AEW World Women's Champion Hikaru Shida, Mei Suruga and Rin Kadokura def. Emi Sakura, Veny and Maki Itoh
This was a nice showcase for some of the joshi wrestlers we've seen compete in the Japan side of the AEW World Women's Championship Eliminator Tournament bracket on the last two shows. As I've said before, Shida's presence on the past two shows would explain why she's been off Dynamite for almost two months. This was a well-wrestled affair that received plenty of time and was entertaining for its wrestling and comedic moments. It won't be for everyone, but at least they didn't go overboard with it. I can almost guarantee we'll be seeing some of these women again in AEW once it becomes easier to travel to the United States.
Mansoor and Curt Stallion def. Ever-Rise
It's worth noting that Mansoor appeared on this week's Main Event defeating Drew Gulak, though I don't think that indicates a call-up is imminent considering this 205 Live match was taped after that. I felt like a one-off, and to be honest, he isn't ready for that anyway (despite holding victories over Cesaro and Dolph Ziggler on the Saudi Arabia shows). What he is ready for, however, is a title shot or at least a meaningful program of some sort seeing as how he's been undefeated for two years now. This was a decent tag team affair that didn't really pick up until the end. The Ever-Rise and Bollywood Boyz alliance continues to be a bust.
Daniel Bryan Confronted Universal Champion Roman Reigns
I figured Bryan would take exception to how Reigns beat him at Elimination Chamber and that he would be looking for a rematch at Fastlane. Sure enough, that was exactly what happened here, complete with Uso setting himself up as a roadblock for Bryan in the main event. It was a solid segment, but I still want a drawn-out feud between Reigns and Bryan at some point without anyone else involved. There's so much you can dig into there and this was only a small taste of it.
Xia Brookside def. Nina Samuels
The stipulation stated that the loser must serve as the servant for the winner for the next month. Brookside asked for this rematch after Samuels cheated to win their last match, but it was Samuels who asked for the stipulation because she's been obsessed with bringing her luggage to ringside with her lately. I don't know how this compared to their previous encounters, but it was decent. More importantly, Brookside continues to improve and her winning the feud was the right full. It's nice to see her winning some meaningful matches for a change.