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

Skimmed through these last 2 episodes. Let me put it this way, the main event of Episode 3 of Dar vs. Gibson was great and there were some good video packages, especially with Dennis, but other than that, you're not missing much.

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Skimmed through these last 2 episodes. Let me put it this way, the main event of Episode 3 of Dar vs. Gibson was great and there were some good video packages, especially with Dennis, but other than that, you're not missing much.
Not missing much?? You see this is a huge problem with wrestling fans and the main roster! Every show doesn’t need to be amazing. Every match doesn’t need a amazing spot or something to blow us away! The less spectacular matches and shows make the spectacular one that much bettter!! Anybody who watches game of thrones, or breaking bad knows not every show is amazing, the important thing is their is the segments serve a purpose and I feel in NXT everything is done with a purpose. What I am trying to say is you may not think your missing much, but u are. NXT UK is the second best wrestling show in the world and it’s on its fourth episode.

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Episode 3
if Lars Sullivan and Sheamus had a baby it would look like Sam Gradwell.
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I think the future quality of this show will depend on whether or not they are going to do exclusive PPV's for the brand. I am sure that is the long term plan but I don't know how long.

If they have PPV's then the likes of Huxley, Tucker, Gradwell and Wild Boar are necessary jobbers. If they don't and the payoffs for fueds and title changes will be in the shows then they can afford to cut down on the jobber time. They will always be necessary on occasion though. It's hard fitting everyone into an hour show.

Radzi is showing some improvement he still seems super wooden and scared shitless. I would have thought they could have got someone with a bit more personality rather than just jump on someone with a credible TV resume to establish the show, maybe it will come out with time.

So far I have loved:
- The video packages and interviews
- Keeping Johnny Saints talking to a minimum
- The venue (s) some of the ones coming up will be great too.
- The general quality in ring and outside, its very much what it says on the tin; NXT-(but in the UK). No one is surprised with the production outside of the ring but to see the gap in quality between W.O.S. and NXT UK really drives it home.

Frustrated by:
- Waiting for things to kick off and build, the better wrestlers and storylines to develop
- The greenscreen commentary and hosting
- Some of the match placing. The have more than once put similar style matches back to back which takes away enthusiasm in the crowd but also for the armchair viewer.

Just like NXT (US) it took time to establish itself and grow. The introduction to wrestlers, fueds and storylines will take some time. I'm not in the least bit worried about it so far. I still love every minute of it.

Fast forward a couple of years down the line and I can see this show being absolutely huge. If WOS does inevitably get cancelled there is another slew of fantastic characters awaiting to take the brand to an even higher level.
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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

fantastic shows i was there for the sunday shows and it was great
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Good main event between Dunne and burch
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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Are we getting two episodes every week now? This is the second week in a row we got two episodes. It's just getting to be too much content every week.

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Are we getting two episodes every week now? This is the second week in a row we got two episodes. It's just getting to be too much content every week.
Well they already had a bunch of episodes in the can when they finally got the show on TV, with more tapings to come. So this is them trying to play catch up I would assume.

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

Just watched...

Episode 5
That Mastiff squash wasn't very fun Chief Deputy Dunne going by the name Damien Weir, think that's about the fifth name I've seen him use , hopefully he brings his No Fun Dunne gimmick to NXT UK instead of just being a jobber.

El Ligero vs James Drake was short and sweet, solid little showcase from both. No doubt James Drake will feature with Zack Gibson later down the line.

Coffey Brothers and Wolfgang beat down Ashton Smith, this was then followed by a decent promo from Joe Coffey, basically called out BSS.

Sid Scala is the best jobber they have, he plays his role to perfection. Eddie Dennis was weirdly intense throughout this match, wasn't a fan of how he showcased himself, early days though, he is one that could well get pushed into title contention.

Pete Dunne vs Danny Burch was my kind of match, methodical, hard hitting, stiff wrestling. This was one of Dunne's better performances of late imo, he seemed to take his brutality up a notch by continually going after Burch's arm throughout. The match had two finisher kick outs and actually ended with a submission from Dunne. A really solid fun main event, Dunne was great, Burch brought the fight as usual, only downside for me was the lack of selling, I just wish Burch sold his arm better.

Episode 6
Episode opened up with a very solid Women's match between Toni Storm & Dakota Kai. Some really nice exchanges between the pair in this match. Like most of Toni's matches though the finish came out of nowhere. Dakota > Toni. Jinny attacked Dakota afterwards and almost fell off the stage while doing it.

Zack Gibson is the man, everything about him is outstanding. Even though his match with Amir Jordan was short, just the constant trash talking and the way he worked over Jordan's arm, such a good wrestler, such a good heel. Afterwards we got a long winded segment with Gibson and Trent Seven, they both produced good promos though, a very fun exchange.

Jordan Devlin vs Kenny Williams was a bit like El Ligero vs James Drake in the last episode, short and sweet. Devlin is the one to watch for me, I can see him getting a major push sooner rather than later. Kenny Williams is decent but he's always come across as a poor version of Mark Andrews in my eyes, both similar but Andrews is much better.

Six man tag main event was just far too dull. Coffey Brothers and Wolfgang just beat down the trio of Flash Morgan Webster, Mark Andrews and Ashton Smith for the majority of the match. As I've said for the past few weeks, they are just your typical boring bruisers, nothing remotely interesting about them, three average performers who shouldn't be a leading fixture in the NXT UK division. Joe Coffey is the best of the trio, hence why he is the leader, cut a solid enough promo in Episode 5 but he is just too dull to watch. Flash Morgan Webster was the stand out guy in this match.

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Overall these two episodes were probably the strongest so far, better match quality throughout and a better showcase of talent.
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Re: NXT UK Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Didn't realize Episode 5 was aired on Tuesday. Had to watch both back-to-back today.

1st episode:

-Mastiff/Weir - Another squash for Big Dave although this one wasn't really interesting to watch.

-Ligero/Drake - Decent match, didn't get much time but both guys took their chances well. This was Drake's debut on the brand, I bet sooner or later he'll team up with Gibson as he did on the indies, not much else for him to do right now anyways. Ligero said he was from Leeds in the video package prior to the match, which was weird. I thought his whole shtick was that he was playing a luchador born in Mexico? Here he said he was from England but he wears the mask to look unique.

-Coffey Bros & Wolfgang segment - The three bearded Scots beat down Ashton Smith as he was on his way to the ring and then Joe cut a pretty good promo in the ring afterwards. Johnny Saint then made a 6 man tag between them and Smith/Webster/Andrews for the next episode's main event official. Via Twitter, of course.

-Dennis/Scala - Very disappointed with this one. There was a lot of potential to do with Dennis' debut following those vignettes in previous weeks and this squash wasn't a good follow-up to all that. Scala tried his best to make him look good, but this was a poor showing from Eddie.

-Dunne/Burch - Wouldn't say it was better than Dar/Gibson from two episodes prior but it was a very good main event. Pretty much the type of match you'd expect from both guys, hard hitting and stiff. Crowd thought Burch had him at one point. But the Bruiserweight retained and his reign continues.

2nd episode:

-Storm/Kai - Best of the women's matches on this show to date although I thought Dakota looked better in there than Toni. She really deserves a push of her own at some point in either developmental brand. And I guess Storm has two moves that she calls Storm Zero? Because the one she used here was different than the one she used in the MYC. Jinny debuted afterwards and attacked Dakota although it didn't look that convincing. I guess Storm/Jinny is coming.

-Gibson/Jordan - Pretty good match, Jordan looks like an interesting one with the bits of his culture inserted into his character. The real fun was in the post-match segment with Gibson and Seven. I love Gibson, he's so brash and has the best reactions to the crowd heat I've seen from a heel in some time. The chants whenever he's out there are a joy, I find myself cracking up at them every time. The segment went on for a little long but it could work with Zack being involved in it I guess. Gibson/Seven is surely happening soon and I'd be interested to see it as Trent hasn't had too much 1v1 TV action since signing for WWE, definitely not against people at the level of Gibson.

-Devlin/Williams - Another short but entertaining match. I can see why Williams had a little run in 205 Live, very quick and athletic he is. Devlin with another win, they're clearly building him up for something. We'll probably find that out soon too.

-6-man tag - Quite a boring match. Just never really got going from the face's side of things. Felt like an extended demolition win for the Scots. Not worth going out of your way to watch, for sure. But if they're building them up for a match with British Strong Style as Joe's promo earlier in this episode seemed to hint, then at least we'll get something better out of it later on. Surprised Travis Banks didn't show up as he also has beef with the Coffeys since the UK tournament in the summer.

Agree with the poster above that this was the strongest pair of episodes yet even if the main event of the second one ended the week on a flat note. Hopefully this was the last of the Cambridge tapings and I believe it is with them advertising a huge announcement from Johnny Saint next week. I assume it's about the tournament for the women's titles and the ensuing kick-off of it, looking forward to that if it is.



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

NXT UK 04.

— Holy shit I forgot they were machine gunning these episodes out now I am so far behind. Luckily these episodes are usually so missable.

— Fuck the NXT UK theme is so awful. I’ve been meaning to say it every episode but always forget.

— Under conventional standards you could argue this is the worst episode yet but outside of that terrific UK Title match in the opening episode I couldn’t tell you a single thing about what happened in those three episodes they were just so throwaway they washed over me in a beige white noise and I forgot what happened on them as soon as they were over. At least the bad stuff on this episode gave me stuff to talk about.

Stuff to talk about:

— I watched the opening tag match for Moustache Mountain but this match was as completely unremarkable and forgettable as the first three episodes of this show.

— Who cares about Travis Banks?

— Johnny Saint is a legend for sure, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t awful in this GM role.

— Wasn’t Burch the first challenger for the UK Title after Dunne won the title? I remember that match being weirdly competitive given Dunne just won the title and Burch was nothing but a jobber at the time. I am excited to see what the two can achieve together this time.

— Those interviews though were awful, not just the delivery and content but also in the weird way they presented them. Were Burch and Dunne not even in the same room as that Blue Peter lad?

— For what was billed as effectively a Devlin showcase, I took way more away from Tucker than I did Devlin in this match. I don’t think I’ve heard of him before and he has quite a bland look but he did some fun things in this match while Devlin basically just coasted through the match and disappointingly basically beat Tucker with one move.

— Eddie Dennis isn’t much of a wrestler but these video packages are phenomenal.


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