Here’s what WWE is planning for a busy day against New Japan, and before AEW.
With only one show to go before their second TakeOver event on WWE Network next Sat., Aug. 31, the latest episode of NXT UK filled out the card for the show Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
First, Mark Andrews beat James Drake and earned a spot in the Tag Title match. Thanks to this and Flash Morgan Webster’s win last week, Welshmen Andrews & Webster join Gallus’ Wolfgang & Mark Coffey in a Triple Threat against champs Grizzled Young Veterans (Drake & Zack Gibson).
Rounding out the card is a bout set-up by Noam Dar claiming his contract guaranteed him a match at TakeOver: Cardiff? But it didn’t? So he taunted Travis Banks into getting one? This should be a good match, and Alicia Fox’s ex-boyfriend has a really fun, d-bag character, but... the build didn’t do it any favors.
Here’s the line-up WWE will send up against New Japan’s Royal Quest, that could also serve as a warm-up for fans waiting to watch AEW All Out:
- WALTER (c) vs. Tyler Bate for the United Kingdom championship
- Kay Lee Ray vs. Toni Storm (c) for NXT UK Women’s title
- Gallus (Wolfgang & Mark Coffey) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) (c) vs. Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews for the NXT UK Tag Team championship
- Joe Coffey vs. Bomber Dave Mastiff
- Travis Banks vs. Noam Dar
Who’s watching at 2 p.m. ET/7 p.m. BST next Saturday?