NXT UK results, April 2, 2020: Ilja Dragunov reigns supreme in high-stakes 20-Man Battle Royal
The Mad Russian used pure determination to outlast 19 other Superstars and win the 20-Man Battle Royal, earning himself an opportunity to challenge the NXT UK Champion. Plus, Kay Lee Ray & Jinny defeated Piper Niven & Dani Luna, and Xia Brookside returned to NXT UK to best Amale.
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Kay Lee Ray & Jinny def. Piper Niven & Dani Luna
In the opening matchup, NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray joined forces with Jinny against Piper Niven and up-and-comer Dani Luna. In the final moments, The Fashionista neutralized Niven by hurling her into the steel ring steps. She then delivered a hard right to Luna from the apron and paved the way for The Scary Queen of Scots to hit the Gory Bomb on Luna for the victory.
Xia Brookside def. Amale
Come fly with Xia Brookside! After taking some time off to hone her skills at the Performance Center, the daughter of the great Robbie Brookside battled through an injury to her arm and overcame French newcomer Amale with Broken Wings in a hard-fought contest.
Ilja Dragunov won the NXT UK Championship No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal
In the main event, 20 Superstars competed in a highly-anticipated Battle Royal to determine who would be the next competitor to challenge the NXT UK Champion.
Competitors included Trent Seven, Tyler Bate, Joe Coffey, Ilja Dragunov, Ridge Holland, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin, Alexander Wolfe, Noam Dar, Tyson T-Bone, Dave Mastiff, Kassius Ohno, Travis Banks, Saxon Huxley, Flash Morgan Webster, A-Kid, Kenny Williams, Amir Jordan, Ashton Smith, Oliver Carter and Ligero.
In a total free-for-all filled with great moments, it all came down to Bate against Dragunov. After countering the Tyler Driver ‘97 and flipping the first-ever United Kingdom Champion over the top rope, The Mad Russian hit Tornado Moscow on Bate as he was hanging onto the top rope for dear life and sent him crashing to the ringside floor. Dragunov reigned supreme and earned the right to battle the NXT UK Champion!