WWE NXT Review - January 31, 2023
Indus Sher def. The Creed Brothers
This match has been in the works for a while, and although I was originally surprised it wasn't saved for Vengeance Day, I guess the card is already full as it is. It ended up being worth the wait because this was a very good match while it lasted. These teams have quality chemistry together and I appreciated how hard-hitting this was. Indus Sher winning keeps the feud alive and Creed Brothers losing due to a distraction from Jinder Mahal at ringside protects them in defeat.
AEW Dark Review - January 31, 2023
AR Fox and Top Flight def. The Wingmen ("Pretty" Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth and Cezar Bononi)
We've seen them team up before (and it's clear they're in line for a shot at the AEW World Trios Championship based on Top Flight's recent Dynamite win over The Young Bucks), but this match served as another example of the strong chemistry Fox and Top Flight have together. They're a super fun trio and compliment each other nicely. Of course, The Wingmen do nothing for me, but to give credit where it's due, they played their roles well here and it was an enjoyable opener.
Odinson def. Bully Ray in a Tables Match
It was weird seeing Bully Ray work as a babyface considering he's been the ultimate heel in IMPACT as of late. We also haven't seen Bully in the NWA in a few months if I'm not mistaken, but he was a good get for the NWA's first live Powerrr. He and Odinson had a perfectly solid match, but despite Bully desperately wanting to put Odinson through a table, it was not a Tables match and thus he was disqualified for doing so. Needless to say, this sets up a rematch between the two.
Red Velvet def. Billie Starkz
Velvet will challenge Jade Cargill for the AEW TBS Championship this Wednesday on Dynamite, so this was designed to give her a win before then. I actually liked how it was a competitive contest with Starkz scoring as much offense as she did. This was easily the most impressive performance she's had in AEW to date and I'm looking forward to seeing more from her. The crowd was behind her by the end.