WWE NXT UK: Sept. 11, 2019
On the latest episode of NXT UK, a critical mistake by James Drake prevented him and Zack Gibson from overcoming NXT UK Tag Team Champions Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster, Tegan Nox’s heroic debut was interrupted by NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, Jordan Devlin scored another big win against Ashton Smith, and Imperium continued to assert their dominance over the rising brand.
Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner def. Danny Jones & Harry Green
Imperium opened NXT UK with an address to the WWE Universe, basking in supreme glory in the wake of United Kingdom Champion WALTER’s triumph over Tyler Bate at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff.
Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner then proceeded to run rickshaw over their opponents Danny Jones & Harry Green and secured the three-count with the powerbomb/uppercut combination. In the aftermath, The Ring General and Alexander Wolfe joined in the destruction with a post-match assault.
With the dominant faction standing tall united in the center of their sacred mat, the question remains: Who, if anyone, can stop Imperium?
Jordan Devlin def. Ashton Smith
After refusing to attend NXT TakeOver: Cardiff as a direct message to General Manager Johnny Saint that he deserves to be in the spotlight, Jordan Devlin engaged Ashton Smith in a hard-fought matchup.
Despite an impressive effort by the very capable Smith, in the end it would be The Irish Ace who would reign supreme with the “Devlin-side.”
Tegan Nox def. Shax
After an excruciating knee injury kept her on the shelf for a year, Tegan Nox returned to action in heroic fashion when she made her official NXT UK debut against Shax. But after her opponent hit her with a disrespectful slap just seconds into the contest, Nox answered with a fierce kick, a fall-away slam and the shiny wizard for a quick and decisive victory.
Following the contest, however, Nox was interrupted by NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, fresh off her huge title victory over Toni Storm at TakeOver: Cardiff. Less than pleased that Nox was stealing her thunder with the buzz of her return, Ray made it clear that she will be happy to do the same thing to “the returning hometown hero” that she did to Storm. In response, Nox made it clear that she was ready, “anytime, anywhere.”
NXT UK Tag Team Champions Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster def. The Grizzled Young Veterans
After The Grizzled Young Veterans lost the NXT UK Tag Team Titles to Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster in a Triple Threat Match at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff, General Manager Johnny Saint granted Liverpool’s No. 1 Zack Gibson & James Drake a one-on-one opportunity to regain the titles against new titleholders.
In the height of the hard-fought main event, Drake made a critical mistake when he accidently superkicked his own partner and thwarted their double-team effort. This error allowed Webster to drop his adversary to the canvas and paved the way for Andrews to hit Fall to Pieces off the top rope giving the tandem their first successful title defense.
Huge NXT UK Tag Team Championship Rematch – today at 3 ET / 8 BST
After The Grizzled Young Veterans lost the NXT UK Tag Team Titles to Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster in a Triple Threat Match at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff, General Manager Johnny Saint has granted Liverpool’s No. 1 Zack Gibson & James Drake a one-on-one opportunity to regain the titles against new titleholders. Will the Welshmen’s title reign be permanently grounded before it even gets off the ground?
Plus, Tegan Nox makes her highly anticipated NXT UK debut and Jordan Devlin takes on Ashton Smith and so much more.
Don’t miss NXT UK, today at 3 ET/8 BST on the award-winning WWE Network.