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NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff was a professional wrestling show and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their NXT UK brand. It took place on August 31, 2019, at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales and was streamed live on the WWE Network. It was the second event promoted under the NXT UK TakeOver chronology, after NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool.

Six matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Walter retained the WWE United Kingdom Championship against Tyler Bate. Other matches included Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster defeating former champions Zack Gibson and James Drake and Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang) in a triple threat tag team match to win the NXT UK Tag Team Championship, and Kay Lee Ray defeated Toni Storm to win the NXT UK Women's Championship.

Production

Background

NXT TakeOver is a series of professional wrestling shows that began on May 29, 2014, when WWE's NXT brand held their second live special on the WWE Network. The NXT UK brand debuted in August 2018 and subsequently adopted their sister brand's TakeOver specials, beginning with NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool in 2019. At NXT TakeOver: XXV, WWE announced that a second NXT UK TakeOver would take place in Cardiff.

Storylines

The card included matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches, with results predetermined by WWE's writers on the NXT UK brand. Storylines was produced on the NXT UK television program.

On the June 19 episode of NXT UK, Kay Lee Ray won a battle royal for an opportunity to face Toni Storm for the NXT UK Women's Championship at a time of her choosing by last eliminating Xia Brookside. On the July 17 episode of NXT UK, Ray interrupted Storm and announced that their title match would take place at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff.

On the July 3 episode of NXT UK during Moustache Mountain's NXT UK Tag Team Championship match, Imperium interfered and attacked and injured Tyler Bate. On the July 31 episode of NXT UK, Bate returned and attacked Imperium and a NXT UK Championship match between Walter and Tyler Bate was made for NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff.

On the August 7 episode of NXT UK, Gallus and Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster wanted to face Grizzled Young Veterans for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship. Later in that episode, Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan had to prove themselves in order to make the match a triple-threat tag team match at NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff. Webster defeated Gallus' Mark Coffey on the August 14 episode and Andrews defeated James Drake on the August 21 episode making it a triple-threat tag team match at NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff.

Match Preview

Toni Storm vs. Kay Lee RayPreview
Walter vs. Tyler BatePreview
Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster vs. GallusPreview
Dave Mastiff vs. Joe CoffeyPreview
Travis Banks vs. Noam DarPreview

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Referees

See also

External links

NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff previews

Toni Storm v Kay Lee RayWalter v Tyler BateGrizzled Young Veterans v Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster v GallusDave Mastiff v Joe CoffeyTravis Banks v Noam Dar

NXT UK Takeover

BlackpoolCardiff

2019 World Wrestling Entertainment NXT pay-per-views

BlackpoolCardiff

2019 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views

BlackpoolTakeOver: PhoenixRoyal RumbleElimination ChamberFastlaneTakeOver: New YorkWrestleManiaMoney in the BankTakeOver: XXVSuper Show-DownStomping GroundsExtreme RulesTakeOver: Toronto IISummerSlamTakeOver: CardiffClash of ChampionsHell in a CellCrown JewelTakeOver: WarGamesSurvivor SeriesStarrcadeTLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs

WWE NXT Results
2018 List of NXT UK results

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2019 List of NXT UK results

1/21/21/91/9Blackpool1/161/231/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/1411/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26

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