18th Nov2019

‘NXT UK’ Review (Nov 14th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have an actual main event this week, which means that it goes more than ten minutes and won’t be easily forgotten. Holy Moly! That’s amazing! Will and Grace made me realy confused about crotch stuff and this review starts…when-ever you fuggin’ read it. Fugg. That’s a word.

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Match #1: Kay Lee Ray def. Xia Brookside

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Although months have gone by since the turbulent events of NXT UK’s high-stakes first-ever Women’s Battle Royal, Xia Brookside still came into her match against Kay Lee Ray eager for retribution after the treacherous Scottish competitor cost her an opportunity at the NXT UK Women’s Title at TakeOver: Cardiff. Despite Brookside’s hard-fought efforts in the subsequent highly personal contest, Ray hit a devastating superkick out of nowhere in the closing seconds to set up the Widows Peak/Gory Bomb combination that would give the titleholder the victory. Once again, the reigning NXT UK Women’s Champion showed why she stands on top of the women’s division.

My Opinion: 2.9 out of 5 – This was pretty good, but it needed a little more time in the oven, so to speak. Neither one did any-thing bad, but this was just a case of a match not getting a chance to do much else besides fill time. Madea! Whip her ass! That’s…what did that have to do with the match, again? Who knows. Overall, not a terrible way to start the show, but it could have been better.

Match #2: Travis Banks def. Ligero

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Following a double pin in their first encounter several weeks ago, Ligero and Travis Banks welcomed the opportunity to once again lock horns in order to determine a clear winner between them. But, when the intense back-and-forth action moved outside the ring, Joseph Conners suddenly emerged out of nowhere and hurled Ligero into the ring post, a maneuver that neither Banks not the official were in a position to witness. Unaware of the disruption, The Kiwi Buzzsaw managed to hit the Slice of Heaven moments later to pick up the win.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was a pretty cool match that gave The Little Mermaid a reason to lust after a hot guy with legs. Ligero is still one of the most under-appreciated wrestlers today and seeing him consistently perform well, but not get a major push, is a bit too sad. Awwwww. Am I upset that my favorite weswah isn’t getwing a tituw shwot? That’s baby talk. I speak many languages/no I don’t. Like Gwen Stefani in a wrap party with the Backstreet Boys, this match ended when one person got thrown in a hard, long object that hurt them but benefitted the other guy. You know what I mean…or not. I don’t.

Match #3: (Main Event) Tyler Bate def. Kassius Ohno

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Two of NXT UK’s masters of the mat squared off in a main event showdown, as Tyler Bate went one-on-one with Kassius Ohno. The classic British Strong Style clinic that followed saw both competitors throw every bit of their respective arsenals at each other and leave it all on the mat. In the final moments, it was Bate who was destined to win the war of attrition. When the action rose to the top rope, The Big Strong Boi managed to hoist his 270-pound opponent up onto his shoulders and miraculously execute the UFO, before finishing Ohno off with a Tyler Driver 97 to triumph in the grueling matchup.

My Opinion: 4.2 out of 5 – Finally, The Rock has come back to…wait. Black Adam? This was a hell of main event. Why does it take so much for the WWE to sign off on good main events? This is how it should be, every week. This whole thing was fantastic. The match goes upwards of a half an hour and delivers everything it needs to make you wish that it would never end. That’s the way wrestling should be.

News Of The Night:

  1. Joseph Connors attacked Ligero and Travis Banks to push his reign of destruction angle.
  2. Ridge Holland debuts, next week.
  3. Alexander Wolfe fights Ilja Dragunov, next week.

Final Verdict: 4/5

The show was built around the matches and with a great one as the anchor for the episode, that puts this up there in some of the best wrestling shows in recent months.

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