WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne def. Wolfgang
The incredible U.K. Title Match between champion Pete Dunne and challenger Wolfgang reinforced what the NXT Universe has come to realize: that when the Superstars of WWE’s U.K. roster are in action, it’s appointment television. Yet, overshadowing their fiery battle was the ominous arrival and post-match rush by NXT’s nefarious intruders, Adam Cole, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly, which underscored a different, more sobering reality: As long as Cole, Fish & O’Reilly are on the prowl, nobody is safe.
Before the unruly interlopers stole the attention, all eyes were glued to the hard-hitting battle between The BruiserWeight and The Last King of Scotland. Dunne and Wolfgang’s multi-tooled arsenals were on full display as the championship match evolved from a technical contest waged on the mat to a skin-reddening, smash-mouth medley of suplexes, strikes and clotheslines. Amid the barbaric collisions and throws, Wolfgang took to the air, hitting a tope con hilo followed by a high-arching moonsault.
Despite Wolfgang’s varied attack, the hard-nosed BruiserWeight endured the offensive and eventually nailed Wolfgang with the Bitter End to retain the title. As he celebrated, Cole, Fish & O’Reilly made their presence felt by surrounding the U.K. Champion. Sensing their malicious intent, Dunne struck first with a punch on O’Reilly but was soon overwhelmed by the group. Wolfgang returned to the ring to help his fellow U.K. competitor, but he was also swarmed by the group.
Dunne then slipped out of the ring and began to make his way up the ramp only to stop midway. Appearing to contemplate helping Wolfgang, Dunne raced back toward the squared circle, but instead of re-joining the fray, he simply snatched his U.K. Title off the canvas and returned to the locker room.
Cole, Fish & O’Reilly boasted about their actions and called themselves “undisputed” as they left through the crowd. Meanwhile, a distraught Tyler Bate and Trent Seven entered the ring to check on Wolfgang, the latest victim of the outsiders’ lawless actions.