Kevin Owens Hosted The Kevin Owens Show with Ric Flair
Flair was in the main event of the very first Starrcade event in 1983, so needless to say, his presence on this show was fitting. Owens didn't say much and Flair just rambled on for a few minutes about his daughter Charlotte and WWE being the best form of sports entertainment out there before he was interrupted by The O.C. I figured they'd have more of a back and forth with either Flair or Owens, but instead, Street Profits came out on the babyfaces' behalf and challenged Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows to an impromptu match. This could have been better, but they were also obviously limited with the time they were given.
The Street Profits def. The O.C.
I honestly would have preferred to see this saved for Monday's Raw instead of wasting time on an hour-long special, but it was a solid (albeit slightly formulaic) tag team match for what it was. Street Profits were over in front of this crowd and picked up the win. I'm glad Street Profits maintained momentum, but it feels like The O.C. have lost more than they've won since becoming the "best tag team in the world" back at Crown Jewel. All said that, this was worth it alone for the visual of Street Profits dancing with Flair afterward.
Elias Performed with Ric Flair
It was cool for Flair to make an appearance on this show given his history with Starrcade and how he was a part of the inaugural installment almost exactly 35 years ago. Elias' concerts are always harmless and this was fun while it lasted, though I could have done without Nia Jax, Tamina, Mickie James and Alicia Fox interrupting them. I wouldn't be surprised if this was cut for time and was actually longer.
Sasha Banks, Bayley, Ember Moon and Alicia Fox def. Nia Jax, Tamina, Mickie James and Alicia Fox
This was your typical house show-style match in that everyone shined at one point or another and it was well-wrestled, yet it wasn't anything incredibly special. On the bright side, they made the most of the time they had and the crowd was into the action. It was also nice to see Banks, Bayley and Moon win for a change, even if it was a totally meaningless matchup and didn't factor into anything storyline-related.