11th May2019

‘NXT: UK’ Review (May 8th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s NXT: UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a whole bunch of movin’ and shakin’ goin’ on. Yeah, it feels like an Alabama thing when I write like that. That’s the point. Any-way, I think we might have a few good ones here, so let’s get to ‘em.

Match #1: Moustache Mountain def. The Hunt

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In the opening contest, Tyler Bate & Trent Seven tried their luck against the primitive tandem of Wild Boar & Primate. In the final moments of their hard-fought contest, The Big Strong Boys indeed proved themselves to be kings of the jungle when they utilized the springboard clothesline into the dragon suplex to tame the wild beasts.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a lot if fun, if not an altogether interesting bout.

Match #2: Joe Coffey def. Flash Morgan Webster: – Fatal 4 -Way Qualifying Match

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Following the announcement by Assistant to the General Manager Sid Scala of an imminent Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the future No. 1 Contender to the WWE U.K. Title, hometown hero Joe Coffey clearly possessed the crowd’s support in his Qualifying Match against Flash Morgan Webster. In the final moments, The Iron King lifted his knees in time to counter The Modfather’s Shadows of Malice attempt off the top rope and followed up with All the Best for the Bells for the victory, securing his place in the Fatal 4-Way match in four weeks. After the match, Coffey was joined by his Gallus mates Mark Coffey and Wolfgang as they addressed the NXT UK Universe, stating that the Fatal 4-Way Match will belong to the outspoken faction. In addition, Wolfgang made it clear that his focus is firmly set of on “Bomber” Dave Mastiff for their own Fatal 4-Way Qualifier next week.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was good and quick, but nothing I’d recommend to anyone looking for the best of the best. There is nothing bad here, though.

Match #3: Nina Samuels vs. Kasey Owens

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Deflecting Kasey Owens’ spirited offense, Nina Samuels once again reigned supreme with another impressive victory, lifting her opponent onto her shoulders and dropping her full force into the neckbreaker, the Ninagoroshi.
As the dust settled on the contest, Samuels turned her attention to NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm, claiming that the rock-n-roll titleholder abandoned her struggling single mother and her sister to follow her own dream. She also made it clear that she would soon be the new NXT UK Women’s Champion.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a bunch of rest holds and drags and locks and glitter and ponies and MySpace.com. Yeah, I’m losing it a little. Look, there’s nothing terrible here, but I wouldn’t think I’m looking at the next big main eventer here either. They tried but couldn’t quite get it there. Over-all, this was better than bad but worse than great.

Match #4: (Main Event) NXT UK Tag Team Champions Grizzled Young Veterans def. Noam Dar & Kenny Williams

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Although Zack Gibson & James Drake stepped into the ring dressed to compete in their scheduled NXT UK Tag Team Title Match against Kenny Williams & Amir Jordan, “Liverpool’s No. 1” soon shared the information that Jordan was actually injured and therefore unable to compete. But, just when he was suggesting that the NXT UK Universe go home, Williams suddenly interrupted and introduced his replacement partner, The Scottish Supernova Noam Dar! Nevertheless, in the height of the subsequent high-impact matchup, Drake neutralized Dar by hurling his knee into the ring post. This paved the way for Gibson to execute Helter Skelter on The Lucky-Yin, before Drake blasted Williams with the 450 Splash for the hard-fought main-event victory in Scotland.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a good, hearty main event that got the job done. It was like manwich in beef broth. I’d say that was a joke, but it actually describes my thoughts on the match. Overall, I’m hungry and this was a thoughtful bout that did nicely as the finale.

Final Verdict: 3/5

These shows aren’t always the best, but they are pretty consistent in quality.


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