Date: December 5, 2018
Location: Plymouth Pavilions, Devon, England
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
It’s the second show in the tapings and that means things are starting to pick up while still being fresh. Things are still starting to grow around here and the shows are still entertaining, but they still don’t have the spark that makes it must see. That’s a hard thing to pull off for any company and I’m not sure if it’s going to happen around here. Let’s get to it.
In Memory of Dynamite Kid.
Joseph Conners vs. Dan Moloney
Conners has a much more colorful ring jacket this week. Feeling out process to start as Nigel compares Conners to Jack Torrance from the Shining. With that not working for Conners, he rips on Moloney’s ear, due to having lost half of his own ear in a bar fight and wanting to even things up.
A short arm clothesline gives Conners one and we hit the chinlock as the pro-Moloney chants start up again. Moloney fights up with some running forearms and a spinning spinebuster gets two. That’s about it for Conners though as a sunset bomb into the corner sets up Don’t Look Down for the pin on Moloney at 4:29.
Result: Joseph Conners b. Dan Moloney – Don’t Look Down (4:29)
Isla Dawn wants Rhea Ripley so here’s Ripley to say she already has an opponent for tonight. Dawn better be watching.
Gallus and Moustache Mountain got into a shouting match earlier today with Joe Coffey telling them to bring him his coffee.
Mike Hitchman vs. Dave Mastiff
Hitchman’s early forearms to the head don’t have much effect as Mastiff knocks him down and drives in the elbows. Hitchman is right back by avoiding a charge in the corner and hitting a running shot to the back.
A fishhook crossface chickenwing but Mastiff powers out and throws him down again. That means a big running backsplash but Hitchman slips out of a fireman’s carry. Some running shoulders knock Mastiff into the corner and Hitchman has a shot. That shot is wasted though as Hitchman gets up two feet to block a charge. The Cannonball finishes Hitchman at 4:10.
Result: Dave Mastiff b. Mike Hitchman – Cannonball (4:10)
We look back at Travis Banks being found hurt a few months ago.
Mastiff feels great after his win and praises Hitchman. Eddie Dennis is watching from behind.
Ligero vs. Tyson T-Bone
The bigger T-Bone takes him down by the arm to start before going with a big right hand to rock Ligero. They head outside with T-Bone hammering away as Ligero is stuck up against the steps. The chinlock goes on for a bit until Ligero fights out without much effort. A slingshot Sliced Bread #2 gets two but T-Bone is right back with an exploder suplex and a running hip attack in the corner. Ligero sends him outside for a running flip dive off the apron. Nigel calls T-Bone the King of the Travelers. Ligero finishes him with a top rope splash at 6:32.
Result: Ligero b. Tyson T-Bone – Top rope splash (6:32)
Video on Rhea Ripley.
Here’s Ripley for a chat. She says she’s all about opportunities because her opportunity let her become the first ever NXT UK Women’s Champion. Someone else can have their opportunity tonight so come get your chance of a lifetime.
Women’s Title: Rhea Ripley vs. Candy Floss
Ripley works on the arm to start but Floss is right back with a dropkick to scare Ripley a little. That means a dropkick for two on Floss and it’s already off to the chinlock. Back up and Ripley fires off some shoulders to the ribs in the corner, followed by Riptide to finish Floss at 2:48.
Result: Rhea Ripley b. Candy Floss – Riptide (2:48)
Ripley helps her up and then decks Floss from behind. Floss gets thrown to the floor and no one makes the save.
Earlier today, Flash Morgan Webster and Fabian Aichner set up a match for next week.
Next week: an update on the NXT Tag Team Titles.
Travis Banks vs. Wolfgang
The Coffey Brothers are in Wolfgang’s corner. Banks slugs away and kicks Wolfgang in the ribs but gets his bad shoulder sent into the post. The Coffey Brothers offer a distraction so Wolfgang can get in another shot and we hit the chinlock. Banks fights up and takes it outside again, this time hitting a running double stomp off the apron.
That means another distraction so Wolfgang can run him over. The backsplash sets up a spear for two but Banks kicks him in the face again. That means more Coffey Brothers but Moustache Mountain comes out to take care of them. Banks dives onto everyone anyway and Seven trips Wolfgang to give Banks the pin at 4:16.
Result: Travis Banks b. Wolfgang – Pin after a trip from Trent Seven (4:16)
Joseph Conners b. Dan Moloney – Don’t Look Down
Dave Mastiff b. Mike Hitchman – Cannonball
Ligero b. Tyson T-Bone – Top rope splash
Rhea Ripley b. Candy Floss – Riptide
Travis Banks b. Wolfgang – Pin after a trip from Trent Seven
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 1997 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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