Joe Coffey def. Mark Andrews in an NXT United Kingdom Championship Tournament Quarterfinal Match
Now that we know who ultimately wins the vacant title thanks to the spoiler on Tuesday's Heatwave edition of NXT, the outcomes of these tournament matches are meaningless. That said, I'll enjoy the matchups for what they are, especially with NXT UK officially being declared dead today. I thought it was cool that Andy Shepard mentioned on commentary that this was the first match to ever air on the NXT UK show four years ago. They had a good match and Coffey winning made sense given the story they've been telling with them. It's amazing Andrews didn't have more success in NXT given how talented he is.
Shelton Benjamin def. Akira Tozawa
I don't imagine Benjamin and Tozawa will be much better off even with Triple H in charge of creative since Tozawa's been firmly established as an enhancement talent for years and Benjamin is in the twilight of his career, but I'm all for them having quality matches against each other on Main Event. This was fun while it lasted and Benjamin hitting his finisher out of nowhere was a nice touch. This wasn't anything earth-shattering, but I enjoyed it for what it was.
AEW World Champion CM Punk and AEW Interim World Champion Jon Moxley Brawled
I've been anxiously anticipating this feud for some time now because as awesome as their match is going to be, the money is in their promos and selling the audience on said match. That was extremely apparent here with their outstanding verbal exchange in this segment. This is what we've waited to see and they delivered. Punk hit more of a home run with his promo than Moxley, but both had my attention. It's a shame the subsequent brawl was weak (those lousy punches specifically), but the back-and-forth was so stellar I'm willing to overlook that (or at least not take issue with it as much as I normally would). I'd say they sold plenty of pay-per-view buys with this, but as we discovered at the end of the evening, the first one-on-one outing between Punk and Moxley will seemingly not be happening at All Out after all.
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