Taped at BT Sport Studios in London, England
The show opened with a video looking at tonight's main event, where Moustache Mountain will defend their NXT UK Tag Team titles against Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith in a two-out-of-three falls match.
Back Alley Brawl: Sam Gradwell defeated Kenny Williams (9:45)
Gradwell attacked Williams during the latter's entrance and beat him up at ringside. He went to get a trash can from under the ring, but Williams kicked Gradwell and rammed him into the stairs. Williams then rolled him into the ring to officially start the match.
A masked man in a hoodie was watching the match from the crowd.
Gradwell took over back in the ring, then threw Williams out of the ring and over the barricade. Gradwell emptied a trash can onto Williams and then attacked him with it. Williams went for an attack on the barricades, but the masked man stared at him and Williams was distracted, allowing Gradwell to catch him.
Williams got a fire extinguisher from under the ring and sprayed it into Gradwell's face. He placed a chair on Gradwell's back (as Gradwell was draped over the steps) and then jumped on it a few times.
Gradwell slammed Williams onto a trash can, then set up a table. Back in the ring, Gradwell slammed Williams into a chair that was set up in the corner. Williams removed his belt and teased hitting Gradwell with it, but Gradwell caught it and used it on Williams.
When Williams was once again distracted by the masked man in the crowd, Gradwell gave Williams a Death Valley Driver off the apron through the table on the floor. Gradwell picked up the pinfall victory after the table bump.
After the match, the masked man entered the ring and stalked Williams to the back.
- A segment looked at Symbiosis' attack on Wild Boar with a dog collar and Mark Andrews making the save. Eddie Dennis challenged Wild Boar & Andrews to a tag team match.
Emilia McKenzie defeated Stevie Turner (4:43)
McKenzie was in control early and got a two count off a swinging neckbreaker. Turner came back with a bicycle kick that took McKenzie down, then locked in a chinlock.
McKenzie escaped and hit a Saito suplex for a two count. Turner hit a Mass Effect for a two count of her own. McKenzie then hit a German suplex and a spear to get the victory.
- Isla Dawn talked about welcoming NXT UK Women's Champion Meiko Satomura into her "world of darkness." She will face Satomura in a World of Darkness match for the title in two weeks.
- Von Wagner, Lash Legend, Ivy Nile, and Damon Kemp from NXT 2.0 were shown arriving in the UK earlier this week. Saxon Huxley interrupted their autograph signing, leading to Wagner ripping up Huxley's autograph and walking off.
- Xia Brookside and Eliza Alexander cut a promo backstage. Brookside said she'll be in action next week and somebody will get "battered."
- In three weeks, on the 200th episode of NXT UK, Ilja Dragunov will defend his NXT United Kingdom Championship against Jordan Devlin. There will be a contract signing for the match next week.
Two-out-of-three falls NXT UK Tag Team title match: Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) retained against Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith (21:39)
Bate and Smith started and traded wristlocks early on. There was some fast action, and they traded pinning combinations until Bate tagged in Seven. Smith dominated the action and then tagged in Carter, who hit Seven with a shoulder block over the ropes.
Seven turned things around, and Moustache Mountain took turns working Carter over.
Smith finally came in and he and Carter sent the champions to ringside. Shortly after, Moustache Mountain were back in control, working over Smith until he finally got the hot tag to Carter.
Carter ran wild. Bate went for his slingshot lariat, but Carter caught him and hit a German suplex for a near fall. After Carter hit an assisted moonsault on Seven, Smith got the first pinfall of the match at around the 10-minute mark. Carter & Smith 1-0
Smith and Carter took turns working over Seven, who was in trouble for a long time. Seven and Smith both finally tagged out, and Bate ran wild on Carter. Bate hit a ton of offense, including a running Shooting Star Press for a two count.
One tag later, all four men were in the ring. Seven and Bate hit stereo Tyler Driver '97s for another near fall. Bate then pinned Smith after a lariat/snap dragon suplex combo at around 16:30. Moustache Mountain 1-1
Smith hit a spinning powerbomb on Seven for a close two count. As the champions regrouped at ringside, Carter hit an assisted moonsault knee drop on both men on the outside.
Back in the ring, Seven almost caught Smith with a small package before hitting a Seven Star Lariat and the Emerald Frosion on Smith for a close near fall. Moustache Mountain then hit an assisted Burning Hammer on Smith, but Carter made the last-second save on the ensuing pinfall attempt.
Moustache Mountain went for a double Burning Hammer on Smith, but Carter saved. Carter then sent Seven into Bate. Smith tried a roll-up, but Seven kicked out. Seven then sent Carter into Smith, rolled up Carter, and put his feet on the ropes for leverage to score the deciding pinfall. Bate saw Seven cheating from ringside and was visibly shocked at his partner's actions. Moustache Mountain win 2-1
Bate was upset with Seven after the match but eventually still celebrated with him to close the show.
Final Thoughts --
The main event was one of the best tag team matches of the year that likely relatively few people will see. Those four are just so good. Bate keeps getting more and more upset at Seven, so they are still doing a slow build to some sort of explosion I presume.
The opener was a fun brawl with some intrigue when it comes to the masked guy. The women's match mostly was just there and nothing special.
Next Week --
- Contract signing for Ilja Dragunov vs. Jordan Devlin
- Xia Brookside in action
In Two Weeks --
- NXT UK Women's Champion Meiko Satomura defends against Isla Dawn in a World of Darkness match
In Three Weeks (NXT UK episode #200) --
- NXT United Kingdom Champion Ilja Dragunov defends against Jordan Devlin