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General discussion thread for the weekly NXT UK show.

The show finally premieres on the WWE Network this Wednesday on the 17th, just about 4 months after it was announced during the first day of the UK Tournament / NXT UK Championship two-day special back in June.
 

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Looking forward to this even though I only know 5% of the roster. If it’s half as good as nxt I’ll be happy.
 

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Really looking forward to this. It's another NXT show, what's not to love!
 

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They've got a good amount of talent for this show. They've got some of the best talent in the UK excluding guys like Ospreay, Scurll, Sabre Jr., and Walter. Helps that the Women's Division has women like Rhea and Dakota filling gaps but not having women like Viper and KLR doesn't allow to be as good as it could be.

I'll be interested to check this out. Can't say I'll watch weekly because God knows there's enough wrestling as is.
 

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Really looking forward to seeing how WWE display the UK platform.

The brand will be led healthy by the likes of BSS, Zack Gibson, Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster, those are by far the most talented guys they have. Jordan Devlin will be the one to watch, he's made great progress since appearing in the first UK tournament. El Ligero is a British Wrestling legend so it's nice to see him involved. I look at the rest of the names mentioned though and there's a lot of hit and miss performers, likes of Travis Banks, Joe Coffey, Wolfgang and Eddie Dennis can produce but sometimes they come across very meh.

Quite interested to see how the Women's division plays out, as I've seen quite a few of them compete on the indies recently. Some I'm not sure suit the WWE style, Charlie Morgan especially. The likes of Rhea, Jinny, Toni and hopefully Killer Kelly will be at the forefront, also looking forward to seeing how Nina Samuels fares, she's a great promo worker.
 

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Really good episode I enjoyed it
 

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It may be my British pride and bias but I really enjoyed the first episode, some good stuff.

Feels weird as I have seen these guys in the UK in person and now I am seeing them on the wwe network. Really thinking about getting tickets for some future NxT UK dates :p
 

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How did it rate compared to WoS?
NXTUK was what WOS wrestling could have been like WOS tonight’s NXTUK had great matches but had way better protection done with it than WOS’s kevin Dunn on speed protection
 

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That first episode was a lot of fun, far better than that nauseating garbage that is WOS...

Solid opener between Joe Coffey and Mark Andrews. Andrews is always fun to watch, Joe Coffey had a decent showing here but I think he excels better against guys the same size, he is the type of guy you just want to see go all out in a hard hitting brawl.

I'm glad Trent Seven took control of the Moustache Mountain promo, so much better than Bate on the mic.

"The Bastard" Dave Mastiff was showcased as a beast, loved his entrance, few similarities to Lars Sullivan's. Not familiar with Sid Scala but I'll praise him on his facial expressions. Highlight of this was Mastiff's dropkick, fucking brutal.

That guy from Blue Peter doing backstage interviews :lol

Crowd was unsurprisingly hot for Toni Storm. Just a basic match against Nina Samuels who I hope they push sooner rather than later, she's one of the best heels in UK Women's Wrestling.

Dunne vs Dar built into a fantastic match. They targeted each other's knees inconsistently to start, I wanted more psychology from them. First half of the match felt like an average spotfest; things turned great though as soon as they faced each other across the ring and slowly crawled to each other, from then on the intensity picked up and they went all out, last five mins were quality.

Proud to be a UK wrestling fan tonight, good quality show and they bang it on the network at the perfect time for us UK viewers (Y)
 

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Crowd was unsurprisingly hot for Toni Storm. Just a basic match against Nina Samuels who I hope they push sooner rather than later, she's one of the best heels in UK Women's Wrestling.
I remember first seeing a video of Nina Samuels two years ago in a match ironically, with a young Toni Storm from London's Wrestleforce. Always thought she looked like she had some standout talent to her work. Back then she was a babyface if you could believe it. The tables have turned.

I kinda wish HHH would have signed Laura Di Matteo, Jaime Hayter and the Owens Twins who are some of the best freelance female UK talents out there left in the indies right now, the company could give them a look at least sometime in the future.
 

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I remember first seeing a video of Nina Samuels two years ago in a match ironically, with a young Toni Storm from London's Wrestleforce. Always thought she looked like she had some standout talent to her work. Back then she was a babyface if you could believe it. The tables have turned.

I kinda wish HHH would have signed Laura Di Matteo, Jaime Hayter and the Owens Twins who are some of the best freelance female UK talents out there left in the indies right now, the company could give them a look at least sometime in the future.
Nina's great, solid in ring performer and a great mic worker, I subscribe to Pro Wrestling Eve and her work in that promotion has been excellent this year.

I thought the Owens Twins were part of WOS hence why they aren't signed. Big fan of Jamie Hayter, probably the most underrated female talent on the UK circuit, been wrestling a lot in Japan of late though. I like Laura Di Matteo's style but she's very hit and miss as a performer.
 

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I thought the main event was great, I really bought into some of the later near falls as I wondered if they’d do a huge title change to close out the first episode given WWE is all about “making history” but Dunne retained. Dunne has been one of the best in the world right for quite a while now as far as I am concerned but I don’t really know how you get the title off of him at this stage.

I felt like the rest of the episode though was honestly pretty disappointing given it has been years in the making. The venue looked great though. Still, while it has been years in the making, I still appreciate that this is the first episode and I also appreciate that WWE are making this as much for British Wrestling fans as they are a general audience so they need to reestablish characters and stories and so I am happy to give them the benefit of the doubt to see how the develop that. I just don’t want it to become another 205 Live where it has arguably some of the best wrestling in WWE anywhere but because of an almost complete lack of characters and stories it is impossible to emotionally engage with anything and so you end up just having the episodes wash over you, forgetting about it the moment it is over.
 
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I enjoyed the show, the venue, and even the crowd. Main event was damn good and Pete Dunne is probably my favorite wrestler not named Becky. :becky I actually sold the spot where Dunne nearly tapped to the kneebar. :lol

Mastiff looked like a monster and the Coffey Brothers make good heels. Wish Mark Andrews had won but was pleased to see Flash Webster Morgan with the save.

I shall be watching this every week and wouldn't mind seeing Johnny Saint spar with HBK a little. :mark
 

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It may be my British pride and bias but I really enjoyed the first episode, some good stuff.
Nah mate, it's not bias, that was actually a really quality episode.

It was pretty much perfect as a debut episode. Debut/pilot episodes of anything, not just wrestling, need to lay the foundation for the show going forward, establish some characters and motivations.

Let's see... Mandrews is a plucky underdog, the Coffey brothers are a couple of bastard bullies, Flash is a wacky character with a good moral compass. Moustache Mountain are the established characters and good guys eager to welcome any challenge. Dave Mastiff is a brutal destroyer, Nina Samuels is an arrogant bitch, Toni Storm is a badass fighter.

All that introduction, plus Dunne and Dar gave us an excellent TV main event to really cap off the episode and show the quality of the UK brand (and the UK wrestling scene in general). Really loved that match.

I know Dunne's held the title for a long time, but I hope he holds it for some time longer. Have him established as THE MAN on NXT UK on a weekly basis. Then maybe around Mania/just after Mania, someone else can try and take the ball.
 

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Nina's great, solid in ring performer and a great mic worker, I subscribe to Pro Wrestling Eve and her work in that promotion has been excellent this year.

I thought the Owens Twins were part of WOS hence why they aren't signed. Big fan of Jamie Hayter, probably the most underrated female talent on the UK circuit, been wrestling a lot in Japan of late though. I like Laura Di Matteo's style but she's very hit and miss as a performer.
Only Kasey (sp.) Is signed by WoS. They have Viper, Kay Lee Ray, Kasey, Ayesha Ray & Bea Priestley.
 

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Good show. The setting was cool, great idea to have a different set to make it stand out more.

Mark Andrews vs Joe Coffey was solid. Andrews needs to use a A House That's Not Quite Home" again. That songs is a fucking banger.


Dave Mastiff in WWE is pretty great. I do love comedy Mastiff more than (He's big, he's bad, he's probably our dad).

Toni Storm vs Nina Samues was yet another nothing match. Storm is so average, Nina Samuels is by far the better of the two. She can actually cut promo.

The main event was excellent. The pacing of it was very good and they clicked so well. The technical wrestling along with the strike sequences flowed well.

Trent Seven is a fantastic promo and he showed it here.
 
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