Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara) def. Action Andretti and Ricky Starks
Jericho Appreciation Society have lost every match they've had so far against Andretti and Starks, so I was fine with them winning here due to outside interference from Daniel Garcia. Specifically, I'm glad it was Andretti who was pinned and not Starks. This was a well-worked match with solid showings from all involved. I'm curious what the ultimate endgame of this angle is going to be. I assume it's Starks vs. Jericho II, hopefully with Starks winning clean again.
#AskGSM Edition #478: Who Will Be the Final Four in the 2023 Men's and Women's Royal Rumble Matches?
#AskGSM is a weekly Q&A video where I, Graham "GSM" Matthews, answer fan questions from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in regards to the world of wrestling. Nothing is off limits, and this week's edition touches upon a variety of topics including:
Tiffany Stratton def. Indi Hartwell
This was Stratton's first bout back since losing to Wendy Choo several months ago. Hartwell was a good person for her to work with given Hartwell's experience and tenure on the NXT roster. They had a solid match and it was probably for the best to keep it on the shorter side. The outcome was never in doubt as Stratton begins to climb the ranks of NXT's women's division. Meanwhile, I think it's high time Hartwell gets called up to the main roster.
Britt Baker def. Billie Starkz
Starkz first appeared on Dark last month to plenty of fanfare (at least from fans online), though she didn't have much of a chance to stand out because she was promptly squashed. Luckily for her, this was much more competitive and she faced arguably the biggest star in AEW's women's division right now. She had a solid showing and impressed in defeat. Baker hasn't competed on Dark in nearly two years, so this was a nice treat.