Cameron Grimes def. Roderick Strong
Grimes mocking Undisputed Era's breakup was funny and played into the story that Strong is still trying to find himself on his own. This was as well-wrestled as you'd expect from these two and was an enjoyable opener. Grimes is getting the big push right now, so it made sense for him to win, especially after Strong had that moment of hesitation upon seeing the Undisputed Era armband on the mat. I could absolutely see him getting involved in Adam Cole vs. Kyle O'Reilly at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
Christian Cage def. Frankie Kazarian
Considering Christian hasn't wrestled a singles match in over seven years, he looked very good here. Obviously, having an opponent the caliber of Kazarian was a huge help. These two were having great matches together in IMPACT almost 15 years ago and they proved here they can still go in 2021. Amazing. This was everything you could have wanted out of an in-ring return for Christian and it only reminded me how happy I am to have him back.
Impact Knockouts Tag Team Champions Fire 'N Flava def. Havok and Nevaeh in a Non-Title Match
These teams have had what feels like a dozen matches against each other since late last year. Some of them have been decent, others have been mediocre. This was somewhere in the middle. Havok and Nevaeh have been losing left and right for months, so them losing here didn't come as much of a surprise. Nevaeh turning on Havok afterward also wasn't shocking. At least it finally happened because it's been foreshadowed forever.
NWA National Champion Trevor Murdoch Interrupted NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis Before Chris Adonis Attacked Murdoch
It was sometimes hard to tell during Powerrr's original run what Aldis' role was supposed to be, but I'm glad he's been firmly established as a heel over the last two weeks. This was a hell of a promo from him and I love the idea of him feuding with Murdoch at some point. They had a quality exchange here and Adonis' attack on Murdoch set the stage for the night's main event nicely with Murdoch selling a shoulder injury.