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Blair Davenport is coming to NXT UK; Laura Di Matteo makes her debut

Representation for the women of the NXT UK brand was frequent on this week’s episode.

The match for the women involved Laura Di Matteo making her debut on the red and black brand as she faced Stevie Turner. Turner was able to pick up a win after a nice back and forth as she pinned Di Matteo.

Di Matteo, who hasn’t had a signing confirmed to the brand, has done a lot of work with Pro-Wrestling EVE. Most recently she had a match with PROGRESS against Taonga last weekend in which she won.

Blair Davenport is officially signed with NXT UK. A promo video aired of Davenport, without her face shown, walking to a briefcase that held a contract in it for the brand. She then applied her signature to the contract making her official.

Although the identity of Ms. Davenport wasn’t shown, it is believed to be Bea Priestley. Priestley signing with WWE and specifically to the NXT UK brand has been rumored for quite some time now. She was recently with AEW and was released last August. Since her release and well before she was doing work with STARDOM.

More segments involving the women were shown.

First, Emilia McKenzie was being interviewed backstage. As she was speaking the lights dimmed down and Isla Dawn made her appearance. McKenzie let her know that she isn’t finished with her.

Jinny was in a segment at the NXT UK Performance Center that took place earlier where she confronts Mila Smidt. Smidt witnessed Aoife Valkyrie speed past her to get into a training ring. Smidt commented that she could beat Valkyrie much as Meiko Satomura did. Satomura being the only one who has defeated Valkyrie during her time with NXT UK. Jinny made sure she let Smidt know what she thought of that comment and wasn’t too impressed by her confidence.

Speaking of Satomura, the new NXT UK Women’s Champion will be on next week’s show. A segment or match hasn’t been announced for her as of yet, what will she have to say?

Did you watch this week’s NXT UK? What were your thoughts? Join the discussion below and check back in with Diva Dirt for more news on the women of NXT UK.

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