Jon Moxley def. Jay Lethal in a Continental Classic Gold League Match
I can't imagine anyone actually thought Moxley would lose to Lethal, even though I'm sure we're going to get an upset or two during this tournament. Despite the obvious outcome, these two had an enjoyable opener. Lethal's matches not being watered down by relentless interference is a refreshing change of pace. I'd love for him to branch back out on his own after this thing is over, but I doubt that'll be the case.
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NXT Tag Team Champions The Family def. Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo
The Family regained the gold from Chase U only a few weeks ago, so I honestly didn't think the titles were in jeopardy of changing hands here. Despite that, they had a very good match. Garza and Carrillo are obviously super talented and The Family can go when they drop the stereotypical silliness. This match felt like it came out of nowhere, so it does leave me wondering if Garza and Carrillo are being fast-tracked back to the main roster to align with Santos Escobar as has been rumored recently.
NWA Television Champion Mims def. Carson Drake
This was yet another instance where it would have been nice to know a bit about Drake before he got this championship opportunity. He's obviously a part of the NWA's new talent initiative and that's great, but why would anyone take him seriously as a threat to the title when we know nothing about him? That said, he and Mims had a well-worked match and it didn't need to last longer than it did. Father James Mitchell recently referencing Max the Impaler pinning Mims at Samhain, so we'll see if Mims eventually responds to that.