WWE NXT UK
Original Air Date: January 16, 2019
Event Date: January 12, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd
NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool is recapped in a series of clips.
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys
Ligero vs Saxon Huxley
(referee: Sean McLaughlin)
Result: Ligero wins via pinfall after a springboard tornado DDT
Good match. This was fun, as is usually the case with a Ligero match.
Isla Dawn vs Jinny
(referee: Eddie Orengo)
Result: Jinny wins via pinfall after an x-factor out of the corner
Pretty good match. There were moments when it felt like they were struggling a little to work together, but overall I enjoyed this match. Dawn got off to a good start, but after a regroup, Jinny started using her wits to mount a comeback.
Travis Banks worked for ten years for an opportunity to compete on a show like NXT UK Takeover, but Jordan Devlin took that away with his attack. Next week, Banks will have his revenge.
Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster vs Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel
(referee: Joel Allen)
Result: Fabian Aichner pins Flash Morgan Webster after a tandem diving European uppercut (Barthel) and spinning powerbomb (Aichner)
Great match. I think Aichner and Barthel are the tag team of the month. They looked precise and dominant in nearly everything they did. Not to be outdone, Andrews and Webster had some breathtaking moments of their own. This has been a great feud for all four men, and I think I could watch any combination of this matchup many more times.
As opposed to the usual post-Takeover shows, this wasn’t just a recap of the big event with a couple of okay matches. Tonight’s show was quite entertaining, and the main focus was on the matches taking place tonight. I liked it.
Match of the Night
Andrews & Webster vs Aichner & Barthel
High flying, big powered, and a lot of fun. Great match.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/nxtuk/2019-1-16