WWE NXT UK
Original Air Date: June 12, 2019
Event Date: April 20, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd
British Strong Style were the pillars of a movement, but Imperium has arrived to upset their reign. Tonight, British Strong Style attempts to reclaim their territory.
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys
Xia Brookside & Isla Dawn vs Jinny & Jazzy Gabert
Result: Jinny pins Isla Dawn after a powerslam from Jazzy Gabert
Pretty good match. It was well done, though it was rather short and really just meant to introduce the relationship between Jinny and Jazzy. Jinny started the match, and she fought to a standstill with Brookside. Then Jazzy came in and dominated Brookside and Dawn. Jinny took advantage of Jazzy’s work to finish the match. I like the duo of Jinny and Jazzy so far.
Ligero talks about being shy and insecure as a kid. His mask helped him to become more confident as a pro wrestler, and it has helped him stand out.
Earlier today, Kenny Williams isn’t surprised about how Noam Dar treated Mark Andrews. Williams doesn’t need to be a jerk like Dar, he just needs to stay lucky.
Joseph Conners vs Ilja Dragunov
(referee: Joel Allen)
Result: Ilja Dragunov wins via pinfall after Torpedo Moscow
Pretty good match. I think the best stuff was at the end when both men hit a few big moves. I’ll be interested to see Dragunov when he starts having competitive matches.
Toni Storm says everyone wants her title, and she loves the challenge. Regardless of who she faces, the “shiny shiny” will stay with her.
Travis Banks talks about his high expectations coming into NXT UK and the injury that stalled his start. He also talks about the frustration of not being able to compete on the first NXT UK Takeover. But now, he is the next challenger for the NXT UK Title, and he wants to complete his underdog story.
Earlier today, Primate and Wild Boar issued a warning to Gallus.
Tyler Bate & Trent Seven & Pete Dunne vs Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel & Walter (NXT UK Champ)
(referee: Darryl Sharma)
Result: Marcel Barthel pins Tyler Bate after a sitout powerbomb from Alexander Wolfe
Great match. From start to finish, this was fast-paced and hard-hitting. British Strong Style started strong, but an individual effort from Walter followed by some great teamwork from Aichner and Barthel swung the momentum over to Imperium. Late in the match though, a series of great tags from British Strong Style had them looking like they were headed towards a victory. That’s when someone in a black mask came down to the ring and inserted himself into the match. I liked the match, and I like how it sets up even more for the future.
After the match, Alexander Wolfe enters the ring and joins Imperium as they stand in line.
This was a good show. It was al about the main event, but I enjoyed the build up featured in the first two matches of the night as well.
Match of the Night
British Strong Style vs Imperium
I feel like these guys are going to get a lot of matches of the night during this feud.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/nxtuk/2019-6-12