ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli def. Komander by Referee Stoppage
Komander has yet to score a single meaningful win on AEW TV since being signed a few months ago. Thus, I don't know how anyone could buy into the idea of Komander taking the title here. Don't get me wrong, they had a hell of a sprint and worked really well together, but I wish there was more of a reason as to why this happened. Plus, I hate how Castagnoli has had zero direction in Ring of Honor beyond what he's been doing in AEW with Blackpool Combat Club. The referee stoppage finish with Castagnoli knocking out Komander was a nice touch, though.
Blair Davenport def. Kelani Jordan
Davenport just returned to NXT and kicked off a feud with Roxanne Perez, so she can benefit from being built back up with a few wins. It worked out that she was a seasoned opponent for Jordan, who has shown signs of potential but is still very inexperienced. This was a fairly basic bout, but Davenport was able to carry her to a competent contest. Davenport running through Jordan would have made a bit more sense.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens def. Pretty Deadly
Props to Pretty Deadly for holding their own in what was easily the biggest match of their careers to date. They had a chance to shine in their home country and they made the most of it. This was a very good match and competitive enough to make Pretty Deadly look credible in defeat. I'd definitely be down for these teams running it back down the road. As I've said before, WWE has done everything right with Pretty Deadly so far on the main roster.
Impact X-Division Champion Chris Sabin def. Trey Miguel by Disqualification
While this wasn't on the same level as their other two encounters, it was still an entertaining opener and another example of how well these two work together. I wish it hadn't been spoiled for me on social media ahead of time (someone on my Twitter timeline attended the taping), but Zachary Wentz returning, attacking Sabin and reuniting with Miguel was a really cool twist. The Rascalz were an awesome team in IMPACT and I'm looking forward to seeing them do their thing as heels this time.