WWE NXT UK
Original Air Date: May 8, 2019
Event Date: April 19, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd
Sid Scala announces that there will be a fatal four way match to determine a number one contender for the WWE UK Title. Eight men will get a chance to qualify, and the qualifying matches start tonight.
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys
Moustache Mountain vs The Hunt
(referee: Joel Allen)
Result: Tyler Bate pins Primate after a tandem rebound lariat (Bate) and release dragon suplex (Seven)
This was fun. I like The Hunt pretty well, but I see them building up other teams rather than getting a lot of success for themselves. At least for now. They were good opponents for Bate and Seven tonight.
Kenny Williams helps Amir Jordan walk to the trainer’s room. Sid Scala asks them what happened as they head into the room.
Qualifying Match for the UK Title #1 Contender Fatal Four Way
Joe Coffey w/ Mark Coffey, Wolfgang vs Flash Morgan Webster
Result: Joe Coffey wins via pinfall after All the Best for the Bells
Good match. The crowd was solidly behind Joe Coffey tonight, and that seemed to give him energy. Coffey dominated Webster for most of the match. Webster hit a few moves, but it never took Coffey long to retaliate.
After the match, Gallus says they run Glasgow just like they run NXT UK. Wolfgang gets worked up as he calls out Dave Mastiff ahead of their match next week. Mark and Joe tells Wolfgang to calm down. What Gallus should be focusing on is the fatal four way coming up in four weeks.
A montage of Pete Dunne training for his rematch with Walter.
Coming next week: Ilja Dragunov
Nina Samuels vs Kasey Owens
(referee: Chris Sharpe)
Result: Nina Samuels wins via pinfall after the Nina Garoshi (ushi garoshi)
This was okay. Samuels is fine. She dominated Owens, and it was fine.
After the match, Radzi asks Nina Samuels if she’s still looking to fight Toni Storm. Samuels says she admires Storm for going after what she wants and living the “rock and roll lifestyle.” Nina says Storm abandoned her mother and everyone else to follow her dream, and she hopes Toni enjoys it. Soon, after Storm loses the NXT UK Women’s title, her lifestyle is all she’ll have left.
Dave Mastiff isn’t scared of Wolfgang. Mastiff plans to smash Gallus’s kingdom to bits.
Mastiff walks away, and Kay Lee Ray walks up. KLR is here to pick here moment, and she’s here to make sure that no one forgets the name Kay Lee Ray ever again.
Zack Gibson and James Drake head to the ring. Gibson says he’s heard that Amir Jordan, so there will be no title match tonight. He suggests that everyone put their shoes back on and go home. As he continues to talk, Kenny Williams comes out to the stage area.
Williams says Gibson is right, Jordan is injured and he can’t compete tonight. Even so, there will be a title match tonight. Williams is lucky enough to have other mates, and one of his mates is Noam Dar.
NXT UK Title Match
Grizzled Young Veterans (NXT UK Tag Champs) vs Kenny Williams & Noam Dar
(referee: Darryl Sharma)
Result: James Drake pins Kenny Williams after a 450 Splash
Very good match. The pace was high throughout the match. Williams and Dar pushed the pace and initiated a lot of the offense. It took Gibson and Drake a while to get their teamwork working for them, but they did, and that was the deciding factor tonight. The champs looked like a very good team, and that beat out two strong individual performances from Dar and Williams tonight.
Good show. I liked the idea of a fatal four way match with qualifying matches leading up to it.
Match of the Night
Grizzled Young Vets vs Williams & Dar
This was fun. I expect/hope we’ll see Williams and Jordan get a tag title match later on, but this was fun for tonight.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/nxtuk/2019-5-8