Miranda Alize and Max the Impaler def. ROH Women's World Champion Rok-C and Quinn McKay
Max fit right in on the Halloween edition of the show. The much-smaller Rok-C and McKay acted afraid of her, so it's clear Impaler is being protected. She's far from terrible but still has work to do as far as her in-ring skills are concerned. This was a well-wrestled tag team match designed to put heat on the heels with Alize pinning McKay. I'd love to see Rok-C and Alize run it back at Final Battle because their match at Death Before Dishonor was quite good.
Bryan Danielson def. Eddie Kingston in an AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament Semifinal Match
The outcome was obviously never in doubt, but I was really looking forward to seeing what type of match they'd deliver. It was more along the lines of the gem Danielson and Minoru Suzuki produced two weeks ago, and because I thoroughly enjoyed that, I enjoyed the hell out of this as well. It was an absolute war. Danielson's chest looked like raw hamburger meat at the end. I wouldn't say Kingston is nearly as technically sound as Danielson, but they worked a certain style that both were able to adapt to and the crowd was absolutely into it. Not only did Kingston not shake Danielson's hand afterward, he also angrily interrupted CM Punk's backstage interview, so if that's the match for Full Gear count me in.
Boa def. Jeet Rama
This was a rematch from two weeks ago. Both of these guys feel like they're stuck in developmental for life considering Boa isn't very good and Rama has been under contract to the company for over six years. The Tian Sha stuff sucks without Xia Li and there isn't anything interesting about Boa at all. Rama is competent, so I'd like to see more from him at the very least. This was a fairly basic bout and thankfully kept on the shorter side.
SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair def. Shotzi in a Championship Contender's Match
Flair cut a promo beforehand and was interrupted by, surprise surprise, Sasha Banks. They have a ton of history together and have had some great matches, but I don't have much interest in seeing them rekindle their rivalry at this point in time. The whole point of the Draft is to create fresh feuds, not visit old ones (at least not right away). Thankfully, it looks like they may be pivoting to Banks vs. Shotzi in the meantime. Flair vs. Shotzi was good (except for that ugly dive to the outside) and I was glad she got to shine in defeat, but it was overshadowed by the post-match angle with Shotzi brutally attacking Banks. Heel Shotzi is interesting (albeit unnecessary I think), but I have no clue why they're already turning Banks back into a babyface when she just turned heel again over the summer.