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NXT UK's first-ever Iron Man match set for next week


NXT UK's first-ever Iron Man match is set for next week.

WWE has announced that A-Kid and Jordan Devlin will face off in a 30-minute Iron Man match on next Thursday's episode of NXT UK. WWE has been building to the match since Devlin defeated A-Kid on NXT UK four weeks ago.

The finish of that A-Kid vs. Devlin match was A-Kid tapping out as Devlin bent his knee back. Devlin didn't let go of the hold until being forced to by the referee. A-Kid's knee had been injured in storyline earlier in the match. Officials and medical personnel came out to the ring to check on A-Kid after the match.

There was a backstage segment two weeks ago where A-Kid told NXT UK management that he wanted an Iron Man match against Devlin. The following week, it was announced that the match had been made official. Devlin called A-Kid the dumbest man on the planet for requesting an Iron Man match with "a torn ACL." Devlin said there's no way A-Kid's knee is 100 percent.

Devlin defeated Tristan Archer on today's NXT UK episode. A-Kid then hobbled out to the ring on crutches and confronted Devlin. Devlin kicked the crutches away, but A-Kid then revealed that he's fully recovered. A-Kid attacked Devlin and sent him out of the ring.

Blair Davenport (Bea Priestley) will also be in action on NXT UK next Thursday. Her opponent hasn't been announced. Davenport made her NXT UK in-ring debut three weeks ago, defeating Laura Di Matteo.