WWE NXT UK
Original Air Date: December 12, 2018
Event Date: October 13, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd
As a kingdom rises, so do its royals. NXT UK has a male champ and a female champ. And now, tag champs will be crowned.
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys
Earlier today, Mark Andrews wished Flash Morgan Webster luck, but he also told him to be careful.
Flash Morgan Webster vs Fabian Aichner
(referee: Eddie Orengo)
Result: Flash Morgan Webster wins via pinfall with a jackknife cover
Good match. Mark Andrews came down to the ring after a few minute when Aichner started to get rough out on the floor. Andrews’ presence distracted Aichner throughout the match, and even though Aichner was dominant, he wasn’t able to treat Webster the same way he treated Andrews.
Radzi welcomes Amir Jordan. Jordan is excited that he and Kenny Williams have a chance to become the first NXT UK tag champs. Kenny Williams walks up and tells Jordan that there is a time for dancing, and there is a time for being serious. Tonight, they need to be serious. Jordan tries very hard to be serious.
Gallus talks about how they are going to dominate.
Isla Dawn vs Killer Kelly
(referee: Chris Sharpe)
Result: Isla Dawn wins via pinfall after a gutwrench suplex transitioned into a powerslam
It was fairly short, but it was a good match of Isla Dawn. Dawn had a good game plan, and even though the finish didn’t necessarily capitalize on that plan, it still made Dawn dominant in the match.
Radzi congratulates Isla Dawn and asks her “what’s next.” Dawn has her eyes set on the NXT UK Women’s Title. Rhea Ripley comes out to the stage. Dawn dares Ripley to put her title on the line. Ripley raises her title and walks away.
Earlier today, Dave Mastiff wants championship gold. Eddie Dennis walks up and tells Mastiff that he’s not the only undefeated monster in NXT UK. Mastiff says they’ll settle it in the ring.
Kenny Williams & Amir Jordan vs James Drake & Zack Gibson
(referee: Joel Allen)
Result: Zack Gibson pins Kenny Williams after an assisted double knee facebreaker
Jordan and Williams were able to use their speed to keep control of a large portion of this match, but Gibson and Drake were able to take full advantage of the times when they caught their opponents. Drake and Gibson are a very solid team and can deal a lot of damage in a short amount of time. Jordan and Williams looked good, but they couldn’t handle the grizzled young vets tonight.
Tyler Bate gives Trent Seven a pep talk before his match tonight.
Joe Coffey w/ Mark Coffey, Wolfgang vs Trent Seven w/ Tyler Bate
(referee: Joel Allen)
Result: Joe Coffey wins via pinfall after a discus lariat
Great match. Wolfgang, Mark Coffey, and Tyler Bate fought their way to the backstage area fairly early in the match, and that left Trent Seven and Joe Coffey to battle one on one. Coffey went after Seven’s knee early, and that hobbled Seven throughout the rest of the match. Seven would not give up though, and he fought hard up until the end. This was a great fight punctuated by big moments of offense. One of the biggest was when Coffey threw Seven off the ring apron down to the floor with a belly to belly suplex. It was brutal.
This show was focused almost solely on matches, and I liked it. The main event really delivered.
Match of the Night
Joe Coffey vs Trent Seven
A great grudge match. Both men were beat up and exhausted after this.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/nxtuk/2018-12-12-ep-01