As we head towards the year’s end, will the card for NXT UK’s first big event of 2020 take shape?
Kenny Williams and Amir Jordan defeated Pretty Deadly (Sam Stoker and Lewis Howley) via pinfall
Williams and Jordan started well with Jordan knocking Stoker down with a clothesline and Howley down with a strong crossbody. Howley distracted the referee while Stoker pulled Jordan off the middle rope, draping his previously injured arm over the top rope. Pretty deadly took control from here, focusing on Jordan and his shoulder. Jordan fought back when a double team flapjack went wrong for Pretty Deadly. Williams got the hot tag and flew with a flying clothesline and a double suicide dive to the outside. A sling blade to Howley shortly after got a two count when Stoker broke the count.Williams fought back with a springboard double back elbow, and Jordan picked up the win moments later with a Swanton Bomb-ay.
We had an exclusive from last week with Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner. They think it is a disgrace they need to fight in a ladder match at Takeover Blackpool for the NXT UK tag team titles.
Ligero was backstage talking about Kassius Ohno, saying he has had nothing but respect for him since they met years ago. He talked about them fighting earlier this year in New York, and Ohno cheating to win that match. He said it didn’t matter how much respect he had for Ohno because Ohno had none for him. They will meet in two weeks.
Trent Seven then came to the ring for a promo. He talked about Eddie Dennis and the recent situation with Michael May. This brought out Dennis who stood on the stage and stared at Seven while he talked about Dennis’ time off with an injury. Dennis got closer to the ring while Seven talked about the early days of NXT UK but when Dennis slowly got into the ring he sucker-punched Seven with the microphone right in the forehead, cutting him open. He then said, “I’ll see you at Takeover Blackpool”.
We then had a video package for the Kay Lee Ray vs Toni Storm vs Piper Niven triple threat match for Takeover Blackpool. Niven doesn’t like what her friends have become, and both Ray and Storm promised to leave with the title.
Jinny (with Jazzy Gabbert) defeated Amale via pinfall
Jinny made short work of the “French Hope”: pummelling her from the get-go, hitting the Makeover for the win.
Post-match, Gabert flattened Amale with a short-arm clothesline after the bell, but Jinny demanded another… and another, but Gabert had second thoughts after Jinny demanded the third and walked out on her so-called accomplice.
WALTER announced that in two weeks time Alexander Wolfe will face Ilja Dragunov for the advantage going into Takeover Blackpool.
Tyler Bate defeated Noam Dar via pinfall
A fantastic match that went back and forth right until the end. Dar was out to prove himself to NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint to prove he is good enough to wrestle at Takeover. They had a good technical start that eventually migrated into both going for their signature moves but neither connecting with any. A good tease of what these two can do together. Jordan Devlin then appeared and distracted Bate. Dar rolled him up but Bate still kicked out. After a big right hand, he hit the Tyler Driver 97 and picked up the win.
Devlin immediately slid right into the ring after the bell but Bate stopped him in his tracks. As Devlin backed away up the ramp Bate challenged Devlin to a match at Takeover. Devlin didn’t respond but this will probably be added to the card.