12th Jul2019

‘NXT: UK’ Review (July 10th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s NXT: UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have more action from the European brand of NXT that somehow got Kassius Ohno on its roster. Hey, it’s good for them. Okay, let’s get UK crazy! That sucked. I’d erase it, but delete buttons cost too much money for the son of a basketball.

Match #1: Ilja Dragunov def. Ashton Smith

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In the opening match of NXT UK, the pure intensity of Ilja Dragunov proved too much for the talents of Ashton Smith, as he withstood everything his opponent threw at him and reigned supreme with Torpedo Moscow.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – As squashes go, this didn’t hurt my feelings, but it didn’t make my day either.

Match #2: NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm def. Candy Floss

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Despite a hard-fought effort by Candy Floss in a non-title matchup of mutual respect, Toni Storm overcame her opponent in the final moments with the help of Storm Zero.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – This came and went without Storm getting to show how good she was, so don’t go looking for a demo reel of her best with this one.

Match #3: (Main Event) Gallus def. Dave Mastiff & The Hunt

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After multiple attacks from Gallus brought them together, the monstrous combination of “Bomber” Dave Mastiff, Primate & Wild Boar roared back in head-to-head competition with Wolfgang & The Coffey Brothers in NXT UK’s main event. The contest began with all six competitors slugging it out in the middle of the ring and set the stage for a brutal Six-Man showdown. Gallus managed to cut off The Hunt, especially Wild Boar, in the early moments of the contest,from the dangerous Mastiff. But, when the animalistic competitor managed to tag in the massive tour-de-force, the “Bomber” laid waste to all three members of his opposition. Joe Coffey momentarily changed that with an earth-shattering powerslam on his colossal adversary as Gallus cleared the ring of The Hunt.

But Mastiff would not be denied, and he soon got both Coffey Brothers in the corner for the Cannonball. Joe managed to escape to the outside, leaving Mark to catch the full blunt of the devastating maneuver. But The Hunt didn’t let him of the hook as, moments later, both Wild Boar and Primate leapt through the ropes and took out Joe and Wolfgang. When the animalistic team climbed the ropes to hit the double headbutt, however, Wolfgang managed to regroup and knock Wild Boar of his perch and onto Mastiff. Although Primate hit the successful headbutt of Joe, he was not the legal man. And after Wolfgang threw him out of the ring, Joe recovered to hit All the Best for the Bells on Wild Boar for the victory.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was a fine main event…I sound like Martha Stewart at an art museum. This was a mean, dirty, nasty match that might just be waiting for you in the parking lot. I imagine the San Francisco earthquake was some-thing like this. There were enough big, tough pieces of meat being thrown around here that you might think you were watching a food fight with $2 steaks. This was what the movie “Armageddon” should have been…good. Overall, this was just what it needed to be and that is what I needed from this show.

News Of The Night:

  1. Trent Seven challenged WALTER to a fight.
  2. Nina Samuels cut a promo where she said every-one was there to see her.
  3. Kay Lee Ray attacked Candy Floss to further the feud of Ray and Toni Storm.
  4. Ligero is committed to winning more matches.
  5. Jinny fights Xia Brookside, next week.
  6. Mark Andrews fights Kassius Ohno, next week.

Final Verdict: 3/5

This worked well for setting up new matches and for delivering a wonderful main event.


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