This is the Fightful.com live viewing party for the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament! WWE held the first night of the tournament to crown their very first UK champion and 8 men have advanced to the semifinals today at the famous Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, England! Be sure to come back here at 3PM EST to see who becomes the first WWE United Kingdom Champion!
-We open with a video package for yesterdays show and how Pete Dunne attacked Sam Gradwell as the show went off the air. They then show a tale of the tape for Pete Dunne and Sam Gradwell.
Pete Dunne vs Sam Gradwell
Sam is all over Pete immediately, dropping him with a series of forearms then pounds on him on the ground. They then exchange running clotheslines as Dunne goes to the outside. Sam dives through the ropes and takes out Pete, the two fighting outside then Sam suplexes Pete onto the ramp before putting him back into the ring. Sam sends Pete across the ring with a missile dropkick then Pete hits a rebound snap German suplex, but Sam is right up and hits a Michinoku Driver for a close 2 count. Sam goes to come off the top rope, but Pete gets out of the ring, Sam opting to dive onto him as soon as he gets out of the ring anyway. They get back into the ring then Pete sends Sam over the top rope and to the floor. Sam gets back in at the count of 9 and Pete powerslams him into the corner for the pin and the win.
Winner: Pete Dunne via pinfall
-We then get a tale of the tape for Mark Andrews and Joseph Conners.
Mark Andrews vs Joseph Conners
Mark gets a series of 2 counts immediately then Joseph beats on Mark in the corner. Conners goes for a sunset flip, but Mark flips and hits a double foot stomp for a quick 2 count. Mark hits a variation on a 619 then sends Joseph outside, Joseph sending Mark face first into the steps. They get back into the ring and Conners does his best to keep Mark grounded. Conners gets a quick 2 count off of a lariat then Andrews sends Joseph out of the ring with an enzuigiri. Joseph drags Mark out of the ring then goes to kick Mark, but Mark gets out of the way and Joseph gets hung up on the stairs. Mark then hits a cannon ball off the barricade. Mark puts Joseph back into the ring then hits a springboard cross body for a quick 2 count, following up with a running double knee in the corner. Mark then hits a northern lights suplex into a standing moonsault, but Joseph gets his knees up for a close 2 count. Joseph then hits a slingshot flat liner for a very close 2 count then Mark hits a huricanrrana off the top rope. Mark then hits a stunner out of no where then a shooting star press for the pin and the win.
Winner: Mark Andrews via pinfall
-We then get a tale of the tape for Trent Seven and Wolfgang.
Trent Seven vs Wolfgang
They lock up for several clean breaks then shove each other before Trent slaps Wolfgang, Wolfgang hitting a backdrop that sends Trent out of the ring. Wolfgang then hits a moonsault off of the barricade, but it appears he injured his knee. Wolfgang then puts Trent back into the ring and plays to the crowd, but Trent immediately dives out onto Wolfgang. Trent puts Wolfgang back into the ring then gets caught on the top rope before being superplexed. They then exchange strikes in the center of the ring before Wolfgang hits wasteland. Wolfgang goes for a moonsault, but Trent gets his knees up, Seven hitting Wolfgang with a dragon suplex for a close 2 count. Trent then turns Wolfgang inside out with a RAINMAKER for a very close 2 count. Wolfgang then hits The Howling to the back of Seven when he knocks him off the top rope for the pin and the win.
Winner: Wolfgang via pinfall
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