Moustache Mountain def. Ashton Smith and Oliver Carter
The team of Smith and Carter has been nothing more than a stepping stone for the rest of NXT UK's tag division since they formed almost two years ago. Thus, the outcome of this contest was never in doubt, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, nonetheless. Moustache Mountain always seem to bring the best out of their opponents and Smith and Carter gave it a hell of an effort. This was probably the best bout I've seen them in. Moustache Mountain continue to work their way toward earning another opportunity at the NXT UK Tag Team Championship.
Dani Luna def. Xia Brookside
Brookside walked up to Luna in the UK Performance Center last week acting more cocky than confident while challenging her to a match. I thought I misread the situation, but it definitely looks like she might be turning heel based on how she reacted to this loss. I'm not sold on that considering she's such a natural babyface, but then again, she's been on this brand for almost three years, so I guess something had to change eventually. They had a decent little match and I'm sure there will be more to come.
Charlie Dempsey def. Josh Morrell
Dempsey looks so much like his father William Regal, it's uncanny. Hell, he wrestles like him, too. I wish he kept his real surname of Matthews, but Dempsey is fine. He wrestles a throwback style that's so different from everyone else on the roster that he'll have no problem standing out. If he can talk and make his character more interesting, he'll be golden. This was an excellent debut for him and I'm looking forward to seeing more of his work.
Joe Coffey def. Jordan Devlin
I feel like we get at least one member of Gallus in action on every episode of NXT UK, so since I'm not the biggest Gallus guy, I can't say I'm overly excited about that. However, this was a pretty good main event. I'm surprised these two haven't worked against each other at all in the three years they've been on the same show, but I guess Coffey was firmly established as a heel up until recently. Both guys were coming off high-profile losses, so while Devlin lost here, I could see him getting his win back in the rematch considering Gallus interfered in this one.
That main event won't be for everyone, and it's definitely not among the best NXT UK has produced in recent months, but it was entertaining enough for this episode to get a thumbs-up from me. Dempsey made a fantastic first impression, Brookside teased a turn, and the opener was a lot of fun. There were also the usual vignettes to move several storylines along and hype up matches up for next week.