Preview: WWE NXT UK (11/19/20)

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The NXT UK brand is continuing to heat up as the weeks go by, with another mammoth main event set for tonight’s episode ahead of the Heritage Cup Tournament finals next Thursday!

NXT UK Women’s Championship – Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kay Lee Ray (c) vs. Piper Niven

Piper Niven isn’t quite finished with Kay Lee Ray yet, as ‘The Vixen of Violence’ will challenge KLR for the NXT UK Women’s Championship in a first for the brand – a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Niven has had numerous chances at the strap since it was lifted by ‘The Queen of Insanity’ in August 2019, most recently on a September edition of NXT UK. While it appeared as if that would be her final crack at the title for a while, Piper insisted she wasn’t going to let her arch-rival get away that easily, a claim she backed up by laying out another of Kay Lee’s potential challengers in Jinny. The history between Niven and Ray goes back years, with a historic clash taking place at Insane Championship Wrestling‘s (ICW) Fear & Loathing XI event in the inaugural Queen of Insanity Match. With the history set to continue between the pair on tonight’s edition of NXT UK, we could very well be set to crown a brand new NXT UK Women’s Champion.

The Finals Are Upon Us

Following their semifinal victories over Noam Dar and Dave Mastiff respectively, A-Kid and Trent Seven will meet next Thursday to crown the inaugural NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion. When this tournament kicked off a few weeks ago, there were numerous possibilities for what the finals could potentially look like. Would Joseph Conners finally get his crowning moment in NXT UK? Would Flash Morgan Webster become the first NXT UK star to have held both the Tag Team Championships and a singles title? Would Alexander Wolfe bring more gold to Imperium? Instead, we find ourselves with a bit of a mixed match. On one hand, A-Kid could still be classed as an upstart in NXT UK, having only become an official member of the brand in late 2019, while Trent Seven was part of the initial United Kingdom Championship Tournament in January 2017.  Regardless of who comes out victorious, we’re on track for one hell of a tournament finals next week.

Pretty Deadly Titles

While their alliance towards Eddie Dennis remains unclear at the time of writing, Pretty Deadly (Sam Stoker and Lewis Howley) are dead set on capturing the NXT UK Tag Team Championships from Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang). They haven’t had many big opportunities since arriving in NXT UK sadly, partially due to them only officially signing with WWE not too long before the world shut down. The partnership with Dennis seemed to be the thing they needed to get on track to a title showdown with the Gallus firm, only for ‘The Pride of Wales’ to instead partner up with The Hunt (Primate and Wild Boar). Of course, they may still be aligned with Dennis after all, but judging by what went down at the UK Performance Center last week with Ashton Smith and Oliver Carter, Pretty Deadly are on edge right now.

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