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Noam Dar defeats Tyler Bate for NXT UK Heritage Cup title


A title change took place in the main event of this week's NXT UK.

Noam Dar defeated Tyler Bate by two falls to one to become the new NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion. Following A-Kid and Bate, Dar is the third wrestler to hold the Heritage Cup since the title was introduced last year.

Dar scored the first fall in the third round after hitting the Nova Roller, then Bate evened things up in the fourth by hitting the Tyler Driver '97. The finish of the match then saw Dar get the win when Bate's tag team partner Trent Seven accidentally threw in the towel in the sixth round.

Bate and Seven were distracted when NXT UK Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly came out to ringside during the final round of the match. Pretty Deadly grabbed Seven's towel and tried to throw it into the ring as Dar had Bate in a kneebar. As Seven fought with them to get it back, he accidentally threw the towel into the ring.

After the match, Dar and Sha Samuels celebrated with the Heritage Cup trophy as Seven explained what happened to a visibly disappointed Bate.

Dar got his title shot against Bate by winning NXT UK's Heritage Cup number one contender's tournament. He defeated Mark Andrews in the first round, Kenny Williams in the semifinals, and Wolfgang in the finals.

In 2018, Bate & Seven lost the NXT Tag Team titles to Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong when Bate had to throw in the towel for Seven.

Pretty Deadly retained their NXT UK Tag Team titles against Bate & Seven this August after a distraction where Lewis Howley threw in the towel and tried to make the referee think Seven did it. Howley hit Bate with a title belt as Seven was talking to the ref.