NXT UK Tag Team Champions Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen def. Mark Andrews and Wild Boar
I know Andrews and Wild Boar haven't been teaming very long in NXT UK, but I'd honestly prefer to see them as the NXT UK Tag Team Champions at this point. I know Briggs and Jensen are holding the gold to bring more awareness of the brand to the NXT 2.0 audience, but they're not interesting at all and are mediocre in the ring. This was well worked, but there was nothing special about it and the crowd didn't seem to care much, either.
Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander def. Akira Tozawa and T-Bar
Triple H's first order of business as the new head of creative should be to repackage T-Bar and make him Dominik Dijakovic again. Needless to say, it's long overdue. I've lost all hope for Tozawa, but the very least HHH can have him do is ditch the dumb ninja attire. Meanwhile, Ali and Alexander looked like they had a new lease on life out there, likely knowing their futures are a lot brighter with Triple H in charge. This was a really fun sprint while it lasted with all four guys working well together.
AEW Interim World Champion Jon Moxley def. Rush
Tony Khan noted in the ROH Death Before Dishonor post-show media scrum (which I was able to attend) that Rush's winning record earned him this opportunity. I don't think a majority of the audience viewed him as a threat to the title, but from an in-ring standpoint, this was a really enjoyable and well-wrestled opener. I appreciated that this was as competitive as it was before Rush ate the loss. The post-match verbal exchange between Moxley and Chris Jericho was a little long in the tooth for my taste, but it did set up their championship clash for the Quake at the Lake edition of Dynamite.
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