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

The inaugural episode of NXT UK was good. I think it will take a week or two to see some solid storylines forming. My only worry is that it becomes a glorified United Kingdom Tournament. I hope it's not going to be wrestling heavy just for the sake of it, I don't want that. I also hope to God that we get more character variety than just Irishman, Englishman, Scotsman and Welshman.

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The inaugural episode of NXT UK was good. I think it will take a week or two to see some solid storylines forming. My only worry is that it becomes a glorified United Kingdom Tournament. I hope it's not going to be wrestling heavy just for the sake of it, I don't want that. I also hope to God that we get more character variety than just Irishman, Englishman, Scotsman and Welshman.
Definitely need a a few Brits on the booking committee to get past the Americanized vision of UK characters and UK storylines.
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As someone had already alluded to, by all rumours Jim Smallman, one of the creators of PROGRESS is heavily involved in the NXT UK creative. This is important as PROGRESS was in fact crippled and is still recovering from a near two year long storyline involving Banks chasing Dunne for the top title.

It was positioned a little differently, Dunne in PROGRESS was this great wrestler but he chose to be a bitch heel and cheat to win his matches instead. Banks was over with the crowd as a superman and for whatever reason they decided he was to be the next Champion and they decided to facilitate this Banks would be on this chase for the title but simultaneously on this losing streak too. It seems bizarre to change his character for the chase given he got over as a different character which got him into this position in the first place but it worked. I thought Banks was boring as all fuck but the crowd adored him. He was as over as a wrestler could be.

This all culminated in the biggest show of the year, Banks finally beat Dunne for the title in one of the most atrociously overbooked matches in wrestling history. I guess fans should have seen the warning signs given the long built pay off was so unsatisfying but the worst was yet to come.

For whatever reason they decided that Banks now had the title they were going to go back to his original character again for some reason. Now he wasn't the chasing underdog, he was the invincible champion instead. Every person that faced him for the title would be destroyed in glorified squash matches Banks would barely sell for as he went through the motions. His matches were the absolute drizzling shits.

He was basically PROGRESS' Okada. Now I fucking hated Okada's NJPW Heavyweight Title run and while people forgave Okada's Super Cena bollocks booking, the crowds were not so kind for Banks. He was creatively bankrupting the company, he wasn't the person the crowds were rooting for in the chase and his matches were fucking boring. It didn't help that at the time guys like WALTER were getting super over on the British indie scene and there was a huge wealth of regular British talent and PROGRESS regulars who were basically not doing anything because Banks had created a blackhole in the middle of PROGRESS and so the turn on him by the fans was brutal.

They did a small run where Banks was this heel Super Cenaesque parody of himself but while that made things more bearable it didn't salvage the crowds hatred for him at this point so the run came to an abrupt, unceremonious, end and is the worst Championship reign in PROGRESS history (excluding reigns which ended due to injuries or intended storyline shenanigans).

Months later and PROGRESS are still scrambling around trying to recover from one of the most disastrous extended periods of storytelling in the companies short history.

In short, there is no way in fuck Smallman will ever put a title anywhere near Banks ever again unless WWE put a gun to his head.
Hmm, well... with that being said, I'm just as satisfied with WALTER as a choice then as fortunately I like him too.
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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Finally watched the inaugural episode.

Coffey vs. Andrews was a decent opening match there to remind fans that the Coffey brothers are going to be the big heel stable on the show and establish Andrews and Morgan Webster as the plucky babyfaces.

The Eddie Dennis package was interesting, but they cut it off really quick. I assume there will be more of these to come.

Trent Seven and Tyler Bate's promo was your typical celebratory promo but Trent is a natural talker so it worked.

Dave Mastiff came off as a total star in his video package and his squash match. Him vs. Dunne is something I want to see in the future.

Storm's match was just a reminder of how over Storm is and basically this was a showcase for her. After seeing a her for a month in the MYC, this was nothing new, but served it's purpose.

I loved the way they shot Dunne's entrance. The setting was amazing and they really captured this huge ovation Dunne got when he came out. Match vs. Dar was great. The way these two punished each other and constantly countered each other's moves, just great.



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Really good first episode

Mastiff/Dunne down the line is going to be great

Eddie Denis package was intriguing and Coffeys/Mustache Mountain is going to be great

I was a bit sceptical about how it was going to work but if that’s going to be the standard it’ll be a great little brand

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

Just got around to watching this and I loved it. Nice seeing Mark Andrews again. I enjoyed the main event and the Women's Match too.

A good first episode. Excited to see what they do with this going forward.

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Almost Time for episode 2. Hopefully it's good as last weeks
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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Pretty much a nothing episode this week, full of a bunch of boring matches...

El Ligero vs Wild Boar - So happy to see El Ligero get showcased on a big stage, out of everyone on the UK scene I think he deserves it the most, he's been wrestling on the UK Indies since about 2003. Wild Boar is one of those guys that offer absolutely nothing, as he is Welsh maybe they can throw him into a Welsh stable or something.

Dakota Kai vs Killer Kelly - Two of my faves to watch but this was nothing more of a short showcase, nothing much to say apart from the first time Dakota's finisher looked sloppy.

The Eddie Dennis video package, taking a dig at Mark Andrews especially gave me goosebumps, hopefully they bring their indie feud to NXT UK in the coming months.

Finally Zack Gibson got to showcase his mic skills, terrific promo, he is streets ahead of everyone on the UK circuit when it comes to mic work, this was by far the highlight of the show.

Ashton Smith vs Tucker - Battle of the bland guys, Ashton Smith though may have a breakout performance at some point though, I just feel he may offer something.

Tyler Bate vs Wolfgang - This was nothing more than a boring slog, only good parts were when Bate got in a few flurries of offense. Wolfgang is boring to watch.

Weak episode, Gibson promo the only thing worth watching

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

Good show. Everything was solid and did it's job.

So glad El Ligero is getting his chance on the big (ish) stage. He has been working hard and excels at being a great sympathetic babyface. Hope he gets someone out of this. Dakota Kai vs Killer Kelly was short but enjoyable. (Also, fuck who ever tried to start the "we are awesome" chant). Gibson's promo was tremendous as well. Hopefully we get Dar vs Gibson next week, that sounds tremendous.

Totally forgot Travis Banks is apart of this division. Hope he gets jobbed out and leaves or something; such an awful wrestler. He lives the Kiwi Davey moniker except that he is shit and isn't entertaining at all. Honestly, if he gets pushed I won't watch. Fuck off



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

Agh man, both Wolfgang and Travis are some of my favorites and they are hated in here. Meanwhile I can't stand Mark Andrews and his style.
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