Rey Fenix def. Vary Morales
Before plans changed because of Brodie Lee's passing, Fenix was supposed to challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship on tomorrow's Dynamite. That's probably getting pushed back until the first show of the year which is arguably even bigger. This was designed to be a warm-up for him ahead of that huge bout and he shined. It was an entertaining opener.
Sheamus and Keith Lee Interrupted WWE Champion Drew McIntyre; Lee def. Sheamus in a WWE Championship No. 1 Contender's Match
Tom Phillips and McIntyre starting Raw by saying, "It's Monday, you know what that means" as a tribute to the late, great Luke Harper was wonderful. The rest of the segment was good and further established tension between the three men. Lee and Sheamus had a hard-hitting affair and Lee winning was the right call. WWE should hold off on Sheamus vs. McIntyre until at least Royal Rumble, while we never got a definitive finish to McIntyre vs. Lee back in September. Their WWE Championship clash next week should rectify that.
Joe Keys and Dante Caballero def. Eric Martin and Ken Dixon in an ROH Dojo Challenge Match
I think I've seen a few of these guys in action on ROH TV before, but I'm not overly familiar with them, though their pre-match sit-down interviews were helpful in getting to know a little bit about them. The match itself was fine. It was well-wrestled enough and the effort was there, but it was hard to care about a match with no real significance with guys who aren't established. It would be one thing if one or two guys stood out, but they honestly all blended together for me. That isn't to say they don't have potential, it's just that they won't gain a ton from working with each other on these televised shows. That said, this was probably the best episode of ROH TV to do something like this with given how star-studded the main event was.
Chase Parker def. Samir Singh
Why are Ever-Rise and The Bollywood Boyz still feuding? Ever-Rise have now beaten The Bollywood Boyz twice, including a tag team tornado match recently. That isn't to say this was bad, just unnecessary. The six-minute match was well-wrestled, but there was anything overly special about it. On the bright side, Parker picked up the win, so at least Ever-Rise are slowly building momentum as they continue to appear on both 205 Live and NXT.