Ligero def. Mike Hitchman
Dakota Kai def. Killer Kelly
Zack Gibson and Noam Dar nearly came to blows
After winning the second annual United Kingdom Championship Tournament in June and taking United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne to the limit, Zack Gibson emerged in NXT UK for the first time. Greeted by a sea of boos from the WWE Universe, Liverpool’s No. 1 made it clear that the only reason he didn’t beat Dunne was because he had competed in three matches in one night and had no time to prepare to face the titleholder the following evening. Turning his attention to Noam Dar, Gibson called him an “embarrassment” who lost to The BruiserWeight and wasting an opportunity he was “handed.”
Dar hit the scene, but before they came to blows, General Manager Johnny Saint ordered both competitors into his office. Later, it was announced that they will square off next week on NXT UK.
Ashton Smith def. Tucker
Ashton Smith’s height advantage against Tucker was only matched by his athletic prowess inside the squared circle. To his credit, Tucker held his own by using a tough-as-nails approach, mixed with a crafty nature that kept his opponent off-guard. Unfortunately for Tucker, he just couldn’t get out of the gate. Smith executed an earth-shattering Pump Kick and two devastating running knees before The Athletic Redneck finished off his opponent with the devastating ripcord DDT for his first NKT UK triumph.