Jack Starz and "Bomber" Dave Mastiff def. Gallus (Joe and Mark Coffey)
For as little as I care about Gallus at this point, it was cool seeing Joe Coffey and Mastiff rekindle their rivalry from 2019 for one night. Starz and Mastiff make for a strong team and they had a nice dynamic with Gallus. I thought they might be splitting up after they failed to become number one contenders to the NXT UK Tag Team Championship earlier this year, but it looks like Gallus may be going their separate ways instead (finally). This worked well as the opener.
NXT UK Women's Champion Meiko Satomura Granted Isla Dawn a Rematch
I'm sorry but this storyline has absolutely sucked and Satomura deserves better. She's had some pretty good opponents as champion this last year, but Dawn is simply not a threat and her vampire gimmick (or whatever the hell it's supposed to be) is just the worst. The cinematic aspect of this segment was bizarre and the black mist was dumb. We're headed for a rematch with a stipulation of Dawn's choosing, so hopefully that's happening soon so can finally move on from this feud.
Eliza Alexander def. Angel Hayze
Apparently Alexander has experience from the Britain independent wrestling scene, though I'm not familiar with her work whatsoever. She had a solid showing here in what was wisely booked as a standard squash. As I mentioned last week, I like the idea of Xia Brookside having her as a "heavy" and they have quality chemistry together. Alexander doesn't need to wrestle often, but she was impressive in this outing.
Teoman def. A-Kid
A-Kid is coming off a few appearances in NXT 2.0, where he beat Kushida one week before failing to qualify for the NXT North American Championship Ladder match the next two weeks. Apparently his run there was short-lived because he's already back on NXT UK, which makes me think Nathan Frazer will be doing something similar. At any rate, this was an entertaining main event and I'm glad they got as much time as they did. Teoman isn't the most exciting in the ring, but A-Kid brought the best out of him and Teoman winning gives him a lot of credibility.
It's sad that WWE will be heading back to Wales with the main roster before NXT UK does. Fans have been back on and off for a while, so it sure seems like the days of them doing quarterly TakeOver specials are over. As a result, the brand is lacking serious direction. Thankfully, we've been getting some standout matches lately as we did on this show in the main event. The Dawn and Satomura segment was terrible, but the rest of the show was serviceable at least.