WWE UK Championship Tournament Night 1 Results – 6/25/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE UK Championship Tournament 2018 Night 1 – 6/25/18
Royal Albert Hall
London, England
Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo & Nigel McGuinness

Video package on Royal Albert Hall as Johnny Saint calls it one of the most famous arenas and how he’s fought there hundreds of times

BUT, that was then & everything evolves

Flashback to Tyler Bate winning the inaugural tournament last year & then Pete Dunne defeating him for the title at TakeOver Chicago last year

More narration from Saint: For all those who came before. For every wrestler that got them here. Tonight 8 men compete for the right to lead the new generation of British Entertainers forward.

Welcome to the Royal Albert Hall. Welcome to the WWE UK Championship Tournament

JACK GALLAGHER VS ZACK GIBSON:

Gibson refuses the handshake, Gibson with Headscissors, but Gallagher with a handstand escape, Gallagher with a rollup for a 2 count, Lady of the Lake for a 2 count, Gibson with a ground & pound then a cover for a 2 count, Ripcord Lariat then a Basement Dropkick for a 2 count, Grounded Lariat for a 2 count, Jack with Muay-Thai Knees then a Deadlift Suplex followed by a Penalty Kick for a 2 count, Gibson with a Ticket to Ride (Elevated Inverted Lungblower) for a near fall, Gallagher with the Gentleman’s Dropkick, but Gibson catches him with a Running Powerbomb, he goes to crawl into a cover, but Jack wraps him up into a Triangle Choke, Gibson counters with a Deadlift Bucklebomb, but Gallagher grabs Zack’s arm into a Juji-Gatame over the rope, he breaks the hold, Slingshot Senton Atomico and floats into a Sleeper, but Gibson makes to the rope, Zack ducks the Gentleman Dropkick and goes to the floor, but Gallagher lands on his feet, Tope Suicida, back in the ring & hits The Gentleman’s Dropkick, but only a near fall, Gibson with a X Chop to the throat then posts Jack, Lariat then a Tombstone Hold into A Ticket to Ride for a near fall, Jack blocks the arm lock then hits a Basement Dropkick, up top for a Diving Headbutt, but Gibson gets the knees up & locks in Shankly Gates & Gallagher taps out

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE SEMI-FINALS: ZACK GIBSON

Video package on Joe Coffey: For himself he thinks it’s very imporant that he represents Scotland & what he’s all about, whether it be stepping in the ring or doing 12 rounds of boxing, lifting a 637 lb deadlift, he’s a tough dominant competitor in the UK

Video package on Dave Mastiff: Everybody else HAS to fight, want makes Mastiff unique is he WANTS to. Having WWE missing from his resume is something that’s been eating away at him for a little while. He’s wrestled against different styles, different cultures, different backgrounds & he’s come out on top & he feels like he has a massive advantage due to his strength, agility & ruthlessness. He’s the best heavyweight wrestler in the world, no one can touch him & he’s going to show the world what he’s made of

JOEY COFFEY VS DAVE MASTIFF:

Joe’s brother Mark is in the crowd, Coffey with a Missile Dropkick for a 2 count, Crossbody, but Mastiff blasts him out of the air with a Forearm then hits a Running Senton for a near fall, MMA Elbows for a 2 count, Coffey with a German Suplex with a bridge, All the Best for the Bells ducked, Cofffey evades a Mastiff Rolling Lariat, but Mastiff with a Deadlift Bridging German Suplex for a near fall, Coffey with a Pop-Up European Uppercut, Mastiff blocks All the Best for the Bells and hits a Shotgun Dropkick, Coffey evades the Cannonball, Coffey with a Double Jump Crossbody then hits All the Best for the Bells for the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE SEMI-FINALS: JOE COFFEY

Cathy Kelly asks on his mindset: He came here to win & then he’s going to take the UK Title from Dunne. This is opportunity, the Iron-King came to make an impact, he’ll show no mercy & win by any means necessary

Video package on Flash Morgan Webster: He walks a certain way, he talks a certain way. He’s the king of the mods. Alot of people want this, but he needs this.

Video package on Jordan Devlin: He says the loss last year lit a fire under him & he’s here to claim his spot at the top

FLASH MORGAN WEBSTER VS JORDAN DEVLIN:

Devlin waves off the handshake, Webster with an Imploding Somersault Senton for a 1 count, Eton Rifle blocked & Devlin with a Running Meteora, Sambo Suplex then a Standing Moonsault for a 2 count, Seated Abdominal Stretch, but Webster fights out, Webster with a Running High Knee for a near fall, Webster with a pair of Tope Suicidas then a Tope con Hilo, back in the ring for a near fall, Devlin with an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a near fall, then a Basement Superkick for a 2 count, Webster evades the Moonsault then hits The Eton Rifle for the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE SEMI-FINALS: FLASH MORGAN WEBSTER

Video package on Travis Banks: His in-ring style is very martial arts based. He has 2 nations on his back New Zealand & the UK & he wants to do everyone justice

Video package on Asthon Smith: He’s pure aggression & is more of a rough-neck brawler, being UK Champion would be everything for him

TRAVIS BANKS VS ASHTON SMITH:

Banks with a La Magistral for a 1 count, Banks with a kick to the spine for a 1 count, Banks with a Hesitation Dropkick to the back for a 2 count, Smith with a Diving Leg Lariat, but Banks rolls to the floor, Ashton follows with a Tope con Hilo, Fireman Carry, but Banks fights out, Smith with a Superkick for a near fall, Banks with a Shotgun Dropkick then a Bridging German Suplex for a 2 count, Banks with Forearms & Smith tells him to him more & Travis obliges then hits the Slice of Heaven and follows with The Kiwi Crusher for the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE SEMI-FINALS: TRAVIS BANKS

#1 Contender Match for the NXT Women’s Championship
TONI STORM VS KILLER KELLY VS ISLA DAWN:

Dawn & Kelly with a Wheelbarrow DDT, Dawn with a rollup on Kelly for a 2 count, then a Running Knee for a 2 count, Dawn with a Snap Suplex on Storm, but Kelly breaks the pin, Storm knocks Kelly off the apron, Toni with a German Suplex on Dawn then finishes it with Strong Zero for the win

WINNER & #1 CONTENDER FOR THE NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: TONI STORM

Triple H is in the arena and shakes hands & Too Sweets all the fans at ringside

He says this is a cool building, he’s been wanting to come back here since ’96, a little over a year ago they searched for the best the UK had to offer & they were blown away. He runs down the UK talents that have been shown around the globe & says they’re just scratching the surface in the UK & are going give us more & asks to welcome one of the godfathers of the UK wrestling scene & the GM, Johnny Saint. He thanks Trips & announces the commencement of the NXT UK brand. Trips says they’ll be starting a Women’s & Tag Team Divisions & it starts on July 28 & 29 in Cambridge, then August 25 & 26 in Birmingham, October 13 & 14 in Plymouth & November 24 & 25 in Liverpool. Then asks the fans if they’re ready

FLASH MORGAN WEBSTER VS ZACK GIBSON:

Webster with a pair of Knee Strikes then a Swining Hurricanrana around the post, Missile Dropkick for a 2 count, Eton Rifle countered into Snake Eyes, Shankly Gates avoided, Webster with the Rudeboy Block for a near fall, then a Tope Suicida, he tries again, but Gibson catches him & turns it into Helter Skelter on the floor, Webster in at 9 & Gibson locks in Shankly Gates & Webster taps

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE FINALS: ZACK GIBSON

Alesiter Black & Ricochet are shown in the crowd

TRAVIS BANKS VS JOE COFFEY:

Coffey with a Butterfly Giant Swing into a Butterfly Suplex for a 2 count, Banks with a Sunset Flip, but Coffey counters into a Half Crab, but Banks makes it to the rope, Banks with a Chop flurry then a Basement Superkick, Penalty Kick on the floor off the apron, back in the ring with a Running Knee for a near fall, Coffey with a Pop-Up Powerslam for a near fall, Deadlift German Suplex for a near fall, Banks counters All the Best for the Bells with a Shotgun Dropkick then a Springboard Double Stomp for a near fall, Coffey with a Double Jump Crossbody, but Banks evades and catches Coffey with a Quesadora for the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE FINALS: TRAVIS BANKS

Coffey blasts Banks from behind with a Lariat then posts Banks before hitting All the Best for the Bells, Travis is clutching his shoulder which isn’t good considering what Gibson’s been using to win his matches

BRITISH STRONG-STYLE VS THE UNDISPUTED ERA:

O’Reilly tries the Juji-Gatame, but Bate stacks him up for a 1 count, Dunne goes right after Roddy, Roddy with a Half-Nelson Backbreaker on the barricade on Seven, X-Plex on Cole ontop of Roddy, Bate with an Exploder Suplex in the corner, Airplane Spin on Cole and at the same time a Giant Swing on Roddy, Assited Tyler Driver ’97 for a near fall, Cole with a Brainbuster on the knee for a near fall, O’Reilly with a Penalty Kick, Juji-Gatame then switches to a Trianle Choke, Pete with a Step-Up Enzugiri, Bitter End countered into a Front Guillotine on Dunne, Kyle breaks it with a Double Stomp, Roddy with Cloud Nine, Kyle tries a Juji-Gatame on Bate, but he counters into a Deadlift Powerbomb, Seven-Stars Lariat on Roddy for a near fall, Era with Ax, Knockout Knee, Smash then the Last Shot all on Trent, but Dunne makes the save, Superkick to Bate, Pete blasts Cole with a Forearm then a Moonsault to the floor, Trent holds O’Reilly for Bate’s Spring-Back Lariat then hits a Snap Dragon Suplex, Bate into the cover gets the win

WINNERS: BRITISH STRONG-STYLE

Shawn Michaels is in the ring as the crowd sings his theme music, & Shawn wants the mic: He says it’s still a pretty snappy tune isn’t it, & says this is the first time in his career he was scared to follow anything, but after that 6 man tag he was, he says his first match in WWE was in Royal Albert Hall & says he’s honored to be a part of new history to the chants of ‘one more match’ he says NXT UK is their way of giving back to the UK fans for supporting the WWE for so many years and then turns it over to the Finals of the Tournament

TRAVIS BANKS VS ZACK GIBSON:

Banks left shoulder is taped up after Coffey’s post-match assault earlier, Gibson refuses the handshake, Gibson goes after the injured arm, Gibson sends the injured shoulder into the steel steps, Ripcord Lariat, ground & pound for a 2 count, Banks with a Hesitation Dropkick to the back, Gibson goes to the floor, Tope Suicida, back in, Banks with a Knee Strike for a 2 count, 2nd rope Imploding Double Stomp for a 2 count, Gibson kicks the injured shoulder, Tombstone into A Ticket to Ride for a near fall, X Strike to the throat, he sends Banks into the barricade, but he leaps off & hits Slice of Heaven, both back in at 8, Banks Inverted Curb Stomps, Gibson with a Divorce Court Driver, Banks blocks Shankly Gates, he fights out, Gibson ducks Slice of Heaven, Shankly Gates, but Banks makes it to the rope, Banks with a Double Stomp off the apron, back in the ring, Slice of Heaven for a near fall, Gibson stacks him up & tries to steal the pin with his foot on the rope, but the ref catches him, Banks with The Kiwi Crusher, but only a near fall, Gibson rolls to the floor, Tope Suicida, but Gibson blocks most of the impact, back in the ring he hits Helter Skelter for a near fall, Shankly Gates, Banks tries to make it to the rope, but Gibson pulls him back, Travis fights it as long as he could, but the injured shoulder could no longer hold out for him & he taps out

WINNER OF THE TOURNAMENT & GETTING THE UK TITLE MATCH: ZACK GIBSON

Trips, HBK & Saint shake Banks hand on his way to the back then do the same for Gibson

Gibson grabs the mic: He is Liverpool’s, but is interrupted by The Champ

Dunne is coming out to confront his challenger as the show ends