Silas Young def. GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Toru Yano
Young is such a serious competitor that he actually gels perfectly with comedy characters. That was why he worked so well with Dalton Castle for nearly a year and why he and Yana had a fun match here. I don't know if the "This is awesome!" chants from the crowd were entirely necessary, but it was indeed a damn enjoyable match. While I'm glad Young scored the victory, it was weird because Young will be on the pre-show and Yano will be competing on the actual card at All Star Extravaganza. The Brisoces, who will be teaming with Yano at the event, came to his aid afterward, so it was a bit of a random match in retrospect despite how good it was.
"The Punishment" Damian Martinez def. Cheeseburger
Martinez may not be a monster in the same way Kane and Big Show are, but he has size and I was happy they paired him with Cheeseburger as his premiere opponent. Not only do fans like Cheeseburger, but anyone who faces him looks like a giant in comparison. This was a simple, straightforward squash for Martinez, although I couldn't care less that the angle between Steve Corino, BJ Whitmer and Kevin Sullivan is apparently continuing.