Tyler Bate def. Wolfgang
Much to the pleasure of the passionate UK fans, the very first competitor to wear the United Kingdom Championship, Tyler Bate, engaged Wolfgang in NXT UK’s main event.
Despite Wolfgang boasting an 80-pound advantage, the gutsy Bate challenged The Big Brawling Scotsman to a test of strength and did reasonably well before knocking Wolfgang back with a surprise dropkick.
When Bate attempted an airplane spin, however, his larger adversary made him pay for it with a fierce assault that grounded the former titleholder. Although he fought back, Tate’s war-torn midsection prevented him from reclaiming the advantage against his powerful adversary. Instead, Wolfgang concentrated his attack on Bate’s rib area before finally cinching in the bear hug. Bate would break free, though, unleashing a barrage of strikes, and after connecting with a flying elbow off the turnbuckle, he proceeded to use the ropes like a slingshot to deliver three high-octane clotheslines. Bate then hit his second airplane spin attempt and the Standing Star Press, but that still wasn't enough to defeat Wolfgang, who powered back by throwing Bate over his head and hitting a massive Spear for the near-fall.
The competitors took their fight to new heights -- literally -- duking it out atop the turnbuckle. Wolfgang missed the Flying Senton, clearing the way for Bate to close him out with a wicked Tyler Driver '97 for the big victory.