Riddle Won a Last Chance Battle Royal to Qualify for the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
As soon as Riddle made his entrance, you had to know he was winning this thing. By the way, how sad is it that AJ Styles didn't get a televised entrance? I know he lasted until the very end and The Miz eliminated him from the outside, but I maintain that Styles has never felt less important in WWE. This was your average Battle Royal, though there were some fun moments in the final few minutes. Riddle advancing to Money in the Bank made the most sense after his interaction with Seth Rollins last week.
Anna Jay def. Heather Reckless
It feels like they're slowly starting to distance Jay from The Dark Order and I'm not complaining. She's been appearing with them less and less (even on Being The Elite) and that's probably for the best at this point since being with that legion of losers will not do her any favors. She's still better in smaller doses as far as her in-ring work is concerned, so it was wise to keep this short and sweet.
The Buy-In: Chaos (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) def. The Factory (QT Marshall and Aaron Solo)
I'm sorry but The Factory had no business being on this show. Granted, it was the pre-show and they were there to do the honors for Goto and Yoshi-Hashi, but I can think of several other people from the AEW roster who weren't on this card who should have been instead of them. This was a technically fine match and the crowd gave Marshall good heat. Chaos winning was obviously the right call.
Luke Hawx def. Thrillbilly Silas
This marked Silas' NWA debut. I figured he'd go over since he felt like he was someone they'd start building up based on his presentation alone, but apparently not. Then again, I'm not bothered by Hawx winning instead since Hawx is great and worked with intensity after the events of Alwayz Ready and this past week's Powerrr. This was a decent match and Silas seemed to hold his own in there for as long as this lasted.