7/10 NXT UK TV results: Gleed’s review of Gallus vs. Primate, Wild Boar, and Dave Mastiff, NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm vs. Candyfloss, Ilja Draganov vs. Ashton Smith, Trent Seven promo

By Haydn Gleed, ProWrestling.net Staffer (@haydngleed)

Taped June 12-14 at Download Festival in at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England
Aired July 10, 2019 on WWE Network

Footage aired from last week’s main event, focusing on the attack by Imperium on Moustache Mountain. They then showed still photos of what happened after the show, including Trent Seven carrying Tyler Bate down the aisle… The broadcast team was Vic Joseph and Aiden English…

1. Ilja Draganov defeated Ashton Smith.

Gleed’s Ramblings: I always feel bad by the way that Ashton Smith gets treated as he’s clearly talented and he has huge amounts of charisma, yet he is always the guy after Jack Starz that is a jobber to the stars. With that being said, the announcers talked about how Johnny Saint sees a lot of potential in Ashton and he just needs that one win to get started, so maybe it’s going somewhere. Draganov wrestled his usual old school European style of wrestling with nuclear intensity which is always fun to watch.

Highlights were shown of Jazzy Gabert attacking Xia Brookside followed by the women’s battle royal a week later where Xia eliminated both Jazzy and Jinny…

Radzi interviewed Xia Brookside backstage and talked about how close Xia was to being the number one contender. Xia said the source of her problems is Jinny. She said Jinny likes to hide behind bigger people, but next week she gets her one on one match with Jinny where she can show that Jinny is nothing but a coward…

Nina Samuels was walking around the Download Festival in a comical way and interviewing fans in the queue who said that she was their favourite NXT UK wrestler…

Gleed’s Ramblings: Quite amusing and put over her cocky attitude.

2. NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm defeated Candyfloss. After the match, Kay Lee Ray came to the ring and attacked Candyfloss on the top of the aisle. She stood on Candyfloss’s head and just stared at Toni Storm until Toni tried to come to the rescue.

Gleed’s Ramblings: The match was ok, they gave the match plenty of time but I feel that the match started a bit too slow and took the crowd out of it. At one point, the fans chanted for tables. A decent enough performance by Candyfloss. I think they wanted to paint her as a plucky underdog to create more sympathy for her and heat on Kay Lee Ray for the post match attack. It worked to a degree.

A video package by Ligero aired with him talking about the fact that he stands out but he’s on a losing streak. He said he knows he has to find that extra something to get back on the right path. He talked again about the mask giving him confidence (Decent enough, but nothing we haven’t heard before)…

Trent Seven came out for a promo who came to the ring looking serious with a microphone in hand. He climbed in the ring and said he doesn’t usually do this alone. He said he usually has at least one person with him, but he needs to accept that Pete Dunne has his hands full elsewhere and now Tyler Bate has been injured and hospitalized. He looked at the camera and said he’s here and has been from the very start. He claimed that NXT UK was built on British Strong Style.

Seven addressed Imperium and their claim that the mat is sacred. He looked at the crowd and said it’s our mat. The crowd chanted “our mat.” He said that it’s a ploy to mold and bend the rules, like when he got handcuffed to the ring post and then they beat his best friend while he watched. He said he will be claiming the head of the snake, which means he’s going after Walter. Seven said that will be for Pete, Tyler, and the Trent Seven army. He said he doesn’t care when, he doesn’t care where, it will be for us…

Gleed’s Ramblings: Trent’s strongest point is his promo ability, and his ability to grab the crowd into the palm of his hand and feed them what they want to hear and build an effective promo. He started quiet and slow and built up into a nice crescendo. I don’t recall seeing Trent cut a full length serious promo in NXT UK so far and if that is the case then the NXT UK viewers for the first time saw one of the best promos in the UK doing what he does best.

Mark Andrews did a selfie promo and said it’s really cool to see one of his favourites in NXT UK, but it was disappointing to hear one of his heroes (Chris Hero, get it?!) say he doesn’t belong there. Next week he will prove to Kassius Ohno that he belongs…

Gleed’s Ramblings: Polar opposite to Trent, Mark’s strong point is his wrestling ability rather than his promos, so with that scale it wasn’t too bad. It just feels that he’s rushing to get through the promo as quickly as possible and as a result he speaks a bit too fast. That being said, I’m looking forward to the match next week, which will hopefully have a great story of old school UK wrestling vs. new school UK wrestling.

3. “Gallus” Mark Coffey, Joe Coffey, and Wolfgang beat Primate, Wild Boar, and Dave Mastiff.

Gleed’s Ramblings: This was an average main event and made the heel group look strong. This was really needed given the fact they’ve lost high profile feuds. It looks like they will be going for a one on one between Mastiff and Joe Coffey down the line, which should be a lot of fun.

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