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

El Ligero must be a Brit humor type thing, like Grado. I just don't "get" him. Wild Boar is too "try hard" for a gimmick.

Eddie Dennis vignettes are good character builds. I'm interested. I liked last week how he talked about how Pete Dunne travelled the world and saw the sights, but "he(Dennis) has seen things too" in an ominous sort of tone. How is he in-ring?

Bate vs Wolfgang was sort of hurt because they're known entities to my non-Brit indie wrestling eyes. I'm getting more of a kick seeing all the new guys. Bate vs Wolfie was nothing special to begin with matchwise either. Bate's star has really diminished over the year.

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New Episode Thoughts:

*Ligero's look is fairly "comedy wrestler" esque. I'd probably play more on that in the future. And Wild Boar, well his pupils look big. That's really what I got from this match. Ligero is a solid high flyer and Boar is a solid "short but powerful" wrestler but overall it didn't grab me too much.

*Kai vs. Kelly was fun. I was more impressed by Kelly honestly. It's a shame Dakota can't use the Diving Double Foot Stomp anymore. That's her move. It's the perfect ending move for her offense. And while the Kairopractor looks cool, it's a move that's easily botched, like it was here as this was clearly edited. I look forward to seeing more of both in NXT.

*Having watched PROGRESS all year, I'm kind of used to Eddie's story but he's a very good talker in this setting so these video packages are cool to see.

*Zack Gibson is such a heat magnet and some times it's amazing to see. People boo him before he says anything. And then he cuts a great promo and fans hate him even more.

LOL at Johnny Saint. "I'll see both in my office now!" Laying down the law like a high school principal.

*Bate vs. Wolfgang was a solid, big vs. little match with some funny moments thrown in there. Not too much else to say about it.



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*Kai vs. Kelly was fun. I was more impressed by Kelly honestly. It's a shame Dakota can't use the Diving Double Foot Stomp anymore. That's her move. It's the perfect ending move for her offense. And while the Kairopractor looks cool, it's a move that's easily botched, like it was here as this was clearly edited. I look forward to seeing more of both in NXT.
Exactly. I am pretty annoyed with all this revision and tame versions of finishers, and sometimes they even keep telling these wrestlers to change the finishers over and over to something else because they can't make up their mind whether they think it's "safe" to use or not. I wish they'd lay off for once and just let the worker work. It just further prevents them from cutting loose, and we more or less know what Dakota can really do as her trademarks and should be allowed to do it at her best. She's never injured anyone for real with the stomp.
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Exactly. I am pretty annoyed with all this revision and tame versions of finishers, and sometimes they even keep telling these wrestlers to change the finishers over and over to something else because they can't make up their mind whether they think it's "safe" to use or not. I wish they'd lay off for once and just let the worker work. It just further prevents them from cutting loose, and we more or less know what Dakota can really do as her trademarks and should be allowed to do it at her best. She's never injured anyone for real with the stomp.
I think the issue is less on whether it's safe and more on the fact that it's Finn Balor's finishing move.
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1st episode:

-Coffey/Andrews - Pretty enjoyable bout, loved the clash of styles. Didn't take any time at all before the Coffey Brothers established themselves as the big bad duo of NXT UK that nobody should mess with, but was nice to see Webster come to the rescue of Andrews there. I wonder if this leads to Andrews and Webster pairing up as a team or they're just the first two of more to come to have bones to pick with the brothers in the future.

-Liked the Moustache Mountain segment. Nice, sweet, and to the point. Good move having Trent cut the bulk of that promo too, undoubtedly the talker of the group. Shame Bate isn't better on the mic as it's about the only thing he lacks from being one of the very best in the world.

-Mastiff/Scala - Liked everything they did with Dave here, from the video package to the absolute mauling he gave Scala. I quite liked him in the tournament which was my first exposure to him and this was a very good follow-up on that impression. Hope to see a lot more of him from here.

-Storm/Samuels - An okay match but could have been better given the talent there. Not really a big fan of having Toni fight from underneath so often, she can offer so much more if not as restricted. I liked Nina's segment before the match too, she was confident on the mic and seems like someone who can carry a feud or even the division itself on mic work. Didn't know anything about her before as I don't follow the British indy scene but I want to see more now.

-Dunne/Dar - Just about as good a main event as you could hope for from a debut episode. Add that one to the list of quality Pete Dunne title matches, he's got a fair few now since winning that belt last year. Dar has really impressed me a lot more since his return than he ever did last year before the injury. Not sure who's going to take that title away from the Bruiserweight, but I'm not tired of this reign yet and hope it makes it to 2019 at this point.

2nd episode:

-Ligero/Hitchman - So nice to finally see the famous Ligero in action. Fun little clash, I thought Hitchman looked better than some in here opined, but his eyes scared the crap out of me.

-Kelly/Dakota - Much like the women's match last week, I felt this one could have been better with two talented wrestlers in the ring. Was hoping for Kelly to win as I'm big on her, but don't mind Dakota making her mark here as she clearly wasn't going to find much success in NXT. Wonder what's next for her on this brand.

-Smith/Tucker - Nice little theme song for Ashton, the crowd thought so. About all I could say really. Match didn't do much for me but at least it was a showcase for both guys. I'm really enjoying all the introductions we're getting for the guys we don't already know too much about. Definitely makes it easier to learn more about them faster and get up to speed on their characters before the real fun begins.

-Gibson promo was great. The man becomes a heat magnet as soon as he enters an arena without even picking up a microphone. Definitely going to be one of the stars of this brand. Not sure about his claims for a rematch though as he already lost to Dunne twice. Dar vs Gibson next week should be a really good match, looking forward to it.

-Bate/Wolfgang - Not a bad match but not really up to par with Tyler's usual standards for my liking. I like Wolfgang, but his matches with Cole and Bate didn't really set anything alight, struggle to see him being more than an upper mid-carder at the absolute best on this show.

Really liked the Eddie Dennis vignettes too, especially the one this week. Wonder what it leads to now, a feud with Andrews or even a UK title shot soon? Can't say I'm familiar with him like others may be so this got me interested in his character and wanting to see more.

So far so good. Both episodes have done what they needed to do. I know some people expressed concern on the show just maybe being a wrestling showcase and not much storyline-driven feuds on the program, but I wouldn't worry about that. Once the tag and women's titles come into play and everyone gets acquainted with the characters, we'll begin to see some real stories unfold and be told. It won't be like 205 Live, NXT UK actually has quite a few good characters to work with and a devoted fan base that's coming to see them every time they're in town, it'll be the second coming of NXT if anything. Whether it'll be as good is questionable, but it certainly has promise to be a good brand worth tuning into on a weekly basis.



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

Its a nothing show, so far.
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Both episodes been great and hope NXT UK will keep growing



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- It looks like the WWE Network will start airing two episodes of the WWE NXT UK series each Wednesday, beginning next week. The Network schedule currently has two one-hour episodes scheduled for 4pm and 5pm ET on Wednesday. The usual 3pm ET timeslot will now feature a replay of the previous week's episode. Noam Dar vs. Zack Gibson and Trent Seven vs. Saxon Huxley are being advertised for the 4pm episode. Wolfgang vs. Mark Andrews and Moustache Mountain vs. Huxley & Sam Gradwell are being advertised for the 5pm episode.
Sounds like they're in catch up mode.



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According to Luke Owen on Wrestleramble the NXT uk we are seeing now is a batch of episodes they filmed to try and coax a TV deal. That is why there are no real established characters or storylines yet as they didn't know who would pick them up and what demands they'd have. They just wanted to provide a proof of concept.

This really reflects in what absolute nothing affairs the last two weeks of episodes have been. The wrestling has been good but they are just matches, there is nothing to them to give them any sense of importance, immediacy, depth, dimension etc

It seems like further fuel to the fire that this is what has happened if they are now going to just blast through this first batch of tapings with two episodes per week, the real NXT UK can't begin until these tapings are done unless they just scrap these all together.


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Sounds like they're in catch up mode.
Doesn't that mean that those shows will run from 9 pm to 11 pm UK time? Not sure that really suits their main audience for this brand honestly. Would have been better to air them at 1 pm/2 pm ET imo.

It's fine though that they want to rush through the tapings they've already done, especially if Owen's report is accurate. From what I recall they had like 17 episodes worth of tapings done before the show debuted on the Network. If most or all of them have little storylines on them like the ones so far, then it makes sense as to why they'd try to get them out of the way as soon as they can.



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