NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II

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NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II
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Promotional poster featuring Toni Storm, Kay Lee Ray, Piper Niven, Walter, and Joe Coffey
PromotionWWE
Brand(s)NXT UK
DateJanuary 12, 2020
CityBlackpool, Lancashire, England
VenueEmpress Ballroom
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NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II was a professional wrestling show and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their NXT UK brand. It took place on January 12, 2020 at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, England and streamed live on the WWE Network.[1] It was the third event promoted under the NXT UK TakeOver chronology.

Five matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Walter defeated Joe Coffey by submission to retain the WWE United Kingdom Championship. In ither matches, Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang) defeated Imperium (Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel) and Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake), and Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster in a 4-way tag team ladder match to retain the NXT UK Tag Team Championship, and Kay Lee Ray retained the NXT UK Women's Championship by defeating Toni Storm and Piper Niven in a triple threat match.

Production[edit]

Background[edit]

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.[2] 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. On November 16, 2019 on WWE.com announced that a third NXT UK TakeOver would take place yet again in Blackpool.[1]

Storylines[edit]

The card will include 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.[3][4] Storylines will be produced on the NXT UK television program.

On the November 7 episode of NXT UK, Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster's match ended in a no contest after Gallus and Imperium interfered. On the December 12 episode of NXT UK, Gallus' title match against Imperium's Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner ended in a no contest after Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster and Grizzled Young Veterans brawled. Then, Johnny Saint and Sid Scala came out and announced that Gallus will defend against Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster, Grizzled Young Veterans and Imperium at NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool II in a ladder match.

On the November 28 episode of NXT UK, after Piper Niven's match against Jinny, Toni Storm returned and attacked Kay Lee Ray. Then on the December 5 episode of NXT UK, after Toni Storm's match with Killer Kelly, Ray attacked Storm and Niven came out and helped but Storm however said that she did not need Niven's help. On the December 12 episode of NXT UK, after Kay Lee Ray's match with Isla Dawn, Ray grabbed the mic and talked trash about Storm and Niven only for them to come out and Ray attacked both superstars. As Ray was leaving, Sid Scala announced that Ray will defend her title against Storm and Niven in a triple-threat match at NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool II.

Event[edit]

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Commentators Tom Phillips
Nigel McGuinness
Ring announcer Andy Shepherd
Referees Joel Allen
Chris Sharpe
Chris Roberts
Tom Scarborough
Interviewer Radzi Chinyanganya
Pre-show panel Andy Shepherd
Tom Phillips
William Regal

Preliminary matches[edit]

In the opening bout, Trent Seven faced Eddie Dennis. Dennis performed a Neck Stop Driver on Seven to win.

Next, Kay Lee Ray defended the NXT UK Women’s Championship against Toni Storm and Piper Niven. Storm performed a Frog Splash on Niven but Ray performed a Superkick on Storm. Ray pinned Niven to retain the title.

After that, Tyler Bate faced Jordan Devlin. Bate performed a Corkscrew Senton Bomb on Devlin to win.

Later, Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang) defended the NXT UK Tag Team Championship against Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake), Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster and Imperium (Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel) in a Ladder match. Coffey and Wolfgang retrieved the belts to retain the title.

Main event[edit]

In the main event, Walter defended the WWE United Kingdom Championship against Joe Coffey. Walter performed a Running Front Dropkick on the referee. Coffey performed a Powerbomb on Walter. Alexander Wolfe interfered and performed a Bicycle Kick on Coffey. Ilja Dragunov appeared and performed Torpedo Moscow on Wolfe. Walter performed a Clothesline on Dragunov. Walter threw Coffey into the steel steps and performed a Powerbomb onto the ring apron on Coffey. Walter performed a Short-Arm Clothesline on Coffey for a near-fall. Walter performed a Diving Splash on Coffey for a near-fall. Coffey performed a Discus Clothesline on Walter for a near-fall. Walter performed a Sleeper Suplex and two Powerbombs on Coffey. Walter forced Coffey to submit to a Side Headlock to retain the title.

After the match, The Undisputed Era (NXT Champion Adam Cole, NXT Tag Team Champions Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly and NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong) attacked Imperium. Strong performed a Jumping High Knee on Walter and Cole performed a Superkick on Walter. Fish and O’Reilly performed Total Elimination on Walter. Cole performed a Last Shot on Walter.

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[5]
1UK Joseph Conners defeated A-Kid Singles match[6] 10:17
2UK Dave Mastiff defeated Kassius Ohno Singles match[7] 6:49
3 Eddie Dennis defeated Trent Seven Singles match[8] 8:17
4 Kay Lee Ray (c) defeated Toni Storm and Piper Niven Triple threat match for the NXT UK Women's Championship[9] 13:10
5 Tyler Bate defeated Jordan Devlin Singles match[10] 22:23
6 Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang) (c) defeated Imperium (Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel) and Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake), and Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster 4-way tag team ladder match for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship[11] 24:59
7 Walter (c) defeated Joe Coffey by submission Singles match for the WWE United Kingdom Championship[12] 27:32
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • UK – indicates the match was taped for broadcast on a future episode of NXT UK

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NXT UK set to return to The Empress Ballroom for TakeOver: Blackpool II on Sunday, Jan. 12". WWE. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "James's WWE NXT TakeOver report 5/29: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live special on WWE Network". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  3. ^ Grabianowski, Ed (2006-01-13). "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Powell, Jason. "1/12 NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool II results – Powell's live review of Walter vs. Joe Coffey for the WWE UK Championship, Mark Coffey and Wolfgang vs. Zack Gibson and James Drake vs. Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster vs. Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel in a ladder match for the NXT UK Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  6. ^ Boone, Matt (January 12, 2020). "NXT UK *Spoilers*: Results Of Matches Taped For 1/16 Episode Prior To NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II". dailywrestlingnews.com. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  7. ^ Boone, Matt (January 12, 2020). "NXT UK *Spoilers*: Results Of Matches Taped For 1/16 Episode Prior To NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II". dailywrestlingnews.com. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  8. ^ Garretson, Jordan (January 12, 2020). "Eddie Dennis def. Trent Seven". WWE. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  9. ^ Garretson, Jordan (January 12, 2020). "NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray def. Toni Storm and Piper Niven". WWE. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  10. ^ Garretson, Jordan (January 12, 2020). "Tyler Bate def. Jordan Devlin". WWE. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  11. ^ "NXT Tag Team Champions Gallus def. Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster, Grizzled Young Veterans and Imperium (Ladder Match)". WWE. January 12, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  12. ^ Garretson, Jordan (January 12, 2020). "WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER def. Joe Coffey; Undisputed ERA attacks Imperium". WWE. Retrieved January 12, 2020.

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