Rampage Brown def. Saxon Huxley
It's been apparent since NXT UK returned in September that the brand is keen on building up Huxley more than they did before and I personally couldn't care less about the guy. That said, he was the perfect person to do the job to Brown here as he's a bit more physically intimidating than Jack Starz, who Brown squashed in his debut. My only issue with this was that it shouldn't have been so competitive.
Aoife Valkyrie def. Aleah James
Valkyrie has been gradually built up this year and I believe is still undefeated in one-on-one action. She obviously isn't completely polished yet, but she's already quite good and has a certain presence about her. I'm all for her stacking up victories and continuing to build momentum, but I think it's high time she enters an actual rivalry one of these days because these squashes are starting to get repetitive.
Joe Coffey def. Alexander Wolfe
For a heel vs. heel match, this was actually damn good. Coffey is far from the most interesting character to me in NXT UK, but he's certainly capable of having quality matches like this one. Wolfe is talented as well and thus I enjoyed this hard-hitting affair. It left me wondering if we'll be getting more faction wars between Gallus and Imperium or if it was a one-and-done. That would require Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel traveling back for the tapings and there's a decent chance that could have happened.
The Hunt def. Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster
I really liked how this match had been built up over the course of a few weeks and how Andrews and Webster were furious over The Hunt betraying them. They brought the intensity, made it feel personal, and ensured there was never a dull moment. This was most likely the best bout I've seen The Hunt have to date and it was a big win for them as Andrews and Webster are former NXT UK Tag Team Champions. They were given plenty of time and it delivered as a main event in my opinion.
NXT UK's weekly formula can be a bit mundane at times, but I thought this was a stronger effort than usual. The main event felt meaningful and was very enjoyable, Coffey vs. Wolfe exceeded expectations, and Valkyrie and Brown picked up key victories. It was also announced that Jordan Devlin will be defending the NXT Cruiserweight Championship against a mystery opponent next week, so I'm looking forward to that as well.