Noam Dar def. Travis Banks
Although Travis Banks missed the inaugural NXT UK TakeOver in Blackpool after being attacked by Jordan Devlin back in January, The Kiwi Buzzsaw journeyed to Cardiff ready to take full advantage of the big TakeOver stage against the outspoken Noam Dar.
In the early moments of an explosive contest, Banks seemed to injure his shoulder as well as his knee, and Dar attacked the weak spots like a shark that smelled blood. But the resilient Banks battled through the pain, opening the door for both skilled competitors to leave it all on the mat with an inedible display of high-octane offense that produced near-fall after near-fall. Banks got within an eyelash of victory when he tattooed Dar with a Slice of Heaven off the ring barricade before executing a double stomp off the top rope, but Dar kicked out at the last possible second.
When Banks tried for another Slice of Heaven, The Scottish Supernova tripped him up on the ropes before putting him away with a pinpoint Nova Roller for the three-count.