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Tiffany’s NXT UK Takes: The State of the Women’s Division (8-14-19)

This week Tiffany takes a closer look at the NXT UK Women’s Division!

This week Tiffany takes a closer look at the NXT UK Women’s Division!

As I said in last week’s Takes, the NXT UK Women’s Division doesn’t get nearly the attention that the men’s division or like its US counterpart. A lack of depth in the Women’s Division could be to blame, but quality over quantity. Also, it feels like whoever books for NXT UK doesn’t really have much focus on the women, most of the storytelling is focused on the guys.

However, I think that this division really as the potential to be as hot as its US counterpart with a little bit of focus, so let’s check it out!

Toni Storm vs Kay Lee Ray

I know whoever books NXT UK is wanting to save a fight between Storm and KLR for Cardiff, but all the talk and NO face to face action is getting BORING. Rhea Ripley and Piper Niven had more confrontations than this before their first match. At least give us an ACTUAL face to face instead of them talking at each other on camera.

Rhea Ripley vs Piper Niven

This has been one of my favorite feuds in NXT UK and I was actually disappointed that it looked like their feud was going to be a one and done, so I’m thrilled that it’s picked up again. That brawl looked wild as hell. Only thing I didn’t like was that they interrupted Jordan Devlin. I’m betting on Ripley vs Niven II to be on the card for Cardiff.

Isla Dawn vs Nina Samuels

Isla Dawn is back!! Talk about someone who got a brief push then fell off the face of the earth. We haven’t seen her in several months. Sadly, Isla’s appearance was to lose to Nina Samuels, for some reason. It was a really good match, but it’s sad that the only times we see the White Witch is her losing a match to someone. Hopefully, she’ll get another chance in spotlight instead of languishing in the shadows.

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Final Thoughts: This was an okay week for the Women’s Division in NXT UK. We got some build for two matches likely to be on the TakeOver: Cardiff card and saw a good mid-level match. However, I still feel like the writers for NXT UK aren’t using the division to the fullest. Granted, with only an hour time slot, they can’t fit everyone in, but it feels like they’re only scratching the surface of the women’s division and that’s frustrating.

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


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