05th Apr2021

‘WWE NXT: UK’ Review (Apr 1st 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and sit on my face. We’ve got some fine custard for you…dick custard. Ron Burgundy: I’m Ron Burgundy! Champ Kind: Whammy! Ron! Ron! Ron. Ron…listen…listen to me. I…want that ass…your man ass. I want you like a man wants other men. Let’s move to Vermont and adopt a cat. RB: It sure is warm out today. RB: Look at that thatched roof! CK: Ron! I am a gay man who wants gay sex with you! Me: Let’s start the show! CK: F—k you, cue ball!

Match #1: Aoife Valkyrie def. Stevie Turner

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Aoife Valkyrie claims that the wings she wears during her mesmerizing march to the ring represent “the ability to adapt to change and victory.” And if her bout against the debuting Stevie Turner is any indication, Valkyrie won’t want to break up her pre-match routine anytime soon. Turner nearly earned an upset win with a unique backstabber, but Valkyrie seemed to be reinvigorated after receiving a kick to the face, as she hit back with a series of strikes and earned another victory by driving her opponent headfirst into the canvas with a leg drop from the top rope.

The Score: 6 out of 10

  • The Good: This was alright, daddio. You feel my vibe man? You ain’t illen? What the f—k just happened? Valkyrie…son of a b—ch!
  • The Bad: There wasn’t as much going here like I thought there would be.
  • The Verdict: It’s a shame that Turner’s debut didn’t come with a victory, but it was a decent victory.

Match #2: Teoman def. Josh Morrell

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Awe-inspiring entrances were something of a theme this week on NXT UK, as Teoman also captivated the NXT UK Universe right from the opening note of his scrambled entrance theme, pointing to what he calls his “evil eye” and swaggering his way to the squared circle to take on Josh Morrell. Not much is known about Teoman, but he clearly doesn’t hold sportsmanship in high regard, as he surprised Morrell with a slap across the face and maliciously jumped on his opponent’s ankles. After landing a pair of double stomps to Morrell’s back and sternum, Teoman cranked back on a crossface to claim the tapout victory.

The Score: 2 out of 10

  • The Good: Teoman kill Morrell.
  • The Bad: This squash.
  • The Verdict: Why?

Match #3: (Main Event) Pretty Deadly (Lewis Howley & Sam Stoker) def. Amir Jordan & Kenny Williams – NXT UK Tag Titles Match

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Due to what can charitably be called “creative differences,” Kenny Williams and Amir Jordan certainly appear to be done teaming together. Much to the chagrin of Jordan, Williams has used underhanded methods to claim wins on numerous recent occasions, while Jordan has repeatedly insisted that they earn victories fair and square. And after teaming together for several years, the Williams-Jordan partnership imploded at the most inopportune time: right in the middle of their first-ever NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match against Pretty Deadly. With the bout reaching a frenetic pace and Williams and Jordan unable to put away the champions, Williams turned to desperation when the official was knocked out, tossing one of the titles to Jordan and telling him to use it as a weapon. After an argument, Jordan convinced Williams to momentarily get rid of the championship, but Williams soon picked it back up and shockingly struck Jordan across the back with it, teeing up Pretty Deadly to clobber Jordan with Spilled Milk for the win.

The Score: 7 out of 10

  • The Good: Hey! A match! Wow! I’m glad this turned out well. Kenny turned! Asshole! Can ya believe that s—t? I’m so glad that we actually had some excellent action here to see. The tagging looked smart and snappy. Nothing felt like a wasted movement.
  • The Bad: The turn cut off the finale from hitting next gear.
  • The Verdict: Apart from the heel turn, the match had enough juice in its tank to get across the railroad tracks and not get his by the train.

Final Verdict: 6/10

This was all about the main event. That’s what the show was built on. Fortunately, the main event was good, so this show was a success, by and large.


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