Really good night. Skipping the entrances made the opening match a lot better for me. I’ve been speculating on them ending the Dark Order, and having a hoss tag team plus John Silver as their trio works. House of Black are great wrestlers when they’re not all about their gimmick.
FFWD through Spears. No idea who Big Damo is but as a giant he was shorter than Spears.
As others have said, Velvet-Stat was a surprisingly excellent match and their recent changes have improved both women. Maybe not as stiff striking as the other recent matches but Stat’s power moves make up for it. Ruby on commentary worked since they realized they just needed to cut to her over the top facial reactions, she didn’t add much verbiage-wise.
Main event started pretty one-sided but then Dante Martin showed his fighting spirit! It was smart to not have a prolonged striking segment with Dante since that’s not his forte. His no-hands over the top rope plancha was wow, as they said Jordan ‘88 hang time.
Backstage segments were mostly good, I already agreed with a just drew that we didn’t need yet another Cole-UE segment, just a short Bucks challenging Hardys would work. The training montage segment was gold, only wish that they had Danhausen hanging upside down from the pull-up bar like a bat. The AssClaimed works great and they can let Bowens heal while building to a feud over PaPa’s affection.