This is the Fightful.com live coverage for today's WWE United Kingdom Championship Special! We have a great show for you today as in our main event Tyler Bate will defend his WWE United Kingdom Championship against Mark Andrews, Trent Seven will face Pete Dunne to determine who will face Tyler at NXT TakeOver: Chicago tomorrow night and it'll all be commentated by the great Jim Ross! Be sure to come back here at 3 PM EST for these matches and more live from Norwich City in England!
-We open with a video package for the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament and the stars talking about what it has done for their careers since they took part.
WOLFGANG vs Joseph Conners
They exchange wrist locks and head locks before Wolfgang dropkicks Joe. Wolfgang drops Joe repeatedly, then beats on him when he tries to suplex him and Wolfgang counters and hits a delayed suplex of his own for a quick two count. Wolfgang suplexes Conners, then gets sent off of the top rope and to the floor before Joe hits a baseball slide that sends Wolfgang into the barricade and to the floor. Conners beats on Wolfgang hung over the apron, then rolls him back in the ring and gets a quick two count before jumping and stomping on him before beating on him in the corner. Conners wraps Wolfgang around the ring post, then dropkicks his back, sending him out of the ring.
They get back in the ring and Conners gets a quick two count off of a back drop, then puts him in a modified abdominal stretch. Wolfgang powers out of it and drops Joseph before hitting him with a cross body in the corner and a double axed handle off of the top rope for a quick two count. Conners goes for a move off of the top rope, but Wolfgang gets his knees up, then goes to the top rope for The Howling, but Conners rolls away before he can. Conners hits a sit-out power bomb for a near fall, then Conners comes off of the top rope, but Wolfgang spears him, then hits a swanton bomb off of the top rope for the pin and the win.
Winner: Wolfgang via pinfall
TJ Perkins & The Brian Kendrick VS Dan Moloney & Rich Swann
Kendrick tries to injure the arm of Dan, then tags in TJ who hits a snap mare, then mocks Swann before he and Kendrick start tagging in and out frequently after doing a few moves each time. TJ starts slamming the arm of Dan into the ropes repeatedly from the apron, then he gets out and TJ starts accidentally doing it to Kendrick before he sees what he's doing. Swann finally gets the tag and so does Kendrick after Dan and Swann double team TJ. Swann dives out of the ring and takes out TJ before rolling back in the ring and Kendrick gets the blind tag. Kendrick whips Swann into the turnbuckle repeatedly sternum first, then Dan and TJ get tagged in, Dan taking out both TJ and Kendrick for a near fall before Kendrick breaks it up. TJ stomps on Dan as the crowd calls him a "wanker" before he tags in Kendrick who stands on Dan, then tags TJ back in before TJ hits a slingshot senton for a quick two count.
TJ puts Dan in a submission, but Dan counters with a back suplex before tagging in Swann. Rich knocks Kendrick down repeatedly before hitting a somersault leg drop for a near fall, then Kendrick locks in the Captain's Hook, but Dan breaks it up and gets the tag. Kendrick then rolls up Dan with an inside cradle while holding the tights for the pin and the win.
Winner: TJ Perkins & The Brian Kendrick via pinfall
Pete Dunne vs Trent Seven WWE United Kingdom Championship Number One Contender Match
They lock up to start the match for a clean break, then Dunne takes Trent down, doing joint manipulation until Trent gets free. Trent drops Pete with a series of knife edge chops, then Trent drops him with a clothesline with his left arm rather than his injured right one. Pete comes back by beating on and ripping at the arm of Trent before kicking it, following up with a hard forearm to the face, dropping Trent face first. Pete mounts Trent and hits him with a series of right hands before removing the tape from the arm of Seven. Dunne keeps focusing on the right arm of Seven, focusing more on joint manipulation, bending and twisting the fingers of Seven before Dunne stomps on his head for a quick two count.
Trent comes back with a series of chops before hitting a DDT, then dives through the ropes and sends Dunne into the barricade. They get back in the ring, but Pete is waiting and stomps and kicks the arm of Seven before they counter each others finishers, Seven hitting a lariat with his left arm rather than his injured right one for a near fall. Pete hits a rebound German suplex, then Trent hits a reverse DDT for a near fall before Dunne sends him into the ring post, then hits a release German suplex into a reverse suplex before locking in the double wrist lock, but Trent is quick to the ropes. Dunne doesn't give Seven a moment's rest, staying on him and manipulating his fingers before they exchange strikes on the apron. Trent hits a dragon suplex on the apron and sends Dunne to the floor before they both collapse on the floor.
They get back in the ring at the count of nine, then Trent catches Dunne on the top rope, Dunne landing on his feet when Seven goes for a half nelson suplex. Pete hits an enzuigiri, but Trent comes back with a lariat with his left arm, then goes for the Seven Star Lariat, but Pete locks in a standing double wrist lock, Seven hitting a snap dragon suplex to get out if it. Dunne then hits The Bitter End out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: Pete Dunne via pinfall
Tyler Bate vs Mark Andrews WWE United Kingdom Championship Match
Mark gets a quick two count off of an immediate roll up, then Tyler takes him with with a wrist lock before Mark spins out of it and puts Tyler in a straight armbar before he transitions into a wrist lock. Tyler takes Mark down with a headlock, but Mark hops back up, then Tyler takes him down with a single leg before putting him in a Fujiwara armbar before Mark gets out of it. Mark takes Tyler down for a quick one count, then puts Tyler in a chancery before Tyler sets him on the top rope with ease. They shake hands, then Tyler puts Mark in a full nelson before he tries to slide out of the back twice, but Tyler puts him right back in it. Tyler puts Mark in a surfboard stretch while manipulating the joints of Andrews before he crawls to the ropes.
They do a series of flips and cartwheels before dropkicking each other, then shove each other before Mark hits a basement dropkick for a quick two count. Mark puts Tyler in an octopus stretch before turning it into a roll up for a near fall, then Tyler slams Mark down before hitting a rolling senton for a quick two count. Tyler puts Mark in a reverse Boston crab into a pendulum submission before rolling him over for a near fall. Tyler starts kicking the legs of Mark, keeping the high flyer grounded, then Mark hits an enzuigiri into a huricanrrana that's sends Tyler out of the ring. Mark hits a rolling senton over the top rope, then rolls him back in the ring and rolls through into a double foot stomp before Mark hits a northern lights suplex and a standing moonsault before Tyler rolls him up for a near fall.
Tyler hops over Mark when he runs at him and sends him out of the ring, then they get back in the ring and Mark hits a bridging suplex for a near fall into a piledriver for another near fall. They exchange strikes on the apron, then Mark hits a standing sliced bread #2 on the apron before Mark dives out of the, but Tyler catches him and slams him to the floor. They both get hung up on the top rope before Tyler sends Mark backwards off of the top rope with a European uppercut. They exchange forearms on their knees, then Tyler puts Mark in a airplane spin before Mark hits a reverserrana for a near fall. Tyler catches Mark on the top rope, then Mark hits a frankensteiner before hitting a running shooting star press.
Tyler hits a superkick, then Mark comes back and hits a shooting star press, but Tyler gets his knees up. Tyler hits a rolling kick into a Tyler Driver 97 for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tyler Bate via pinfall