In this week’s episode of NXT UK, four Superstars square off for an opportunity for the WWE United Kingdom Championship including Travis Banks, Joe Coffey, Travis Banks, and Dave Mastiff. They will compete in a fatal four-way match to determine the next number, one contender. The man that stands triumphant will go on to challenge the UK Champion, Walter!
The Hunt (Wild Boar and Primate) vs. Tyson T-Bone and Saxon Huxley
The match begins with Primate squaring off against Huxley. Primate takes advantage early on, tagging in Wild Boar. The black-eyed grappler continues the onslaught. Huxley whips Wild Boar into the ropes and hits a Lou Thesz press. Huxley tags in T-Bone, who attacks Wild Boar in the corner. T-Bone tags Huxley back in and the two opponents double team Wild Boar. Huxley quickly tags his partner back in. T-Bone executes a gut wrench suplex and goes for the cover, 1… 2… Wild Boar kicks out! T-Bone kicks away at the fallen Wild Boar and follows up with a hook to knock him down.
Huxley is tagged back in and he goes for another Lou Thesz press. Wild Boar evades the attack and tags in Primate, who brings the fight to both opponents. Wild Boar attacks T-Bone on the outside. Primate tags in Wild Boar. They execute a pop-up German suplex on Huxley before going to opposite corners. Wild Boar and Primate hit stereo diving headbutts! 1… 2… 3!
If this isn't a celebration, we don't know what is. #TheHunt get the job DONE on #NXTUK! @The_Primate_ @WILDBOARhitch pic.twitter.com/rXKOov7dDS
— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
Winners: The Hunt
Following the match, Mark Coffey and Wolfgang attack The Hunt on the stage! They send Wild Boar into the barricade and toss Primate into the nearby announce desk. Coffey and Wolfgang turn to the crowd, posing above the fallen victors of the previous match.
Next week, Ilja Dragunov will square off against Joseph Connors. Also, NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff will take place on Saturday, August 31st, starting at 2 PM EST and 7 PM GMT.
Kay Lee Ray vs. Kasey Owens
“Kay Lee Ray” chants start the match. Ray takes hold of the arm and works it over before Owens goes for a quick roll-up. “ICW” chants follow. Ray clocks Owens in the face and whips her into the corner, following up with a forearm. Ray whips Owens into the other corner, but Owens gets the legs up. Owens goes for an armbar through the ropes, but Ray kicks her to the outside. Ray follows Owens and props her on the apron, hitting her with another forearm.
Back in the ring, Ray works over the arm. Ray executes a standing armbar and rolls through for a pin attempt, only for Owens to kick out at two. Ray goes for a clothesline, but Owens evades. Owens slaps Ray across the face, much to the latter opponent’s anger. Owens runs the ropes, only to be caught with a dropkick by Ray, followed by a series of mounted punches. Ray sends Owens, shoulder first, into the corner. Owens starts to take advantage with a series of forearms. She hits Ray with double knees into the corner and goes for a penalty kick, but Ray evades.
You do NOT want to slap @Kay_Lee_Ray in the face! #NXTUK @KaseyOwens5 pic.twitter.com/1uOV8rMNb9
— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
The match concludes with Ray hitting Owens with the Widow’s Peak for the 1… 2… 3!
Winner: Kay Lee Ray
The show cuts to a video package of Imperium, consisting of Walter, Fabian Aicher, and Marcel Barthel. The video package then cuts to footage of British Strong Style, the trio of Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, and Trent Seven, who interrupt their first segment with a brawl. Business is far from done between these groups.
Three weeks ago, Killer Kelly and Xia Brookside’s match was interrupted by Jinny, who introduced Jazzy Gabert as the newest addition to NXT UK’s women’s division. Despite Brookside’s bravery, Gabert laid out the smaller Superstar.
Backstage, Jinny and Gabert are interviewed. Jinny says that when she saw Gabert sitting in the audience at the first NXT UK TakeOver event, she knew she would either have to fight or befriend her. Jinny says that she is the most fashionable woman in the division, but she’s more than just a pretty face. Her intelligence will take her to the top and no woman in NXT UK will get in her way. Otherwise, Gabert will take care of them.
Grizzled Young Veterans, donning suits, make their way to the ring. Zack Gibson takes the microphone and demands that Vic Joseph not to say another word. Gibson follows up by saying that he was told by management that they would have to defend their NXT UK Tag Team Championship at the Download Festival. Gibson says that Johnny Saint expects him to walk through a muddy field, well-pressed suit and all, while bands like Slipknot butcher music. Gibson tells Saint that he and James Drake, as champions, should be treated with respect. When they’re unhappy, the locker room will become unhappy as well. Gibson ends his promo with “sort it out, old man,” before the champions make their way back up the ramp.
The #GrizzledYoungVeterans @ZackGibson01 & @JamesDrake_GYT are NOT happy about having to defend their #NXTUK #TagTeamTitles! pic.twitter.com/BrNQqp2SBE
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) June 5, 2019
Next week, British Strong Style and Imperium will square off in six-man tag team action!
Joe Coffey vs. Dave Mastiff vs. Jordan Devlin vs. Travis Banks (Number One Contenders Match for the WWE United Kingdom Championship)
The bell sounds and the four competitors ( Banks, Coffey, Banks, and Mastiff ) standoff, waiting for one another to make a move. “This is my Kingdom,” Coffey exclaims to the adulation of the crowd. Banks tackles Devlin to the mat and follows him outside. In the ring, Coffey and Mastiff tackle one another in a show of power. This results in both men leaving the ring before charging at one another again. Banks goes for a suicide dive on Mastiff, who catches him and tosses him into the barricade. Coffey catches Devlin and tosses him into the barricade as well. Mastiff and Coffey meet with cross bodies, knocking one another to the mat!
Mastiff and Banks exchange strikes outside; Coffey and Devlin do the same. Banks and Devlin hit suicide dives on the larger opponents before meeting each other in the ring. Banks hit Devlin with a series of punches. Coffey reenters the ring, but Banks hits him with a series of chops, followed by kicks to the chest. Banks hit Devlin with a snap German suplex. Banks attacks Devlin and Coffey with running strikes in opposite corners. Devlin is tripped up by Banks, causing him to inadvertently hit Coffey in the groin. Mastiff reenters the ring and lays out Banks with German suplexes and does the same with Coffey and Devlin. Mastiff covers Devlin, 1… 2… Devlin kicks out!
Coffey goes for a suplex on Mastiff but is unable to do so. However, Coffey manages to hit a powerslam on Mastiff! 1… 2… Mastiff kicks out! Coffey catches Banks with a giant spin with a double leg before catching Banks on his shoulders, resuming the spin. Coffey covers Banks, who kicks out at two. Coffey executes a butterfly big swing on Devlin followed by an underhook suplex! 1… 2… Devlin kicks out! Devlin sends Coffey into the corner and follows up with a series of stomps. Devlin avoids an attack by Banks and hits him with an uranage followed by a standing moonsault! 1… 2… Banks powers out! Mastiff charges at Devlin, but he avoids the bigger opponent, who rolls to the outside. Devlin sends Banks, sternum first, into the corner. Devlin executes an inverted backbreaker before mocking Gallus with their taunt. This gets the attention of Coffey who, along with Mastiff and Banks, attacks Devlin.
Memes, please! #NXTUK @Jordan_Devlin1 @Joe_Coffey pic.twitter.com/Grhou0MqWc
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) June 5, 2019
Banks goes for a top rope maneuver on Mastiff, who catches him with another German suplex! 1… 2… Banks kicks out! In the ring, Devlin brings Mastiff to the mat with a headbutt. Banks attacks Devlin with a running dropkick. Coffey sends Banks into the corner with a tackle. Mastiff hits Coffey and Banks, in the corner, with a cannonball! 1… 2… Devlin breaks up Mastiff’s count with a moonsault! The crowd shows admiration for the efforts of the four competitors in the ring.
Devlin taunts Mastiff and slaps him across the face. Mastiff follows up with a roll through on Devlin but is attacked by Banks with a double stomp! Banks brings his focus on Devlin, who connects with a Spanish fly! Coffey takes out Mastiff with a crossbody! Coffey hits Devlin with All the Best for the Bells! Mastiff hits Devlin with a big senton! Coffey hits Mastiff with All the Best for the Bells, sending them out of the ring!
Back in the ring, Banks hits Devlin with Slice of Heaven, followed by the Kiwi Crusher, for the 1… 2… 3!
Winner: Travis Banks
The show ends with Banks standing tall in the ring, now the man who will meet Walter for the WWE United Kingdom Championship.