Meiko Satomura def. Isla Dawn
I was expecting a dominant debut from Satomura, but that's not what this was. Rather, it was a competitive contest with Dawn getting in way more offense than she should have. If they didn't want Dawn getting beat quickly and decisively, then they shouldn't have put her in there with Satomura. What's worse is that Dawn is dreadfully boring, so it's not like she gained anything from her "valiant" performance here, either. Don't get me wrong, this was well-wrestled, but it was slightly underwhelming as far as Satomura's NXT UK arrival was concerned. She's still a hell of a pickup for the brand and there's no doubt in my mind she'll be the one to take the title from Kay Lee Ray eventually.
Noam Dar Hosted Supernova Sessions with Sha Samuels
Dar has come into his own as a talk show host these past few months. He hyped up his guest as a big surprise, and while I've liked what I've seen from Samuels so far, he was a bit of a letdown. That said, he put the NXT UK roster on notice and Dar even threw out the idea of him facing A-Kid. Sid Scala said he'd take the match under consideration, so I assume it'll happen on a future episode. Samuels can definitely talk and putting him in segments like this will help him stand out.
Piper Niven def. Amale
Amale is a decent hand in the ring, but we haven't learned much about her since she signed with NXT UK last year and thus it's hard to care about her. It didn't matter as she was only in there to lose to Niven. This was a pretty standard squash win for Niven. Joseph Conners watched from the stage, so it looks like Niven's bad blood with Jinny isn't over yet. I guess it makes sense after Jinny previously beat Niven to become the number one contender to the NXT UK Women's Championship, but it's almost imperative that the feud ends with Niven going over. She hasn't won anything of importance in ages.
Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster def. Eddie Dennis and Primate in a Tag Team Street Fight
Wild Boar was attacked by the babyfaces at the start of the show, so Dennis filled in for him. The Hunt are the actual team feuding with Andrews and Webster, but Dennis was the one who facilitated Hunt's betrayal of Andrews and Webster, so it did make sense for him to be in there and get his comeuppance finally. The timing of this match was unfortunate because it paled in comparison to the Street Fight-esque main event we got on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, but it was still enjoyable for what it was. I liked how they brawled backstage, incorporated weapons and brought the intensity. This was one of the more brutal bouts I've seen (not including WALTER's hard-hitting matches) on NXT UK up to this point, and the babyfaces getting the win was the perfect payoff to the story.
NXT UK has done a nice job filling in the rest of the hour with video packages either hyping up certain wrestlers or furthering certain stories. The matches themselves aren't always exciting, but they're getting better. This edition of NXT UK had the debut of Satomura and a Street Fight main event, so it's worth checking out I'd say even though Niven vs. Amale was whatever. I appreciated that Joe Coffey vs. Rampage was announced for next week as well as Gallus vs. Pretty Deadly for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship in two weeks.