Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair def. Nikki Cross (Non-Title)
Cross was back to being crazy Nikki Cross from her NXT days, which is the right role for her. That said, I wish she cut a promo establishing her new personality, or a brief vignette would have been nice. I honestly didn't mind her losing one week after returning because it's about Belair heading into Crown Jewel, but I thought they had a very good opener. Then again, they always worked well together in NXT, so I can't say I was surprised by the quality of the contest.
Madison Rayne def. Diamante
Matches between contracted talent should happen on the Dark shows more often as opposed to an entire card devoted to nothing but squash matches with people we've never seen before. Rayne and Diamante are both seasoned, so this was the competent contest you'd expect from them. It may have been better with a bit more time, as it felt like the finish came out of nowhere.
Max The Impaler def. Taryn Terrell and Natalia Markova in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match
I believe I've said this before, but didn't Terrell and Markova go their separate ways a while ago? Terrell has been an overly obnoxious manager since arriving in the NWA and doesn't benefit Markova in any way, so hopefully their alliance is short-lived because Markova was building momentum on her own. This basically served as a showcase for Max, who largely dominated Terrell and Markova with ease despite having the odds stacked against her.
The Brawling Brutes (Ridge Holland and Butch) def. The Bloodline (Sami Zayn and Solo Sikoa); Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns Addressed The Bloodline
The opening tag match was enjoyable and gave Brawling Brutes a measure of revenge over The Bloodline for what they did to Sheamus last week, as well as earn them another shot at The Usos' Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Crown Jewel. The subsequent segment with Reigns chastising The Bloodline about their lack of luck lately was just brilliant. Zayn in particular was phenomenal during his exchange with Jey Uso and the "Ucey" talk was tremendous. Reigns and The Usos couldn't help but crack. Granted, this had nothing to do with Reigns vs. Logan Paul at Crown Jewel, but Paul Heyman plugged it at the end. Here's hoping Zayn isn't booted from The Bloodline any time soon because there's so much more they can get out of this story.