By Haydn Gleed, ProWrestling.net Staffer (@haydngleed)
The following are the results of the NXT UK television shows that aired Wednesday, June 5 on WWE Network.
A video package aired that featured the four men in the fatal four-way match for the number one contendership that would main event of this show.
1. “The Hunt” Wild Boar and Primate defeated Tyson T-Bone and Saxon Huxley. After the match, Mark Coffey and Wolfgang attacked The Hunt while they were walking up the aisle. The Hunt duo were thrown into the announcers’ table as Mark Coffey screamed at Vic Joseph.
Vic Joseph announced that the next NXT UK Takeover event will be held August 31 in Cardiff, Wales.
2. Kay Lee Ray defeated Kasey Owens. The crowd were firmly behind Scottish native Kay Lee Ray and chanted ICW where Ray and Owens had a feud in ICW (for some reason, they didn’t chant World of Sport where they also had a match).
A video package on Imperium aired and consisted of the three men walking around a lot along with a recap of what happened last week.
Highlights of Jazzy Gabert attacking Xia Brookside after Killer Kelly bailed on Xia Brookside.
Jinny and Jazzy were interviewed backstage by Radzi. Jinny noted that she said it before, a women of wealth knows exactly what to do. She said from the moment she saw Jazzy she realized that she would have to either fight her or befriend her. She said it takes real intelligence to get to the top and that’s what she’s got. She called out Xia Brookside and Isla Dawn and said that Jazzy will take care of them.
The Grizzled Young Veterans came to the ring in street clothes. Zack Gibson demanded that the music be stopped immediately. He went after Vic Joseph and called him a welk. He claimed that Sid Scala and Johnny Saint begged them not to come out and make a scene. He went into his usual routine of being number one. He said that he’s just been told that they have to defend the NXT UK Tag Titles in front of a bunch of sweaty goths at the Download Festival. The crowd chanted “sweaty goths.” Gibson went after the crowd and told them to shut up and sit down while champions were talking. Gibson continued to heel on The Download Festival and bands like Slipknot, who he claims “butcher music”. He concluded by saying that they are the tag champions and deserve to be treated with respect and referred to Johnny Saint as “old man” while saying he should sort it out.
Nigel McGuinness teased Vic about being a welk.
3. Travis Banks defeated Joe Coffey, Dave Mastiff, and Jordan Devlin in a four-way to become the number one contender for the WWE UK Championship.
Gleed’s Ramblings: After a ho-hum show last week, NXT UK was back on form this week. The main event was the standout of the show in terms of the in-ring product, but a lot was going on for the full hour of the show. We have a new tag team mid-card feud between The Hunt and Mark Coffey and Wolfgang. Kay Lee Ray marches on towards an inevitable match against Toni Storm. Jinny’s promo was strong and closed a storyline hole. As for Zack Gibson, Darren Gutteridge and I spoke for years in Dot Net audio about him being the best heel talker in the UK and his work on this show supported those claims. It was a great promo from the Liverpudlian, which setup their tag match at the Download Festival perfectly. I would have liked a bit more hype about the big six-man match next week between British Strong Style and Imperium, but that is a small nitpick.
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