WWE NXT UK Results 4/16/20
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Episode 89 !!
NXT Superstars Dave Mastiff, Kenny Williams and more pick the favorite matches from their careers and from throughout WWE history.
Andy Shepherd: Hello and welcome to another special episode of NXT UK. Now, we all love to watch the superstars of this brand inside the squared circle. But the question that often gets asked is who do they like to kick back and see compete. Well, tonight we are going to find out as some of the NXT UK’s top stars pick their favorite and most influential matches. And who better to kick things off with than a superstar who influences any situation he’s in. The Proper British Heavyweight, Bomber Dave Mastiff.
Dave Mastiff: The match I have chosen for this compilation is Tiger Mask versus The Dynamite Kid from 1982 In Madison Square Garden. I personally believe that The Dynamite Kid is the most influential professional wrestler of all time. And you’ll see many superstars across our brands still emulating parts of his pioneering style to this very day. In 1982, this would have been the first that many fans in New York or even America have seen this style of matchup. Its aggression, its intensity, and its pioneering style make this a classic. And I could watch this on repeat all day.
First Match: Tiger Mask (c) vs. The Dynamite Kid For The WWF World’s Junior Heavyweight Championship. August 30, 1982 – Madison Square Garden – Dave Mastiff Pick
Dynamite avoids a Spinning Heel Kick from Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask kicks out the legs of Dynamite. Dynamite applies a wrist lock. Tiger Mask reverses the hold. Dynamite goes for a Wrist Lock Suplex, but Tiger Mask lands back on his feet. Dynamite scores the elbow knockdown. Dynamite goes for a running elbow drop, but Tiger Mask ducks out of the way. Dynamite blocks a boot from Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask with a Mule Kick. Dynamite regroups in the corner. Tiger Mask applies a side headlock. Tiger Mask with a double leg takedown. Tiger Mask is applying pressure to the left ankle of Dynamite. Dynamite reaches the bottom rope for the break.
Dynamite with forearm shivers. Dynamite uppercuts Tiger Mask. Dynamite punches Tiger Mask in the back. Dynamite bodyslams Tiger Mask. Dynamite follows that with a Flying Knee Drop for a two count. Dynamite with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Dynamite applies a rear chin lock. Dynamite transitions into a headscissors neck lock. Tiger Mask finds a unique way to get back to a vertical base. Dynamite kicks Tiger Mask in the gut. Dynamite HeadButts Tiger Mask. Dynamite drops Tiger Mask with a knife edge chop. Dynamite hits The Brain Buster. Dynamite goes for a PowerBomb, but Tiger Mask counters with an Arm-Drag TakeOver. Tiger Mask with a Spinning Heel Kick. Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Tiger Mask with a Back Body Drop.
Tiger Mask dropkicks Dynamite to the floor. Dynamite avoids The Tiger Feint Kick. Dynamite needs to regain his stamina on the outside. Back in the ring, Tiger Mask tells Dynamite to bring it. Dynamite with a single leg pick. Dynamite applies a Modified Leg Lock. Dynamite slams Tiger Mask’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dynamite punches Tiger Mask in the back. Dynamite with a Running Knee Lift. Dynamite follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dynamite bodyslams Tiger Mask. Dynamite goes for The Flying HeadButt, but Tiger Mask ducks out of the way. Tiger Mask with a Vertical Suplex. Tiger Mask connects with The Twisting Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWF World Junior Heavyweight Champion, Tiger Mask via Pinfall
Andy Shepherd: In the aftermath of WrestleMania 35, the NXT UK roster headed to Glasgow for the first time. With Scottish Wrestlers front and center, the crowd were loud and proud for their hometown heroes. None more so than The Lucky Yin, Kenny Williams.
Kenny Williams: The biggest opportunity I have had in NXT UK happened in Glasgow, my hometown. And it was in the same venue as my first ever WWE live event. It was the main event for the NXT UK Tag Team Championships. It was perfect. Everything was going as planned until my tag team partner got injured. It was all crumbling down and the bell hadn’t even rung. Lucky for me, there was someone waiting in the wings to have my back, like he’s had my back my whole career. I look back on that night in Glasgow, the atmosphere, performing with my best friend in front of my family on a stage like that, it really makes me realize just how lucky I truly am.
Second Match: The Grizzled Young Veterans (c) vs. Kenny Williams & Noam Dar For The WWE NXT UK Tag Team Championship. May 8, 2019 – WWE NXT UK TV – Kenny Williams Pick
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— WWE (@WWE) May 8, 2019
Pier six brawl before the bell rings. The referee has lost complete control of the match. Slugfest on the outside. Dar bounces Gibson’s head on the ring apron. Drake and Williams are brawling on the other side of the ring. Drake drives Williams back first into the ringside barricade. Dar dropkicks Gibson. Dar with a double hand chop. Dar uppercuts Gibson. Dar with a Running Forearm Smash. Dar follows that with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. The referee is trying to calm down Williams. Gibson applies a side headlock. Drake tags himself in. Drake kicks the left knee of Dar. Gibson with a sliding dropkick. Drake kicks Williams off the ring apron. Forearm Exchange. Dar heads to the outside. Dar tags in Gibson. Grizzled Young Vets delivers their SlingShot Double Foot Stomp/BackBreaker Combination on the floor. Grizzled Young Vets are cutting the ring in half.
Gibson uppercuts Dar. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake delivers a gut punch. Drake stomps on Dar’s chest. Drake applies a knee lock. Dar kicks Drake in the face. Drake chop blocks Dar. Drake drags Dar to his corner. Drake taunts Williams. Dar knocks Gibson off the ring apron. Dar decks Drake with a back elbow smash. Gibson wisely pulls Williams off the ring apron. Williams is pissed. Drake applies a front face lock. Dar takes out the legs of Drake. Dar makes the hot tag to Williams. Williams clears the ring. Williams with a running throat thrust. Williams leapfrogs over Drake. Williams with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Williams transitions into a ground and pound attack. Williams with a running forearm smash. Williams follows that with a Running Bulldog across the top turnbuckle pad. Williams with a SpringBoard Dropkick to Gibson.
Williams delivers The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Williams hits The DDT for a two count. Drake fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Williams drags Drake out of the ring. Williams with The Leap Of Faith to the floor. Williams with a Flying Back Elbow Strike for a two count. Drake creates distance with a BackBreaker. Gibson and Dar are tagged in. Dar is teeing off on Gibson. Gibson kicks the injured knee of Dar. Dar gets Gibson trapped in a Knee Bar. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake repeatedly stomps on Dar’s chest. Williams pulls Gibson out of the ring. Williams ducks a clothesline from Gibson. Williams with a SpringBoard MoonSault off the ringside barricade. Drake goes for a TombStone PileDriver, but Dar counters with The Knee Bar. Williams follows that with an Ankle Lock on Gibson. Will The Grizzled Young Vets tap?
Gibson shoves Williams into Dar. Gibson drops Williams with a double throat thrust. Drake with a Step Up Enzuigiri. All four men are knocked down. Dar with an inside cradle for a two count. Drake with a single leg takedown. Drake applies the single leg crab. Williams saves Dar from tapping out. Williams with a Pump Kick to Drake. Gibson and Williams are tagged in. Williams and Gibson are trading back and forth shots. Williams with a Rebound Lariat. Gibson responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gibson hits The Ticket To Ride. Willams connects with The WheelBarrow FaceBuster for a two count. Drake slams the left leg of Dar on the steel ring post. Williams tells Gibson to bring it. Williams uppercuts Gibson. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake blasts Williams with a Corner Dropkick. Grizzled Young Veterans plants Williams with their Helter Skelter/450 Splash Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE NXT UK Tag Team Champions, The Grizzled Young Veterans via Pinfall
Andy Shepherd: Hello and welcome back to NXT UK. So far tonight we have seen a classic from 1982 between The Dynamite Kid and Tiger Mask and a hero’s welcome for Noam Dar and Kenny Williams as they challenged for The NXT UK Tag Team Titles in Glasgow. Right now, though, it’s time to turn our attention to NXT UK’s Women’s Division. And here’s Ligero to tell us about his pick.
Ligero: My choice comes to you from the NXT UK Women’s Division, a division that from day one has gone from strength to strength. My choice, which is one woman who is on a meteoric rise in staking her claim as the top superstar in NXT UK. This main event match in Cardiff featured two women with a worldwide history with each other, but with something to prove. Kay Lee Ray, she has earned all the applauds that she received for years as being the benchmark of women’s wrestling in this country. And Tegan Nox, the hometown girl looking to show everyone that she was fully recovered from injury and that she deserved to be in the ring with the NXT UK Women’s Champion. With all that to prove, these two women went out there that night in Cardiff and absolutely tore the house down.
Third Match: Kay Lee Ray vs. Tegan Nox. October 3, 2019 – WWE NXT UK TV – Ligero’s Pick
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ray backs Nox into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Ray talks smack to Nox. Nox slaps Ray in the face. Nox transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ray regroups on the outside. Nox with two deep arm-drags. Nox ducks a clothesline from Ray. Nox unloads two knife edge chops. Following a snap mare takeover, Nox with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Ray heads towards the backstage area. Nox attacks Ray from behind. Nox rolls Ray back into the ring. Nox with a sharp haymaker. Ray fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ray chop blocks Nox. Ray repeatedly stomps on Nox’s chest. Nox and Ray are trading back and forth shots.
Ray applies the abdominal stretch. Nox rolls Ray over for a two count. Ray targets the injured right knee of Nox. Ray with a Roll Through Mid-Kick for a two count. Ray applies the single leg crab on the bottom rope. Ray kicks the left hamstring of Nox. Ray is mauling Nox in the corner. Ray with a Front Suplex for a two count. Ray goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Nox ducks out of the way. Nox sends Ray shoulder first into the steel ring post. Nox struggles to get back on her feet. Forearm/Palm Strike Exchange. Nox clotheslines Ray. Nox drops Ray with a Spinning Elbow Strike. Nox with a running uppercut. Nox kicks Ray in the back of the head. Nox hits The Molly-Go-Round for a two count. Ray avoids The Shining Wizard.
Ray SuperKicks Nox. Ray goes for The Widow’s Peak, but Nox rolls her over for a two count. Nox SuperKicks Ray for a two count. Ray nails Nox with a Tornado DDT for a two count. Ray applies the guillotine choke. Nox hits The SpineBuster. Ray applies another guillotine choke. Ray puts her foot on the bottom rope to create separation. Ray with rapid fire palm strikes. Nox ChokeSlams Ray for a two count. Ray has Nox perched on the top turnbuckle. Ray bends the right knee of Nox. Nox negates The Widow’s Peak. Nox connects with The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Nox lands The Shiniest Wizard for a two count. Nox is displaying her frustration. Nox inadvertently kicks the ring post. Ray plants Nox with The Widow’s Peak to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kay Lee Ray via Pinfall
— Chris Sharpe (@WWEChrisSharpe) April 16, 2020
The A-Kid: William Regal. Antonio Cesaro. These two men put on an amazing technical wrestling match that ends up just brutal and emotional. I remember Mr. Regal’s promo right before this saying how he could not possibly beat someone like Cesaro in his prime. But he was going to do it anyway. He was going to go in that ring and do it for his honor. So for me, that’s key here. It shows that the only thing that really matters is how much heart we put behind what we do. Two of the best superstars ever in our industry doing what they do best just for you to enjoy.
Fourth Match: Antonio Cesaro vs. William Regal. December 25, 2013 – WWE NXT TV – The A-Kid’s Pick
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cesaro applies a wrist lock. Cesaro works on joint manipulation games. Regal with an arm-drag takeover. Cesaro maintains wrist control. Regal is showcasing his nimble feet. Regal is trying to break the grip. Regal applies a bridging straight jacket hold. Cesaro with a snap mare takeover. Cesaro signals for the test of strength. Regal applies the standing cravate. Regal with a float over dragon sleepers. Regal with forearm shivers. The referee admonishes Regal. Regal repeatedly kicks Cesaro in the face. Cesaro chop blocks Regal. Cesaro slaps the left leg of Regal on the ring apron. Cesaro has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Regal visits Uppercut City. Cesaro hits The Cesaro Swing.
Cesaro talks smack to Regal. Cesaro goes for The Neutralizer, but Regal counters with a Back Body Drop. Regal drops his weight on the left bicep of Cesaro. Regal denies The Running European Uppercut. Regal takes out the legs of Cesaro. Regal starts picking Cesaro apart. Regal with an Exploder Suplex. Regal plays to the crowd. Regal starts favoring his knee. Cesaro HeadButts Regal. Regal responds with a knee strike. Cesaro negates The Butterfly Suplex. Regal gets Cesaro in position for The Regal Stretch. Cesaro reaches the bottom rope which forces the break. Cesaro dropkicks Regal. Cesaro pops his shoulders back into place. Cesaro with a Running Double Foot Stomp across the back of Regal’s head. Regal is displaying his fighting spirit. Cesaro connects with The Neutralizer to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cesaro via Pinfall
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