WWE UK Championship Tournament 2018 Round 1 – 6/22/18

 

 

 

 

WWE UK Championship Tournament 2018 Round 1 – 6/22/18
Orlando, Florida & Leicestershire, England
These were taped at a combination of NXT & The Download Festival
Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness & Percy Watson for the NXT portion/ Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness for the Download Festival portion

(Now you may be wondering why this is being covered today when it hasn’t aired yet. Well if you’ve seen the recent commercial for it you may have noticed something particularly odd, they’re announcing an 8 man tournament when there were 16 people confirmed, yeah for whatever reason they’re not showing the first round on the Network, it is out there, you just have to find it. Which is what I’ve done, this is the entire first round)

DREW GULAK VS JACK GALLAGHER:

Handshake before the match, Gallagher twists away on Gulak’s ankle, but Drew fights out, Gulak looks for a Triangle Choke, Jack fights out and comes back with a Spinning Toe Hold then a Kneebar and leans back, but Gulak slams Jack’s head to the mat to break it, Gallagher goes to the rope before Drew can get the Gu-Lock on & Drew with a Arm-Trapped Cloverleaf, but Jack makes it to the rope, Gulak with a Victory Roll for a 2 count, Drew with Knife-Edge Chops & Shoteis, he goes for a Uraken but Gallagher hits The Gentleman’s Headbutt & falls on top of Gulak for the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE QUARTER-FINALS: JACK GALLAGHER

FLASH MORGAN WEBSTER VS JAMES DRAKE:

Webster with a Standing Imploding Senton for a 2 count, he goes for a Front Guillotine Choke, but Drake makes to the rope, Drake with the Grit Your Teeth Forearm for a 2 count, Webster with a rollup for a near fall, Webster with a Jumping Knee, Drake goes to the floor & Webster follows with a Tope con Hilo, back in the ring with a Diving Crossbody, but Drake reverses the pin for a near fall, Drake up top, but Morgan meets him with an Avalanche Hurricanrana for a near fall, Tilt-a-Whirl, but Drake counters with a Tombstone into a Face Eraser he calls that The Downswing and gets a near fall with it, he looks for his Implant DDT that he’s dubbed Mr Mayhem, but Webster counters, Drake pushes the shoulders to the mat & grabs the tights but the ref catches him, Webster with a flash pin for a 2 count, Mr Mayhem countered, Drake with the Grit Your Teeth Dropkick, Webster avoids a 450, but Drake lands on his feet, Morgan with a Tilt-a-Whirl Headcissors into an Inverted DDT gets the win

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

JOSEPH CONNERS VS ASHTON SMITH:

Smith with a Dropkick for a 1 count, Conners with a Stomp to the head for a 1 count, Short-Arm Lariat for a 2 count, Smith with a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Conners with a Pendulum Backbreaker for a 2 count, Snap Suplex for a 2 count, Conners with a pair of Elbow Drops for a 2 count, he bends Ashton around the post then a Basement Dropkick drives Smith into the post, he tells Smith that ‘Ashton ain’t taking the tournament from him’ Abdominal Stretch and slaps Smith in the face during it, Ashton comes back with right hands then an Inverted Backbreaker, Running Knee Strike, Diving Leg Lariat for a near fall, Conners with a Slingshot Flatliner for a near fall, Small Package for a near fall, Smith with a Tilt-a-Whirl into a Ripcord DDT he’s dubbed the Ash Clamp gets the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE QUARTER-FINALS: ASHTON SMITH

KENNY WILLIAMS VS DAVE MASTIFF:

Williams with a Runnign Knee for a 1 count, he tries a Running Crossbody and crumples, Mastiff with a Running Senton for a 2 count, MMA Elbows for a 2 count, more MMA Elbows for another 2 count, Kenny with a Springboard, but gets blasted with a Forearm to the back of the head, Kenny with a Springboard Back Elbow that he calls Springsteen McQueen then a Tope Suicida, up top with a Corkscrew Elbow for a near fall, he looks for his Tilt-a-Whirl DDT he’s dubbed the Quiff Buster, but Mastiff blocks it, Dave with a Running Dropkick then a Cannonball in the corner (that’s 322 lbs flying into the corner) for the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE QUARTER-FINALS: DAVE MASTIFF

TRAVIS BANKS VS LIGERO:

Banks with a Running Knee then a Basement Superkick for a near fall, Ligero with a Snap Suplex for a 2 count, Banks with a Shoot Kicks, but Ligero catches one of them & hits a Standing Moonsault for a 2 count, he slips on the Springboard, Banks with a Cannonball for a 2 count, Ligero sends Banks to the floor and then follows with a Tope Con Hilo, back in the ring they trade flash pins for 1 counts, Banks with a Lariat then a Springboard Enzugiri he calls The Slice of Heaven for a near fall, then finishes Ligero with The Kiwi Crusher (his version of Low-Ki’s Ki Krusher) for the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE QUARTER-FINALS: TRAVIS BANKS

AMIR JORDAN VS ZACK GIBSON:

Gibson with a Backslide for a 1 count, Gibson with a Divorce Court Driver (that’s a move right out of Nigel’s arsenal) for a 2 count, European Uppercut for a 2 count, Vertical Supex for a 2 count, Jordan with a Diving Crossbody for a 2 count, Barrel Roll Flatliner for a near fall, Gibson with a Tombstone into an Inverted Lungblower for a near fall, he tells Jordan that he doesn’t belong here, Gibson goes for the Grounded Wrist Lock (something else out Nigel’s playbook he called it The London Dungeon) that he’s dubbed Shankly Gates, but Jordan goes to the rope, Amir ducks a Lariat and hits a Step-Up Enzugiri, Front Guillotine, but Gibson counters into a Spinning Brainbuster that he calls Helter Skelter then locks in Shankly Gates & Jordan taps

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE QUARTER-FINALS: ZACK GIBSON

JORDAN DEVLIN VS TYSON T-BONE:

Devlin with a Basement Double Knees for a 1 count, T-Bone with a Pendulum Backbreaker for a 2 count, T-Bone with a Knee Lift to the side of the head for a 2 count, Jumping Elbow Drop for a 2 count, Devlin with a Slingshot Ace Crusher for a near fall, T-Bone with an Overhead Belly to Belly for a 1 count, Suplex into a Powerslam for a near fall, Devlin with a Tornado Kick gets the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE QUARTER-FINALS: JORDAN DEVLIN

TUCKER VS JOE COFFEY:

Tucker with an Imploding Elbow for a 1 count, Coffey with a Butterfly Giant Swing into a Suplex for a 2 count, Coffey with a Jumping Knee Drop to the back for a 1 count, Tucker with a Slingshot Flatliner for a 2 count, he goes up for the Senton Atomico, but Coffey gets his knees up, Shotgun Dropkick, Tucker back up, Joe blocks The Super-Duper Kick then hits the Rolling Lariat then he’s dubbed Black Coffey for the win

WINNER & ADVANCING TO THE QUARTER-FINALS: JOE COFFEY

The Quarter-Finals are now set.

In Block A: Zack Gibson vs Jack Gallagher then Flash Morgan Webster vs Jordan Devlin

Then in Block B: Joe Coffey vs Dave Mastiff then Travis Banks vs Ashton Smith

All that to come Monday as the the 2 night Tournament Special Begins