17th Jan2020

‘NXT UK’ Review (Jan 16th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Booker T said some sexist s— about Tessa Blanchard’s Impact World Title run being the dumbest thing in Impact Wrestling history. Somebody’s big, black ass is sleeping on the couch tonight, ain’t it? Ronda Rousey could kick Steven Segal’s ass, no problem. Hell, Amanda Nunes could only beat Ronda in a cage with all the rules in place. Try sending that flavor of the month Nunes (who I like) to fight Ronda on the street instead…whole other story. I’m ramblin’, but watching this brand gets me thinking about all that foolishness from Booker T, because there are an awful lot of people, male and female, who don’t have the typical look of Vince McMahon’s kinda wrestler and they are getting the same bull-s— argument from people like Booker as to why you can’t book them as a World Champion. Kiss my ass. I pay for Rey Mysterio and I want Rey Mysterio, not Baron Corbin. It’s AJ Styles, not Lars “I hate and f— gay men” Sullivan. Get it?

NXT UK is a brand that has a leg to stand on, because it actually rewards the wrestlers its crowd likes. WALTER is a great champion, despite the fact he looks like the milk-man from Hell. The best are the best and that’s who should be at the top. NXT UK has trouble making its show good from week to week, but when push comes to shove, the best people on the roster are there to knock the ball outta the park when it gets pitched to them. I just think that the ball should be getting pitched every inning, instead of at the last minute of the seventh. Okay, this was a short review, due to there only being two matches, so that’s why I wrote the Bible here at the open and gave my sermon on the mound. Let’s go out to this ball-game and hope the pitcher gets to chuck that f—– like a cow in a twister, because there are a lot of players on this team that need the win.


Match #1: Joseph Conners def. A-Kid

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

On the Jan. 2 edition of NXT UK, A-Kid took exception when the outspoken Joseph Conners hijacked his backstage interview in order to expound of the message that he was worthy of NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II. Promising that he had no problem “ruining” the up-and-coming competitor, Conners bested the young Superstar with Don’t Look Down in their subsequent hard-fought matchup.

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – As a match, this was kinda dull, but for A-Kid’s performance, this was a barn-burner. Conners is good, but he lacks what it takes to be a big deal right now, but maybe one day… In any case, A-Kid is f—— cool. I like him a lot. A-Kid versus WALTER…book that s—. A-Kid has the kind of talent that we all want, possibly even going so far as to say he might have “IT”. Time will tell how far A-Kid can go, but if Conners can get better over time (he’s slowly doing that), then A-Kid might just have a shot at being the top dog in the yard. As for this match, the wrong guy may have won, but at least the loser got to make their mark in style.

Match #2: (Main Event) Dave Mastiff def. Kassius Ohno

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After overhearing Kassius Ohno’s claims that he is the “best British wrestler alive” several weeks ago, Dave Mastiff made it clear that the “Wrestling Genius” should come find him when he is ready to face a real British heavyweight wrestler. As a result, the two collided in the NXT UK main event. Despite an explosive showing by Ohno throughout in the battle between super heavyweights, “Bomber” reigned supreme on the back of an earth-shattering Super Rolling Senton-Into the Void combination.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was a pretty good match that saw Ohno put over one of this brand’s better fighters. Mastiff played the part of the bear from The Revenant, humping Ohno like DiCaprio with his legs broke. This was a chance to see these two as a couple of knock-around guys and if you’re into that kind of thing, then you just might get a whole lot out of this. The bout was fought as if it was a matter of fighting to the last breath, which is a way of doing things that is better than what we usually get. This match was a blast that just needed to go a lot longer to really get where it needed to go, but it got part of the way there and that’s some-thing.

Final Verdict: 3.2/5

Not a lot happened on here, other than next week’s matches being announced, but this show did have A-Kid kicking ass and that’s cool with me.


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