Good afternoon Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage of NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff headlined by the NXT United Kingdom Championship Match between the champion and leader of Imperium WALTER defending against the big strong boy and one half of Moustache Mountain Tyler Bate!
-We open the show with a video package for all of the matches on today's show.
Noam Dar vs Travis Banks
Dar backs Travis into the corner for a clean break and mocks him before Travis backs him up for second clean break. Dar goes for an ankle lock, but Travis kicks him away before Dar dodges a kick and offers to shake Travis's hand before Travis drops him with a right hand. Travis kicks Dar and sends him out of the ring before hitting a PK from the apron and rolling Dar back into the ring for a quick two count before Dar crotches him on the top rope and clotheslines him off of it for a two count. Dar slams Travis into the ropes for a two count before he starts to focus on the left knee and shoulder of Travis until he comes back with a basement dropkick into a bridging German suplex for a two count. Travis misses a diving stomp, but hits a running uppercut in the corner and Dar goes for a cross face Travis reverses into one of his own and Dar rolls to the ropes for the break.
Dar slaps Travis and Travis his a roundhouse kick before he goes for a diving roundhouse, but Dar is ready and locks in a kneebar before Travis turns it into a figure four and they hit each other with slaps. Dar sends Travis out of ring and kicks him off of the apron before he does Kawada kicks and Travis hits a shotgun dropkick into a diving stomp for a near fall. Travis then hits a Slice of Heaven off of the barricade and another diving stomp for a near fall before hitting an enzuigiri and a shining wizard before Dar hits the Nova Roller for the pin and the win.
Winner: Noam Dar defeats Travis Banks via pinfall with the Nova Roller.
-We are told that Cesaro has issued an open challenge before Ilja Dragunov shows up and walks past him.
Ilja Dragunov vs Cesaro
Cesaro puts Ilja in several headlocks before he catches him and they dodges each others strikes before Cesaro drops Ilja with an uppercut and they exchange chops. Ilja drops Cesaro with a rolling chop and hits a senton for a quick two count before Cesaro tosses him out of the ring and into the barricade. Back in the ring Cesaro hits a scoop slam into a leg drop for a quick two count before hitting a back drop suplex and a big swing before hitting a clothesline. They exchange standing switches before Ilja hits a dead lift release German suplex and a suicide dive before hitting a missile dropkick for a near fall. Cesaro hits a GTS for a near fall before hitting a flying uppercut for another near fall and Ilja hits a DVD into the corner before hitting a high angle senton for a near fall.
Cesaro then hits a pop-up uppercut into the Neutralizer for the pin and the win.
Winner: Cesaro defeats Ilja Dragunov via pinfall with the Neutralizer.
-Cesaro then teases he's going to attack Ilja after the match before he shakes his hand and leaves.
NXT UK Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match
Grizzled Young Veterans (c) vs Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster vs Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
Mark and Zack kick things off, Mark showing off his superior athleticism before Zack grounds the high flying Welshman and James comes in only to be double teamed for a quick two count. Wolfgang sends Mark out of the ring and hits James with right hands before James tags Flash in and Flash hits a pop up dropkick. All six men square off before it's just Flash and Mark, Flash hitting a huricanrrana to Mark before Zack tags himself in and Flash hits him with an enzuigiri before Flash and Mark hit topes. Back in the ring GYV retake control of Flash and hit their signature backbreaker diving knee drop at ringside before James exchanges words with Wolfgang and hits Flash with a backbreaker for a two count. Zack tags himself in and tosses Mark Coffey out of the ring before Flash tags in Mark who hits both Zack and James with a flurry of strikes before Flash and Mark hit topes out of one side of the ring, then the other.
Mark hits a standing assisted 450 for a near fall that James breaks up before Mark Coffey takes out both Andrews and Flash before Wolfgang hits a slingshot into a Samson drop by Mark Coffey onto Mark Andrews for a near fall. Flash takes out Coffey with a diving cross body and Flash hits a bicycle knee into a reverse huricanrrana by Mark Andrews for a near fall before Zack crotches Mark Andrews on the top turnbuckle and Mark knocks Coffey off of the top before hitting a shooting star press onto everyone at ringside. Mark Andrews hits Zack with Stundog Millionaire before Flash hits a swanton for a very close near fall and GYV come back with Helter Skelter by Zack and a 450 by James for yet another near fall. Everyone hits a move until they collapse and Gallus take control, clearing the ring before Wolfgang throws Mark Coffey over the top rope and onto everyone at ringside before getting a near fall that Flash breaks up. Everyone gets in the ring and brawls until Flash hits Coffey with a Canadian destroyer and James and Zack hit Wolfgang with a variation of a doomsday device through the ropes.
GYV and Flash and Mark Andrews brawl before Mark hits a double Stundog Millionaire and Flash a 630 senton for a near fall that Zack breaks up by dragging James out of the ring. GYV then hit Flash with A Ticket to Mayhem for a near fall before Mark Andrews hits Zack with a shooting star press when he's pinning Flash before rolling Flash over for the cover for the pin and the win.
Winner: Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews become the new NXT UK Tag Team champions by defeating Grizzled Young Veterans and Gallus via pinfall when Flash pins Zack after Mark hits a shooting star press.