nZo def. ACH
nZo was supposed to go one-on-one with Budd Heavy, but nZo attacked Heavy before the bell and ACH answered the open challenge instead. We don't see nearly enough of ACH on MLW TV and maybe there's a reason for that, but selfishly, I wish he was more of a regular. They had a serviceable opener and ACH was mostly responsible for that I'd argue. The commentators played up how nZo has been undefeated in MLW, so I hope KC Navarro (who he's still feuding with) is the one to ultimately beat him.
Xia Brookside and Eliza Alexander def. Amale and Angel Hayze
Brookside and Alexander are the heel duo they're trying to push right now, whereas I'm not sure Hayze is even signed. In other words, the outcome wasn't really in doubt, but this was decent, nonetheless. The heels mostly bullied Hayze throughout, and despite Amale's best efforts, it was the heels who won by pinning Hayze to keep the feud going. There wasn't anything out of the ordinary about this and probably shouldn't have been slotted as the opener, but it served its purpose.
Ciampa def. Reggie
Ciampa has only been on the main roster officially for a month or so, and he's already pulling Main Event duty and facing Reggie? Yikes. On the bright side, he's been firmly established as a heel, because there was that weird week two weeks ago when he attacked Mustafa Ali on Raw as a heel but wrestled as a babyface against Apollo Crews on Main Event a few days later. He was definitely in heel mode here, which is where he does his best work. This was a decent little match, but the crowd didn't seem to care at all.
ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe def. Johnny Elite in a Men's Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal Match (Non-Title)
It was great to see the former John Morrison back on a big stage. His firing from WWE was beyond puzzling to me, as I felt he had a lot more to offer there following his split from The Miz. As of this writing, I haven't seen an "All Elite" graphic online, so we'll see if his signing is made official soon or if this was just a one-off (which is also entirely possible). Either way, this was an enjoyable opener. Best Friends made the save for Joe afterward when Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh attempted to attack him.