Mark Andrews vs. Dan Moloney (WWE UK Championship Tournament Part 1- January 14, 2017)
This was one of the better designed first round matches because it was designed to specifically showcase one of the two men. Moloney is certainly a part of the tournament, but he was clearly being used as borderline fodder. His short video came off incredibly fake. Moloney is the bigger man but is another person who may not be ready for primetime. He’s got potential, but Andrews was the clear choice to move on. He shows off many of his best flippy type moves, and Moloney gets enough offense to look somewhat competent. Stundog Millionaire into the shooting star press gets Andrews the winner.
Winner (s)/Rating: Mark Andrews/**