NXT UK’s first TakeOver card is all set

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WWE Network aired the final two episodes of NXT UK filmed last year this afternoon (Jan. 9), and as you’d expect considering the brand’s first ever live special will air Sat., Jan. 12, those shows unveiled the full line-up for TakeOver: Blackpool.

A Toni Storm vs. Rhea Ripley (c) Women’s title match was booked weeks ago (well, most of this was, but without spoilers, we’ve only learned about these pretty recently). That was followed up by last week’s episodes formalizing Joe Coffey vs. Pete Dunne (c) for the WWE United Kingdom championship & Dave Mastiff vs. Eddie Dennis in a No Disqualification match.

Coming into today, we knew one of the two teams who would compete to become NXT UK’s first ever tag champs. After the Grizzled Young Veterans Helter Skeleter-ed Mark Andrews on the ramp and hit Flash Morgan Webster with their double team finisher in the ring, we now know who will challenge former NXT tag titleholders Trent Seven & Tyler Bate…

Moustache Mountain vs. Zack Gibson & James Drake in the finals of a tournament to crown the NXT UK Tag Team champions

And another rivalry made the card as the fifth bout coming our way from the Empress Ballroom at 2PM Eastern…

Travis Banks vs. Jordan Devlin

Mini-Finn Bálor has been circling the Kiwi Buzzsaw for weeks, and their issues came to a head when Devlin appeared draped in New Zealand’s colors to distact Banks during his match, then attacked him afterwards. The announcement of their match in Blackpool was made during a rundown of the card on the final episode.

That’s your line-up for this weekend – enough to get you to punch up the Network on a Saturday afternoon?




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