Pre-Show: Mims def. Jax Dane
This was a last-minute addition to the pre-show. It was a solid hoss fight with Mims scoring more offense than I thought he would. I was fully expecting Dane to win considering he has a world title shot in his back pocket, but Mims managed to steal the win. Mims is a talented dude, but he's largely been positioned up to a stepping stone up to this point, so I don't know if I hate the decision to have him win as long as it leads to something more meaningful for him, or at the very least a rematch. Crimson was in Mims' corner, so clearly his bad blood with Dane isn't over despite the cage match they recently had.
AEW TNT Champion Sammy Guevara def. Tony Nese
There was never any doubt that Guevara was winning here, but it gave Nese a chance to show the AEW audience what he's capable of (what a lot of people missed out on during his time in WWE because barely anyone was watching 205 Live by the end) and I thought he made the most of his opportunity. The TNT title felt like an afterthought during the recent Inner Circle vs. American Top Team and Men of the Year feud, so I hope he can continue to have fun matches for the title like we saw here. This was the perfect match to open the show with.
Ivy Nile def. Erica Yan
Nile is one of the NXT 2.0 prospects that I've been thoroughly impressed with thus far. Obviously, she needs a lot more seasoning and experience, but she's off to a solid start and seems to have the basics down. She also stands out from most of the other women with how amazingly athletic she is. This was a fairly standard squash match with Nile winning in a matter of minutes.
Brock Lesnar Convinced Sami Zayn to Challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship Later in the Night
Lesnar has had an illustrious career, but I'm not exaggerating when I say that this may be my favorite version of Lesnar. Badass Brock is great, but it's been played out over the years, whereas him showing a bit more personality is fresh and new. Hell, if always spoke like this, he wouldn't have needed a mouthpiece for so many years. I loved the hell out of this segment and thought both guys played their roles well, effectively setting up the Universal Championship main event for later in the night.