Andy welcomes us and let’s us know tonight we get matches that inspired NXT UK Superstars but with a twist. All the matches seen tonight will be Championship matches.
Sam Gradwell’s pick is Finlay against Regal at the Great American Bash 2006. Says it is a great match because Lashley was pulled from the match.
FIT FINLAY VS. WILLIAM REGAL – UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH – GREAT AMERICAN BASH 2006
Did JBL just say that he had a liver like Jake Roberts? See WWE has gone low forever.
Regal checks under the ring for Hornswoggle before they start up.
Regal and Finlay appear to just walk away but Finlay tries to get the rollup from behind leading to the match getting going.
Really good back and forth that fits exactly the backstory the commentators are talking about.
Hornswoggle grabs Regal from under the ring and a chase outside happens with Regal eventually getting back in the ring and attacked by Finlay.
Back and forth European Uppercuts was great until a poke to the eye by Finlay.
Regal is distracted by Hornswoggle peaking up from the ring skirt. When Regal goes after him he ends up getting bit on the hand by Swoggle.
These two are so good you can never tell if they are actually hitting each other or not.
Great spot with Regal choking Finlay with his leg and he counted WITH Neil Patrick to four before getting off.
Fans of 2006 are morons if they thought this match was boring.
Regal was crotched on the ring skirt and when Finlay finally brings him in the ring, Regal is missing a boot.
Swoggle appears and gives Finlay the boot of Regal and uses it while Nick Patrick is distracted. Finlay gets the pinfall victory using the ropes.
Post Match Swoggle grabs the belt and runs around but Finlay beats him back under the ring and takes the belt back.
We are off to Noam Dar who says he doesn’t like to complain but wants to compete in something against someone.
Piper Niven is next to give her pick. Her pick is the tournament final of the NXT UK Women’s Championship Tournament.
RHEA RIPLEY VS. TONI STORM – NXT UK WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH – NOVEMBER 28, 2018
This was when Rhea Ripley’s character was hitting its stride.
Still have to love the fact that two Australian Women fought to be the first United Kingdom Women’s Champion.
Toni Storm having none of Rhea’s taunting as she takes it right to Rhea with loads of kicks. Rhea heads to the outside and is able to gain the advantage after moving and letting Toni go into the barricades at full speed.
Forgot how bad that back body drop on to the hardest part of the ring by Rhea to Toni Storm. Great selling by Toni.
Toni sold the back really well early on but started doing too many moves without any real sign of it hurting the back with the exception of the one that led to Rhea hitting the Riptide and getting the pinfall Victory.
Another video from Noam Dar going crazy from not being able to compete.
Get a video promo for Aoife Valkyrie almost identical to her hype videos.
Seriously has someone checked on Noam Dar? He really needs some help. He wants to be an Essential Service so he can get back to competing.
Our next pick is coming from Amir Jordan and it is going to be a classic match. Summerslam??? Oh man it’s Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog for the IC Title at Wembley.
BRET HART VS. BRITISH BULLDOG – INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP – SUMMERSLAM 1992
Lennox Lewis is flying the flag for Bulldog and accompanying him to the ring.
We have Vince and Heenan on commentary with Finkel doing the ring announcing, is there anything else that can make this a better nostalgia match?
I remember there was nothing more I wanted as a kid than to get those glasses from Bret Hart.
Anyone else watch this match differently knowing the real story of the match?
Bret was great at being a heel even back in 1992. A glimpse of what was to come in a few years.
Really noticeable now seeing all the spots where Bret is calling the match for the two.
Looks like Bulldog hurt his leg coming off the top rope when Bret moved out of the way. He definitely appeared to land incorrectly.
Great looking move over the top rope into an almost a slingblade on the outside by Bret. Obligatory shot of Diana Smith at ringside.
Davey Boy keeps favouring the leg that he appeared to hurt when missing Bret off the top rope earlier.
Lots of rest holds spread throughout the match. SO many.
Not sure what to think of when Bulldog is unable to hold Bret Hart up and Bret falls and gets tangled in the ropes. Bulldog doesn’t seem happy with himself after that move.
Bulldog is so exhausted now that he is barely able to do a basic pin.
Beautiful suplex from Bret Hart coming off the ropes.
And there it is with Davey getting the pinfall victory and becoming the new Intercontinental Champion.
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