The 05/08/19 edition of WWE NXT UK, out of the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #42 of NXT UK by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Sid Scala’s Announcement
Sid Scala kicked off the show with a major announcement: In four weeks, there will be a fatal 4-way match to determine the new number one contender for the WWE UK Championship.
Qualifying matches for the fatal 4-way will take place over the next few weeks, beginning tonight.
The Hunt vs. Moustache Mountain
Moustache Mountain came out of the gate gun’s blazing, but Primate took out Trent Seven with a top rope suplex to turn things around. Seven got wrecked for a good bit of this match; he’s been the weaker member of Moustache Mountain for some time now…
Tyler Bate got the hot tag and got it going again for Moustache Mountain. He hit an over-the-head belly-to-belly, and then a running shooting star press on Wild Boar, but Boar kicked out of the pinfall attempt at two.
It wasn’t much longer before Moustache Mountain hit a dragon suplex/top rope clothesline combination to get the win.
Keep an eye on the Bate/Seven stuff, Seven getting owned this much has to lead to something eventually.
Winner: Moustache Mountain
Joe Coffey vs. Flash Morgan Webster
Fatal 4-Way No. 1 Contendership Match
Joe Coffey was the hometown hero for this match and it was bit weird (and fun) to see Coffey get big cheers.
Coffey had this one under control for the entirety of the bout. Flash Morgan Webster did hit a diving senton to the floor at one point, and then went for a top rope senton to get the win, but Coffey got his knees up, which soon led to the end of the match.
Coffey’s All the Best for the Bells was all it took for him to advance to the fatal 4-way.
Winner: Joe Coffey
Kasey Owens vs. Nina Samuels
Kasey Owens gave Nina Samuels a fight… for about a minute. It didn’t take Samuels long to hit her Ushigoroshi, scoring the pinfall soon after.
Post-match, Samuels talked about current NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm. She said that Storm abandoned her family to live her dream and that it means a lot to her to be the champion, but her reign would soon be over at the hands of Samuels.
Winner: Nina Samuels
Grizzled Young Veterans (c) vs. Noam Dar and Kenny Williams
NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match
Amir Jordan was taken out backstage earlier in the show, so the Grizzled Young Veterans thought they had the night off. Kenny Williams had other plans and showed up with Glasgow’s own Noam Dar.
Dar and Williams took out Drake and Gibson before the bell rang and the crowd went NUTS. They were on their feet for the majority of this match and really made it that much better.
Drake and Gibson weathered the early storm and went after Dar’s bad knee as soon as they got the chance. The two took turns attacking Dar and his knee and didn’t really stop until the match was over.
Williams eventually tagged back into the match and took out Drake and Gibson. He landed a big crossbody on Drake, then a bulldog and DDT, but it wasn’t enough to get the win.
Williams took out both Drake and Gibson, who were on the floor, with a top rope trust fall dive. Dar then got Gibson in the middle of the ring and locked on his kneebar, but Gibson managed to crawl over and tag in Drake, who broke up the hold with a boot to Dar’s face.
We then got dual ankle locks in the middle from both Dar and Williams, but Gibson kicked Williams into Dar, breaking up both holds and saving the match (and the titles) in the process.
On the floor, Drake took out Dar by slamming his knee hard into the post. That left Williams all alone, and it wasn’t much longer until the Grizzled Young Vets retained.
This match kicked ass, and along with the rest of the show, is worth going out of your way to check out.
Winner: Grizzled Young Veterans