7/3/19 WWE NXT UK Recap
The show opens with a recap of the history between Grizzled Young Veterans and Moustache Mountain, dating all the way back to when the Veterans became the inaugural NXT UK Tag Team Champions at TakeOver: Blackpool in January.
The opening credits roll. Aiden English and Vic Joseph are on commentary.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Piper Niven
Niven delivers forearm strikes, but Ripley fights back with right hands. Ripley backs Niven into the corner and stomps away on her. Niven comes back with a cross-body and then clotheslines Ripley to the floor. Ripley drapes Niven over the top rope and then pulls her to the floor. Ripley drives Niven into the ring apron and then slams her into the ring post. Ripley tosses Niven back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Niven kicks out at one. Ripley tosses Niven into the corner and stomps away on her again. Niven comes back with a roll-up, but Ripley kicks out at one. Ripley drops Niven with a clothesline and then applies a body-scissors submission. Niven gets free and takes Ripley to the mat. Niven climbs up, but Ripley pulls her down. Ripley goes for the cover, but Niven kicks out at two. Ripley applies the inverted Cloverleaf submission, but Niven makes it to the ropes.
Ripley slaps Niven across the face, but Niven comes back and drops her with a belly-to-back suplex. They exchange clotheslines and then Ripley goes for the Riptide. Niven blocks it and delivers a headbutt. Niven sends Ripley into the ring post and then delivers a Cannonball in the corner. Niven slams Ripley to the mat and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Piper Niven
Kenny Williams is about to be interviewed, but Noam Dar interrupts and attacks him.
Ilja Dragunov will return to action on next week’s episode.
Match #2 – Singles Match: Jack Starz vs. Alexander Wolfe
Starz goes for a wrist-lock, but Wolfe turns it into one of his own. Wolfe takes Starz down with a German suplex and delivers an elbow to the face. Wolfe slams Starz into the corner and then drops him with a pump kick. Wolfe slams Starz to the mat, but Starz comes back with a series of uppercuts. Starz comes off the top, but Wolfe dodges him and slams him to the mat with a Death Valley river. Wolfe delivers a sit down power bomb and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Alexander Wolfe
Gallus is in their locker room. They say their goal since day one has been to run NXT UK and say they will take care of Dave Mastiff and The Hunt next week.
Later on: an exclusive interview with Kassius Ohno.
Toni Storm returns to action on next week’s episode.
Match #3 – Handicap Match: Jazzy Gabert (w/Jinny) vs. Dani Luna and Mercedes Blaze
Gabert slams Luna to the mat and kicks her in the face. Gabert drops Luna with a clothesline and throws her into the corner. Blaze tags in and Gabert pulls her into the ring. Gabert smashes her in the corner and delivers a clothesline. Luna attacks Gabert from behind, but Gabert knocks her to the mat. Gabert tosses Luna to the floor and slams Blaze to the mat for the pin fall.
Winner: Jazzy Gabert
The interview with Kassius Ohno airs. He says the state of NXT UK is an emergency. He says if you want to uphold the sanctity of NXT UK, you need someone like him. He says the Founding Five of NXT UK are British Strong Style, Wolfgang, and Mark Andrews, but Andrews aren’t like the others. He runs down Andrews and calls him a disappointment. Ohno calls himself the best British wrestler in the world.
Grizzled Young Veterans are shown gearing up for their match backstage.
Next week: a Six-Man Tag Team Match with Gallus taking on Dave Mastiff and The Hunt.
Match #4 – NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match: Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) (c) vs. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate)
Gibson and Bate start the match and Gibson takes Bate down and applies a wrist-lock. Bate gets free and sends Gibson to the mat. Drake and Seven tag in and Bate and Seven take Drake to the mat. Seven delivers a cross-body to Drake and goes to charge at him, but Gibson gets involved and pulls Drake to the corner and tags in. Gibson and Seven lock up and Seven delivers a series of chops. Seven goes for a DDT, but Gibson blocks it. Seven sends Gibson to the corner and delivers another chop. Seven suplexes Gibson to the mat and goes for the cover, but Gibson kicks out at two. Drake tags back in and delivers a dropkick to Seven. Drake stomps away on Seven and tosses him to the floor. Gibson tags in and holds Seven in the air as Drake delivers a knee strike to the face on the floor. Gibson slams Seven into the barricade and tosses him back into the ring.
Gibson goes for the cover, but Seven kicks out at two. Gibson applies a face lock on the mat and Drake tags in. Drake delivers a forearm shot and goes for the cover, but Seven kicks out at two. Drake drives a knee into Seven’s back and applies a rear naked choke. Drake takes Seven to the corner and delivers a series of forearms, but Seven counters and slams Drake to the mat. Gibson tags in, but Seven connects with a spinning back fist and tags in Bate. Bate delivers a knee strike and an uppercut from the ropes. Bate sends Drake to the floor and then delivers a belly-to-back suplex to Gibson. Bate delivers the standing Shooting Star Press and sets up for the Tyler Driver 97, but Drake interferes. Bate comes back and takes down Gibson and Drake with a double hurricanrana and then takes both of them out on the floor with a suicide dive.
Bate tosses Gibson into the ring and he and Seven slam Gibson to the mat. Bate goes for the cover, but Gibson kicks out at two. Seven tags back in, but Drake gets into the ring and he and Gibson double team Bate and send him to the floor. Gibson delivers a knee to Seven and then tags in Drake. Drake delivers a leg drop and goes for the cover, but Seven kicks out at two. Drake delivers lefts to Seven, but Seven counters with the Seven-Star Lariat. Bate tags in and beats down Drake, but Gibson tags in. Gibson delivers a dropkick to Bate and Drake goes up top, but Seven pushes him to the floor. Bate rolls up Gibson, but Gibson kicks out at two. Gibson sets Bate up top, but Seven tags in. Seven slams Drake to the mat and then Bate delivers a diving headbutt to Drake. Seven slams Gibson to the mat and goes for the cover, but Gibson kicks out at two.
Seven picks Gibson up, but Imperium rushes the ring and attacks Bate and Seven as Gibson and Drake escape.
Winners via disqualification: Moustache Mountain
-After the match, Imperium keep the beat down going on Moustache Mountain. Wolfe handcuffs Seven as Marcel Barthel holds him down. They handcuff him to the ropes as Fabian Aichner gets a shot in. Walter slams Bate into the barricade and then power bombs him on the apron. Walter slams Bate into the ring post as the other members of Imperium force Seven to watch. Imperium poses on the ring apron as Seven screams for Bate in the background as the show comes to a close.