Joe Coffey def. Tyson T-Bone
Gallus is in the process of being built back up, and it only was logical for Coffey to pick up a victory in singles competition. After all, he did beat Dave Mastiff back at TakeOver: Cardiff and it feels like anything he gained from that has been lost. This lasted a little longer than it should have (considering the outcome was never in doubt), but it was a hard-hitting affair that gave Coffey a good win.
Isla Dawn def. Killer Kelly
I've mentioned this many times before, but Dawn does absolutely nothing for me. She's a perfectly competent competitor, but as a character (regardless of whether she's heel or babyface), she's beyond boring. I find Kelly to be far more fascinating, yet NXT UK has completely wasted her for the last year. In fact, she's apparently been out injured since June, yet I would have never guessed that because she was barely on the show prior to that. The match was decent, but it sucked to see Kelly lose again.
Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans in an NXT UK Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Match Ended in a No Contest
The match these two teams had two months ago didn't reach the level I hoped it would, but this rematch was a definite improvement. Their chemistry is strong, the action was exciting and I loved that they were given plenty of time for this one. My only nitpick of it is that the non-finish was disappointing, leaving fans to wonder who will be named the number one contenders. On the bright side, the crowd came to life for that brawl between Imperium and Gallus (featuring Ilja Dragunov). I'm hoping Dragunov is merely an honorary member of Gallus for the time being so he can fight against Imperium.
There was also a vignette that aired for Ridge Holland (f.k.a. Luke Menzies), so expect him to debut soon. It was also announced that Tyler Bate will face Kassius Ohno next week while Kay Lee Ray does battle with Xia Brookside. As for this show, the first two matches were whatever, but the main event was a treat and that angle at the end was excellently executed. I'm very interested to see where that goes. I doubt NXT UK holds a WarGames match of their own, but hey, it would make sense with Gallus and Imperium.
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