WWE NXT Takeover Cardiff Results – August 31, 2019
Your host for the Pre Show is Vic Joseph and he is joined by Nigel McGuinness and Aiden English.
Nigel talks about the opportunity for Tyler Bate to win back the WWE UK title and for Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster to become the first Welsh tag champs.
Nigel, Vic, and Aiden run through the card for tonight’s show.
We see NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm arriving at the building. We also see her challenger, Kay Lee Ray, arriving at the building.
We take a look at the NXT UK Women’s Championship Match.
Vic asks Nigel if he thinks Toni is broken mentally. Nigel says that Kay Lee knew what to say to get to Toni. Can Toni come back? Aiden points out that Toni has fought through these things to stay the NXT UK Women’s Champion. Vic asks Aiden if Toni can walk out tonight as champion. Aiden does believe that Toni will retain the title. Vic asks Nigel about the mind games and strategy from Kay Lee Ray. Nigel says he likes it to try to win a title, but it affects friendships. Aiden says we are not here to make friends and that is how Kay Lee is handling this.
We go to Radzi with Cesaro earlier today. Radzi asks Cesaro about his comments. Cesaro says he didn’t bring his gear for nothing. Cesaro says he is making an open challenge to anyone in the locker room to step in the ring with him.
Nigel talks about the opportunity for someone if they can beat Cesaro tonight. Vic asks why is Cesaro here. Nigel says that Cesaro has heard about the talent in NXT UK and he suggests maybe Kenny Williams will accept the challenge. Aiden says it is a huge chance for anyone.
We move on to the Last Man Standing Match between Joe Coffey and Dave Mastiff. We see footage from their match from 3 weeks ago that led to tonight’s match.
Vic asks why would someone want to be in this type of match. Aiden says the personal rivalry is why they would do this match. There are no rules in the match. Nigel says ego has to do with this. Vic asks how are these two men physically. Nigel says they weren’t any different than normal, but you will see the effect of the injuries once the match starts. Aiden asks what happens when two immovable objects meet each other.
Vic brings up the NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match with The Grizzled Young Veterans, Gallus, and the team of Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster.
We have a video package.
Aiden says he has pride in his home town, and if Andrews and Webster win, there will be a party in Cardiff. Nigel wonders about the livestock in Wales if they win. Nigel brings up the point of the Grizzled Young Veterans that they should have won a tag match instead of singles matches to get Andrews and Webster into this match. Aiden points out that they had to win two matches to get here so they have earned their right to be in the match. Nigel says the champs have the odds against them because they don’t have to be pinned to lose the titles. That is what happened to Tony Nese with the Cruiserweight Championship. Vic mentions how the champs have said it is more a 4 on 2 situation.
Nigel gives the champions the advantage. Vic brings up Gallus. Aiden says this is their opportnity and what wouldn’t they do to achieve their goals tonight.
We see Imperium arriving at the building and going into their locker room.
We have a video package for the WWE UK Championship Match.
Nigel says he did not expect to see Tyler and Trent back so soon after the attack by Imperium. Vic asks Aiden about watching that as it happened. Aiden says it was one of the most heinous things he has ever seen. Nigel points out that it is one on one tonight, but there is still a size difference. Vic asks if Tyler can take down WALTER. Aiden says Tyler has proven what he can do and Tyler will succeed. Nigel points out that David does not have a slingshot tonight. The longer the match is, the more it benefits WALTER. Vic asks if emotion could get the best of him. Nigel talks about how there are people who are so excited, they run out of energy.
We are in Cardiff, Wales and your announcers are Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness.
Match Number One: Noam Dar versus Travis Banks
They lock up and Dar backs Banks into the corner and gives a clean break. They lock up and Banks backs Dar into the corner and Dar pushes Banks and then he retreats into the ropes. Dar with a wrist lock and Banks tries for a reversal but Dar does not allow it. Dar with a snap mare and Dar with a leg pick on a leap frog attempt. Dar goes for an ankle lock but Banks escapes. Banks trips over Dar and Banks grabs the leg. Banks with a forearm and kick to the leg. Banks continues to work on the leg. Dar goes to the floor and Banks wants to go to the apron and he kicks Dar in the chest.
Banks gets a near fall. Dar crawls away from Banks and then he drops Banks groinal region on the top rope and then Dar with a clothesline off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Dar stomps on the hand and slaps Banks. Dar with a snap mare into the ropes and Dar gets a near fall as Banks holds his shoulder. Dar with forearms but Banks with forearms of his own. Dar with a kick to the leg and then he turns his focus to the knee. Dar with an Irish whip and Banks kicks Dar into the turnbuckles and then Banks with a drop kick and German suplex for a near fall. Banks goes to the turnbuckles and tries for a double stomp but Dar moves and Banks rolls through.
Banks and Dar with a series of standing switches. Dar with kicks to the head and shoulders. Dar goes for the LeBell Lock. Banks with a rollup for a near fall. Dar with a crucifix for a near fall. Banks tries for a crossface on Dar but Dar rolls to the ropes and gets there to force a break. Dar slaps Banks and Banks misses a kick and his leg gets caught in the ropes. Dar with kicks to the leg followed by a fisherman’s buster for a near fall. Dar wins up for the Nova Roller but Banks with a bicycle kick and he goes for a Slice of Heaven but Dar catches the leg and applies an ankle lock and turns it into a knee bar. Banks rolls over and then Dar with forearms and Banks fires back.
Dar sends Banks to the apron and misses a clothesline but Dar kicks Banks in the shin and then drop kicks Banks off the apron. Dar biels Banks into the ring steps and they return to the ring. Dar with a clothesline for a near fall. Dar kicks Banks in the chest. Banks sends Dar into the turnbuckles and Banks with a drop kick into the turnbuckles. Banks with a double stomp off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Dar rolls to the floor and Banks iwth a suicide dive. Dar with a forearm to Banks. Dar tries to send Banks into the crowd but Banks with A Slice of Heaven off the ringside barrier.
Banks goes up top and hits the double stomp for a near fall. Banks with forearms to Dar. Dar fires back and they continue the exchange. Dar with European uppercuts but Banks with a rolling elbow. Banks misses a clothesline into the corner and Dar with a running boot in the corner. Banks sends Dar to the mat and hits a flying knee to the head. Banks goes to the turnbuckles but Dar with a kick to the leg to knock Banks to the mat. Dar with a Nova Roller for the three count.
Winner: Noam Dar
We see Kay Lee Ray in the back.
Radzi is with Cesaro and he does not care who it is because he wants a fight. Ilja Dragunov snarls and walks past.
Ilja takes the mic and he says that he is here. He tells Cesaro that he is waiting.
Match Number Two: Ilja Dragunov versus Croesa
Dragunov with a boot as the bell rings and then he connects with a forearm. Cesaro with chops. Cesaro with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Cesaro returns to the side head lock and Dragunov with a forearm but Cesaro catches Ilja on a cross body attempt. Cesaro misses a European uppercut while Dragunov misses a chop. Dragunov tells Cesaro to bring it and he brings European uppercuts. Cesaro with a chop and Dragunov chops back. They continue the exchange. Draguno with a boot and chop followed by a back senton for a near fall. Dragunov with a clothesline into the corner followed by another Irish whip. Cesaro catches Dragunov and tosses Ilja over the top rope to the floor.
Cesaro goes to the floor and he hot shots Dragunov on the ringside barrier. Cesaro rolls Dragunov back into the ring. Cesaro with a kick in the corner and a slam and leg drop for a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Dragunov with elbows and Cesaro with a sleeper. Cesaro with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Cesaro sets for the Giant Swing but Dragunov gets to the ropes. Cesaro with a slingshot into the bottom rope. Cesaro with a boot and he returns to the reverse chin lock. Dragunov kicks Cesaro but Cesaro returns to the sleeper. Dragunov with a lateral press for a near fall. Dragunov goes for the 61 Line but Cesaro catches him and puts Dragunov in the Giant Swing.
Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro applies a crossface. Dragunov makes his way to the ropes but Cesaro traps the arm and rolls Dragunov back into the center of the ring. Dragunov gets a near fall with a rollup. Dragunov with the 61 Line and both men are down. Dragunov with a knee into the corner and then he htis a clothesline. Dragunov gets Cesaro on his shoulders for a moment but Cesaro gets back to his feet. Dragunov goes for a backslide but Cesaro blocks it. Dragunov with a kick to the temple. Dragunov goes for a deadlift suplex followed by a suicide dive.
Dragunov goes to the turnbuckles and sets for a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall. Dragunov with chops and forearms. Cesaro chops back and then he punches Dragunov. Dragunov with more chops but Cesaro with a head butt and a military press into a Go 2 Sleep for a near fall. Cesaro with a running European uppercut for a near fall. Dragunov avoids a European uppercut and gets a near fall with a back slide. Dragunov with a knee and a Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckles. Dragunov goes up top and hits the back senton. Dragunov gets a near fall. Dragunov sets for the Moscow Torpedo but Cesaro counters with the pop up European uppercut and a Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.
Cesaro returns to the ring after the match and he waits for Dragunov to get back to his feet. Cesaro teases a European uppercut but he offers his hand to Dragunov and they shake hands. Cesaro says something to Dragunov before leaving the ring.
We see Adrian Street and Miss Linda in the crowd.
Tyler Bate and Trent Seven are in the back getting Tyler ready for his match against WALTER.
Match Number Three: WWE NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match: Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) versus Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster versus Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
Gibson and Andrews start things off and Gibson has some words for Andrews. They lock up and Gibson with a wrist lock. Gibson with an arm drag into knuckle lock cover for a near fall. Gibson with another near fall and Andrews with a bridge. Andrews with a near fall. Andrews with an arm drag but Gibson with a wrist lock and hammer lock. Drake tags in and Andrews with an arm drag. Andrews with a thrust kick and Webster tags in and they hit a double hip toss and standing moonsault and back senton combination for a near fall.
Webster with an Irish whip and Andrews tags in and hits a drop kick for a near fall on Drake. Wolfgang tags in and he punches and kicks Drake. Gibson pulls Drake to the floor. Drake returns to the ring and Drake tags Webster in . Webster with punches and a drop kick. Wolgang blocks at sunset flip and gets a near fall. All six men are in the ring and the referee tells them to behave. Coffey tags in and Mark with a waist lock take down and he knocks Drake off the apron. Webster with a rana and Gibson tags in. Webster drop kicks Gibson off teh apron. Andrews kicks Coffey while Webster kicks Gibston and sends him to the floor.
Webster with a moonsault for a near fall that is broken up by Wolfgang. Gibson with a side head lock and Drake tags in and hits a drop kick off Gibson’s back. Drake with forearms to Webster and Webster goes to the floor. Gibson tags in and they hit a slingshot forearm and back breaker combination on Webster. Gibson with a slam to Webster for a near fall. Drake tags in and he connects with a forearm to Webster. Drake has words for Gallus and Drake with a back breaker to Webster for a near fall. Webster with a jaw breaker and Coffey tags in and he applies a half nelson. Webster lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Webster kicks Coffey away and Gibson tags in and stops Webster from making the tag.
Gibson with a Euroepan uppercut to Webster. Andrews tags in and he chops and punches Gibson. Andrews with a forearm to Drake followed by an enzuigiri to Gibson and then he hits a tornado DDT on Drake. Coffey and Wolfgang hit Andrews from behind and Andrews with a double kick to Gallus. Webster and Andrews with planchas onto Gallus and then onto the champions. Webster helps flip Andrews onto Gibson for a near fall but Drake makes the save and sends Webster to the floor. Webster with a swanton off the turnbuckles to Drake and Gibson. Coffey with a half nelson slam and he tags Wolfgang in. Wolfgang catapults Andrews to Coffey for a Death Valley Driver and Wolfgang gets a near fall.
Webster with a cross body to Coffey and then he stops Wolfgang on a splash. Webster with a knee to help Andrews hit a reverse rana for a near fall. Andrews goes up top and Webster with a suicide dive to Drake. Gibson crotches Andrews and Coffey pulls Gibson to the floor. Coffey and Andrews go to the turnbuckles for a superplex to the floor but Andrews head butts Coffey to the floor. Andrews with a shooting star press onto Coffey, Wolfgang, and Gibson. Gibson with a clothesline to Andrews. Gibson goes for a package brainbuster but Andrews with Stundog Millionaire. Webster with a swanton onto Gibson and Andrews gets a near fall.
Gibson with a rollup after Drake pulls Webster to the floor. Drake with a running drop kick into the corner on Andrews. Gibson with Helter Skelter and Drake with a 450 splash but Andrews kicks out. Drake tags in and Webster with a knee to Gibson followed by a double head butt. Gibson, Webster, Andrews, and Drake are down in the ring and Wolfgang with a back senton to Webster. Mark with a choke slam to Drake. Wolfgang with a spear to Andrews and then Andrews is sent to the floor. Wolfgang tosses Coffey onto everyone on the floor. Wolfgang and Coffey pose.
Andrews is sent back into the ring. Coffey with a kick and Wolfgang with a power bomb. Webster breaks up the cover. Wolfgang and Coffey wtih forearms to Webster. All six men are in the ring and they are throwin forearms at Gallus. Webster with a destroyer to Coffey. Drake with a suicide dive clothesline to Wolfgang on Gibson’s shoulders on the floor. Andrews and Webster stand in the ring and they want Gibson and Drake to enter the ring. Coffey is down in the corner while Wolfgang is down on the floor. Drake tags in and the two teams square off in the center of the ring. They exchange forearms and Webster is sent to the floor. Andrews with a double stundog millionaire. Webster tags in and hits a 450 splash but Gibson pulls the referee out of the ring.
Andrews goes for a plancha but Gibson with a double thrust to the throat. Websetr with a European uppercut and Gibson tags in and they hit Ticket to Mayhem. Gibson tells Drake to go after Gallus. Gibson makes the cover but Andrews breaks it up with a shooting star press and Webster pins Gibson for the three count.
Winners: Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster (new Champions)
After the match, the new champions celebrate in the crowd.
We see NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm in the back.
Match Number Four: Last Man Standing Match: Dave Mastiff versus Joe Coffey
Coffey tells Mastiff to come after him at the stage and Coffey has a chain. Mastiff goes after Coffey and the match starts. They exchange forearms and then enter the ring. Mastiff with punches and Coffey punches back. Coffey punches Mastiff in the liver. Mastiff gets Coffey on his shoulders but Coffey escapes. Mastiff with a forearm to the ear followed by a hard Irish whip and the turnbuckle comes off the ring post. The referee starts his count. Mastiff hits Coffey with the turnbuckle. Mastiff puts the turnbuckle in Coffey’s mouth and sends him face first into the mat. Coffey blocks a German suplex and Coffey with elbows. Coffey misses a shoulder and he stops short of the corner. Coffey tries to come off the middle rope and Coffey falls to the mat. Mastiff puts the turnbuckle in Coffey’s mouth again. Coffey with punches and Masfiff pushes him away. Coffey with punches and clotheslines. Coffey with a Saito suplex.
Mastiff with a German suplex and Coffey goes to the floor. Coffey sends Mastiff into the ringside barrier. Coffey hits Mastiff with a pool cue. Coffey goes under the ring and he has found the Gallus bag of tricks. Coffey runs Mastiff into the ringside barrier. Coffey gets a table from under the ring and puts it against the ringside barrier. Coffey with a kick to Mastiff but Mastiff with a back body drop. Mastiff has a cricket bat and Coffey avoids Mastiff’s swing. Coffey uses another pool cue and jabs Mastiff with it and then hits Mastiff in the back with the cue. Coffey tries to stab Mastiff with the broken cue but Mastiff blocks it. Mastiff hits Coffey in the back with the cricket bat. Mastiff hits Coffey again with the cricket bat.
Mastiff biels Coffey on the floor and sets for a spear but Coffey with a leap frog. Coffey with a flying head butt to send Mastiff through the table. Coffey misses a discus clothesline with the chain and Mastiff with a German suplex on the floor. Mastiff grabs the chain and whips Coffey in the back with it. He whips Coffey across the chest. Mastiff iwth another shot using the chain. Mastiff gets a table from under the ring and sets it up against the ringside barrier. They have a tug of war with the chain. Mastiff lets go and Coffey falls down and Mastiff with a cannonball that sends Coffey through the table. The referee starts his count. Coffey gets back to his feet and then he goes into the crowd. Coffey has a chain but Mastiff uses a chair to stop Coffey. Mastiff hits Coffey with the chair. Coffey punches the chair and then hits a discus clothesline with the chain.
The referee starts his count. Mastiff stands against the ringside barrier and Coffey thinks about charging at him. Mastiff has two chairs and he gives one to Coffey. They both get into position for a chair jousting match and both men go down. Both men get back to their feet and Coffey tries to get away from Mastiff. Mastiff is sent into the railing by the announce table and Coffey goes for a German suplex but Mastiff escapes. Mastiff gives Coffey a hip toss into the area of the announce table. Mastiff rearranges the announce table. Mastiff and Coffey go onto the announce table. Mastiff gets Coffey up on his shoulders and he hits a Finlay roll onto the announce table.
Coffey and Mastiff go above the announce table onto the preshow platform. Coffey with a punch and Mastiff with a punch. They go back and forth and Mastiff with punches. Mastiff tries for a suplex but Coffey blocks it. Mastiff with a head butt and both men fall off the platform through a table. The referee starts his count. Coffey gets to his feet but Mastiff cannot get back to his feet before the ten count.
Winner: Joe Coffey
We see WEW UK Champion WALTER in the back getting ready for his match against Tyler Bate.
Tegan Nox is in the crowd.
Match Number Five: WWE NXT UK Women’s Championship Match: Toni Storm versus Kay Lee Ray
The bell rings and the challenger goes to the floor and takes her time before thinking about getting back in the ring. Storm had enough of Ray staying on the floor so she hits a suicide dive. Storm with forearms to Ray and then she sends Ray into the ringside barrier. They return the ring and Ray blocks Storm Zero and Ray with a slap. Storm with punches. Ray with a kick but Storm with an Irish whip and clothesline. Storm with kicks to Ray. Storm kicks Ray on the apron and the referee warns her. Ray with a shoulder from the apron followed by a kick. Ray with more kicks to Storm. Ray chokes Storm in the ropes. Storm is sent into the turnbuckles and Ray with a chop.
Ray with a snap mare and seated abdominal stretch. Ray with a gourdbuster for a near fall. Ray with slaps to the side of the head. Storm avoids slaps and connects with slaps of her own. Storm with a windmill of forearms and a waist lock. Ray with an elbow and Ray misses a springboard kick. Storm with a kick and clothesline followed by a German suplex and a clothesline. Storm sets for Storm Zero but Ray blocks it. Ray goes for a Gory Bomb but Storm counters with a Code Red for a near fall. Ray pulls the hair and gets a near fall with an inside cradle. Storm with a head butt followed by Storm Zero for a near fall.
Ray with a series of crescent kicks and Ray with a Gory Bomb for a near fall. Ray puts Storm on the turnbuckles and connects with a slap. Ray sets for a move from the turnbuckles but Storm blocks it and Storm sets for a Super Storm Zero. Ray blocks it and Storm land son her feet. Storm with a German suplex but Ray gets her foot on the ropes. Storm kicks Ray to the floor and hits a suicide dive onto Ray. Ray with a running knee to knock Storm off the apron. Ray with a senton onto Storm from the turnbuckles. They return to the ring.
Storm with a head butt to the midsection and Ray with a thrust kick. Ray with a Gory Bomb onto the top rpoe and another Gory Bomb for the three count.
Winner: Kay Lee Ray (New Champion)
Match Number Six: WWE UK Championship Match: WALTER versus Tyler Bate
They lock up and WALTER backs Bate into the ropes and Bate avoids a chop and he kicks WALTER in the leg. Bate with a wrist lock but WALTER with a chin lock and he backs Bate to the ropes. Bate with more kicks to the leg. They go to a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and WALTER with the advantage. WALTER gets Bate to the mat but Bate with a bridge. WALTER knocks Bate to the mat using his body weight but Bate bridges and gets back to his feet. Bate backs WALTER into the ropes and he puts his elbow into WALTER’s jaw on the break. WALTER backs Bate into the corner and connects with a forearm but Bate fires back with forearms and kicks. WALTER with a side head lock and take down.
WALTER with a hip lock take down. Bate gets WALTER off his feet but WALTER gets back to his feet. WALTER with a shoulder tackle and he goes for a power bomb but Bate escapes. WALTER with a back body drop to counter a Tyler Driver 97. Bate with a shoulder tackle and it does not move WALTER. Bate with a slam and shoulder tackle that sends WALTER to the floor. Bate with drop kicks but WALTER swats Bate away. WALTER goes for a slam but Bate holds on to WALTER. WALTER runs Bate into the turnbuckles. Bate with a rana that sends WALTER into the ropes. Bate with a suicide dive but WALTER catches Bate and chops him. WALTER with a power bomb onto the apron.
WALTER sends Bate into the ringside barrier and WALTER with a running boot. WALTER power bombs Bate into the ring post.
The medical official checks on Bate to see if he can continue. Bate does not want to quit so the match continues and the referee starts his count. Bate gets back into the ring before the ten count. WALTER kicks Bate in the back. WALTER with a slam to Bate. Bate with punches and forearms. Bate with a European uppercut but WALTER with a knee. WALTER works on the neck. WALTER with a kick to the back and Bate goes down. WALTER with forearms across the chest and then he applies a sleeper.
Bate gets to the ropes and Bate with a clothesline and he tries to get WALTER on his shoulders but Bate collapses under WALTER’s weight. WALTER with forearms and a crossface. Bate gets to the ropes and WALTER with forearms across the chest. Bate falls to the floor. Bate gets back into the ring before the ten count and WALTER with a surfboard. WALTER stands on Bate’s back and then he drives his knee into Bate’s back. Bate tries to escape but WALTER holds on to the surfboard and he head butts Bate in the back. Bate tries to reverse but WALTER maintains the advantage. Bate with a mule kick but WALTER with an Earthquake splash for a near fall.
WALTER with a chop. WALTER picks Bate up and chops him into the turnbuckles. WALTER with boots to Bate. WALTER taunts Bate and Bate with a chop. Bate with another chop but WALTER with a forearm to the back and he runs Bate into the turnbuckle and then he puts Bate on the top turnbuckle and he chokes Bate. Bate hangs on the apron. WALTER sets for a power bomb on the apron but Bate wraps his legs in the ropes to stop WALTER. WALTER with forearms and Bate tries to pick up WALTER and he hits an Exploder off the apron.
Bate with seated splashes to WALTER. Bate with European uppercuts to WALTER. Bate with a running European uppercut into the corner. WALTER with an Irish whip and Bate with kicks to WALTER and then he goes for a back elbow off the turnbuckles but WALTER chops Bate. WALTER with a Boston Crab. WALTER with a crossface. WALTER with a cravate and he pulls Bate’s neck back. Bate gets to the ropes and WALTER must release the hold. Bate blocks a suplex attempt and Bate almost gets WALTER up. WALTER with a chop.
WALTER goes for a suplex but Bate with a knee and Bate tries again for a suplex and he is able to get WALTER up for a suplex. Bate with punches and European uppercuts. WALTER is staggers and Bate with a clothesline but it does not move WALTER. Bate with a Northern Lariat and the same result. Bate with a clothesline and WALTER stays on his feet. WALTER with a forearm and Bate bounces off the ropes with a rolling Capo kick. Bate with an Exploder and both men are down.
Bate with a shooting star press for a near fall. Bate sets for the Tyler Driver 97 but WALTER blocks it. WALTER with a European uppercut but Bate fires back. Bate gets WALTER over and sets for a Tyler Driver 97 but WALTER with a back body drop. Bate floats over but WALTER with a drop kick that sends Bate into the turnbuckles. Bate counters a power bomb into a Code Red for a near fall. Bate gets to the apron and goes to the turnbuckles. WALTER rolls to the apron and Bate with a forearm from the turnbuckles. WALTER with punches and WALTER joins Bate on the turnbuckles. Bate sets for a superplex to the floor WALTER with forearms to Bate and WALTER returns to the apron.
WALTER chops Bate back into the ring. WALTER goes up top and Bate with a jumping head butt to stagger WALTER. Bate sets for a superplex and WALTER stops him but Bate goes after the fingers and Bate with an Exploder superplex for a near fall. Bate works on the ankle. WALTER with a forearm and Bate fires back with forearms. WALTER with a chop to stop Bate. Bate with a few more forearms but WALTER with another chop to send Bate to the mat. WALTER with a chop.
Bate avoids a chop and he goes for the jab but WALTER knows what is going to happen. Bate hits WALTER and WALTER falls on top of Bate. WALTER with a punch and forearm. Bate with elbows. WALTER with palm strikes and Bate with drop kicks to the knee. Bate with a rebound clothesline attempt but WALTER catches Bate and hits an exploder for a near fall. Bate with a kick to stop a power bomb and Bate tries to get WALTER on his shoulders for an airplane spin. WALTER gets to the ropes and he goes to the turnbuckles but Bate kicks WALTER in the leg. Bate gets WALTER on his shoulders for a torture rack into a Burning Hammer. Bate rolls over to try to make the cover but WALTER is able to roll to the floor to escape Bate.
WALTER cannot stay on his feet when he gets to the floor. WALTER crawls to the apron but Bate with a kick to the arm and then he hits a suicide dive onto WALTER. Bate with a plancha onto WALTER. Bate with a waist lock into a deadlift German suplex for a near fall. WALTER blocks the Tyler Driver 97 and WALTER with a jackknife cover for a near fall but Bate bridges and Bate with a Tyler Driver 97. Bate goes up top and hits a corkscrew splash but WALTER kicks out. Bate with punches to WALTER. The referee warns Bate and he pulls Bate from WALTER. WALTER with a palm strike and kick. WALTER with a sleeper and he rolls over and puts his body weight on Bate. Bate gets to his feet wtih WALTER on his back. Bate falls back to the mat to get out of the hold. WALTER reapplies the sleeper and he adds a body scissors.
Bate goes to the ropes and WALTER pushes Bate onto the apron. WALTER wtih forearms across the chest and he reapplies the sleeper. Bate pulls WALTER over the top rope to the apron. Bate with a back elbow and WALTER chops Bate in the back of the neck and hits a sleeper suplex on the apron. WALTER with a splash for a near fall. WALTER gets another near fall. WALTER shows some frustration and he slaps Bate and hits a power bomb but Bate kicks out at one. WALTER chops Bate and winds up for a clothesline and he hits it for the three count.
Winner: WALTER (retains Championship)
After the match, the other members of Imperium join WALTER on the stage.
Pete Dunne and Trent Seven come out to the ring to check on Tyler. The crowd gives Bate a standing ovation.
We go to credits.