AEW World Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed def. The Butcher & The Blade and Private Party in a Three-Way Tag Team Match
The Acclaimed were massively over in front of this crowd despite this being taped right after Wednesday's Dynamite. This was a well wrestled match yet a completely pointless one. AEW does this a lot where new tag champs are crowned and then their first title defense will come abruptly against an undercard team (or teams in this case) that did nothing to earn the opportunity. AEW also has to cut down on doing "open contract" championship matches, because it makes zero sense that these two teams would answer the open challenge and no one else. For example, FTR being the number one ranked team for months and not being awarded a title shot is a total joke.
Javier Bernal def. Ru Feng
Bernal is fresh off his loss to Hank Walker (a security guard in NXT canon) and it was pretty clear he was winning here considering Feng has yet to win a single match on NXT or Level Up. Despite that, the crowd was into Feng. They had a nice little match in the time they were allotted. Bernal is definitely better in the heel role than he ever was as a babyface, but obviously more character development is needed.
Soli Sikoa and Sami Zayn def. Madcap Moss and Ricochet
The dynamic between Sikoa and Zayn is absolutely fantastic. I love that Sikoa has seemingly taken a liking to Zayn and that storytelling was in full effect in this match. With this show emanating from Canada, Zayn being as cheered as heavily as he was came as no surprise. Even outside of Canada, the more beloved Zayn becomes, the better because it will mean more when The Bloodline inevitably turn on him. This was a well-worked tag team affair with the right team going over.
Bullet Club (Ace Austin and Chris Bey) def. Trey Miguel and Laredo Kid
It's been a good week for Juice Robinson, who stood in the corner of Austin and Bey here one night removed from wrestling AEW World Champion Jon Moxley on Dynamite (granted, this was taped last weekend). I'm not sure what purpose this was supposed to serve other than to get all of them on the show, but the four X-Division competitors worked well together and had a fun little match. I wouldn't have had Miguel get pinned, though. Whatever happened to all that singles momentum he had at one point?