A-Kid def. Sam Gradwell
As much as I like Gradwell and as big of a win as this would have been for him, A-Kid is coming off a loss to NXT United Kingdom Champion Ilja Dragunov and needed this rebound win. As a match, this was terrific stuff. A-Kid is a blast to watch with Gradwell really found his footing in the ring and with his current character, always pushing his opponent to the limit before eating defeat. They definitely made the most of the time they had and both guys looked great coming out of this.
Aleah James def. Nina Samuels
This "Nina Samuels Show" stuff has been a nice fresh coat of paint for her, but I'm sorry, I still couldn't care less about her. Her in-ring skills are painfully mediocre and I haven't found any of her bits entertaining. At least NXT UK largely utilized her as a stepping stone for other women, such as James in this case. This was a basic bout, but James picking up her second straight win intrigued me. Based on what we saw backstage afterward, it looks like Isla Dawn will be her next opponent.
Kenny Williams def. Saxon Huxley
Huxley is another one of those people on the NXT UK roster who has been here forever and I can't bring myself to get invested in him, regardless of whether he's a heel or a face. Williams is far more worthy of a push, so I'm glad he won here. There wasn't much to the match. It was an average outing that saw Williams mostly sell for Huxley's offense before Williams managed to steal the victory.
Teoman and Rohan Raja def. Gallus (Wolfgang and Mark Coffey)
I swear NXT UK is basically the Gallus show at this point. They're in action almost every week and they're not terribly exciting, either. For example, this was a perfectly solid match, but there wasn't anything overly interesting about it. It seemed to only exist so Charlie Dempsey could align with Teoman and Raja to set up a six-man tag team feud with Gallus. I thought Dempsey was fine as a face, but at least he'll be the saving grace of this thing.
We found out that Dragunov will be defending his NXT United Kingdom Championship against Rampage Brown on the show next month, so at least we have that to look forward to. This edition of NXT UK featured a lot of acts I find to be boring and thus the show was just sort of there despite there not being anything actively bad. The opener was the best part, but the other three matches were fairly forgettable in my eyes.