Aramis def. Arez
The commentators noted that Cesar Duran will be bringing in more luchadors going forward and this was just a taste of what to expect. If MLW is going to be incorporating more Lucha Underground-esque elements into its product, you'll get no complaints out of me. I know absolutely nothing about either competitor and yet it didn't matter in the slightest because this was an excellent opener that the crowd was white-hot for. Both guys definitely made a fantastic impression in their debuts for MLW and left me wanting more.
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Elektra Lopez def. B-Fab in a No Disqualification Match
Hit Row hyping up what was to come in the rest of the show before the bout was interesting. It's been rumored that Hit Row could be Raw bound soon, which scares me. I can't shake the feeling Vince McMahon would have no idea what to do with them before breaking them up within a matter of months. As for the match itself, it was pretty rough at certain points because both women are still green, especially B-Fab. I appreciated that they did what they could with the stipulation (it was more "extreme" than what we got at Extreme Rules on Sunday), but it just wasn't very good. The key was furthering the feud between Hit Row and Legado del Fantasma, so at least it accomplished that.
Thunder Rosa def. Nikita Knight
It was noted on commentary that Rosa is currently ranked at the top of the AEW Women's World Championship power rankings. Could that mean we'll be getting Rosa vs. Britt Baker for the title sooner rather than later? Personally, I'd hold off on that until 2022, but I trust AEW to do the right thing. She's super over and always does a nice job of helping elevate her unknown opponents like she did here. This was a well-worked opener.