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Cut from wire, blind of light from another breed. Realize wrong from right, turning raw inside of me. Having vision in the sight, like cutting razor wire. We live on through the night, night of eternal fire. I never stopped to notice the fire in your hand, a burning so consuming, but now I understand, I'm here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens into a hype video about the two title matches we have lined up before throwing to the NXT intro video.
SAnitY (Eric Young & Killian Dain) (c) vs. Undisputed ERA (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) (NXT Tag Team Championship)
Dain and Fish to start, Bobby with a probing leg kick but he backs right off into the ropes when Killian approaches and tags O'Reilly in. Kyle with a probing kick of his own, same strategy, right in the ropes and the quick tag. Fish ducks a lariat and throws a couple forearms but the Beast of Belfast is unmoved and slings him into the corner! Bobby grabs a sleeper, Dain shoves KOR away when he runs in and shrugs it off!
Lariat follows and Fish heads outside for a breather. Young heads around to remind them they still have a match and reDRagon get back in, making the tag. O'Reilly goes to take Eric off the apron, Killian clobbers him, tag to EY and a gutbuster into a diving forearm to the back of the neck but KOR is able to grab a quick heel hook! Kick caught, right hand from the champ, off the ropes... and Kyle heads outside.
Eric around the way, ducks a kick from Fish, decks him, back inside he freight trains KOR and pummels him with punches in the corner. Whip reversed, Flair Flip, shoulder thrust from the apron and a big right... AND BOBBY FISH TRIPS HIM ON THE APRON! And so we take a little break for a house ad for the Royal Rumble.
Back from our break, Fish is throwing forearms on EY in the corner and he tags Kyle in for a strike rush. Another quick tag, right hands from Bobby, leg kick knocks the champion to the mat, snap suplex follows for a two count. Another tag, knee lifts into a kick and O'Reilly grabs a heel hook. Tag, Fish with a senton atomico, again just a nearfall as they continue to work EY over.
Another tag, repeated knees into a double suplex, standing armbar into wristlock punchs but Young throws hands right back. Hammerlock legsweep, only two, KOR follows with a top wristlock. Eric to his feet, body blows to escape but Kyle keeps the pressure on and sets him in the corner, where Young is able to throw some punches. He dives into a knee but is able to get a neckbreaker off and both men are down and out!
Crawling for it... Fish gets the tag and tries to clear Dain from the apron! He fails but referee Darryl Sharma gets caught up keeping him out and reDRagon are able to beat the life out of Eric Young and get him in they're corner for another quick tag. Double whip, Kyle back body dropped to the floor, Bobby low-bridged, EY has the path open... and O'Reilly stops him short!
But he's able to break free and tag Killian Dain in! Lariats for KOR, hip toss for Fish, double clothesline into corner-to-corner Stinger splashes, stacking 'em up and knocking 'em down, senton / shotgun dropkick combo! He scoops Bobby up and Michinoku Drivers him onto Kyle... NOPE! Young in, he dumps Fish out of the ring and Dain tags him back in, back suplex into a powerbomb clutch, Bobby low-bridges Dain and EY hits the powerbomb.
Headed up top... Adam Cole cuts Young off and knocks him to the floor! Ax and Smash... NOT ENOUGH! NIKKI CROSS DIVING CROSSBODY OFF THE APRON INTO MOUNTED PUNCHES ON COLE! REFEREES HAVE TO PULL HER OFF! Kyle gets a guillotine choke but Eric rallies, jumping neckbreaker... NO GOOD! Dain yanks Cole out of the ring but Adam throws him into the post! EY suicide dive into Cole!
Back inside, Fish and O’Reilly are ready...
Undisputed ERA win by pinfall with a legsweep / jumping clothesline combination on Eric Young, winning the NXT Tag Team Championship.
Commentary hypes up our last qualifier for the #1 contender's match for the NXT Championship next week and tosses to a video package about Roderick Strong.
We get another Shayna Baszler teaser video after that.
Cut to Heavy Machinery walking and talking excitedly when they roll up on a Maserati that's in their way. Otis Dozovic starts to lift it out of the way when Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli roll up to tell them it's their baby and they won't take a picture, but if they keep working hard, some day they can have something half as good. Otis yells about steaks and weights and wonders aloud why they're not fighting right here, because he's great.
Moss and Sabbatelli drive off in their car that they share like that's a perfectly normal thing.
We get a recap of Deville/Riott from last weel and a video from the Performance Center from Sonya Deville hyping up her match next week against NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon.
And after that a matching vignette to the Roderick Strong one about his opponent, Lars Sullivan, and then a recap of last week's qualifier between Aleister Black and Adam Cole.
Lars Sullivan vs. Roderick Strong (NXT Championship #1 Contender's Qualifying Match)
Strong right in with right hands but Sullivan throws him back! More rights, Lars hosses him up but Roddy floats over! Passing him to the corner, sidestep the charge, more clubs, Olympic Slam denied with an elbow but Strong stays on him with forearms! Finally Sullivan clocks him with a lariat and gains control! Knee to the ribs, a forearm to the back, another one, whip to the corner and a body avalanche crushes Roddy.
HUGE release back suplex only gets one! Upkicks from Strong as he tries to carve space out, off the ropes... BEAR HUG! I CAN HARDLY BEAR IT! Lars wrenching it in, absolutely ragdolling Roddy but he boxes his ears and throws a few forearms, a jawbreaker gets him free, the big man puts him in the corner but he comes out with a dropkick! Boot up, roundhouse, a chop finds home, into the ropes, sidestep the charge and hange him up in the ropes.
Off the ropes a few times, forearms to the head, another one knocks him off, off the ropes again but Sullivan's up on the apron and knocks Strong down! Big man headed to the high rent district, Roddy follows, superplex... LARS KICKED OUT AT ONE?! Running knee, another, Sullivan clobbers him with a lariat when he goes to put his knee pad down! But his wits about him, Roddy is able to hit the Olympic Slam... NOPE!
Corner knee, Lars passes him off, pops him up, powerslam! Drawing him up...
Lars Sullivan wins by pinfall with Freak Accident, qualifying for the NXT Championship #1 contender's match next week.
We get the Street Profits in a WWE.com exclusive video about spreading "that knowledge" to the WWE Universe.
Tyler Bate is interviewed backstage. He says this thing with him and Peter goes way back, and in January he beat Dunne to win the title, and at Chicago they tore the house down and he lost it, but tonight is his night, and he'll take his title back.
Pete Dunne (c) vs. Tyler Bate (WWE United Kingdom Championship)
Collar and elbow, Dunne leverages into an armbar and goes right after the fingers, bending them back and smashing his hand to the mat. Wrenching the wrist, Bate gets to his feet, fancy reversal into a wristlock of his own, Pete reverses to a headscissors, punches to the ribs, wrenching hard on the neck, but Tyler gets a headstand escape and a genteel wave.
Test of strength, Dunne steps on Bate's hand and slaps the back of his head before shifting to a surfboard, Tyler with a World of Sport escape into a dropkick and with Pete backed into the corner the younger man breaks like a gentleman. Back to a lockup, Dunn takes him down and goes back to the arms, hooking the nose, bending the middle finger back and planting his hand to the mat awkwardly to stretch him.
Bridge escape, Pete tries to break it but Tyler won't go down so he ends up just kicking him square in the ribs and NOW Bate is hot and goes after him in the ropes! Champion picks the leg and wrenches the foot, kip-up type escape sends Dunne cartwheeling! Bop and Bang... NOPE! Going after the leg himself but Pete gets the rope and then obliterates him with an elbow strike!
Big chop, charging in, boots up, caught, knee lift into a diving uppercut and the champion is sent to the outside for a breather. Tyler follows and gets caught with another elbow, whereupon Dunne goes to stomp his hand on the steps but Bate has it scouted and stomps his hand instead! Pete with a suplex off the steps! Back inside, Dunne with disrespectful slaps and kicks, Penalty Kick to the spine into a reverse chinlock.
Bate gets the ropes and Pete stomps his arm away! Fighting one-handed, Dunne hooks the nose again and goes back to the hand, bending the finger back... AND STOMPING THE HAND AGAINST THE MAT! TYLER HAS TO JAM HIS FINGER BACK INTO PLACE! Arm wringer to a shoulder armbreaker, judo throw into an Ode to Jim Breaks and again he goes after the middle finger, stomping it into disrepair!
Tyler, desperate, kicks, headbutts, whatever he can throw but the champion is in charge, wristlock stomps to the face but resolution plays out across the challengers face as he rises to his feet. Exploder suplex! Charging uppercut, another, taking the turnbuckles so hard the ring rattles, suplex attempt reversed to the X-Plex but he lands on his feet and hits a shooting star press!
Bridging back suplex... only a nearfall! Forearm connects but Bate uses the rebound to connect with the rolling Koppo Kick, setting up the Tyler Driver... Dunne reverses to a triangle choke! Tyler with a deadlift powerbomb counter but Pete keeps the hold on! Bate fading but he's able to post to his feet once more and catapult Dunne neck-first into the top rope to force a break!
Fireman's carry, Tyler with the airplane spin, changing direction as usual, flagging but not failing and changing for a third cycle! Setting him down, cover... only two! Dunne to the apron, Bate after him, perching on the second rope... SPRINGBOARD EXPLODER SUPLEX! NOT ENOUGH TO PUT PETE DUNNE AWAY! Double wristlock stomps to the head from the champion but Tyler is able to get a roundhouse kick and return the stomps American Dragon style!
Pete ducks a kick, gets the pumphandle, Bitter End... NO GOOD! Backflip up and over, enzuigiri connects, rebound lariat in return, but before Dunne goes down he gets a lariat of his own in! Both men down and out, they get to their knees, slugging it out punch for punch, to their feet, flagging, Tyler hits a knockout right with his bad hand and can't capitalize because of the pain!
To the apron, Bop and Bang, Dun with the forearm... KOPPO KICK ON THE APRON?! Headed up top, Bate dives and gets caught with a right hand! ORANGE CRUSH! TYLER BATE HAS FIGHT LEFT IN HIM YET! To the floor, the rebound lariat connects but again the right arm is so weakened that Tyler is slow to move. Back inside... suicide dive! Tyler Driver '97... NOPE! Up top again... SPIRAL TAP?! STILL NOT ENOUGH!
Bate drawing himself to his feet, climbing at the same time as Dunne, avalanche German suplex... PETE LANDS ON HIS FEET! Pumphandle...
Pete Dunne wins by pinfall with Bitter End, retaining the WWE United Kingdom Championship.
Pete Dunne stands tall in the ring with his title.
That's the show, folks.