WWE NXT UK
February 20, 2020
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Show starts with Joe Coffey watching footage from Takeover: Blackpool. Both he and Ilja Dragunov go over what led to their match in a pretty decent hype video.
Tyler Bate vs. Joseph Connors
Connors gets frustrated with Bate early and goes for a steel chair. Connors thinks better of it and ends up eating a series of armdrags. Connors gets whipped around more, and fights back by dumping Bate to the outside.
Connors drops Bate’s jaw on the apron. Connors rolls him back in the ring for a nearfall. Connors hits a lariat for another nearfall. Connors stomps away on Bate. Connors maintains dominance.
Bate fights back with a series of uppercuts. Bate blocks a backslide, and counters with a backslide of his own for two. Bate hits a huge knee in the corner. Bate hits a second rope European Uppercut. Bate hits a corner uppercut. Bate blocks a corner splash with a belly to belly suplex. Bate hits a standing Shooting Star for a nearfall.
Bate gets Connors in the airplane spin, but Connors counters with a Sunset Flip for two. Bate hits Bop n’ Bang for a nearfall. Connors counters Tyler Driver ’97. Connors hits a Twisting Bulldog for a nearfall. Bate dodges a moonsault. Bate climbs to the top rope. Connors dodges and hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Slam. Connors sends Bate to the outside. Connors hits a Tope Suicida.
Connors rolls Bate back in the ring. Connors hits a Slingshot Flatliner for a nearfall. Connors tenderizes Bate in the corner. Connors stomps away on Bate. Both men trade shots. Connors kicks the leg. Bate hits a rebound Koppo Kick. Connors counters the Tyler Driver ’97. Connors slides out of the ring. Bate hits a huge tope.
Connors hits a drop toe hold onto the discarded chair at ringside. It is not a DQ because of incidental contact. Connors rolls Bate back in the ring and gets a nearfall off a huge facebuster. Bate counters Don’t Look Down with a DDT. Bate hits a rebound lariat. Bate hits Tyler Driver ’97 for the pinfall in 11:40.
WINNER: Tyler Bate
After the match, Connors starts pulling his hair out with rage. Toni Storm & Kay Lee Ray’s “I Quit” Match is previewed for next week.
Backstage, Sid Scala & Johnny Saint inform WALTER & Dave Mastiff that they will face off for WALTER’s title belt in two weeks. WALTER warns Mastiff that he’s the greatest Heavyweight in Europe.
Commentary is then interrupted by Jinny, who calls herself “The Queen of NXT.” She goes on and on about her “former associate,” and says no one will ever disrespect her again.
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