The Factory (QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Nick Comoroto and Anthony Ogogo) def. The Dark Order (John Silver, Alex Reynolds, Alan "5" Angels and Preston "10" Vance)
This marked the first time we've seen all of The Factory in action in a long time. I really wish Ogogo would branch off on his own because associating himself with them won't do him any favors, but at least he picked up the win for his team here. Speaking of which, I was shocked Dark Order lost to the ultimate loser faction, but I'm not complaining because at least Ogogo was showcased. The match was solid while it lasted.
Frankie Kazarian def. Serpentico
I was surprised Kazarian didn't receive a stronger reaction from the California crowd until he was announced from there. He was also accompanied by his old SCU partner Christopher Daniels, which was a nice touch. Serpentico is a goof and this was more competitive than it probably should have been, but for a five-minute match, it was well wrestled and Kazarian got to pick up a rebound win following his loss at Double or Nothing.
Serena Deeb and Nyla Rose def. Skye Blue and Miyu Yamashita
I knew absolutely nothing about Yamashita coming into this contest, but I thought she was impressive and I'd like to see more from her. Meanwhile, Deeb just came up short of beating Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women's World Championship at Double or Nothing in what was one of the best bouts of the night. That said, it was imperative she won here to regain some of that momentum. This was an enjoyable affair, though Rose and Blue facing each other in tag team matches almost every week has gotten old.
Death Triangle (Pac, Penta Oscuro and Rey Fenix) def. The Wingmen ("Pretty" Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth and Cezar Bononi)
Following their loss to House of Black at Double or Nothing, I'd personally like to see Death Triangle quietly disband and go their separate ways in singles action, but it doesn't look like that's going to be the case. However, they're always a blast to watch whenever they join forces. The outcome of this was obviously never in doubt, but it was a fun sprint with Death Triangle mostly dominating The Wingmen. I thought Bononi was done with The Wingmen having not appeared with them in a while, but apparently not.
This four-match card lasted all of 40 minutes. The matches were a little longer than usual, but nothing was egregiously lengthy. We also got a great video package early on with some of the AEW stars talking about the promotion making its California debut. Kazarian had his moment competing in his home state, we had a battle of the undercard factions in the opener, the women had a quality showing, and Death Triangle went over decisively in the main event. All in all, it was an above-average show by Elevation standards.