The 03/27/19 edition of WWE NXT UK, out of the SkyDome Arena in Coventry, England, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #36 of NXT UK by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Jordan Devlin vs. Dan Maloney
This match was short-but-fun and a great way to kick off the show.
Big chops from both men got things started early. Devlin hit his uranage slam/standing moonsault combo for a near fall. After a bit more back-and-forth, Devlin landed a sick ripcord high angle driver to score the pinfall victory.
Winner: Jordan Devlin
Xia Brookside vs. Rhea Ripley
Rhea Ripley dominated the first half of this match, thanks to her size and strength advantage. Xia Brookside fought her way back into this one, but a big slap to the face from Ripley slowed her down.
Brookside landed a top rope crossbody to Ripley, who was on the floor, and the live crowd went crazy. Once things got back in the ring, it was bad news for Xia, as Rhea hit the Riptide to get the win.
Post-match, Rhea called out the entire NXT UK women’s division. She said she was the most dominant woman in the division. Piper Niven, making her NXT UK debut, came out and told Ripley that she wasn’t the most dominant woman in NXT UK anymore and the two and the two had a stare-off to end the segment.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
Mark Andrews vs. Noam Dar
After a fast-paced stalemate to start the match, Andrews hit a big dive to the floor, then a standing corkscrew moonsault in the middle of the ring, which earned him a two count.
Back on the floor, Noam Dar sent Andrews into the steel steps, turning the match back in his favor. Dar then locked in a kneebar, but Andrews made it to the rope to break the hold.
Andrews hit the Stundog Millionaire for a near fall before things got scary. During a Poison Rana attempt, both Andrews and Dar were hurt, and the match was ruled a no contest as a result.
Not sure how much of this was real, but Dar’s knee did legitimately appear to buckle during the move.
Winner: No Contest
Sign the Dotted Line
UK Champion Pete Dunne and WALTER officially signed a contract for their match at TakeOver: New York.
After signing, Dunne said he wants the match just as much as the WWE Universe does. He says NXT UK belongs to him and that WALTER will learn that at TakeOver: New York.
WALTER spoke for the first time as well. He called Pete “Peter,” which was a nice subtle diss. He said he could put Dunne through this table without much effort and that Dunne knows that. WALTER closed up by saying Dunne’s time is up and the Bruiserweight Era is over at TakeOver: New York.