Noam Dar def. Kenny Williams
Dar recently criticized Williams for falling short to Kassius Ohno, imploring him to utilize underhanded tactics to get ahead in his matches. That was cost him here, as Dar hit Williams with a revere low blow behind the referee's back to pick up the victory. Even though it wasn't anything too flashy, they had a pretty good match with entertaining action. Dar's dirty win prolongs the program as well.
Jinny, Jazzy Gabert and Kay Lee Ray def. NXT UK Women's Champion Toni Storm, Piper Niven and Xia Brookside
Brookside has had her fair share of issues with Jinny and Gabert lately while Ray and Storm are set to clash for the NXT UK Women's Championship at TakeOver: Cardiff, so this was an effective way to further two feuds with one match. Throwing Niven in there was a great idea as I enjoyed her interaction with Gabert and hope they are headed for an eventual one-on-one outing. This had a really fun pace, all six women looked good, and the heels going over was the right call.
WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER def. Trent Seven by Referee Stoppage (Non-Title)
It isn't often we see Seven in singles competition nowadays, so it's easy to forget how talented he is on his own without Tyler Bate. Don't get me wrong, they're a tremendous tag team, but Seven is just as much of a star as he is. He put up a hell of a fight here against the undefeated champion and came close to victory on multiple occasions, only to fall short in the end. They worked very well together, but WALTER's power was simply too much for Seven to overcome. WALTER came across like an absolute force to be reckoned with and I loved the decision to have him win by referee stoppage. It looked like the rest of British Strong Style would surface at some point, but no such luck. We're about a little over a month away from TakeOver and I'm curious what the United Kingdom title matchup will end up being.
Apparently WWE taped over a month's worth of content at Download in June, and although that's a lot, I appreciated this audience still being as loud as they were by the end. This show was slightly shorter than usual, but all three matches served a purpose and were well wrestled. I strongly recommend checking out the main event, but really, the entire hour flew by and was an easy watch. I'm looking forward to seeing how the card for TakeOver: Cardiff will come together over the next month.
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