Preview: NXT UK (5/6/21) – Williams vs. Jordan

NXT UK 5/6/21

NXT UK will feature another stacked hour of wrestling headlined by an interesting Loser Leaves NXT UK Match. NXT UK airs on the WWE Network and Peacock at 8 PM GMT/3 PM EST. Fans in the UK can also watch the show an hour later on BT Sport. Let’s take a look at the announced card and predict what else we might see on the show.

  • Nathan Frazer will be the guest on Noam Dar’s Supernova Sessions
  • Ilja Dragunov vs. Dave Mastiff
  • No-DQ Loser Leaves NXT UK Match: Kenny Williams vs. Amir Jordan

Nathan Frazer to Guest on Supernova Sessions 

The last time Nathan Frazer was a guest on Supernova Sessions was his debut appearance on NXT UK. Then known as Ben Carter, he came out of that appearance with an NXT Cruiserweight Championship match against Jordan Devlin. Frazer will hope to end the segment with similar success. Could we see the return of Devlin, now without the title he lost to Santos Escobar, and history repeating itself?

Frazer has been having decent – if brief – matches on NXT UK but we need to see his personality shine through. There’s scope for Noam Dar’s larger-than-life persona to overshadow him. Sometimes, Supernova Sessions are cringeworthy, but on occasion, they can be entertaining. Matches always seemed to be booked during these segments, so it’s worth paying attention to. 

NXT UK 5/6/21

Who Will Get Madder: Mastiff or Dragunov?

Dave Mastiff challenged Ilja Dragunov to this match last week, claiming they both needed a win. Mastiff probably needs one more than “The Moscow Madman.” 

Mastiff has come out on the losing end of decent and high-profile matches for most of the year. He lost to Tyler Bate in an entertaining Heritage Rules Match a few weeks ago. “The Bomber” also has recent losses to Rampage Brown and Sam Gradwell on record. A win against Dragunov could be the spark he needs to put together enough wins to challenge WALTER again for the NXT UK Championship. 

Dragunov came out on top in his decent feud with Sam Gradwell last time we saw the former in the ring. However, Dragunov’s ongoing rage issues leave him vulnerable to DQ losses. If he can overcome the giant Mastiff, and keep his anger in check, it’ll be a very successful night for Dragunov.

NXT UK 5/6/21

Loser Leaves NXT UK

Kenny Williams and Amir Jordan have had one of the best storylines this year in NXT UK. Williams returned from a lengthy layoff to reform their tag team. Jordan needed this as he’d been floundering without his partner. Williams, however, was different. He developed a tactic for cheating – or “bending the rules” as Nigel McGuinness called it. 

Jordan was disappointed in his partner and tried to convince him they didn’t need to sink to dirty tactics. When they met Pretty Deadly for an NXT UK Tag Team Championship match, Williams deserted Jordan and their hopes of winning gold. They met one-on-one a few weeks ago. Williams got the win thanks to – you guessed it – “bending of the rules.”

In this rematch, anything goes, so Jordan can stoop to his former partner’s level. It should be an extreme match. Expect high flying and use of weapons from both. The interesting issue is, where the loser will go? A one-way ticket to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando seems the only logical place. Of the two, Williams would probably be able to make a name for himself better than Jordan in the United States.

What Else Might We See on NXT UK?

Last week, it was announced we would see a women’s gauntlet match to pick the next opponent for Kay Lee Ray’s NXT UK Women’s Championship. Some of these women could wrestle or will cut promos. The five competitors in the gauntlet match will be Emilia McKenzie, Isla Dawn, Jinny, Dani Luna, and Xia Brookside. 

We could get an update on the damage caused to Rohan Raja’s arm in his debut against Teoman.

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