The NXT UK Tag Team Division is on display!
The NXT UK Tag Team Champions, Mark Coffey & Wolfgang, are ready and waiting for a challenge! Who wins this massive 4 Way Tag Elimination match?
- Ben Carter VS Sam Gradwell; Carter wins.
- Sha Samuels VS Josh Morrell; Samuels wins.
- NXT UK Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way Elimination match: The Hunt VS South Wales Subculture VS Pretty Deadly VS Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter; Pretty Deadly wins and will challenge Gallus for the titles.
PLAY BY PLAY
Jordan Devlin heads to the ring!
The Irish Ace is still NXT Cruiserweight Champion on this brand, and he gets a mic to speak. “A few months ago, I started this Cruiserweight Championship Open Challenge for one reason: to cement my legacy with this title. When you are The Ace of an entire division, you live your life to a certain standard. So it’s not enough for me that I’m the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion of all time. I want the most successful defenses. I want to go down in history as the greatest wrestler under 205 this company’s ever seen.” But here comes Trent Seven?! It was a mystery on when we would see him again after the Heritage Cup Tournament finals, but here he is!
Seven says there is no denying that Devlin was speaking the truth. Devlin has cemented a legacy, beaten everyone put in his path, and has had the title for almost a year. All impressive. But if Devlin wants to talk challenges and dominating the Cruiserweight Division, maybe not only does Devlin need a new challenger, but the Division needs someone new. Maybe Trent Seven needs to challenge himself. So here’s a crazy idea. Seven can trim down to 205, and then Devlin puts the title on the line.
Devlin wants to get this straight: Seven is somehow going to get under 205? So then if Seven can ditch those, oh maybe 30 pounds at least, then yeah, he can have his shot. Good luck, big boy. Seven doesn’t appreciate the pat on the bell, and he DECKS Devlin! Seven stands on the belt and tells Devlin, “I’m coming to your league.” Seven vows not just to challenge Devlin but to be the champion! Will the Man from Moustache Mountain be able to climb a new mountain of his own to knock Devlin off the top of his?
The NXT UK Women’s Champion keeps making history.
Kay Lee Ray is the longest reigning champion on this brand, and is currently the longest reigning woman’s champion in all of the WWE! Toni Storm, Piper Niven, Jinny and a few others have tried, but all have failed. KLR called out to the world that she wants the best possible challenger, and she has an answer. The Japanese Joshi scene, European promotions like wXw, the Mae Young Classic, and now, NXT UK! MEIKO SATOMURA is here! The living legend has many calling her the best in the world, and she has had many championships in Japan. Striking, technique, high flying, Satomura can hit you from any angle. And now she is here in NXT UK! Be prepared for the Final Boss!
Ben Carter VS Sam Gradwell!
The British prodigy impressed everyone in his Cruiserweight Championship debut against Jordan Devlin, except for the Thunderstorm! Will Gradwell rain on Carter’s parade in only his second match in NXT UK?
Gradwell has a mic as he makes his entrance, “Decrease the volume, I’m making a speech. First off, well done, Betty Bobs, you finally made it to NXT UK. But despite them flags you’ve got all over those god awful PE shorts, you’re actually from Jersey. This is not NXT Channel Islands, mate! And Jersey’s a place with more cows than people, and does not even feature on an atlas.” But unlike Benjamin, Gradwell isn’t here to be a pretty little fireworks display. He’s here to be the storm that sends Carter back home in a catamaran. “Get on that, you yogurt!” Gradwell gets in the ring and the match begins!
Gradwell and Carter circle, tie up, and Gradwell shoves Carter away. Carter comes back to shove Gradwell, then they tie up. Gradwell wrenches the arm, clamps onto the shoulder, twists the wrist, and stands on Carter’s other hand. The ref notices that, Gradwell steps off to hook Carter with that leg and drag him down. Gradwell looms over Carter as he wrenches, but Carter kips up. Gradwell wrenches and yanks, wrenches again and yanks again. Carter rolls, handsprings and breaks free to dropkick Gradwell down! Gradwell gets up and gets Carter with a headlock but Carter powers out, hurdles up and over, and then dropkicks Gradwell again!
BT Sports Studios fires up but Gradwell reverses the whip. Carter goes up and over and handsprings across the way! Gradwell runs in after Carter but Carter boots him away! Carter hops up, leaps and missile dropkicks Gradwell down! Gradwell gets to the apron to breathe but Carter smirks and keeps his cool. Carter goes over, Gradwell grabs him by his hair, and then SLAPS Carter down! Gradwell CLUBS Carter, stomps him, then gets in his face with trash talk. Gradwell stomps Carter, drags him up and DECKS him with a forearm! Gradwell stands on Carter’s head, the ref reprimands, so Gradwell stomps Carter down! Cover, TWO!
Gradwell is annoyed, but that could just be his general mood. Gradwell drags Carter up, scoops and SLAMS him! Gradwell stomps Carter, slaps him then CLUBS him! Gradwell eggs Carter on, Carter gets to ropes and Gradwell pulls him up! Carter lands on his feet, slips under and rolls Gradwell up, TWO! Carter gets to a corner, boots Gradwell again then hops up. Gradwell gets under the leap and CLOBBERS Carter on the return! Cover, TWO! Carter survives but Gradwell RAMS a knee into Carter’s back! And CLUBS him, too! Gradwell looms over Carter, drags him back up, and butterfly suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Gradwell mounts for the cover, TWO!
Gradwell clamps onto Carter with a chinlock and squeezes tight. Carter endures as Gradwell leans on him, fights his way up, but Gradwell wrangles him back down! Gradwell keeps on the hold, Carter fights his way back up and throws body shots! Gradwell knees low, brings Carter around but Carter hits a jawbreaker! Gradwell grabs Carter by his ear but Carter CHOPS back! Carter dodges, CHOPS, whips, but Gradwell reverses, only for Carter to rally with forearms! Gradwell goes to uppercut, Carter catches it to a backslide but Gradwell swings out. Gradwell blocks the superkick and spins Carter, but Carter DRAGON WHIPS!
Gradwell is sent out of the ring, Carter fires up and DIVES! Direct hit sends Gradwell into the barriers! Carter gets Gradwell back in, catches his breath, but Gradwell rolls right back out. Carter grits his teeth, builds speed again and FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp! Carter drags Gradwell back up, puts him back in, but still has to catch his breath a moment. The ring count is 6, Carter aims and springboards, but into Gradwell’s arms! Gradwell swings Carter but Carter counters to a GUILLOTINE! But Gradwell TOSSES Carter and hits an STO! Cover, TWO!! Carter survives but Gradwell rains down furious forearms!
Gradwell drags Carter back up, fireman’s carries, but Carter fights around to a sunset flip! Gradwell drags Carter back up, Carter dodges and QUEBRADAS, into the ELBOW DROP DDT! Carter goes right up top, leaps, FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Carter wins!!
Winner: Ben Carter, by pinfall
The prodigy wasn’t just impressive, he was victorious! Is this first win just the first of many?
Sha Samuels is spotted backstage talking with Noam Dar.
It isn’t clear what is being said, but perhaps it’s to arrange the next Supernova Sessions. For now, Samuels heads to the ring because he has a match up next!
Sha Samuels VS Josh Morrell!
The East End Butcher is true to himself, so he refused to be Ed Harvey in his NXT UK debut! Will he get a fresh start after that loss to Joe Coffey against #TurboTerry?
The bell rings and Samuels ties up with Morrell. Samuels puts Morrell in a corner, lets off with a mocking pat of the face, and then gets a headlock. Morrell endures, Samuels snapmares him but Morrell slips out to get a wristlock. Samuels ROCKS Morrell, snapmares again but Morrell again slips free to get the arm. Morrell cranks on the wrist, Samuels gets up to knee low and talk trash. Samuels wrenches to ram the shoulder, then he twists the wrist. Morrell rolls, handsprings and cartwheels to wristlock again! Samuels is frustrated so he ROCKS Morrell, then scoops and SLAMS him! Samuels CLUBS Morrell, whips him to a corner, but Morrell goes up and over to arm-drag!
Samuels is up fast to CLOBBER Morrell! Samuels kicks Morrell around, rains down rights, then shouts “EAST!” to represent his hometown. Samuels drags Morrell up, knees him low and hard, then elbows him harder! The ref reprimands Samuels pulling Morrell’s hair, Morrell hits back then runs, but into a BIG back drop! Samuels talks trash to the “mug,” then drives in elbows into the neck and shoulder! Samuels stands on Morrell to then PENALTY KICK him in the back! Morrell crawls to ropes, Samuels drops down on him, but the ref has him back off. Samuels talks more trash, drags Morrell up to CLUB him again, but Morrell hits back!
Samuels CLUBS Morrell, whips him, and then catches Morrell’s crossbody to a SLAM! Samuels drops an elbow but misses as Morrell gets to a corner. Samuels runs in but only gets buckles, and Morrell hits a running calf kick! Samuels flounders up into forearms and CHOPS from Morrell! Morrell uppercuts but Samuels pushes him. Morrell cartwheels, dropkicks and then dropsaults! STANDING CORKSCREW! Cover, TWO! BT Sports Studio rallies as both men slowly stand. Morrell whips but Samuels reverses. Morrell goes up an dover with a twist, and hits a hip toss to cover! TWO!! Samuels escapes, Morrell runs but the crossbody misses as Samuels ducks!
Samuels CLOBBERS Morrell with a clothesline! Samuels tells “ya mug” it’s over, and he whips Morrell for a SPINEBUSTER, into the COBRA CAMEL CLUTCH! Morrell taps, Samuels wins!
Winner: Sha Samuels, by submission
Samuels has his first win in NXT UK, showing us why the brand recruited him in the first place! Will he continue to show everyone else why they need to remember his name?
NXT UK Media catches up with Ilja Dragunov at the UK Performance Center.
He alternates on one-arm push-ups, then takes a break. They ask what happened in that match with Jack Starz. Dragunov isn’t sure. Starz chops him hard on the back, and something snapped in him. He didn’t want to hurt Starz but he just couldn’t help himself. It was not the plan but… Gradwell cracks a joke to stay away from the mad man. “We’ve got a loose cannon in the house~!” Dragunov ignores that to say he has to get “back to the point.” Will Dragunov figure what is going on in his mind?
NXT UK Media interviews Rampage Brown.
How is he feeling being here in NXT UK? It’s going great, he’s seeing a lot of new faces and old, all great competition. Gallus comes by and they say hey to Rampage. Been awhile for Rampage and Joe Coffey. Rampage says Wolfgang and Mark know what they’re doing, but how about him and Joe? Joe will take Rampage up on that offer. Will we see the Iron King take on the Rampage in the near future?
NXT UK Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way Elimination match: The Hunt VS South Wales Subculture VS Pretty Deadly VS Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter!
Primate and Wild Boar are without the Welsh Dragon, but surely they can still figure out how to go on the attack on their own. Will they be able to get through Flash Morgan Webster, Mark Andrews, Lewis Howley, Sam Stoker and the #ReadyAndForwardAlwaysForward duo? Or will another team move up to go after Markus & Wolfie?
In this variety of Fatal 4 Tag, only two teams are legal at a time, so The Hunt plays it smart and lets other teams start. Andrews and Stoker step up and circle. Then Stoker tags right out to Smith! Smith and Andrews circle now, wary of the other teams. They tie up, Smith wrenches to a wristlock but Andrews rolls. Smith wrenches back, Andrews rolls and handsprings but Smith blocks the arm-drag! Andrews shifts to roll Smith up, TWO! Smith and Andrews stand off, but are wary of the other teams. Andrews and Smith circle again, tie up, and Smith waistlocks to slam Andrews! Andrews fights up, resists the lift and elbows out!
Tag to FMW, Andrews dodges Smith and FMW sunset flips! Smith stays up but Andrews dropkicks him down to the cover! TWO, and Pretty Deadly distract by simply switching positions on the corner. Smith knees low, CLUBS FMW hard, then tags in Carter. Carter rushes FMW but into an arm-drag! FMW clamps onto the arm, brings Carter up and Andrews tags in. Carter reverses FMW’s whip but FMW becomes a step for Andrews to go up and RANA Carter! Carter is up, Andrews dodges and dropkicks Carter down! Lewis Howley tags in to cover Carter! TWO, and Howley tags right back out to Andrews. Gallus watches from the VIP box as Carter sweeps Andrews’ legs!
Smith lines up with Carter, Silly String SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Gallus have a laugh as Smith tags in. Carter feeds Andrews to Smith’s suplex! Cover, TWO! Smith keeps on Andrews, drags him up and whips, but Andrews holds ropes to boot back! Andrews forces the tag on Howley! Howley and Stoker protest but they have no choice. And SWSC leave him high and dry! Smith CLOBBERS Howley, Howley flounders but he can’t tag Carter in, he’s Smith’s teammate! Smith CLOBBERS Howley again! Howley flounders up, Smith KICKS the leg out! SWSC stay away again and Smith CLOBBERS Howley again!
Howley looks over, The Hunt ROARS at him so he scrambles away, into a scoop! Howley slips out, shoves, and now Primate tags in! Primate ROCKS Smith, goes after Howley with hammering fists, then roars at SWSC! Stoker grabs at Howley but not in a way to tag! Primate drags both Pretty Deadly in! Wild Boar gets in to grab Stoker, DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEXES! The ref tries to restore order but Primate throws Howley to SWSC! The Hunt dares their rivals to fight them, so Andrews tags, but both he and FMW get in! The ref tries to keep things orderly but the brawl is on! Primate fires off on Andrews, and Boar rams FMW into Howley in the corner!
Smith tags in off Andrews, Stoker returns but Boar DECKS him! FMW ROCKS Boar, Howley clubs FMW, Carter and Smith go after Primate, but Andrews gets involved, too! Andrews throws Carter out, Howley throws FMW out, Smith whips but Primate reverses and Smith clotheslines Howley out! Smith turns around and Primate CLOBBERS him! Cover, TWO! Primate drags Smith up for a BIG back suplex! Tag to Boar, The Hunt double HEADBUTT, then Boar covers, TWO! Boar drags Smith up, throws forearms, Smith hits back but Boar rams low. Boar pushes Smith in, Primate tags in and they mug Smith in the corner.
Primate CLUBS Smith, hammers him down, then drags him up to scoop and SLAM! Gallus are goofing around with popcorn as Boar tags in and is Primate’s weapon in the back suplex senton! Boar stares SWSC down, covers Smith, TWO! Boar headbutts Smith low, then again! Boar RAMS Carter off the apron, then goes back to Smith, but Smith back drops Boar! Boar lands bad on a leg and Gallus notes that. Howley tags in, but he runs into another of Smith’s back drops! Smith tags in FMW and he hits a running arm-drag! Triangle dropkick for Stoker! RUDE BOY BLOCK for Howley! Cover, TWO! Stoker distracts the ref, FMW takes a swing, Howley knees low!
Tag to Stoker, Pretty Deadly double suplex FMW but Andrews makes the save! SWSC hits double dropkicks on Pretty Deadly! Primate runs in but he gets dropkicks! SWSC take aim and DOUBLE FLY! They take Primate and Pretty Deadly down, then put Stoker in. SWSC coordinates but Howley trips FMW up! Stoker shoulders and uppercuts Andrews back, then whips him corner to corner. Andrews elbows Stoker away, hops up the corner but Stoker ROCKS him with a right! Stoker climbs up but Andrews resists the superplex! Smith sneaks up as the two brawl, tags in off Stoker, and then joins in for a TOWER OF DOOM!
All three men are down and BT Sports Studio fires up, as does Gallus! Howley tells Smith to finish Andrews but Andrews tags Howley in! Howley has no choice but to stomp Smith down! Howley drags Smith up, CLUBS him, then runs to BLAST FMW! Smith reverses the whip and then throws hands. The Hunt have FMW, Howley and Smith struggle at the ropes but Stoker saves Howley. Carter SUPERKICKS Stoker down to join the others! Howley holds ropes as Smith tries to suplex him, so Carter climbs up, and uses Howley as the springboard for the SUPER MOONSAULT onto everyone else!!
Gallus is in shock, mostly because Carter clips off the apron! Smith finally hits the FALCON ARROW on Howley! Cover, but Stoker drags Smith away! Stoker saves his team in this and Smith is in shock! Smith drags Howley back up, throws a forearm, then tags out to Carter. Stoker is there and he BOOTS Smith! Carter SUPERKICKS Stoker, Howley ROCKS Carter, but Carter comes back to SUPER FOREARM! Primate tags in and springboards, into a SUPERKICK! Howley HELL STAB UPPERCUTS Carter! Howley runs at Andrews but Andrews enziguris from the apron! Andrews gets in but Boar CLOBBERS him! FMW HEADBUTTS Boar, Primate LARIATS FMW!
All eight men are down and Gallus is fired up! The ref checks on everyone but Smith tags in. Smith throws forearms on Primate but Primate hits an EXPLODER! Tag to Boar, The Hunt runs at Smith to clothesline and CANNONBALL! Boar tags Primate back in, fireman’s carry, but SWSC drags Boar out to RAM him! Smith Electric Chair lifts Primate, Carter tags in, Carter springboards for a DOOMSDAY CUTTER!! Cover, Carter & Smith ELIMINATE The Hunt!! Gallus is eating this up while they’re eating up the popcorn! Extra referees are needed to take The Hunt away because Boar is furious! Howley attacks Carter from behind and stomps him down!
Howley DECKS Smith, DECKS Andrews and swings on FMW before he CLUBS Carter down! Howley drags Carter up, CLUBS him again, then scoops him for a SLAM! Cover, TWO! Howley drags Carter up, whips him to the Pretty Deadly corner, but Carter hits Stoker first! Carter goes up and over Howley but Howley sits on the cover, only for Carter to go Matrix! Hot tags to Smith and Stoker! Smith rallies on Pretty Deadly with big arms and shoulders! Smith gut wrenches Stoker to a BIG suplex! Stoker staggers into Smith’s grip, for a pop-up to the fireman’s carry! Stoker slips out, waistlocks, Smith switches and O’Conner rolls, TWO! Howley UPPER-
NO! Smith blocks the strike and drags Howley up to CLOBBER him! But Stoker rolls Smith up! ONE, Smith high stacks, TWO!! Carter tags in, baits Stoker into Smith’s BOOT! Another combo, BACK DROP 450!! Cover, TWO!! Stoker survives and Howley hurries in. Carter sees Howley, Stoker shoves Carter to then tag out to Andrews! Andrews runs into Carter’s scoop but he wheelbarrows to a BULLDOG! Tag to Smith, Andrews fires off haymakers and CHOPS! Smith reverses the whip, Andrews elbows back and FMW tags in! Smith gets Andrews in an Electric Chair but FMW runs in to KNEE TRIGGER Carter! SWSC hit Smith with TOAST AT 2 AM!! Cover off the Poison Rana Knee Trigger, SWSC ELIMINATE Smith & Carter!
And that means South Wales Subculture and Pretty Deadly are our final two! FMW and Stoker stare down, but Howley tags in and Pretty Deadly rush FMW! Stoker gets a leg and Howley BOOTS FMW down! Howley throws big knees into FMW and puts him in the corner for EuroUppers! Tag to Stoker, Howley RAMS into FMW and Stoker runs in to UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Stoker keeps FMW from Andrews with a whip back into the corner, and Stoker stomps and punches away! Tag to Howley but FMW fires off on Stoker with CHOPS! Howley throws FMW into the corner, but FMW dodges and ducks to hot tag Andrews!
Andrews CHOPS away on Pretty Deadly, but Howley kicks low. Pretty Deadly double whip, Andrews slides under to DOUBLE PELE! Andrews CHOPS and CLUBS Howley, whips but Howley reverses, only for Andrews to 619 Stoker in the arse! Howley runs into a shoulder, and Andrews slingshots up and over to victory roll, STOMP 182! Andrews springboards, gets on Howley’s shoulders, HURICANRANA! Cover, TWO!! Howley survives, Stoker DECKS FMW, but Andrews drags Howley up. Andrews forearms and CHOPS, Howley shoves but Andrews wheelbarrows. Howley throws Andrews off but Andrews ROCKS Stoker!
Andrews kicks but Howley blocks it and puts the leg on the ropes! Stoker holds the leg and Howley KNEES it! Andrews falls over, the ref reprimands but Stoker tags in. Stoker drags Andrews up, torture racks, and spins into a SWING! Then he has the bad leg for the HALF CRAB! Andrews endures, crawls, but Stoker drags him away! Andrews turns over, kicks but Stoker steps through! FIGURE FOUR! Andrews endures all over again, keeps his shoulders up, flails, but Howley runs in to intercept FMW! But FMW uses that to rana Howley onto Stoker!! Andrews is free but all four men are down! FMW checks on Andrews then goes back to his corner.
Andrews clutches the bad leg, drags himself over but Stoker gets the leg to bring Andrews up! Howley suplexes but Andrews hits STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE!! Hot tag to FMW! The Modfather goes up, for the SWANTON BOMB onto Stoker’s back!! Cover, but Howley breaks it! Andrews goes after Howley and throws him out! Andrews shakes out the bad leg to slingshot RANA Howley to the ramp! Stoker rolls FMW up, TWO!! FMW sends Stoker out onto Howley! Tag to Andrews, FMW climbs up and SWANTONS onto Pretty Deadly!! Andrews builds speed as the ref shouts at all of them, Eddie Dennis appears and JAMS Andrews with a chair!! Dennis defies the ringside ban!
FMW only sees the aftermath, and Howley trips him off the apron! The ref reprimands but the damage is done! Pretty Deadly regroups and tags, then brings Andrews up. HART ATTACK NECKBREAKER! AKA Spilt Milk! Cover, Pretty Deadly wins!!
Winners: Pretty Deadly, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the NXT UK Tag Team Championships)
The Headmaster uses Pretty Deadly as pawns again in his pursuit of revenge on Mark Andrews! But at least it benefitted Stoker & Howley this time! The pawns are promoted to challengers, but the champions go to the stage! Joe Coffey is raising a glass, or rather paper cup, to toast HIS boys as Mark and Wolfgang tell Pretty Deadly to be ready! Will Gallus boys still be on top against the “dandy highwaymen” that just stole the show?
A really good episode for NXT UK, top to bottom! I’m very surprised Trent Seven has a direction already, I almost thought he was going to wait until closer to WrestleMania season. Though, I suppose NXT UK doesn’t have to go by that calendar. Seven wanting to drop down to join the Cruiserweight Division is even more surprising, but that alone could be a reason Seven isn’t in matches for some time because he’s still working off those pounds. I could see this being somewhere between Buddy Murphy having to keep his weight down on 205 Live and Matt Hardy way back in the day doing crazy things to work off the weight.
I knew Carter VS Gradwell was going to be the match-up this week and it was very good. Carter of course wins but Gradwell does a great job making him look good. Also commentary did great to plug some other hilarious things Gradwell says, it just makes me feel Gradwell needs to be something within the next year. I would love to see a Heritage Cup match between Gradwell and A-Kid, I feel like Gradwell could come up with some great stuff in his promos. Then, though the news was known for a few weeks, Meiko Satomura joining NXT UK not just as a veteran backstage but in the ring is incredible. Satomura VS KLR is a given, and it is going to be great.
Dragunov had a good promo, and Gradwell’s cameo probably means he’s next to feel that beserker wrath, which sounds awesome. Then we got just an amazing main event with the Fatal 4 Way Tag Elimination match. I am really surprised The Hunt went out first, but it worked in story, and it was perhaps also an audible out of concern for Boar’s leg. He really did land awkwardly on it out of the back drop, but it didn’t take him right out of things. But at the same time, I should’ve seen Eddie Dennis being able to interfere with the match in a very sneaky way. SWSC VS The Hunt rematch should happen down the line, but I also like that we’re getting Gallus VS Pretty Deadly after all. It was foreshadowed heavily for weeks, so we might as well do it and see what happens.
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.
PLAY BY PLAY
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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