Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary def. Nevaeh and Havoc
It's cool to see Valkyrie and Rosemary working as a team. If it continues, I can definitely see a case being made for why the Knockouts Tag Team Championship should return. I was never fan of the titles, but IMPACT has more women's tag teams now than ever before, so I would understand them being brought back. Unfortunately, the match itself wasn't great. It solely existed to set up Valkyrie and Rosemary against Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz, who attacked the babyfaces afterward.
SCU (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) def. Ray Rosas and RYZIN
Shawn Spears sat in on commentary for this match. It was teased on last week's Tuesday night Dynamite that Spears could be headed for a clash with Sky soon as Sky came to the aid of Spears' opponent that night Matt Sydal. As for this match, it was a nice showcase for not only Sky but SCU on the whole before they challenge FTR for the AEW World Tag Team Championship on Wednesday's Dynamite. I'm glad Sky isn't completely separate from SCU after doing his own thing lately.
Randy Orton Interrupted WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, Shawn Michaels, Big Show, Christian and Ric Flair
It would have been nice for all the legends to return at Clash of Champions, cost Orton the win and havethat be it, but WWE loves to milk things for everything they're worth. I was really hoping for the Orton vs. McIntyre rivalry to be over after Clash of Champions, but his threat to McIntyre here means it'll unfortunately continue. It makes sense to culminate inside Hell in a Cell, but Orton losing at three consecutive pay-per-views should put him in the back of the line.
Fred Yehi def. Silas Young in an ROH Pure Championship Tournament First-Round Match
Yehi's pre-match vignette didn't do him many favors as he didn't really mention what stands out about him, but he was impressive during the match itself and him winning was a pleasant surprise. I was thinking about how Ring of Honor brought in several stars from the independent scene for this tourney, so I'm glad at least one of them won to show that anything can happen. As for Young, he's usually great with whatever he does and he helped make Yehi look credible.