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Two matches were taped at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England before today’s NXT UK TakeOver special went on the air.
– Joseph Conners defeated A-Kid
On the January 2 episode of NXT UK, video aired of Conners interrupting a backstage promo that A-Kid was cutting. Conners kept calling himself TakeOver worthy. He said A-Kid is on a roll and is doing well for himself, but Conners has no problem ruining things for him.
– Dave Mastiff defeated Kassius Ohno
Mastiff vs. Ohno was also set up on that January 2 episode. Mastiff defeated Kona Reeves and Ohno defeated Ligero on the show. Ohno called himself the best British wrestler alive, and Mastiff confronted him backstage and challenged him for when he’s ready to face a real heavyweight British wrestler.
WWE’s Prime Target special building up UK TakeOver: Blackpool II aired last Thursday instead of a regular episode of NXT UK.