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Csonka’s NXT UK Review 2.27.20 (Ep. 84)

February 27, 2020 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s NXT UK Review 2.27.20 (Ep. 84)

– The Grizzled Young Veterans defeated The Hunt @ 9:50 via pin [***]
– Kassius Ohno defeated Jack Starz @ 5:00 via submission [**½]
– A-Kid defeated Brian Kendrick @ 7:00 via pin [**¾]
NXT UK Women’s Title I Quit Match: Champion Kay Lee Ray defeated Toni Storm @ 12:55 [***]

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The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. The Hunt: Drake and Primate begin as Primate hits a clothesline, slams and tags in Boar. He follows with the senton for 2. Gibson distracts him and tags himself in. He backs off right away, Drake helps out Gibson as he cuts off Boar. Boar bites him and Drake tags in as double teams follow, they dump Primate and Drake follows with strikes and a clothesline on Boar for 2. Drake follows with strikes. the GYV follow with double teams and Gibson covers for 2. Drake joins back in and grounds Boar. Boar fires back, but Drake quickly cuts him off as double teams on the floor take down Boar. Back in and Gibson follows with a slam for 2. Gibson follows with back elbow strikes, but Boar makes the tag. Primate runs wild and delivers suplexes, clotheslines and a backdrop. The spear follows for 2. He dumps Drake. Gibson cuts him off but Primate suplexes Drake. Gibson tags in and the GYV follow with double teams and cover for 2. Primate fights off ticket to mayhem, the Hunt follow with Germans and the double team powerbomb connects for 2. Primate up top and Gibson slams Boar to the steps. Primate tries to fight back, but Gibson tags in and ticket to mayhem finishes it. The Grizzled Young Veterans defeated The Hunt @ 9:50 via pin [***] This was a good and competitive opener, with the Grizzled Young Veterans continuing to roll.

– We get a Ridge Holland video package.

Kassius Ohno vs. Jack Starz: They lockup, Ohno takes the arm Starz counters and slams Ohno down, taking control. Ohno kips up and Starz then cradles him for 2. Ohno cuts him off, attacking the hand and goes back to working the arm and attacking the fingers. Starz fires back, but Ohno tosses him across the ring and cradles him for 2.Ohno keeps him grounded, focusing on the arm again until Starz escapes, follows with the springboard uppercut and butterfly suplex. Ohno counters, but Starz cradles him for 2. He follows with strikes. Ohno cuts him off and works the Kassius clutch as Starz taps. Kassius Ohno defeated Jack Starz @ 5:00 via submission [**½] This was a solid match, with Starz showing some good babyface fire.

– Isla dawn is interviewed and comments on Valkerie’s debut; they face next week.

– Travis Banks calls out Alexander Wolfe and wants a match with him next week.

A-Kid vs. Brian Kendrick: They circle, working to the ropes as Kendrick looks to ground things. A-Kid escapes, takes him down and Kendrick makes the ropes. Kendrick hits a shoulder tackle, A-Kid transitions for an arm bar, but Kendrick fights it off so A-Kid follows with an arm drag and dropkick. Kendrick stuns him off the ropes and grounds A-Kid. To the ropes and Kendrick chokes him out, and then works a cravat. A-Kid fights to his feet, but Kendrick cuts him of and slams him to the buckles. A-Kid counters back into a dropkick, dumping Kendrick and follows with a suicide dive. They trade on the floor, A-Kid follows with a moonsault off the steps and back in, A-Kid follows with the high cross for 2. La Mistica follows and Kendrick fight to the ropes. A-Kid heads up top, gets crotched and Kendrick follows him up. The butterfly superplex follows and that gets 2. The captain’s hook follows and A-Kid counters out and springboards into a DDT for the win. A-Kid defeated Brian Kendrick @ 7:00 via pin [**¾] This was pretty good with the right man winning.

– Next week, WALTER faces Mastiff.

NXT UK Women’s Title I Quit Match: Champion Kay Lee Ray vs. Toni Storm: If Storm loses, she can never challenge Ray for the championship while ray is champion. they brawl at the bell and to the floor. Storm whips Ray to the barricades and posts her. Storm then whips her to the steps and back in, Storm hits a big boot until Ray fires back. The superkick follows, but Storm counters into a German. Ray counters Storm zero but Storm locks on an STF. Ray fights and Storm locks the hold on again in the ropes. Storm breaks, lays the boots to Ray and Ray counters into a tornado DDT. She follows with knee drops and works over Storm in the ropes. The Gory special follows until Storm locks in an octopus in the ropes and they spill to the floor. Ray stops Storm from getting a table. Storm fights her off and sets it up. Ray cuts her off and they work up top. They trade and Storm looks for a German from the apron but Ray counters, Storm lays her on the table and follows with the splash from the apron, putting Ray through the table. To the apron they go, Storm follows with strikes and Ray counters Storm zero and cuts off the dive. The draping DDT to the floor follows. Ray gets tape, rolls Storm back in and tapes Storm’s hands behind her back. Ray follows with strikes, kicks and slaps her around. Ray now gets a chair, but Storm hit a desperation head butt and Ray cuts her off with the superkick. She traps her in the chair, superkicks her and demands that Storm quits. Ray has the chair and attacks her neck with it. wraps it around her head and stops on it. Sid Scala & Johnny Saint arrive as ray Pillmanizes Storm’s neck. Ray to the ropes and leaps onto the chair as Niven arrives. Storm screams and Ray heads up top, but Storm quits. Champion Kay Lee Ray defeated Toni Storm @ 12:55 [***] This was an overall good main event with some good aggression early on and a creative finish but largely fell flat with a cold crowd.

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The 411 on Wrestling Podcast returns to the 411 Podcasting Network for episode 94. On the show, Larry Csonka & Steve Cook hit a quick news roundup on Samoa Joe, NXT Japan and more, review NXT vs. Dynamite (2.26.20) and then preview AEW Revolution. The show is approximately 79-minutes long.

* Intro
* Quick News Roundup (Samoa Joe, Matt Hardy, NXT Japan, NJPW Cancellations, More): 2:05
* AEW Dynamite (2.26.20) Review: 27:05
* NXT (2.26.20) Review: 40:40
* The Head to Head Comparison: 54:10
* AEW Revolution Preview: 58:55

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The final score: review Average
The 411
This week’s episode of NXT UK was a really solid show with the big main event, and nice set up for next week.