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2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament Results

2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament: Night 1
June 25, 2018
Royal Albert Hall
London, England

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Zack Gibson vs. Jack Gallagher in a Quarter-Final Match In The 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament 

Gibson refuses to shake hands with Gallagher. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gallagher applies a wrist lock. Roll Through escape by Gibson. Gallagher with a Wrist LockTake Down to Gibson. Gibson responds with a HeadScissors Neck Lock. Gibson is getting annoyed. Gibson with an arm-drag takeover. Gibson applies an arm-bar. Gallagher transitions into a side headlock. Gallagher leapfrogs over Gibson. Gallagher applies a hammer lock. Gallagher rolls Gibson over for a two count. Gallagher ducks a clothesline from Gibson. Gallagher is playing mind games with Gibson.

Gallagher applies a rear chin lock. Gibson gets back to a vertical base. Gallagher delivers multiple uppercuts. Gibson backs Gallagher into the ropes. Gibson dropkicks Gallagher. Gibson transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gibson with a crossface cover for a two count. Gibson drops Gallagher with a Ripcord Clothesline. Gibson follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Gibson applies a half nelson chin lock. Gallagher with shots to the midsection of Gibson. Gallagher goes for a Sunset Flip, but Gibson counters with an arm-ringer. Following a snap mare takeover, Gibson works on his joint manipulation game.

Gibson blasts Gallagher with a Back Elbow Smash. Gibson hits The Arm-Bar Suplex. Gibson is mauling Gallagher in the corner. Gibson whips Gallagher back first across the turnbuckles. Gibson applies another arm-bar. Gibson tells Gallagher to bring it. Gallagher with a Forearm Smash to Gibson. Gibson responds with an Ankle Pick. Gibson with a Grounded Clothesline for a two count. Gibson applies a Modified Chin Bar. Gallagher fires up with a flurry of strikes. Gibson kicks Gallagher in the gut. Gibson applies a Front Face Lock. Gallagher with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Gallagher follows that with The PK for a two count. Gibson drives Gallagher back first into the turnbuckles. Gibson gets Gallagher tied in the tree of woe. Gibson connects with The Ticket To Ride for a two count.

Gallagher dropkicks Gibson. Gallagher goes for a Gentleman’s Dropkick, but Gibson counters with a Running Liger Bomb. Gallagher locks in a Triangle Choke. Gibson BuckleBombs Gallagher. Gallagher applies a Roped Assisted Arm-Bar. Gallagher with a Senton Atomico to Gibson. Gallagher gets Gibson trapped in a Sleeper Hold. Gibson crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Gallagher lands a Suicide Dive. Gallagher rolls Gibson back into the ring.

Gallagher delivers The Gentleman’s Dropkick for a two count. Gibson with a Double Throat Thrust to Gallagher. Gibson sends Gallagher crashing shoulder first into the steel ring post. Gallagher avoids the referee’s ten count. Gibson drops Gallagher with an Inside Out Lariat. Gibson follows that with another Ticket To Ride for a two count. Gallagher creates distance with a Desperation Dropkick. Gallagher goes for a Diving HeadButt, but Gibson gets his feet up in the air. Gibson locks in The Shankly Gates which forces Gallagher to tap out.

Winner: Zack Gibson via Submission 

Second Match: Joe Coffey vs. Dave Mastiff in a Quarter-Final Match In The 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Coffey applies a side headlock. Coffey and Mastiff starts running into each other. Mastiff ducks a clothesline from Coffey. Both men are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block. Coffey leapfrogs over Mastiff. Mastiff delivers a Big Shoulder Block on the floor. Mastiff uppercuts Coffey. Mastiff sends Coffey face first across the middle turnbuckle. Coffey fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Mastiff goes for a Seated Senton, but Coffey ducks out of the way.

Mastiff sends Coffey to the apron. Coffey creates distance with a haymaker. Coffey with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Coffey with forearm shivers to Mastiff. Mastiff HeadButts Coffey. Coffey responds with a Double Leg TakeDown. Coffey and Mastiff traded Back Elbow Smashes. Coffey goes for a Diving Clothesline, but Mastiff counters with a Forearm Smash. Mastiff with a Back Senton Splash for a two count. Mastiff repeatedly drives his elbow into Coffey’s chest. Mastiff with the cover for a two count. Mastiff applies a front face lock. Mastiff is mauling Coffey in the corner.

Mastiff goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Coffey lands back on his feet. Coffey puts down Mastiff with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Mastiff rocks Coffey with another Back Elbow Smash. Coffey responds with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Coffey lands a Body Avalanche. Coffey with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Mastiff with a Discus Lariat to Coffey. Mastiff follows that with a German Suplex for a two count. Coffey with a Pop Up European Uppercut to Mastiff. Mastiff responds with a ShotGun Dropkick. Mastiff goes for The Cannonball Strike, but Coffey ducks out of the way. Coffey lands a Double SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Coffey plants Mastiff with All The Best For The Bells to pickup the victory.

Winner: Joe Coffey via Pinfall 

Third Match: Flash Morgan Webster vs. Jordan Devlin in a Quarter-Final Match In The 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Devlin backs Webster into the turnbuckles. The referee asks for a clean break. Devlin slaps Webster in the face. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Devlin applies a wrist lock. Webster reverses the hold. Devlin heads to the middle rope to break the hold. Devlin delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Devlin applies a side headlock. Webster leapfrogs over Devlin. Webster lands Two Japanese Arm-Drags.

Webster applies an arm-bar. Devlin attacks the midsection of Webster. Devlin goes for a Big Boot, but Webster counters with a Leg Sweep. Webster hits The Imploding SomerSault Senton for a one count. Devlin blocks The Eton Rifle. Devlin decks Webster with a Back Elbow Smash. Devlin with a Running Meteora. Devlin bodyslams Webster. Devlin follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count.

Devlin kicks Webster in the back for a two count. Devlin applies a Seated Abdominal Stretch. Devlin uppercuts Webster. Webster kicks Devlin in the jaw. Webster slips over Devlin’s back.  Webster with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. Webster blasts Devlin with a Flying High Knee Strike for a two count. Webster goes for a Tiger Driver, but Devlin counters with a Forearm Smash.

Webster drags Devlin out of the ring. Webster fires off Two Suicide Dives. Webster lands a SomerSault Plancha for a two count. Webster clotheslines Devlin. Devlin has Webster perched on the top turnbuckle. Devlin connects with an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a two count. Devlin SuperKicks Webster for a two count. Devlin goes for a MoonSault, but Webster ducks out of the way. Webster plants Devlin with The Eton Rifle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Flash Morgan Webster via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Travis Banks vs. Ashton Smith in a Quarter-Final Match In The 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Banks applies a side headlock. Cartwheel Escape by Banks. Banks trips the legs of Smith. Banks with The La Magistral for a one count. Smith lands two deep arm-drags. Smith leapfrogs over Banks. Smith dropkicks Banks. Banks retreats to the corner. Banks repeatedly kicks Smith in the back. Banks unloads clubbing forearm smashes. Following a snap mare takeover, Banks kicks Smith. Banks drops Smith with a Knife Edge Chop. Banks is lighting up Smith’s chest.

Banks with the cover for a one count. Banks applies a double wrist lock. Banks drives his knee into the midsection of Smith. Smith responds with a Bicycle Kick. Smith with a Leaping Lariat to Banks. Smith is trying to build momentum. Smith goes for a Leaping Knee Strike, but Banks ducks out of the way. Banks unloads Two Running European Uppercuts. Banks with a Hesitation Dropkick for a two count. Smith with a Diving Leg Lariat to Banks.

Banks rolls himself out of the ring. Smith lands a SomerSault Plancha. Smith rolls Banks back into the ring. Banks fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Smith ducks a clothesline from Banks. Smith SuperKicks Banks for a two count. Banks regains momentum with a ShotGun Dropkick. Banks with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Banks is trying to wear down Banks with Clubbing Forearm Smashes. Smith is displaying his fighting spirit. Banks hits The Slice Of Heaven. Banks plants Smith with The Kiwi Crusher to pickup the victory.

Winner: Travis Banks via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Toni Storm vs. Killer Kelly vs. Isla Dawn in a Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Face Shayna Baszler For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship 

Kelly and Dawn immediately starts double teaming Storm after the bell rings. Storm fires back with multiple forearm shivers. Kelly and Dawn hits their WheelBarrow DDT Combination. Dawn ducks a clothesline from Kelly. Dawn rolls Kelly over for a two count. Dawn kicks Kelly in the left leg. Dawn with a Running European Uppercut to Kelly. Dawn follows that with a Running Knee Strike for a two count.

Dawn goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kelly counters with Clubbing Palm Strikes. Kelly with a Vertical Suplex to Dawn. Kelly applies The Cravate. Kelly levels Dawn with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kelly delivers a Dynamic Dropkick. Storm responds with a Release German Suplex. Dawn ducks a clothesline from Storm. Dawn creates distance with a Belly to Back Suplex.

Following a long forearm exchange, Dawn kicks Storm in the gut. Dawn with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kelly with Forearm Shivers to Dawson. Kelly lowers the rope which sends Dawn tumbling to the outside. Kelly blasts Dawn with The PK. Kelly rolls Dawn back into the ring. Storm knocks Kelly off the ring apron. Storm connects with a Snap German Suplex. Storm plants Dawn with Storm Zero to pickup the victory.

Winner: Toni Storm via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Zack Gibson vs. Flash Morgan Webster in a Semi-Final Match In The 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament 

Webster starts things off with a Jumping Knee Strike. Webster transitions into a ground and pound attack. Webster is mauling Gibson in the corner. Gibson rolls himself out of the ring. Webster with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver on the floor. Webster follows that with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Webster goes for The Eton Rifle, but Gibson blocks it. Gibson hits The Snake Eyes. Gibson repeatedly stomps on Webster’s back. Gibson unloads stiff bodyshots. Gibson with Forearm-Shivers to Webster. Gibson drops Webster with a Ripcord Lariat.

Gibson applies a Half Nelson Chin Lock. Gibson talks smack to Webster. Gibson kicks Webster in the back. Webster fights out of The Shankly Gates. Webster connects with The Rude Body Drop for a two count. Webster rocks Gibson with a Forearm Smash. Webster lands a Suicide Dive. Webster goes for another Suicide Dive, but Gibson counters with a Helter Skelter. Webster avoids the referee’s ten count. Gibson locks in The Shankly Gates which forces Webster to tap out.

Winner: Zack Gibson via Submission 

Seventh Match: Joe Coffey vs. Travis Banks in a Semi-Final Match In The 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament 

Coffey shakes hands with Banks. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Coffey backs Banks into the turnbuckles. Coffey applies a top wrist lock. Banks with an arm-drag takeover to Coffey. Coffey tries to play mind games with Banks. Banks slaps Coffey in the face. Coffey and Banks are trading back and forth shots. Coffey delivers multiple knife edge chops in the corner. Banks takes out the legs of Coffey. Coffey drops Banks with an Explosive Shoulder Tackle. Coffey is mauling Banks in the corner.

Coffey with a Giant Swing to Banks. Coffey follows that with a ButterFly Suplex for a two count. Banks is trying to create separation. Coffey repeatedly stomp on Banks chest. Banks builds momentum with knife edge chops. Coffey locks in a Single Leg Boston Crab. Coffey still has the strength advantage in this match. Coffey applies a Straight Jacket Hold. Coffey drives his knee into Banks back. Coffey with Clubbing Shoulder Tackles to Banks. Banks is having a hard time getting back on his feet.

Bank fires up with another collection of knife edge chops. Banks SuperKicks Coffey. Banks drops Coffey with The PK. Banks with a Knee Strike for a two count. Coffey responds with a Pop Up European Uppercut. Coffey connects with a ShotGun Spear. Coffey with a Body Avalanche to Banks. Banks responds with a Bicycle Kick. Coffey with a Pop Up PowerSlam for a two count. Coffey with a DeadLift German Suplex for a two count.

Coffey goes for a Discus Lariat, but Banks counters with a ShotGun Dropkick. Banks with a SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Coffey negates The Vertical Suplex. Coffey decks Banks with a Back Elbow Smash. Coffey goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Banks ducks out of the way. Coffey with a Knife Edge Chop to Banks. Banks responds with Two Bicycle Kicks. Banks rolls Coffey over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Travis Banks via Pinfall 

Eight Match: British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate and Trent Seven) vs. The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Bate and O’Reilly will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. O’Reilly applies a side headlock. O’Reilly drops Bate with a shoulder tackle. Bate responds with a deep arm-drag. O’Reilly backs Bate into the turnbuckles. Bate crawls under O’Reilly. Bate fights out of The Cross Arm Breaker. Bate applies an arm-bar. Bate transitions into a wrist lock. O’Reilly drags Bate to the corner. O’Reilly tags in Strong. Bate wisely takes control of ring positioning Bate tags in Dunne. Dunne rocks Strong with a Big Haymaker. Dunne repeatedly stomps on Strong’s chest. Strong applies a side headlock. Dunne leapfrogs over Strong. Dunne clotheslines Strong. Dunne starts bending Strong’s fingers. This leads us to a major standoff in the center of the ring.

The Undisputed Era are trying to regain their composure on the outside. Dunne drop toe holds Strong into the canvas. Dunne stomps on the back of Strong’s knees. Dunne tags in Seven. Seven applies a toe and ankle hold. Strong drives Steven back first into the turnbuckles. Strong tags in Cole. Cole is putting the boots to Seven in the corner. Cole and Seven are trading knife edge chops. Seven with a Spike DDT to Cole. Cole rolls himself out of the ring. Cole decks Seven with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong with a Half Nelson Back Breaker on the steel guard rail. Cole transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cole blasts Seven with a Forearm Smash. Cole tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly is wearing down Seven with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Undisputed Era are cutting the ring in half.

Strong taunts Dunne. Seven kicks Cole in the jaw. Seven clears the ring. O’Reilly prevents Seven from making the hot tag. O’Reilly goes for a Brain Buster, but Seven counters with a Spinning Slam. Dunne and Strong are tagged in. Dunne is teeing off on Strong. Dunne dives over Strong. Dunne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong goes for a Release German Suplex, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Dunne kicks Strong in the back. Dunne sends O’Reilly crashing into Strong with an X-Plex. Dunne with the lateral press for a two count. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Dunne. Strong goes for an Olympic Slam, but Dunne counters with a Deep Arm Drag. Dunne tags in Bate.

Bate side steps Strong into the turnbuckles. Bate with an Exploder Suplex which sends O’Reilly crashing into Strong for the second time in this match. Bate with The Air Plane/Giant Swing Combination. Bate tags in Dunne. British Strong Style hits their Tyler Driver #97/Lung Blower Combination for a two count. Dunne goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Strong counters with a dropkick. Strong tags in Cole. Cole drops Dunne with Vertical Suplex NeckBreaker for a two count. Cole tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly delivers The PK for a two count. O’Reilly applies a Triangle Choke. O’Reilly with a Forearm Smash to Dunne. Dunne responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Dunne goes for The Bitter End, but O’Reilly counters with a Guillotine Choke. Bate tags himself in. Bate breaks the submission hold. Bate avoids a Bicycle Kick from Cole. Seven inadvertently takes out Bate with a Spinning Back Fist. Dunne with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Cole. Bate with a HandSpring Lariat to Strong. O’Reilly goes for a Triangle Choke, but Bate counters with a DeadLift PowerBomb. Seven and Strong are tagged in. Seven avoids a Jumping Knee Strike from Strong. Seven connects with The Seven Star Lariat for a two count. Undisputed Era are triple teaming Seven.

Bate drops Strong with a Rolling Kick. Bate goes for Bop and Bang, but Cole counters with a SuperKick. Dunne and Cole are trading back and forth shots. Dunne takes out Cole and Strong with a Double MoonSault. Seven slaps O’Reilly in the face. O’Reilly responds with a RoundHouse Kick. Seven fires off another Seven Star Lariat. Seven goes for an Argentine BackBreaker Rack, but O’Reilly lands back on his feet. O’Reilly drives his knee into the midsection of Seven. Seven tags in Bate. Mustache Mountain plants O’Reilly with a HandSpring Lariat/Dragon Suplex Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: The British Strong Style via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Zack Gibson vs. Travis Banks in The Finals Of The 2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gibson applies an arm-bar. Banks retreats to the bottom rope. Banks with a waist lock go-behind to Gibson. Gibson is trying to apply pressure to the injured left shoulder of Banks. Banks kicks the left hamstring of Gibson. Banks applies a waist lock. Banks transitions into a side headlock. Banks drops Gibson with a Knife Edge Chop. Gibson goes for a Double Wrist Lock, but Banks blocks it. Banks starts teeing off on Gibson. Banks slaps Gibson in the chest. Banks delivers a Buzzsaw Kick. Gibson is trying to regain his composure on the outside.

Gibson decks Banks with a Forearm Smash. Gibson uppercuts Banks. Gibson drives Banks shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Gibson with clubbing forearms across Bank’s back. Gibson with a Ripcord Lariat. Gibson transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gibson with a crossface cover for a two count. Gibson applies a half nelson chin lock. Gibson stomps on the injured arm of Banks. Gibson tells Banks to bring it. Gibson paint brushes Banks. Gibson and Banks are trading back and forth shots.

Banks takes out of the legs of Gibson. Banks with a Dropkick to the back of Gibson’s neck. Banks lands a Suicide Dive. Banks rolls Gibson back into the ring. Banks with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Banks with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a one count. Gibson uses the referee as a protective shield. Gibson connects with a TombStone GutBuster for a two count. Banks crawls to the ring apron. Gibson goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Banks counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Banks dives over Gibson. Gibson decks Banks with a Double Throat Thrust. Banks hits The Slice Of Heaven off the steel guard rail.

Both men avoids the referee’s ten count. Following a Forearm Exchange, Gibson drops Banks with an Open Palm Strike. Now Banks and Gibson engages in a Brutal Palm Strike Exchange. Banks with a Bicycle Kick to Gibson. Banks follows that with multiple Buzzsaw Kicks. Banks repeatedly stomps on Gibson’s chest. Gibson takes down Banks with a Divorce Court. Gibson goes for Shankly Gates, but Banks crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Gibson applies an arm-bar on the middle rope.

Banks tosses Gibson out of the ring. Banks with a Flying Double Foot Stomp off the ring apron. Banks delivers another Slice Of Heaven for a two count. Gibson is trying to use the middle rope for leverage. Gibson yells at the referee. Banks with a Diving Clothesline to Gibson. Banks connects with The Kiwi Crusher for a two count. Banks goes for a Suicide Dive, but Gibson counters with a Uppercut. Gibson hits Helter Skelter for a two count. Gibson locks in Shankly Gates which forces Banks to tap out.

Winner: Zack Gibson via Submission 

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