01st Nov2019

‘NXT UK’ Review (Oct 31st 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of NXT UK, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Donny Osmond singing like a girl. Donny Osmond and Wayne Newton…they sound like the Pointer Sisters on helium. Anyway, A-Kid debuts here, so let’s make sure he’s got a hall pass. There’s no screwing around during school hours, damn it! Get to class, you little bastards! NXT UK starts…some place else. This is just a review. We can’t afford a broadcast of a WWE show.


Match #1: Rhea Ripley & Piper Niven def. Jinny & Jazzy Gabert

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Several weeks ago, Rhea Ripley shocked the WWE Universe when she came to the aid of her adversary Piper Niven against Jazzy Gabert and a meddling Jinny. As a result, they formed an unlikely alliance to battle their common enemies. Although Jinny and Gabert used nefarious tag team precision and put forth a determined effort, they proved no match for the awesome combination of Ripley & Niven. Highlights of the explosive contest included Piper dropping in with the Senton on both opponents at the same time as well as The Mosh Pit Kid executing a jaw-dropping summersault over the top rope before crashing down on each of her foes on the ringside floor. The onslaught culminated with a Michinoku Driver by Niven for the three-count and a newfound mutual respect between the unlikely allies.

My Opinion: 2.9 out of 5 – This was pretty good for opening the show, but nothing special. The idea here was that this match led to respect between the ladies, which is how things should happen in the big hoose. My hoose! In the Hoose Of Respect, these four gals are equal. If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to hose down my hoose before Mrs. Jones waltzes on over…My hoose!

Match #2: A-Kid def. Kassius Ohno (Count-Out)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Despite giving up around 100 pounds to his opponent, the debuting A-Kid countered the onslaught of the always dangerous Kassius Ohno while working in some effective offense of his own. Then, in the final moments, A-Kid delivered a last-second maneuver to his foe when the action spilled outside the ring. A-Kid jumped back into the squared circle just in time to score a win by count-out over the self-proclaimed Wrestling Genius!

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – I would’ve liked this be a bit more than what it was, but this was a fine debut for A-Kid. These two had good chemistry together, like rabbits and bazookas. HOP! HOP! BOOM! There better be more matches with these two later, or I’ll call Neil Sedaka! Don’t test me, damn it!

Match #3: Joseph Conners def. Roy Johnson

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

The unpredictable Joseph Connors always keeps you guessing, but when it comes to the question of whether he is for real, you can answer in the affirmative with absolute certainty. The determined Superstar picked up his third victory, using his vicious nature to defeat NXT UK’s “shiny new toy” Roy Johnson in his debut match with Don’t Look Down.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – This was okay, like peanut butter made of baby oil. The Staple Singers once said, “Touch A Hand, Make A Friend”, but that’s bull-$#!@. I ain’t touchin’ no-damn-body! That’s what this match was. The WWE wants me to touch Conners, but I don’t want to. It’s not him, but they just keep insisting on me stroking him. I don’t wanna yet! Leave me alone! Anyway, this was fine for Conners, but Roy looked like a doofus, just a little bit (losing will do that to you).

Match #4: (Main Event) Jordan Devlin def. Dave Mastiff

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After Dave Mastiff laid out the outspoken Jordan Devlin weeks ago, The Irish Ace was looking for retribution on “The Bomber,” setting the stage for a main event that proved second to none. From start to finish, the contest was nothing short of brutal, demonstrated not only by the tenacity of both competitors in the ring, but also by the injuries they suffered. Mastiff battled through arm and knee injuries while Devlin fought through an injured lower back. Nevertheless, both warriors pressed on and raised the level of competition with each passing moment. In the height of the action, Delvin hit a moonsault off the top rope and nearly picked up the pinfall. But when he went for a follow-up moonsault, “The Bomber” lifted his knees and quickly followed up for the earth-shattering Into the Void! That might have been the end of the match had Devlin not rolled out of the ring. Then, when Mastiff pulled his opponent up on the top rope in an attempt to finish him off, The Irish Ace escaped and hit a fierce kick, paving the way for the Devlin Side for an earth-shattering victory.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was just what the show needed. This was a good bruiser battle that…bruiser battle? I suck tail. What the hell was I shootin’ for? Anyway, this was a meaty…nope. Too lame. Prego, Ragu…pasta talk. Whatsa matta you? This was a good time. There you go. That’s all that needs to be said of a match with hard-hits and big slams. This delivered what it should have been aiming at and it did.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kassius Ohno and Tyler Bate have a feud now, thanks to Ohno attacking A-Kid to push their feud.
  2. Kay Lee Ray is taunting any-one (especially Xia Brookside ) who wants a crack at the NXT UK Women’s Title.

Final Verdict: 3.3/5

This was all about the debut of A-Kid and the main event.


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