Jon Moxley def. Michael Nakazawa
Nakazawa was shown in the locker room with Omega when Omega got checked up on by the doctor before the show, so Moxley facing Nakazawa was a nice touch. He's a comedy character, so I had no problem with Moxley putting him away in a matter of minutes. In fact, his post-match promo lasted longer than the match itself. He was unhinged as always and put the entire roster on notice. This was a great way of kicking the night off and planting the seeds for Moxley's next opponent.
The Dark Order def. Jurassic Express
I've said this many times before, but as talented as Dark Order are in the ring, their gimmick does nothing for me. Thankfully, they had quality chemistry with Jurassic Express as this was a fun match. Jurassic Express desperately need wins, but it would have made no sense for them to beat the once-undefeated Dark Order. We finally got to hear from Evil Uno afterward with Dark Order offering Marko Stunt a spot in their group. Before Stunt could accept/decline, Jungle Boy stepped in and got beat up for his troubles. That was when Luchasaurus returned to a huge ovation. Stunt filled in for him just fine for the month he was gone, but it's awesome to have Luchasaurus back. Him and Jungle Boy are one of my favorite tandems in all of wrestling.
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ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion PCO def. ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Marty Scurll to Win the Final Battle No. 1 Contender's Tournament
(From my Glory by Honor review...) PCO vs. Scurll definitely should have been built up more in advance considering it pitted two members of Villain Enterprises against each other. Scurll told PCO beforehand to keep it clean, but of course he cheated every chance he could in order to overcome the unstoppable PCO (including utilizing King and Gordon). In the end, he lost anyway and put over PCO big time on the mic post-match. Unless something changes between now and December, it will be Rush vs. PCO for the ROH World Championship in the main event of Final Battle. I like both guys, but that really isn't an intriguing matchup. I assume they didn't go with Scurll in that spot because he'll be gone from the company before then.
In addition to Scurll vs. PCO, other highlights shown from Glory by Honor included Angelina Love vs. Kelly Klein for the WOH World Championship, The Briscoes vs. Luke and Perry Hawx for the ROH World Tag Team Championship, and the semifinal matches in the Final Battle No. 1 Contender's Tournament. If you watched Glory by Honor, then this show is nothing new. While notable, I wouldn't recommend checking out Scurll vs. PCO, simply because it wasn't what it could have been in my opinion. Then again, it might be your last chance to watch a Marty Scurll match on ROH TV before he likely leaves soon, so the choice is yours. Otherwise, this was a fairly mundane show that did little to get me excited for Final Battle next month.
Trey def. Petey Williams, Rohit Raju, Aiden Price, Brent Banks and Willie Mack in an Impact X-Division Championship No. 1 Contender's Match
This was the perfect match to kick off the evening as it was fast-paced, action-packed and had a future title opportunity hanging in the balance. Everyone got to shine at one point or another, but the only three wrestlers with a real shot of winning were Trey, Williams and Mack. It would have been cool to see Williams challenge for the championship, but Trey is a fine choice as well because of how talented he is. Unfortunately, I fear their feud will be more focused on Ace Austin wanting to "bang" Trey's "mom" (who was shown in the crowd and kissed Trey on the forehand afterward).
Madison Rayne def. Alexia Nicole
Nicole has appeared on a handful of episodes of IMPACT! Wrestling this year, but other than being from Canada and being skilled in bubblegum chewing, I know nothing about her. She's basically the go-to jobber for the Knockouts whenever they're in Canada and is decent in the ring from what I've seen. This was a serviceable squash for Rayne, who needed to bounce back following her recent loss to Taya Valkyrie.
David Marquez Interviewed The Rock 'n' Roll Express
As I've said before, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson have a ton of momentum right now with all the appearances they've made lately in Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, the NWA, and All Elite Wrestling (even as recently as Saturday's Full Gear pay-per-view). They interacted with Eddie Kingston and Homicide here and endorsed them going after the NWA World Tag Team Championship. The NWA tag team division will greatly benefit from having them around.
Trevor Murdoch def. Caleb Konley
Both of these guys have been built up a bit recently, so I was curious to see who would go over. Konley is much flashier in the ring than Murdoch, so he made this thing interesting for as long as it lasted for. Don't get me wrong, Murdoch is a perfect fit for the NWA, but I really question what his ceiling is, whereas someone like Konley deserves better than being used as an enhancement talent. He did enough of that in IMPACT, so the NWA should be different.
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