Taped at York Barbican in York, England on January 17 and 18, 2020
Quick results --
- Aoife Valkyrie made her debut by defeating Amale (who also was on the show for the first time).
- Travis Banks and Alexander Wolfe had words backstage.
- Dave Mastiff defeated Saxon Huxley, then continued to shout for WALTER.
- Toni Storm signed her I Quit Match contract for an NXT UK Women's title match with Kay Lee Ray. If Storm loses, she can't challenge for the title again as long as KLR is the champion.
- The Grizzled Young Veterans cut an entertaining promo, talking about soon being recognized as the best team in the world.
- Joseph Conners called out Tyler Bate before their match next week.
- Joe Coffey defeated Amir Jordan, then had some choice words for Ilja Dragunov.
- Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) retained their NXT UK Tag Team titles against Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan. After the match, Dragunov got beat down by all three Gallus members.
Full rundown --
Aoife Valkyrie defeated Amale after a top rope axe kick (3:35)
Valkyrie, from Dublin, started wrestling in 2015 and was trained at Fight Factory Pro Wrestling. She started out in Celtic Championship Wrestling and first wrestled in Germany in 2017 for GWF out of Berlin, where she became a semi-regular and earned some praise from Jazzy Gabert.
Starting in 2018, Valkyrie became a regular in OTT and Pro Wrestling: EVE. Last year she became a staple of wXw's women's division, wrestling both Amale and Killer Kelly on a regular basis. She is a former OTT Women's Champion and a former EVE Tag Team Champion.
Amale started wrestling in 2012 in her home country of France. She moved from Beziers on the southern coast of France to Amiens, closer to Paris in order to wrestle more. She spent her first years wrestling in France before coming to Germany in 2016, where she wrestled for GWF and WrestlingKULT, among others.
Amale joined wXw in early 2019 and won the Women's title in a three-way over Killer Kelly and champion Toni Storm. She still holds that title and has defeated opponents such as Valkyrie, Tenille Dashwood, Faye Jackson, LuFisto, Killer Kelly, and Meiko Satomura. In her day job, she is a kindergarten teacher, where her wrestling career has raised some eyebrows.
Valkyrie had a kind of mystic entrance with thunder and lightning while Amale already was in the ring.
They locked up right away and Valkyrie took Amale down off a front face lock before transitioning into a sunset flip for a near fall. Amale briefly locked in a headscissors on the mat, but Valkyrie quickly came back with another pinning combination.
Valkyrie hit a springboard back elbow from the second turnbuckle for another near fall. She hit a standing moonsault for another cover, then tried for an elbow lock, from which Amale escaped.
Valkyrie hit a kick, followed by a Pele kick, then hit a spinning kick that sent Amale to the mat. She followed up with an axe kick from the top rope to the back of Amale's neck for the victory.
- Radzi Chinyanganya interviewed Travis Banks backstage and asked him about TakeOver. Banks began talking, but noticed Alexander Wolfe walking up. Wolfe accused him of letting down the NXT UK brand at Worlds Collide.
Banks asked Wolfe what it was like to ride WALTER's coattails. Wolfe told him to watch his step.
Dave Mastiff defeated Saxon Huxley after Into the Void (3:13)
Huxley kicked Mastiff in the head, but he no-sold the move and slammed Huxley to the mat. Mastiff then brushed off more offense. He hit a big vertical suplex, then rained down some elbows to the side of Huxley's neck. Mastiff hit a big overhead chop that sent Huxley crashing down once more.
Huxley came back with a dropkick and a knee to Mastiff's chest, then sent him in the corner chest-first. Mastiff came back and clobbered down Huxley Vader-style. Mastiff then hit a senton and followed up with a sit-down splash (the same move WALTER also regularly uses). He followed up with Into the Void for the win.
After the match, Mastiff kept shouting for WALTER and even mockingly hit the Imperium/Ringkampf pose.
- Toni Storm walked backstage and was asked about the I Quit match that Kay Lee Ray challenged her to. Storm went up to the GM's office and demanded Sid Scala make the match.
Scala and Johnny Saint presented the contract that KLR had already signed. Scala reminded Storm that she won't be able to challenge for the title again as long as KLR is champion if Storm quits in the match.
Grizzled Young Veterans in-ring promo
Zack Gibson did their usual spiel about being the greatest. He said -- while the fans mocked them -- they were the best tag team of their generation.
Gibson said they made history when they initially won the NXT UK Tag Team titles and beat everyone -- until they were put in a three-way and lost. Next they were put in a four-way ladder match. He said at this rate, they next would be in a 17-team match with Johnny Saint as the special guest referee.
Gibson put over their success in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, then talked about William Regal being the superior GM. He said Regal was from Blackpool, just as James Drake was, and Gibson was from Liverpool, the city that gave the world The Beatles and the Liverpool football team.
Gibson said that there was nothing to say about York and the city was like The Hunt was to NXT UK's tag team division -- they exist, but nobody cares. He told the people to get out their cell phones and take some pictures, then reiterated that they were soon to be recognized as the number one tag team in the world.
- Radzi was backstage and plugged some NXT UK merchandise. Joseph Conners walked up and wanted to know where he was in the official program. He then said he would beat Tyler Bate next week and would show everyone just how capable and worthy he was.
Joe Coffey defeated Amir Jordan after Best for the Bells (5:03)
Coffey hit a big hip toss right off the bat, then hit a shoulder block that took Jordan down. Jordan came back with a dropkick, but got caught off a crossbody. He then fell victim to an overhead belly-to-belly.
Jordan tried to go for a wheelbarrow roll-up, but got dropped on his face instead. Coffey locked in an armbar, then also hooked the leg.
Jordan hit a headscissors driver that dented Coffey on his head, but he got right back up. Coffey was sent to the outside and Jordan followed with a dive. He missed a top rope senton, then was hit with the Glasgow Sendoff and Best for the Bells for the victory.
After the match, Coffey called out Ilja Dragunov, telling him that he owed him a debt and it was time to pay up. He then said that Gallus would beat Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch tonight.
WWE NXT UK Tag Team title match: Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) retained against Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan when Wolfgang pinned Burch after a superkick/powerslam combo (10:40)
Gallus stayed in the ring and waited for Lorcan and Burch to come out.
Wolfgang and Burch started out and Gallus dominated early on. Lorcan tagged in and hit an inverted atomic drop on Mark Coffey. Gallus used some questionable tactics to get the upper hand.
Wolfgang applied a chinlock on Burch and whipped him into the corner, but Burch managed to tag out. Gallus once again worked together to gain the upper hand as Coffey worked over Lorcan. Wolfgang hit a running senton on Lorcan, then applied a chinlock once more.
Mark Coffey sent Lorcan to the outside, but the referee caught Wolfgang trying to attack. Lorcan came back with a chop, but Wolfgang no-sold it. Lorcan tried some more, but Wolfgang threw him down. Wolfgang missed a senton off the ropes, allowing Lorcan to tag out.
Burch ran wild for a bit, then hit a German suplex on Mark Coffey and followed with a headbutt.
Lorcan was back in and they went to set up their finish, but Wolfgang made the save. Lorcan hit a blockbuster, but Coffey managed to fight back and tag Wolfgang. Lorcan and Burch managed to apply double submissions, but Wolfgang threw Lorcan on Burch, then speared Lorcan through the ropes. Gallus then hit their superkick/powerslam combo on Burch for the win.
After the match, Dragunov walked to ringside, then faced off with Joe Coffey. They traded blows. Dragunov hit a kick, but Joe came back with Best for the Bells, leading to all three members of Gallus beating down Dragunov.
Next week --
Tyler Bate faces Joseph Conners.