WWE NXT UK
Original Air Date: March 6, 2019
Event Date: February 22, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd
A look at the feud between Jordan Devlin and Travis Banks. Their last match ended in a double count out, so tonight, they will fight again in an attempt to establish dominance in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys
Ligero vs Joseph Conners
(referee: Joel Allen)
Result: Ligero wins via pinfall with a crucifix pin
Good match. Conners was able to ground Ligero for most of this match, but Ligero continued to fight through Conners’ biggest moves. As the match went on, it felt like Ligero was just looking for a moment to take advantage of.
Earlier today, Toni Storm said she is on top of the world. She wonders what’s next now that she’s taken care of Rhea Ripley. As Storm walks away, we can see Jinny walk up. Jinny stares at Storm as Storm goes off screen.
Speaking in quiet, serious tones, Gallus says they are not to be disrespected. Joe Coffey doesn’t like how Walter and Pete Dunne have disrespected them.
Radzi asks Walter for a comment about Gallus. Walter says nothing.
Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley vs Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel
(referee: Drake Wuertz)
Result: Nina Samuels wins via pinfall after an ushi garoshi
With the promos over the last few weeks, it was clear that this was going to be an exhibition match for Samuels. She looked fine. I think they have a ways to go before she’s ready to challenge for the title though. Plus, some of the other women they’ve had on NXT UK seem to me like they might be better to push like they’re doing for Samuels. But we’ll see how it works out. They do need to build up the division around Storm and Ripley.
UK Performance Center
Pete Dunne says he has nothing left to prove against Gallus. If they want to face him and Walter, then Dunne will make sure it’s the last time he has to battle Gallus.
Jeff Jarrett is in the front row.
Falls Count Anywhere Match
Travis Banks vs Jordan Devlin
(referee: Drake Wuertz)
Result: Jordan Devlin wins via pinfall after a Spanish Fly from the apron to the floor through a table
Very good match. This was a battle, and the stakes were high right from the beginning. The match started on the outside when Banks attacked Devlin on the way to the ring. From there, the match consisted of a fair amount of outside brawling, some huge moves and dives, some brutal attacks with weapons, and a lot of Banks and Devlin just trying to hurt each other. Banks seemed to be the aggressor throughout the match, but his anger also led to Devlin being able to take advantage a few times. This was a very good grudge match, though I wonder if their feud will end after this.
This show was really all about the main event. The main event was very strong, and that allowed the previous matches to be more about character building. A good show overall.
Match of the Night
Banks vs Devlin
It’s kind of a shame we didn’t get to see this at Takeover.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/nxtuk/2019-3-6