Powerhouse Hobbs def. Sammy Guevara in a No Disqualification Match
Although I find nothing remotely interesting about Guevara's character at the moment, the guy can obviously go and he had a hell of a match with Hobbs here. Yes, AEW does Street Fights/No Disqualification matches way too much, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one and thought both guys excelled in the extreme environment. I'm glad Hobbs went over as well. He needs the aggressive push, so hopefully this isn't leading to Guevara avenging the loss.
Kickoff Show: WWE Women's Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors def. Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell
I have no idea why this wasn't advertised for the card prior to Thursday's press event, but I'm glad it got added at all with Hartwell being from Australia. Granted, there's no excuse for Bronson Reed, a fellow Aussie, being left off the show (update: he's since revealed his child was born early and he got to be home for that, so that worked out well), but I'm happy for Hartwell. You could clearly tell she was having a blast out there. There wasn't anything out of the ordinary about the match itself, but it was well worked and the outcome was expected.
Penta El Zero Miedo, AAA Cruiserweight Champion Komander & "Bounty Hunter" Bryan Keith def. Matt Sydal & Private Party and Action Andretti & Top Flight in a Three-Way Trios Match
I know Top Flight and Private Party have exchanged wins in the last month, but everyone else's involvement in this felt random. Why do a three-way trios match? Don't get me wrong, it was a fun affair and the action was chaotic, but I don't know what purpose this was supposed to serve, especially with Penta's crew going over. Could they potentially be next in line for an opportunity at the AEW World Trios Champioship?
Karmen Petrovic def. Brinley Reece
Reece's cheesy enthusiasm automatically makes her annoying in my book, but it is an encouraging sign that she's been featured on NXT TV quite a bit already in segments with Edris Enofe and Malik Blade. Despite being green, she's certainly green and has potential. The same can be said for Petrovic, so I thought this was a nice match that exceeded my expectations. They made the most of the babyface vs. babyface dynamic.