Xia Brookside and Millie McKenzie def. Charlie Morgan and Killer Kelly
Brookside and McKenzie are incredibly young yet have a ton of potential. They showed off their skills here and had solid showings, along with Kelly and Morgan. Kelly is an excellent performer and has shown promise in the past, whereas I've never seen Morgan before. That said, she had an impressive outing and this was a very well-wrestled match on the whole that had a nice sense of urgency behind it.
Eddie Dennis def. Ashton Smith
Dennis has been beating fools left and right in recent weeks, but Smith was easily his toughest adversary to date. Smith has awesome charisma and can definitely go in the ring, so he complimented the darker Dennis well. They had solid chemistry together and put together a pretty good match. Dennis maintained momentum with the win, but Smith looked credible in defeat.
Joseph Conners def. Saxton Huxley
It was only one week ago that the short-lived alliance between Conners and Huxley was cut short after Conners turned on Huxley. I think Conners will be fine on his own because he's already established, but I fear for Huxley, who has shown me nothing up to this point. He had a fine performance here, but nothing about this bout stood out as special whatsoever. It didn't help that both men are technically heels, so the crowd didn't have any incentive to cheer for either of them.
WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne def. Jordan Devlin
Devlin has been on quite the roll since the launch of the NXT UK brand and felt like a legitimate threat to the title here. Meanwhile, Dunne has been so dominant as champion that I don't think anyone is going to take that title from him at least until that NXT UK TakeOver special early next year, but the nearfalls in this match were still suspenseful and it was Devlin's best bout to date. They went all out in delivering something special and they certainly succeeded. When Dunne inevitably drops the strap, it's going to be a huge deal.
This entire episode was built around Dunne vs. Devlin for the UK Championship and, of course, it was the highlight of the night. That said, the undercard was perfectly serviceable with the ladies getting some shine in the opener, Dennis and Smith having a quality contest, and Conners cementing his split from Huxley. The video packages promoting Toni Storm vs. Rhea Ripley in the finals of the NXT UK Women's Championship Tournament next week were wonderful as well and I'm very much looking forward to that.