6/26 NXT UK TV results: Gleed’s summary of Walter vs. Travis Banks for the WWE UK Championship, Noam Dar vs. Ligero, Xia Brookside vs. Killer Kelly, Mark Andrews vs. Joseph Conners

By Haydn Gleed, ProWrestling.net Staffer (@haydngleed)

The following are the results of the NXT UK television shows that aired Wednesday, June 26 on WWE Network.

Travis Banks was shown getting ready backstage for his main event match against Walter. He said he may be the underdog but he’s ready for Walter… The awful music aired along with introduction video and we are back at the Download Festival with Vic Joseph and Aiden English on the call…

1. Mark Andrews defeated Joseph Conners. The crowd was massively behind Andrews in this match, which was above average despite the clash in styles. Andrews won with a Fall to Pieces.

The Hunt were shown grunting and banging against walls at the festival. Dave Mastiff walked up to them and said it seems to him that they have the same problem with Gallus. He psyched them up and they all screamed and walked off…

“The Grizzled Young Veterans” Zack Gibson and James Drake made their way onto the stage in suits and shopping bags covering their shoes. Gibson had a microphone in hand and did his usual introduction. He continued by saying that they are champions and locker room leaders, but their general manager thinks it’s funny to force them to a dirty field in front of dirty sweaty goths. The crowd cheered. He told them not to cheer that because it was not a compliment.

Gibson continued by saying the field was full of people that spend hundreds of pounds for a festival ticket but not two pounds for deodorant. He said he’s been at Download for a few days and all he’s heard is a bunch of noise and not one single song or instrument. Gibson continued by saying that they are only going to be there as long as they need to be, and they will face Moustache Mountain but until then they are going to their five star hotel and put their feet up and listen to Ben Howard. He said soon they will return but until then let’s get out of the hell hole. A fun promo to build up the match next week…

A video package aired showing the issues between Rhea Ripley and Piper Niven. A graphic noted that their match will be next week…

Johnny Saint tweeted that Gallus would face The Hunt and Dave Mastiff in two weeks (I was getting a bit worried about Johnny Saint since we hadn’t seen him for a few months now).

2. Xia Brookside defeated Killer Kelly. The match came together due to Killer Kelly abandoning Xia when Jazzy Gabert interrupted their match a few weeks ago. Jinny and Jazzy Gabert came out part way through the match to distract Xia but Brookside came back and got the clean victory. This was a fun match while it lasted but wasn’t long enough to be anything memorable. Both ladies made a great impression with the time they had…

Toni Storm was interviewed backstage and was asked about Kay Lee Ray. Toni said Kay Lee Ray won an opportunity to win the “shiny shiny.” She said it surprises her that she hasn’t announced when she wants the opportunity which is surprising for someone like Kay Lee. She said it doesn’t matter as she will be back in action in two weeks…

3. Ligero defeated Noam Dar. With the amount of times I’ve seen this match on the UK independent scene it’s no surprise that this match was a lot of fun, as they know each other so well. Noam Dar spent a lot of the match playing around with Ligero’s horns which the announcers put over Dar as being a “wind up merchant”. Kenny Williams came out part way through the match with a chair and sat at ringside. After faking a knee injury again, Noam Dar implored Kenny Williams to pass him his chair. Williams looked like he was going to hand the chair to Noam but pulled it away at the last second. With the distraction Ligero rolled up Dar for the victory…

Highlights of last weeks confrontation between Walter and Travis Banks to setup the main event. Vic Joseph confirmed that next week we would see The Grizzled Young Veterans against “Moustache Mountain” Tyler Bate and Trent Seven. Before the main event a tale of the tape was shown to show the size difference between the two (nice touch)…

4. Walter defeated Travis Banks to retain the WWE UK Championship. A brutal match (not in quality terms) with a clean finish to add even more mystique to the big German champion. This wasn’t a dominant performance for Walter with Travis getting a lot of good offence but the story told was simply Walter size was the difference. A worthy main event and Travis also came out looking better despite the loss with the way he was able to hang with the monster champion…

Gleed’s Ramblings: I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but this was another highly enjoyable hour of wrestling from the NXT UK brand. It’s incredible that so much happens in an hour of wrestling to the point that I would argue more moments of note happen in an hour of NXT UK than three hours of Raw. The main event was a typical Walter match and that’s no bad thing with Banks looking good in defeat, but the match you should go out of your way to see is Dar against Ligero. Not only did it setup a feud between Dar and Williams, which I can assure you the matches will be great to watch, but Ligero put in his best performance so far in NXT UK, showing why so many people rate him highly from the UK independent scene.

The one thing I did look for tonight was if I were someone who had never watched NXT UK before, would I feel lost with the storylines, etc. A combination of timely video packages and good announcing means I can truly say that you can watch an episode and catch up right away.

Dot Net Members have exclusive access to Haydn Gleed’s weekly NXT UK audio reviews. For more details, visit PWMembership.net.


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