19th Jul2019

‘NXT: UK Review (July 17th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT: UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Kassius Ohno in the main event against Mark Andrews. Let’s see if it all comes together like it should.


Match #1: Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner of Imperium def. Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone

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In the opening match of this week’s NXT UK, Imperium’s Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner honored their “sacred” mat in a contest against Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone. Huxley made the critical mistake of failing to see Barthel tag Aichner into the match and continued to battle Barthel. After the legal Aichner used a knee to take out T-Bone on the steel steps outside the ring, he nailed Huxley from behind, and Imperium finished off their prey with an uppercut off the second rope into the powerbomb for the three-count.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – There was enough action here to make this squash match entertaining, but not enough to be considered vital viewing.

Match #2: Jinny def. Xia Brookside

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Although Xia Brookside showcased an impressive offense against Jinny, the daughter of legendary grappler Robbie Brookside fell victim to the distractions and interference from Jazzy Gabert outside the ring, which allowed Jinny to roll her opponent up from behind for the victory.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – This wasn’t much, but they tried to get something out of this. I’ll never lament anybody trying, but it’s a shame that most of the women’s matches in NXT: UK feel like an infomercial for Oxi Clean.

Match #3: (Main Event) Mark Andrews vs. Kassius Ohno

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Kassius Ohno doled out a savage beating to Mark Andrews in NXT UK’s hard-hatting main event, even removing the turnbuckle outside the ring, dropping his opponent’s throat onto the exposed steel and concentrating his subsequent attack on that same target. But despite Ohno’s mid-match claim that Andrews doesn’t below in the ring with a “wrestling genius,” the resilient Andrews fired back with a barrage of high-octane offensive maneuvers, including an over-the-top-rope Hurricanrana out onto the ringside floor. Then, in the final moments, Ohno trapped his high-flying adversary as Andrews was attempting Fall to Pieces off the top rope and leveled him with the cravat suplex. But rather than trying to cover his foe, Ohno made the mistake of picking him up in an attempt to inflict further punishment. That mistake came back to haunt Ohno, as Andrews quickly countered his attack and picked up the quick pin.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was worth the wait. This was a fine match from two very talented athletes who…I can’t think of what I was going to write. This was a good match. If I write “This was” one more time I’ll eat my hat…oh $#!@. Give me a minute. Okay, that hurt and tasted like dandruff. Ohno is still one of the best and is a true coup (sounds like a cow yawning) for NXT: UK. Okay, I’m out of gas. This was…I’m gonna lose so many hats this way.

News Of The Night:

  1. NXT: UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm will defend her title against Kay Lee Ray at TakeOver: Cardiff.
  2. Travis Banks wants to redeem his loss to WALTER.
  3. Kenny Williams will fight Noam Dar, next week.
  4. Kay Lee Ray, Jinny and Jazzy Gabert fight Toni Storm, Piper Niven and Xia Brookside, next week.
  5. WALTER fights Trent Seven, next week.

Final Verdict: 3/5

This came and went without too much to say either way, but the main event was excellent and next week’s card was built to very nicely.


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