***This article will contain spoilers for NXT UK TV tapings. Don’t read on if you don’t want to be spoiled.***
It was revealed at yesterday’s set of NXT UK TV tapings in Plymouth that WALTER will be defending the WWE United Kingdom Championship against Tyler Bate at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff on August 31.
WALTER defeated Pete Dunne, who had held the gold for 685 days, at NXT TakeOver: New York on April 5, while Bate was crowned the inaugural champ back in January 2017, before Dunne beat him at TakeOver: Chicago.
WALTER vs. Bate is the second match confirmed for the Cardiff card, as it was announced on NXT UK TV this past Wednesday that Kay Lee Ray will challenge the brand’s Women’s Champion Toni Storm.
— We Are NXT UK (@wearenxtuk) July 19, 2019
A full list of spoilers, including a couple of surprise dark appearances from NXT US stars, can be seen below (via Fightful):
– Dark Match: Saxon Huxley def. Josh Morrell
– Tyler Bate vs. WALTER for the NXT UK Title at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff was announced.
– Gallus (Wolfgang & Mark Coffey) def. Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley
– Rhea Ripley def. Dani Luna
– Alexander Wolfe def. Jordan Devlin
– Noam Dar def. Ashton Smith
– Gallus (Wolfgang & Mark Coffey) and Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews cut a promo saying they went their shot at The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) and the NXT UK Tag Team Titles.
– Jazzy Gabert & Jinny def. Xia Brookside & Piper Niven. Rhea Ripley brawled with Niven during the bout. Shayna Baszler attacked Brookside after the match, though that segment may not make television.
– Dave Mastiff vs. Joe Coffey ended in a double countout.
– Travis Banks def. Kenny Williams. Noam Dar had a staredown with Banks after the match.
– Isla Dawn def. Nina Samuels
– Kassius Ohno def. Ilja Dragunov
– Dark Match: Matt Riddle & The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) def. The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) & Joseph Conners