WALTER IS PRESENTED WITH A NEW NXT UK CHAMPIONSHIP AS THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT CHAMPION AND DOING SO MUCH FOR NXT UK- great
The important part here is that this an NXT UK Championship, not a WWE UK Championship like the previous belt. The fans all cheered in appreciation of WALTER. He did his best turn himself heel by talking about how the old belt had to go because it was “polluted by the hands of Tyler Bate and polluted by the mouth of Pete Dunne.” The fans booed this, then went right back to cheering WALTER.
WALTER then cut a great promo on Undisputed Era. The fans cheered this, too.
WINNER ADVANCES TO THE NXT CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH AT WORLDS COLLIDE 2020: Jordan Devlin vs. El Ligero- 7/10
Very exciting. I went into this thinking that El Ligero had no chance, but as the match went on, they managed to make it seem like a very real possibility that he might win.
RADZIE INTERVIEWS KAY LEE RAY- She is apparently facing Mia Yim at Worlds Collide. She said she would win, scoffed at Radzie wishing her good luck “I don’t need your luck!” and left.
IMPERIUM INTERRUPT RADZIE’S WRAP-UP OF THE ABOVE INTERVIEW- meh
Barthel scolded Radzie for not interviewing “the most dominant faction in NXT UK.” Mark Andrews & “Flash” Morgan Webster just happened to be walking by and taunted Imperium for having never been NXT UK Tag Team Champions and also for getting laid out by Undisputed Era. Then they left. Our supposed babyfaces came off like complete tools.
FINN BALOR WATCHES FOOTAGE OF ILJA DRAGUNOV- a decent little video package to build up their match at Worlds Collide.
JOSH MORRELL vs. ILJA DRAGUNOV- no rating, good squash
Ilja dominated the jobber, but they at least came up with ways for him to show off his athleticism by getting some flips in.
POST-MATCH SEGMENT- great
Ilja Dragunov started to cut a promo on Finn Balor but he was interrupted by Joe Coffey. Coffey said that while he is grateful for everything Ilja did for Gallus before TakeOver, he says that Ilja deserves some of the blame for his loss (Ilja’s Torpedo Moscow sent Alexander Wolfe careening into Coffey, taking out his knee), so once Ilja is done with Balor, Coffey says that he will be coming for him.
IMPERIUM ASK JOHNNY SAINT TO BOOK THEM AGAINST “FLASH” MORGAN WEBSTER & MARK ANDREWS- Instead of the proposed tag match, the authority figures book Aichner, Barthel, & Wolfe vs. Webster, Andrews, and a partner of their choice. That match will take place next week.
WINNER ADVANCES TO THE NXT CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH AT WORLDS COLLIDE 2020: Travis Banks vs.- Brian Kendrick- 7/10
Kendrick worked the hand and wrist but Banks got the win. This was a baseline acceptable TV main event.
A very good episode of NXT UK, hitting almost all of the important go-home show points for Worlds Collide 2020, as well as moving their own storylines along.
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