WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, MVP and King Corbin Interrupted Drew McIntyre
The build to McIntyre vs. Lashley at WrestleMania 37 has felt rushed because it kind of came out of left field, but they've done as good of a job as possible in generating interest in the match. McIntyre has been consistently great on the mic for the last year, but this was one of his strongest promos yet, especially when he got emotional about his mother. Talking isn't Lashley's strong suit, but he fared well here and it made for a strong segment on the whole. They also hyped up the Corbin vs. McIntyre main event.
Brian Johnson def. Danhausen
These two have been at odds for months and it's been a fun feud because of how drastically different their characters are. Danhausen won their two previous encounters, so it made sense for Johnson to pick up the victory here. They had another enjoyable encounter and, again, their chemistry comes from the clash of styles. Danhausen is already a guilty pleasure of mine while it's nice to see Johnson elevated above enhancement status.
Mansoor def. August Grey
Considering the story told here, I really wish this was built up at least a week in advance. Mansoor has been undefeated for almost two years, while Grey has been on the rise lately on 205 Live. Both are babyfaces, but it had an extra layer to it with what was at stake, so it was much more than that. They ended up having a very enjoyable match. The longer Mansoor goes undefeated, the more suspenseful each nearfall will feel. Grey looked like a dumb babyface for wanting to win by pinfall instead of winning by count-out, but it wasn't that big of a deal. Mansoor stole the win moments later and Grey was clearly frustrated. It's comical at this point that Mansoor hasn't been given a shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to their eventual rematch because this was great stuff.
Edge Explained His Actions
Although Edge cut some stellar babyface promos both this year and last year, he's way more in his element as a heel. That was evident in this promo and I loved his explanation for his actions last week. He wanted his WrestleMania moment one-on-one against Roman Reigns and is frustrated that Daniel Bryan got added. It's a simple story that makes sense. If we see the true Rated-R Superstar during this run, it's going to be great.