WWE NXT highlights: March 14, 2018

WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne def. Adam Cole by Disqualification

Pete Dunne vs. Adam Cole - WWE United Kingdom Championship Match: WWE NXT, March 14, 2018

The BruiserWeight defends the WWE U.K. crown against Undisputed ERA's outspoken front-man, Adam Cole. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Pete Dunne not only retained his WWE United Kingdom Championship via Disqualification over Adam Cole, but he seemed to find a surprising ally in the process.

The Bruiserweight and The Panama City Playboy’s head-to-head showdown was every bit as punishing as expected, with both Superstars being pushed to their respective limits.

The Birmingham brawler managed to escape near-defeat on multiple occasions, despite attempts at distraction by Cole’s Undisputed ERA partners, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly.

Following a superkick and Last Shot from Cole, Dunne miraculously kicked out of the pinfall attempt before snapping his challenger’s fingers in brutal fashion. The WWE U.K. Champion was about to take advantage before the NXT Tag Team Champions stormed the ring, causing the contest to end in Disqualification.

Undisputed ERA continued their attack on the titleholder until onetime WWE U.K. Championship challenger Roderick Strong came in to make the save. Together, Dunne and Strong not only cleared Undisputed ERA from the ring, but shared what seemed to be a brief moment of mutual respect.

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