Preview: After one of the top wrestling matches for WWE as a whole last week, NXT looks for similar success tonight as this episode contains the second Heritage Cup title Defense this year for Noam Dar against Joe Coffey having his first official heritage cup match as well. The other match that will surely deliver is Charlie Dempsey Vs A-Kid who recently is going to the United States to debut for NXT 2.0 next week. Overall NXT Uk has a tough show to top but this show will still deliver.
GREAT Charlie Dempsey Vs A-Kid: Charlie Dempsey entered first saying he didn’t need Teoman and Rohan for this match, which I like. This match was exactly what you’d expect from two technical wrestlers. Charlie and A-Kid both targeted each other’s limbs while selling the damage that they had endured. It started off as an even fight, with multiple reversals that were really clean. Charlie and A-Kid both got moments to work on limbs before Charlie knocked A-Kid out of the ring and Rohan attacked A-Kid before pushing him in the ring for a finish. It’s obvious this feud won’t be done anytime soon and I am happy about that. I’m curious to see what A-Kid does next Tuesday as well.
Results: Charlie Dempsey Makes A-Kid Submit with a Modified Bow and Arrow submission hold.
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.5 Stars
Sid Scala Announces a Match For Wolfgang, Next week it is Wolfgang Vs Roderick Strong.
Recap of Isla and Meiko Satomura’s segment from last week. Two weeks Isla Dawn Vs Meiko Satomura Championship match
Stevie Turner Interrupts Aleah James as Aleah is having an interview. Stevie Turner is mad she isn’t being interviewed. Short unrateable promo.
AVERAGE Symbiosis – Tyson T Bone and Primate with Eddie Dennis Vs Danny Jones and Josh Morrell: Surprising this match was a 6-minute match that didn’t feel like it went that long. There wasn’t too much to enjoy but it was a short fun little match. I liked the Assisted Spiral Tap from Josh and Danny but other than that Symbiosis was going to win. After the match Mike Hitchman also known as the Wild Boar attacked Symbiosis as last winter he was kicked out of Symbiosis. Wild Boar got his revenge and I am glad I got the prediction right.
Results: Symbiosis wins after Primate Hit a diving headbutt for the win.
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 2.75 Stars
Nina Samuels confronts Emilia Mckenzie, Emilia McKenzie argues back and takes the mic before leaving the backstage catering-like area. Short unrateable.
Moustache Mountain Make an offer. Trent Seven asked Oliver and Ashton if they want to do singles matches to earn their title rematch. Next week is Tyler Bate Vs Oliver Carter.
GREAT Joe Coffey With Mark Coffey Vs Noam Dar With Sha Samuels NXT Heritage Cup Rules NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Overall I think this match didn’t need the heritage cup stipulation and while they followed the rules, the rules of the match overall did a disservice to them. Joe and Noam are both solid guys and from Round 3 till the end, it was a better match. I liked Noam taking the cheap spot to get more damage on Joe during the one 30 second interval. Overall the finish was slightly overbooked also being the interference by Sha. I like Noam just barely getting these victories in his matches though. Overall this was a good enough Heritage Cup match but I think having Joe have his first one hindered the capability of this match.
Results: Noam Dar Retains 2 to 1 in Round 5 after the running enzuigiri
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.50 Stars
Overall this NXT Uk delivered on a fun tag match with the symbiosis match, with a cool return that added to it. Charlie and A-Kid had a solid technical match which is what you’d expect. That opening contest was the highlight of the show for me, as the main event was one of the few that I’ve seen that ended up falling short. Overall this was a step down from the last week’s show but was still a good overall show. The only step down that was noticeable was the storytelling as the promos involved new programs that will be generally short like the two women’s programs. The only backstage promo that did something was the Moustache Mountain, Oliver, and Ashton promo making two more matches for coming weeks. Next week I do expect a banger in Roddy Strong Vs Wolfgang though.
Matches: 0.5/1 Stars
Show Structure: 0.75/1 Stars
Atmosphere…: 0.5/1 Stars
Storytelling: 0.5/1 Stars
Production/Theme: 0.75/1 Stars
Overall Rating. 3/5 Stars
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