The Best And Worst Of NXT UK 3/27/19: The Monster Speaks


Two weeks ago on the Best and Worst of NXT UK: Jordan Devlin and Travis Banks fought all over the arena in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.

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Worst: Last Week’s Episode


Sometimes I have to skip a week on my other recap column, which it The Knockout Report. That’s because Impact airs on Friday, the column goes up on Monday, and sometimes a whole lot of other stuff happens in pro wrestling over the course of a weekend. But make no mistake, I was here and ready to recap NXT UK last week. It’s just that when I tried to do so, I was faced with an episode that featured neither matches of consequence, or matches featuring women (which would have at least broken up the men’s midcard action).

The main event was Tyler Bate fighting James Drake, and while they’re both great wrestlers, singles matches between one member of the Tag Team Champions and one member of the Number One Contenders are the stuff of the second hour of Raw. And the other matches mattered even less than that, no matter the talent involved. So let’s get through this quickly: Eddie Dennis defeated Ligero. The Wild Boar and the Primate, who are now a tag team called The Hunt, defeated Sam Stoker and Lewis Howley. Kassius Ohno, who apparently really is sticking around this brand for a while, defeated Ashton Smith. Finally, in the main event, Tyler Bate defeated James Drake.

More importantly (a bad sign) was the non-wrestling stuff in the episode. Johnny Saint and Sid Scala started the episode in the ring to announce that Pete Dunne will defend the UK Championship at NXT TakeOver: New York. Then Pete came out and asked for Walter, who of course he’ll be getting. So that match should be great. Later in the show, Toni Storm also cut a promo on Jinny (but no word yet on when their match will happen), and then as Toni was leaving she had an awkward run-in with Rhea Ripley, who was there to cut a promo on Xia Brookside. And that’s pretty much everything that happened last week, so let’s get back to this week.