3 Ups & 5 Downs From WWE NXT UK (26 March)

3. Fifteen Minutes Of Fame

Joseph Conners Jack Starz

Joseph Conners vs. Jack Starz needed to be a quick and effective squash match. Not a ten-minute affair that was mostly dominated by Starz, who, until recently, was the resident jobber in NXT UK.

With Jinny and Piper Niven both barred from ringside, Conners got very little major offence in. Even when he did, Jack was back in control of the match mere moments later. This happened on too many occasions throughout the match, especially for someone who is only now being taken seriously, regardless of whether he’s got a neat diving crossbody.

The former ‘Righteous Killer’ retook control towards the conclusion of the match with a snap DDT, eventually ending proceedings with a modified Rude Awakening. Amusingly, he told Starz before executing the match-ending move that his fifteen minutes were up in a match that felt like it went on for fifteen hours. It’s not the right kind of amusing, more the kind that you’d see in today’s episodes of The Simpsons. In short, this wasn’t good.

How they messed up Joseph Conners, your writer will never know.


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