29th Mar2019

‘NXT: UK’ Review (March 27th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s NXT: UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Kelly Bundy working on her newest picture, “Contradictions of the Shy Stripper”. We’ve got a couple happy matches here to enjoy, so pull on up in the ol’ easy chair and get ready to spend a half hour painting some of nature’s master-pieces.

Match #1: Jordan Devlin def. Dan Moloney

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Returning for his brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match against Travis Banks several weeks ago, a determined Jordan Devlin looked to show the young Dan Moloney why you never bet against the Irish Ace in NXT UK’s opening matchup. Moloney refused to give in easily to the vicious nature of his opponent, dishing out an effective offense that included a high-altitude back body drop that sent his opponent out of the ring, writhing in pain. Devlin roared back with a beautiful springboard cutter, however, before connecting with the headbutt and dragging his foe in the high-angle backdrop driver for the victory.

My Take: 2.5 out of 5 – This was all about Devlin and his return after the great stipulation match he had a few weeks ago against Travis Banks. Devlin looked good in victory, getting to use his best moves to remind every-body why he is one of the most exciting from his corner of the world. Overall, this match had a job to do and it did it without delay.

Match #3: Rhea Ripley def. Xia Brookside

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Following recent comments from Xia Brookside that characterized Rhea Ripley as a “bully,” The Mosh Pit Kid came to the ring on a mission to tear the daughter of legendary Robbie Brookside completely apart. Though Xia definitely showed why the NXT Universe should “fly with Brookside” – her high-octane offense included a high cross body off the top rope and out to the ringside floor, as well as a double knee assault off the turnbuckle that nearly earned her the win – in the end, the powerful Ripley caught her foe and took her down with the Riptide. After the bell, as Ripley insisted that she was still the most dominant women in NXT UK, she was suddenly interrupted in stunning fashion by Piper Niven! The first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion chose to exit the ring, as Niven climbed through the ropes and asserted that her arrival signals that Ripley is no longer the most dominant women in the brand.

My Take: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a good, quick match that gave both wrestlers a few minutes each to look convincing enough to get a title shot.

Match #3: (Main Event) Mark Andrews vs. Noam Dar ended in a No Contest

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After disparaging comments from Noam Dar sparked an altercation between the two last week, the stage-diving Welchman went one-on-one with the Scottish SuperNova. But before a winner could be determined in the absolutely explosive showdown, Andrew’s already-apparent knee injury, combined with an inverted hurricanrana gone wrong that took out Dar’s left leg, resulted in both athletes being unable to continue. They were carried out on stretchers and tended to by the WWE medical team.

My Take: 3.5 out of 5 – This was an excellent bout that had a lot of good back and forth action from two very talented fighters. There was plenty of ground wrestling, chain wrestling, submissions wrestling and any other kind of wrestling y’all can think of. Forrest, y’all wanna be a wrestling-boat captain with me after Vietnam is over with? Both of these guys worked hard here to make this match a success and were able to make it so…like Picard on the Enterprise. That’s right, I can do Star Trek jokes. No one said they were off limits. Overall, this was a fine match that bodes well for both wrestlers in 2019.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kassius Ohno and Travis Banks are being teased for a feud.
  2. Jinny will fight Toni Storm, two weeks from now.
  3. Piper Niven debuted to confront Rhea Ripley.
  4. Trent Seven will fight Joe Coffey in the near future.
  5. Aichner & Barthel will fight Jordan & Williams in the near future.
  6. Pete Dunne and WALTER had a contract signing that ended with no violence.

Final Verdict: 3/5

This was a simple show that did well enough in establishing the big feuds and angles for Wrestlemania season and beyond.


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