18th Apr2019

‘NXT: UK’ Review (April 17th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this week’s NXT: UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have more from WWE’s British sibling to NXT, so let’s see if it all turns out great for the dudes and dudettes of NXT: UK. Doesn’t that sound stupid? Too bad the delete button doesn’t work. I guess I’m stuck with it. Oh well. It’s time for ‘rasslin’.

Match #1: Joe & Mark Coffey def. Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Although the explosive NXT/205 Live combination of Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo nearly upset Joe & Mark Coffey with a beautiful moonsault/450 Splash combination, the Gallus brothers fired back in a hurry. After Joe delivered a hard uppercut from outside the ring, Mark followed up with a brutal kick, paving the way for The Iron King to execute All The Best for the Bells to give Gallus another huge tag team win as they look to reclaim their kingdom.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a firm match that was a bit slow to the draw, but it still made for a nice way to give the Coffey’s some more momentum.

Match #2: Dave Mastiff def. Kona Reeves

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

“Bomber” Dave Mastiff returned to NXT UK in aggressive fashion, laying waste to NXT’s Kona Reeves with a beatdown that culminated in a dropkick and an earth-shattering Cannonball. In a post-match interview backstage, however, “Bomber” found himself in a shoving match with Gallus’ Wolfgang, leaving the NXT UK Universe salivating over a possible clash between two strong men.

My Opinion: 1 out of 5 – There’s not much here worth talking about, so just watch it and be done with it, if you’re willing to take my word on it.

Match #3: Rhea Ripley def. Kacy Catanzaro

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

The first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion seemed more aggressive than ever against Kacy Catanzaro, and her mean streak was on full display when she caught her high-flying opponent in the corner before executing the Riptide for the victory. Ripley continued her assault after the bell with her inverted Cloverleaf, possibly to send a message of brutality to new arrival Piper Niven.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – I don’t know about just throwing Kacy out there as a snack for someone that doesn’t need to eat between meals, but that’s what happened here.

Match #4: (Main Event) Amir Jordan & Kenny Williams def. NXT UK Tag Team Champions The Grizzled Young Veterans by Count-out

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After NXT UK Tag Team Champion Zack Gibson & James Drake issued an Open Challenge, Kenny Williams & Amir Jordon looked to continue their impressive winning streak and brought the fight to the brash titleholders. Prior to the contest, Gibson & Drake addressed the NXT Universe, claiming that the NXT UK Tag Team Championships were soon to be recognized as the most important titles in WWE. They declared that their Open Challenge Match against The Bhangra Bad Boy & The Lucky Yin would, in fact, be non-title and would be the closest their opponents would ever get to the gold. That claim met with a strong counterpoint, though, when Jordan hit the Swanton Bombay off the ropes during the main event. Although Drake was nearly pinned, Gibson pulled him out of the ring at the last moment, and they proceeded to the take a walk. The huge count-out victory over the reigning titleholders not only extended Jordan & Williams’ winning streak to four, but potentially put them in line for a championship bout.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This turned out well enough to be a good main event. I wouldn’t go shouting this thing on top of the mountain. That being said, this was fun stuff and that’s just fine.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kassius Ohno vs. Ligero happens, next week.
  2. Mustache Mountain vs. Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster happens, next week.

Final Verdict: 2/5

This didn’t do too much for me, but it just didn’t work, period.

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