Hello again wrestling fans, and welcome back to the Rajah.Com recap of NXT UK!
This week’s edition of NXT UK will feature a main event NXT UK Women’s Championship clash between Meiko Satomura, and her challenger, Blair Davenport. There will also be an NXT UK Tag Team Championship Number One Contenders match to determine Moustache Mountain’s next foe’s, and more. Check it out:
NXT UK (1/6/22)
-The usual opening video package kicks off the show, and Nigel McGuinness, along with Andy Shepherd welcomes viewers to the B.T. Sport Studio in London.
-A video package hypes tonight’s main event, until “the hottest tag team under the sun” makes their way down the ramp.
NXT UK Tag Team Championship Number One Contenders Match
Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter vs. Symbiosis
Oliver Carter and Primate kick off the bout, and Primate gains control of the early portion of the match right away. Primate locks on a submission hold, until Carter uses a unique escape to tag in his partner. Smith lands strike after strike on Primate, then tags in Carter, who stays on the attack with an arm hold. Oliver batters the arm of Primate, then tags in Smith, which allows T-Bone to tag in. Both men exchange blows, until Smith and Carter use an innovative double-team maneuver to score a near fall. Carter gets back to business in the ring, and finds himself stuck in Symbiosis corner, until Smith makes the save for his team. Ashton makes a legal tag in, and battles with Primate, until Eddie Dennis interferes. The interference allows T-Bone to tag in, who immediately tags in Primate, setting up for a devastating double-team maneuver. T-Bone continues to punish Smith in the ring, as Dennis looks on at ringside, and smirks with approval. T-Bone shows off his strength, and manhandles Smith into a pinning predicament, forcing Ashton to kick out. Primate tags in, and grabs a submission hold on Smith, until Ashton somehow breaks free! Ashton tries to go on offense, but he’s immediately swatted to the mat by Primate, then squashed by T-Bone, who makes a cover. The referee nearly counts to three, but Carter is there to make the save! The match completely breaks down, until Symbiosis tries to isolate Smith. Ashton makes a comeback, and reaches for a hot tag to Carter, who rushes into the ring with a full head of steam! Oliver clears house, and finishes the attack with a springboard moonsault for a pin attempt! Carter tags in Smith, and helps set up for a double-team maneuver, but Primate evades! Symbiosis tosses Carter to the outside, and handles Smith in the ring, until Ashton turns the tables on Primate. Smith sets up for a Doomsday Device variation, and Carter climbs the ropes for the assist, allowing Ashton to make the cover for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter
-Backstage: Blair Davenport is shown warming up for what should be an incredible main event.
-Earlier this week: Pretty Deadly is asked about their potential rematch with Moustache Mountain. Howley and Stoker Noam and groan about having to wait, until Sam Gradwell steps in, and reminds both men that they will never get what they want by “whining.”
-Video package: NXT UK Champion Ilja Dragunov talks about the love he has for his family, and sends a message to his next challenger, Jordan Devlin.
-Back from the break: NXT UK viewers are taken back to three weeks ago, where A-Kid became the Number One Contender to Noam Dar’s NXT UK Heritage Cup Championship.
-Dar is shown watching the replay in the locker room, until Sha Samuels walks in. Samuels and Dar make a game plan for the match, and the segment comes to a close.
-Teoman, Rohan Raja, and Charlie Dempsey of Die Familie talk about their potential as a group, and say they’ll have tag team gold “soon.”
-In the arena: Myla Grace is already in the ring, and it’s time for women’s division action!
Myla Grace vs. Xia Brookside
The referee signals for the second match of the night to begin, and both women tie up right away. Brookside begs off, and grabs the ropes, which forces a break, and allows Xia to go on the attack. Grace stops the early onslaught with a big hip toss, followed by an arm drag takedown, until Xia scores a surprise rollup. Myla keeps her foot on the gas with consecutive strikes, until Brookside turns the tables with vicious kicks and stomps. Xia grabs a handful of hair, followed by a snapmare takedown, as well as a pin attempt. Myla kicks out just in time, and Xia grabs a headlock, while the NXT UK Universe chants “who’s your daddy?” Myla eventually escapes the hold, and picks up the pace with consecutive offensive maneuvers, until Xia lands a vicious kick to the back of the neck of Grace! Xia nails Myla with Broken Wing’s, and makes her mark as the first female to win a match in 2022.
Winner: Xia Brookside
-Backstage: NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura is shown preparing for the main event, which is going down after the break!
-Video package: NXT UK viewers are taken back to 2022, where A-Kid won the first ever NXT UK Heritage Cup Championship Tournament.
-In the back: Dave Mastiff and Jack Starz say they also have plans to become the NXT UK Tag Team Champion’s.
-At the UK Performance Center: Amale is confronted by Nina Samuels, who calls “The French Hope” pathetic. Stevie Turner walks in, and says Samuels has a point, so Amale shoves Stevie.
-Announcement: Next week, WALTER will have his “last stand” on NXT UK.
-A word from WALTER: The longest reigning NXT UK Champion in WWE history sends a message to Nathan Frazer, who WALTER will face in his final NXT UK appearance.
-In the studio: Blair Davenport ominously makes her way to the ring, and “business is about to pick up.”
NXT UK Women’s Championship
Meiko Satomura(c) vs. Blair Davenport
The main event bell sounds, and both women show signs of hesitation to begin the match. After a brief feeling out process, Satomura ties up with Davenport, then lands a strike to the leg. Blair begs off, then reaches for a test of strength. Both women try to gain leverage on the other, until Meiko kicks Davenport in the ribs, and hits a judo toss takedown. Meiko lands another takedown, and applies a submission hold, until Davenport nearly escapes. Meiko tightens her grip on the arm of Davenport, and nearly yanks her shoulder of its socket, which sends Blair scrambling into the corner. Meiko tee’s off with kicks to the chest, until a moment of hesitation allows Davenport to pick up the tempo. Blair lands a few strikes, and heads to the top rope, but Meiko sends her crashing to the ringside area. Back in the ring, Satomura applies a brutal stretch to the back and neck of Davenport, then redirects her attention to Blair’s arm. Meiko begins to pick Davenport apart with more kicks, until Blair stumbles to the outside. Meiko looks to go on the chase, but gets caught with a thunderous kick to the head! Blair follows up with a vicious draping DDT from the apron to the floor, and drags Satomura back into the ring for a pair of pin attempts. Meiko manages to shake off both tries, but Davenport remains in full control of the match, and goes for yet another pin attempt. Meiko powers out, and grabs at her own neck, until Davenport does more damage to the back and neck of Satomura. Blair drives her knee through Meiko’s spine, and whips her into the ropes, but Satomura answers back with a spinning heel kick! Satomura and Davenport swap slaps, until Blair hits a shot to the midsection of Satomura! Meiko answers back with a brutal inverted suplex, but Davenport somehow shakes it off, and goes straight into an STF! Davenport changes gears, and applies an arm bar, until Meiko escapes. Both women make it back to a standing position, and Meiko drops Blair with a DDT! Meiko follows up with a big kick, and makes the cover, but Davenport still has fight left. A brief exchange breaks out, until Davenport returns to the STF! Blair pounds Meiko in the back of the head with hard forearm strikes, then runs the ropes to deliver double-knees, which sends Satomura to the apron. Davenport rushes to the top rope, and delivers a stomp to the back of Satomura, then drags the Champion into the ring for a pin. Meiko kicks out on instinct, and Blair tries to keep her foot on the gas, but Meiko heats up! Meiko nails Davenport with two Death Valley bombs, and makes the cover for the 1-2-NO! Blair kicks out, and follows up with a devastating knee strike, then falls over Satomura for the 1-2-NO!! Blair tries to follow up with a Falcon Arrow, but Satomura blocks the attempt, and tries Scorpio RIsing! Davenport avoids the move, then goes for a rollup, but Meiko reverses, and the veteran Champion scores the crafty win over the NXT UK newcomer.
Winner, and still NXT UK Women’s Champion: Meiko Satomura
-After the match: Blair Davenport attacks Meiko, and stands over Satomura with the title in hand, before stating “I’ll see you again soon.”
Now it’s time to hand out a few awards!
* Superstar of the Night:
Winner- Blair Davenport
*Match of the Night:
Winner- Meiko Satomura vs. Blair Davenport
That’s all for this weeks edition of NXT UK! Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your day!