02nd Feb2020

‘NXT UK’ Review (Jan 30th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of NXT UK, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Imperium doing what-ever guys in jackets do for fun. Let’s get to the madness…of Spartaaaaaaaaa!


Match #1: Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan def. The Hunt

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan returned to NXT UK for the first time in almost a year to take on The Hunt. In the height of the very physical matchup, Wild Boar missed the splash on Burch as he crashed onto the ringside floor. Seconds later, Lorcan hit Primate with a devastating forearm as the animalistic Superstar was leaping from the ropes. This opened the door for a 2-on-1 big impact DDT for the three-count.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – The right guys won a simple, light match that was a nice demo for some of the winners better moves.

Match #2: Isla Dawn def. Nina Samuels

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray still standing on top coming out of NXT UK TakeOver, the field to determine her next challenger was wide open, and Isla Dawn emerged to battle Nina Samuels to see which one of them might fill that void. The White Witch worked her magic when she capitalized on a Samuels knee injury and finished her off with half-and-half suplex into the bridge for the victory.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – This was alright, but it didn’t have…time…life. Hey, that’s a magazine joke. Stop the presses!

Match #3: Ridge Holland def. Tyson T-Bone

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Made of Yorkshire steel, the tough-as-nails Ridge Holland continued his growing winning streak by laying waste to The King of the Travelers Tyson T-Bone with the earth-shattering Northern Grit.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – This was…right there, wasn’t it? There’s nothing terrible about this match, but there was nothing great either.

Match #4: Imperium (Marcel Barthel, Fabian Aichner & Alexander Wolfe) def. Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster & Dave Mastiff

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Dave Mastiff once again stood up to the forces of Imperium when he joined Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster against Marcel Barthel, Fabian Aichner & Alexander Wolfe in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. In the final moment of the hard-fought encounter, all hell broke loose. After leaping from the apron with a Cannonball that took out all three members of the opposition on the ringside floor, the cheeky Mastiff followed up with the Imperium pose. Feeling disrespected, NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER emerged to take issue, but he was quickly taken down by the dangerous right hand of “Bomber.” Nevertheless, the distraction allowed Imperium to knock Webster off the turnbuckle and paved the way for Barthel to hurl Andrews into the waiting arms of Aichner for the match-ending Brainbuster.

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – This was a nice main event that didn’t do all that much, but it did so without many problems.

News Of The Night:

  1. Trent Seven challenged Eddie Dennis to a Steel Corners Street Fight.
  2. Tyler Bate fights A-Kid, next week.
  3. Burch and Lorcan want to fight Gallus.
  4. IIja Dragunov wants to fight Joe Coffey.

Final Verdict: 2.7/5

This was a lame show that didn’t strive for a lot and it showed.


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