02nd Dec2019

‘NXT UK’ Review (Nov 28th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Magruuuuuuuber! Powered by TalkTech, the finest voice-to-print journaling equipment in the world, we can get right to the point with this…oh, wait. I have a Thanksgiving dinner to get to while I write this. Don’t worry, it won’t… Honey? Are you there? Open the door! That’s my Mom. I bet they brought the whole fami… Get some! Turkey time! Yeah, that’s…more of them. Okay, here comes NXT UK.


Match #1: Piper Niven def. Jinny

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In NXT UK’s opening match, Piper Niven climbed into the squared circle seeking retribution on the crafty Jinny. However, both she and The Fashionista were out to prove that they should be the next in line to challenger Kay Lee Ray for the NXT UK Women’s Championship. Fueled by such high stakes, the stage was set for a fierce encounter. In a pivotal moment of the knockdown, drag-out contest, the meddling Jazzy Gabert attempted to interfere, but the tactic caught up with her, and she soon found herself ejected from ringside. Then, in the height of the action the followed, Piper Niven emerged victorious with the earth-shattering Michinoku Driver.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – This was okay. This match had some timing issues and length was factor as well, but this was a decent match.

Match #2: Eddie Dennis def. Dereiss Gordon

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

One week ago, Eddie Dennis made a surprise return in the crowd after an injury forced him to miss eight months, and he took part in a tense handshake with competing Trent Seven. Returning to the ring this week, The Swansea Savant picked up right where he left off and hit the Severn Bridge and his devastating Neck Stop Driver on one of Seven’s pupils, Dereiss Gordon, for the dominant victory.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was decent enough. Eddie looked good in his return and…Dereiss? This match was okay.

Match #3: Noam Dar def. Ashton Smith

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After Noam Dar ran his mouth last week backstage in order to ridicule Ashton Smith’s tag team partner Oliver Carter, Smith challenged The Scottish Supernova to a one-on-one matchup. Although Smith made an incredible effort throughout the contest, giving his opponent everything he could handle, Dar rose above with a hard-hitting dropkick through the ropes before executing the Nova Roller for the win.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – Noam did great here and Smith wasn’t too far behind. This was a good showing for Noam…

Match #4: (Main Event) Imperium vs. Gallus (No Contest)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Gallus and Ilja Dragunov recently joined forces to combat Imperium, resulting in several chaotic brawls between the factions. As a result, NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint and Assistant to the General Manager Sid Scala made the decision that the dangerous collection of Superstars would settle things in an Eight-Man Tag Team showdown. In the final moments of the uncontrollable slugfest, order completely broke down between all competitors. As an intense exchange between Alexander Wolfe and Dragunov suddenly spilled into the crowd, Gallus and the three remaining members of Imperium began to slug it out in an uncontrollable brawl, leaving NXT UK in complete chaos as the show concluded.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This would have been a higher score, but the wonky finish sort of hampered the momentum. This was a strong match that needed an ending that wasn’t contrite.

News Of The Night:

  1. Toni Storm is back.
  2. Jordan Devlin fights A-Kid, next week.
  3. Joseph Conners, Ligero and Travis Banks fight in a Triple Threat Match, next week.

Final Verdict: 3.3/5

This was like Dianne Wiest in the nude…just fine, but it just isn’t enough.


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