WWE NXT UK
Original Air Date: April 10, 2019
Event Date: February 23, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd
A look at tonight’s NXT UK Women’s Title match between Toni Storm and Jinny.
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys
Travis Banks vs Kassius Ohno
Result: Travis Banks wins via pinfall with a rana pin
Great match! Ohno and Banks wrestled like this was Takeover! Ohno came with many hard strikes, and Banks fought any way he could to take down his larger opponent. The match was back and forth throughout, and it built up to a series of high impact moves, any one of which would have believably ended the match. This was a great match for both guys.
A recap of the NXT UK Title match from Takeover: New York.
Radzi welcomes Jordan Devlin. Devlin doesn’t care about Dunne and Walter having a title rematch. Devlin says Dunn lost, so he’s a loser. Devlin is a winner, and he deserves the next title shot.
Killer Kelly vs Piper Niven
(referee: Drake Wuertz)
Result: Piper Niven wins via pinfall after a Michinoku Driver II
Good match. This was a dominant exhibition for Niven, and for that, it was good.
After the match, Rhea Ripley runs down to the ring. Ripley gets halfway up the ring apron, but she stops when Niven spots her. Ripley backs away as Niven stands on the apron.
Last week, Radzi asked Moustache Mountain about heading to New York for Wrestlemania weekend. Bate and Seven are happy to represent NXT UK by taking on Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews.
The Grizzled Young Veterans aren’t happy about being forced to go to New York for Wrestlemania weekend. Regardless, Gibson has decided to issue a non-title challenge to any non-yank team.
Jack Starz vs Joseph Conners
(referee: Joel Allen)
Result: Joseph Conners wins via pinfall after Don’t Look Down
Pretty good match. Starz had a little offense in the beginning, but this was mostly all about Conners. For Conners, it was fine.
Dave Mastiff talks about how his father raised him to be tough.
NXT UK Women’s Title Match
Jinny vs Toni Storm (NXT UK Women’s Champ)
(referee: DA Brewer)
Result: Toni Storm wins via pinfall after Storm Zero
Very good match. We know these two women work very well together, and this match was no exception. Jinny came out strong and mean, and that put Storm on the defensive. Storm was able to hit some strong moves throughout the match, and that combined with her strength advantage was deciding factors in this match.
This was a very good show. Having an opening match as good as Banks versus Ohno was makes the whole episode feel special. A title match will do that too, and we had both on this show.
Match of the Night
Travis Banks vs Kassius Ohno
Maybe just because it surprised me, I think I liked this match the most tonight. Jinny versus Storm was also very good, but I kind of expected everything that I saw in it. Banks and Ohno kept me guessing.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/nxtuk/2019-4-10