All four matches in the first round of this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic are decided in a great episode of NXT.
Travis Banks and Jordan Devlin battle in a Falls Count Anywhere Match on a good episode of NXT UK.
Ricochet and Adam Cole face off in a good main event on a show that also featured Dijakovic versus Shane Thorne, Taynara Conti versus Aliyah, and the Street Profits versus Carrillo and Stacey Ervin Jr.
Moustache Mountain tries to rebound off their loss at Takeover, but the rising team of Aichner and Barthel want to continue their streak of dominance. Also, Mastiff versus The Primate, Jinny punishes Kasey Owens, and Walter makes his NXT UK in-ring debut against Jack Starz.
Ricochet and Gargano meet in the ring, Bobby Fish takes on Velveteen Dream, Io Shirai and Kairi Sane form a tag team, and the team of Aichner and Barthel battle Lorcan and Burchin a good episode of NXT.
NXT UK sets the standard for post-Takeover shows with a focus on three new matches that ranged from pretty good to great.
Adam Cole faces EC3 and Bianca Belair tries to stay undefeated against Nikki Cross in a double main event on a good episode of NXT that also featured a very nice tag exhibition from the team of Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.
Toni Storm faces Deonna Purrazzo in some (mostly) friendly competition on a pretty good episode of NXT UK that was mostly about setting up Takeover: Blackpool.
Moustache Mountain took on Gallus in a semifinal match of the tag title tournament, Jinny tried to figure out Candy Floss, Barthel and Aichner had a dominant performance against Williams and Jordan, and Travis Banks had an easy night on an entertaining episode of NXT UK.
WWE NXT UK Episode 20 #NXTUK Original Air Date: December 26, 2018 Event Date: November 24, 2018 (available on the WWE Network) City: Liverpool, England, UK Venue: Liverpool Olympia Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd Intro Video “Dusted” by Astroid Boys Match 1 James Drake & Zack Gibson vs Wild …
Travis Banks returned to battle Joe Coffey, Andrews and Webster tried to impress against Drake and Gibson, Toni Storm took on Charlie Morgan, and Nina Samuels fought Killer Kelly in a match where one woman’s losing streak would be broken.
Rhea Ripley puts her title on the line for the first time in a good match against Isla Dawn on a good episode of NXT UK.
Trent Seven battles Joe Coffey is a great main event grudge match on an entertaining episode of NXT UK.
Ligero faced Tyson T-Bone, Dave Mastiff battled the Wild Boar, Rhea Ripley dominated Candy Floss, Joseph Conners fought Dan Maloney, and Travis Banks tried to overcome Wolfgang and his friends in an entertaining episode of NXT UK.
Flash Morgan Webster battles Jordan Devlin in the main event, and Fabian Aicher takes on Mark Andrews in a good opening match on an entertaining episode of NXT UK.
Dakota Kai challenges Shayna Baszler for the Women’s Title, Chris Dijak debuts against Ricochet, and Aleister Black finds out who his next challenger will be on a pretty good episode of NXT.
Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae close the chapter on Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega, and Killian Dain battles Lars Sullivan in a No DQ Match in a very good episode of NXT.
This fine episode of NXT had some fine matches including a number one contender’s match for the tag title between the Street Profits and the Authors of Pain.
The first round of the tournament ends with a great, emotional match between tag team partners Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa.