British Strong Style Brawled with Imperium
It appears the trio of WALTER, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel will be called Imperium going forward. WALTER was perfectly fine on his own, but if he's going to be a heel, I love the idea of him having a stable. They didn't say much here before being interrupted by British Strong Style, which led to a highly physical brawl between the two factions. The cameraman (as well as the feed) getting knocked out was a nice touch and made this feel more intense. British Strong Styles and Imperium will clash on NXT UK in two weeks.
Gallus def. Carlos Romo and A-Kid
Mark Coffey and Wolfgang represented Gallus here. This show was taped in Scotland along with the other episodes, so as expected, the crowd was hot for Gallus. Joe Coffey will be competing in next week's WWE United Kingdom Championship No. 1 Contender's Fatal 4-Way, so the rest of Gallus looks to have their sights on the NXT UK Tag Team Championship. This was an impressive performance from them and it was wise for them to go in dominant fashion.
Kassius Ohno def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
I'm not sure if I've said this before, but Gallagher would be a great get for NXT UK if he was a full-time member of the roster. He had an awesome match with Humberto Carrillo on Tuesday's 205 Live, but I don't ever see him winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. This was a very fun match with plenty of hard-hitting action. Gallagher's foot was underneath the bottom rope when the referee made the three count for Ohno, so while Ohno didn't technically cheat, he still picked up a cheap win (therefore protecting Gallagher in defeat and leaving the door open for a potential rematch).
NXT UK Women's Champion Toni Storm def. Nina Samuels
Personally, I've never bought into Samuels as a legitimate threat to the NXT UK Women's Championship. She isn't bad by any means, but I have yet to see a match or performance from her that really stood out. Needless to say, this was her best bout in NXT UK to date, but it was largely formulaic and the title never truly felt like it was in jeopardy. I'm ready for Storm to move on to a new challenger she can have better matches with.
The main event was pretty underwhelming in my opinion, but I enjoyed the rest of this show. Imperium was officially named and will face off with British Strong Style in two weeks, Gallus kept rolling with their squash victory, and Gallagher and Ohno had an entertaining encounter. Next week's No. 1 Contender's Fatal 4-Way should be a blast based off who will be involved.
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