Gallus battles British Strong style in a lengthy and entertaining main event on an episode that also featured Ligero attempting to make Joseph Conners regret his words.
Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews take on James Drake and Zack Gibson to determine who will face Moustache Mountain at Takeover, and Xia Brookside has a very entertaining wrestling match with Isla Dawn on a good episode of NXT UK.
Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins brawl, but Seth Rollins still wants Dean Ambrose. John Cena returns to RAW, but Drew McIntyre has been waiting for him. Alexa Bliss has a talk show, but it’s hijacked by Rousey, Banks, and Jax. The Revival want lumberjack justice, but they can’t seem to catch a break. Strowman wants a face to face with Lesnar, but Lesnar has other plans. Plus more!
The night after Wrestle Kingdom 13 had some good matches, but the night was centered more on setting up new feuds for all the new champs. Some big statements were made tonight, though few real surprises were to be had.
Toni Storm faces Deonna Purrazzo in some (mostly) friendly competition on a pretty good episode of NXT UK that was mostly about setting up Takeover: Blackpool.
Moustache Mountain took on Gallus in a semifinal match of the tag title tournament, Jinny tried to figure out Candy Floss, Barthel and Aichner had a dominant performance against Williams and Jordan, and Travis Banks had an easy night on an entertaining episode of NXT UK.
Apollo Crews earns a big opportunity, Ronda Rousey gets pissed, Seth Rollins gets ruthless, Ziggler and McIntyre battle in a steel cage, and more on a good episode of RAW.
Undisputed Era puts their tag titles on the line against Heavy Machinery and a new contender for the NXT Women’s Title is decided on a very entertaining episode of NXT.
Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson share the top moments of 205 Live in 2018.
WWE NXT UK Episode 20 #NXTUK Original Air Date: December 26, 2018 Event Date: November 24, 2018 (available on the WWE Network) City: Liverpool, England, UK Venue: Liverpool Olympia Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd Intro Video “Dusted” by Astroid Boys Match 1 James Drake & Zack Gibson vs Wild …
Ligero tries to impress in a match against Joe Coffey, Jordan Devlin is mildly surprised by Kenny Williams, and some big announcements are made on a good episode of NXT UK.
Rusev challenges Shinsuke Nakamura for the US Title on a good episode of SmackDown Live that also featured Samoa Joe versus Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali versus Andrade Almas, and a big eight man tag team match.
This Christmas Eve edition of RAW featured some pretty fun moments and two fine title matches, though in the end it felt a little inconsequential.
Take a gamble on episode 117 of the Wrestling House Show in which we discuss betting on wrestling, AJ Styles’ crotch, The Man, rewarding people who concuss people, the greatness of NXT WarGames, the not-so-greatness of Survivor Series, Baron Corbin math, turkey punches, bad times in Liverpool, and the alternate reality of the Mixed Match Challenge! All this plus the best WWE/NXT/NXT UK matches for every week in November! Thank you for your time.
Johnny Gargano clashes with Aleister Black in a steel cage on a good episode of NXT that also features the debut of the newly-named Dominik Dijakovic and a tag team battle featuring the team of Io Shirai and Dakota Kai versus the debuting Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.
Akira Tozawa and The Brian Kendrick battler Drew Gulak and Jack Gallagher in a street fight on a fun episode of 205 Live.
Travis Banks returned to battle Joe Coffey, Andrews and Webster tried to impress against Drake and Gibson, Toni Storm took on Charlie Morgan, and Nina Samuels fought Killer Kelly in a match where one woman’s losing streak would be broken.
Rhea Ripley puts her title on the line for the first time in a good match against Isla Dawn on a good episode of NXT UK.
The “fresh start” for SmackDown Live was a fun episode with Asuka putting her title on the line against Naomi, Gallows and Anderson attempting to make a statement, and Mustafa Ali joining AJ Styles to take on Daniel Bryan and Andrade Almas in the main event.
The promise of a fresh start on RAW has two number one contender matches, another beating of Baron Corbin, an IC Title open challenge, Ziggler and Balor attempting to settle their differences in the ring, and some retribution for Elias.