20th Apr2021

‘WWE NXT: UK’ Review (Apr 15th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and The King Of England has died. Suck it! On this review, we have wrestling matches. You better like wrestling matches! I mean it! Begin!

Match #1: Nathan Frazer def. Saxon Huxley

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Nathan Frazer got off to a bit of a rough start in his match against Saxon Huxley, as his larger adversary effortlessly chucked him around the squared circle and shook the ring with an Irish whip into the turnbuckles. Despite having his head repeatedly slammed into the canvas by Huxley, Frazier finally landed his first big blow by launching himself through the ropes like a torpedo to clobber Huxley at ringside. Moments later, Frazier earned the win with a picture-perfect frog splash.

The Score: 6 out of 10

Match #2: Isla Dawn def. Emilia McKenzie

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After being pinned by Emilia McKenzie in tag team action last week, the sinister Isla Dawn entered this week’s singles clash hellbent on payback. Dawn seemed to take a twisted delight in battering her opponent, flashing an unsettling smile after delivering a savage knee to McKenzie’s midsection. McKenzie fought back with a spear and a back suplex that yielded a two-count and unleashed a barrage of strikes before being clocked with a kick to the jaw from Dawn. Seconds later, Dawn folded up McKenzie with a bridging suplex for the 1-2-3.

The Score: 6 out of 10

Match #3: Jack Starz def. Ashton Smith

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Jack Starz, who has been the recent recipient of some tough love and stirring pep talks from Piper Niven, seemingly took his friend’s teachings to heart, employing an impressive power game in a clash with the larger Ashton Smith. Starz was left reeling after absorbing a knee to the midsection and a stinging clothesline, but after some mid-match encouragement from Niven, he rallied with a flying shoulder tackle, a back body drop and a crafty rollup to earn his first one-on-one victory in NXT UK!

The Score: 5 out of 10

Match #4: (Main Event) Kenny Williams def. Amir Jordan

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With Kenny Williams already in the ring, Amir Jordan wasn’t in the mood for pre-match theatrics. Instead, he sprinted to the squared circle and immediately began calling for the bell. When he decided that it was taking too long, he simply charged his former friend, sending him to the mat with a vicious clothesline and raining down right hands. Williams feigned a knee injury after colliding with the ringside steps, but Jordan didn’t buy the ruse and again floored his foe with another clothesline. Williams fought back and showed off a vicious new mean streak, raking Jordan’s face with his boots and using a submission hold to crank back on his neck. Jordan nearly secured the win after dodging Williams’ low blow attempt and tattooing him with a superkick, but Williams kicked out at the last second. Moments later, Williams sent Jordan careening into an exposed turnbuckle and planted him face-first into the mat for the controversial victory.

The Score: 7 out of 10

Final Verdict: 6/10

This was a show that was solid through and through. There were no weak points in the card and everything turned out fine. The matches were easy come and easy go, with no odd points that I recall. It was a case of minimal as a virtue. The main event was a fine encounter, but nothing that will shake the heavens. Sometimes, these shows are just so-so and that’s okay. All in all, I’d say that this was good fun and, while no masterpiece, it was enjoyable all the same. Well, I’ll see you next time.


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