The NXT UK Recap (10/3/19)

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In a week where WWE NXT went completely live on the USA Network and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) presented their inaugural episode of Dynamite, NXT UK was moved to Thursday nights (which, let’s face it, was the best decision given the circumstances). Despite it being a huge week for other reasons, WWE’s UK brand still delivered a stellar episode.

Taking Advantage

Tegan Nox was in the main event as she competed against the NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray in a non-title bout, and early on into the contest, she tweaked the same knee she had injured before, something which plagued her throughout the rest of the match. Despite this, the former Nixon Newell put up quite the heroic performance, including nailing the Welsh Destroyer and the Shiniest Wizard to no avail. After she went knee-first into the ring post though, it was the beginning of the end for The Girl With The Shiniest Wizard as KLR planted her with the Dirty Bomb for the three count. Although she suffered the loss here, this certainly won’t be the last we see of Tegan Nox in the top tier of the NXT UK women’s division.

That’s Pure Gallus

This week featured another debut as Welsh star Mike Bird made his NXT UK debut in a match he was scheduled to have against resident enhancement talent Jack Starz but before Starz could even walk out to the ring on his own two feet, he was instead dragged out by Gallus members Mark Coffey and Wolfgang. The Scottish duo would then set their sights on Wales’ golden boy Bird, with the NXT UK Tag Team Champions Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster attempting to save their fellow Welshman, only to be ambushed by Joe Coffey, the third member of Gallus. Together, Wolfie and the Coffeys laid waste to the Welsh trio, standing tall over them in a beatdown that can easily be summed up in two short words – pure gallus.

Wolfe Dominates

Seeing as Ilja Dragunov was still nursing a shoulder injury, it meant he was unable to wrestle Saxon Huxley. Never fear though, as Imperium member Alexander Wolfe would step up to face The Muscle Cat in Ilja’s place, while also telling Dragunov to think about his future (insinuating he’d be a viable asset to Imperium). As expected, the German dominated the bout, but Saxon did manage to get in tiny flurries of offence here and there. An impactful sitout powerbomb was enough for Wolfe to pick up the victory as Saxon puts another tick in the loss column. It’s not been the best of times for him since NXT UK began – it doesn’t matter if he’s in singles competition or tag action with former pal Tyson T-Bone, Saxon Huxley just can’t pick up a victory.

Oh, Flower Of Scotland

Opening up the show this week was an all-Scottish women’s match as Piper Niven took on Isla Dawn. Despite having the size advantage over The White Witch, it didn’t mean Piper had the match in full control, as Isla did perform a huge backdrop driver on the larger Vixen of Violence. When it came down to it though, Piper dished out a vicious headbutt to Isla followed by the Viper Driver (or is it the Piper Driver now?) for the victory as her road to the NXT UK Women’s Championship begins now.

What Else?

In addition to all of that, Piper Niven and Jazzy Gabert had a brief brawl backstage (a match has since been scheduled between them for next week’s episode), plus a promo package aired to hype up The Hunt (The Primate and Mike Hitchman), who return to action on next week’s NXT UK.

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