NXT UK - 5th June 2019
NXT UK kicks off with a video package promoting the main event of the evening, the Fatal 4 way match to determine Walters next opponent for the WWE UK Championship.
The Hunt vs Tyson T-Bone & Saxon Huxley - A match to give some of the lower to midcard wrestlers some much needed TV time and the early goings dominated by Tyson T-Bone & Saxon Huxley as they took advantage of the smaller Wild Boar. Hitchman managed to get the hot tag to Primate who took out both Huxley and Tyson to pick up the momentum and eventually picking up the win after both men hit stereo diving headbutts on Huxley. Decent enough opener and it does the job to give the Tag Team Division a bit more solid depth. As The Hunt were celebrating at the top of the ramp, Mark Coffey and Wolfgang of Gallus come out and destroy the victors before getting up in the face of Vic Joseph with threats.
Kay Lee Ray vs Kacey Owens - One for the ICW fans as Former ICW Womens Champions Kacey Owens takes on the Current ICW Womens Champion Kay Lee Ray, the Glasgow crowd were obviously invested because of this and Scotlands own Kay Lee Ray picking up the victory via pin fall after hitting the Gory Bomb to her ICW Colleague.
Vignette all about the new stable on the block, Imperium., just to hammer home how dominant these 3 lads can be.
Backstage interview with Jinny and Jazzy Gabert, where Jinny said that she only had 2 options when she saw Gabert at NXT UK Takeover Blackpool - Fight her or Befriend her. Jinny claims that she knows what it takes to get to the top and if anyone gets in her way, Jazzy will knock them aside.
Grizzled Young Veterens angrily come out, slag off Vic Joseph (Poor lad isn’t get much luck tonight) and say that its a disgrace that they have been told that they have to defend their NXT UK Tag Team Championships at Download Festival. The crowd were hot for this (Obviously, its Zack Gibson!). Gibson claims that they are locker room leaders and that Johnny Saint needs to treat his champions with some respect, because if they ain’t happy, it won’t take long for the rest of the locker room to follow, apparently. Zack Gibson is just a promo master and a heat gathering machine so once again, this was awesome.
Joe Coffey vs Dave Mastiff vs Jordan Devlin vs Travis Banks to determine the Number One Contender for the WWE UK Championship - Start of the match saw Jordan Devlin and Travis Banks brawl to the outside to renew their previous rivalry, leaving Hometown Boy Joe Coffey and Dave Mastiff to try and prove who was the better big man in the division. It wasn’t long before Coffey took control of the match, hitting Mastiff with a impressive power slam and then throwing around the smaller Devlin and Banks. The Irish Ace managed to get some control, throwing Coffey out the ring and once again throwing hands with Banks, taking control of the Kiwi Buzzsaw but not quite being able to put him away. Devlin made the mistake of mocking Gallus, allowing Joe Coffey to destroy Devlin, with a little help from Mastiff. The match started to really kick off, with the Bomber hitting a cannon ball on both Coffey and Banks in the corner, he went for the pin, only to be broken up by a flying Devlin who hit a moonsault on both men. The finish of the match saw Coffey hit a mean lariet onto Devlin, but he had the awareness on him to break his own pin fall up as Mastiff was coming in with a Senton, Coffey then took both himself and Mastiff out the game with a clothesline over the top rope, allowing Travis Banks to hit the Slice of Heaven and the Kiwi Crusher on a already groggy Devlin to pick up the victory and he will face Walter for the WWE UK Championship
NXT UK Rating - *** 1/2 - Really good showing in all 3 matches, with all 3 proving different points, a fantastic promo from Zack Gibson and a rabid Glaswegian crowd made this weeks episode of NXT UK very good viewing.
Match of the Night - Joe Coffey vs Dave Mastiff vs Jordan Devlin vs Travis Banks
Segment of the Night - Grizzled Young Veterens hate Download Festival