03rd May2021

‘WWE NXT: UK’ Review (Apr 29th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and there are at least 7000 genders. Take your pick. I’m happy to be here, because it beats being in the Phantom Zone. Jor-El: I send you to the Phantom Zone! Me: No! Damn you Jor-El! I shall return! Ursa: Forgive me! Nom: Om! Me: I shall return! NXT UK starts now. I shall return!

[Author’s Note: Joe Coffey and Wolfgang were accused of sex crimes that they have not been found guilty or innocent of in a court of law. If you are alarmed or upset by this, then viewer discretion should be advised].

Match #1: Teoman def. Rohan Raja

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Safe to say Teoman has the attention of his fellow NXT UK Superstars. The relative newcomer stands out from the pack with his bizarre march to the ring and spellbinding theme music, but what happens inside the squared circle during his matches is far more unsettling than any entrance ever could be. Teoman, who typically makes the NXT UK Universe wince due to his propensity for ruthlessly stomping on his opponents’ elbows and knees, emphatically crossed the line during his match against the debuting Rohan Raja. After trapping Raja in a crossface, Teoman cranked back as hard as he could and snapped his opponent’s left arm. As Raja received medical attention, Teoman grabbed the mic while standing above his wounded foe, wondered aloud if Raja is “stupid or brave,” and vowed that “the eye is watching.”

The Score: 6 out of 10

Match #2: Sha Samuels def. Levi Muir

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After teaming with Noam Dar in a losing effort against Moustache Mountain last week, Sha Samuels was looking to take out his frustrations on Levi Muri. Mission accomplished. Muir used his impressive quickness to catch the larger Samuels by surprise several times, but Samuels relied on his brute strength (and a rake to the face) to regain control, and he finished Muir with a ring-rattling spinebuster for the win.

The Score: 3 out of 10

Match #3: Meiko Satomura def. Aoife Valkyrie

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In recent weeks, the undefeated Aoife Valkyrie has twice confronted the legendary Meiko Satomura, even symbolically placing a feather on the floor while gazing at The Best in the World and making no secrets of her desire for a match. Valkyrie greeted Satomura with a bow of respect, but Satomura showed no mercy to her less experienced opponent, cracking her with a right forearm to the jaw during a rope break in the early goings. Satomura trapped Valkyrie in an excruciating leg hold, but Valkyrie showed off her resilience by dragging herself to the bottom rope to force a break and by later kicking out after The Final Boss clobbered her with a kick to the head. Satomura, too, dug deep to kick out when Valkyrie landed a picture-perfect moonsault, and The Best in the World earned the victory by landing a DDT, a kick to the back of the neck and finally the Scorpio Rising. After the match, Satomura helped Valkyrie back to her feet and offered her a bow while exiting.

The Score: 9 out of 10

Match #4: (Main Event) Gallus (Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) def. Symbiosis (Primate, T-Bone & Eddie Dennis)

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Given that Gallus and the newly named Symbiosis recently got into a jaw-dropping donnybrook on the set of “Supernova Sessions,” it only made sense that the six Superstars collide in what was all but guaranteed to be a harrowing brawl. And indeed, NXT UK’s main event saw more than its fair share of savage haymakers, but that isn’t to say the six-man melee was without some crafty strategy, as Symbiosis used a series of sneaky tags to keep Joe Coffey isolated from his corner. Coffey made a lunging tag to Wolfgang, who clobbered all three of his opponents with a dizzying combination of fists, clotheslines and stomps, and it was more of the same when Wolfgang tagged Mark Coffey into the bout. With all six competitors fighting in and around the squared circle, Joe Coffey sent Primate careening into the corner with the Glasgow Sendoff and tattooed him with All the Best for the Bells for the hard-earned victory.

The Score: 6 out of 10

Final Verdict: 7/10

Well, this show was all about Meiko/Valkyrie. That was one of the best NXT UK matches yet. Everything about the bout was top-notch. Meiko took Valkyrie to her limit and never let up. Symbiosis was announced as a new faction with Eddie Dennis, T-Bone and Primate as the members. A Gauntlet match was announced to decide who will fight Kay Lee Ray for the NXT UK Women’s Title. Overall, it was a busy night. Sha Samuels was here. How did he get his job back after attacking that red on the Indies? Shouldn’t Symbiosis have won their debut, or at least not lost so concisely? Hopefully, there’s a plan for their loss. Just watch Meiko/Valkyrie. You’ll be glad you did. Okay. Meiko…Valkyrie…watch that. I’ll see you next time.

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