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Csonka’s NXT UK Review 5.15.19 (Ep. 43)

May 15, 2019 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s NXT UK Review 5.15.19 (Ep. 43)

– Piper Niven defeated Jamie Hayter @ 1:48 via pin [NR]
Fatal Four-Way Qualifier: Jordan Devlin defeated Ligero @ 10:40 via pin [***¼]
– Ilja Dragunov defeated Jack Starz @ 2:59 via pin [NR]
– Xia Brookside vs. Killer Kelly went to a no contest @ 2:50 [NR]
Fatal Four-Way Qualifier: Mastiff defeated Wolfgang @ 4:35 via pin [**½]

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Piper Niven vs. Jamie Hayter: They lock up and Hayter starts working the arm, but Niven powers out and hits the corner cannonball and Michinoku driver for the win. Piper Niven defeated Jamie Hayter @ 1:48 via pin [NR] This was a good squash match instead of the 50/50 bullshit they’ve tried to do too much recently.

– Toni Storm says Nina Samuels crossed a line by talking about her family last week. She’ll face Nina and even put the title on the line to give Nina her 15-minutes of fame.

– Kassius Ohno meets with Sid Scala and wants a chance to get into the #1 contender’s four-way. Sid promises to talk with Johnny Saint.

Jordan Devlin vs. Ligero: They lockup and after working into counters, end in a stalemate. Devlin then attacks with kicks, and starts going for covers. Ligero battles to his feet and spikes Devlin on a sunset flip for 2. The dropkick follows and Devlin spills to the floor. He connects with a plancha, rolls Devlin back in and covers for 2. The basement dropkick follows, but Devlin then trips him up and pulls him to the floor, slamming him into the barricade & apron. Back in and Devlin hits a back breaker and they then trade strikes and kicks, but Devlin hits the uranage and standing moonsault for 2. Devlin follows with knee drops as he works the back and ribs of Ligero. Ligero counters out and follows with clotheslines and then a missile dropkick for 2. Ligero back up top and as he gets cut off, he cradles Devlin for 2. The superkick follows, and Ligero heads up top and eats knees on the splash and Devlin cradles him for 2. Devlin follows with a slam and the moonsault eats feet and he spills to the floor. Ligero rolls him back in and gets cut off on the way back in. Ligero fights off Devlin and the sitout powerbomb gets 2. The springboard plash also gets 2. Devlin cuts off the springboard DDT, and hits the snap Saito off the ropes and that’s that. Jordan Devlin defeated Ligero @ 10:40 via pin [***¼] This was good, Devlin continues to look like a star while Ligero continues to be a great underdog babyface.

– Post match, Devlin claims to be the #1 contender for the title.

– WALTER comments on his rematch with Dunne, he’s the ring general because he’s always in charge. He puts over Dunne as good competition, and is giving him a rematch to repay Dunne for giving him an opportunity.

– Mustache Mountain says Dunne will win next week, and are looking for their UK tag title rematch.

Ilja Dragunov vs. Jack Starz: Nigel is marking out hard for Dragunov. They lock up and Dragunov takes early control, slamming Starz to the buckles. He follows with strikes, Starz battles back with uppercuts, but Dragunov just smiles and pummels him with more strikes. He follows with clotheslines and levels him with a lariat. Another lariat decapitates Starz. Starz hits a dropkick, but Dragunov easily fights him off and hits a back elbow and senton. Torpedo Moscow finishes it. Ilja Dragunov defeated Jack Starz @ 2:59 via pin [NR] This was a good debut for Dragunov, who just ran through his shit and destroyed Starz, Get in and get out.

– Andrews & Dar will rematch next week. They shake hands.

Xia Brookside vs. Killer Kelly: They lockup and work into counters as Kelly grounds things. Brookside kips up and then takes Kelly down. They then lock up and work into counters, and end in a stand off. They shake hands and Jinny arrives. Jazzy Gabert is with her. Xia Brookside vs. Killer Kelly went to a no contest @ 2:50 [NR] The match was ok while it lasted, but the real story was Jinny’s alliance with the debuting Jazzy Gabert.

– Kelly powders and Jazzy then destroys Brookside.

– Toni Storm defends against Nina Samuels in two-weeks.

Mastiff vs. Wolfgang: BIG LADS TIME! They lock up and then trade shoulder tackles. Mastiff follows with a powerslam for 2. He then lands uppercuts, but Wolfgang fires back with elbows. Wolfgang then hits a shoulder tackle off the ropes and covers for 2. Wolfgang grounds things, but Mastiff powers up and Wolfgang lays in strikes and works a full nelson. Mastiff powers out and hits the senton. Wolfgang rushes him to the corner, hits the splash and hits a double axe handle and slam. Wolfgang heads up top and misses the swanton. Wolfgang follows with a German and the cannonball follows for the win. Mastiff defeated Wolfgang @ 4:35 via pin [**½] This was a solid big lad’s battle with the right man winning.

– Post match, Gallus attacks and lay out Mastiff.

– Joe Coffey, Jordan Devlin, & Mastiff are locked into the #1 contender’s fatal four-way in three weeks.

– Next week is Dunne vs. WALTER II.

– End Scene.

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The final score: review Good
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While there was nothing special in ring wise this week, I thought NXT UK was a good show, with two big debuts, matches set for the next two weeks, and the #1 contender’s four-way taking shape nicely. It was an easy to watch and efficient hour of TV.