Here are the facts for NXT UK: - Jordan Devlin VS Mike Hitchman was both wrestler’s 1st NXT UK since December 5, Devlin’s 1st opener since November 14, & Hitchman’s 1st opener since October 24 - Eddie Ryan VS Fabian Aichner was Aichner’s 3rd week in a row on NXT UK & Ryan’s NXT UK debut - Moustache Mountain VS Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone was Trent Seven’s 2nd week in a row on NXT UK, T-Bone’s 1st NXT UK since December 5, Tyler Bate & Saxon Huxley’s 1st NXT UK since November 28, the 1st time that Huxkley & T-Bone teamed up in 2018, & Moustache Mountain’s 1st time teaming on NXT UK since they defeated Sam Gradwell & Huxley on October 31 - Isla Dawn VS Rhea Ripley was the 2nd NXT UK Women’s Championship Match of 2018 & the 1st since NXT UK on November 28, Dawn & Ripley’s 2nd week in a row on NXT UK, Dawn’s 1st main event of 2018, & Ripley’s 1st main event since November 28
Here are the facts for NXT UK (2nd Episode): - Toni Storm VS Charlie Morgan was Storm & Morgan’s 1st NXT UK since November 28, Storm’s 1st opener since November 7, & Morgan’s 1st opener since November 28 - Mark Andrews & Morgan Webster VS James Drake & Zack Gibson was Drake, Gibson, & Webster’s 2nd week in a row on NXT UK & was Andrews’ 1st NXT UK since December 5 - Nina Samuels VS Killer Kelly was Kelly’s 2nd week in a row on NXT UK & was Samuels’ 1st NXT UK since December 5 - Travis Banks VS Joe Coffey was Coffey’s 2nd week in a row in the NXT UK main event & was Banks’ 1st NXT UK match & main event since December 5, & was their 2nd re-match - This was the 1st NXT UK since November 7 that Joseph Conners did not compete on & was the 1st NXT UK since November 14 that Ligero & Eddie Dennis did not compete on
Here are the facts for 205 Live: - Noam Dar VS Hideo Itami was Dar’s 1st 205 Live match & opener since November 28, Itami’s 1st 205 Live since November 28, & his 1st opener since May 1 - Aaron Solow VS Lio Rush was Rush’s 1st 205 Live match since November 4 & was Solow’s 1st 205 Live match since he lost to Akira Tozawa on January 31, 2017, & his 1st WWE match of 2018 since he lost to The Revival on Raw on January 15 -Brian Kendrick & Akira Tozawa VS Jack Gallagher & Drew Gulak was the 19th No Disqualification Match of 2018, the 2nd one this week after Raw, & the 1st on 205 Live since July 3, Gulak & Kendrick’s 1st 205 Live match since December 5, Gulak’s 1st main event since September 19, Kendrick’s 1st main event since July 11, Gallagher’s 1st 205 Live match since November 14, Tozawa’s 1st 205 Live since November 21, & their 1st main event since September 11, & was their 2nd re-match - Since next week’s 205 Live will be a Best of 2018 Special, this was the final match of 2018, therefore, Tozawa was in the 1st 205 Match of 2018 losing to TJP on January 2 & was in the final match of 2018 with a win with Kendrick over Gallagher & Gulak -The Final Match Count of 205 Live was 132 Matches
Here are the facts for NXT: - Dakota Kai & Io Shirai VS Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir was Kai’s 1st NXT match since December 5, & her 1st opener since September 19, & was Duke, Shafir, & Shirai’s NXT debut, but Shrai’s 1st WWE match since she lost to Toni Storm at Evolution on October 28 - Donovan Dijokovic VS Aaron Mackey was Mackey’s NXT debut & was Dijakovic’s 1st match since he lost to The Velveteen Dream on July 4 - Heavy Machinery VS Decardo & Mike Howell was Decardo & Howell’s NXT debut & Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight’s 1st NXT match since November 7 - Aleister Black VS Johnny Gargano was the 7th Steel Cage Match of 2018, the 1st since Starrcade on November 25, & 1st for NXT since NXT Takeover: War Games II on November 17, Gargano’s 1st NXT TV match since October 30 & his 1st main event since September 5, Black’s 1st NXT TV match & main event since August 8, the 1st match to be re-matched from NXT Takeover: War Games on November 17, & their 3rd re-match overall
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2018 22:41:22 GMT -5 by hbkid718
Post by brettappedout (BLM) on Dec 20, 2018 1:16:56 GMT -5
I'll say it everytime he's on my TV. Jordan Devlin is money and should be the next UK Champ.
Ripley vs. Dawn was ok. I didn't like Dawn getting that much offense, at least to start the match.
Andrews & Webster vs. Gibson & Drake was a good tag match. Gibson sticks out in the tag division. He already has that breakout star appeal and his actual body sticks out. He's just bigger than everyone lol
Storm/Morgan & Kelly/Samuels were both good matches. Storm needs to stop doing that STF so early in matches though. It looks like and should be a late match sig move/sub finish. Also why Kelly be jobbing so much?
Coffey vs. Banks was really good. Love the finish.
205 Hideo vs. Dar was good, but I hate Dar as a face and Itami finisher both sucks and blows.
Holy shit! Kendrick looks 20 years younger without his beard.
The street fight started slow, but really became fun. The chop spot, the desk chair spots and the dive into the trash can are standouts.
NXT That intro was f***ing sweet!
Women's Tag match was short, but good. The Horsewomen are definitely green and I get it's taped, but they look pretty good.
Dijakovic is awesome. Give me matches with Riddle, Lee, Strong, Oney! Also hopefully he doesn't turn out to be a racist like Lars!
Heavy Machinery squash was great, especially with Era looking on.
That steel cage match was awesome. Also I like the finish and Gargano storyline. I give NXT the benefit on making everything work at the end of the story.
Post by Randy Beaman on Dec 22, 2018 17:55:44 GMT -5
Dijakovic does nothing for me. Like, I just watched the show last night and I can't remember what he looks like. He reminds me of the slew of nondescript OVW hosses from back in the day.
NXT has been pretty lame lately. The midcard is obviously in a transitional phase with the cycling in and out of talent, but the title scene has been really ho-hum too. Gargano and Ciampa should've been seperated for a while.