Alexa Bliss Hosted Moment of Bliss with Randy Orton
Orton feuding with The Fiend is logical given Orton's history with Bray Wyatt, but I'm skeptical that they'll be able to make the heel vs. heel dynamic work. That said, this was a solid segment, even though The Fiend having to retrieve Bliss from Orton's arms was odd. I assume we're getting Orton vs. The Fiend at TLC, though I'm curious what stipulation it will have (if any). As I've said before, Bliss' transformation has been the best thing about this. She's completely reinvented herself.
Josh "The Goods" Woods def. ROH World Tag Team Champion Jay Lethal in a Pure Rules Match
The sit-down interviews with both men that aired beforehand were once again exceptional. Woods played up his background in amateur wrestling and his loss to Jonathan Gresham in the ROH Pure Championship Tournament, promising a different outcome the next time they face off. He first had to take on Gresham's partner Lethal here, and Lethal talked about how his last Pure Rules match with LSG ended in a draw. This was a very good match with Woods proving he was not only on Lethal's level but also that he's capable of beating him. As I've said before, Lethal is exceptional at elevating talent and making his opponents look great and that was case here. Woods really stood out during the ROH Pure Championship Tournament and I'm hoping this means he'll be given more opportunities on his own going forward.
August Grey def. Ariya Daivari
August Grey is still a stupid name and will probably always be stupid, but that's probably because I'm just not used to it yet. On the bright side, he's held his own against everyone he's stepped in the ring with so far on 205 Live, including Daivari. It's well documented that I couldn't care less about Daivari, but this was a pretty fun opener, largely thanks to Grey. I'm glad he went over as 205 Live should be focused on building up new talent and Grey fits that bill. Daivari doesn't have a ton to offer whereas sky is the limit for Grey.
Universal Champion Roman Reigns Confronted Jey Uso
Reigns specifically told Uso to leave the building after Uso failed to win for Team SmackDown at Survivor Series, and although Uso stick around to help Reigns defeat Drew McIntyre later in the night, apparently that didn't make up for his incompetence in Reigns' mind. Reigns still scolded Uso here and it made for a strong segment that successfully set the stage for the rest of the night. Uso has done such a good job of "falling in line" with Reigns that I hope they're together for the long term.