The Buy-In: Chaos (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) def. The Factory (QT Marshall and Aaron Solo)
I'm sorry but The Factory had no business being on this show. Granted, it was the pre-show and they were there to do the honors for Goto and Yoshi-Hashi, but I can think of several other people from the AEW roster who weren't on this card who should have been instead of them. This was a technically fine match and the crowd gave Marshall good heat. Chaos winning was obviously the right call.
Luke Hawx def. Thrillbilly Silas
This marked Silas' NWA debut. I figured he'd go over since he felt like he was someone they'd start building up based on his presentation alone, but apparently not. Then again, I'm not bothered by Hawx winning instead since Hawx is great and worked with intensity after the events of Alwayz Ready and this past week's Powerrr. This was a decent match and Silas seemed to hold his own in there for as long as this lasted.
Andrade El Idolo def. Rey Fenix
This was the all-out barn burner it had the potential to be on paper. I'm actually surprised we hadn't gotten it prior to this point, but the action was exciting and the crowd was hot for it. It's such a shame neither of these guys are going to be a part of Forbidden Door due to AAA/CMLL politics. Nonetheless, we finally got the AEW debut of Rush (in person) and it looks like we're headed for Andrade and Rush vs. The Lucha Brothers. That should be stupendous.
Quincy Elliott def. Bryson Montana
Elliott has been a regular on 205 Live/Level Up over the last number of months and he's even appeared on NXT TV a time or two. He's a work in progress but is improving, which is a plus. Meanwhile, Montana looks like he could be a star and he had a solid enough showing, so this was a decent five-minute outing. Elliott winning was fine since he's been around for a while and needed a win eventually. Montana will probably need to pay his dues first before he starts racking up victories.