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NXT UK Results:
This week’s NXT UK was capped off with a wild Tag Team Championship match. The march to NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool continues. Full results from Thursday’s show:
- Kay Lee Ray def. Isla Dawn
- Ridge Holland def. Jack Starz
- Gallus vs Imperium for the NXT Tag Team Championships ends in a no-contest
The ending tag team match has led to a big announcement for NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool. Grizzled Young Veterans and South Wales Subculture both interfered at the end of the match, causing the no contest. Johnny Saint announced that those four teams would compete in a ladder match at the next TakeOver.
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) December 12, 2019
The rest of the TakeOver: Blackpool card looks like this:
- WALTER (c) vs Joe Coffey for the NXT UK Championship
- Kay Lee Ray (c) vs Piper Niven vs Toni Storm for the NXT UK Women’s Championship
- Gallus (c) vs Imperium vs Grizzled Young Veterans vs South Wales Subculture in a ladder match for the NXT UK Tag Team Championships
- Trent Seven vs Eddie Dennis
- Tyler Bate vs Jordan Devlin
NXT & AEW Ratings: Tied This Week
You read that headline correctly: this week AEW and NXT tied in the ratings. Both shows pulled 778,000 viewers.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) December 12, 2019
The split in demographics remain the same, with NXT pulling the over-50 crowd and AEW winning the 18-49 demographic. It is a combined lower number watching Wednesday wrestling than last week, but still an interesting results nonetheless. Best take on all of it goes to Joey Janela:
— “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) December 12, 2019
AEW Dark Spoilers For Next Week:
As usual, matches for AEW Dark were taped before and after Dynamite this week. In a special treat, Vickie Guerrero was on commentary for the show: Here are spoilers for the show (h/t Fightful):
- SCU def. Private Party
- Britt Baker def. Machiko
- Best Friends & Orange Cassidy def. PAC & The Hybrid 2
- Kris Statlander def. Bea Priestley
NXT At Wrestlemania?
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, NXT will have a presence at Wrestlemania 36 in Tampa Bay:
Heard from a well placed source, as of now, NXT will have a role at WrestleMania. Not talking about TakeOver, but on the actual Mania card. No details as to who or what, but an NXT presence will be felt at Raymond James Stadium.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 12, 2019
Now is our time to speculate on what the match could be. Would it be an NXT star challenging a main roster talent, like Shayna Baszler facing Becky Lynch? Or maybe it is an NXT Championship match, like Adam Cole versus Velveteen Dream? Fantasy book to your heart’s desire.
One for the Road:
Milwuakee Bucks? More like Milwuakee TUCKEYYYYYS.
A tradition unlike any other.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 12, 2019