NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE] - Page 6 - Wrestling Forum: WWE, Impact Wrestling, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums

 73Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #51 of 242 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 03:30 PM
You Get What You Deserve..
 
Showstopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Jersey - Hoboken, NJ
Posts: 49,931
Points: 69,557
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

The newest episode on NXT UK was just uploaded to the Network for anyone interested.
DammitC and Alexander_G like this.

Showstopper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #52 of 242 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Alexander_G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Magna Germania
Posts: 1,697
Points: 5,360
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

I'm hoping for a future Dave Mastiff/Pete Dunne match down the line for the title.
jacobrgroman likes this.

https://i.imgur.com/lqHIkfZ.jpg


Die Matte Ist Heilig.
Alexander_G is offline  
post #53 of 242 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
 
Psychosocial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 736
Points: 2,687
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Episode 3 was a bunch of nothing until the main event came. Seven and Burch won after looking second best at times against a couple of nobodies, M. Coffey/Webster was alright but we didn't even get a brawl following the post-match beatdown by the brothers, just an awkward staredown with 3 of the guys not even in the match wearing the same shirt which looked weird even if you get what they were doing there. The Burch promo was pretty good though, Flash Morgan Webster is likely going to become one of my favorites on this show, and Jinny is coming soon which I'm interested in. That's about all I took out of the first half hour of that episode.

Gibson/Dar was a solid main event, they told a good story from start to finish, sold all the injuries and damage throughout, worked the energy of the crowd to their advantage, and had a good technical bout without resorting to high spots at any point for no reason but to pop the crowd. I really like that kind of match and enjoyed this one. The Gibson chants are great, best thing about this show so far. Glad he won though, they've got a great choice for a magnetic heel champion in him and I'm sure they'll pull the trigger on him at some point. Only question now is when with Dunne's title reign without an end in sight and still not losing steam even after 500+ days.

Will comment on Episode 4 later on after I've watched it.



542 days and counting...
Psychosocial is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #54 of 242 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 10:28 PM
 
Alright_Mate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: England
Posts: 3,927
Points: 11,968
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Episode 3
Trent Seven wins in a nothing match. Saxon Huxley another one who is boring and useless, looks like a shit version of Pastor William Eaver.

Webster vs Mark Coffey was better but still all round pretty average. Flash is great and will no doubt play a big part in NXT UK, Mark Coffey just your typical boring bruiser, not as good as his brother. Little bit of a storyline coming out of this match though.

Burch vs Gradwell was hard hitting but very stop start. I'll praise Gradwell though who's clearly made an effort in his appearance, bulked himself up and changed his style, if Lars Sullivan and Sheamus had a baby it would look like Sam Gradwell. Burch cut a neat promo afterwards, best I've seen from him mic wise, pleasantly surprised me.

Gibson vs Dar in the main event was brilliant, one of the best matches the UK division has put on so far, I'm including the UK tournament matches into that. Really good storytelling throughout, really good psychology from both, they seemed to tire towards the stretch and it became a bit of the slog but the storytelling and psychology remained. Gibson working on the arms of Dar from the get go, Dar working on Gibson's knee as the match progressed. The way Zack Gibson works on his opponents arms is great to watch, he mixes it up but that is always his focal point as soon as the bell sounds, he is a quality wrestler. Really good stuff from both, crowd was into it, a match worth checking out

Episode 4
A nothing match between Moustache Mountain vs Gradwell & Huxley. I'm liking what I see from Gradwell though, he's made improvements, Huxley though fucking sucks.

Nina Samuels > Isla Dawn

That guy from Blue Peter is pretty decent at interviews. Dunne isn't really a good talker, I've been very impressed with Burch though over these two episodes, a really good interview from him.

I've really liked the Eddie Dennis video packages.

Devlin vs Tucker in a nothing match, just a way to introduce Devlin back in.

Andrews vs Wolfgang in your main event was your typical fat guy vs skinny guy kinda match. Found the match pretty boring until Wolfgang caught Andrews with a modified gutbuster, match picked up a little after that. Afterwards the Coffey's attacked Andrews and Webster, Wolfgang decided to side with his Scottish mates and that was that. So we've got ourselves a Scottish Stable formed of three average wrestlers, I can see them pissing me off.

Other thoughts
These first four episodes has just covered that slow build of introducing certain wrestlers, a few storylines starting to progress though. Before it all started though I thought the quality was going to be a bit naff at times, the UK circuit has too many boring wrestlers, a fair few showcased here.

Alright_Mate is offline  
post #55 of 242 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 11:04 PM
Starving for poutine
 
chargebeam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Montréal
Posts: 7,418
Points: 5,255
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

I don't understand. Did they air 2 new episodes tonight? Are they planning to air 2 episodes every week?


DAMN RIGHT


chargebeam is offline  
post #56 of 242 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 09:41 AM
 
DetroitRiverPhx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,635
Points: 10,346
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by chargebeam View Post
I don't understand. Did they air 2 new episodes tonight? Are they planning to air 2 episodes every week?
They had two sets of tapings already and are far behind airings. Probably just to get through them and get to a fresh set already.

These were meant to try and land a television deal with the pacing and all the in-ring. Since that didn't happen and it's a purely network show maybe they plan to tweak the format. I hope they do, this set has been pretty damn bland.

Only thing I liked coming out of these two shows was Danny Burch interview and mic work. I dig the guy.

Only two guys getting any character builds are Burch and Dennis. Too much non-descript wrestling action. Beards are not gimmicks, characters or charisma.

Modfather is a manager waiting to happen.

Does Brit indies play off of home countries at such a level? I mean that seems to be the only character points pushed. I'm over it. UK NXT will need Brit bookers and writers and Americans just see UK as England vs Wales vs Scotland vs Ireland in everything.

Mini Sheamus teamed up with mini-Luke Harper.

Seems to be a lot of brutes for the most part on this roster.

I can't stand Trent Seven. And I had to deal with him twice this double billing. Tyler Bate is just another guy now. What happened to him?

I'm over this venue and the crowd. Hopefully this was the last airing from there.
DetroitRiverPhx is offline  
post #57 of 242 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
 
Psychosocial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 736
Points: 2,687
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Episode 4 was even worse than Episode 3. At least the latter was saved by a quality main event, this one really didn't have much going for it at all. Worst of the four they've done thus far.

I know they're trying to introduce us to everyone they've got on board for this show, but hopefully we'll start to see less of the likes of Huxley, Gradwell, Tucker, Hitchman, etc. from now on. They hardly have any redeemable qualities or presence about them and no one is going to stick around to watch them every week. Just use them as fodder for the main guys and it'll be fine. These last two episodes clearly suffered by the amount of air time these guys got, hopefully it gets more and more limited from here.

The tag match was weird as it wasn't a total squash and struggling to beat those two didn't really do much for Moustache Mountain. Only good part about it was Bate's suicide dive to the outside. Nina/Isla did nothing for me, but that's because I know next to nothing about them still aside from one or two vignettes so I'll hold off on judging them for now. Devlin/Tucker was boring but I think Devlin has some potential to do something in this brand, he's getting better and is getting the right kind of heat from the crowd so I'll keep an eye on him to see how he progresses.

Both interviews, especially the Burch one, were good and did its bit to get me pumped up for the title match next week. Another good Eddie Dennis video package even if most of what he said was just repeating what he said in the previous ones. I wonder how he'll make his debut, perhaps he'll cost Dunne the title when the time comes?

The main event between Andrews and Wolfgang was decent, although you'd expect that sort of match to open a show like this not close it. The heel turn was a little too sudden and not very impactful because of how quick it all unfolded. I guess we're getting the three Scots against Banks, Andrews, and Webster as a little feud now. I don't know why but I quite like Wolfgang. I didn't see him doing much as a face on this brand though so turning him heel is probably the right call, hopefully this alliance with the Coffeys works out for him but we'll see.

A couple of average episodes this week with one really good match and the rest of it being largely forgettable really. Next week should be much better with Dunne/Burch and Storm/Kai being advertised.



542 days and counting...
Psychosocial is offline  
post #58 of 242 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 01:32 PM
 
ellthom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 14,484
Points: 29,884
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

I love Isla Dawn, she really needs to play up her 'witch' gimmick a bit more. Become like one of those creepy pagan wicker people.

Plus am I the only one who finds her lisp hot af? :P
CJ, jacobrgroman and Alexander_G like this.


Last edited by ellthom; 11-01-2018 at 01:37 PM.
ellthom is offline  
post #59 of 242 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 03:24 PM
Starving for poutine
 
chargebeam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Montréal
Posts: 7,418
Points: 5,255
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Quote:
Originally Posted by ellthom View Post
I love Isla Dawn, she really needs to play up her 'witch' gimmick a bit more. Become like one of those creepy pagan wicker people.

Plus am I the only one who finds her lisp hot af? :P
Nope, not just you!


DAMN RIGHT


chargebeam is offline  
post #60 of 242 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 03:34 PM
 
Alexander_G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Magna Germania
Posts: 1,697
Points: 5,360
                     
Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Quote:
Originally Posted by ellthom View Post
I love Isla Dawn, she really needs to play up her 'witch' gimmick a bit more. Become like one of those creepy pagan wicker people.

Plus am I the only one who finds her lisp hot af? :P
She's okay, but very middle of the road as far as overall ring work, and she botches. Her kicks are her best asset. Her characterization is pretty dry for someone who's supposed to be a mystic.
ellthom likes this.

https://i.imgur.com/lqHIkfZ.jpg


Die Matte Ist Heilig.
Alexander_G is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome