WWE UK Championship Special
By Big Red Machine
From May 07, 2017
OPENING VIDEO PACKAGE - They started by putting over all of the positive effects the UK Title tournament had on the careers of everyone involved and how much they all want that title. They had these guys all dressed up in suits and they all looked ridiculous. Then again, most of them would have looked ridiculous in anything due to the sheer ridiculousness of their haircuts.
WOLFGANG vs. JOSEPH CONNORS - 7/10
Connors tries to bring the big man down by working over his ribs but Wolfgang hangs in there, makes his comeback, and wins.
TJ PERKINS & BRIAN KENDRICK vs. DAN MOLONEY & RICH SWANN - 6.75/10
Standard babyface vs. heel stuff.
CHARLY INTERVIEWS TRENT SEVEN LAST NIGHT - His shoulder was injured by Wolfgang during their match. He says he will still be able to compete. Then Pete Dunne stopped by to attack his arm. J.R. and Nigel then pushed the idea that Dunne is cheating scumbag and he will continue to do these sorts of dastardly things unless he faces some sort of repercussions.
No 1 CONTENDERSHIP MATCH:
Trent Seven vs. Pete Dunne - 8.5/10
The story of this match was obviously Seven's injured arm, and they did an excellent job of telling it, using every trick in the book from Seven spending the beginning of the match keeping it away from done to Seven hitting strikes with his left arm instead of his right at times to hitting moves with the arm but being unable to follow up due to the pain, all in addition to the usual working over of the body part. In addition to this, there were a couple of crazy bumps as well. AWESOME match.
WWE UK TITLE MATCH:
Tyler Bate(c) vs. Mark Andrews - 9/10
The story here was Bate dominating with his wrestling and striking skills while Andrews was forced to try to create quick openings to take advantage of with his superior athleticism. There were one or two spots that were a little too contrived for my liking, but the pacing was excellent and things built very well. Go watch this match.
POST-MATCH SEGMENT - Good. Pete Dunne attacks Bate but William Regal comes out to break it up and we get a stare-down between the champion and his challenger on Saturday.
This was one hell of a little show from WWE with quite the one-two punch at the top. It only runs one hour and forty minutes so you have absolutely no excuse not to find the time to watch it.