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NXT UK results, live blog (Oct. 17, 2018): Pete Dunne vs. Noam Dar

Here's a place to check results and comment along with the latest airing of WWE NXT UK in its regular Wednesday night at 8PM British time slot (that’s 3PM Eastern for us Yanks) on WWE Network.

We'll post match results here, and we will also have our regular reactions post later. In the meantime, and most importantly, this gives you Cagesiders a dedicated place to rave and/or bitch about whatever happens on WWE’s third brand - during its initial broadcast!

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Enjoy the show!

- Keith David narrates a soaring open about the history of UK combat sports and WWE events in the country, with Triple H “We are NXT” speech, lots of shots of General Manager Johnny Saint and the theme “A Kingdom Will Rise”.

- After the Brit-Hop opening song/video, Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness standing in front of tapestry with the show’s logo (or in front of a green screen it was later CGI-ed onto). They talk up the UK Title main event, and then it’s time for action... after a recap of the Coffey Boys attacking Andrews and Travis Banks at the June Championship Tournament shows.

- Joe Coffey def. Mark Andrews via pinfall following a discus lariat

Mark Coffey is ringside. Power/size advantage allows Coffey to put Andrews down early, but his speed/quickness advantage leaves us with an early standoff. Power wins out for after the opening exchanges, and an Andrews comeback is cut short when the two Marks meet face to face on the floor, allowing the older Coffey bro to hit Andrews from behind. A comeback eventually gets the Welshman a nice nearfall off a standing corkscrew moonsault. Mark Coffey saves his brother after a Stundog Millionaire, so Andrews dives on both brothers on the floor. He gets Joe back in to try to finish it again, but Mark shoves him off the top rope into a suplex and the finish.

- The brothers put the boots to Andrews after the bell, but Flash Morgan Webster runs in to make the save with his swinging helmet.

- Moustache Mountain are shown entering the building, and Eddie Dennis gets a video package. He talks about his long friendship with Andrews and Pete Dunne, and ends on a cliffhanger about the stories Dennis has to tell...

- B i g S t r o n g B o i s Trent Seven and Tyler Bate are here and look ready for action. They call for microphones instead. Trent thanks Cambridge, and says its arguably the biggest day in British pro wrestling history. He puts over everyone involved in and here for the birth of NXT UK. They talk about winning the NXT tag titles, and Bate says they don’t have those belts any more, but Triple H said something about NXT UK tag titles. He’s not sure there are other teams on the UK roster, though. They encourage guys in the back to pal up and give them some challengers. Seven closes by saying they all come together for their brand... N-X-T-U-K.

- We see the champ warming up, and Dave Mastiff gets a hype video to lead into his match...

- But first, a flashback to Noam Dar winning the #1 contendership in June. Then we see him warming up backstage.

- Dave Mastiff def. Sid Scala via pinfall following a cannonball

The much smaller Scala marches right up to the Bomber, and pays for it with delayed vertical release that Mastiff just dumps him out of. Chops and throws, clubbing elbows the side of Sid’s head. He’s all smiles when Scala finally hits him with some forearms, and responds with a drop kick.

Release German, and then Mastiff charges into the end.

- Radzi Chinyanganya interviews Nina Samuels, who says she plans to be the first NXT UK Women’s champ, and to make an example of Toni Storm here tonight.

- Toni Storm def. Nina Samuels via pinfall following Storm Zero

They trade headlocks, then Samuels disrepectfully slaps Toni. She fires back with several slaps and kick, but Nina utilizes a drop toe hold to send Storm face first into the turnbuckles and take control. The Aussie eventually lands some forearms, but Samuels puts down the comeback with a sloppy tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. More trash talk lets Strom recover to leap over a charge. Suplex, double knees and that’s all she wrote.

- Next week’s main is Tyler Bate vs. Wolfgang. The GM is in the ring for the introductions of this episode’s main event. Mr. Saint shakes both men’s hands and we are off

- Pete Dunne def. Noam Dar via pinfall following Bitter End to retain the United Kingdom title

Chippy from the start, with the champ mocking Dar’s pinky gesture and Noam baiting Dunne by offering a handshake only to return the favor. After turning Dar inside out with a lariat, the Bruiserweight works the digits and stomps the knee, then Noam kicks Dunne’s leg out from under him when he tries the backflip in the corner. He then drags the champ to the apron and targets his arm with a stiff kick. The challenger rolls him back in to target the limb, but the Bruiserweight flips him with a X-Plex and goes after Dar with strikes until the ref forces the break. A big flurry leads to a nearfall off a sitout powerbomb.

Release fisherman’s suplex in response to more digit manipulation from the champ on the apron, and both men barely beat the ten count. Dunne manages to snap the fingers again, Dar pops him with the other forearm, but the champ grabs an arm. Noam counters into an ankle lock, then they’re trading big shots in the center of the ring, but neither man falls until Dar hits a forearm to the back after evading a change.

The Scot set up for his finish, but gets grabbed. He keeps the champ from getting the double wristlock, managing to hit a suplex. Bitter End reversed into a kneebar, but Dunne makes the ropes. Dar tries his pinky/11 taunt one too many times, and Pete twists and stomps on it. While he was in pain, the champ finished him.

- The champ offers his hand after the bell, but both men mock each other’s taunts in what Nigel calls a “different kind of show of respect” to end the first episode.

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