02nd Nov2020

‘WWE NXT: UK’ Review (Oct 29th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have…oh screw it…let’s just get to the main event!

Match #1: Aoifye Valkyrie def. Dani Luna

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Dani Luna looked to score a major upset and had Aofie Valkyrie on the ropes for much of this one-on-one bout. But The Norse Angel countered a German suplex before hitting a spinning heel kick and her patented diving split leg drop off the top rope to remain undefeated.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This was…okay. Yeah…okay. Yeah…yeah…what-ever. Let’s just get to the main event. Valkyrie good…Dani okay…fine. LET’S JUST GET TO THE MAIN EVENT, DAMN IT!

Match #2: Jordan Devlin def. Levi Muir

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Jordan Devlin continues to insist he’s the “one real” NXT Cruiserweight Champion — and with more performances like this dominant return to the ring, who could argue? The Irish Ace was on a mission, putting away Levi Muir with the Devlin Side before issuing a challenge to all Cruiserweights.

My Opinion: Yeah, yeah, yeah…the perv is back. What does this have to do with the main event?! Why are we not on the main event?! Levi…get out of the way! Devlin…shove it! Yes you’re match was snappy and clever. Yes, the match had nuance and detail! Who cares? It was short like your winky and this is not the main event! LET’S JUST GET TO THE MAIN EVENT…DAMN IT!!!!!!!

Match #3: (Main Event) WALTER def. Ilja Dragunov – NXT United Kingdom Championship Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

WALTER and Ilja Dragunov treated the NXT UK Universe to a war the likes of which they’ve never seen, but only one man could walk away as NXT United Kingdom Champion. The Ring General went for it all early, but Dragunov countered a powerbomb attempt and connected with a top-rope senton. WALTER would quickly turn the tables when he sent The Mad Russian careening into the middle and bottom ropes, seemingly injuring his neck. The apparent injury didn’t elicit any mercy from the defending champion, and WALTER poured on the punishment relentlessly with a barrage of strikes. The determined challenger delivered on his promise to redefine violence, fighting back in almost unhuman fashion with repeated German suplexes despite a near-100 pound weight differential. He also withstood WALTER’s best, kicking out after a gigantic lariat and powerbomb. Summoning the strength to hit Torpedo Moscow with WALTER’s back turned, Dragunov was unable to capitalize for a cover, inflicting perhaps just as much damage on his own neck. A second attempt didn’t find the mark completely, netting a near-fall. WALTER rolled out of the ring with Dragunov in hot pursuit, but The Ring General dropped The Mad Russian neck-first with a suplex before planting him on the apron with a powerbomb. The nearly lifeless Dragunov still kicked out moments later after WALTER hit yet another powerbomb inside the ring followed by a top-rope splash. With the champion locking in a sleeper and Dragunov unable to defend himself, the referee called for the bell. The courageous Mad Russian fought valiantly, though ultimately fell short of his dream thanks to NXT UK’s indomitable Ring General.

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – This sucked! Ha Ha Ha!!! This was shit! HAHAHA!!! THIS WAS TERRIBLE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! THIS WA…wait…this wasn’t a zero; this was…

My Opinion: 5 out of 5 – This was one of the best matches of the year. WALTER and IIja knocked the Snickers out of each other like it was getting discontinued. Intensity…that’s what this match was living off of…intensity. This didn’t feel like a WWE match at all…good. You could take this brutal contest of brain and brawn any-where in the world and it would make the grade. WALTER is something else. What a champion. I bet WALTER could eat a school bus. IIja was fantastic here. IIja would be smart enough not to be on the school bus. That’s what makes IIja so great…he’s got the brain and the brawn. If ever there was a time in IIja’s career where he arrived, this is that time and this match is that moment. Wow. Don’t you dare skip this.

News Of The Night:

  1. Eddie Dennis orchestrated an attack by The Hunt on Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster.

Final Verdict: 4.5/5

You had decent under-card stuff, but the main event is what you’re here for and what a main event it was. You’ve gotta have this in the match of the year candidates list.


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