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[2017-01-15-WWE-UK Championship Tournament] Mark Andrews vs Pete Dunne

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This was VERY enjoyable - coming into the tournament these 2 were the ones I was most familiar with, and this was definitely my most awaited match of the tournament - you got Peter doing awesome work on top, displaying his nasty offense, Mandrews being the ultimate underdog with his selling & flippy hope spots. Just as good as their BOLA '16 match. ***3/4

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Pete Dunne vs Mark Andrews - WWE UK Tournament 1/15/17

 

Pete Dunne pulls off a completely opposite performance than his quarterfinal match. Instead of being a bumping heel that takes advantage of an opportunity, he is a bruising heel working on top and feeding great hope spots to the babyface.

 

Mark Andrews is your traditional high flyer from Wales. He was grabbing his neck before the match. Andrews' big move is the shooting star press. Dunne gets a bodyslam early and goes for a cover. Love it! Nasty chinlock. I love how they pepper in hope spots. Andrews gets a great dive over the top. Dunne goes after the nose and fingers. When he tries to stomp the hand on the steps, Andrews snaps off a rana. I am loving this pacing. The perfect blend of bruising heel on top and high flying babyface hope spots. Dunne gets a nasty suplex/bodyslam on the apron. Another in the ring. On third attempt, Andrews does an indy-riffic counter. 1-2-NO! Shooting Star? Eats knees. I would have loved that as the finish, but I understand wanting to put Dunne over more definitively. They give Andrews some more hope spots down the stretch, but it was clear that Dunne was taking this. Great three move combination to polish off the high flyer: German into the buckles, Suplex/Bodyslam and then his finish. I don't like his finish because it is very indy, but I am definitely a Dunne fan. He is a mean, nasty heel. He can let the babyface take most of the match or he can work on top. I like that versatility. There was more modern wrestling that crept into this match (stupid shit like Dunne blasting Andrews with a forearm and then Andrews snapping off a rana), but for the most part it was a strong exhibition of bruising heel on top and a babyface snapping off hope spots and then the heel snuffing it out. Loved the pacing. ****

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