Preview: After a heartbreaking injury from Blair Davenport in the Japanese Street Fight, it looks like the match was taped over a month ago and Blair is back in the gym without a leg brace. As well looking at this week we have an NXT UK episode that has a very small amount of top stars on the brand. A-Kid had a heritage cup reign last year and Nathan Frazier has had a few high profile matches but even then this is a less stacked episode in terms of star power. I’m sure Amale Vs Nina Samuels will be a fun match along with Saxon Huxley Vs A-Kid. I fully expect Teoman and Nathan Frazer to have a good match though. Also we have the return of Supernova Sessions with Noam Dar and Gallus.
Average Amale Vs Nina Samuels: This Match was slightly even between the two girls, Amale needed the win more than Nina Samuels as Amale is like the one face of the division that isn’t Meiko Satomura. I think Amale continues to look good in the ring with her ability and I see her as a future champion. Nina worked as a filler heel for this match.
Results: Amale wins after the Hope Breaker.
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 2.5 Stars
A-Kid and Saxon Huxley continue the lessons: I won’t be rating this short segment between the guys but I am curious to know what’s next as Saxon got calm at the end sounding normal. The match later between them should be fun.
Heritage Cup is stolen by a hoodie person as Sha and Noam go into their locker room. One of the Gallus boys.
Ashton Smith and Oliver Carter run into Moustache Mountain after their match last week, Oliver Carter is taking the more serious spot of his team as he says they are the freshest team in the division. Their match in two weeks should be great.
Amazing Noam Dar’s Supernova Sessions hosted by Gallus turns into GBOT, Gallus Boys On Talk: This whole segment had a great flow, we had Gallus Boys having fun as they are the hosts of the talk show before they introduction Devlin who is clearly mad about Gallus Boys hosting Supernova Sessions. Devlin wants the segment to be about him, Noam and Sha come out. Sha doesn’t want to be busted by the cops for his illegal bookie activity. Everything made sense to me. Gallus Boys closed the segment jamming out to their theme song which was awesome. This sets up either a future 6 man, Joe Coffey Vs Noam Dar, Joe Coffey Vs Jordan Devlin. I came out of this promo excited. Well done by the six guys.
Coby Galenzoski’s WR Star Rating – 4.0 Stars
Jack Starz wants to be like Dave Mastiff: Looks like Jack Starz wants to earn Dave’s respect, probably winning some matches and stuff like that but it continues the story between the two. Another short promo that won’t be rated.
Kenny Williams says he will weather the storm: It’s Clear Kenny Williams will be facing Sam Gradwell soon. Overall an alright promo but another short unrated one.
GREAT Saxon Huxley Vs A-Kid: Like I said it was a fun match. Saxon was telling the story of listening to A-Kid, being calmer in the ring and A-Kid was making his stuff look good. The post match stuff was really good as well.
Results: A-Kid Wins after the top rope springboarding Backflip DDT.
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.5 Stars
Jordan Devlin attacks wolfgang backstage as Mark and Joe turn a different way.
Next week Jordan Devlin Vs Wolfgang and Sam Gradwell Vs Kenny Williams.
AMAZING Teoman Vs Nathan Frazer: This was the first main event of this year that had the smaller or lesser known NXT UK guys in the main event. It was a solid match that started off good, we had Nathan Frazier selling his neck that was being targeted by Teoman. The ending worked as Die Familie tried to help Teoman but it didn’t work.
Results: Nathan Frazier Wins after a Phoenix Splash
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 4.0 Stars
Overall this NXT UK episode was almost more reliant towards the other storylines, in Amale Vs Jinny, Moustache Mountain’s Tag title match, Kenny Williams, We saw an enjoyable Supernova Sessions that turned into the Gallus Boys on Talk that helped shape a couple rivalries for the next while, In Jordan Devlin Vs Gallus Boys, Joe Coffey Vs Noam Dar, overall it was a good promo. Amale looked good in victory as well. A-Kid really made Saxon Huxley look good in the ring and the fun little story they had was fun for the last few shows. We saw a few other short promos from superstars that were not wrestling on the show. Next week we have Sam Gradwell Vs Kenny Williams and Wolfgang Vs Jordan Devlin. The main event was a showcase of two future champions of the brand. WWE thinks very highly of Nathan Frazer as he is a student of Seth Rollins and I think highly of him as well. Teoman is a solid heel worker who has believable offense as he worked on the neck of Nathan. Overall NXT Uk continues to work well on always showing a lot of storyline development throughout the show as they have so many stories going on.
Matches: 0.5/1 Stars
Show Structure: 1/1 Stars
Atmosphere…: 0.5/1 Stars
Storytelling: 1/1 Stars
Production/Theme: 0.5/1 Stars
Overall Rating. 3.5/5 Stars
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