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- Andrade “Cien” Almas w/ Zelina Vega VS Fabian Aichner; Almas wins.
- The Authors of Pain w/ Paul Ellering VS Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan; Authors of Pain win.
- WWE Network Exclusive: Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay VS Ember Moon; Ember wins.
- NXT Championship #1 Contender Series: Aleister Black VS Adam Cole; Black wins and advances to the #1 Contender Fatal 4 Way.
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NXT has a new landscape.
El Idolo became El Campeon, but The Celtic Colossus fell injured. Therefore, NXT General Manager William Regal created a contender series to determine who would face Andrade “Cien” Almas at TakeOver: Philadelphia. Trent Seven fell to “Big Damo” Killian Dain in the first, then Johnny Wrestling went to the limit with Kassius Ohno to be the second. We are halfway there, who will be next to join the Fatal 4 Way?
Andrade “Cien” Almas w/ Zelina Vega VS Fabian Aichner!
El Idolo has always been extremely confident, but now Almas is even more so now that he has the NXT Championship. He won’t sit on his hands, either, he wants to keep his skills warm, so he looks to use the Italian Tank as that warm-up. Aichner also has a major opportunity tonight, can he reach the #NXTLVL?
The bell rings, Almas blasts Aichner with a dropkick! Almas embraces the heat, but runs right into a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker. Almas slips out of the ring, Aichner runs and FLIES!
Aichner wipes Almas out and is fired up as he puts Almas back in the ring. Springboard Tornado DDT! TWO, Zelina is worried for her champion client. Aichner keeps on Almas with stomps, the ref back shim off, Almas gives a sharp chop to Aichner’s chest! Almas whips, jumps, but is caught. He fights out, but Aichner gets him again for a stiff powerbomb. High stack pin, TWO! Zelina is furious, she distracts Aichner as he goes up top, Almas knocks him to the ground. Almas throws Aichner into steel steps, then back into the ring. Zelina tells him to finish, Almas finishes, Hammerlock DDT, aka Cien Headaches!
Almas wins! His arrogance still shines through, will he still be confident come Philadelphia?
NXT takes a look at Ember Moon’s journey to the title.
The Prophecy of Flame came to NXT with mystery and hype, and she lived up to it, until running into The Empress of Tomorrow. Ember was the future, but for the longest time, the present was Asuka. She wanted to be champion so badly, and she challenged Asuka two times before, only to fail. Ember got a third chance at NXT TakeOver: WarGames in a Fatal 4 Way for the vacated Women’s Championship. She hit a 2-for-1 Eclipse, and finally had her moment! Best of all, Asuka was the one to hand her the title belt, bringing Ember’s path full circle. Can Ember fulfill the next phase of her rise by becoming one of the greatest NXT Women’s Champions ever?
NXT takes a look at Aleister Black.
The Embodiment of the End defeated opponent after opponent, from Hideo Itami to The Velveteen Dream, and even Andrade “Cien” Almas, the current NXT Champion. Aleister strikes hard and fast, can he make Adam Cole #FadeToBlack in their main event match?
The Authors of Pain w/ Paul Ellering VS Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan!
NXT’s most dominant team takes on one of NXT’s newest, as the “double tough” Boston Brawler and British Brawler return to test themselves against Akam & Rezar.
Burch and Akam start, Akam powers Burch to a corner but Burch uses European Uppercuts to fight his way out. Lorcan tags in, Akam runs Burch over but Lorcan unloads chops on Akam. Lorcan backs Akam down, Rezar comes in, Lorcan is ready for him with even more chops! And slaps! Akam gets slaps, Burch goes after Rezar, the Authors of Pain are cornered! Lorcan & Burch deliver chop after chop after chop, then run to bump off each other before giving running EuroUppers! They repeat, bump to EuroUppers, and again, but then clobbered on the third try. Akam lifts Lorcan in a fireman’s carry, to Death Valley Driver Lorcan into buckles!
The Authors lift both men up, Super Collider!
The Authors finish Lorcan with the Last Chapter!
Akam covers, The Authors of Pain win! They’re still big, they’re still powerful, and they’re still dominant, when will they get a second chance at the NXT Tag Team Championships?
NXT looks back on the rise of the WWE UK Division’s two biggest stars.
The WWE founded the UK Division with a tournament back in January, pitting some of the greatest wrestlers from across the pond against each other. The tournament finals pitted Bruiserweight, Pete Dunne, against the youngest wrestler in the tournament, Tyler Bate. Dunne and Bate put on the best match of the entire tournament, but it was the younger Bate that came out the inaugural WWE UK Champion! Dunne would fight his way to the top and become #1 contender, and in an epic rematch from the UK Tournament, Dunne would win the title from Bate to become the second ever UK Champion! The Bruiserweight has kept hold of that title through several defenses, even besting Bate’s mentor, Trent Seven. Bate himself has fought his way back to being the #1 contender, and next week, we will see the third encounter between these two incredible British Strong Style wrestlers. Who will come out the champion after this highly-anticipated tie-breaker?
SAnitY shows the scars of battle.
The NXT Tag Team Champions know a lot about scars, restless nights and unfinished business. WarGames was everything they thought it would be, except for the outcome. However, SAnitY has not left the battle! They are still here. Next week, SAnitY will finish what started in Houston. Will the Undisputed Era survive?
NXT Women’s Division: Shayna Baszler is coming.
Everyone has been warned, but who will still fall to the Queen of Spades upon her arrival?
WWE Network Exclusive: Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay VS Ember Moon!
The Prophecy of Flame finally became NXT Women’s Champion, but she is not without her detractors. The Iconic Duo both feel they can defeat her, but the first to try is the Venus Flytrap! Will she be Eclipsed once again?
The bell rings, the two circle and tie up. Peyton gives Ember a knee and a forearm and even a stomp, then brings her up, Ember retaliates with a forearm only to get another knee. Peyton whips Ember, Ember springboards up and over then ducks the heel kick to give one of her own. The kick is blocked, but Ember improvises into a headscissors. The Iconic Duo regroups on the outside, Ember climbs up top, and JUMPS onto them both!
Ember topples Billie & Peyton over, the fans cheer as the referee counts. Ember puts Peyton in the ring but Billie anchors the NXT Women’s Champion at the apron. Billie is kicked away but Peyton gives Ember a 619 to the back! Peyton uses the ropes to help out in her hanging motorcycle stretch!
Billie trash talks Ember as the referee counts, we go to break.
NXT returns, fans rally and Ember feeds off the energy to fight out of Peyton’s chinlock with an armdrag. Peyton kicks Ember down again, then lets Ember know “I hate you!” Billie feels the same way, Ember responds with a kick to Peyton’s stomach. Ember kicks more, more, then enziguri knocks Peyton down! Cover, TWO! Billie is relieved but Peyton is dazed, Ember keeps on her but then gets rolled up, TWO. Ember rocks Peyton with an uppercut! She puts Peyton in the double underhook but Peyton resists, spins out and breaks. Peyton whips and gives a back elbow, stiff forearm and back kick. Peyton reels Ember in for a knee, sits for the cover, TWO! The Iconic Duo is furious. The fans duel as Billie tells Peyton to finish it. Peyton goes for the fisherman but Ember fights out and backs her to a corner. Peyton turns it around to then club away on Ember’s back. Ember shoves Peyton away, ducks the heel kick and lifts Peyton, but Peyton grabs the ropes to prevent it. Peyton refuses to let go, so Ember slips out to kick out Peyton’s leg, Peyton hangs on on but Ember brings her down with a jumping stomp!
Ember yanks Peyton out of the corner, climbs up to the top, and everyone from fans to Billie knows what’s coming. ECLIPSE!
Ember covers, Ember wins!
The NXT Women’s Champion defeated of one half of the Iconic Duo, but the other half runs her over with a boot!
Billie throws heavy hands on Ember over and over, fans are actually liking this fire. The Iconic Duo brings Ember up, and into the Iconic Buster!
They continue the beating with more stomps and trash talk. Nikki Cross appears to save Ember!?
Crazy Cross goes right at Billie, Peyton yanks her off but just gets tackled herself. Billie runs away, Peyton retreats as well, fans cheer on Nikki as she thrashes and shrieks. Nikki locks eyes on the prize, as well as the champion who holds it. Fans chant “Thank you, Nikki!” but Nikki is only thinking of the coveted title. Nikki runs around the ring like the mad woman she is, before frantically fleeing the scene.
Nikki is not all there, but one thing is clear: everyone wants a piece of the champion. Can Ember keep her reign alive now that she’s the center of attention?
The Street Profits debut NXT’s first ever talk show: Street Talk.
Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford are the “newest, hottest tag team” in NXT, so they put it upon themselves to spread “street knowledge” to the NXT Universe. They interviewed young Bentley, “he drives one, too!” “Who is going to take over 2018?” “The Street Profits!” The very first episode is in the books, but the Street Profits aren’t done spreading the street knowledge. “Until then, know that!”
NXT Championship #1 Contender Series: Aleister Black VS Adam Cole!
The Embodiment of the End has torn an undefeated streak through NXT worthy of the championship, but the leader of the Undisputed Era continues to #ShockTheSystem. Which man will overcome the other to join Johnny Wrestling and Big Damo in the coming Fatal 4 Way?
The bell rings, the two men stare from opposite corners. Fans cheer and duel, the two begin to circle. They tie up, Aleister gets the arm wrench and wristlock but Cole gets the headlock takeover. Aleister uses headscissors, Cole pops out and blows a kiss, “BAYBAY!”
The two stand up, tie up, standing switch but snapmare from Cole. Cole slaps Aleister’s head and arrogantly grins, “BAYBAY!” Aleister keeps focus, he and Cole tie up, Aleister powers out of the headlock to throw Cole down. Cole swings, Aleister blocks and then drives in knees and a strike fest! Cole gets out of the ring, Aleister sits down and waits, we go to break.
NXT returns, Cole reverses Aleister into a Crossface submission!
Cole shouts for Aleister to tap, fans shout “NO! NO!” Aleister endures, fans rally, Aleister crawls and reaches ropes for the break! Cole lets go at 4, then stomps away on Aleister. “Why don’t you stay down?!” Cole drags Aleister up for a forearm, saying “you’ll never be me!” He stomps Aleister more, “do you know who I am?” He’s Adam Cole BAYBAY!
Aleister stares right into Cole’s eyes as he stands up. Cole’s kick is blocked, Aleister unleashes kicks of his own before rallying with forearms, a sweep and a running knee. Aleister handsprings up before giving a big forearm smash. He whips Cole corner to corner, then runs to the ropes to springboard for the QUEBRADA!
Aleister watches Cole get up, Cole gets out before Black Mass. Cole shoulders in but gets a kick, but Cole hotshots Aleister back. Cole goes top rope, but flies into a roundhouse! TWO! Aleister keeps focus, he looms over Cole and lifts his head up with his foot. Cole hits an enziguri, then a Back Stabber!
TWO! Fans chant for “NXT! NXT!” as Cole brings Aleister up into a fireman’s carry. Aleister slips out, Cole bucks him off, Shining Wizard intercepted. They brawl with forearms and European Uppercuts, Cole boots and SUPERKICKS but Aleister victory rolls, TWO! Cole gets the fireman’s carry, Ushigoroshi!
TWO! Fans love this, even if Cole is frustrated. Cole keeps his eyes on Aleister as he gets to a corner, fans rally as he stands up and takes aim. Aleister stands up, SUPERKICK blocked, he spins Cole around into a stiff knee strike! He lifts Cole’s head again, Cole dares him to do it, BLACK MASS!!
Aleister wins! He did it to Cole tonight, can Aleister make all the other men in the Fatal 4 Way #FadeToBlack?
This was a unique experience for NXT viewers, since NXT was aired one way on the USA Network and another way on the WWE Network. If NXT is going to be trimmed down because of commercials limiting it when it’s already a one-hour program, that is reason enough for me to not want NXT on television full-time. The time constraint explains why the first two matches happened so quickly, though. Almas defeats Aichner and Authors defeat Lorcan-Burch fast, making them perfect for building the first half-hour. The stories in those matches were still great, as Almas just manages to keep his ego from costing him against a midcard talent, and the Authors turn the tide on the impressive underdogs at an opportune moment.
Aleister-Cole was a great match for the second half hour, but given what both men are capable of, even this match felt like it was made to fit within the time constraints. It still had great story elements, such as Cole’s arrogance throughout, but Aleister staying calm and collected. Aleister goes over because, well, he’s Aleister. His undefeated streak isn’t going to end so soon, and he finally gets this close to the NXT Championship after being spotless for so long.
The Women’s Division match was a Network Exclusive, and a great one at that. Ember, Peyton and Billie put in great character work, The Iconic Duo truly is a top Heel combination in all of WWE’s Women’s Division. Ember wins because the new champion can’t look weak so soon, but it makes sense a 2v1 situation would be too much for her. Nikki maintains a Tweener position in the Division with her save, much like the short time with Ruby Riott against the Iconic Duo. Nikki wants the title like anyone else, but she wants to be the one to do the damage herself, and would make a great choice as the woman to ruin Ember’s dream. I feel it could happen as soon as TakeOver: Philadelphia and it’d be acceptable to most fans.
My Score: 8.5/10
AJ’s IMPACT Wrestling Results & Review 4/15/21
AJ fills in to cover his first Impact full show in a hot minute! How does he feel about the product? How is everything building towards Rebellion?
Oh… Were you guys expecting to see Andrew’s IMPACT? No no… Much like Matt and Jeff, Matt showed he can work but they just liked Jeff more.
I’m kidding but, yes as Andrew has said in the last IMPACT review, I am taking over IMPACT duties for the foreseeable future. Jazz’s retirement speech along with a lot of other interesting things to come like Omega and Swann with a Press Conference and good amount of matches to come.
What will I think of IMPACT now that they have another “Phenomenal AJ” with them?
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
- TJP vs Josh Alexander – Josh Alexander wins via Butterfly Piledriver – *** ¼
- Crazzy Steve (w/ Decay) vs Karl Anderson (w/ Doc Gallows) – Karl Anderson wins via Spinebuster – ** ¾
- Pick Your Poison: Brian Myers vs Jake Something- Myers wins via Roster Cut – **
- Pick Your Poison: Matt Cardona vs Sami Callihan- Sami Callihan wins via Package Piledriver – ** ¾
TJP vs Josh Alexander
Both men showing more of the technical side of them instead of the X Division we are used to seeing throughout the years but the two are using a good amount of speed against each other, picking up in the later part of the match up. They go to different styles rapidly from technical, to agility, strength and striking too around the end.
Every time TJP goes for an Armbreaker or his signature Octopus, Josh scouts it and gets into an Ankle Lock. TJP also has the move caught and transitions into an STS. TJP goes for a Mamba Splash but it keeps getting countered into the Ankle Lock again. TJP yet again reverses it into an Arm Bar and Josh Alexander realizes that he has to win with something else and breaks the Armbreaker with a Powerbomb and hits a Double Underhook Piledriver to finish off TJP this matchup.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
A short promo airs for “Let’s Get Wilde”, showing that Taylor Wilde is returning fairly soon to IMPACT Wrestling.
Crazzy Steve vs Karl Anderson
Karl Anderson gets the advantage very early on, sneak attacking and beating down Steve, even during the break. With every single dirty trick, Crazzy Steve can’t seem to get any form of offense until Karl’s hubris gets in his way. Steve actually getting some fast paced offense going until Gallows interferes enough times for the win.
Was a good match, making sure that the Bullet Club reigns supreme on two shows. That and usually a Pair of Aces is a good way to win as well.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
We get to the Swing Plaza and some odds when it comes to the X Division Championship Match at Rebellion. Ace saying he’s the best more a less, TJP actually saying he’s got a good amount of wins against both of them and Josh… getting the math from his friend Little Petey Pump on his three-way chance at Rebellion.
Eddie cuts a promo against Violent By Design with Willie Mack in tow. After Eddie comes with a declaration of war, VBD comes down and tells Eddie that he just wants his beating and says he had nothing to do with beating up Tommy Dreamer at Hardcore Justice. Violent By Design comes to the ropes after Eddie says let’s fight as James Storm and Chris Sabin runs down to even up the odds and challenges them to an Eight Man Tag Team match up for Rebellion.
Before we get Jazz’s Retirement speech, Deanna Purazzo is walking to the ring with Su…san and catches Scott D’More. Scott tells her to not ruin her moment in the ring before cutting to commercial.
Jazz comes out for her retirement speech and says Deanna and Jordynn are the present and future of Women’s Wrestling. After Jazz gives her heart felt speech, Fire n Flava comes out to interrupt and tells them that they don’t care and good riddance until… per Scott D’More and since Jazz never said I’m retired… WE HAVE A TAG TEAM MATCH!
For it being Impromptu, it was still a great feel good moment. Jazz got to go out on top with a Falcon Arrow variant and now official retires after her match. Everyone comes out from the locker room to give their support and love for Jazz.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
After the break, Scott tells Fire n Flava that they have to face Jordynn and Jazz for the Tag Titles at Rebellion. They storm off upset but Jazz and Jordynn show up and Jazz says she appreciates it but, she is a woman of her word and will be retired but… she will get a substitute for Jordynn for the match.
Pick your Poison starts for Cardona and Myers as they pick each other’s opponent tonight. Myers is in the ring first and Cardona picks Jake Something.
Brian Myers vs Jake Something
Jake takes it to Myers really on, out powering and out muscling Myers before Myers powders out and runs away from Jake in order to bait him into a Roster Cut for the win.
After the match, Myers says that it’s hard to see with the eyepatch but it’s harder to see in the dark as Myers picks Sami Callihan to face Matt Cardona.
Matt Cardona vs Sami Callihan
Sami jumps Cardona early on before the bell and once we get started, Cardona hits a Rough Ry… Leg Lariat. He hit’s a leg lariat for the two count. Both men striking hard and beating each other down, in and outside of the ring, mistakes are what changes things from both men where Sami takes too much time and Cardona gets too angry and gets sloppy in his moves. No matter what, neither men can get an advantage until Cardona gets his adrenaline pumping, hitting Radio Silence to Sami but kicks out.
After some counters to take Matt Cardona’s cheap tactics by Sami Callihan to get the upper hand and the win, thumb in the eye of Cardona and into a Package Piledriver.
Aftermath: Sami tells Trey Miguel to come out and talk to him. Trey has a chip on his shoulder and tells Sami that he wants nothing to do with him. Sami tries to tell Trey that he is proud of Trey for taking the opportunity at Hardcore Justice because Sami was the one to take out Tommy Dreamer in the main event and that’s where Trey goes to attack Sami but you do not mess with a dangerous man, especially one that uses a chair to prove a point. Sami dismantles Trey with the chair but Trey keeps standing after the beatdown.
FinJuice has a promo against The Good Brothers saying that they are going to prove that they are the best and better than what the Good Brothers say they are.
The press conference begins and Kenny Omega is…. late it seems as the questions start for Rich Swann, if he can handle the challenge and answers the best way I could think. As they ask the questions about being Champion for both companies and their commitments that will happen and make sure there is a definitive winner, Kenny finally shows up and the questions for them begin. Don gets questioned about his loyalty to IMPACT and his devotion to Kenny Omega and if there will be a backlash for it and Callis gets sick of his only question as he praises Omega again so he can talk. Kenny Omega speaks on how he is used to this type of thing, big match, dress to impress and then starts to insult Rich Swann, saying he’s not on his level and he doesn’t belong on this platform.
He says this is the last time he will be cordial, that the next time he sees Rich is in the ring and goes to shake his hand… but paint brushes him instead as a fight closes out the show.
Now… I do love IMPACT. I really do and enjoyed a lot of the moments in the night, from Cardona and Myers trying to outwit each other, the VBD vs IMPACT Soldiers to get a match at Rebellion all the way to Callihan and Trey’s confrontation. All of this will play out perfectly as the set up for Rebellion’s card on the 25th. Bound to see some great matches and this is my first time giving my opinions and thoughts on IMPACT on this platform and we might even get more as they added Trey vs Sami in a Last Man Standing Match, Jordynn Grace and a Mystery Partner against Fire n Flava along with Violent By Design against the IMPACT faithful.
All of that being said however, am I the only one that really and truly… not giving even a modicum of care about the Title vs Title Match for Rebellion? It’s going to be Kenny. All fingers point to Kenny. They even said there is going to be an All Elite Wrestling Referee there to make sure it’s a definite match. They are making it seem like Rich is just so insignificant on his own show that he is representing as their Undisputed World Champion. I know I usually don’t get on my soap box during reviews but I can say without a shadow of a doubt… I really don’t care about this match and I know I’m going to cover it in two Sundays. Try to impress me. Make me give a damn about this match IMPACT. You have a week.
Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (4/15/21)
The Gallus boys are back!
A huge grudge match headlines NXT UK!
After betraying the Bhangra Badboy during their NXT UK Tag Team title match, Kenny Williams will have to face Amir Jordan’s wrath!
- Nathan Frazer VS Saxon Huxley; Frazer wins.
- Emilia McKenzie VS Isla Dawn; Dawn wins.
- Jack Starz w/ Piper Niven VS Ashton Smith; Starz wins.
- Kenny Williams VS Amir Jordan; Williams wins.
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Nathan Frazer VS Saxon Huxley!
The British Prodigy is building his legacy, but now he runs into the Divine Beast of the Astral Plane! Will Frazer add Huxley to his legend? Or will he learn to walk away when he sees Huxley coming?
The bell rings and Frazer circles with Huxley. Frazer gets around to a waistlock, Huxley throws him away! They go again, Frazer dodges the boot and keeps moving. Frazer dodges again, CHOPS, but Huxley just growls! Frazer headlocks, Huxley powers up to back drop but Frazer makes that a sunset flip! Huxley stays up, drags Frazer up and tosses him to the corner! Frazer dodges again to CHOP again! Frazer keeps avoiding Huxley’s hands and headlocks again. Huxley powers up again to back suplex, but Frazer lands on his feet! Huxley blocks the single leg to gut wrench, but Frazer slips free, springboards, but into Huxley’s arms! BIG scoop slam!
Huxley runs and drops an elbow, only to miss! Frazer gets to a corner, Huxley huffs and puffs and catches Frazer again to RAM him into a corner! Frazer is stuck in the ropes, Huxley corner clotheslines from behind! Huxley drags Frazer out of the Tree of Woe just to STOMP him down! Frazer sputters, Huxley stomps him down more, then drags him up. Huxley runs with Frazer corner to corner and RAMS him into the buckles! Huxley drags Frazer while the BT Sports Studio boos, and he TOSSES Frazer! Huxley fires himself up, drags Frazer back up, and ROCKS him! Huxley puts Frazer in the corner, then TOSSES him again! But Frazer rolls to his feet and dropkicks Huxley’s leg out!
Frazer runs, but into a BOOT! Huxley drags Frazer around to dribble him off the mat! Huxley lets off to cover, TWO! Huxley drags Frazer up and scoops him, but Frazer escapes to dropkick! Huxley stays up, runs and drops the elbow! Huxley digs his knee in for the half camel clutch! Frazer endures, he moves around, and pries at the hold. Frazer slips out from under the knee, gets to his feet and throws body shots. Huxley CLUBS Frazer down, then STOMPS him for good measure! Huxley drags Frazer up by his hair, and CLUBS him with a crossface forearm! Frazer is in a daze as Huxley drags him back up. Huxley lifts, heads for a corner, but Frazer blocks with his feet!
Frazer fights with fists and pushes off the corner for a crossbody! Frazer tumbles off the cover and both men slowly rise. Frazer runs and RAMS Huxley! Huxley stays up, Frazer keeps trying, then he ducks and dodges to RAM Huxley out of the ring! BT Sports Studio fires up as Frazer grits his teeth. Frazer builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and both men crash into barriers! The ref checks on Huxley, he’s somehow still alright, but Frazer has the mad eyes now! Frazer hauls Huxley up but Huxley throws him into the ring. Huxley storms in, Frazer gets around his clothesline but Huxley blocks the suplex.
Huxley suplex Frazer, but Frazer slips out to duck and QUEBRADA, to the ELBOW DROP DDT! Frazer goes right up top, aims, leaps and missile dropkicks Huxley back down! Frazer returns to the top rope, FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Frazer wins!!
Winner: Nathan Frazer, by pinfall
That was definitely a big win for the young legend! Will Frazer only win bigger matches from here on?
NXT UK Media interviews Noam Dar and Sha Samuels.
How is Dar feeling after his loss at NXT UK Prelude? Sha asks, “How do you think he feels?!” It winds Sha up, gets on his nerves, that Dar works so hard every single day to make sure this brand is at the TOP of the WWE! And Tyler Bate and his “old man,” Trent Seven, just get handed things on a silver platter! Dar has Sha calm down, and says those boys play checkers, but he and Sha play chess. Dar has friends in high places, and he has guaranteed himself and Sha a tag team match with Moustache Mountain! Sha likes that, and Dar says they’ll see those dafties next week. EEEEAST!!
NXT UK presents an all new Supernova Sessions!
“Hello, hello, hello! Hear me now, live from the moon,” Dar welcomes us back to his show. Now they say two is better than one, and usually Dar is a one man team. But as we heard, Dar and Sha will team up to make tag team history as they knock Seven & Bate off the tag team mountain! Now, all the way from Scotland, it’s GALLUS! Wolfgang, Mark & Joe Coffey walk out and they take the couch. Dar tries to say that’s his seat but he can’t get Gallus to go to the chairs. Dar tries to sit on the arm, but Gallus tells him no, there’s chairs over there. Dar sighs as he has to sit in the “guest” section, and then tries to get comfy.
Dar says Gallus is looking fantastic and fresh! Where did they go on holiday? And more importantly, what gift did they bring back for him? Mark tells Dar it wasn’t a holiday. It was time to train and refocus. They worked in the morning, had a drink in the afternoon, and didn’t “break any rules.” Gallus is held to a higher standard than any team here, so they picked themselves up and got going again. Dar likes that. How is Wolfie feeling? Well he’s been away, focusing on controlling his temper, and not let anyone get under his skins. Well said. Is Joe okay, though? That wing alright? Joe’s been kinda quiet. Joe says he’s had time to reflect. The next thing he wants to do is another go on the pitch.
But out walks a surprise guest! Eddie Dennis is here! Dennis has a mic already and he throws their words at them: Gallus is “held to a higher standard,” but the only reason they had the NXT UK Tag Team Championships to lose to Pretty Deadly is because Joe got involved in their business! Dar says Dennis shouldn’t go there. Well, if Joe wants to go on a rampage, start with the one guy who he’s been avoiding since the start of this brand. Joe tells Dennis that if he wants a round, they can go next week! No, Dennis didn’t mean himself. It’s those lads. PRIMATE & T-BONE JUMP GALLUS! It’s a brawl between all six men, Dar staying far away!
Referees rush out to stop this, but that’s not that easy! Gallus chases off Dennis and his new pack of animals, Dar having fun while munching on breadsticks and sipping juice. Play the funky music! Gallus wants to be back on top, but is there a new trio of alpha males moving into their territory?
NXT UK Media catches up with Sam Gardwell.
“Don’t accost me, journo, I’m busy.” But Gradwell can’t get in the door because it’s locked. Dave Mastiff gets it for him and Gradwell gets on his case. Mastiff tells him to shut up, then slams the door shut to lock it again! Gradwell is furious and shouts, “I’m the Thunderstorm! I’m the season! Come back, yogurt!!” Will Gradwell’s big mouth continue to get him on people’s bad sides?
Moustache Mountain “quiz” each other.
“I am…” “Trent Seven. And I am…” “Tyler Bate!” And together, they are Moustache Mountain! For the very first time in a year, and in BT Sports Studio Arena! It’s unbelievable, really. Bate is going after the Heritage Cup as a singles competitor, but until then, they’re back as a tag team against Dar & Sha! The Big Strong Boy & the Artful Dodger are back in the BT Sports Studio Arena, but will it be another big win?
Emilia McKenzie VS Isla Dawn!
With Meiko Satomura on her side, #SuplexMillie got a win over the not-so-good witch of Scotland. But now, they go 1v1 to see if Millie can repeat the performance! Will Dawn turn her fortunes around like a tarot card on the table?
The bell rings and Millie ties right up with Dawn. They go around on the ropes and corners, and Dawn pushes Millie in. The ref counts, Dawn CHOPS Millie! Millie kicks low, headlocks and grinds. Dawn powers up, pulls hair but can’t power out as Millie grinds tighter! The ref reprimands as Dawn pulls hair again. Dawn throws body shots, powers out, but Millie arm-drags Dawn down! And again! Dawn blocks the third but Millie wrenches through to hit a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Dawn gets up but Millie seethes as she waistlocks. Dawn scrambles and hotshots Millie in the ropes! Dawn dropkicks Millie down to the corner!
Dawn grins as she brings Millie up to bump her off buckles. The ref counts as Dawn KICKS away on Millie in the corner! Dawn lets off, brings Millie out and SNAP SAIDOS! Dawn looms over Millie, stomps her down, then sits her up. Millie hits back, Dawn clubs her, and gets the fisherman hook. Millie cradle counters, just like last week! TWO, but Millie kicks low! Millie whips, Dawn reverses and KNEES Millie against ropes! Millie gasps and sputters, Dawn drags her up to CLUB her down! Cover, TWO! Dawn drags Millie up and underhooks the arms. Millie resists, but Dawn shifts to a STANDING BUTTERFLY LOCK! Millie endures, fights, and breaks the grip!
Millie CLUBS Dawn on the back, throws big forearms, but Dawn shoves her away. Millie comes back to dropkick a leg out! Millie keeps moving to BASEMENT UPPERCUT! Dawn flounders to a corner, Millie runs in but Dawn dodges. Millie slips out and Dawn hits buckles. Millie ROCKS Dawn, then uses the corner for a HANDSPRING SPEAR! Cover, TWO!! Millie is beside herself but Dawn grabs at her. Millie shrugs Dawn off, clubs her on the back, then waistlocks. Dawn elbows free, bumps Millie off buckles, and then runs corner to corner to KNEE her! Fisherman to the PERFECT PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Millie survives and Dawn’s furious!
Dawn looms over Millie, drags her up and Millie shoulders into her! Millie pump handles for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO!! Dawn survives again and Millie is seething! Millie glares at Dawn, pushes her around, and waistlocks again. Dawn drops and victory rolls, TWO! Millie SHOTGUN dropkicks Dawn to a corner! Then Millie runs in to RAM Dawn! Millie fires off shoulders, fires off haymakers, but the ref backs her up. Millie spins around him, but Dawn ROUNDHOUSES Millie first! Millie staggers into Dawn’s HALF ‘N’ HALF! Bridging cover, Dawn wins!!
Winner: Isla Dawn, by pinfall
The SORCERESS of Scotland redeems herself! Will Dawn only get darker before she has her chance at the championship?
Jinny and Joseph Conners speak.
The Spoiled Princess tells “Dani Luna, sweetheart, I know what you’re capable of. You’re one of the strongest girls in this division, if not the strongest. But you walk around with your ugly, miserable looking face and you act like you don’t even want to be here. But in reality, you don’t deserve to be here. You’re a small fish in a big pond, who wears the same dirty outfit to the ring every time. And next week, when you step into the ring with the Fashionista, you’re just gonna end up another fashion victim.” Will Jinny show the punk rock powerhouse the pecking order of NXT UK?
After the brawl we saw earlier, Eddie Dennis VS Joey Coffey is happening next week! Will the Welsh Dragon dethrone the Iron King or be slain instead?
NXT UK shares footage from backstage last week.
After Aoife Valkyrie’s message to Meiko Satomura, the Final Boss finds her again. “I know what this means. I accept.” The black feather is returned to Aoife, and now the Best in the World will battle the winged warrior! Will Meiko be used as the updraft to raise Valkyrie to the next level?
Jack Starz w/ Piper Niven VS Ashton Smith!
Training with Piper Niven has unleashed the fire inside Starz! But will that fire be quickly put out by The Prestige?
The bell rings and Starz circles with Smith. They tie up, Starz goes for a leg but Smith blocks. Smith tosses Starz off but Starz gets back up to go again. Starz and Smith tie up, Smith turns Starz to waistlock but Starz reaches to headlock. Smith thrashes Starz around, but Starz pries free to roll and get the leg! Starz is after an ankle lock but Smith boots him away. Starz comes back, clinches and whips Smith but Smith runs him over! Starz gets to a corner to cool off, and comes back to circle with Smith. They tie up again, Smith has a cording hold and then wrenches to a wristlock. Starz fights up, rolls, handsprings and breaks free to dropkick! And dropkick again!
Smith stays up but Starz whips. Smith reverses and reels Starz in for a standing fireman’s carry takeover! Smith clamps onto the arm again, Starz endures and fights up. Piper coaches Starz but Smith wrenches again. Smith reels Starz in to RAM shoulders! Smith sits Starz up, brings him around, and wrenches again. Smith whips but Starz uses that to roll Smith up, TWO!! Starz runs back in but into a BIG knee from Smith! Smith drags Starz up, whips him to a corner hard, then CLOBBERS him on the rebound! Cover, TWO!! Starz survives and Piper coaches him up. Smith gets Starz up to CLUB him back down!
Starz writhes, Smith drags him back up, and Smith shoves Starz to ROCK him with a body shot! Starz falls to his knees, Smith waistlocks and dead lifts to a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Starz survives and Piper coaches him as BT Sports Studio rallies. Smith gets Starz up to EuroUpper! Smith scoops Starz to military press and SLAM him! Cover, TWO!! Starz survives again and Smith drags him up again. Starz throws heavy body shots, then EuroUppers of his own! Smith shoves, whips but Starz goes up and elbows back! Starz goes up again to leap, but into Smith’s arms! Smith pops Starz up to a suplex, but Starz fights free! Starz EuroUppers, but leaps into a catch!
Smith catapults Starz up and out of the ring! Starz crashes down and Piper looks concerned. Piper checks on Starz, coaches him up again as the ring count climbs. Smith dares Starz to get in, and Starz is in at 5 of 10! Smith brings Starz up to ROCK him with a EuroUpper! Smith stalks behind Starz at the ropes but Piper coaches him. Smith stands on Starz’s hand, brings him up and ROCKS him with another EuroUpper! Piper tells Starz to get that fire going, show that he isn’t just going to take this! Starz gives the EuroUppers back! Starz runs and rallies with big shoulder tackles and a BACK DROP! Starz reels Smith in, hooks al eg, but Smith fights the suplex off.
Smith turns Starz, back suplexes but Starz lands on his feet! Things speed up, Starz slips out of Blue Thunder to roll up DEEP! Starz wins!!!
Winner: Jack Starz, by pinfall
Smith is shocked, but three is three! Starz gets his very first singles win in NXT UK! Piper is so happy for him, and says she knew he could do it! Will Starz build on this momentum to be an even bigger star?
Kenny Williams VS Amir Jordan!
Two years ago, as this brand began, so did a friendship between these two young superstars. They trained together, struggled together, won and loss together, and supported each other when the other was injured. But as times got tough, something started to sour. When they disagreed on how to win, that was the last straw, and The Chancer cheated his tag partner out of the titles! A promise broken, a tag team broken, a friendship broken. But now, as these two face each other as enemies, will one of them be left broken in the ring?
The bell rings and Williams rushes Jordan but Jordan dodges to clothesline him first! Jordan rallies with more lariats, throws his scarf off and fires hands on Williams in a corner! The ref backs him off, Williams rushes Jordan again but Jordan punches him first! Jordan fires haymakers, whips Williams to ropes but Williams reverses, only for Jordan to CROSSBODY! Jordan rains down furious fists, but Williams gets away to the outside. Jordan chases him, but Williams baits him into a knee on the apron! Williams runs, Jordan dodges the dropkick to KICK Williams down! Jordan bumps Williams off apron, then CLUBS him around the way.
Jordan bumps Williams off apron again, but won’t let him get away yet! Williams knees back low and hard, and whips Jordan at steps. Jordan stops himself, then dodges as Williams rushes back in! Williams crashes into and over the steps! Jordan stomps Williams down, gets in the ring, and watches Williams on the outside. Williams gets in the ring, begs for mercy and says he’s hurt, but Jordan knows not to trust that! Williams swings on Jordan, Jordan blocks and LARIATS! BT Sports Studio fires up, Jordan runs in to SPLASH Williams in a corner! Jordan whips, Williams reverses but Jordan comes back to LEAPING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!
Williams bails out but Jordan pursues. Williams stays away, tries a sweep but Jordan kicks him back. Jordan WRECKS Williams with a dropkick! Jordan puts Williams back in, shoulders but into a KICK! Williams scowls as he climbs the corner just to KICK away on Jordan’s hand! Williams runs to WRECK Jordan with a dropkick in return! Jordan writhes, Williams paces about, and he goes out at 5 of 10 to get Jordan up. Jordan hits back, Williams CLUBS Jordan, then tears the tape away from the shoulders. Williams CLUBS Jordan more, then puts him in the ring. Cover, TWO! Williams CHOPS Jordan on the back, and brings him up to ROCK him!
Jordan ends up in a corner, Williams snapmares and scrapes Jordan’s face! Cover, TWO! Williams seethes, clamps onto Jordan’s arm, and KNOCKS him down with a straddle attack. Williams clamps onto one arm, pushes Jordan’s head down, and puts so much pressure on that bad arm! Williams steps over, mule kicks Jordan in the head while pulling on the arm. Jordan endures so Williams rolls back to armbar! Williams stomps away on Jordan’s head, then shifts to a cover, TWO! Jordan is still in this but Williams seethes more. Williams brings Jordan up but Jordan body shots. Williams headbutts low, whips Jordan to ropes, but Jordan sunset flips! TWO, and Williams CLOBBERS Jordan! Cover, TWO!!
Williams smirks as he clamps onto Jordan, stomps him down, and then drags him up to throw clubbing crossface forearms! Williams covers again, TWO! Jordan hasn’t given up yet! Williams is annoyed, but Jordan throws body shots and haymakers in return! Jordan CHOPS, throws more hands, then reels Williams in. Williams NORTHERN LIGHTS, then rolls back to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Jordan grits his teeth, Williams starts to lose his cool, and he CLAWS Jordan’s back. Williams “apologizes” to the ref, then brings Jordan up to snapmare and dig his knee into the back. Williams clamps onto the arm, grinds the shoulder and stands on Williams’ head!
Jordan endures, Williams pulls Jordan’s arms into a straitjacket! Jordan endures, even as Williams pulls him back against a knee. Jordan fights up, turns things around, but Williams kicks low. Williams bumps Jordan off buckles, throws forearms, but Jordan kicks low! Williams rams into Jordan, hoists him up top, then ROCKS him with a slapping palm strike! Williams climbs up to get Jordan, but Jordan resists! Jordan fires body shots back, then GOURD BUSTERS Williams to the mat! Jordan adjusts as Williams staggers up, and Jordan missile dropkicks! Williams tumbles all the way to a corner and Jordan runs in to fire off!
Jordan uppercuts, runs and hits a NECKBREAKER! Williams staggers up, swings but into Jordan’s EDGE-O-MATIC! Cover, TWO!! Jordan hurries to a corner, climbs up top, and SWANTON BOMBS!! Cover, TWO!! Williams still lives and shocks Jordan! Williams crawls to a corner, Jordan stalks him and Electric Chair lifts! Williams fights that, slips off, hurdles over and table top sunset flips, TWO! Jordan jackknife to a prawn hold, TWO!! ENZIGURI! Williams wobbles, yoyos, and #LETSKILLIT LARIATS Jordan down! Both men are down and BT Sports Studio is fired up as a standing count begins! Williams sits up first, kicks at Jordan, and stands on his hand.
Jordan sits up to kick Williams away! Jordan throws haymakers but Williams throws body shots back! Williams ROCKS Jordan, and DOUBLE CHOPS! Jordan boots but it’s blocked! Williams wheelbarrows for a FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Jordan survives again and Williams is beside himself! Williams gets up, goes to a corner, and starts undoing the padding on the crossbar? The ref stops him there, but Williams just goes to a different corner! Jordan rolls Williams up first, TWO!! Williams hurries up, Jordan gets him, waistlock but they end up heading for the ref!
Jordan knows what’s coming! Jordan gets away from the low blow mule kick, to SUPERKICK in return! Cover, TWO!?! Williams survives and Jordan is frustrated! BT Sports Studio slowly builds to a rally, Williams drags himself to a corner, and Jordan storms over. Williams boots him away, then gets him in a clinch to RAM him into the second buckle! It was just loose enough for Jordan to hit the steel behind the padding! Williams hits a HEADLOCK DRIVER!! Cover, Williams wins!!
Winner: Kenny Williams, by pinfall
The Chancer took a chance and it paid off! He gets away with another one, and has a big smile on his face over what he just did to his former friend. “Luck is all I need!” Will Williams leave the Bhangra Boy behind as he goes for his own glory and gold?
A pretty good episode for following Prelude and WrestleMania Week. All singles matches tonight but we got a very good tag match set up for next week. Dar & Sha VS Moustache Mountain is going to be great, and I have a feeling Moustache Mountain wins so that Bate can continue strong into the Heritage Cup match. Otherwise, I think Seven loses the match for them so that Dar & Sha can build themselves in the UK Tag Division while not costing Bate. Supernova Sessions was fun, with Gallus taking the couch and Dar unable to do anything about it. Gallus taking on Dennis, T-Bone and Primate already sounds like a lot of fun, and starting with Joe Coffey VS Dennis is a good call.
Frazer VS Huxley was a great opening match, Frazer winning was natural since he is that good and is building up. McKenzie VS Dawn was good, though I’m not sure the point of it other than to keep Dawn strong with her new Heel persona. Meiko responding to Aoife was good, and that match will be great, but I do feel like Meiko could put Aoife over so that Aoife can start to chase Kay Lee Ray and the title now. Jinny starting a thing with Dani Luna is interesting, but it will be good for Dani to get reps with someone as experienced as Jinny. Starz VS Smith was a great match, especially for Starz since he won. Not sure where he and Piper are heading, but it’s fun for Piper to be a coach now while the UK title is still tangled with KLR.
That quick interaction with Gradwell and Mastiff was good, because Mastiff is just shrugging Gradwell off as opposed to letting him get under his skin. That match is going to be great as a fight of “proper British heavyweights,” and could be a chance for Gradwell to get a big win. Jordan VS Williams was great stuff, great amount of story given their history. Two years sure flies, huh? I forgot it had been that long. Williams winning with sneaky tactics was perfect for him, as he is now able to go into the Heritage Cup Division, where A-Kid the current champion is a Face. A-Kid could win, or he could lose to Bate and it’d still be alright, Bate could be a strong Face against Williams, too.
My Score: 8.3/10
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