WWE NXT UK presented their 50th episode this week. WWE’s attempts to break into UK wrestling scene hasn’t been largely successful, as NXT UK is still in its early stages and the lack of recognizable faces on the brand has hurt them.
We look at the results of NXT UK from this week’s episode, which featured four full-fledged wrestling matches in the hour-long episode. Contrary to the main roster, NXT and NXT UK are filled with more wrestling and less backstage segments.
Women’s Singles Match: Rhea Ripley vs Piper Niven. Former NXT UK Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley makes her way into the ring and immediately puts out a challenge to Piper Niven to fight her at the top of the show. She refused to wait for their match-up which was scheduled to take place later on and wanted Niven to settle the discussion of who’s the strongest female competitor in NXT UK.
Piper Niven almost immediately accepted the challenge and the match between the two superstars started immediately. The Most Pit Kid Ripley dominated the first half of the match-up, and brought her A-game to the fore.
A slap by Ripley made Niven go wild and Niven eventually won the match via pinfall after hitting Ripley with the Piper Driver.
Backstage: Former 205 Live superstar Noam Dar is seen attacking Kenny Williams.
Men’s Singles Match: Alexander Wolfe vs Jack Starz. Wolfe, the former Sanity member, former NXT Tag Team Champion, made his in-ring debut at NXT UK. He joined the NXT UK roster last month, and became a part of the faction Imperium which includes NXT UK Champion Walter, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.
He won this match-up quite easily, and demanded that Starz leave the ring immediately. Wolfe stood alone in his victory.
Backstage: Gallus is focused on the match against Mastiff and Hunt. Toni Storm is scheduled to return to the ring next week.
Women’s 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Jazzy Gabert accompanied by Jinny easily won her handicap match against Mercedes Blaze and Dani Luna, in yet another squash match. Jazzy Gabert looked quite dominant in the match-up and finished it off with the Dominator on Luna.
Backstage Promo: Kassius Ohno wants to preserve the integrity of UK wrestling. We look at the history of NXT UK, including the British Strong Style and Mark Andrews. Ohno rips into Andrews and calls himself the best British wrestler in the world.
NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match: Grizzled Young Vets faced off against the Moustache Mountain in the championship match. In yet another entertaining match, both the teams produced a classic encounter and displayed their top-notch wrestling abilities. In a rematch from NXT UK Takeover, the Moustache Mountain came close to winning the championship before the Imperium came along.