Real1 def. Lince Dorado
nZo is simply going as Real1. I'm not sure why, but whatever. At any rate, the commentators mentioned that these two have "history," although they really don't. Yes, they were both on 205 Live at the same time, but I can't find record of any matches they had against each other on television at that time, not to mention that Real1's stint on 205 Live was brief. This was a fine match where putting more heat on Real1 was the focus. I'd glad Dorado is making more appearances in MLW following his debut a few weeks ago.
MLW National Openweight Champion Alex Kane vs. Davey Richards Ended in a Time-Limit Draw
This open challenge was referred to as "Thrilla in Phila" and was answered by Richards, who was the perfect opponent for Kane. He came so close that I actually thought he might capture the championship, but the draw finish was smart because it leaves the door open for a rematch. Kane had a strong showing here and Richards was excellent as usual. This was a top-notch main event and Myron Reed turning on Richards afterward and joining Bomaye Fight Club was a nice twist.
This was basically a one-match show with the main event taking up a majority of the episode and rightfully so. It was a wonderful piece of business and well worth checking out. I'd go so far as to say it was one of the best bouts I've seen in this show in recent memory. Real1 vs. Dorado wasn't anywhere near as good, but it was a decent opener as Real1 prepares to face Jacob Fatu soon. Next week's Kings of the Colosseum episode will finally see Alexander Hammerstone defend his MLW World Heavyweight Championship against Richard Holliday, so I'm looking forward to that.