NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool
January 12, 2019
WWE held their first ever UK Takeover event at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
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Inaugural NXT UK Tag Team Championship
Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake)
The atmosphere with the boisterous crowd ranks up there among one of the best in NXT history. Several minutes into the match, Seven was bleeding from the back of the head, apparently from a forearm smash by Gibson. This match may be a candidate for match of the year. It was off the charts with tons of near falls and an insanely hot crowd. Late in the match, Moustache Mountain came close to tapping as both men were trapped in the Shakely Gates submission but Bate powered out and picked up Drake and hit a Death Valley Slam tossing him onto Gibson. Gibson and Drake won with Ticket to Mayhem (combinate Codebreaker). Awesome match. Must see.
Finn Balor vs. Jordan Devlin
Devlin brutally attacked Travis Banks before the match got started. A backup plan was implemented. Devlin would be facing Finn Balor, the man who trained him to become a wrestler. Balor won the match with the Coup de Gras. Very good match and Balor seemed more motivated than he has in a long time.
No Disqualification Match
Dave Mastiff vs. Eddie Dennis
They didn’t waste time with the weapons. A Singapore cane, a table and steel steps were used early in the match. Dennis showed impressive strength by lifting Mastiff and slamming him onto steps set up in the ring. The finish was Mastiff during a cannonball on to Dennis and through a table. He got the pin to win the match. Vic Joseph described the match as a human demolition derby. Mastiff has yet to be pinned or submitted. This show has been great so far.
Kay Lee Ray and Jazzy Gabert were shown in the front row.
NXT UK Women’s Championship
Rhea Ripley (Champion) vs. Toni Storm
Very good match with tons of back-and-forth action. Storm became the new NXT UK Women’s Champion after the second Storm Zero of the match. Storm celebrated around ringside and with the crowd. Very good match and very good show so far.
Charlotte Flair was shown in the first row.
WWE United Kingdom Championship
Pete Dunne (Champion) vs. Joe Coffey
Excellent match. They went over 30 minutes. Dunne was able to win the match via submission by bending Coffey’s fingers back. The story is that Dunne hit three Bitter End finishers but was never able to pin him. WALTER walked out, kicked Coffey in the face and then stood face to face with Dunne. Click here for more details on this match and click here for more on WALTER’s WWE debut.