Night 1 is recapped with HHH getting a lot of coverage and the matches' finishes getting shown - so at least a few moves were given a chance to shine. Dunne's beating got more time than the matches, along with Regal browbeating him. Cole talks over a very echo-filled mic about the tourney. Nigel and Cole stand next to the gorgeous title.
Neville comes out and talks about being looked over once again. He was left out of the tournament because they wanted it to be competitive and with him it, it would have been a no contest. He says no one deserves to face him - leading to TOMMY END COMING OUT! Cole talks about End's PWG experience. End hits a round kick for 2. They go into a tumbling exchange before a high round kick hits Neville. Nigel hypes up End as getting "it" fairly late compared to some - while it took him five or six years to really find "it". Neville lands a series of kicks for 2. Neville jumps into a high kick and eats a moonsault on the floor. Tommy hits a blitz ending with a shining wizard for 2.5. End hits a spin kick and a German for 2. They stand up top and Neville hits a rana and in the Red Arrow position to win. Shocked End didn't win - but with Neville going into the Rumble match, I won't argue over a guy looking strong before a title match.
RoboCharly says that Bate is hurt - but he's been cleared. Balor comes out in a skinny tie to bring the '80s back. And also do commentary, and cut a small promo too. Bate and Dunne's rise in the tourney is recapped. Regal holds the UK Title mid-ring - and that is easily the company's best-looking belt. Cole talks about Bate needing the now-injured shoulder to get the Driver. Love the staredown to start.
Dunne locks on a triangle choke, but Bate BACKLUND LIFTS HIM INTO A POWERBOMB! FOSBURY FLOP TO THE FLOOR BY BATE! GIVE HIM THE TITLE! He's a damn star! Bate gets 2 off a 450 foot stomp! BITTER END HITS! IT ONLY GETS 2 AND DUNNE IS IN SHOCK! Dunne locks on a Kimura with a neckbar! Hopping Kimura with a bodylock! BATE TURNS IT INTO A BRAINBUSTER! BATE ONLY GETS 2! HOLY SHIT!
This is the best single star-making match there's been in ages - and it's making two stars. Bate is MADE from this - if they just did this stuff on USA, they'd have money-making draws right away. Dunne flips out of a German, leading to chops! A pair of Koppou kicks hit and THE TYLER DRIVER HITS TO GIVE HIM THE TITLE! The entire tourney "just" being done to make these guys stars makes it all worthwhile. HHH, Finlay, Balor, and Regal present the title - well, HHH does and the UK guys get to clap. HHH hogs the spotlight more as every UK guy gets a secondary role here.