Something had to give in this collision of two mastodons, and eventually it did. But early on, they were seemingly stunned by the other being able to match their strength, a rare experience for both competitors. Dave Mastiff stymied Rampage Brown in a way we haven't yet seen, catching him off the ropes with a huge bludgeoning strike before hitting a pump-handle suplex that shook the ring.
Answering with a big boot and a lariat, Brown later blasted Mastiff at the leg to cut him down from the second rope. Brown then summoned the strength to plant "Bomber" with the Doctor Bomb, showcasing impressive strength and passing his toughest test yet with flying colors.
Ilja Dragunov may be a changed man if his return to action was any indication. In his first bout in nearly three months since falling short in his bid to dethrone WALTER as NXT United Kingdom Champion, Dragunov went to a scary place after Jack Starz leveled him with a strike to the back of the neck. Transforming almost immediately, The Mad Russian unleashed a ruthless barrage of strikes and ultimately forced a referee's stoppage after repeated elbows to Starz's head.
Coming to his senses after the bell, Dragunov looked remorseful for — and confused by — what he had done to Starz, who lied motionless on the mat.
In a match arranged by tag team partner Kenny Williams, Amir Jordan rose to the challenge against the imposing Tyson T-Bone. Jordan countered T-Bone's pin attempt into a crafty pinning combination of his own, claiming his first-ever singles victory on NXT UK.
With much of the NXT UK Women's division watching on with the rest of the NXT UK Universe, Jinny proved why she had earned the opportunity, dominating Kay Lee Ray behind a methodical pace while deriding her for not being championship material. A title changed appeared imminent as The Fashionista smashed KLR with a huge knee to the face and a short-arm lariat.
But The Scary Queen of Scots struck back, and had Jinny in position for the Gory Bomb until Jinny's associate, Joseph Conners, caused a distraction. Jinny capitalized by hitting the Makeover, however the referee spotted Conners holding KLR's legs down on Jinny's ensuing pin attempt, prompting Conners to be ejected from ringside.
Conners appeared intent on leaving with KLR's title in tow before the champion blasted him with a right hand. Jinny sought to use the championship as a weapon, but was once again foiled by the referee, who grabbed it away. Jinny then felt the wrath of the Gory Bomb, and Kay Lee Ray's record-setting reign continued.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Rampage Brown defeated Dave Mastiff (6:31)
- Ilja Dragunov defeated Jack Starz by referee's decision (5:47)
- Amir Jordan (w/ Kenny Williams) defeated Tyson T-Bone (5:00)
- Kay Lee Ray (c) defeated Jinny (w/ Joseph Conners) to retain the NXT UK Women's Championship (11:07)
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