Wild Boar VS Eddie Dennis, in a DOG COLLAR MATCH!
The hunt is on in NXT UK, but there’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide! Eddie Dennis and Wild Boar will be chained together by a dog collar!
- Amale & Angel Hayze VS Xia Brookside w/ Eliza Alexander; Xia & Eliza win.
- NXT UK Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Qualifier: Dave Mastiff & Jack Starz VS Die Familie; Die Familie win and join the NXT UK Tag Team Championship Triple Threat.
- Kenny Williams VS Josh Morrell; Williams wins.
- Dog Collar Match: Wild Boar VS Eddie Dennis; Boar wins.
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Amale & Angel Hayze VS Xia Brookside w/ Eliza Alexander!
After seeing the spoiled second generation superstar and #LizzyEvo bully Angel Hayze, the French Hope came to the rescue! Will Amale bring back that ferocity and fire from the past to help Hayze get even? Or will Eliza help Xia “bash up” Amale & Angel all over again?
The teams sort out and Amale starts against Xia. Fans rally as the two circle, and Eliza swipes at Amale. Amale gets away, and gets around Xia to waistlock and SLAM her down. Xia gets up but Amale counter punches her! Amale then scoops and SLAMS Xia, then brings Xia up to TOSS her to the corner! Amale dares Eliza to tag in, and the fans chant for the “French Hope! French Hope!” Eliza says no thanks and Xia headlocks! Amale powers up and out, things speed up and Amale catches Xia’s crossbody! Xia elbows free and runs, but Amale follows to BOOT Xia down! Amale drags Xia to center for a somersault SENTON and basement dropkick! Cover, TWO!
Amale drags Xia away, CLUBS her down, and tags in Hayze. They mug Xia, Hayze clinches but Xia throws slapping shots. Hayze spins Xia around to wrench and forearm, uppercut, then DECK with another forearm! Cover, ONE! Xia scrambles away to tag in Eliza! But Hayze mule kicks her low! Hayze runs to dropkick Eliza! Eliza goes to a corner, Hayze clotheslines in the corner! Hayze goes again but Eliza kicks her down! Eliza whips Hayze into the corner, runs in but Hayze goes up and over to roll Eliza! TWO, but Hayze facelocks. Eliza ROCKS Hayze with a forearm, then whips. Hayze reverses, spins and ROLLING ELBOW!
Hayze snapamres and runs, PENALTY KCIK! Cover, TWO! Hayze takes aim as Eliza gets up, SUPER- NO! Eliza blocks and KNEES Hayze, then LARIATS! Eliza drags Hayze away, puts her in the corner and tags in Xia. They mug Hayze, Xia drags Hayze up and bumps her off buckles. BLINDSIDE METEORA! Cover, TWO! Xia snarls and she CLUBS Hayze down. Xia grinds Hayze’s face into the mat! Xia glares at Amale then drag Hayze by her hair. Fans taunt Xia for “Always Cheating!” but Xia clamps on a camel clutch! Hayze endures, fights up, but Xia brings her around. Hayze throws body shots and then shoves Xia to SUPERKICK her!
Fans fire up while Xia and Hayze are down! Xia hurries to stop Hayze from getting away, but Hayze kicks her away! Hot tags to Amale and Eliza! Amale dodges then rallies on Eliza, just as she wanted earlier! Amale whips Eliza to a corner and clotheslines! Then BULLDOGS! Xia gets in but Amale kicks her and tosses her out! Amale runs at Eliza to SHOTGUN her into a corner! Fans fire up but Xia tags in! Xia steps in the way, but takes the BOOT for Eliza! Amale drags Xia up, CLUBS away on her, then brings her up to throw knees. Tag to Hayze, Hayze climbs and Amale gives her the BOOST! Hayze then SLINGBLADES Xia down! Cover, TWO!!
Xia survives but Hayze brings her up. Hayze whips, Xia reverses to drop toehold and put Hayze on ropes! Xia sucker punches Amale! The ref has to keep Amale back, so he misses Eliza BOOT Hayze from the ropes! Xia then gets Hayze up, BROKEN WINGS!! Cover, Xia & Eliza win!
Winners: Xia Brookside & Eliza Alexander, by pinfall
Amale is furious, especially as Xia claims they won fair and square! Will Amale ever get her revenge on the spoiled little Xia?
Ivy Nile knocks on Meiko Satomura’s door.
But the one to answer is Emilia McKenzie. Ivy walks in past her to bow in respect to Meiko. Ivy says that she heard how if someone wants a title shot, all they have to do is ask. Well, Ivy is asking for a shot. Meiko nods, and says okay. Ivy bows and thanks Meiko. Is the Final Boss about to throw down with the Diamond Mine’s Female Titan?!
NXT UK returns with the East End Bookie, Sha Samuels!
And Sha greets us with, “Oi, oi! Welcome back to our famous East End Bookie, a place where I make dreams a reality.” Noam Dar and the Heritage Cup are here as proof. People make lots and lots of money, especially these two. Loads of money! But Sha is angry and upset! What? Why? Damon Kemp! He came over here and disparaged the integrity of Sha’s odds board, then embarrass him in front of Lash Legend. Y’know what, mug? The odds say Sha is a favorite to beat Kemp, and a favorite to END him! Dar got them on the guest list! The taxi’s on the way! Sha’s in a better mood now! No pinkie, no party! But will they be partying after taking on the Diamond Mine’s Iron Gopher?
NXT UK Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Qualifier: Dave Mastiff & Jack Starz VS Die Familie!
The Bombers poked a bit of fun at “the family,” but now they’re ready to get serious! Will Mastiff & Starz steamroll Teoman & Rohan Raja to join the title match? Or will the Evil Eye foresee their downfall?
The teams sort out and Mastiff starts with Raja. They tie up, Mastiff powers Raja to a corner, but Raja pulls hair to turn it around. The ref reprimands, Raja whips but Mastiff reverses. Raja goes up and over and runs to RAM Mastiff, but Mastiff stays up! They RAM again, and again, and Mastiff drops to a knee! Raja goes up and leaps, but Mastiff moves out of the way. Raja flops, and Mastiff mocks the Nezar right to Teoman’s face. Mastiff bumps Raja off buckles, tags Starz, and they double whip Raja to double headbutt and CLUB him down, for double FALLING HEADBUTTS! Cover, ONE!
Starz brings Raja up, wrenches the arm and YANKS it, then hip drops the shoulder. Cover, TWO! Starz facelocks and wrenches but Raja DECKS Starz! Tag to Teoman and he goes after Starz but Starz arm-drags! Starz has the cording hold and he grinds Teoman down. Teoman fight sup, breaks free, kicks low and DECKS Starz! Teoman kicks Starz around, then CHOPS him! Teoman brings Starz around for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO, but Teoman clamps on with a chinlock. Starz endures, fights up, Teoman pulls on an ear and the ref reprimands. Starz still powers out to get a headlock of his own, but Teoman throws body shots.
Teoman powers out, hurdles, things keep moving and Teoman dropkicks the legs out to then basement dropkick Starz! Fans boo while Teoman mocks Mastiff. Teoman whips Starz but Starz bounces off buckles to LARIAT! And dropkick! Cover, TWO! Starz headlocks, grinds, but Teoman powers up to tag Raja. Starz slides under Teoman to dropkick him, but Raja whips Starz! Starz reverses, and Teoman ends up putting Raja in the apron skirt! Starz runs and WRECKS them both with a dropkick! Starz then gets Raja, CLUBS him and puts him in the ring, but Dempsey creeps over! Starz has him back down and Starz gets in the ring.
Starz avoids Raja’s lariat to headbutt low and reel Raja in, snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Starz drags Raja up to bump off buckles and he tags Mastiff in. They mug Raja, Mastiff fireman’s carries, but Dempsey distracts! Mastiff dumps Raja to go after Dempsey! But Mastiff avoids Teoman’s cheap shot! Mastiff laughs at The Babo, but Raja CHOP BLOCKS Mastiff’s leg! Starz protests but Raja stomps away on Mastiff’s leg. Raja drags Mastiff over, tags in Teoman, and Teoman stomps the leg! Teoman RAM Mastiff into the corner, tags Raja, and Teoman whips Raja in for the SPLASH! Raja feeds Mastiff to the dropkick to the leg! Cover, TWO!
Raja stomps Mastiff to ropes, tags Teoman back in, and Teoman whips Raja in again. Mastiff dodges, Teoman runs in but his clothesline is sent into Raja! Teoman hurries to run and he CLOBBERS Mastiff down! Cover, TWO! Mastiff is still in this but Teoman kicks at him. Teoman stomps Mastiff, tags Raja, and they mug Mastiff. Die Familie try to double suplex, but Mastiff double back drops them instead! Fans fire up and Mastiff finds his way around, but Teoman gets a leg! Mastiff kicks Teoman away, but Raja YANKS Starz down! Mastiff is stranded, Raja gets in to scoop and SLAM Mastiff!? Cover, TWO!!
Mastiff survives but Raja hurries to get him up and to the corner. Tag to Teoman, Die Familie double whip but Mastiff elbows Raja and TOSSES Teoman! Then Mastiff SNAP GERMANS Raja! Teoman hurries back in, he anchors a leg, but Mastiff DEADLIFT GUT WRENCH BOMBS! Hot tag to Starz! Starz rallies on Teoman with big shoulders and uppercuts! Fans fire up with Starz as he whips Teoman to a corner then back drops him! Dropkick for Raja! Teoman kicks low, reels Starz in but Starz rolls out! Low headbutt and the SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Starz sees Dempsey and DECKS him off the apron!
Raja runs in but Starz tosses him back out! Starz kicks Teoman, reels him in, but Dempsey distracts by beating up the Bomber vests! Starz won’t stand for the disrespect and PLANCHAS Dempsey down! Fans fire up as Starz stomps away on Dempsey! The ref keeps Teoman back but Raja POSTS Starz! Mastiff CANNONBALLS Raja!! But Teoman gets Starz for the ROLLING CUTTER! Cover, Die Familie win!
Winners: Die Familie, by pinfall (advance to the NXT UK Tag Team Championship Triple Threat)
Dempsey’s presence pays off and now his brothers in arms are in the title match! Will Teoman & Raja rise to the top of the NXT UK Tag Division? Or will the numbers advantage go away when there’s four opponents to worry about?
NXT UK Media catches up with Lash Legend.
They ask her about her big match with Emilie McKenzie. But she asks back, “Is it really a big match? Because I don’t have a problem with her, and you’re talking about Emilie McKenzie, the girl who carries Meiko’s bags and opens her doors.” Millie hears this trash talk and decides to throw hands! Refs rush in as they brawl, but Lash says you do not do that to her! They can go now! These two are fired up, will they burn it down when they have it out in the ring?
Die Familie talks backstage.
They want to celebrate, but Sid Scala rushes over. He asks them what that interference was all about. What does he mean? They’re a family. They look out for each other. But Sid says no, actually. For Dempsey’s next match, taking on A-Kid under Heritage Cup Rules, the rest of Die Familie is BANNED from ringside! Teoman calms Raja down, because The Eye always has a plan. Will Die Familie let Dempsey take on A-Kid 1v1? Or will Sid have to keep his eye on Teoman & Raja from now until the bell rings?
Kenny Williams VS Josh Morrell!
The Scum of the Earth is feeling rather jumpy after “The Masked Weirdo,” Tiger Turan arrived in NXT UK. He claims there’s something more to the Himalayan luchador than meets the eye, but can Kenny keep his focus on #TurboTerry? Or will Morrell take advantage of a distracted Kenny Cockroach and get a big win for himself?
The bell rings and fans taunt Kenny, “PA-RA-NOIA! PA-RA-NOIA!” Morrell chuckles and Kenny frowns. They tie up, Kenny wrenches, bridges to arm-drag, then he traps the arm. Kenny pushes the other arm for a cover, TWO! Kenny stands on the arm, TWO as Morrell gets the other arm. Kenny stands on both arms, TWO as Morrell bridges. Kenny stomps Morrell down, then he wraps on a chinlock. Morrell endures, fights up, but Kenny hits a takeover. Morrell headscissors and squeezes tight! Kenny kicks around, tries to kip free but Morrell holds him down. Kenny moves around, pops out, and SLAPS Morrell!
Kenny jumps on Morrell for a headlock, Morrell slips out to hammerlock and adds a chinbar. Kenny fight sup, throws elbows, but Morrel hits a hip toss! Cover, TWO! Morrell dropkicks Kenny down! Fans fire up and Kenny goes to the apron. Morrell drags Kenny up, but Kenny HOTSHOTS an arm! Morrell writhes and fans boo Kenny, but Kenny checks the crowd. He doesn’t see Tiger Turan, so he rushes Morrell. Morrell handsprings around him, so Kenny scurries into the ring. Morrell slides in but he avoids the cheap shot! Morrell ROUNDHOUSES Kenny, then slingshots in to somersault and MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!
Kenny gets to ropes, Morrell whips but Kenny blocks. Kenny ROCKS Morrell then throws Morrell into ropes! Kenny rains down fists on Morrell then crossface forearms! Cover, TWO! Kenny is upset but still watching for Turan. Kenny hip drops Morrell then has a neck wrench. Kenny stops when he sees someone wearing a lucha mask. It isn’t Turan, so Kenny keeps on Morrell. But then Morrell Electric Chair Lifts! But Kenny slips off to CHOP BLOCK the leg! Morrell writhes, Kenny gets the leg and stomps away on it! Kenny hooks the leg, SLAPS Morrell over and over, but Morrell kicks with his free leg! Kenny stands on Morrell’s face while twisting the foot!
Kenny lets off to adjust his grip but Morrell kicks at him again! Kenny steps through but Morrell kicks him away to ropes. Kenny PENALTY KICKS on the return! Morrell writhes and Kenny scowls. Kenny covers, TWO! Kenny scrapes his soles on Morrell’s face! Kenny spots more masked men in the crowd! Are they just fans or are they friends of Turan? Morrell gets Kenny in a cradle! TWO!! Kenny wants a timeout but Morell uppercuts him to a corner! Morrell snapmares Kenny but Kenny gets the bad leg! Morrell kicks at him but Kenny CLUBS away on the bad knee! Kenny hits a SUPER DRAGON SCREW!
Morrell flounders, Kenny aims, CHOP BLOCK to the leg! Kenny keeps seeing the luchadors, but he drags Morrell up. BAD LUCK!! Cover, Kenny wins!
Winner: Kenny Williams, by pinfall
Kenny tells off those masked fans, and tells off Morrell. But then Tiger Turan appears! Kenny has a minor freak out, but can Kenny keep calm with so many masked men haunting him?
NXT UK Media catches up with Von Wagner in the gym.
They apologize for interrupting his workout, but Sid Scala has declared that in two weeks, it’ll be Wagner VS Gradwell. His thoughts? Von’s thoughts on Sam is that he and this entire roster isn’t as big as Von, as strong as him, and that- Sam Gradwell stops Von right there and says no one wants to know how big and strong Von is. And Gradwell isn’t afraid. Well Von isn’t afraid of Sam, Sam ain’t nothing! Von shoves Gradwell and they start throwing hands! Prospects and security have to break this one up! Will the Thunderstorm turn Wagner’s World upside-down when they finally meet in the ring?
NXT UK Media catches up with Moustache Mountain.
They ask Trent Seven & Tyler Bate their feelings on the Triple Threat. Well, to be honest, Seven would rather talk about the champs. The NXT UK Tag Team Champions, Moustache Mountain, are the best tag team NXT UK has ever produced, and the best team NXT as a whole has right now. It’ll be another win for them. But Tyler says they don’t have to get pinned to lose, so they need to be on their best. Right, right. Wise head on such a big strong boy. They need to reassess, regroup and talk strategy. The champs head out, but will they have a game plan for taking on Smith & Carter and Die Familie?
NXT UK Media catches up with Mark Andrews.
Is he planning on watching tonight’s Dog Collar Match? Damn right he will. Dennis has made life hell for the Wild Boar, so he deserves everything he’s going to get. Meanwhile, Kenny and Sid walk past, Kenny trying to get Sid to do something about the masked men. Speaking of people who are getting what they deserve… Kenny sees Mark and asks how the shoulder feels. Andrews wants Kenny to remember, he has more than one enemy around here. Andrews leaves, and Kenny grumbles as he hurries after Sid.
Dog Collar Match: Wild Boar VS Eddie Dennis!
Once part of the pack, Wild Boar was kicked out as the weak link. But after healing up, getting stronger and getting angrier, Boar has finally cornered the Welsh Dragon! Will Dennis finally answer for all the pain he put Boar through?
Wait a minute, Dennis is hesitating at gorilla position. He doesn’t want to go through with this, obviously, but he has no choice, because here comes Boar! Boar chases Dennis to ringside, already wearing the collar! He keeps Dennis from escaping through the crowd and throws him into the ring! The fans are fired up but Dennis tries to escape on the other side. Boar just DIVES onto Dennis! They crash into barriers, then Boar RAMS Dennis into the barriers! Boar whips Dennis into more barriers, and the ref wants them to get back in the ring so this can start. Boar throws Dennis back into the ring, slides in, but Dennis rushes him! Boar catches Dennis for an EXPLODER!
Boar gathers up the collar’s chain while fans are rallying behind him. Boar puts the collar on Dennis’ neck, and the bell rings! Dennis stands up but Boar reels him in to throw haymakers! And again, and again! Dennis staggers about, but he RAKES eyes! Fans boo but Dennis goes out through the ropes. Boar holds onto the chain, it’s a tug-o-war! Boar reels Dennis back in slowly, but Dennis uses the apron for leverage to YANK Boar into ropes! Dennis laughs at outsmarting Boar, but fans rally up for “WILD BOAR! WILD BOAR!” Dennis snarls, he drags Boar up with the chain and drags Dennis out to RAM him into barriers!
Fans boo but Dennis tells them to shut up. Dennis gets Boar up to whip him hard into barriers! Fans chant “You Suck!” at Dennis but he says he doesn’t suck, the fans suck! Dennis drags Boar along with the chain but Boar RAMS into Dennis! Boar RAMS Dennis into barriers, then up against the apron, then back into barriers! Boar CLUBS away on Dennis and fans fire up! Boar puts Dennis in the ring, but Dennis goes out the side. Boar and Dennis have another tug-o-war, and Dennis YANKS Boar into the post! Dennis laughs at Boar again, then gets in the ring. Dennis uses the chain to reel Boar into the ring, then he taunts the “Lil’ Piggy” before he SLAMS him down.
Fans boo but Dennis gathers up chain to LASH Boar! And again! Boar writhes but Dennis smiles as he stands Boar up. Dennis scoops to SWINGING BACKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Another, TWO!! Boar growls and fans fire up but Dennis gabs Boar with the chain! Boar endures, fans rally but Dennis wraps the chain around Boar’s whole face! Then Dennis shoves Boar down and paces around. Fans rally up for Boar as he flounders to a corner. Dennis wants the piggy to smile, and he stomps Boar in the corner. Dennis stands Boar up, and uses the chain to tie Boar to the post! Dennis stomps Boar while he chokes him!
Boar endures, Dennis keeps stomping him, but Boar hits back! Boar throws big haymakers, but Dennis knees low. Dennis RAMS Boar into buckles, then drags Boar up again. Dennis ties Boar up again for more stomps, but Boar kicks back again! But the collar keeps him back! Dennis YANKS the chain to send Boar into buckles! Dennis makes sure the chain is on tight, then he hoists Boar up and over the ropes. Boar flops down on the apron and Dennis climbs the corner. Dennis stands on the other side of the post, and he uses the chain to YANK, but Boar stops himself from hitting post! Boar uses what Dennis taught him, and YANKS Dennis into the post!
Boar aims from the apron while he winds up chain on his arm, FLYING METAL FOREARM! Direct hit and down goes Dennis! Boar stalks Dennis, puts him in the ring, and gathers up chain to LASH Dennis in return! And again, and again! Dennis gets up but Boar keeps giving him LASHINGS! Dennis flounders and begs for merch, but the chain breaks off Boar’s collar! Boar HIP DROPS onto Dennis, the ref hooks him back up, but Dennis boots! Boar blocks that, to reel Dennis in for a POWERBOMB on the chain!! Cover, TWO!! Dennis survives and crawls away. But wait, Symbiosis appears! They’re supposed to be banned from ringside!
T-Bone gets on the apron but Boar RAMS him and knocks him down onto Primate! The minions are taken care of, and Boar runs at Dennis! RAM into the corner, then Boar runs again to CANNON-BOAR! Boar drags Dennis to center for a cover, PRIMATE’S DIVING HEADBUTT BREAKS IT! The ref reprimands but the irony is that no disqualifications means nothing can stop Symbiosis! Dennis crawls to a cover, TWO!! Boar survives and Dennis is furious! Dennis tells Primate to help get Boar up. Primate stands Boar up, but Boar uses the chain to YANK Dennis into Primate! Primate tumbles out, but Dennis fights the waistlock and ELBOWS Boar down!
Fans boo and Dennis seethes as he gathers up chain. Dennis wraps it around his fist, then brings Boar up. But Boar deflects the fist to get a takedown! Boar uses the chain in the CROSSFACE! Dennis endures, but Boar GAGS him! Payback for earlier!! Dennis still endures, so Boar wraps the chain all around Dennis’ face!! Dennis taps, Boar wins!!
Winner: Wild Boar, by submission
The ref tells Boar to let off, but Boar lets off when he’s satisfied! Dennis suffers just as Boar wanted him to, and now Boar stands tall! Is there a new alpha in the NXT UK animal kingdom?
A very good episode for NXT UK to follow up episode 200 and to move forward. Good opener in the women’s tag match, but I had a feeling Amale & Angel were going to lose to Xia & Eliza as the Heels use teamwork to get the pin on Hayze. They could have a rematch since it was a dirty finish, but there’s a chance the blow-off is Amale VS Xia in a No Disqualification type match, and that would be great for them both. Actually, the Heels won everything but the main event. Die Familie also used distraction tactics to get the win on Starz & Mastiff, but I like that Sid responded by making sure Dempsey VS A-Kid II will be truly 1v1.
Moustache Mountain had a good promo to hype up the tag title Triple Threat, and in this case, Seven bending the rules won’t matter because Triple Threats are No Disqualification by default. At the same time, Bate could still stop him from using ropes or things like that and that could cost them. Good promo from Von and Gradwell, especially with them keeping the script simple. That match is going to be pretty good, but again probably mostly from Gradwell helping Von get going in the ring. I like that Ivy Nile just went and asked Meiko, that’ll be a solid NXT UK Women’s Championship match. And good scuffle from Lash and Millie, their match will be Millie helping Lash get going in the ring.
Kenny VS Morrell was a good match but for some reason, they were having more people in luchador masks watching Kenny. It makes it like Kenny’s enemies are Wish.com Death Triangle. Why couldn’t they make all the masks orange like Tiger Turan’s? It was obvious the other two guys weren’t Tiger Turan, one was red and the other was blue. But Kenny and Andrews have a good exchange backstage, maybe they’ll have a match and then Turan and these other masked men get even more involved. I also still hope Kenny gets to expose Turan as Amir Jordan, we need to learn Turan’s identity and bring this full circle.
Good promo from Sha and Dar to further along Sha’s showdown with Kemp. Pretty sure this is just setting Sha up to lose and Kemp can challenge Dar for the Heritage Cup. I bet Kemp would do great in a British Rounds format, given his great amateur wrestling accomplishments. And we got a very good main event with the Dog Collar Match. Not the best Dog Collar Match we’ve seen this year, but still very good. And turns out, No Disqualification cancels out a ringside ban, so there are no consequences unless Sid kayfabe fines Symbiosis a lot of money. But Boar winning was a great surprise, though it doesn’t feel like they’re moving on. Primate might want after Boar to really dig into how they were a tag team as The Hunt way before Dennis joined them.
My Score: 8.4/10
Andrew’s IMPACT Results & Match Ratings: 6.30.2022
The Go Home to Against All Odds with the main event of Battle of the Futures Redux! TNA vibes and hype in the Asylum!
Against All Odds is tomorrow, and the one thing IMPACT has excelled with are the quick turnaround angles. Plus we also HOPEFULLY get a real finish to the Battle of the Futures 2022 edition. Frankie Kazarian and Chris Sabin have a main event that could definitely be something special.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 1, 2022
- Fatal 4 Way: Steve Maclin vs Trey Miguel vs Laredo Kid vs Chris Bey: Trey wins via Meteora – ***
- Rosemary vs Gisele Shaw: Gisele wins via Knee Strike – ** ¼
- Savannah Evans w/Tasha Steelz vs Jordynne Grace: Jordynne wins via Muscle Buster – **
- IMPACT Tag Team Championship: The Good Brothers (c) w/James Storm vs Vincent & PCO w/ Honor No More: Karl retains via Roll Up – ** ½
- Ace Austin w/Chris Bey vs Alex Zayne: Ace wins via The Fold – ** ¾
- Battle of the Futures Redux: Frankie Kazarian vs Chris Sabin w/Alex Shelley: Sabin wins via Cradle Shock – *****
Fatal 4 Way: Steve Maclin vs Trey Miguel vs Laredo Kid vs Chris Bey
Early on the smaller men gang up on Maclin, which of course is the smart thing to do. Trey and Bey trade a few shots, Laredo tries to interject himself but Maclin comes back in and starts taking over. Wipes out most of the guys then they start trickling in for pinfall saves and each guy chopping at the bigger man. Trey does however go for a John Woo, misses and Tree of Woes himself to set up for Maclin’s Caught in the Crosshairs corner spear.
Action continues to be pretty fluid, Trey takes out Maclin, Bey looks for an Asai Moonsault, but turns it into the 5 Hole Dive that MCMG do when Laredo Kid dives through Bey’s legs. Then Bey hits the Asai Moonsault and Bey brings Laredo into the ring and tries to find a winning angle. Pop Up Cutter from Bey, but Trey saves it. A little back and forth, Trey goes to the top, misses the Meteora, but lands on his feet and manages a Running Meteora for the pinfall victory.
Trey beat Speedball before Slammiversary, so Speedball has some payback in his mind.
Check out what @theraveneffect had to say about @TheMooseNation and @TheSamiCallihan going to war in his creation..The Clockwork Orange House Of Fun Match TOMORROW NIGHT at #AgainstAllOdds!#IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/VEN90fmA44
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 1, 2022
Rosemary vs Gisele Shaw
Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood are at the commentary desk for this match since Gisele did offer to fill in for an injured Madison for the Knockouts Tag rematch.
Rosemary controls Gisele early and then bends her backwards and bites her forehead. Gisele almost starts taking back over, but then Rosemary gets out of a headlock the Crazzy Steve way. Rosemary takes some control early until Gisele powders and tries to find a way back into the match. Commercial break brings us to Gisele taking Rosemary’s head off with a Lariat.
Now Gisele is in control, throws Rosemary into a corner and starts pandering for a photo op and posturing to The Influence. Gisele strings together a lot of corner attacks, whips her into the corner again and lays her out with a Flying European Uppercut. Gisele tries to hit the knee in the back of the head, but Rosemary moves and starts her comeback. Big Suplex from the corner and Rosemary keeps her down for 2. Rosemary is in control until Gisele hits and Oscutter out of nowhere for 2. Reverse DDT from Rosemary for another near fall and then The Influence is on the move. They ambush Taya, Rosemary tries to go for her Spear anyway and Shaw kills Rosemary with a great Knee Strike. Rosemary is out, Gisele wins.
A small beat down, and then The Influence pause in the ring for a little, before posing with Gisele and seemingly giving their mark of approval on her being in The Influence now.
Savannah Evans w/Tasha Steelz vs Jordynne Grace
Savannah bulldozes Jordynne into the corner, but the power game is pretty even here. Savannah has some height, but Jordynne is quicker. Jordynne manages to turn the tables on Savannah, up and over in the corner and whips her into the ropes while setting up behind her causing Evans to trip and fall. Savannah powders, Jordynne tries to break up the discussion, but after a quick flurry, Savannah hits an Apron Chokeslam and takes over.
After some back and forth, Jordynne takes back over and then Muscle Buster on Savannah Evans and its over!
IMPACT Tag Team Championship: The Good Brothers (c) w/James Storm vs Vincent & PCO w/ Honor No More
Karl and Vincent start things off, and corner to corner we see the Machine Gun in control, but a thumb to the eyes and quick strike give Vincent the chance to tag in PCO. French Canadian Frankenstein starts beating on Karl, throws him into the ropes, Vincent kicks him and it just pisses off Karl. But Karl getting distracted gives PCO the ambush chance and Karl is just getting rocked. Vincent tagged back in, quick strikes including a corner Facewash with the elbow, sliding Flatliner and PCO is back in.
PCO goes Splash into dropping DDT before hitting the middle rope Guillotine Leg Drop. LG has gotten no action while Karl is getting killed. Deanimator set up looks to take out Karl even further, and it hits! Vincent tags in, and finally Anderson Spinebuster gets LG a hot tag. Big Boot takes out PCO on the apron, Superkick and flying Big Man flattens Vincent, tag to Karl, Magic Killer set up…but PCO with the save. Satellite Russian Leg Sweep from Vincent, RedRUM misses and Karl scoops the Small Package for the win.
Immediately Honor No More attacks. Chris Harris slides in and Honor No More choose to jaw and tease him instead of attacking immediately. HEATH’s music hits before they can attack Harris, and he comes loaded with pipes. Harris and Heath lay out Honor No More with pipes, Wake Up Call from Heath, Pump Kick, Gun Stun and then only Taven is left. Last Call Superkick sends Taven to sleep.
Ace Austin w/Chris Bey vs Alex Zayne
Zayne tries to start immediately, but Ace takes a page from the Jay White book and powders right away. Ace stays a step ahead until a nice Flipping Bodyscissors out of the corner keeps Ace rolling and eating some kicks. Ace tries a top corner move and Zayne flips into a Headscissors for the advantage before commercial. Coming back Ace is in control after driving Zayne into the post.
Ace and Zayne trade, we see Zayne finally get the best of the situations. Cinnamon Twist or Crunchwrap Supreme are hinted at, but Ace rolls away. Zayne tries to get Ace in position for his Taco Driver, but Ace has all the answers. Big kicks and strikes, Ace goes for the Outside/In Avalanche Headscissors, but Zayne mostly flips the through it, but eats a Triangle Kick for his attempted counter. The Fold – gets countered with a Sauce Trigger! Ace powders, Moonsauce to take out Bey and Ace, but Bey grabs his foot before he can get back in, Ace keeps the referee distracted…THE FOLD as soon as Zayne is back in the ring and Bullet Club wins!
Battle of the Futures Redux: Frankie Kazarian vs Chris Sabin w/ Alex Shelley
If this is as good as I anticipate…I may forget how to type. So fair warning if I get sucked in, this could be a short review.
We saw both men had a plan, Sabin went after Kaz’s legs early and often, where Kaz focused on the neck. There were great callbacks, classic moments, even the feint with the Flux Capacitor which is how Kaz won the original Battle of the Futures.
This was Brian Hebner’s final match, and hot damn was it a classic. Everything about this was great.
Overall Score: 9/10
Starting out hot with the X Division match, 2 solid Knockouts matches and a main event that could’ve easily been on any PPV over the last 20 years. This set the stage well for tomorrow’s Against All Odds and could’ve been one of the best Go Home episodes from any company in recent memory. Also it was really awesome getting the Raven vignette to hype the Clockwork Orange House of Fun.
My review of Against All Odds will be a little late since I had prior engagements because Fridays aren’t usually PPVs, but I’ll get to it on Saturday. Watch it live yourself, catch the run down Saturday, either way IMPACT is killin it with that TNA vibe. Maybe its time we go back to a certain 3 letters…a 6 sided ring, or hell, just announce Lethal Lockdown. Bring that back from the dead dammit!
Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (6/30/22)
WHY, SEVEN, WHY?!
Artful Dodger or dastardly coward? You decide!
Last time he was on NXT UK, Trent Seven gave us crocodile tears and betrayed Tyler Bate! What will Seven say this week about what he’s done?
- Blair Davenport VS Angel Hayze; Davenport wins.
- Emilia McKenzie VS Fallon Henley; Henley wins.
- Wolfgang VS Sha Samuels w/ Noam Dar; Wolfgang wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Blair Davenport VS Angel Hayze!
NXT UK beware, it’s the return of the heir! The gothic gladiator is back after that freak accident during her NXT UK Women’s Championship match with Meiko Satomura. Will Blair prove that nothing will stop her from taking the throne this time? Or will Angel leave her in a haze in her first match back?
The bell rings and the two circle. Blair and Angel tie up, go around, and Blair puts Angel on the ropes. The ref counts but Blair lets off fast. Blair and Angel reset, tie up, and Blair shoves Angel down! Fans rally up as Angel and Blair reset again. They tie up, Angel gets around to waistlock, Blair arm-drags free and Angel flounders to a corner. Blair runs in but Angel goes up and over, TWO! Angel boots Blair’s punch away, sobats then runs, to SHOTGUN Blair down! Cover, ONE!! Fans rally, Angel drags Blair up and reels her in, but Blair fights the suplex. Blair powers up, wrenches out and WRINGS the arm!
Fans rally as Blair snarls and stalks Angel. Blair runs in at the corner, Angel goes up and over again, but runs into a CHOP BLOCK! Blair DROPKICKS Angel in the back! Blair pushes Angel over to CLUB her on the back. Blair pushes Angel around, kicks her, and Angel gets to a corner. Blair is after her already and throws a heavy body shot! Angel hits back but Blair CLUBS her down again. Blair hauls Angel up, whips her to ropes and runs her over! Cover, TWO! Blair clamps onto Angels with a chinlock and she grinds Angel down. Fans rally as Angel endures, but Blair thrashes her around. Blair cranks the hold but Angel fights up to her feet.
Angel throws body shots, Blair CLUBS her again! Blair hauls Angel up to whip her to a corner. Blair runs in and GAMANGIRIS! Blair shoves Angel onto ropes, then runs side to side, SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO! Angel survives and Blair is annoyed but the fans rally up. Blair shoves Angel to a corner, but Angel hits back. Blair CLUBS Angel, stands her up and whips her corner to corner. Blair runs in but Angel dodges and Blair hits buckles! Angel returns with a forearm smash! And then a back elbow! Angel keeps moving, she evades the lariat to fire off forearms and a ROLLING ELBOW! Angel runs again, SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally as Blair goes to a corner. Angel runs corner to corner but into a BOOT! Blair hops up and leaps to missile dropkick! Blair drags Angel up, reels her in, but Angel wrenches out to reel Blair in! GUILLOTINE! Angel has Blair in the body scissors, too! Blair endures, stays up, CLUBS Angel and powers out with a BIG suplex! Fans fire up, Blair hauls Angel up for the FALCON ARROW! Cover, Blair wins!
Winner: Blair Davenport, by pinfall
And the heir gets right back on track! Blair gets the mic to say she is back! And she is here to crush all of your hopes. Is that key word a message to a certain someone? Or is it a message to everyone who would dare defy the heir?
NXT UK Media caught up with Sid Scala.
The Assistant General Manager returns to his office, and Kenny Williams is there waiting! Kenny says it’s about time Sid showed up! Kenny’s been working all night, as we can see by the conspiracy web taking over Sid’s office, and Kenny claims he has finally figured it out! Tiger Turan has to be none other than… Sid says Kenny needs to stop, this isn’t why Sid asked to meet with him. This is about next week, a match between Kenny and Tiger Turan! And just as Sid says that, Tiger steps in. Kenny says this is just who he was looking for. But here’s what will happen. Kenny will win, knock Turan out and take off his mask to reveal it’s Amir Jordan!
So right now, Tiger Turan can clean up this mess while Kenny prepares. Is the Scum of the Earth on to something? Is Tiger Turan obsessed with Kenny because it’s Amir Jordan, the man Kenny banished from NXT UK over a year ago? Or is he going to lose this match along with his mind?
Noam Dar & Sha Samuels enter the NXT UK Performance Center.
The Scottish Supernova isn’t sure why they’re here, but the East End Bookie/Butcher promises it is for good reason: they’re going to make some big money. Dar then sees the ring and the training session Mark Coffey is helping with. Dar & Sha taunt them and Mark walks over to ask, “What’s wrong? Run out of ways to cheat?” Dar says he never needs to cheat, and certainly not to beat Mark. Dar didn’t need to cheat to beat “Dog Man” Wolfgang, or to beat big brother Joe and run him out of town. Mark points out Dar only won because of his bookie at ringside. Mark guarantees that if Sha isn’t around, Mark wins the cup.
Sha says no way, Dar is the best ever! Mark says they can bet on it. Sha takes that bet! 100 to 1, Dar still beats Mark! Sha puts money on it quite literally, and says the market is open! Everyone else swarms Sha, wanting to put money on this, too! Dar looks worried with just how many want to join in. Are they betting all on Mark? Dar is a bit upset by that, but will he prove Sha right and take everyone, including Coffey, to the cleaners?
Emilia McKenzie VS Fallon Henley!
#SuplexMillie is still Meiko Satomura’s protégé, but she might be feeling the pressure as of late. The Final Boss demands the best out of her disciple, but will those expectations be met? Or will the Cowgirl rope herself a big win just like Briggs & Jensen did?
The bell rings and the two tie up. They go around, end up in a deadlock, but Millie shots around to waistlock. Fallon pries at the hold, standing switches, and SLAMS Millie down. Millie slips out to hammerlock and fans rally for Millie as she cranks the hold. Fallon fights to sit up, rolls out and has the wristlock. Millie slips through, wristlocks back, but Fallon pries at the hold. Fallon slips through, hammerlocks Millie now, but Millie works on the hold. Fallon rolls Millie up, TWO! Fans applaud the opening exchange as the two stare down. Fallon and Millie reset, tie up with knuckle locks, and they have a test of strength!
Millie wrenches the wrists, kicks an arm, rolls and trips Fallon to have a standing toehold! Fallon endures, uses her free leg to kick free, but Millie cartwheels through. Fans applaud again, and even Fallon offers a handshake. Millie accepts and fans cheer the sportsmanship, and the two tie up again. Millie powers Fallon back but Fallon turns it around to arm-drag Millie away. Fallon shoots in but Millie sits on the cover, ONE! Fallon sunset flips, ONE! Millie tries a jackknife but Fallon rolls through it, TWO! Millie has the sunset, TWO!! Fans fire up for that exchange and the two reset again.
They tie up, Millie headlocks, but Fallon powers up. Millie holds tight, Fallon pries the hold open and turns it around onto Millie! Millie endures, powers out but Fallon runs her over! Fallon does a two step then runs, but Millie keeps up with the drop, sidestep, but Fallon counters hip toss with a hip toss! Fallon arm-drags Millie away and Millie takes a moment to catch her breath. Fallon is on her but Millie EuroUppers! Millie kicks low, CLUBS Fallon on the back, and has her on the ropes. Millie CLUBS Fallon again, has her in a corner now and kicks her low. Fallon throws shots back but Millie CLUBS Fallon, into the TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally and Millie clamps on a chinlock. Millie shifts to have almost a bully choke but Fallon endures. Fans rally again as Fallon fights up. Fallon throws elbows, body shots, but Millie EuroUppers! Fallon catches on to hooks and a backslide, TWO! Fallon rolls Millie again, TWO! Millie CLOBBERS Fallon! Cover, TWO! Millie is on Fallon again, going after the arms. Fallon fights but Millie still gets a COBRA CLUTCH! Fallon endures, resists, and fans rally as Millie still tries to lock this on! Fallon fights, Millie might just have it! Fallon is fading as Millie bends her backwards!! But Fallon gets a second wind and pries free to arm-drag Millie away!
Millie comes back to ROCK Fallon, Fallon ROCKS Millie! They throw hands, and Fallon DECKS Millie! Fallon fires up to back elbow Millie in a corner! And then a RUNNING FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Millie survives! Fallon drags Millie up, fireman’s carries, but Millie slips off and shoves to then LARIAT! And again! Millie shoots around to get Fallon up for a BIG bag suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Millie snarls as she hauls Fallon up. Fallon fights the German Suplex, pops free to switch, but Millie elbows Fallon. Millie whips Fallon to a corner but Fallon goes up and over. Fallon’s leg tweaks! Millie shows no mercy, CHOP BLOCK!!
Millie stomps away on Fallon’s leg and fans fire up! Millie drags Fallon up, reels her in, SHIN BREAKER! And then another SHIN BREAKER! Fallon hobbles, Millie gets her again, but Fallon sunset flips! FALLON WINS!
Winner: Fallon Henley, by pinfall
Millie showed her killer instinct, but maybe she let it get the better of her! Will this be the exact opposite of what Meiko wanted for Millie?
NXT UK Media catches up with Oliver Carter.
They ask him if he’s been keeping in contact with Ashton Smith while he’s out with injury. Of course! Oliver has Ashton on speed dial. They are brothers, that’s never gonna change. But then Teoman and his Die Familie “brothers,” Rohan Raja and Charlie Dempsey slither in and say hi to “Oli.” They sit with him and they feel like this is deja vu. Oliver’s alone, no Ashton Smith, no titles. Oliver needs a family to watch out for him. It is a dangerous place out there. Join them! It’s in his best interest. They’ll let him think about it, and take their leave. Is there anything to think about? Or will the Hottest Superstar Under the Sun actually consider their invitation?
NXT UK Media catches up with Sarray.
The Warrior of the Sun is about to get in a set of squats as they ask her how she feels after her NXT UK debut. Sarray says it was very good. She got a win over Nina Samuels, and she- “Aww~, look!” Xia and Eliza return to mock Sarray for simply training in the UK PC after her first win. It’s so cute. But has Eliza heard the good news? Sarray’s sticking around for a bit. Oh, is she? But then Meiko and Millie step up to back the bullies down. Eliza tells Sarray that she better just play by their rules, or they’ll be more than happy to teach Sarray a few things.
Meiko tells Eliza that she talks too much. If Eliza & Xia want a match with Meiko and Sarray, then Eliza & Xia will be the ones being taught a lesson. Millie seems a bit surprised Meiko didn’t choose her, while Xia & Eliza storm off, Xia complaining about who is teaching who lessons. But with that, Sarray finishes putting up the weights for Meiko to take a turn. Will Final Boss & Warrior of the Sun prove to the bullies the power of Joshi Strong Style?
Wolfgang VS Sha Samuels w/ Noam Dar!
The Last King of Scotland heard the East End Butcher talking some smack like he wouldn’t hear it. But since he did, it’s time for Sha to put his money where his mouth is! Will Wolfgang get a big win and cash in? Or will Sha find another way to weasel out another victory?
The bell rings and the two circle. Sha gets some last minute pointers from Dar. They say they can frustrate Wolfgang and get the edge. But then Dar needs to give Sha another pointer. The ref insists they get this started already, and Wolfgang rushes in. Sha dodges, then dodges again. Sha goes back to Dar for that last pointer but Wolfgang throws Sha out of the corner! Wolfgang fires off haymakers, then an arm-drag! Wolfgang keeps on the arm with a wristlock, then stands Sha up to RAM shoulders. And again! And then a straight arm lever and SLAM! Fans fire up and Wolfgang drags Sha up again to RAM shoulders again.
Wolfgang wrenches, and hits a straight arm suplex! Cover, ONE! Dar is upset but Wolfgang keeps on Sha’s arm. Sha ROCKS Wolfgang with his free arm, then bumps Wolfgang off buckles. Sha bumps Wolfgang off more buckles, then throws heavy back elbows. Sha runs in to SPLASH Wolfgang. Wolfgang shoves Sha away, runs in, but Sha sends Wolfgang into buckles! Fans boo but Dar wants to throw up the X. Sha grabs the bad arm for an ARMBAR DDT! Sha CLUBS the bad arm, uppercuts it, then hip drops on it! Wolfgang clutches that arm, tries to get it working, but Sha drops an elbow on it!
Sha clamps onto the arm, Wolfgang fights the cobra clutch and throws body shots. But Sha wrenches and WRINGS the bad arm! Dar offers a drink but Sha says no, he has to keep working. Sha throws down elbows into the bad arm, then stands on Wolfgang to say, “ON THE MONEY~!” Sha KICKS the bad leg, then shouts out “EAST~!” Sha stomps Wolfgang but fans chant, “You’re a Mug! You’re a Mug!” Dar says yeah, Wolfgang’s the mug! But that’s not who they mean. Sha RAMS Wolfgang into the buckles, stomps away on the bad arm, then runs in to stomp it again! The ref backs Sha off, and Dar SMACKS Wolfgang around with the papers!
Wolfgang gets mad and he CHOPS Sha! And CHOPS again! And counter punches! Wolfgang suplexes Sha, but Sha fights to get to the apron. Sha HOTSHOTS the bad arm! Wolfgang staggers away and Sha gets in to run and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang is still in this, and Dar offers another drink. Sha says no, and he drops elbow after elbow on Wolfgang! Sha then goes up a corner, and leaps for a FLYING ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang is still in this and fans rally up. Sha stalks Wolfgang, CLUBS him at the ropes, then pulls on the bad arm. Wolfgang ROCKS Sha and gives him a kitchen sink knee! BASEMENT SENTON!
Dar is worried as Wolfgang suplexes Sha for the CAB- NO, no toss! Sha slips off, CLUBS Wolfgang and has a top wristlock on the bad arm! Fans rally as Wolfgang endures, fights up, but Sha wants the arm! Wolfgang arm-drags free! Wolfgang goes to the corner, Sha runs in but Wolfgang sends him into buckles! Wolfgang bumps Sha off buckles, fires off haymakers, then keeps Sha cornered to CHOP! Wolfgang whips corner to corner, then runs in, into an uppercut! Wolfgang snarls, shoves Sha back in, and SPLASHES in the corner! Sha flops and Wolfgang is on the apron, working on the bad arm.
Wolfgang climbs but Dar distracts! The ref reprimands but Wolfgang leaps, into a SPINEBUSTER from Sha! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally for Wolfgang while Sha is furious! Sha hauls Wolfgang up, reels him in and whips, but Wolfgang slips off the scoop to POINT-BLANK SPEAR!! But the bad arm holds Wolfgang back from making the cover, and Sha crawls away to his corner. Dar fans Sha, but fans rally for Wolfgang. Wolfgang grabs at Sha on the apron, hauls him up the corner, but Sha throws body shots. Sha HOTSHOTS the bad arm again! Wolfgang is stuck up top and Sha ROCKS him with haymakers! Sha DECKS Wolfgang!
Sha climbs up again, for the FROG SPLASH onto knees! Wolfgang saves himself but both men are down and writhing. Fans rally up again and Wolfgang grits his teeth as he gets back up. Wolfgang rallies on Sha with the one good arm! Wolfgang whips Sha to then back drop him! Fans fire up, Sha gets to a corner and Wolfgang runs in to fire off forearms! Wolfgang howls and runs, to SPLASH again! Dar is up on the apron but Wolfgang BOOTS him down! Fans cheer and Wolfgang SLINGSHOTS to SPEAR!! Cover, Wolfgang wins!!
Winner: Wolfgang, by pinfall
Fans cheer as the Last King of Scotland stands tall! This Gallus Boy is on top, but will Mark Coffey be on top in two weeks after he gets one more shot at Dar and the Heritage Cup?
Trent Seven heads to the ring.
And what a strange thing, for all the fans to boo this Founding Father of NXT UK. He gets a mic and “thanks” us all for that reception. Seven heard the chant of “Why, Trent, Why?” Good question! He will use visual aids to explain just exactly why. The tron shows Trent giving Tyler Bate that truly underhanded low blow uppercut. Trent gets teary eyed as he says it is just beautiful. “It’s the best low blow ever. That’s what it is.” Just look at his positioning! A work of art, really. And more importantly, it represents a turning point. “That right there is the most important moment in British Sports.” Fans chant, “No it’s not! No it’s not!”
But he says yes it is, and we all know it is, “because it’s the moment that Trent Seven saved the industry.” Fans boo but Seven asks they listen. It is the truth “because this place was dead! This studio was a ghost town! And now look at you all! Now look at you all back! The largest crowd in NXT UK BT Sports history is here because Trent Seven is on top!” Fans boo more but Seven says, “It’s a fact. This is where I like to be. Right here. Right at the top, right in the middle, the CENTER of attention!” Fans chant, “We Want Tyler!” and Seven is annoyed. “Tyler Bate is done. Now I am the center of attention, and we were the center of attention as British Strong Style! And as Moustache Mountain.”
Seven goes on about how they were touring the world, selling out every arena, and promotors were begging them to even be on the shows. “Please~! We need you~!” Yes, they did. And that is why fans need to understand it isn’t Seven who changed, it’s Tyler who changed. Seven never lost the killer instinct, he never stopped doing what was needed to win, but it was Tyler who lost his nerve. That will to win is gone, because “it’s all that rubbish, sitting in a field, hugging a tree.” But Bate isn’t coming back, and we know he won’t because he won’t fight Seven! Fans chant, “Yes, He Will!” Seven says no, he won’t, because Bate lost his fighting spirit.
“Tyler Bate is the Little Weak Boy. And I am NXT UK! I am this brand! I am NXT! I am British Strong Style! Come here! Come here! I am Moustache Mountain!!” Fans boo as Seven sets down the mic, and Seven says everyone knows he’s telling the truth. Is he telling the truth about the future of NXT UK? Or will Tyler Bate prove Trent Seven is a liar and make a heroic return?
Wait, a fan gets really heated about Seven saying Tyler is weak and afraid. So much so, friends and security are trying to get him to calm down. But the fan jumps the barrier instead! Security rushes in to stop this man from getting closer and Seven says, “We’ve got a live one!” And then he LOW BLOW KICKS the fan!! Referees rush out and say Seven is out of line! Seven says the fan is the one who got up in Seven’s face. Is there nothing Seven won’t do just to make himself feel like the bigger man?
A very good episode of NXT UK with some good set-up for the summer episodes. Blair Davenport gets a good return match win, with Angel Hayze still looking very good in the loss. And Blair emphasizing “hope” at the end of her promo has to be her setting up something with Amale before moving on to the title again. Kenny and Sid had a good interaction to set up Kenny VS Tiger Turan. But sadly for me and my theories, if Kenny also thinks Amir Jordan is Tiger Turan, then that must mean it isn’t because they wouldn’t do that. They can’t let Kenny be right about this, right? It’d be pretty wild for Kenny to win and be right about who Tiger Turan is under the mask.
Millie VS Fallon was a very good match, but I feel like they could’ve played up more of Millie struggling to be aggressive before it backfired on her. But Millie losing does help build her story of disappointing Meiko and herself. Millie also had a very good bit of character work showing her surprise and bit of hurt feelings when Meiko chose Sarray to be her tag partner against Xia & Eliza. But that’s still going to be an awesome match with Sarray and Meiko side by side. Meiko & Sarray will surely win and that will surely set up Meiko VS Sarray for an awesome NXT UK Women’s Championship.
We got a decent interaction from Oliver Carter and Die Familie. I would think Carter rejects Die Familie’s invitation, and he could easily team up with other superstars who don’t like Die Familie, like Mastiff & Starz or even A-Kid. And we got a pretty good promo with Sha, Dar and Mark Coffey about how we’re getting that 100 to 1 betting odds Heritage Cup match. If Mark is getting one more shot in what Dar claims should be his “retirement” match, does that mean Mark wins? Someone from Gallus should get something more, and Dar losing will be his own reason for “not retiring.” Plus, if Mark wins, and Joe Coffey comes back, I’d love seeing Mark VS Joe for the cup.
Wolfgang VS Sha was a great main event match, and I figured Wolfgang would win to get Gallus back up. I don’t know what’s next for Wolfgang, but he’s always been a solid character and in-ring worker. And then, we closed with a very good promo from Seven, with him playing off the crowd’s chants and booing very well. That final bit with “the fan” was quite a surprise but it sure adds to Seven’s Heel heat. But obviously, Bate is coming back and he is going to have one hell of a match with Seven. Can’t be sure who wins that, but it’d make a lot of sense if Seven cheated to win, and then somehow, Seven uses that to go after Ilja Dragunov and the UK Championship.
My Score: 8.5/10
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