WWE NXT UK marches towards Takeover Cardiff, and Tiffany’s Takes march into the women’s division for a look at the current state and what’s ahead.
In the year since it’s debut, NXT UK has been making waves for its amazing matches and great storylines, though some of them have been a little questionable to me. One thing that doesn’t get a lot of attention is its Women’s Division. A lot of this could be because the NXT UK’s Women’s Division isn’t as deep as NXT’s and the way NXT UK is set up, their stars have the option of continuing to appear in independent promotions, something NXT UK Women’s Champion, Toni Storm, has taken advantage of, but the division does boast several stars and stars in the making, so let’s check them out!
Xia Brookside and Piper Niven vs Jinny and Jazzy Gabert
If you’ve been following these little takes of mine, you know I’m a HUGE Xia Brookside and Piper Niven fan while not being terribly impressed with Jinny. I have a great deal of respect for Gabert, but I’m not a fan just yet. However, I’m puzzled as to what WWE is doing with this feud between Brookside and Jinny, which is essentially what this is. It feels like NXT UK is grooming Brookside to be a big star, which she definitely could be, but I’m puzzled by them keeping her in this feud and constantly losing. The match was really good, in my opinion, up until Rhea Ripley interfered and took out Piper Niven. Don’t get me wrong, I’m THRILLED that Ripley vs Niven is continuing but Xia’s booking is leaving me confused and a little irritated. I’m hoping this leads to something at TakeOver: Cardiff, but I’m not hopeful.
Toni Storm vs Kay Lee Ray
This is definitely a very intriguing storyline, even if blows haven’t been exchanged just yet. I’m not up on British Wrestling, so I was surprised to learn that Storm and KLR had once been best friends, but not knowing that before doesn’t take away from a great storyline. KLR feels Storm forgot about her once she became a big star, which is arguable while Storm is unhappy to see how her friend has changed since they’d seen each other. Best friends turned enemies is always an intriguing storyline, so I have high hopes for this match once it happens at TakeOver: Cardiff, but I’m hoping that we’ll get SOME sort of physical altercation between these two because all the talking is getting a little boring.