Killer Kross def. Petey Williams
Originally, I was surprised this wasn't saved for Slammiversary, but based off how it was booked like a standard squash for Kross, I'm glad they opted to put it on TV instead. Williams had his flurry of offense at one point and he sold very well for Kross' offense, but in the end, it was a dominant showing and a decisive victory for Kross as it should have been. I've seen rumors of Johnny Impact wanting a crack at Kross upon his return at Slammiversary this Sunday, so I could see that being Kross' first full-fledged feud.
Desi Hit Squad def. Fallah Bahh and K.M.
The jury is still out on Desi Hit Squad, but they've done fairly well in their last two matches on IMPACT!. This was another good performance from them and it helped that they were able to beat a popular tandem in Bahh and K.M. (who I could have sworn broke up a few weeks ago but apparently not). If nothing else, I'm happy they're slowly being built up and stacking up wins instead of being rushed into the tag title picture because they aren't ready for that yet.
Lacey Evans def. Dakota Kai
As I've said several times in the past, Evans is slowly but surely coming into her own as a complete performer in the ring. She is getting her character down as well, but her work inside the squared circle has especially impressed me lately. Sure, Kai is an excellent competitor in her own right, but Evans certainly held her own here and I was fine with her picking up the victory since Kai can always bounce back being the ultimate underdog that she is. This was a strong showing from the ladies.
Kassius Ohno def. Rick Ramirez
I believe the last time we saw Ohno on NXT TV was when he lost to EC3 several weeks back, and he looked dejected after that loss. Thus, it was only logical for him to not only score a much-needed victory here but also do so in dominant fashion. He beat his unknown opponent in under a minute and came across like a badass in the process. I'm curious if this will lead to a more aggressive Ohno or a full-fledged heel turn eventually.
Dezmond X def. Paul London to Win an Ancient Aztec Medallion
I'm fairly familiar with Dezmond from his work in IMPACT this past year, and if you couldn't already tell, he is a tremendous talent. I was happy he had the chance to shine in his first match for Lucha Underground and it helped that he had a quality debut opponent in Paul London, who sold very well for X's offense. This was a highly entertaining opener that made Dezmond look like a star from the get-go.
The Mack Won an Over-the-Top-Rope Battle Royal to Choose Who Wouldn't Compete in Next Week's Gift of the Gods Championship Match
Before the bout, Antonio Cueto called out everyone who has won an ancient Aztec medallion over the last few weeks and requested that they place their medallions into the Gift of the Gods Championship belt. Then, he announced an impromptu Battle Royal where the winner would able to choose who would be removed from next week's Gift of the Gods title match. The actual Battle Royal was pretty lame, and Mack's reasoning for getting rid of Mil Muertes was that he was "scared of him." Uh, I guess that makes sense.
Kelly Klein def. Jenny Rose
To be completely honest, this was the only match during the entire Ring of Honor television taping that I didn't pay too much attention to that night. Instead, I was checking out the merchandise stand. Upon seeing it for a second time, however, I realized it was a pretty decent matchup, despite some sloppy spots here and there. Klein went over in decisive fashion as she should have, but Rose looked fine in defeat. As I've said in the past, I'm happy the women are getting more TV time from week to week.
Eli Isom, Kenny King and Chuckie T. def. SoCal Uncensored, Jonathan Gresham, Alex Shelley & LSG, Silas Young, Beer City Bruiser & Brian Milonas, and Shane Taylor & The Dawgs in an ROH World Six-Man TaG Team Championship No. 1 contender's Gauntlet Match
The six-man tag team division hasn't been lighting the world in ROH since its inception in late 2016, but it was cool to see it showcased in the main event of this show and to see the match receive as much time as it did. All four mini matches were a ton of fun and I liked how there were a few different combinations of tandems that we wouldn't normally get. I fully expected SoCal Uncensored to go over since they have unfinished business with The Kingdom, but the makeshift trio of Isom, King and Chuckie winning was a pleasant surprise (especially with newcomer Isom scoring the deciding fall), which should make for a great six-man tag team title match sometime soon.
TJP def. Noam Dar
Upon Dar's return to the ring on 205 Live a few weeks back, he beat TJP in the matter of a minute, but needless to say, this was much more of a competitive contest. They went the storytelling route and it worked wonderfully with TJP targeting Dar's previously injured knee throughout. Not only did it give Dar an out for losing, it established TJP as an aggressive jerk with credibility. The eventual rubber match should be good, too.
Drew Gulak def. Danny Garcia
Now that Gulak, Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick have moved on from their feud with the Lucha House Party, Gulak can set his sights back on the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. He had another impressive outing here by making short work of his opponent and going over in decisive and dominant fashion. I really appreciated how this victory helped earn him a place in the No. 1 Contender's Fatal 4-Way matchup that was announced for next week's show. It showed that wins and losses actually do matter, unlike on Raw and SmackDown Live more often than not.
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