12th Oct2020

‘WWE NXT: UK’ Review (Oct 8th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of NXT: UK, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have more from the Heritage Cup Tournament, including Max Von Sydow killing those people…when he was only eight years old! Max Von Sydow is crazy! Shoot him! Shoot him dead! NXT UK starts…SYD-NOW!

Match #1: Xia Brookside & Dani Luna def. Nina Samuels & Amale

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Nina Samuels & Amale struggled to get on the same page from the beginning, with Samuels even interrupting Amale’s entrance to soak up the spotlight. The infighting escalated throughout the bout until Samuels left the ring altogether, leaving The French Hope to fend for herself. Amale had little chance on her own, falling to a double-team Brooksy Bomb by Xia Brookside & Dani Luna.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – This was decent action from four talented people. Nothing in here was thrilling or exciting, due to brevity of course, but the match had enough movement from the two teams to keep the action steady. Joni Mitchell blew David Crosby and this match kinda blew away…nothing.

Match #2: Saxton Huxley def. Jack Starz

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After showing grit last month in his loss to NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER, Saxon Huxley was back with a vengeance. Jack Starz found a way to squirm out of an Argentine backbreaker, but Huxley dropped him moments later with a modified sidewalk slam for the win.

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – Starz?! They cancelled Ash vs. The Evil Dead! Screw Starz? This match sucked, because it had Starz! What…was Sweetbitter too big of a hit to stay on the air? Eat me, Starz! Eat me raw…Monday Night Raw (HA!)! Anyway, this match had some good flow to it, but that might have been the heroin talking. I really liked the way I didn’t pay attention to this match at all, because I didn’t feel like it. Actually, this was solid stuff, but it just needed more time. Nothing in the wrestling was bad, but it was just sorta flat instead. Well, give it a shit anyway and you might go coo-coo for these Coco Puffs.

Match #3: A-Kid def. Flash Morgan Webster – Heritage Cup Opening Round Match

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A-Kid dug deep for an impressive come-from-behind victory to vault to the second round of the Heritage Cup Tournament. Flash Morgan Webster seized a 1-0 advantage early in the second round after getting the better of a series of pinfall counters. He nearly squashed A-Kid’s dreams altogether in the next round as well, hitting a poison-rana, but he was unable to take advantage as time ran out. A-Kid evened the tally at 1 following a massive Spanish Fly and huge thrust kick in Round 4 before claiming victory a round later, forcing Webster to submit to an armbar.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This didn’t go very long, but it was fun while it lasted. This match was very short, but that seems to be the way all WWE matches go these days. A-Kid is a big deal for this league, if they don’t drop the ball with him like with Ricochet. Webster was also excellent here, matching well with A-Kid’s very different yet equally visceral style of fighting. While no great masterpiece, this was sweet taste of what these guys could be doing together if given the chance.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kay Lee Ray’s “State of the Union” address turned into an all-out brawl with the NXT UK Women’s roster.

Final Verdict: 2.3/5

There was a grand total of about fifteen minutes of wrestling in an hour. What the hell is going on here?

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