WWE NXT UK Review: Episode 33 (Jordan Devlin, Travis Banks)

March 6, 2019 – Coventry, West Midlands

Ligero def. Joseph Conners
Ligero won in 9:19 after catching him with a clutch. This was a rematch, but I have no memory whatsoever of their first match. Both guys just bore the crap out of me. That said, they worked hard here trying to make the most of a segment that’s gotten some TV time to build over the last few weeks. It definitely overstayed its welcome, as the crowd didn’t care and these guys couldn’t really drive them in, but I’ll give them credit for putting in the sweat equity. Conners won’t shake Ligero’s hand after the match.  **¾

Toni Storm is happy to be done with her feud with Rhea Ripley. She’s ready for anyone that’s coming her way. Jinny is shown watching from the background. Next up, Wild Boar and Primate get a tag team hype video, which is dope because they’re way more entertaining as a team than they are on their own. They’ll have a match in two weeks. Gallus cuts a backstage promo too, saying that Wolfgang is coming for Flash Morgan Webster, and the Coffeys are after WALTER and Pete Dunne. Elsewhere, WALTER is silent rather than responding to Gallus.

Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel def. Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley
The European Union won in 4:56. I don’t review squashes, but the heels had good, dominant showing here. I didn’t get a sense of which one was Stoker and which one was Howley since they didn’t get any offense in, but this was all about rehabbing the EU boys. N/A

Nina Samuels def. Charlie Morgan
Samuels won in 3:15 with a neckbreaker. I don’t review squashes but I can’t see how you’d care about this one anyway. Samuels inspires no love from the fans, and I can’t figure out why she’s featured at all. N/A

Pete Dunne doesn’t care if he and WALTER can be allies, he’ll take out Gallus either way. Johnny Saint’s twitter account books Dunne & WALTER against the Coffey brothers for next week. Also Jeff Jarrett is in the crowd for no apparent reason.

Jordan Devlin def. Travis Banks {Falls Count Anywhere Match}
Devlin wins in 15:41 with a Spanish Fly from the apron to the floor through a table. I really appreciate the big-match vibe they were going for here, and in fits and spurts they achieved it. The match had problems with flow, which left the fans deflated down the stretch. But there were some really breathtaking spots and segments, and the finish was violent, fun, and played well off of Devlin’s success hitting the Spanish Fly in previous big matches. ***½

This was a rather breezy show with a solid little opener and a good main event. Devlin vs. Banks is definitely worth a gander to see that feud put to bed.

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