Hello again wrestling fans, and welcome back to the NXT UK Recap. This edition of the show is centered around a main event matchup between
NXT UK Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly and Subculture. Let’s get down to it!
NXT UK (7/21/21)
⁃ NXT UK kicks off with a reminder that WALTER vs Ilja Dragunov has been postponed.
⁃ The announce team highlights the card for today’s episode of NXT UK, until the usual show opening video package plays.
⁃ William Regal, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H announce that the NXT UK Championship will be on the line at NXT TakeOver: 36.
⁃ Subculture is shown preparing for the main event, until NXT UK heads to the first break.
⁃ In a promo package: Symbiosis sends a message to Mustache Mountain.
Laura Di Matteo vs Nina Samuels
The bell sounds, and both women tie it up in the center of the ring. Laura attempts to gain an early advantage, but Samuels takes her down with a wrist lock. Nina continues to ground Di Matteo, until Laura fights her way back up. Laura grabs a hold of the wrist, and cranks the arm of Nina, who finally escapes the hold. Both ladies briefly reset, before Nina kicks things up a notch by going after the hair of Di Matteo. Nina grabs the legs of Di Matteo, and goes for the hair a few more times, as the referee. Early call for a disqualification. Nina continues to bring the pain, and hits a snapmare takedown, before grinding the knee into the back of Di Matteo. Nina continues to stay in clear command of the match, and cranks the neck of Di Matteo, who almost breaks free. Laura is unable to do so, and Samuels hits a big scoop slam, before trying a pin. Laura manages to roll through, and almost steals one, but Nina is still in it. Nina goes for another slam, but Di Matteo rolls through again, and almost steals the match for a second time. Samuels takes things to the next level, and plants Di Matteo on the top rope, but Laura is still alive. Di Matteo fires up with a babyface comeback, and hits strike after strike all around the ring, until Samuels hits a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker from out of nowhere. Samuels follows up by driving Di Matteo face first into the mat, and brings the match to an end with her brand new finishing move.
Winner: Nina Samuels
⁃ In a promo package: Teoman and Rohan Raja talk about being “brothers.”
⁃ Backstage: Blair Davenport runs down Xia Brookside. They’ll have a match soon.
Supernova Sessions w/ Noam Dar
Noam begins the segment “live from the moon,” and tells viewers “I’ve been on a hot boy summer, living my best life.” Noam welcomes on “an absolute 10/10,” Jinny, who is joined by Joseph Connors. Dar begins the interview by asking Jinny what her phone number is, and he’s absolutely denied. Dar says he’s kidding, and asks Jinny about being a fashionista. Noam shows off his threads, and says “that’s boyfriend material.” Jinny laughs, as Connors points out that Dar is now 0-2. Noam asks if he Connors has a personal relationship with Jinny, and Joseph explains “ever since I associated myself with Jinny, I’ve surrounded myself with the hierarchy of life. This is business.” Dar takes the news as an invitation to ask Jinny out for cocktails, who stands, and tells Noam “I’m not done…” Jinny looks directly at the camera, and sends a message to Aoife Valkyrie. Jinny calls her a “sad, little fragile girl,” and goes on to say “you wouldn’t step in the ring with me, because you know I will be the one who breaks you.” Jinny closes by telling Noam she’s drinks “champagne, not cocktails,” and the segment comes to a close.
⁃ Backstage: Pretty Deadly are shown warming up, and it’s almost time for the main event.
⁃ Back from the break: a video package hypes Coffey vs Brown III.
Tristan Archer vs Joseph Connors
The opening bell sounds, and Connors immediately goes on the attack with a simple wrist lock. Archer momentarily takes Connors to the mat, and backs Joseph into the corner. The referee forces a break, and Connors goes back on the attack. Connors runs the ropes, and he’s met with a huge clothesline from Archer. The shot wakes Joseph up, and he begins to beat Archer all around the ring. Joseph uses the ropes for a few springboard shots to the back of Archer, who tries to create separation, but Connors catches him with a boot. Joseph tries to make the cover, but Archer is still alive. Jinny looks on from the outside, and barks orders at Connors, who has a headlock on Tristan. Archer begins to fire up, and breaks free from the hold, before driving Connors into the corner. Archer goes for a suplex, but Connors avoids it, before inadvertently driving himself into the ring post. Tristan nearly rolls Connors up for a win, but Connors kicks out. Archer tries to follow up on his momentum, and drives Connors into the mat with a small package driver for a very close near fall. Connors shakes off the pain, and spikes Archer with a DDT. Jospeh immediately comes behind that with the hierarchy, and puts Archer away for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Joseph Connors
⁃ After the match: Aoife Valkyrie ominously stands at ringside, while Connors and Jinny approach her. Valkyrie meets both half way, lays down a challenge to Jinny.
⁃ In the back: Jordan Devlin runs down A-Kid. They’ll have a 30-Minute Iron Man match soon.
⁃ Earlier this week: Jack Starz and Dave Mastiff have a chat at the PC.
⁃ Back from the break: Mustache Mountain responds to Symbiosis, warning “we’re back.”
NXT UK Tag Team Championships
Pretty Deadly(c) vs Subculture
After the championship introductions, Webster starts off the match with Sam Stoker. Both guys grapple for momentum, and exchange multiple maneuvers, until Stoker slows things down with an atomic drop. Stoker begins to control the early stages of the match, until Webster reverses a slam. Webster tags in Andrews, and the face team shows off impressive double team moves. The referee regains control of things, and Lewis Howley enters the match. Howley and Andrews go to battle, and exchange offensive maneuvers, until Andrews scores a takedown. Howley springs right back up, and knocks Webster off of the apron, before taking down Andrews. Both teams, as well as Dani Luna begin to stir, and they all come face to face on the outside, before heading back into the ring. Andrews lands innovative offense on Howley, but it’s not enough, and Lewis is able to make a tag. Pretty Deadly double teams Andrews, until Stoker begins to ground and pound Mark, before tagging out. The Champions are in full control of the match, until Andrews crawls for a tag, but he’s cut off by Howley. The heel team continues to make quick tag after quick tag, and dominates the match, until Andrews nearly fights out of the corner. Pretty Deadly tries another double team move, and Andrews ducks each man, before making a tag. Flash Morgan Webster comes in on fire, nearly scoring the victory with a pin, but Stoker is still to fresh. Sam heads to the outside to chat with Howley, where the champions are met with an aerial attack from Subculture. Andrews and Webster roll Howley back into the ring, and try a cover, but Howley won’t go away. Lewis tags out, as Subculture turns up the intensity to maximum levels, and Webster plants Stoker for a very close near fall. Subculture keep their foot on the gas, but Stoker turns it around into his favor. The match breaks down completely, and everyone begins to fight anyone close by, while multiple pin attempts are made. Subculture and Pretty Deadly go tit for tat, dishing out move after move, and near fall after near fall, until Howley tries to cheat by using the belt. The referee tries to handle Howley, while Stoker picks up Webster. Lewis meets Stoker in the ring, and both men put away Webster for the 1-2-3.
Winner, and still NXT UK Tag Team Champions: Pretty Deadly
⁃ The announce team recaps the match, until NXT UK goes off air.
Now it’s time to hand out a few awards!
Superstar of the Night: Noam Dar
Match of the Night: Laura Di Matteo vs Nina Samuels
That’s all for this weeks edition of NXT UK! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great rest of your day!