WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne def. Joe Coffey; WALTER emerged to seize the spotlight

Pete Dunne flips from the top rope to ground Joe Coffey: NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool (WWE Network Exclusive)

WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne displays his championship pedigree with a high-risk maneuver against Joe Coffey at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool. Courtesy of WWE Network.

In a furious NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool main event, Pete Dunne put his 600-plus day reign as WWE United Kingdom Champion on the line against Gallus’ Joe Coffey.  

Determined to win the title all on his own, The Iron King once against left Mark Coffey and Wolfgang at the top of the ramp as he made his way to the squared circle.

Coffey opened the title fight by slamming Dunne onto the unforgiving ramp, but the champion fired back with a Moonsault off the turnbuckle and onto Coffey on the ringside floor.

The Iron King regained control and soon locked in the Boston Crab, punishing The BruiserWeight with his massive boot until it looked as if the champion had actually passed out for a moment. The resilient Dunne came back to hit his adversary with a forearm off the top rope and followed up with the Bitter End, but Coffey miraculously kicked out!

The brawl soon spilled through the ring ropes yet again, where Coffey hurled the titleholder into the steel ring post and executed a stunning Powerbomb onto the ring apron, sending both men plummeting to the floor. 

Dunne reached deep to kick out of All the Best for the Bells, but Coffey answered in earth-shattering fashion, delivering a devastating spinning Powerbomb to his opponent off the turnbuckle. 

After an epic staredown and a wild exchange of haymakers in the center of the ring, Coffey once again kicked out of Bitter End, but The BruiserWeight instinctively turned Coffey over, grabbing his challenger’s fingers and bending them back until The Iron King was left little choice but to tap out.

Just when it seemed like the show was about to conclude, though, a whole new threat suddenly emerged and sent shockwaves through the Empress Ballroom in the form of WALTER.

WALTER debuts by crashing Pete Dunne's victory celebration: NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool (WWE Network Exclusive)

WALTER arrives unannounced at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool and sends a message to WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne by making an example of Joe Coffey. Courtesy of WWE Network.

After WALTER stood toe-to-toe with Dunne, Joe Coffey re-entered the ring to confront WALTER, and the destructive competitor suddenly leveled Coffey with a big boot before returning his attention to the WWE United Kingdom Champion. After a pulse-pounding staredown, WALTER nodded at Dunne, seemingly showing him respect before making his exit and giving the ring to the titleholder at the conclusion of the first-ever NXT UK TakeOver.

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