10th Feb2020

‘NXT UK’ Review (Feb 6th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of NXT UK, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and I’m gonna tell Nai Nai she’s got cancer. I mean, she doesn’t, but I like f—— with her and she has a cold so…hell yeah! While I screw with my Asian grandma, you can mosey on down to the matches and take a look-see at what you’ve got to take a look at…’cuz Nai Nai’s got cancer…but she doesn’t.

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Match #1: Piper Niven def. Dani Luna

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In her first match back since falling short in the epic NXT UK Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match at TakeOver: Blackpool II against Kay Lee Ray and Toni Storm, Piper Niven looked extremely dominant in a matchup of extreme power against Dani Luna where she hit the Michinoku Driver for the victory.

My Opinion: 2.3 out of 5 – This came and went quicker than a woman who’s seen me naked…poor broads. I’m not much other than lard and teeth. Anyway, apart from calling women broads (because it makes me think of fried chicken), I watched this match and didn’t get much from it. Niven did well, but the match didn’t do much to get much from, so that’s that.

Match #2: Tyler Bate def. A-Kid

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A-Kid gave an incredible showing in a good-natured match against his mentor, Tyler Bate, but the first-ever United Kingdom Champion taught the up-and-comer a valuable lesson in defeat when he triumphed with Tyler Driver ‘97.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was a hell of a little match that deserved to be much longer. Why not just anchor the show around this match? Dumb booking… Anyway, Bate was great and so was A-Kid. I enjoyed this and want more, a lot more.

Match #3: Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter def. Pretty Deadly

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In the height of an absolutely explosive tag team back-and-forth, Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter delivered a series of kicks to the very danerous Pretty Deadly. This paved the way for Carter to lift Sam Stoker into the electric chair position and drop his unfortunate opponent neck-first onto the knee for the big win.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – This was like Quentin Tarantino licking feet. Hey, that’s all I got for this, dull, boring match that could’ve been better.

Match #4: (Main Event) Trent Seven def. Eddie Dennis – Steel Corners Street Fight Match

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The controversial ending of Trent Seven’s match against Eddie Dennis at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II fueled the animosity between the two competitors. Following another clash one week ago, the two Superstars pulled the stops when they remove all four turnbuckles and engage in a brutal Steel Corners Street Fight. The chaotic showdown saw the two Superstars battle inside and outside the ring, as well as into the crowd, utilizing the unforgiving steel steps as a landing pad for Seven’s DDT and Dennis’ Severn Bridge. They sooner fought onto the announce desk where The Don hit his first Burning Hammer of the night onto a near-by table. Seven went on to miss a Twisted Senton off the ring barricade to send him crashing to the ringside floor. Seizing back the advantage, the unrelenting Dennis grinded his opponent’s face into the exposed steel turnbuckle. But, as the they both exchanged a series of offense back in the ring, it was Seven who would roar back, hurling Dennis into the buckle-less steel twice before hitting the Burning Hammer in the center of the ring for the three-count.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – This was a very fun brawl around the arena. These guys just beat the hell out of each other for around twelve minutes or so and managed to even do some mean, nasty stuff to sell the fight as a low-down, dirty grudge. There are times when a match like this is a good idea and this was one of those times, as this show needed a longer match to deliver the goods. What a good choice for the main event.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kay Lee Ray and Toni Storm will fight in an NXT UK Women’s Title “I Quit” Match.
  2. Joseph Conners wants to fight Tyler Bate.

Final Verdict: 3.4/5

The Bate/A-Kid bout, along with the main event, delivered a fine show that needed more in it to be better, but what we got from the good was good enough to watch at least once.

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