MATT RIDDLE VS. KASSIUS OHNO
Matt Riddle holds zero appeal for me. I’d like to see Ohno smash his jaw. Wait… what the fuck was that? Did they just bury the hell out of Kassius Ohno? Well I guess it’s more putting Riddle over, Ohno will be fine but… ok. I really just hate the stoner “bro” thing. Still, I’ll admit that was a great way to fire up the crowd to start the show.
Booking Rating: Six Dustys
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DAVE MASTIFF VS. DAMIEN WEIR
Poor, poor Damien Weir. Mastiff kicks the shit out of him and finishes it off with a cannonball. Weir looks dead.
Destruction Rating: Six Braun Strowmans
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MARK ANDREWS VS. JOE COFFEY w/MARK COFFEY
Huge size advantage for Coffey, but Andrews is ridiculously fast and evasive. Andrews is out-muscled in an ill-advised early lock up, but once he starts to fly he gets some good shots in. Coffey is a big, strong dude, and can recover a lot more quickly, so it’s going to be easier for him to recover from Andrews’ attacks than it will be for Andrews if Coffey gets his power offense going.
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IN-RING PROMO: TOMMASO CIAMPA
Ciampa calls out Velveteen Dream, and Dream comes out and cuts what sounds suspiciously like a face promo. Ciampa brutally says maybe Dream is just not… Tough Enough. That’s COLD. Dream says he’s more man than Ciampa can handle. Out comes… Nikki Cross?!? Hell yeah, give her a title shot! It probably has more to do with Aleister Black, but I want to see her wrestle these guys. The crowd launches into a “TRIPLE THREAT!” chant while Nikki plays with both men.
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Nikki Cross has become obsessed with “playing games” with Bianca Belair. This is extremely creepy.
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OPENING SEGMENT: WILLIAM REGAL & THE UNDISPUTED ERA
Kyle O’Reilly is afraid of War Raiders. His mommy probably told him a scary story about Vikings when she tucked him in last night. This is the kind of stuff Undisputed Era should be doing. I wouldn’t be surprised if they attack Regal here.
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DAKOTA KAI & DEONNA PURRAZZO VS. ALIYAH & LACEY EVANS
Evans says she’s a lady but acts like a bitch. A mean, tough-as-nails bitch. Every time she gets hit, she just gets pissed and hits back twice as hard. When she tags out, she slowly climbs up over the top rope and back down onto the apron. It looked so uppity and bitchy, small things like that can have such a big effect on getting a character over. Things like that are why I selected her as one of my future champions.
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