By Haydn Gleed, ProWrestling.net Staffer (@haydngleed)
The following are the results of the NXT UK television shows that aired Wednesday, May 29 on WWE Network.
A recap video was shown of Walter vs. Pete Dunne II from last week and the big angle that featured the union of Walter, Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner.
Walter, Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner made their entrance after the hideous song that is NXT UK’s intro music played. Once in the ring, all three did their pose with Marcel holding the microphone. The crowd chanted “We want Dunne” and “Bruiserweight” for Dunne. Marcel said that they are here to lead you into a better NXT UK. They said they were there to raise the flag for the honor and professionalism of their sport. Fabian said that Dunne can only get you so far, and British Strong Style has expired. He claimed that none of them had the ability to lead NXT UK in the right direction. Walter to us this mat is sacred and from this day forth they will be known as Imperium.
Pete Dunne interrupted and he was joined British Strong Style partners Tyler Bate and Trent Seven. They made their way down to the ring and a brawl ensued. There was a lame production trick where the camera man fell over and they made it look like the picture was fading and the camera was broke with the announcers calling for help to get order restored. It was a weak end to an interesting and exciting segment.
Radzi was shown backstage where he claimed we saw carnage in the ring and asked Sid Scala how he was going to resolve this. He said that in two weeks time it will be Imperium vs. British Strong Style in a six-man tag match.
1. Mark Coffey and Wolfgang defeated Carlos Romo and A-Kid. An enhancement match for the Scottish duo.
Xia Brookside was interviewed by Radzi backstage about being left on her own against Jazzy Gabert last week. Isla Dawn showed up and said they should team up together to take her down.
Joseph Connors did a selfie video backstage who called out Ilja Dragunov, which was then followed by a video package promoting next week’s four-way match for the number one contendership.
2. Kassius Ohno defeated “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher. Ohno won despite Jack’s foot being out of the ring. This match isn’t for everyone, but it will be enjoyable to people who enjoy Gallagher’s style of technical wrestling.
Piper Niven was interviewed by the “media” and said that she didn’t come to talk, she came to fight.
3. Toni Storm defeated Nina Samuels to retain the NXT UK Women’s Championship.
Gleed’s Ramblings: This was only an okay episode of NXT UK. The opening segment was hot….until the lame “cameraman falls over and the feed fades.” It was made worse by the fact they were playing up that they were losing the picture even though you could see another camera man across the ring shooting the action. The rest of the show was ho-hum. The Ohno/Gallagher match certainly isn’t for everyone and although I appreciated the women’s match main eventing after a great build, they didn’t really play it up during the show or indeed show a recap of what led to the match. A missable episode of NXT UK.
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