13th Jun2019

‘NXT: UK’ Review (June 12th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s NXT: UK, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the British version of Triple H’s Play-House on hand. Let’s see if it all came together as something fun or something funky.

Match #1: Jinny & Jazzy Gabert def. Xia Brookside & Isla Dawn

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In NXT UK’s opening tag team matchup, Xia Brookside & Isla Dawn came together to face common enemies: Jinny and her intimidating new cohort, Jazzy Gabert. After Jazzy completely dismantled Xia & Isla, executing The White Witch with a devastating Dominator, The Fashionista demanded to be tagged in so that she could pick up the three-count for her tandem.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – This thing went by too quickly to become what it should have/could have been, but it did get them all on TV for a few minutes, so there you go.

Match #2: Ilja Dragunov def. Joseph Conners

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After Joseph Conners made the mistake of calling out Ilja Dragunov by questioning the intensity of his dangerous opponent in recent weeks, The Muscovite Madman responded with an intense offensive that allowed him to charge through his very game foe and finish him off with the earth-shattering Tornado Moscow.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a mean, nasty match that was over way too quickly. Why do the good ones end too soon? The next time these guys wrestle each other, can they at least get five extra minutes?

Match #3: (Main Event) Imperium def. British Strong Style

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner helped WALTER retain his WWE United Kingdom Championship against former titleholder Pete Dunne and formed Imperium with the dominant titleholder several weeks earlier, British Strong Style came together to declare war on “Absolute Power.” In the midst of all-out chaos in their subsequent matchup, the referee suddenly caught sight of a masked figure making his way to the ring, a distraction that led to the official being inadvertently knocked out of the action. The unidentified individual then entered the squared circle to reveal himself as Alexander Wolfe! Without further warning, Wolfe planted Bate with a powerbomb heard ‘round the world and cleared the way for Barthel to pick up the three-count. In the aftermath, Wolfe posed with his new allies, apparently as the newest member of Imperium!

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – This was some wild $#!@. It kind of looked like they were trying to kill each other, so I bet that means they did their job well. This feud is one of the most addictive in wresting right now. It’s nice when something good happens in the WWE. I hope the rest of the year is built around these two factions at war with one another.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kenny Williams fights Kassius Ohno, next week.
  2. Ligero got a nice vignette on his eye troubles from when he was younger.
  3. Toni Storm and Kay Lee Ray might be in a feud, I think.
  4. A battle royal happens next week to determine the number one contender for Toni Storm’s NXT: UK Women’s Championship.
  5. Travis Banks had an excellent vignette about his goals in wrestling.
  6. The Hunt looks to be wrestling Gallus, next week.
  7. Alexander Wolfe debuted and joined Imperium.

Final Verdict: 4/5

This show had its mistakes, but it all stayed strong in the face of failure, so that’s a good night (matches and promos were good too).


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