WWE NXT UK Results (1/23/20): Jordan Devlin vs. Ligero

WWE NXT UK Results 1/23/20
The York Barbican
York, England

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Episode 77 !! 

– Aiden English will be joining Tom Phillips on commentary.

Imperium In-Ring Segment 

Sid Scala: NXT UK Universe, myself and Mr. Saint would like to say a huge thank you to making this brand, our brand, the fastest growing brand in the history of WWE. And it is with that in mind, that we are immensely proud to present to the current United Kingdom Champion, WALTER, the brand new NXT UK Championship.

WALTER: Thank you. I am grateful that you’re finally listening to me and you finally dispose of that title that got polluted by the hands of Tyler Bate. And he even got polluted by the mouth of Pete Dunne. From now on, the NXT United Kingdom Championship is the greatest prize of European Professional Wrestling. And it takes a champion like myself to give it the respect it deserves. And talking about respect, Undisputed Era! After I dominated Joe Coffey at NXT UK TakeOver, you stepped onto this holy ground and disrespected me.

Disrespecting Imperium means disrespecting this mat. Adam Cole, you and your pathetic boys are a prime example of what is wrong with this sport. This might be a joke for you, but for us it’s serious. To us, it’s personal. At Worlds Collide, we are gonna humiliate you. We’re gonna disrespect you. We’re gonna hurt you, in the name of restoring the honor of the sport we desperately love. We’re Imperium and to us, this mat is sacred.

– The theme song for WWE Worlds Collide is Fury by Wage War.

– There was a backstage interview with NXT UK Women’s Champion, Kay Lee Ray. Kay Lee Ray is not phased by Mia Yim. She went past Toni Storm and Piper Niven at TakeOver Blackpool 2. Ray says that Yim will become a statistic after Worlds Collide.

– Next week, The Hunt will battle Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch.

First Match: Jordan Devlin vs. Ligero. The Winner Will Enter The NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match At WWE Worlds Collide 

Devlin grabs one of Ligero’s horns before the bell rings. Ligero drops Devlin with a forearm smash. Ligero with forearm shivers. Ligero is mauling Devlin in the corner. Devlin reverses out of the irish whip from Ligero. Ligero rolls Devlin over for a two count. Ligero with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ligero with a corner clothesline. Liger follows that with a Fireman’s Carry Toss for a two count. Devlin kicks Ligero in the face. Devlin with a Uranage Slam. Devlin with a Standing MoonSault. Devlin takes off his jacket. Devlin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Devlin talks smack to Ligero. Ligero negates The Devil Inside. Ligero clotheslines Devlin over the top rope. Devlin pulls Ligero off the ring apron. Ligero blasts Devlin with a knife edge chop. Ligero handstands on the ring apron. Devlin SuperKicks Ligero. Devlin throws Ligero into the steel ring steps.

Devlin rolls Ligero back into the ring. Devlin ducks a clothesline from Ligero. Devlin with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Devlin with a high elbow smash. Devlin applies a wrist lock. Devlin whips Ligero back first into the turnbuckles. Devlin with forearm shot across the back of Ligero. Devlin toys around with Ligero. Devlin with an Inverted BackBreaker. Devlin stands on the back of Ligero’s neck. Devlin repeatedly stomps on Ligero’s chest. Devlin is choking Ligero with his boot. Devlin poses for the crowd. Devlin with an elbow drop for a two count. Devlin applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Ligero decks Devlin with a JawBreaker. Ligero kicks Devlin in the jaw. Ligero thrust kicks the midsection of Devlin. Ligero clotheslines Devlin. Devlin side steps Ligero into the turnbuckles. Ligero avoids The SlingShot Cutter. Ligero hits The SlingShot Stunner for a two count. Devlin with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Devlin drags Ligero to the corner.

Devlin fights out of the electric chair position. Standing Switch Exchange. Ligero with a forearm shiver across the back of Devlin. Devlin responds with The Half Nelson Suplex for a two count. Ligero scouted The MoonSault. Ligero with an inside cradle for a two count. The referee catches Devlin uses the middle rope for leverage. Ligero with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Devlin kicks Ligero in the gut. Devlin goes for The Devil Inside, but Ligero counters with a DDT. Ligero with The PumpHandle FaceBuster. Ligero follows that with a Flying Splash for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Ligero with a knife edge chop. Ligero decks Devlin with a back elbow smash. Devlin avoids The C4L. Devlin HeadButts Ligero. Devlin connects with The SlingShot Cutter for a two count. Devlin plants Ligero with The Devil Inside to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jordan Devlin via Pinfall 

Second Match: Ilja Dragunov vs. Josh Morrell 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dragunov with a waist lock takedown. Dragunov applies a front face lock. Dragunov transitions into a wrist lock. Morrell escapes the hold. Dragunov stops Morrell in his tracks. Dragunov tells Morrell to bring it. Dragunov applies a side headlock. Dragunov drops Morrell with a shoulder tackle. Morrell drops down on the canvas. Morrell leapfrogs over Dragunov. Morrell slips over Dragunov’s back. Dragunov with a Leaping Head Kick. Morrell side steps Dragunov into the turnbuckles.

Morrell with two uppercuts. Dragunov reverses out of the irish whip from Morrell. Morrell continues to show off his athleticism. Dragunov with a knife edge chop. Dragunov follows that with a Senton Splash. Dragunov is fired up. Dragunov with a Jumping Knee Strike. Dragunov with a Rebound Discus Lariat. Dragunov connects with The PumpHandle PowerBomb. Dragunov plays to the crowd. Dragunov plants Morrell with The Torpedo Moscow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ilja Dragunov via Pinfall 

Third Match: Travis Banks vs. THE Brian Kendrick. The Winner Will Enter The NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match At WWE Worlds Collide 

Kendrick with a right jab after the bell rings. Banks repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Kendrick. Kendrick applies a side headlock. Banks takes out the legs of Kendrick. Banks rolls Kendrick over for a two count. Kendrick gathers himself in the corner. Banks blocks a boot from Kendrick. Banks dumps Kendrick face first on the canvas. Banks with a single leg dropkick. Kendrick uses the top rope as a weapon. Banks kicks the left shoulder of Kendrick. Banks hits The PK. Banks unloads three knife edge chops. Banks punches Kendrick in the back. Banks rolls Kendrick back into the ring. Banks with the cover for a two count. Banks applies a half nelson chin lock. Kendrick backs Banks into the turnbuckles. Kendrick with clubbing shoulder blocks. Banks sends Kendrick face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Kendrick brutally attacks the left hand of Banks.

Kendrick with a short knee drop. Kendrick continues to attack Banks fingers. Kendrick is mauling Banks in the corner. Kendrick bends left elbow of Banks. Kendrick applies the hammerlock. Kendrick with clubbing blows to Banks back. Kendrick maintains wrist control. Banks with heavy bodyshots. Kendrick drops Banks with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Kendrick poses for the crowd. The referee admonishes Kendrick. Banks with forearm shivers. Banks drops Kendrick with a running forearm smash. Banks with a Low Soccer Kick that sends Kendrick face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Banks with Two Corner Dropkicks. Banks follows that with a Running Cannonball Strike. Banks lands The Suicide Dive. Banks rolls Kendrick back into the ring. Banks delivers a Missile Dropkick.

Banks with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Kendrick avoids The Slice Of Heaven. Banks hits The Kiwi Crusher. Banks goes for another Suicide Dive, but Kendrick counters with a forearm smash. Kendrick with a SlingShot Vertical Suplex on the floor. Kendrick drags Banks up the ramp way. Banks gets back in the ring at the count of eight. Kendrick locks in The Captain’s Hook. Kendrick applies a wrist lock. Banks is throwing forearms at Kendrick. Kendrick kicks the left shoulder of Banks. Banks with a running clothesline. Banks goes for a Fisherman’s Buster, but Kendrick blocks it. Kendrick with a leaping leg lariat for a two count. Banks negates The Slice Bread #2. Banks SuperKicks Kendrick. Kendrick swats Banks out of mid-air. Kendrick connects with The Slice Bread #2 for a two count. Kendrick with Three Big Boots. Banks responds with The Slice Of Heaven. Banks plants Kendrick with The Kiwi Crusher to pickup the victory.

Winner: Travis Banks via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez