Wrestling Review: NXT United Kingdom Championship Tournament (Night 2) (2018)

[Please note: Night 1 of the tournament saw a winner crowned, and two other title matches set up for this show. If you haven’t already, check out my review of Night 1. Much like that review, there will be FULL SPOILERS here for this entire show.]

Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) def. Undisputed Era (Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong) to win the NXT Tag Team Championships:
Straight up, this was a match of the year contender. The crowd was evenly split for this opening contest, or perhaps just slightly in favour of the hometown heroes. As mentioned on Night 1’s review, Bate is so freakishly strong for his size, and that was on display again here. O’Reilly’s special submission skills were fantastic, as he slithered around on Bate and Trent Seven while it was Roderick Strong that hit all his big backbreakers, slams and strikes. The crowd response when Moustache Mountain picked up the win was deafening, and sent my computer speakers into a fit of crackles. This was really, really good, and another in a long line of phenomenal NXT tag team matches

The Undisputed Era (Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong) were about to receive a shock to their system.

Charlie Morgan def. Killer Kelly:
It was unfortunate that these two were put in the spot to follow the Tag Team Title contest, but this wasn’t a bad match at all (but perhaps I wouldn’t go as far to say it was good). I know Killer Kelly from her work in wXw, but the crowd seemed to be more invested in the Englishwoman, Morgan. Kelly is a cutie pie, but unfortunately that was not a beauty pageant, and Morgan picked up the win.

Noam Dar def. Travis Banks, Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews to become the No. 1 Contender to the WWE United Kingdom Championship:
The returning Supernova got a Superstar response as his music hit, and Noam Dar used that momentum to pick up the win. Everybody was good in this match, ubt hardly great, and there did seem to be lots of choreographed double-down spots (or four person down spots, as it were) which seemed pre-planned to get the crowd cheering or chanting. This was still fun, and I guess it could technically be considered a 205 match as well. Whatever you call it, this was fun for what it was.

The Scottish Supernova made his return after a six month lay off due to injury.

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