Preview: NXT UK is WWE’s most consistent brand that always delivers as the only show with “Black and Gold” like tendencies. Tonight We have three matches that are going to be fun and entertaining matches. Sha Samuels and Mark Coffey are both solid members of the roster that can have a good match. Pretty Deadly is a tag team that has great chemistry and I believe can work well against mostly anyone. Not to mention the absolute banger of a match we will get in the main event between Ilja Dragunov and Nathan Frazer.
GREAT Sha Samuels Vs Mark Coffey: Overall I really enjoyed the entire story of this match. It wasn’t going to be an amazing match but it was a good match, one of the better opening matches that NXT Uk has had in a while. I enjoyed the idea that Mark struggles to get the job without Gallus and Sha had the better half of the match. They made Mark work for the victory. Both guys looked good in the ring.
Results: Mark Coffey Beats Sha Samuels after the Glascheck
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.5 Stars
Joe Coffey Vs Noam Dar is announced as next week’s main event.
A-Kid is shown training and Charlie Dempsey called him over wanting A-Kid to show him the kneebar, before Rohan and Teoman attacked from behind. Charlie called off the attack before joining in as they stomp down A-Kid in the UK Performance Center.
In a short promo video, Isla Dawn is singing in an eerie manner, talking about how the flowers were another trophy, how she is growing stronger and how the NXT Uk women’s championship is the final trophy for her. She ends it by singing that she will stand tall over the final boss.
Tyler and Trent were talking about their first title defense before Oliver and Ashton approached, after mentioning how it took Moustache Mountain two tries to win gold, Tyler and Trent agree in giving them a rematch. Probably within 2 or 3 shows, we will get a rematch.
GOOD Jack Starz and Dave Mastiff Vs Pretty Deadly – Sam Stoker and Lewis Howley: Overall I was right. This was a fundamentally good match, nothing too incredible. Jack Starz looks good, Mastiff is good in the ring, Pretty Deadly continues to do great tag team psychology. This match was satisfying and had a good and fun ending with the hot tag and Jack decimating Pretty Deadly to win.
Results: Jack Starz Gets the pinfall after the hot tag and hits a powerbomb on Sam Stoker.
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.00 Stars
Xia Brookside storms out of Sid Scala’s office before calling her daddy, Robbie Brookside. Apparently, Xia might be getting someone as a manager or someone to be by her side after what was said in her phone call.
The mysterious person in the forest cut a promo and the further I got into the promo the more I continued to think it was Mike Hitchman the Wild Boar. Overall his identity wasn’t shared but the dialogue was a good enough promo. Too short to rate.
Another very solid promo package for next week’s main event between Joe Coffey and Noam Dar. The promo packages for NXT UK never miss.
Next week Charlie Dempsey Vs A-Kid.
MUST WATCH Ilja Dragunov Vs Nathan Frazer – NXT United Kingdom Championship: Woooo… That is a really good match. Nathan Frazer is so good at his age and he isn’t overdoing anything. Ilja is a strong and tough SOB, and the fact that Nathan’s chest was getting beat like it was an Ilja Vs Gunther/Walter match was just as good. Nathan took what Ilja gave him and took his chances to injure Ilja in the match. Overall this match was pretty much flawless. Outside of the fact there was no crowd and it was piped in crowd noises, I can’t give it a five star. There are so many good moments and good qualities about this match that I don’t want to spoil it a lot. Take my word and watch this match. It is the top NXT Uk main event since 2022 started.
Results: Ilja Dragunov Pins Nathan Frazer after Torpedo Moscow.
Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 4.5 Stars
Overall… NXT UK CONTINUES to deliver high-quality shows. We saw two matches that had little to no bad qualities in Sha Vs Mark and the tag match with Dave/Jack Vs Pretty Deadly. We also saw a wonderful “chef’s kiss” style main event in the NXT UK Championship match between Ilja Dragunov and Nathan Frazer. A flawless main event is what NXT Uk gave us this week. I could easily say that this main event match is my current Match of the Year. NXT also continues to provide more reasons to turn in as Charlie Dempsey Vs A-Kid will be a very solid technical match, and Joe Coffey Vs Noam Dar will be a very good match when they go back under the Heritage Cup Championship rules. Storytelling and Show Structure both got the full star for this episode of NXT Uk because under the overall show rubric they truly earned the full star. Storytelling had good matches, and a good amount of promos to continue to build onto the next show. I am always ready to watch next week after I finish each episode. The Show Structure describes the flow, the match quality being consistent as well as the placement of the matches. This episode was an extremely easy watch from start to finish. NXT Uk is easily the best brand in WWE.
Matches: 0.75/1 Stars
Show Structure: 1/1 Stars
Atmosphere…: 0.5/1 Stars
Storytelling: 1/1 Stars
Production/Theme: 0.75/1 Stars
Overall Rating. 4/5 Stars
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