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 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.
Overall these two episodes were probably the strongest so far, better match quality throughout and a better showcase of talent.