12th Sep2019

‘NXT UK’ Review (Sept 11th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and I used to be Amanda Bynes, but a bee stung me and I turned into a pasty-faced loser who can’t even spell the word “a”. It took me twenty minutes to figure out what letter to press for that damn word. I miss my old variety show. I made Taran Killam famous! That big dumb lurch owes me a buck an hour. I was friends with a giant lobster. Any-way, NXT UK is on the docket, so let’s get my Penelope wig back from the Nickelodeon storage locker, because I want my !@#$?%& show back! Amanda please!

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Match #1: Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner def. Danny Jones & Harry Green

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Imperium opened NXT UK with an address to the WWE Universe, basking in supreme glory in the wake of United Kingdom Champion WALTER’s triumph over Tyler Bate at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff. Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner then proceeded to run rickshaw over their opponents Danny Jones & Harry Green and secured the three-count with the powerbomb/uppercut combination. In the aftermath, The Ring General and Alexander Wolfe joined in the destruction with a post-match assault. With the dominant faction standing tall united in the center of their sacred mat, the question remains: Who, if anyone, can stop Imperium?

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – This didn’t go as long as I would have liked, but they had a nice little match for the time they got.

Match #2: Jordan Devlin def. Ashton Smith

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After refusing to attend NXT TakeOver: Cardiff as a direct message to General Manager Johnny Saint that he deserves to be in the spotlight, Jordan Devlin engaged Ashton Smith in a hard-fought matchup. Despite an impressive effort by the very capable Smith, in the end it would be The Irish Ace who would reign supreme with the “Devlin-side.”

My Opinion: 2.3 out of 5 – This was a cricket in a banana patch. It makes sense to me! Once again, it would have been nice for this go longer…a lot longer.

Match #3: Tegan Nox def. Shax

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After an excruciating knee injury kept her on the shelf for a year, Tegan Nox returned to action in heroic fashion when she made her official NXT UK debut against Shax. But after her opponent hit her with a disrespectful slap just seconds into the contest, Nox answered with a fierce kick, a fall-away slam and the shiny wizard for a quick and decisive victory. Following the contest, however, Nox was interrupted by NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, fresh off her huge title victory over Toni Storm at TakeOver: Cardiff. Less than pleased that Nox was stealing her thunder with the buzz of her return, Ray made it clear that she will be happy to do the same thing to “the returning hometown hero” that she did to Storm. In response, Nox made it clear that she was ready, “anytime, anywhere.”

My Opinion: 1.5 out of 5 – Stupid squash matches. I feel like Roger Rabbit watching the news. I hate the news.

Match #4: (Main Event) Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster def. The Grizzled Young Veterans – NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After The Grizzled Young Veterans lost the NXT UK Tag Team Titles to Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster in a Triple Threat Match at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff, General Manager Johnny Saint granted Liverpool’s No. 1 Zack Gibson & James Drake a one-on-one opportunity to regain the titles against new titleholders. In the height of the hard-fought main event, Drake made a critical mistake when he accidently superkicked his own partner and thwarted their double-team effort. This error allowed Webster to drop his adversary to the canvas and paved the way for Andrews to hit Fall to Pieces off the top rope giving the tandem their first successful title defense.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was a good main event that was a bit dull at times, but always had a finger on the pulse of…I don’t know what, but it was still alive. This match was like Stevie Wonder driving a taxi cab and making it all right without killing anybody. Good stuff.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kassius Ohno will fight Sid Scala, next week.
  2. Nina Samuels says she’s the future of the women’s division.
  3. Kay Lee Ray challenged Tegan Nox to a match.
  4. Trent Seven begged Drake Maverick (on the phone) to take Noam Dar back into the 205 Live roster.

Final Verdict: 3/5

The main event was good, but the rest of the show wasn’t…All That. That was another one of my shows. I’m not a fat, white guy! I’m still Amanda Bynes, you son of a ?$#@!.

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