WWE NXT UK
Original Air Date: May 1, 2019
Event Date: April 6, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys
Travis Banks vs Mansoor
(referee: Jessika Carr)
Result: Travis Banks wins via pinfall after the Kiwi Crusher
Good match. Monsoor put up a good fight, but that just allowed Banks to look that much better as he worked his way to a fairly easy victory.
Xia Brookside is in a good mood. Even though she lost to Rhea Ripley again, she is going to train and get better and better.
A look at Ilja Dragunov, coming soon to NXT UK.
Nina Samuels says she is ready for her revival in NXT UK. She’s ready to become champion.
Piper Niven vs Reina Gonzalez
(referee: Chris Sharpe)
Result: Piper Niven wins via pinfall after a Michinoku Driver II
Good match. Reina Gonzalez was a good matchup for Niven. It showed that Niven can use more than just her size as an advantage.
Kenny Williams and Amir Jordan have realized that hard work pays off. They also say James Drake and Zack Gibson know nothing about them. How can you claim to lead a locker room if you know nothing about it. Williams would like to take the tag title from Drake and Gibson in his hometown, so he and Jordan go to speak with Johnny Saint.
Gallus have been all over the world, but now it’s time for everyone to fight them on their own turf. NXT UK is still Gallus’s kingdom, and Glasgow is Gallus.
Jordan Devlin vs Walter (UK Champ)
(referee: Darryl Sharma)
Result: Walter wins via pinfall with a powerbomb
Very good match. Walter had an early advantage in the match, beating up Devlin. Devlin eventually mounted some offense by going after Walter’s legs. Walter’s mouth was bloody and his knee was hurt, but the champ used his punishing strikes to push back against Devlin. At that point in the match the finish seemed inevitable. Devlin had some offense here and there, but he struggled to deal with the size of Walter, and he was repeatedly floored by Walter’s strikes. I very much enjoyed this match.
After the match, Pete Dunne comes out and heads to the ring. Dunne tells Walter to give him his rematch. Walter responds by holding up his UK Title.
I really enjoyed this show. The main event was highly entertaining, I enjoyed seeing Reina Gonzalez match up against Piper Niven, and Mansoor surprised me a little against Travis Banks.
Match of the Night
Jordan Devlin vs Walter
I do think Devlin will be champ one day, but for now, he’s going to make the champs look very, very good.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/nxtuk/2019-5-1