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NXT UK TV taping spoilers: Piper Niven, Ilja Dragunov debut


Here are spoilers from today's NXT UK tapings in Coventry, England:

- Dark Match: Ilja Dragunov defeated Ashton Smith 

Dragunov pinned Smith with the Torpedo Moscow.

Johnny Saint started the tapings by announcing a WWE UK title match between WALTER and Pete Dunne for NXT TakeOver: New York. 

- Tyler Bate defeated James Drake.

- Jordan Devlin defeated Dee Moloney.

Kassius Ohno came out and read a an apology off his phone to Ashton Smith, who he attacked at yesterday’s tapings.

- Rhea Ripley defeated Xia Brookside

After the match, Ripley cut a promo saying that she is the most dominant woman in all of NXT UK. The debuting Piper Niven (aka Viper) came out to dispute that as the two had a staredown.

- Mark Andrews and Noam Dar ended in a no contest

The referee held up the X sign and the match was stopped after a reverse rana. Dar looks like he injured his knee. Andrews was also stretchered out.

Pete Dunne and WALTER came out for a contract signing. Dunne says he wants the match as much as everyone in the building does. 

- Kenny Williams and Amir Jordan defeated Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.

- Kay Lee Ray defeated Isla Dawn.

- Joe Coffey defeated Trent Seven.

Coffey submitted Seven.

- Travis Banks defeated Kassius Ohno.

- Piper Niven defeated Killer Kelly

After the match, Rhea Ripley came out. Niven invited her to the ring, but Ripley didn't oblige and left.

- Joseph Conners defeated Jack Starz.

Grizzled Young Veterans came out and acknowledged that Amir Jordan and Kenny Williams have a NXT UK team title shot in the future.

- Toni Storm defeated Jinny to retain the NXT UK women’s title 

Storm pinned Jinny with the Storm Zero to retain the title.