NXT UK American Assessment for (4/24/19)

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NXT UK American Assessment
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This week’s episode of NXT UK comes to us from Brooklyn, New York, as we get set for further WrestleMania week action! In tonight’s main event, Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster will team up to take on former NXT Tag Team Champions Trent Seven and Tyler Bate, Moustache Mountain!

Match 1: Ligero vs. Kassius Ohno

The match begins slow, but soon, Ohno and Ligero lock up. Ohno uses his superior power on Ligero before taunting him with trash talk. They lock up once again, with Ohno forcing Ligero into the corner. Ligero utilizes his speed, but Ohno catches him again. Ohno hits Ligero with a stiff kick to the face! He goes for the pin, but Ligero kicks out at one. Ohno hits a clubbing blow to the back of Ligero, followed by a chop. The taunting continues, but Ligero escapes Ohno, taking down the larger opponent with a hurricanrana. Ohno retreats to the outside. Ligero hits a senton from the apron, but as he rolls through, Ligero inadvertently hits the steel steps!

Ohno rolls Ligero back in the ring and stomps away at him. He then hits an elbow drop and goes for a cover. Ligero kicks out at two. Ohno hits a suplex and goes for another pin, but once again, Ligero kicks out. He cinches in a chinlock on Ligero, transitioning into a stretch. Ohno then follows up with a series of knees to the head. He pins Ligero, but the masked Superstar kicks out at two.

Ohno continues to toy with Ligero, who is struggling to gain momentum. He kicks Ligero, sending him down to the mat. Then Ohno demands that the referee checks on Ligero, but he remains in the match. Ohno taunts Ligero, demanding that he stand up. He goes for another big kick, but Ligero catches his leg. Ligero starts to gain momentum, using a series of kicks to bring Ohno down. LHe goes for a splash off the top rope! Ligero goes for the pin, 1… 2… Ohno kicks out!

Ligero slaps Ohno in the corner. He then goes for the Sliced Bread, but it’s reversed. Ligero hits a Code Red, transitioning into a pin, but Ohno kicks out at two. He sees that Ohno is on the outside and hits a running senton over the top rope! Ligero uses the nearby steel steps to hit the Sliced Bread! They return to the ring, with Ligero on the apron. Ligero attempts the Stunner through the ropes, but Ohno catches him, going for the mask. During this exchange, Ohno executes the Rolling Elbow! Ohno pins Ligero for the 1… 2… 3!

Winner: Kassius Ohno

After the match, we transition to a backstage interview done with Jordan Devlin earlier today. He speaks about his upcoming match with United Kingdom Champion, Walter, which will take place next week. Jordan is none too pleased about their match being non-title. He doesn’t care about the inevitable rematch between Pete Dunne and Walter or what the fans want. He says that he will make himself undeniable to everyone and that no one should bet against an ace.

We cut to a video package hyping Wild Boar and Primate, collectively known as The Hunt. They will be in action next week!

Earlier, at WrestleMania Axxess, Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner speak about earning the right to become a champion. To them, “The Mat is Sacred.” They then make their way out of the frame.

Back at ringside, NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm makes her way down the ramp. In the ring, Storm discusses her successful title defense against Jinny. She also says that the NXT UK women’s division has some of the best talent in the world, including Rhea Ripley, Xia Brookside, Nina Samuels, and Piper Niven. Nonetheless, Storm says that she will be champion for a long, long time. She then makes her way back up the aisle.

This brings out Kay Lee Ray, who stares down Storm before making her way to the ring for her match.

Match 2: Kay Lee Ray vs. Xia Li

Ray starts off by working on the arm of Li early. Li reverses the hold, with both competitors attempting to get the upper hand. Ray taunts Li, but the Chinese Superstar catches her hand. Ray, once again, goes after the arm of her opponent. Li attempts a series of kicks, but Ray is able to frantically evade them. Ray sends Li into the corner, but Li uses her speed to evade, hitting a dropkick on Ray. Li goes for the pin, but Ray kicks out at two!

Ray hits a crescent kick on Li before sending her into the corner. She cranks Li’s arm behind her back before tossing her into the corner again. Ray follows up with a seated submission, continuing to focus on the arm, digging her knuckles into Li’s side as well. Li regains control, hitting a series of strikes, a takedown, and a kick to the back of Ray. Li hits a big kick on Ray, before going for the pin, but Ray kicks out!

The match ends with Ray finally hitting the Widow’s Peak on Li, covering her opponent for the 1… 2… 3!

Winner: Kay Lee Ray

Earlier today, at WrestleMania Axxess, Piper Niven is interviewed. She speaks about Rhea Ripley, saying that while she’s a great Superstar, she’s a bully. Now, with Niven in NXT UK, Ripley has an opponent she can’t easily push around.

We cut to the backstage area, where Grizzled Young Veterans, Zack Gibson and James Drake, trash the location with distinct ring gear. They consider themselves locker room leaders and speak lowly of Kenny Williams and Amir Jordan, saying that they can change in the hallway. They leave the scene, the camera focused on Williams and Jordan’s gear on the floor.

Next week, Jordan Devlin will square off against United Kingdom Champion Walter in a non-title match!

Match 3: Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster vs. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate)

The match begins with Andrews and Bate shaking hands in a show of sportsmanship. Andrews takes Bate to the mat, keeping hold of the inaugural United Kingdom Champion’s arm. Bate reverses the hold and both men rise to their feet. They continue to wrestle a technical style, both men attempting to gain the advantage. Andrews kips up and goes for the arm drag but Bate uses his strength to stop him. Andrews follows up with a successful arm drag and tags in Webster. Webster takes hold of Bate’s wrist but Bate counters with a dropkick.

Bate tags in Seven, who challenges Webster to run the ropes. Seven takes down Webster with a shoulder tackle of his own. Webster goes for a drop toe hold followed by a front facelock. Webster backs into his corner, where Andrews tags himself in. Seven hits two chops followed by a DDT. Seven covers Andrews, who kicks out at two. Seven tags in Bate, who takes advantage of the match against Andrews. Bate tags in Seven. Bate hits a big senton over Seven’s shoulders onto Andrews. Seven goes for a pin attempt, but Andrews kicks out. Seven hits a leg drop and goes for another pin, but Andrews kicks out at two.

Seven cinches in a double wristlock on Andrews, who struggles to get to his feet. Seven goes for a lariat, but Andrews evades, finally tagging in Webster. Off the hot tag, Webster gains offense on not only Seven but Bate as well. Webster hits a headbutt on Seven. Tyler Bate and Mark Andrews are tagged back in. Bate hits a back elbow off the middle rope on Andrews before following up with a running uppercut in the corner. He then executes an airplane spin on Webster, in addition to a big swing on Andrews! Tyler goes for the Tyler Driver ’97, but Webster escapes. Webster goes for the suicide dive but Bate catches him with another airplane spin.

Back in the ring, Bate hits an exploder suplex, followed by a standing shooting star press, on Andrews. Bate goes for the pin, but Andrews kicks out at two. Seven is tagged in and Andrews attempts to fight off Moustache Mountain on his own. Andrews tags in Webster and they execute dual sentons over the top rope to the outside on Moustache Mountain. Webster hits a DDT on Seven before tagging in Andrews. With an assisted 450 splash from Webster, Andrews attempts to pin Seven, who kicks out of the move! Seven and Andrews exchange chops, with Seven getting the better of the exchange. Seven tags in Bate. Moustache Mountain execute tandem offense on Andrews before going for the pin, Webster leaping off the top rope to break up the attempt!

Bate and Andrews exchange strikes, with Bate ultimately receiving the better of the exchange. Webster makes the blind tag to Andrews. Webster and Andrews execute tandem offense of their own, on Bate, before going for the pin. Seven breaks up the pin at the last moment! Webster goes for the tiger driver but Bate escapes the attempt and tags in Seven. Seven hits a dragon suplex on Webster before tagging in Bate. Bate hits a big knee from the top rope, with Webster on Seven’s shoulders, and Seven follows up with the burning hammer! Bate pins Webster for the 1… 2… 3!

Winners: Moustache Mountain

Following the match, Andrews and Webster show respect toward Moustache Mountain, who celebrate in the ring as this week’s episode of NXT UK fades to black.