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    WWE United Kingdom Brand


    In Early January of 2017 the WWE Held a tournament exclusively in the United Kingdom to crown it's first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion. The tournament would of course culminate with Tyler Bate defeating Pete Dunne to become the first ever WWE UK Champion. Since that time a WWE brand has been long rumored for the UK featuring the finest talent from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. However for reasons unknown as the months began to pass there was little to no word at all in regards to the future of the United Kingdom Brand. However while the brand may not have moved forward at first it doesn't mean some of it's talents didn't including both Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate who gave us all an epic rematch at NXT Takeover: Chicago which ended with Pete Dunne winning the title. Since that time Dunne has featured on several of the WWE's shows including NXT and most recently on an episode of Raw. However now it won't be fleeting appearances here or there for the UK champion as it can now be confirmed that the UK Brand is officially set to air on the WWE network. In the run up to the show wrestlers from all across the UK have been reported to have signed contracts with the promotion.

    Champions
    WWE United Kingdom Champion: Pete Dunne
    WWE United Kingdom Tag Team Champions: Vacant


    Roster
    Adam "Flex" Maxted ~ Belfast, Northern Ireland ~ Flexplex (Jackhammer)
    "The Prestige" Ashton Smith ~ Manchester, England by way of Kingston, Jamaica ~ Superkick
    "The Oddity" BT Gunn ~ Glasgow, Scotland ~ Gunnshot (Springboard Cutter)
    "Worth Every Penny" Charlie Sterling ~ Bristol, England ~ Ace Crusher
    "Calamari Catch King" Chris Brookes ~ Dudley, England ~ Calamari Catch (Octopus Stretch)
    "The Priority" Chris Ridgeway ~ Liverpool, England ~ Fujiwara Armbar
    Clint Margera ~ Wolverhampton, England ~ Death Valley Driver
    "The Human Hate Machine" Dave Mastiff ~ Dudley, England ~ Cannonball Senton
    "The Pride of Wales" Eddie Dennis ~ Cardiff, Wales ~ Severn Bride (Crucifix Buckle Bomb)
    "The Alpha Male" Iestyn Rees ~ Glouchester, England ~ Powerbomb
    "Mr.Mayhem" James Drake ~ Blackpool, England ~ Sit Out DDT
    "The One Man Purge" Jimmy Havoc ~ Camden, England ~ Acid Rainmaker (Wrist Lock transitioned into a short arm lariat)
    "Iron Man" Joe Coffey ~ Glasgow, Scotland ~ Black Coffey (Discus Lariat)
    Jordan Devlin ~ Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland ~ Moonsault
    "Pure Bliss" Josh Bodom ~ Bournemouth, England ~ Lobodomy (Pop Up Knee Strike)
    Kenny Williams ~ Glasgow, Scotland ~ Satellite DDT (Tilt A Whirl DDT)
    "The Dirty Wolf" Kid Lykos ~ Cambridgeshire, England ~ Full Moon (Spanish Fly)
    "Big Menz" Luke Menzies ~ Batley, England ~ Orange Crush Bomb
    "White Lightning" Mark Andrews ~ Cardiff, Wales ~ Shooting Star Press
    "The Real Deal" Mark Coffey ~ Glasgow, Scotland ~ Red Forman (Forearm Smash)
    "The Star Attraction" Mark Haskins ~ Oxford, England ~ Star Armbar (Bridging Fujiwara Armbar)
    "Flash" Morgan Webster ~ Abertilley, Wales ~ Britpop Drop (Fireman's carry neckbreaker)
    "The Showstealer" Nathan Cruz ~ Kingston Upon Hull, England ~ Cruz Control (Inverted Cloverleaf)
    "The Physical Specimen" Oliver Grey ~ Exeter, England ~ Twisting Brainbuster
    "The Bruiserweight" Pete Dunne ~ Birmingham, England ~ The Bitter End (Pumphandle Lift dropped into a Reverse STO)
    Rampage "Bad" Brown ~ Leeds, England ~ Sit Out Powerbomb
    "The Rockstar" Spud ~ Birmingham, England ~ Underdog (Corner Springboard Cutter)
    "All Day Star" Ryan Smile ~ Birmingham, England ~ Frog Splash
    "Mustache Mountain" Trent Seven ~ Wolverhampton, England ~ Seven Stars (Wrist Lock transitioned into a short arm lariat)
    "The Human Fidget Spinner" Tyler Bate ~ Dudley, England ~ Tyler Driver 97 (Sitout Double Underhook powerbomb)
    "The Gypsy" Tyson T-Bone ~ Worchester, England ~ Gypsies' Kiss (Full Nelson Slam)
    "The Regulator" Wolfgang ~ Glasgow, Scotland ~ The Howling (High Angle Senton Bomb)
    "Liverpool's Number 1" Zack Gibson ~ Liverpool, England ~ Shankly Gates (Grounded Top Wrist Lock)

    Tag Teams/Stables
    Ashton Smith and Rampage Brown
    BT Gunn and Wolfgang
    Charlie Sterling and Oliver Grey
    Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos
    Clint Margera and Jimmy Havoc
    James Drake and Zack Gibson
    Joe Coffey and Mark Coffey
    Trent Seven and Tyler Bate


    Other on air personnel
    Andy Shepherd - Ring Announcer
    Doug Williams - Color Commentator
    Joanna Rose - Backstage Correspondent
    John Gooden - Play by Play Announcer
    Katarina Leigh - General Manager


    (Note: Hey guys, Been a while I know since I've like stepped into the world of Wrestling Bookers. This has been a project that has long been at the back of my mind as I am a big advocate of British Wrestling. Which definitely explains the strong presence of European grapplers in all of my previous BTBs haha. Apart from that I know my lay out atm is fairly basic but I will update this given time and ideas. I hope you all enjoy my work with the UK brand!
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    Yass! It's great to see you back man, especially with something like this. I'm surprised no one has tried this before do good luck :D

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    Always good to see Shade back in the BTB game. I’ll try my best to keep up as this has huge potential. Dunno to dominate please! Good luck pal.
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    WWE UK Brand ~ Episode 001 ~ The British are coming
    17/11/17

    Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, England






    For the first time in the history of the WWE Network the latest exclusive programming focusing solely on UK Talent opens up. Starting things out with a video package set to the theme of Dusted by Astroid Boys, this video profiles all the goings on in the run up to this brand's official formation. Starting out with the beginning of it all where Tyler Bate became the first ever UK Champion by beating Pete Dunne in the finals of the UK tournament; the video transitions to clips of several of Bates defenses before finally showing how Bate lost the title to current champion Pete Dunne. The reign of Dunne is heavily featured as clips of his matches not only in WWE against the likes of Wolfgang but also shows some of his title matches outside of the company including his defense of the UK title in ICW. Once the video comes to an end the first ever edition of the UK Brand opens up in the place where it all started The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England. With a small but vocal crowd in attendance for tonight's show after several impressive shots of the set up for the show and the crowd, the cameras take us to the UK Brand's exclusive commentary team comprised of sports and MMA play by play analyst John Gooden as well as a true British wrestling icon who has competed across the world in many big promotions for over 24 years Douglas Williams. Showing tremendous enthusiasm for this night John Gooden hearkened back to the old days of British Wrestling mentioning luminaries such as Giant Haystacks, Mick McManus, Kendo Nagasaki, Big Daddy, Fit Finlay, Mark Rocco, The Dynamite Kid, Davey Boy Smith, Johnny Saint and William Regal among others as true pioneers of British Wrestling before focusing on tonight and what he hoped would be a firm display of the future of British Wrestling. Doug Williams then spoke up as he said that the UK wrestling scene has gone from strength to strength over the years with the days of promoters having to bring past names from American organisations in to sell a card a thing of the past. With that the two men then directed us to the ring where the ring announcer for the UK Brand Andy Shepherd was standing by ready to make an announcement.

    Shepherd: Ladies and Gentleman, Good evening and welcome to the first ever WWE Network exclusive UK Brand show. My name is Andy Shepherd and I will be handling the introductions for this evening. Which brings me to someone who would like to address you all. Going into this night there has been a lot of speculation as to who would be named the General Manager of the UK Brand. It is my pleasure to introduce to a woman who has competed in many of the top promotions in the world including the WWE. A woman who first made her name on the independent scene here in England, and whose name went viral following diving off a balcony onto her opponents.. So please put your hands together for the UK Brand's General Manager... Katarina Leigh!



    There is some respectful applause from the crowd as the general manager's theme begins to play from the titantron. Slowly emerging from the back Katarina Leigh has a confident smirk on her face as she slowly walks down towards the ring. Waters is dressed in a short black top exposing her midriff and black leather trousers. Closely following her is an imposing looking individual who is wearing a plain blood hooded top as well as black track pants. The man is quickly identified by our commentary team as Luke Menzies. Menzies appears to be acting as a bodyguard of sorts for the GM as he hops up onto the apron and holds the ropes open for her to make her way into the ring. Once in the ring Waters is passed a microphone by Andy Shepherd. With that smirk still on her face Waters starts out by talking how great it is to be back. Stating that she was surprised by the opportunity Waters stated that when she got the call to be the general manager she accepted without any hesitation. Calling this promotion the next step in British Wrestling's resurgence Waters promised that she would be a fair general manager whose only goal was to do what was best for this brand and it's fans.



    Before the crowd could cheer her promise, the theme of the current reigning UK Champion Pete Dunne began to play. The reaction to the champion was notably mixed with a smattering of cheers for the Bruiserweight. Walking out onto the stage with his title draped over his shoulder is the confident champion who is paying no attention to the crowd's response. For his part Dunne isn't dressed to compete as he is wearing a long brown over coat on top of a black suit, black tie and white shirt. As Dunne marches down to the ring it is clear by the look of irritation and annoyance in the eyes of the GM that she wasn't expecting him to come out here. Stopping to get a microphone Dunne soon joins the general manager in the ring. Katarina is quick to question what Dunne wants yet despite clearly irritating his boss Pete Dunne does not seem that concerned or bothered by the matter. Instead Dunne slowly takes his time as he responds finally stating that in the run up to this show and right up until this very moment, everyone has been talking about the future of British Wrestling. Yet at no time has anyone mentioned that the future is already here upon us in "The Bruiserweight" Pete Dunne.

    Dunne's arrogance doesn't do him any favors with the crowd who begin to boo nor does it impress our general manager. To her credit Katarina remains calm despite clearly not being happy with the interruption of her speech. Calling Dunne a tremendous competitor and a worthy champion, Katarina Leigh continues the praise by stating that when you look at all the champions affiliated with the WWE there isn't anyone who can be compared to the talents of Pete Dunne. These words make Dunne almost smirk just a little as Katarina takes a step back towards Luke Menzies who has kept a cold, stoic stare on Dunne this entire time. Changing her tune Katarina than states that while professionally she is thrilled with Pete Dunne, personally as a competitor herself she cannot condone his attitude or some of the shortcuts he takes. Dunne doesn't look happy as she goes on to further state that the stunts Pete Dunne pulled in the UK tournament and on NXT will not be tolerated here under her watch. Firing back Pete Dunne states that ever since he started his wrestling his goal was to make people know his name not to make friends. When it came to what he did in the tournament, Dunne states that is exactly what he did as he was the only person on everyone's brain when it was over.



    Just then to a loud cheer from the crowd Tyler Bate's theme song begins to play. In the ring Pete Dunne does not seemed pleased by this whereas Katarina now has a smile on her face. With the crowd singing along as they chant his name, the man affectionately nicknamed "The Human Fidget Spinner" Tyler Bate walks out from the back and onto the stage. Bate is wearing a Black Shirt and Grey Suit trousers as he walks down to the ring. After getting a microphone Tyler calmly enters the ring before shaking hands with the general manager. Slowly Bate then turns to Dunne with a confident smile on his face. Calmly Tyler asks Dunne to repeat himself about his last statement to do with the UK tournament. Once again Pete Dunne reiterates that he was the person everyone was talking about when it was over. This again earns Dunne jeers from the crowd when Tyler Bate counters by saying he is sure the only reason people were talking about Dunne was because that's who Tyler Bate beat in the final to become the first UK Champion!

    The crowd cheers loudly and again they begin chanting for Tyler Bate much to the chagrin of the champion Pete Dunne. Not impressed with the former champion's quip Dunne is quick to mention how he beat him at Takeover. This earns Dunne some more jeers when Bate surprisingly agrees that yes Pete Dunne did in fact beat him at Takeover. However while Dunne did beat him at Takeover there is one thing that Pete Dunne never did which was give Tyler Bate his rematch for the UK Championship. Before Dunne can respond Bate then follows up by telling Pete Dunne to truly prove he is the future and break the tie they have against one another tonight!



    Pete Dunne goes to answer when this time it is Mark Andrews' whose theme song plays out from the titantron. As Tyler Bate begins to look confused in the ring "White Lightning" Mark Andrews walks out onto the stage. As Andrews makes his way down to the ring on commentary both Doug Williams and John Gooden mention that Andrews similarly to Tyler Bate has some history with Pete Dunne. Wearing his ring tights and a black t-shirt Andrews slides under the bottom rope before he grabs himself a microphone. As the ring begins to get crowded general manager Katarina Waters along with Luke Menzies step out to the floor while Pete Dunne has notably put himself in a corner opposite both Bate and Andrews. Before Andrews can speak Tyler Bate respectfully makes it clear that while he thinks Mark Andrews is a tremendous competitor and as well considers him a friend. He cannot help but wonder just what he is doing out here. Andrews who also it has to be mentioned is popular with the audience counters that he is out here for the same reason Tyler is and that is because he wants another match with Pete Dunne.

    As Dunne remains silent in the corner Tyler Bate once more reiterates that he has a lot of respect for Mark Andrews but that he needs to remember. Mark Andrews hasn't just challenged Pete Dunne and come up short in his pursuit of the UK Championship but that he also has come up short against Tyler Bate previously when he faced him. There are several oohs from the crowd as Bate then tells Mark that he can have the next match with the UK Championship that is after he gets his rematch. Finally Pete Dunne speaks up as he calls both men undeserving of a match with him. Branding Tyler Bate's win over him a fluke, Dunne then reminds Andrews of how he beat him up all over Download and even took him out of commission. Andrews fires back calling that the Pete Dunne calling card that he can never beat anyone without attacking them first. This comment aggravates Dunne who states he does what he has to do in order to win and that is why he is the champion and they are not.



    To a cheer from the crowd Trent Seven's theme plays out from the titantron. Dunne sighs in annoyance in the ring as he, Bate and Andrews all turn their attention to the stage. Emerging from the back with a smile on his face is "Mustache Mountain" himself Trent Seven. Marching confidently down to the ring Trent Seven is wearing a black sweater over Dark grey Suit Bottoms. Once he reaches the ringside area Trent Seven nods his head towards the general manager before helping himself to a microphone and climbing into the ring. As Seven gets in the ring Pete Dunne has noticeably moved to out on the apron. Before saying anything Seven adjusts his mustache to the crowd's delight. Jumping right to the chase Trent Seven says he has been in the back watching everything going on and has come out here for not one but two reasons. The first reason is to throw his name in the hat for the next shot at UK Championship. Before any of the other potential challengers can speak up Seven states that while no one currently standing in the ring will agree with that. What they can all agree on having experienced it first hand is deny it all he will but the reason Pete Dunne has to resort to cheap tactics before matches is because he knows deep down that he is not good enough to beat any of them one on one.

    An angry Dunne teases getting back in the ring as he is stared down by all three men. Remaining calm Pete Dunne raises his mic and says he has beaten every single one of them since becoming champion. Stating that the ends justify the means Dunne reminds them that when people look back in the history books at his title reign all it will say is Pete Dunne won. The rest of it doesn't matter. Looking to add insult to injury Dunne brought up the trio's lack of success as of late. This included mocking Tyler Bate for losing on 205 Live to Enzo Amore before also bringing up how Seven and Bate lost to the Undisputed Era. Turning his attentions to Andrews, Dunne called the title in his possession one for real men before disrespectfully telling Andrews to head on over to 205 live to play with the other cruiserweights.



    Dunne's ranting was soon cut off however as Wolfgang's theme began to play. The reaction to Wolfgang was mixed as he walked out onto the stage. Unlike the other competitors Wolfgang chose to remain on the ramp as he walked out with a microphone in hand. Similar to Andrews, Wolfgang was dressed to compete wearing a black singlet with his grey jacket on top of it. While the other competitors showed respect to one another Wolfgang instead directed all of his attention directly on Pete Dunne. Calling it funny that Dunne mentioned the Undisputed Era when he went running that day rather than fight them off. Wolfgang calls Dunne a coward before he states that they have unfinished business. It was here that Wolfgang then turned his attentions on the rest of the group as he said that while he may respect all of them. He has no problem going through all of them if it gets him another crack at Pete Dunne.

    Nodding his head on hearing what Wolfgang had to say Tyler Bate again said that he was due a rematch and that once again similar to Mark Andrews, Wolfgang will have to wait in line as will Trent Seven. Because as Tyler Bate rightly stated he has beaten all three men in the past. Before any of the men could respond our general manager Katarina Leigh finally spoke up once again having surveyed the situation. While stating that Tyler Bate does make a valid point in regards to being owed a rematch. Katarina Leigh stated that this is a new day for the UK Brand which means that granting such a match over other contenders is not the first impression she would like to make. Instead however she will give all four individuals a chance to earn the match they all so desperately crave. As in the main event of this evening it will be Tyler Bate vs Trent Seven vs Mark Andrews vs Wolfgang and the winner will be the number one contender of the UK Championship. The crowd cheers as the announcement is made and the four men set to compete all seem ready for later on this evening while the camera focuses on the stoic face of Pete Dunne who simply shakes his head before hopping off the apron.

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    As the cameras move away from ringside, the cameras take us backstage to the locker room area where the UK Brand's backstage interviewer Joanna Rose is standing by. Decked out in a sleek, black top and blue jeans the charming Joanna Rose is standing by with Jordan Devlin. Devlin is dressed in his ring attire as well as a black leather Jacket, going by the scowl on his face Devlin is not happy. Looking to kick start the interview Joanna Rose quickly asked Jordan what his thoughts where on the announcement of tonight's main event. This question causes Devlin to shoot Joanna a look in disgust before he claims that already in one decision Katarina Leigh has shown herself to be an incompetent leader. With that Devlin states that he has more to get off his chest and he will do so in the ring as opposed to wasting his time with this interview. Much to Joanna's shock, Devlin snatches the microphone from her before he walks off screen.

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    The opening strands of Jordan Devlin's entrance theme begin to play from the titantron. Emerging from the back with a microphone in hand and the same scowl he was wearing in his interview. Devlin marches down to the ring while the crowd jeers and a few smark members of the crowd mocking chant Balor towards him. Once Devlin is in the ring and prepares to talk he takes note of the steadily louder Balor chants. Cutting the crowd odd Jordan Devlin states that he is not Finn Balor, Instead he is better than Finn Balor ever was. Claiming he has some things to get off of his chest Jordan Devlin again criticizes the decision to not include him in tonight's main event. Calling himself a true impact player and the future of the UK Brand, Jordan Devlin demands a chance to show what he is truly capable of right now. The smug and arrogant Devlin then issues an open challenge to anyone in the back to accept his challenge.



    To a decent pop from the crowd the theme of Tyson T-Bone begins to play. Emerging from the back wearing a grey vest and beige jeans is Tyson T-Bone. Sporting an intense glare as he walks down to the ring Tyson T-Bone doesn't take his eyes off of Jordan Devlin the entire time. Once in the ring T-Bone faces off with Devlin before he takes the microphone from him. As the crowd begins a slight T-Bone chant, to their delight T-Bone keeps it short and sweet as he simply says challenge accepted. T-Bone then follows up with a headbutt knocking Devlin to the canvas as the crowd cheers.


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    Match One: Jordan Devlin vs Tyson T-Bone

    The bell rings to start the match and Jordan Devlin rolls out of the ring and to the floor having been wobbled by the headbutt. Looking to keep up his offense Tyson T-Bone follows Jordan Devlin out to the floor and literally is thrown from pillar to post by T-Bone who sends him both into the ring apron as well as the guard rail and the ring post. Continuing this wave of offense T-Bone begins to unload on Devlin with punches and elbows before he finally tosses Devlin into the ring. This looked to be a turning point in the contest as Devlin rolled out onto the apron before T-Bone looked to bring him to his feet. Jordan landed a kick to the face of T-Bone wobbling him. From here it was Devlin's turn on offense with Devlin showing some aggression as he hit T-Bone with some stiff kicks and scored a close near fall with a double stomp. Looking to finish T-Bone, Devlin dragged him to his feet but this proved to be a mistake of sorts of T-Bone hit him with a nasty headbutt. The force of this blow backed Devlin all the way up into the corner. Looking to mount some more offense T-Bone began pounding away on Devlin with punches until the referee stepped between them. As T-Bone backed up he was met with a superkick directly to the jaw by Devlin. T-Bone goes down and Jordan follows up by springing up to the top rope and jumping back with a beautiful moonsault on T-Bone. The crowd cannot help but be impressed as Devlin then makes a cover for the win.

    Shepherd: And the winner of the match Jordan Devlin!

    After getting his arm raised in the air by the referee, Jordan Devlin adds a couple of stomps to the downed T-Bone for good measure. Once he has knocked T-Bone out of the ring Jordan Devlin resumes his celebration much to the crowd's chagrin.

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    Following the match a video recap of the opening segment airs along with thoughts and opinions on the match by both Doug Williams and John Gooden. Once the video comes to an end the cameras take us to a corridor in the arena. Standing by texting on his phone in Tyler Bate. As Bate finishes up texting he looks up from his phone to see a smiling Trent Seven approaching him. The two friends as well as tag team partners shake hands with one another before conversation turns to tonight's match. Looking to clear the air Trent Seven makes it clear that he agrees Tyler Bate is due a rematch but he calls tonight and this match business. Nodding his head Tyler Bate agrees that tonight is just business and nothing personal. The two then shake hands once again before wishing one another luck and parting ways.

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    Having had an unsuccessful first attempt at an interview earlier on this evening, Joanna Rose to her credit remained undaunted as she walked down the corridor before heading into the office of Katarina Leigh. With Luke Menzies standing closely by the GM was all smiles on seeing Joanna Rose walk in. Standing by with the general manager Joanna Rose it was now time for the general manager to give the world an exclusive announcement. Turning to her desk Katarina Leigh reaches for a large briefcase. Flicking the locks up to open the case Katarina then pulls out not one but two championship titles that were neatly held inside the briefcase. Holding the titles in the air as she turns back to Joanna Rose, Katarina Leigh then formally introduces us all to the UK Brand's Tag Team Championships. Still holding the titles high in the air as she beams with pride Katarina takes great pleasure in then announcing that starting from next weeks show there will be a tag team title tournament to crown the first ever UK Tag Team Champions.

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    Match Two: Adam Maxted vs Kenny Williams


    Back to ringside now for the second contest of the evening as Adam 'Flex' Maxted battled Kenny Williams. As the opening stages of the match begun on commentary both Doug Williams and John Gooden were quick to put over the talents of Kenny Williams. Meanwhile Doug Williams especially was harsh in his critique of Maxted as he called him a reality TV star with a lot to prove. Unfortunately for Maxted it wasn't just Williams on commentary who held him to little standard as the crowd were also harsh on Flex. The match itself wasn't anything to right home about sadly either with Maxted failing to impress. The finish of the match was the only highlight with Kenny Williams able to secure the win following the Satellite DDT.

    Shepherd: And the winner of the match Kenny Williams!

    The crowd cheers as Kenny Williams climbs to his feet in the ring. As the commentary team continue to hype up the young man from Scotland's talents. A dejected Adam Maxted falls out of the ring and to the floor.

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    Following several replays of Kenny Williams' victory the cameras take us towards the front entrance of the building. Standing by talking to a couple of female fans is "The Prestige" Ashton Smith. The young, brash not to mention cocky ladies man looks to be making some headway with both girls when suddenly he is snatched by the collar by an irritated Rampage Brown. With the women running for cover Ashton pushes Brown's hands away as he demands to know why he is messing his game up. The intense Brown responds that he needs Ashton to focus ahead of their tag team match next week. Rampage follows up by saying that he isn't prepared to carry anyone which is why he needs to know that his tag team partner is fully focused on chasing gold not women. Brushing Rampage off Smith tells him that he will be ready. This appears to be good enough for Rampage who warns him that he better be before he barges past Smith and heads into the building.

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    Clips and Highlights then play of a man astute NXT Fans may remember from the brand's early days. As part of a tag team along with Neville, Oliver Grey made history in NXT as he became apart of the team which first claimed the NXT Tag Team Championships. While these clips play a voice over of a pre taped interview with Oliver Grey plays in the background. Calling that title win the pinnacle of his career Oliver Grey then mentions how he never lost the NXT Tag Team Championships. Going further to say winning those titles felt like the highest of highs Oliver Grey carried on by saying what followed next was his heart breaking lowest of lows. Explaining how he tore his ACL and was out of action for over a year Grey stated he came back too soon and not long after his time with WWE was done. That is until now as Oliver Grey is back and he is ready to again enter the WWE history books as the first ever WWE UK Tag Team Champions. Introducing his tag team partner Charlie Sterling. Oliver Grey closes by saying that this time those titles are staying with him.

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    Match Three: Iestyn Rees vs Dan Moloney

    Those who watched the WWE UK tournament may have remembered Dan Moloney for the match he had with Mark Andrews. Looking to get back on the right track here Moloney found himself in the unenviable task of going up against the imposing and dangerous Iestyn Rees. This match was very much a showcase for Rees who dominated the majority of the match up. After crushing Moloney with a spear, Iestyn Rees wrapped things up with an impactful powerbomb for the victory.

    Shepherd: And the winner of the match Iestyn Rees!

    Andy Shepherd makes the announcement while on commentary both Doug Williams and John Gooden rave about the talents of Rees. Climbing to his feet in the ring Rees then gets his arm raised in the air before the referee checks on the downed Moloney.

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    Having packed his gear away following his victory against Adam Maxted earlier on this evening Kenny Williams pulls his suitcase along behind him as he walks towards the exit. But as Williams begins to near the door he stops as Mark Haskins steps out between him and the exit. With an arrogant, smug smirk on his face Mark Haskins slowly and insincerely claps his hands together. With insincerity pouring off of him Haskins congratulates Williams on his win. Calling Williams' win over a 'Z List' reality star the pinnacle of his career. Mark Haskins then begins to turn serious as he starts to issue Williams a warning. Telling Williams not to let that win get to his head, Mark Haskins brands Kenny a big fish in a small pond but that if he thinks it means anything to Haskins. Than he has to be aware that stepping up against someone like "The Star Attraction" is akin to being thrown into a Shark Tank. With that the smug Haskins brushes past Williams as he walks towards the locker room.

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    Main Event: Tyler Bate vs Trent Seven vs Wolfgang vs Mark Andrews

    Returning to the ring it was now time for the main event of the evening. Announced at the start of the show this match would feature four of the UK Brand's most popular stars in Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, Wolfgang and Mark Andrews facing off for a chance to be named the number one contender for the UK Championship. With this match deciding his next challenger the champion Pete Dunne elected to join commentary for this match. As one might expect from The Bruiserweight he didn't really have anything complimentary to say about any of the competitors or Doug Williams for that matter. In regards to the contest itself all four men put in a very good account of themselves as the fans were treated to numerous big spots and some impressive dives. The closing stretch was equally thrilling as a fired up Trent Seven backdropped Wolfgang over the ropes and onto the apron before he was able to wobble Mark Andrews with a spinning backfist. Looking to put Andrews away Seven had him ready for the Seventh Heaven when Tyler Bate was able to blast him with a rolling wheel kick directly to the top of the head. Trent backed up towards the ropes and Bate proceeded to attempt a crossbody block which sent both men toppling out to the floor in a nasty spill. With the still dazed Andrews in a heap in the ring Wolfgang capitalizes by making the climb to the top rope before he connects with the Howling for the victory!

    Shepherd:
    And the winner of the match Wolfgang!


    The crowd gives Wolfgang some respectful applause as the announcement is made. As Wolfgang climbs to his feet in the ring both Doug Williams and John Gooden are quick to praise his awareness in picking up the win as he capitalized on Tyler Bate eliminating himself and Trent Seven. Following a few replays shown of highlights from the match the cameras focus on the stoic champion at ringside who stands up from behind the table and slowly takes his title in raising the championship in the air. The show then closes with Wolfgang looking down at the champion from the ring while he declares that this time the title will be his.



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    Introducing the Teams!

    Following the announcement that starting from next week's show there would be a Tag Team Tournament to crown the first ever WWE United Kingdom Tag Team Champions. An article has been posted to WWE.com. This article serves as an introduction for the eight teams who are set to compete as part of the tournament. They are as followed.

    Adam Maxted and Jordan Devlin

    Two individuals who competed on this past week's show. The duo of Adam Maxted and Jordan Devlin may not have had similar success in regards to the results of their contests with Devlin beating Tyson T-Bone while Maxted was defeated by Kenny Williams. Yet despite this the two men do share some similar qualities in that they both feel entitled to opportunities here on the UK Brand. Which is why they have been paired together by our general manager Katarina Leigh for this tournament. But will the reality TV star Maxted and the outspoken Devlin be able to coexist with one another in the ring?

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    Ashton Smith and Rampage Brown

    One of the more established teams in the tournament. The duo of Rampage Brown and Ashton Smith have proven themselves to be a team which compliments one another despite their many, many differences. Brown for his part one of the most experienced and feared men on the UK scene brings the hard hitting, power to the team while Smith brings with him speed, athleticism and youthful exuberance. While their contrasting styles in the ring do in fact compliment one another. Lately their contrasting attitudes out of the ring appear to be causing some friction with Brown wanting Smith to be fully focused on match. While Smith seems to be partially focused on the parties and the girls. Despite this friction be sure that once these two step in the ring they can beat any other team on any given night.

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    British Strong Style {Tyler Bate and Trent Seven}

    Potentially one of the favorite teams to win the entire thing. WWE fans will be familiar with both Trent Seven and Tyler Bate with Bate of course being the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion. What they may not be familiar with is the duo's success outside of the WWE as part of a team known as British Strong Style. This includes multiple tag team title reigns all across the UK. Entering this tournament will not only give the duo a chance to add another accomplishment to their already impressive resumes but it will also give the two men a chance to get back on the same page after they both unsuccessfully competed on this past week's show to earn another crack at the UK Champion Pete Dunne.

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    Charlie Sterling and Oliver Grey

    Those familiar with NXT's history may in fact remember the name of Oliver Grey. The UK standout and veteran was in fact apart of the first ever NXT Tag Team Champions along with his partner Neville. Unfortunately before he could defend the titles a crippling injury ruled him out of his title and he was replaced with Corey Graves. After his departure from WWE later that year Oliver Grey set about finding himself a new tag team partner as he remained hungry to redeem himself and replicate his success in winning titles. This would bring him to the talented young man known as Charlie Sterling. With the duo proving themselves very much to be on the same page not to mention like minded if not slightly arrogant individuals.

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    Dave Mastiff and Nathan Cruz

    Two of the more experienced individuals on the UK scene. Both Nathan Cruz and Dave Mastiff each hold ten plus years of experience on the UK independent scene. Along the way both men have had some great success in many promotions without really crossing paths. That is until they met in Progress Wrestling and it was here the two first crossed paths and united for the first time. Now the two will unite once more as a team in this tournament with each man being very outspoken on social media that they was angry about being overlooked as a potential number one contender for Pete Dunne's UK Championship. Similar to Smith and Brown, these two are a combination of power and speed with contrasting attitudes thanks to the brashness of Cruz and the no nonsense take no prisoners Mastiff.

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    Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson)

    A team who will definitely rub people the wrong way are the duo of James Drake and Zack Gibson aka Grizzled Young Veterans. Fans may remember James Drake from the UK tournament as well as a recent appearance on 205 live. However for those not familiar with Zack Gibson aka "Liverpool's Number 1". What you can expect is a man as talented as he is out spoken. While normally in cases with two men with egos as broad such as these two you might expect friction. In this case both Drake and Gibson truly compliment one another as a team. This includes a shared willingness to bend if not break the rules when they see fit making them a dangerous team and one of the favorites to go all the way.

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    New Age Kliq {BT Gunn and Wolfgang}

    With his victory in the main event of the previous show earning him a UK Championship Match in the future. You would be forgiven for thinking that Wolfgang might want to rest up ahead of such a big match. Instead the Scottish grappler has contacted old friend and ally BT Gunn in an effort to become the first ever United Kingdom Tag Team Champions. An experienced veteran of the game Gunn has been both a friend and a foe to Wolfgang in the past with both men clearly not having an issue in stepping in the ring against one another. However as a team they are able to put these differences aside and make for a tremendous duo. Should Wolfgang be victorious in this tournament and also against Pete Dunne he will cap off an impressive year by joining the exclusive list of WWE luminaries to hold two championships at the same time.

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    The Coffey Brothers {Joe Coffey and Mark Coffey}


    Finally rounding out the tournament will be The Coffey Brothers. From Scotland the brother duo of Joe Coffey and Mark Coffey are one of the hardest hitting duos to enter this tournament as well as the WWE United Kingdom Brand as a whole. While the two have not teamed consistently lately on the UK scene with both having great success on their own or with other partners. As a team the brother's truly shine together and will look to add another title reign under their belts here in this tournament.





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    Re: WWE United Kingdom Brand


    WWE UK Brand ~ Episode 002 ~ 2+2=5
    24/11/17

    Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, England




    With the opening strands of Dusted by Astroid Boys playing in the background the second edition of the WWE Network exclusive UK Brand begins. Kicking things off as the theme continues to play in the background is a video package which details many of the key events which happened in the previous episode. This includes the revelation that the general manager of the brand will in fact be former WWE women's wrestler Katarina Leigh along with her announcement of a number one contenders fatal four way match that very evening. Following this clips of some of the matches from the past week's show are also profiled including Jordan Devlin vs Tyson T-Bone as well as the main event in question which would see Wolfgang overcome Tyler Bate, Trent Seven and Mark Andrews to become the number one contender for the WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne. The closing moments of the video package very much previewed this coming show as a replay of Katarina's announcement in regards to the United Kingdom Tag Team Championships was shown. Closing the video with one last shot of the titles the show officially then opened up inside the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England. Several different angles of the vocal crowd in attendance are shown in what is for now the home base of the UK brand before the cameras take us directly to the commentary team for this evening's show. With broad smiles on their faces the duo of John Gooden and Douglas Williams formally introduce us to the show before they begin to promote the beginning of the United Kingdom Tag Team Championships. Further highlighting tonight's importance Williams points out a few British Wrestling luminaries in the crowd watching on including Brian Dixon, Robbie Brookside and Mark Rocco.

    Match One: James Drake and Zack Gibson vs Nathan Cruz and Dave Mastiff

    Opening up the show would be the first of four tag team matches this evening and it would feature the duo known as the Gizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) taking on two of the more experienced UK talents on the roster Nathan Cruz and Dave Mastiff. True to form for those familiar with them it did not take long for the duo of James Drake and Zack Gibson to rub both their opponents and the entire crowd in attendance the wrong way with their bad attitudes as well as antics. Much to the crowd's delight however after a brief spell in which Gibson and Drake worked over Nathan Cruz, Cruz was able to make the tag out to Dave Mastiff. The no nonsense powerhouse much to everyone's delight tossed both Drake and Gibson all over the ring in an impressive display of power. Reeling after a series of suplexes at the hands of Mastiff the duo fled to the floor in order to regroup while Dave tagged out to Cruz. Taking out both men with a suicide dive it appeared that Cruz and Mastiff very much could upset the odds and take out one of the tournament favorites. Unfortunately after tossing Drake in the ring Cruz looked to climb through the ropes when Gibson snatched his foot. This distracted both Cruz and the referee as Mastiff then chased Gibson around the ringside area. In this distraction Drake kicked the middle rope to low blow Cruz in a calculated cheap shot. With Cruz caught off guard a sit out DDT followed which gave Drake and Gibson the win.

    Shepherd: And the winners of the match James Drake and Zack Gibson!

    The crowd erupts into boos as the announcement is made and James Drake pops to his feet in the ring. Drake is soon joined by his partner Zack Gibson and the two quickly get their arms raised in the air by the referee. While Gibson again mouths off to the dismay of the crowd James Drake motions for the titles using his hands round his waist. All the while Dave Mastiff checks on Cruz outside the ring.

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    After a replay of some of the key moments leading up to the finish of the opening contest plays. The cameras take us backstage towards one of the dressing rooms in the building. Standing by along with the UK Brand's interviewer Joanna Rose is one of the two teams set to compete in the main event this evening The New Age Klique (Wolfgang and BT Gunn). Following his victory on the previous show Wolfgang is brimming with confidence ahead of his and BT Gunn's match tonight against British Strong Style (Tyler Bate and Trent Seven). Appearing to be all business BT Gunn makes it clear that standing in front of Joanna Rose right now are not only the future United Kingdom Tag Team Champions but also in Wolfgang the future United Kingdom Champion. As Wolfgang smirks on hearing this BT Gunn turns to Wolfgang and reminds him that while they are friends and while they are partners. He wants Wolfgang to know that regardless of being tag team champions when Wolfgang wins that title he wants the first shot at it. Nodding his head Wolfgang agrees to the challenge and says that once he beats Dunne, Gunn can have that match anytime he wants!

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    Another replay from last week's main event then plays this time focusing in on a key moment towards the end of the contest where it looked like Trent Seven may have had things won only for his friend and partner Tyler Bate to intercept and send both men falling to the floor. Footage filmed from earlier on in the evening then shows Tyler Bate making his arrival to the building but as he steps out his car he finds Trent Seven is already there waiting for him. As the two begin to discuss their match in the main event against Wolfgang and BT Gunn it looks like there is some noted tension between them following the previous week's show. That is at least until Seven speaks up and calls last week simply a rough night for them both before promising to look ahead to their future as Tag Team Champions. This seems to put an end to the tension as the two friends shake hands before walking into the building together.

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    Match Two: Ashton Smith and Rampage Brown vs Joe Coffey and Mark Coffey

    Returning to ringside it was now time for the second contest of the evening and it would see the experienced duo of Ashton Smith and Rampage Brown take on the Coffey Brothers. Despite concerns that Ashton Smith and Rampage Brown may not be on the same page they proved that following their run in last week. Everything between the two was in fact copacetic. This would lead to a hard hitting affair between the two and the Coffey brothers with the crowd very much torn between the two teams. Following a length period where Ashton Smith found himself at the mercy of the Coffey Brothers, a fired up Rampage Brown made the tag in and began to unload on the two. Sadly while he was impressive in these fleeting moments this was the beginning of the end for Smith and Brown in this contest as clearly having felt the match was won thanks to the efforts of Brown, Ashton Smith took his eye off the ball and began flirting with a couple of girls at ringside. Distracted by his partner actually taking selfies with people outside of the ring Rampage Brown was leveled with Black Coffey by Joe which was enough for the Coffey Brothers to take the win.

    Shepherd: And the winners of the match Joe and Mark Coffey!

    The crowd cheers as the announcement is made and Joe Coffey climbs to his feet in the ring. Joe is joined by his brother Mark and the two begin their celebration all the while a stunned Ashton Smith returns his focus to the ring. Shocked at what as happened Ashton looks to check on Rampage Brown. Brown slowly begins to get to his feet before he comes face to face with his partner. A hard shove then follows to the chest of Ashton knocking him to the ground before Rampage Brown storms backstage.

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    Another replay from the previous week's show is then shown with the focus this time on Kenny Williams and his victory over Adam Maxted as well as his later confrontation with Mark Haskins. With the arrogant Haskins talking down to him last week and calling him an inferior talent to himself. It is clear these words did not sit well with Williams who returned the favor this week as he confronted Mark Haskins in the dressing room. Reminding Mark of his words last week, Williams states that he is a lot of things but a coward is not one of them. As Haskins smirks and quips that Williams cannot be stupid enough to challenge him. His smirk soon fades as Kenny slaps him hard across the face. Haskins takes a step back from being stunned by the blow while Williams challenges him to a match next week.

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    Before the next contest of the evening the cameras take us one of the main corridors of the building where a focused Jordan Devlin is in the middle of warming up ahead of his match tonight. Soon joining Devlin is his tag team partner for the evening Adam Maxted. The brash reality star looked to talk to his disinterested partner ahead of their match tonight. Claiming that last week was an absolute fluke Maxted looked to talk himself up to Devlin as he proclaimed that tonight things would go a lot differently. Devlin meanwhile as Maxted was sounding off just glared at him and clearly had no interest in anything Maxted had to say. In fact rather than respond to Maxted's comments or his attempt to bond with his partner via a fist bump, Devlin just walked away looking irritated with the man he is set to team with as part of the tag team tournament.

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    Match Three: Adam Maxted and Jordan Devlin vs Charlie Sterling and Oliver Grey


    With two tournament matches already completed it was now time for the third tag team tournament match of the evening. This one would feature the duo of Oliver Grey and Charlie Sterling team to face the rather makeshift pairing of Adam Maxted and Jordan Devlin. Following their earlier appearance in the show it was no surprise that Devlin and Maxted were not on the same page in this contest with both men wrestling as individuals as opposed to being apart of a team. Also not surprising was the level of hate the two got from the crowd in attendance with the crowd vocal in their disdain for Devlin while harboring little respect for Maxted. The match itself was a decent bout with both teams having their moments and surprisingly as it went on it appeared that Devlin and Maxted became more willing to work alongside each other in order to win despite their contrasting personalities. Unfortunately it would be this clash that cost the team as Maxted and his arrogance clearly pushed Devlin too far as the Irish Man not only refused to tag in near the end but also stoically just watched on as Oliver Grey put him away with a brain buster.

    Shepherd: And the winners of the match Charlie Garrett and Oliver Grey!

    The crowd cheers as the announcement is made while Oliver Grey and Charlie Garrett get their hands raised by the referee. Meanwhile Jordan Devlin hops down off of the ring apron before he reaches under the ropes and forcefully pulls Adam Maxted to the floor. Maxted hits the floor with a thud before Devlin picks him up once more and throws him hard into the ring steps. With his partner down Devlin then storms backstage.

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    Returning to the dressing room area Joanna Rose is standing by with "The Alpha Male" Iestyn Rees. An imposing presence as always Iestyn Rees has a proud smirk on his face while Joanna Rose brings up his impressive victory on the past show. When asked what is next for him, Iestyn Rees is quick to respond that last week was an appetizer. Full of confidence Rees states that what we saw last week is going to be very much the same in his match next week. Promising to beat down and destroy everyone he is put against. Iestyn Rees closes out this interview with a warning to both Pete Dunne and Wolfgang as he makes it clear that regardless of who wins their upcoming title match. They won't be holding that belt for long because he will be coming right for them!

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    Before we can return back to ringside John Gooden reports that we are heading to the General Manager's office. As the cameras reach the office of Katarina Leigh, the general manager is shown to be in an irritable mood as she is seated across from a complaining Adam Maxted. While her associate Luke Menzies simply stares down Maxted from the corner of the room. Maxted remains fully in his tirade as he complains about the deck being stacked against him tonight. Branding Jordan Devlin a dead weight who cost him their match and cheap shotted him afterwards. Maxted goes on further to re-demand entry into the tag team tournament with a partner of his choosing this time round. Having heard enough of Maxted's complaints Katarina cuts him off before reminding him that he is currently 0-2 in the UK Brand. Stating that she will not add him back in the tournament. Leigh instead gives Maxted another offer this being one of revenge as she offers Maxted a match next week with Jordan Devlin. Quickly the smug Maxted accepts the match before finally leaving the office much to the relief of the GM.

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    Main Event: BT Gunn and Wolfgang vs Trent Seven and Tyler Bate

    Finally it was time for the main event of the evening and it was of course the final first round match up of the tag team tournament. This match would feature two of the more established teams in the tournament as well as three of the men who competed in last week's main event. Adding to the intrigue of this match was the fact that yet again just like last week Pete Dunne was on commentary. Similar to last week Dunne was his usual dismissive, insulting self as he had little good to say about anyone in the match or yet again Doug Williams on commentary. As you'd expect from the caliber of the individuals involved in this match this was a real solid contest with both teams putting in a great account for themselves. BT Gunn in particular impressed the crowd's in his first appearance in WWE ring. Following their meeting earlier in the night it seemed Bate and Seven were on the same page however a brief miscalculation between the two nearly changed all of that as Bate inadvertently laid out his partner following a spinning heel kick following a duck from Wolfgang. Wolfgang would quickly capitalize and plant Bate with a DDT for a close near fall. Luckily despite this miscalculation Bate and Seven managed to stay on the same page with Seven in fact putting himself at risk to stop a two on one assault on Bate outside of the ring with a big suicide dive onto BT Gunn and Wolfgang. With Wolfgang down outside of the ring Seven rolled the legal man BT Gunn into the ring before picking him up. A seven stars lariat would quickly follow while Wolfgang climbed to his feet outside of the ring. As Seven made the cover Wolfgang tried to get in the ring when Pete Dunne grabbed his ankles while he slid under the bottom ropes. Seven and the referee are totally unaware as the ref counts the three.

    Shepherd: And the winners of the match Tyler Bate and Trent Seven!

    The crowd despite the cheap finish gives Seven a loud cheer while he gets to his feet. Trent is joined by Tyler Bate and the two begin to celebrate their win. Meanwhile Wolfgang having gotten his feet free from Dunne's grasp slides back out of the ring after the champion. But just as he gets near the champion he is met with the UK title directly between the eyes. Wolfgang falls in a heap while Pete Dunne stands over him. Quickly both Tyler Bate and Trent Seven rush out of the ring to chase Dunne off while the crowd boos. The show then comes to a close with the referee checking on the downed Wolfgang while Pete Dunne watches on from the stage.


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    WWE UK Brand ~ Episode 003 ~ Hungry like the Wolf
    1/12/17

    Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, England




    Dusted by Astroid Boys plays in the background as the latest edition of the WWE Network exclusive UK Brand begins. Starting out this weeks' show is a video package which highlights all of the key moments from the previous weeks show. This includes of course the tag team tournament which dominated the show last week and saw the teams of Grizzled Young Veterans, British Strong Style, The Coffey Brothers and Oliver Grey and Charlie Sterling advance to the semi finals. Also profiled in this video was Jordan Devlin's post match attack on Adam Maxted as well as the problems between Ashton Smith and Rampage Brown. The video would then come to an end with the challenge and slap both delivered from Kenny Williams to Mark Haskins before this weeks' show officially begins. The crowd in attendance at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool are incredibly vocal for tonight's proceedings as we are directed to the commentary booth where John Gooden and Doug Williams. The duo in attendance are quick to promote tonight's show including our main event which will see Pete Dunne defend his UK Championship tonight against Wolfgang. While Doug and John continue to hype the show the cameras pan to the ring where Kenny Williams is already standing by set for his match against Mark Haskins.



    The crowd in attendance begins to boo loudly as the theme of "The Star Attraction" Mark Haskins begins to play out. Standing in the ring a fired up Kenny Williams bounces up and down while Doug Williams and John Gooden do their up most to remind viewers of the burgeoning bad blood between the two of them. However soon much to the dismay of Kenny Williams, rather than emerging from the back dressed to compete. Mark Haskins slowly limps out on crutches dressed in a suit. Walking out alongside Haskins is a woman who is quickly introduced by our commentary team as Vicky Haskins. With a microphone in hand Vicky Haskins begins to speak despite a few cat calls from the crowd. Turning to her husband Vicky Haskins points towards the crutches before she reveals that as her husband has suffered an injury. With the crowd as well as Kenny Williams voicing their disbelief in the matter. Vicky has the production team play a replay from last week where Kenny Williams slapped Mark Haskins. In the clip Haskins notably takes a step back and Vicky brazenly claims that being stunned from this cheap shot caused Mark to step back carelessly and rupture ligaments in his ankle.

    Neither Williams or the crowd in attendance appear that convinced of the notion while Vicky Haskins continues. Stating that the fallout of this injury means that Mark Haskins is not able to compete tonight. With the crowd's booing notably angering her Vicky is quick to counter that if they should be booing anyone in this situation it should be Kenny Williams. For it was because of him that this match could not take place and that the fans in attendance will miss out on the UK Brand's true shining light Mark Haskins. However as she continued Vicky made it clear that her and her husband made sure not to completely disappoint the fans tonight. As they have lined up a more than suitable replacement for Kenny Williams. Instructing the fans to put their hands together Vicky Haskins then called out Kenny Williams' new opponent for the evening Josh Bodom!



    Match One: Kenny Williams vs Josh Bodom

    Despite a replacement opponent being found in the talented Josh Bodom. It remained apparent that no one from the commentary team to the crowd in attendance to Kenny Williams was happy with this decision nor where they at all convinced with Haskins' apparent injury. Regardless Williams had to focus as he found himself in a tough outing here against the impressive Josh Bodom. Bodom true to his nature was also quick to rub people the wrong way with his bad attitude and after a hard slap managed to get the full attention of Kenny Williams. The two would wrestle a hard hitting and faced paced match with Williams looking to have things in the bag following a reverse hurricanrana. But as he scaled the top rope both he and the referee were distracted by the presence of Vicky Haskins. This distraction allowed Mark Haskins to hit Williams directly across the back with one of his crutches. As Haskins jumped down from the apron displaying no sign of injury Bodom capitalized and covered Williams for the win.

    Shepherd: And the winner of the match Josh Bodom!
    The crowd erupts into boos as the announcement is made and Josh Bodom climbs to his feet in the ring. As Bodom gets his arm raised in the air at ringside both Mark and Vicky Haskins applaud him.

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    With the cameras cutting away from ringside. Footage filmed following last week's show than aired. The footage focused inside the trainer's office where Rampage Brown was in the middle of being tended to by a medic following his match against The Coffey Brothers. As Brown has a torch shined in his eyes by the medic a concerned Ashton Smith slowly walks into the room. Looking to check on his partner's well being. Ashton instead finds himself pinned up against a wall by a livid Brown. Barking at Ashton, the disgusted Brown remarks that he knew this would happen and that the reason they lost was because Ashton took his eyes off of the ball. Apologizing profusely to his partner Ashton pleads with Rampage for another chance. Slowly Ashton's apology and attempts to redeem himself make Rampage relent as he backs off and sits back down on the trainer's bench.

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    As she prepares for her latest interview Joanna Rose takes a deep breath before she walks into the locker room area. Walking into the room slowly Joanna sees a livid BT Gunn pacing back and forth while Wolfgang is in the process of stretching. Neither man appear to be in the best of moods as Rose looks to interview Wolfgang ahead of his match tonight with Pete Dunne. Cutting in the angered BT Gunn is quick to remark that tonight he wants nothing more than to see Wolfgang kick the crap out of Pete Dunne and take his title. With both members of the NAK angry at Dunne's interference costing them their match in the tag team title tournament. Wolfgang cuts right to the chase and says that tonight the world will witness Pete Dunne atoning for his sins and that tonight will be Dunne's last night as Champion!

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    Match Two: Charlie Sterling and Oliver Grey vs Joe Coffey and Mark Coffey

    It was then time for the second match of the evening and this would be a Tag Team Title tournament semi final match as the brother duo of Mark and Joe Coffey battled Charlie Sterling and Oliver Grey. This very much was a clash of styles as you had the high flying Sterling and the technical powerhouse Grey matched up with the rough and tumble Coffey Brothers. This was a back and forth contest with both teams really living up to their potential throughout. As the match neared it's conclusion it was a brutal forearm strike by Mark Coffey on Charlie Sterling which was enough for the Coffey brothers to take the win and advance to the finals.

    Shepherd: And the winners of the match Joe and Mark Coffey!

    The crowd cheers as the announcement is made by Andy Shepherd. Slowly climbing to his feet in the ring Mark Coffey is joined by his brother Joe and the two get their arms raised in the air. With the help of his partner Joel Redman, Charlie Sterling is able to get to his feet before they come face to face with the Coffey Brothers. To the delight of the crowd the two teams shake hands and embrace following a close contest.

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    Returning backstage the cameras take us the parking lot where Tyler Bate is in the middle of pulling his suitcase from out the backseat of his car. After locking up his car Tyler Bate begins to head towards the entrance to the building when he finds himself coming face to face with the duo of James Drake and Zack Gibson. The duo who are set to take on British Strong Style in the next round of the tag team tournament were quick to attempt to try and sew some dissension in the ranks of British Strong Style. But their attempts to stir up trouble were soon thwarted by the arrival of Trent Seven. With Seven's arrival evening the odds both Trent and Tyler are quick to reassert that they are on the same page and that they see what Drake and Gibson are doing. Branding the Grizzled Young Vets duo cowards the two members of British Strong Style promise to beat them next week and advance to the finals of the tag team tournament.

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    After her interview with Wolfgang and BT Gunn earlier on in the night. Joanna Rose has the unenviable task of attempting to interview the WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne in his private locker room. Disinterested totally in Rose's attempts to make small talk or get the interview rolling. Pete Dunne instead cuts right to the chase as he states that he and Wolfgang have wrestled before and that during that match it was Dunne who was victorious. Promising that tonight would not be any different the champion then demanded Rose to leave his locker room as he looked to prepare himself.

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    Match Three: Adam Maxted vs Jordan Devlin

    For the third match of the evening our commentary team was quick to remind us that this match came about following Jordan Devlin and Adam Maxted's failed attempt to team up last week in the tag team tournament. Following that loss Devlin would attack Maxted which would lead to the reality star demanding a match with Devlin which was granted to him by the general manager. As the match began it was clear that despite neither man being a fan favorite the crowd chose to cheer for Jordan Devlin as again no one had any respect for Adam Maxted. Those words definitely applied to Jordan Devlin who showed no respect for his opponent's skills throughout as he toyed with Maxted at points. Finally after a few minutes Devlin put Maxted away with a moonsault.

    Shepherd: And the winner of the match Jordan Devlin!

    Even after the match is over Jordan Devlin cannot resist cheap shotting Adam Maxted as he stomps down on him several times before kicking him out of the ring. Not allowing the referee to raise his arm in the air Jordan Devlin instead climbs out the ring and storms backstage displaying his trademark bad attitude.

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    It is then the cameras immediately take us to the parking lot of the building where a commotion is on going. As Vicky Haskins can be heard screaming in the background Kenny Williams is in the process of attacking her husband Mark. Understandably livid following Haskins cheap shot on him at the start of the show Kenny Williams punishes Mark with several punches and kicks while he is grounded. That is until he is distracted by Vicky who swings one of the crutches at him. Kenny catches it but this distraction allows Mark Haskins to punch him from behind. As Kenny drops to a knee Mark flees to their car showing no signs of injury with his wife Vicky closely following him as they make their escape.

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    Match Four: Iestyn Rees vs David Deville


    After his destructive performance on the first show. It was time for a second look at "The Alpha Male" Iestyn Rees. The physically imposing specimen found himself matched up against a man called David Deville this week. Not that it mattered to Rees who tore into Deville with little consideration for his opponent's well being. In what was a dominant squash Rees eventually won following a powerbomb.

    Shepherd: And the winner of the match Iestyn Rees!

    The crowd's reaction is mixed as the announcement is made and Iestyn Rees climbs to his feet. Symbolically Rees then places his foot on the chest of Deville before raising his arm in the air.

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    Walking backstage following his latest dominant performance Iestyn Rees begins to make his way towards the dressing room. But on his walk down the corridor Rees finds himself confronted by Adam Maxted. Having lost once again on the UK Brand Adam Maxted is clearly looking to prove himself as he stares down Rees. Dismissively Rees shakes his head as Maxted looks to get his attention. After a brief staredown between the two Maxted in both a surprisingly brave move as well as potentially a stupid one challenges Rees to a match. Without any hesitation Rees accepts and says he will see Maxted next week before walking away.

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    Main Event: Pete Dunne vs Wolfgang ~ United Kingdom Championship Match!


    Finally it was time for the main event of the evening and it would see the WWE United Kingdom Championship be defended for the first time on the WWE UK brand as Pete Dunne battled Wolfgang. These two of course have extensive knowledge of each other with them having faced off and actually teamed up with one another previously in NXT. What this meant was in this match for the title you had two men incredibly familiar with one another and their respective styles which very much started this match out as a chess match. With both men being able to counter each other early on it would be down to one of them to capitalize on a mistake made by the other to get ahead. This very much was the case as Pete Dunne was able to cheap shot Wolfgang on a break. From here the champion would be in control and nearly ended the match following a X-Plex. However the ever resilient contender was soon able to make a comeback and actually nearly put Dunne away following a Wasteland. Several near falls were then traded back and forth before Wolfgang blocked a Bitter End and planted Dunne with a cutter. Looking to put the champion away Wolfgang then looked to go for the Howling. But as he leaped off of the top rope for the senton Dunne manages to roll out of the way. This leaves Wolfgang to crash and burn on the canvas as Dunne pulls himself to his feet. Once Wolfgang begins to get to a knee a brutal forearm smash to the jaw connects from Dunne before he finally puts him away with the Bitter End.

    Shepherd: And the winner of the match and still Champion Pete Dunne!

    The crowd boos as the announcement is made and after a few moments the victorious champion begins to climb to his feet. The commentary duo of John Gooden and Doug Williams are quick to put over Dunne's skills as a champion with Williams quoted as saying that Dunne is as talented as he is detestable. Following several highlights being shown of the match Pete Dunne brings a halt to his celebration as he sees Wolfgang begin to get to a knee. As Wolfgang starts to get to his feet Dunne charges him and hits him square across the forehead with his United Kingdom Championship. With the crowd erupting into boos Dunne starts to stomp down onto Wolfgang when BT Gunn comes charging from out back. Gunn hits the ring with a full head of steam and he ducks under an attempted title shot by Dunne before he cracks him with a superkick. Dunne backs up onto the ropes and BT Gunn then clotheslines him over the ropes and out to the floor. The crowd cheers as a fired up BT Gunn lets out an impassioned roar before he begins to check on his fallen partner. A vengeful Pete Dunne meanwhile staggers to his feet before he stumbles against the guard rail as the show comes to a close.


    (c)WorldWrestlingEntertainment





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