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NXT UK Recap & Review – Episode 48

Episode 48

Original Air Date: June 19, 2019
Event Date: June 14, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)

City: Derby, England, UK
Venue: Donington Park

Commentary: Vic Joseph, Aiden English
Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd


Last week, Imperium added a new member: Alexander Wolfe.

Intro Video
“Dusted” by Astroid Boys


Match 1
Kenny Williams vs Kassius Ohno
(referee: Chris Sharpe)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Kassius Ohno wins via pinfall after a rolling elbow
Time: 7:26

Match Thoughts
Good match. Kenny Williams did his best to avoid Ohno’s strikes, but it felt like an inevitability that once Ohno caught Williams, the match would be over. Even so, Williams fought valiantly and looked good doing it. Ohno was dominant tonight though.


Ring Area
As Ohno leaves the stage, Imperium comes out and heads to the ring. Barthel says Imperium is not here to entertain us. They stand on the sacred mat to restore honor to their sport. Aichner says the addition of Wolfe completes Imperium. NXT UK will respect Imperium’s values, and they will obey. Wolfe says it felt right to join Imperium because they treat wrestling with respect. Walter says Travis Banks might have a title opportunity, but they will do things Imperium’s way. Banks is a fool if he thinks he stands a chance against Walter.

Travis Banks comes out to the stage. He says he has worked for years for an opportunity like this, so Walter better bring everything he has to their title match next week.

Outside the Venue
Noam Dar claps for Kenny Williams after his match with Ohno. Dar says there is room under his wing for Williams. If Williams is a support act for Dar, then maybe he wouldn’t be so unlucky.


Match 2
The Hunt vs Mark Coffey & Wolfgang w/ Joe Coffey
(referee: Joel Allen)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Mark Coffey pins Primate after a tandem enzuigiri (Coffey) and powerslam (Wolfgang)
Time: 6:16

Match Thoughts
Good match. The Hunt was no match for Gallus, but they put up a decent fight. The Hunt is fun.


Ring Area
After the match, Joe Coffey rejoins Mark and Wolfgang in the ring, and they all three attack The Hunt. After a few seconds, Dave Mastiff comes out and heads to the ring. As Mastiff enters the ring, Gallus leaves.

Radzi tells Moustache Mountain that they will get a tag title match in two weeks. Moustache Mountain is pleased.


Match 3
NXT UK Women’s Title Number One Contender Battle Royal
(outside referees: Darryl Sharma, Chris Sharpe, Joel Allen, Sean McLaughlin)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Kay Lee Ray wins
Time: 8:49

Elimination OrderWrestlerEliminationsEliminated ByTime Out
1.Rhio0Jazzy Gabert0:54
2.Kanji0Jazzy Gabert1:19
3.Candy Floss0Jinny1:55
4.Jazzy Gabert2Xia Brookside2:52
5.Jinny1Xia Brookside4:11
6.Killer Kelly0Rhea Ripley5:34
7.Isla Dawn0Rhea Ripley6:59
8.Nina Samuels0Piper Niven7:11
9.Rhea Ripley2Xia Brookside8:23
10.Piper Niven1Xia Brookside8:24
11.Xia Brookside4Kay Lee Ray8:49
WINNERKay Lee Ray1

Match Thoughts
This was fun. I liked how they dealt with some of the bigger threats in the match, and I liked who they built up as the sympathetic favorite. I’m a little tired of the same old thing where someone gets out of the ring early in a battle royal only to show up at the end though. WWE does that all the time, and it’s getting old. I like who was involved in it this time, and I’m totally fine with the result, but pretending that everyone just forgot about one of the participants is getting annoying.


Show Impressions
This was a pretty good show. I liked the opening match, the tag match was fine, and I mostly enjoyed the battle royal. Despite the overused ending to the battle royal, I enjoyed the show overall.

Match of the Night
Kenny Williams vs Kassius Ohno
I liked Williams in a tag team, but I think I’ll like him more on his own.


Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/nxtuk/2019-6-19



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