WWE NXT UK
Original Air Date: October 31, 2018
Event Date: July 28 & 29, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys
Trent Seven vs Saxon Huxley
(referee: Chris Sharpe)
Result: Trent Seven wins via pinfall after a burning hammer
Good match. Huxley brought more of a fight than Seven expected, and that made for a fun match. It was kind of a showcase for Seven, but Huxley didn’t look bad.
A promo for the Coffey brothers.
Radzi is joined by Flash Morgan Webster. Morgan says the Coffey’s have been a thorn in his side, but he ends that tonight.
Mark Coffey w/ Joe Coffey vs Flash Morgan Webster
(referee: Marc Parry)
Result: Flash Morgan Webster wins via pinfall with a crucifix pin
Good match. Morgan had to contend with both Coffeys throughout the match, and that was fun. Webster used his speed to avoid as much as he could, but the Coffey’s have a very good power game. I liked the different styles clashing.
After the match, both Coffey brothers attack Webster. Mark Andrews and Travis Banks quickly come out and get on the ring apron. As they enter, the Coffey brothers exit the ring and walk away.
A look at Danny Burch.
A look at Sam Gradwell. People remember him as the guy that got attacked by Pete Dunne at the end of night one of the first UK Title Tournament, but he’s here in NXT UK to make people notice him for what he can do in the ring.
Jinny is captivating and cruel.
Sam Gradwell vs Danny Burch
(referee: Joel Allen)
Result: Danny Burch wins via pinfall after a draping DDT
Good match. I like how any match Burch is in turns into a fight. Everything looked like it hurt, and the finish was very good.
After the match, Radzi asks Burch how it feels to be back in the UK. Burch says it feels great. He’s traveled the world for 15 years, flying the UK flag and earning respect. Now he’s in the prime of his career, and it’s not about respect anymore. It’s about getting someone’s attention. Specifically, Pete Dunne’s attention. Burch challenges Dunne to a fight if he thinks he’s hard enough.
Zack Gibson heads to the ring. Elsewhere, Noam Dar puts on his space jacket.
Jordan Devlin wants the UK Title.
Noam Dar vs Zack Gibson
(referee: Darryl Sharma)
Result: Zack Gibson wins via pinfall after Helter Skelter
Great match. I didn’t expect this good of a fight, but this felt like a grudge match at the end of a heated feud. Both men looked great, and they pushed and pushed to the point where I didn’t didn’t know if they would reach a time limit draw. This could have gone either way, and I really liked that about it.
Another good show. I was starting to think the show was lacking because the first three matches were kind of short, but then I noticed that there was still over 20 minutes left in the show when Dar and Gibson were just starting their match. The main event definitely made this a very good show.
Oh yeah, and I’m very much looking forward to Jinny’s NXT UK debut.
Match of the Night
Noam Dar vs Zack Gibson
I hope Noam Dar sticks around the UK brand.