26th Sep2019

‘NXT UK’ Review (Sept 25th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have three matches, which is one more than two. Wow! Johnny Weir was on The Masked Singer. Wow! You’re about to read my writing. Ahhhhhhhhhhh! What’re you, crazy? Why should you have to suffer? Okay, let’s check in with the WWE’s European brand and see if the Power Rangers are gonna be there.

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Match #1: Ligero def. Oliver Carter

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In the final moments of an opening contest between two purely explosive athletes, Ligero glided between the ropes to blast Oliver Carter with a stunner. He then followed up with a superkick kick and the C4L for the victory over the charismatic up-and-comer.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This worked out pretty well for a short one. These guys would do well on 205 Live, especially Ligero. Ligero was the better of the two, so he deserved to win. See? I make sense, some-times.

Match #2: Nina Samuels def. Dani Luna

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“The Nina Samuels Show” was in full swing on this week’s NXT UK when she overcame the powerful Dani Luna for another impressive win. When her opponent took a moment too long coming over the top rope, Samuels had the presence of mind to duck out of the way. She then levered her foe with the big boot before finishing her off with the Final Act.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – Nina looked fine here. I said “fine”. I’m running out of words. I’m…tripping with the Brady’s?! Good morning, Star-Shine. The Earth says, “Hello”. This was pretty much a squash all around, so…okay.

Match #3: (Main Event) Noam Dar def. Trent Seven (Disqualification)

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Last week, the always obnoxious Noam Dar enlisted the help of his megaphone to heckle Trent Seven backstage and make the stunning claim that “British Strong Style is dead.” As a result, The Artful Dodger stepped back into competition for the first time in several months to teach The Scottish Supernova a lesson he won’t soon forget. Throughout the hard-fought match, Dar continued to attempt to get inside the head of his foe, but he took his taunts too far near the end of the bout. Perhaps sensing victory, Dar picked up Seven’s towel and used it in a disrespectful manner. Fueled by anger, Seven countered Dar’s Nova Roller attempt with a thunderous lariat. Clearly fed up with his opponent’s antics, Seven unleashed a series of brutal strikes on the obstinate foe and refused to break once Dar landed under the ropes. As a result, the official was forced to stop the match and give Dar the win by disqualification.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was getting somewhere before the abrupt finish. I think they were going for intensity, but that usually comes from longer, more engaging matches. That being said, this match was good while it lasted and every other phrase I normally say at a time like this. Like Harold Melvin always said, “Do you think my ass looks fat in this dress?” Dar was great here, really playing the part of a pretentious heel to great effect to Seven’s vengeful bruiser. As matches go, this one can be marked down as a little hidden gem that likely won’t be the match that gets these guys to the next stage of their careers, but it will add to their reputations as being talented and capable of interesting things.

News Of The Night:

  1. Jordan Devlin and Tyler Bate are beginning a feud.
  2. NXT UK is moving to Thursday’s at 3PM ET, beginning next week.
  3. WALTER harassed some UK Performance Center trainees, possibly to set-up a feud with them later.
  4. Tegan Nox fights Kay Lee Ray, next week.

Final Verdict: 3.2/5

This should have been a bit more ambitious, but at least the focus was on wrestling and not promos. Don’t forget to get your tests unlocked.

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