NXT highlights: Jan. 31, 2018
The BruiserWeight makes clear that he doesn't consider Roderick Strong a serious threat after a tense standoff in the locker room.01/31/2018 - 18:30
Tino Sabbatelli reveals why he left tag team partner Riddick Moss high and dry during their match against Heavy Machinery.04/25/2018 - 15:15
Roderick Strong def. Tyler Bate to become No. 1 contender to the WWE United Kingdom Championship
Having brazenly called out Lars Sullivan two weeks ago, Strong seemed determined to earn an opportunity to face The BruiserWeight for the WWE U.K. Title. The Messiah of the Backbreaker pulled out a plethora of backbreaking slams on Bate, but the young Brit showed true grit with each spirited comeback.
Strong remained committed to keeping his opponent down, however, unleashing a string of maneuvers that even Bate couldn’t overcome.
After connecting with back-to-back knees on Bate’s chin, Strong forcefully spiked the former WWE United Kingdom Champion face-first to the mat. Then he hit the End of Heartache on Bate’s already-tender back for the win and earned himself a WWE U.K. Championship Match against Pete Dunne.