a suplex to the floor but WALTER chopped him down. Bate fired back with a flying headbutt and an exploder suplex off the middle rope. They trade shots before WALTER knocked him down with a big chop. Bate with a big strike but WALTER fell on him. WALTER went for a powerbomb but Bate kicked him in the face. Bate with the airplane spin then put him on the top rope where he hit a powerslam.
WALTER rolled to the floor and Bate took him out with a dive through the ropes. Bate with a german suplex for 2. Bate went for his finisher but WALTER fell on him for 2. Bate hit his finisher for the near fall. Bate went to the top rope and hit a dive for 2. WALTER hit a reverse german suplex on the apron.