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Welcome to the NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place today. Our opening contest is…
NXT UK Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals: Trent Seven & Tyler Bate vs. James Drake & Zack Gibson
Bate and Gibson start things out as the fans are going nuts. After some mat wrestling, Seven and Drake were tagged in with Seven getting the upper hand then hitting a double team move in the corner. Gibson pulled out his tag team partner in order for them to recover. Back in the ring, Bate caught him with a drop kick then hit a hurricanrana to the newly tagged in Gibson. Seven now in and Gibson worked over the left arm of Seven. This led to Seven also working over the left arm of Gibson. Seven with a hip toss to Drake then took him out with an outside dive. Gibson took out Seven with a clothesline. The heels worked over Seven, who was bleeding from the back of his head due to a stiff shot. This occurred until he managed to make a comeback and get the hot tag to Bate, who cleaned house with a series of strikes. Bate took out both of his opponents with various strikes then landing a back elbow. Bate spun Drake around several times then did the same to both men at the same time. Bate suplexed Drake off the apron onto Gibson. Bate hit a dive off the apron onto both the stars. Bate hit an uppercut to Gibson then tagged in Seven, who hit a powerslam then Bate off the top rope with a headbutt for 2. Bate took out Drake with a dive outside then Seven with a head kick until Drake broke up the pin. Bate rolled up Drake for 2. They exchanged pin attempts. Gibson took out Bate with a code breaker. Drake with a running drop kick to Seven in the corner. Gibson with a suplex then Drake with a dive off the top rope to Seven for 2. Gibson and Drake locked in a double arm lock on their opponents but Bate powered out and tackled Gibson with Drake. Mustache Mountain hit a double team move but Drake kicked out at 2. Drake hit an outside dive taking out Bate, who was on the shoulders of Gibson. Seven went for an outside dive but was drop kicked in the air by Drake. Back in the ring, Gibson and Drake hit “Take it to Mayhem” to Seven for the win.
Winners: James Drake & Zack Gibson – New Champions
Singles Match: Travis Banks vs. Jordan Devlin
Jordan Devlin was supposed to wrestle Travis Banks in a singles match. However, Delvin attacked Banks before the match. This led to Johnny Saint coming out and stating that he had a feeling that something like this would happen. Thus, they came up with a back up plan. Out walked Finn Balor, who trained Delvin.
Finn Balor vs. Jordan Devlin
Devlin slapped him which led to Balor hitting a series of strikes then went to the top rope but Devlin rolled out of the ring. Balor chased him and tossed him back into the ring. Balor was getting back into the ring when Devlin kicked the middle rope. Balor fought back and went to the top rope but Delvin knocked him down. Devlin goes for a top rope moonsault, but Balor gets the knees up. Balor hits the 1916 before drop kicking him into the corner. Balor goes to the top rope and hits the Coup de Grace for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor
No DQ Match: Eddie Dennis vs. Dave Mastiff
There was some wild brawling with various kendo shots including Dennis hitting a powerslam on the steel steps. Mastiff hit a nasty looking german suplex that saw Dennis land on his head. The finish saw Mastiff hit the cannonball in the corner sending him through the table.
Winner: Dave Mastiff
NXT UK Women’s Title Match: (C) Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm
They start brawling to begin the match with both talents exchanging right hands. Storm hit an outside dive to the floor. Ripley with a head kick then sent her into the barricade. Ripley locked in a body lock where she worked her over with strikes. Storm fought out of it and Ripley kicked her in the face. Ripley with a suplex for 2. Ripley followed up with another one then tossed her across the ring by her hair a few times. Storm with a big time headbutt that knocked both girls down. They trade right hands then Storm hit a series of german suplexes. Ripley knocked her down then locked in a leg submission but Storm got out and hit a backsplash in the corner. Storm hit a german suplex but Ripley fought back and landed a powerslam for 2. Storm landed a sit out powerbomb for 2 then hit another one for the win.
Winner: Toni Storm – New Champion!
WWE UK Title Match: (C) Pete Dunne vs. Joe Coffey
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