Travis Banks vs. Jordan Devlin ended in Double Count-out
After a pre-match brawl left Travis Banks unable to compete against Jordan Devlin at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool, the two competitors finally collided in a return match in this week’s NXT UK main event.
Although The Kiwi Buzzsaw got the best of his opponent in brawl that stretched into the crowd in the early moments of the emotionally charged main event, The Irish Ace took charge by concentrating his attack on Banks’ already-injured knee, as well as his lower back and right arm, in an effort to systematically dismantle his opponent. As the two competitors battled on the ring apron, Devlin suddenly hit a devastating Spanish Fly off the apron and onto the ringside floor. After both athletes barely beat the count back into the ring, the resilient Banks used incredible adrenaline to stand right up after suffering a second Spanish Fly, responding with a devastating clothesline that completely took out his adversary.
Both competitors pulled out all the stops as the battle raged on, with Banks lifting his knees to counter Devlin’s moonsault off the top rope before executing the Kiwi Crusher for the near-fall.
Devlin avoided a Slice of Heaven kick and lifted his opponent to attempt Island’s Call, but the exhausted Superstar couldn’t maintain control, and both competitors collapsed through the ropes out to the ringside floor.
After the all-out war, neither battler could get in the ring before the 10-count, and the referee was forced to declare the matchup a double count-out. The bell didn’t stop the action, however, as Devlin and Banks reengaged and battled into the crowd as NXT UK concluded.