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NXT UK results: Ilja Dragunov vs. Jordan Devlin Loser Leaves NXT UK

An NXT United Kingdom Championship match headlined the 200th episode of NXT UK.
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The show opened with a recap of the events leading to tonight's Loser Leaves NXT UK title match between Ilja Dragunov and Jordan Devlin.

Tag Team title eliminator match: Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter defeated Gallus (Joe & Mark Coffey) (10:23)

The team that wins this match will advance to a future triple threat for Moustache Mountain's NXT UK Tag Team titles.

Gallus briefly double-teamed Carter before he made a comeback, including hitting a backflip kick on Mark Coffey in the corner. Smith and Carter quickly tagged in and out, then hit stereo dropkicks on Gallus, sending them to ringside.

Joe Coffey and Smith were in and Joe favored his left knee, which he seemingly tweaked earlier. Smith and Carter capitalized and worked the injured knee over for a few minutes. Joe finally managed to tag out and Mark ran wild on both Smith and Carter.

Mark hit an enzuigiri on Smith for a near fall when Joe asked to be tagged back in. Joe went for the double-jump crossbody, but his knee gave out mid-jump. Carter then hit an assisted moonsault on Joe for the win.

- A-Kid came out of Sid Scala's office and announced that his match against Charlie Dempsey in two weeks will be held under Heritage Cup rules.

- A great video package focused on NXT UK reaching its 200th episode, the past champions, and all the talent that graduated to the main roster over the years

- Emilia McKenzie was asked about Meiko Satomura's successful title defense. McKenzie praised Satomura, calling her the standard bearer for the women's division. Lash Legend interrupted and was annoying. I guess they'll meet in the ring soon.

Ivy Nile defeated Nina Samuels (4:42)

Nile dominated early with headlocks and a headscissors on the mat. Samuels took over with some dirty tactics. Nile came back, caught Samuels on a body press, hit a Superman punch in the corner, and scored a two count.

Nile locked in a dragon sleeper on the turnbuckle, turned it into a blockbuster, then transitioned into a standing dragon sleeper for the submission victory.

- Damon Kemp cut a promo on Sha Samuels.

- Dave Mastiff & Jack Starz were in a segment where they ridiculed the kind of video that Die Familie usually puts out. They had a mop dressed up as Charlie Dempsey and did all the catchphrases that Teoman usually hits. This was quite funny.

- Joe Coffey walked out of the arena and was asked about his match earlier. He said he might take some time off. Joe said he disappointed his brother and himself.

- A segment previewed next week's dog collar match between Eddie Dennis and Wild Boar.

- Kenny Williams was in a room trying to find out more about the masked man Tiger Turan.

NXT United Kingdom Championship Loser Leaves NXT UK match: Ilja Dragunov defeated Jordan Devlin to retain his title (16:16)

Dragunov and Devlin traded holds early until they ended up on the turnbuckles. Devlin hit a brainbuster onto the turnbuckle, which sent Dragunov crashing to the outside. Devlin then worked over Dragunov's neck. Dragunov eventually collapsed as he hit the ropes.

Shorty after, Dragunov still managed to go for the Konstantin Special, but Devlin turned it into a Spanish Fly. Devlin locked in a single-leg Boston Crab that had Dragunov in trouble. Dragunov came back and hit some downward elbows on Devlin, then downed Devlin with three clotheslines.

Devlin headbutted Dragunov's neck, but Dragunov still hit the Konstantin Special. Dragunov hit two German suplexes and then hit a Gotch Lift into a bridging suplex, but he further hurt his neck on impact. Devlin hit a rolling cutter over the ropes for a near fall.

Dragunov went for Torpedo Moscow, but Devlin evaded it and sent Dragunov into the corner. Devlin followed up with Devlin Side for what was seemingly a three count, but Dragunov had gotten his foot on the rope.

As Devlin's music played and he posed with the title, NXT UK general manager Johnny Saint came out and alerted the referee to the fact Dragunov's foot was on the rope. The referee then restarted the match.

Devlin went for another Devlin Side, but Dragunov decked him. Devlin countered Torpedo Moscow into a Destroyer, then hit a brainbuster for a close near fall.

Devlin missed a 450, then Dragunov hit Torpedo Moscow to the back of Devlin's head. He further attacked Devlin, who hit a headbutt and went for Devlin Side once more. Dragunov turned the move into a German suplex, then hit Torpedo Moscow to retain the championship and remove Devlin from NXT UK.

Dragunov celebrated as Devlin sulked in the corner in shock, crying over his career in NXT UK being over.

Final Thoughts --

The main event was an excellent match with great storytelling. It will be interesting to see if Devlin "graduates" to NXT 2.0 or even the main roster soon.

The opening tag match was also good. Nile vs. Samuels was just there.

Next Week --

  • NXT UK Tag Team title eliminator match: Dave Mastiff & Jack Starz vs. Die Familie (Teoman & Rohan Raja)
  • Dog collar match: Wild Boar vs. Eddie Dennis (Symbiosis are banned from ringside)

In Two Weeks --

  • Heritage Cup rules match: A-Kid vs. Charlie Dempsey