Results and recap: @DeiOwen
Prior to UK TakeOver: Cardiff getting underway, two matches were taped at the Motorpoint Arena for next week's NXT UK television.
- Rhea Ripley defeated Piper Niven
The crowd were split 50/50 throughout the match. Ripley is still very aggressive but is more in-line with her presentation on NXT in North America. She won the match with her Riptide Powerbomb. This was a rematch of their first singles bout against each other. That match was won by Niven and aired in July.
Ripley confronting NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler aired on this past Wednesday's NXT US episode.
- Kassius Ohno defeated Sid Scala
This was originally set up as being Ohno vs. Jack Gallagher, but Ohno ended up facing Scala with no explanation. This was Sid’s first match on NXT UK TV since losing to Jordan Devlin in August. Ohno won the match with a rolling elbow and pinned the NXT UK assistant general manager.
Both matches will air on the WWE Network this coming Wednesday.
NXT UK also has TV tapings at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff tomorrow with the following:
- South Wales Subculture (Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake) for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship. This will be South Wales Subculture’s first defence of their newly-won titles.
- Tegan Nox will debut. Nox appeared in the crowd during TakeOver.
- Pete Dunne will be in action, likely in a dark match.
- Ohno will face Scala again, this time in a British Rounds match.