Ligero def. James Drake
Jake Drake began his first NXT UK contest against Ligero with an aggressive brawling approach. Though his masked opponent roared back with a high-octane heal kick, Drake answered by hurling Ligero’s ribs into the top rope with great force before rocking him with an aggressive assault that completely grounded the highflyer.
Nevertheless, Ligero refused to give in and fired back with an earth-shattering Code Red Bomb for a near-pinfall of his own. But when he attempted to take flight off the top rope, Drake charged in, and while the Lucha Libre managed to leap over his pursuer, Drake stopped him with a unique trip and a devastating running kick to the teeth.
Despite Drake’s efforts, the lightning-fast Ligero would not be denied, and the masked competitor used a beautiful back body drop to step Drake up for the Springboard DDT for the victory.