Mansoor def. Tehuti Miles
It's been months since we last saw Mansoor on WWE TV, but I'm glad he's finally back. He previously served as a commentator for 205 Live and was actually pretty good in the role, but I'm fine with him returning to the ring as he has improved quite a bit over the last two years. The issue is that he isn't featured enough for fans to care. For example, he beat Dolph Ziggler at Super ShowDown in February, but there was never any followup on his big win. This was a nice little match with the right winner.
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar def. Oney Lorcan (Non-Title)
This was our first look at Escobar in action on 205 Live. I was super excited for this match on paper, but it never felt like it reached that next level. The fact they only got eight minutes didn't help, but at least they made the most of it while it lasted. I'm happy there wasn't any outside interference and Escobar was able to win on his own. As I said in my review of Night 2 of NXT The Great American Bash, it's great that Escobar has been booked so strong so far.
The Miz and John Morrison Hosted Miz TV with Jeff Hardy; Hardy def. Miz
Everyone ridiculing Hardy for his past struggles has gotten old by this point and Miz and Morrison doing that during Miz TV didn't pack a punch for me. Rather, it just made me want to see this storyline end so we can move on. On the bright side, the match that followed between Hardy and Miz was well-wrestled, though Miz looked like a loser (per usual) for not being able to put Hardy away even with the distraction from Sheamus on the big screen. By the way, it was officially announced that Hardy and Sheamus will meet in a Bar Fight at Extreme Rules. It's possible it exceeds expectations, but I'm not holding my breath.
WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Bayley and Sasha Banks def. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (Non-Title)
We've seen so much of Bayley against Bliss and Cross over the last year that I'm ready for the rivalry to be over. Bayley and Banks being on most of WWE's weekly shows doesn't help, no matter how entertaining they are at times. This was a decent match with the right finish. Bayley pinning Cross ahead of Extreme Rules was an odd decision seeing as how Bayley will likely be retaining her title at the event, but at least the champions didn't lose in non-title action again.
AEW World Tag Team Champions "Hangman" Adam Page and Kenny Omega def. Private Party
This was way more of an Adam Page and Kenny Omega title defense than what we saw from them last week against Best Friends, in my opinion. Private Party needed to have a memorable showing if they weren't going to win the titles and they succeeded. This was an excellent, action-packed opener that was everything it needed to be. I maintain that FTR are likely going to be the ones to beat Page and Omega for the belts eventually, even though the championship isn't needed for the FTR vs. Young Bucks feud.
Lance Archer def. Joey Janela
I'm glad Archer is still being booked like a a dominant monster despite his loss to Cody at Double or Nothing, but I honestly had zero desire to see him in a competitive match with someone on Janela's level. Janela isn't a Brandon Cutler or a Peter Avalon, but there's no reason for Archer to take over 10 minutes to beat him. I applaud their effort here and it was a decent match, but hopefully Archer can now move on to a more high-profile program.
Candice LeRae def. Mia Yim in a Street Fight
These two have had excellent chemistry throughout this feud and this was a wonderful way of blowing it off. We don't see Street Fights often in NXT, so this felt special and they more than delivered on the stipulation. They battered each other with everything they could find and brawled all over the Performance Center. Plus, that sick-looking swinging neckbreaker from LeRae to Yim on the pile of chairs from the top turnbuckle made for a fantastic finish. This was a good win for LeRae, as she hasn't won many important matches in a while and Yim rarely loses anything in defeat.
Bronson Reed def. Tony Nese
Reed is an incredibly impressive athlete, especially for a guy his size, but his biggest issue is that NXT has yet to book him consistently. He'll win a match here and there (like this one) before losing whenever it matters most. The way this matchup was set up was strange, but I appreciate that they at least attempted to explain it. Nese scored some offense, but this was exactly what it needed to be with Reed going over in decisive fashion. Now he needs to continue building momentum and not immediately lose.
Kylie Rae and Susie def. Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary
Rae and Susie have had an established alliance for a while now, whereas Rosemary and Valkyrie are still trying to find themselves as a team. I don't know if Valkyrie's going face or if Rosemary's going heel, but either way, it's been entertaining. Susie's matches aren't always the greatest, but considering she was kept limited here, this was pretty decent, especially whenever Rae was on offense.
The Deaners def. XXXL, Reno Scum, and TJP & Fallah Bahh in a Four-Way Tag Team Match
While not as strong as its Knockouts division, IMPACT's tag team division has been doing well in recent months. However, I feel like we've seen almost every combination of these teams against each other, so this wasn't anything new. TJP and Bahh were the only stars who stood out in my opinion, and The Deaners winning was a puzzling choice, just because I don't see them challenging for the Impact World Tag Team Championship at any point. This felt like it existed solely to kill television time.
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