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post #81 of 328 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 11:05 PM
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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

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After two of the best episodes so far last week, NXT UK comes crashing down again...

Episode 7
Do not watch, this episode was uneventful garbage, worst episode so far.

Episode 8
This was a more solid episode.

Dakota Kai vs Nina Samuels and Jinny vs Millie McKenzie were both solid enough matches to kick off the tournament to crown the first NXT UK Women's Champion.

Sid Scala is a jobber yet he is one of the most interesting things about this brand

Gibson vs Seven in the main event was a solid fun match, Gibson is just so good to watch. Gibson won thanks to help from James Drake, as I've thought for weeks, Grizzled Young Veterans have finally formed in NXT UK.

Coffey Brothers & Wolfgang beatdown Moustache Mountain after the match, hope BSS bury these bland fuckers, I just wish the Coffey Brothers were displayed as a Tag Team, Wolfgang brings absolutely nothing to this stable, he is garbage.

Overall thoughts
What a contrast in episodes, fuck knows what Triple H was thinking when dishing out some of those matches for Episode 7. Episode 8 is a better watch, Tyson T-Bone and Dave Mastiff stuff is worth skipping though.
Thanks for your bullet point reviews. I'll skip episode 7 then.


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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

NXT UK 08.

— I am glad Kai advanced but that match against Samuels was honestly pretty awful.

— That is Glen Jospeh interviewing. I’d know that voice anywhere!

— Damn I forgot all about Maloney. Is he still being used as an enhancement talent in FCP?

— Millie McKenzie is the only thing I like about Coventry. I cant wait to move away from here. I would have liked her to go through, but she has a great future regardless and she made this match much better than the first one between Kai and Samuels.

— The crowd for that Gibson/Seven match. The chants, the people stood up with their shoes, I love how they’ve recaptured an authentic BritIndie crowd for these shows. The match itself was fine but the crowd really elevated the fun of this.

— Are they introducing the Grizzled Young Veterans on NXT UK then to have a feud with Moustache Mountain? I can get behind that, they’ll have some terrific matches. It is just a shame it’ll also include that shitty Scottish stable.


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Hold the fuck up, I haven't seen anything from this show at all, but are you telling me fucking JOHNNY SAINT is the general manager for NXT UK

Does he actively participate in the show or are they mostly content with simply uttering that godly phrase "Johnny Saint is the general manager"?
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Hold the fuck up, I haven't seen anything from this show at all, but are you telling me fucking JOHNNY SAINT is the general manager for NXT UK

Does he actively participate in the show or are they mostly content with simply uttering that godly phrase "Johnny Saint is the general manager"?
They mostly limit his talking. Like one segment he interrupted Noam Dar and Zack Gibson who were arguing and he just said "In my office, now!" like a high school principal, lol.

Which for a guy his age is probably a good thing. He's basically a figure head there for the UK fans.
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Hold the fuck up, I haven't seen anything from this show at all, but are you telling me fucking JOHNNY SAINT is the general manager for NXT UK <img src="https://imgur.com/nV0gO7C.png" border="0" alt="" title="Done" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://imgur.com/nV0gO7C.png" border="0" alt="" title="Done" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://imgur.com/nV0gO7C.png" border="0" alt="" title="Done" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://imgur.com/nV0gO7C.png" border="0" alt="" title="Done" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://imgur.com/nV0gO7C.png" border="0" alt="" title="Done" class="inlineimg" />

Does he actively participate in the show or are they mostly content with simply uttering that godly phrase "Johnny Saint is the general manager"?
Thankfully he doesn’t say much because he sucks on the mic.
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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Trying to get into this more especially since Adam Cole is gonna be the next UK Champ, ain't that right TD Stinger

In all seriousness though, I enjoyed watching the women's action this week. Rhea Ripley is my favorite Women's Wrestler in the world so it was good to watch her work. Dawn/Storm was ok, Isla looked a lot more seasoned than she's looked in the past. Dakota v. Rhea and Storm v. Jinny should be awesome.

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A mixture of good and bad this week...

Episode 9
Things kicked off with Rhea Ripley vs Xia Brookside. One of those matches where Rhea came across as boring. Rhea beat Xia up, Xia sold pretty well, Xia had a short comeback then got put down for a three count. Uneventful and basic.

Eddie Dennis squashed some guy they pulled off the streets. Really not a fan of how Dennis is portraying himself, he's coming across as a dollar store psycho.

Mark Andrews and Wild Boar displayed decent chemistry, they are familiar with each other. Wild Boar though brings nothing to the table, he can fuck off.

Toni Storm vs Isla Dawn, I hated the booking of this match. This is the best Isla has looked; however yet again Toni was booked as some five move of doom underdog, she hit a few punches and kicks, three of her usual main moves and that was it. Toni shouldn't be booked in this way, she plays an underdog very poorly.

Jordan Devlin vs El Ligero was a solid main event, good fun action in this one. Jordan Devlin is by far one of the most improved wrestlers in 2018, I love his moveset, when he gets going he is good to watch. Devlin picked up the win and called out Pete Dunne.

Episode 10
First off this was the start of Day Two of the Birmingham tapings, the audience were brilliant throughout this episode.

Things kicked off with the best match of the Women's tournament so far imo, Rhea Ripley vs Dakota Kai. Surprisingly Dakota got out of the gates quick and dominated Rhea in the early proceedings, unsurprisingly Rhea turned things around and got the upper hand, her work on Dakota throughout this spell was far more enjoyable than what we got in her match with Xia. Dakota plays the underdog role exceptionally well and she came back with a flurry of excellent kicks. Rhea knocked her down again and picked up the win in abrupt fashion. Overall a very fun match.

Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster beat Joseph Conners and Saxon Huxley. Andrews & Flash are a fun team to watch, it probably won't happen but I'd love to see them become the first NXT UK Tag Team Champions, there's potential to be had there. Conners thankfully turned on Huxley after the match, Saxon Huxley is one of the worst wrestlers I've seen, the guy is useless.

Didn't take much notice of Mastiff vs T-Bone.

Toni Storm vs Jinny in the main event wasn't as good as their MYC match. Thankfully though this was booked 50/50 and Toni in that kind of situation is a much better watch. Match started slow but picked up in the last five mins or so, some nice exchanges between the pair, like Dakota vs Rhea though the match ended too abruptly for my liking.

Overall thoughts
Episode 9 was extremely uneventful, Devlin vs El Ligero pretty much saved the episode from being a shitfest.

Episode 10 though was much better and for the majority a pretty fun watch.
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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

The reason why Isla looked so well against Toni is the two have wrestled a bunch of matches together since they were teenagers, so they are quite familiar with each other.

Rhea squashing Xia was straight up the way it should've been. Xia has always had jobber aura and is not ready yet to be beating anyone of her caliber.

I really don't like Mark Andrews.

I am hoping they push Dave Mastiff to the moon.

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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Episode 9 wasn’t technically a nothing show as you did have people advancing in that women’s tournament, the continued pushes for Devlin and Dennis and they are setting up other feuds around the brand but there really wasn’t anything worth watching on this show. I love the facials from the interview guy though, he’s great.


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Dennis is playing an "indies psycho" and it comes off silly and too try hard. I liked his pre-debut vignettes, but he's pretty crud. He should have been "Dean Douglas", grading his opponents and the like I think. Of course his tattoo's wouldn't fit a clean cut teacher type, so he could have had some twistedness to his character, like the high school wrestling coach who enjoys stretching his wrestlers a little too much in practice.

Match of this batch was Kai vs Ripley no doubt.

Dave Mastiff is everything Otis Dozovic should be.

I think Connors could be something, so I'm glad he turned on his partner - they were always a mismatch. He was impressive in a tag match a few shows ago - now he'll have to find a character that catches on. I only remember the guy from the first UK Tournament when his character was just showing his deformed ear. He's got to do better than that.

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