Good afternoon Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage for today's edition of WWE NXT UK!
- We open today's show with an extended video package recapping Ilja Dragunov defeating WALTER and breaking his historic title reign as WWE United Kingdom champion at NXT Takeover: 36.
No Disqualification Shark Tank Match
Aoife Valkyrie vs Jinny (w/ Joseph Conners)
Jinny attacks Aoife when she's coming out to the ring before Aoife comes back and takes Jinny out before attacking Joseph and locking him in the shark cage. The two brawl at ringside before Aoife sends Jinny into the barricade and steps. Once the match starts Aoife drops Jinny and hits a springboard cross body for two before Jinny low bridges her and sends her crashing down onto the floor. Jinny attacks Aoife with a chair before Aoife grabs her and shoves her into barricade while running at full speed before tossing her over the barricade. Aoife and Jinny exchange on the opposite side of the barricade before ending up at the back of the arena. Aoife dumps trash on Jinny and hits her with the trash can before beating on her on the way back to ringside where Aoife tosses Jinny back over the barricade. Aoife misses an ax handle off of the barricade before stepping on Jinny’s head and kicking her in the spine before sending her into the barricade and the steps as Joseph becomes enraged in the cage.
Aoife sets up a table at ringside before Jinny rips her off of the apron and Aoife counters a suplex through the table into one onto the floor before missing a diving leg drop through the table. Jinny grabs another chair before Aoife comes back with a sunset bomb as medical staff check on Aoife and her knee she's now clutching. Jinny then goes to throw a chair at Aoife before she ducks and kicks the chair in her face for a near fall before hitting her with the chair and hits a Driver onto the chair for the pin and the win.
Winner: Aoife Valkyrie defeats Jinny via pinfall.
- Backstage Amale confronts Meiko Satomura and makes her intentions clear that she wants another title shot as we go to commercial.
Heritage Cup Number One Contender Tournament First Round Match
Oliver Carter (w/ Ashton Smith) vs Kenny Williams
Kenny locks in a standing side headlock before Oliver drops him with a right hand once he gets free after Kenny keeps holding onto his hair to keep him from breaking the hold before taking Kenny down and locking in a straight armbar before Kenny gets to his feet and Kenny gets two off of a roll up. The two then exchange pin falls before Oliver drops Kenny with a kick and Kenny escapes to the ropes as the round comes to a close.
Round two start with Kenny kicking Oliver in the midsection and stomping his head before focusing on his back by clubbing it and tying his hair up in the ropes and hitting a running dropkick for two before Oliver comes back with a roundhouse kick for two before Kenny gets the first fall off of a sunset flip to end the round.
1-0 Kenny Williams
Kenny immediately rolls out of the ring and mocks Oliver before Oliver chases him in and out of the ring until Oliver tricks Kenny and drops him with a flipping kick into a slingshot cross body and tossing Kenny back inside before Oliver hits a Superman forearm into a clothesline for the pin and the second fall.
Oliver hits an asai moonsault for a near fall before missing an ax kick and Kenny gets two off of a Gedo clutch before Kenny spears Oliver's knee and Oliver gets two off of a small package before superkicking Kenny and sending him through the ropes and down onto the floor before rolling out after Kenny who kicks him in the knee at ringside. Kenny then gets back inside with a metal water bottle before ripping off the top turnbuckle and distracting the referee before hitting Oliver with the bottle and knocking him out for the pin, third fall, and the win.
Winner: Kenny Williams defeats Oliver Carter via pinfall to advance to the next round of the tournament.
- Nina Samuels meets with Sid Scala and asks for a match before Sid tells Nina that her opponent next week with be Blair Davenport before Nina leaves and screams on the opposite side of the door.
- We get another vignette for Isla Dawn where she's unveiling a box that she adds pieces of items she got from her recent opponents with a hair tie and a piece of hair from her latest opponent Dani Luna whose hair she ripped out last week as we go to commercial.
- We get a video package for Teoman and Nathan Frazer ahead of their Heritage Cup Number One Contender Tournament match next week.
- We get graphics for the aforementioned tournament match as well as Blair and Nina for next week.
Knockout or Submission Match
Joe Coffey vs Rampage Brown
The two lock up before Joe backs Rampage to the ropes for a clean break before they lock up a second time and Joe backs Rampage into the corner before Rampage hits him and dropkicks Joe before locking in a standing side headlock and Joe hits a running cross body. Joe digs into the midsection of Rampage with strikes before they lock up and roll around on the mat and spill out of the ring and onto the apron before trying to run each other over until Joe knocks Rampage off of the apron and hits a missile dropkick off of the apron. Rampage comes back and sends Joe into the barricade before tossing him back inside and the two exchange strikes until Rampage starts focusing on the left hand and arm of Joe before Joe comes back with a hip toss and takes Rampage down. Rampage counters a Boston crab before Rampage traps his arm in his open guard before Joe locks in a Boston crab and rips off the turnbuckle pad before sending Rampage into the steel exposed corner before hitting a German. Rampage counters a second German before Joe hits an electric chair drop before Rampage goes back to the arm of Joe and drives him into the post before wrapping his arm around the post and slamming it into the post.
Back in the ring Rampage hits a back suplex before Rampage hits Joe with a headbutt and a powerslam before Joe rocks Rampage with a forearm and hits a moonsault before Rampage counters a second moonsault and hits an avalanche back drop driver. The two exchange before Joe nearly knocks Rampage out and the two collapse before Joe hits a Glasgow Sendoff into All the Best for the Bells before Rampage hits a uranage into a clothesline before hitting a Doctor Bomb and beating on Joe with hammer fists until the referee lifts Joe's arm and it falls and the referee declares Rampage the winner via knockout.
Winner: Rampage Brown defeats Joe Coffey via knockout.