Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]
Wanted a Lord Mount-Evans rules match since the UK brand was announced. This wasn't exactly who I would have put together. I was craving a Jack Gallagher vs Tyler Bate match. Granted it looked like it would have been Jack Gallagher in Scala's spot which would have been better but still I am glad they did it. Scala was never believable as a credible opponent unfortunately.
When HHH talks (rightly) about there needing to be a point in establishing new titles, a Lord Mount-Evans title makes much more sense than anything else and would give the UK brand more identity. Like the womens tag titles should have been, it could be an opportunity for anyone on the other brands (likely under the NXT/205 umbrella) to cross over. I think there could be some tremendous matches just with the current UK roster, let along some mouthwatering matches with people like Kushida, Gulak, Gaza, Gable etc.
The UK shows are a touch directionless and generic now they seemed to have chosen generic venues to match other WWE brands and have no PPV in sight to build to. I wonder if they will replace Vic Joseph and with someone British if the rumours of heading to Raw are true.