Penta El Zero Miedo and Eddie Kingston def. AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Non-Title)
I feel like these eliminator matches always end with the champions winning (which is good because that means the champions don't take unnecessary losses often), so Penta and Kingston winning was a pleasant surprise. I guess I should have seen that coming considering Penta and Kingston have lost to the Bucks a bunch lately and they were owed a victory eventually. Nonetheless, this was a highly enjoyable opener. All the multi-man madness at the end and afterward was a mess, but it's nothing out of the ordinary for AEW.
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Io Shirai & Zoey Stark def. NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai and Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart in an NXT Women's Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Triple Threat Tag Team Match
I expected all action from this thing and was not disappointed. This was a highly exciting opener with strong showings from all involved. Shirai and Stark have teased clashing with The Way twice now, so they made the most sense to win. They'll get their shot at the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship next week at The Great American Bash. That also frees up Gonzalez and Kai to resume their rivalry with Moon and Blackheart if NXT wants to go in that direction. Whether it's for the NXT Women's Championship or not, I feel like Gonzalez vs. Blackheart is inevitable.
Wardlow def. Baron Black by Referee Stoppage
Wardlow squashes tend to be fun. This was no exception as he toyed around with Black before defeating him in decisive fashion. I maintain he'll be a breakout babyface down the road, but I appreciate that he's been getting more reps in the ring recently, even if they haven't been too lengthy. For anyone wondering if he lost anything from being beaten by Jake Hager inside the cage two weeks ago, I think it's safe to say he didn't.