"Hangman" Adam Page Attacked Swerve Strickland as AEW World Champion Samoa Joe Looked on
Page did such an excellent job selling his ankle last week that fans thought he was legitimately hurt, which Fightful Select quickly debunked. I know it was also reported that the angle was also done in case Page had to pull out of Revolution for personal reasons, but I can't say I believed him here when he said he won't be able to compete as it was obvious he'd attack Strickland once he came out. Despite that, this was a solid segment with good mic work from all three men ahead of their AEW World Championship match.
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NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov Called Out Carmelo Hayes
This was the biggest thing being hyped up coming into this episode, so I was surprised to see this segment to start the show, but then it became clear this would only be a small preview of what we'd get from them later on in the night. It was similar to Hayes explaining his betrayal of Trick Williams a few weeks ago. They kept it short and sweet and established that Hayes wouldn't agree to step in the ring with Dragunov until Dragunov drew up a contract for a championship match between the two.
"Bulletproof" Blake Troop def. Joe Alonzo by Referee Stoppage
No reason was given as to why this match happened, but it did mark the return of both men to NWA programming after not being featured for a few months. Troop's matches haven't been overly exciting, but I understand NWA wanting to build him up a bit because of his MMA background. I would've preferred to see Alonzo go over, but I thought this was good for the time it was allotted.