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Tiffany’s Takes: NXT UK (7-10-19)

After last week’s shocking main event, what’s next for British Strong Style and Imperium?



After last week’s shocking main event, what’s next for British Strong Style and Imperium?

So, I’m guessing that Trevor Bate is either legit injured and was ‘taken out’ to cover for it, or this is storyline building for a heel turn. Either way, it should be interesting TV.

How do they find people to face Ilya Dragunov? Is by drawing the short straw? Because I can’t imagine seeing him wrestle and being thrilled at the prospect. At least Ashton Smith seemed enthusiastic about the idea. I will say that it was nice to see someone give Dragunov a fight instead of just getting the crap beat out of them. I mean, Smith still got his ass kicked, but he gave as good as he got.

I love Xia Brookeside and I love that she’s being billed as a babyface underdog. I’m hoping that this will lead to a title shot for her down the road because she’s a STAR. For now, I’m not totally thrilled about her facing Jinny 1 on 1 because of Jazzy Gabert, but we’ll see next week. I’m hoping for great results.

Nina Samuels leaves me cold. She’s a good worker, but I can’t say she wows me, even standing in a designer outfit and Wellies (galoshes) at a county fair (that’s where I’m assuming she’s at). It was just a WTF moment.

Okay, I also love Candy Floss. She reminds me of the 1-2-3 Kid, for those of you old enough to remember that saga in the early days of Monday Night RAW, so I was THRILLED to see Candy get a shot at the returning Toni Storm. I’m not sure what Toni was thinking before, but I think it’s safe to say Candy surprised her. Storm still got the win, but Candy proved she’s more than tough enough for the title picture. Not sure why Kay Lee Ray felt the need to attack her, but I guess it was about proving a point, whatever that was supposed to be.

I don’t get having vignettes for superstars after they’ve been gone a few weeks. It’s not like anyone’s going to forget a guy who wrestles in a mask with horns on it.

What exactly is Pete Dunne doing that’s got him so busy he can’t come to work in NXT UK? Did I miss something? I’m a little puzzled by the storyline of having Seven take on Imperium on his own when there are plenty of wrestlers in the back to work with. Maybe really recreate some history: Tag an American and Dragunov in as back up and then we’ll have a history lesson in the ring!

I like Mark Andrews, but I’m not buying the ‘I watched Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero as a kid and he was my hero’ storyline. Still, the match next week should be good, so we’ll see.

Well, the six man match between Gallus and the Wild Hunt was every bit as crazy as I expected it to be. It was a really good match considering the similar styles of both groups. If there was a six man tag team title, these teams would be good starter feuds. I’m glad that Mastiff’s undefeated streak has been protected, even though Gallus won. Still hoping he gets in the title picture soon.

That’s it for Tiffany’s NXT UK Takes! Stay tuned for NXT OG!


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