Enzo Amore Addressed WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto
Obviously, Enzo is the strongest talker in the Cruiserweight division at the moment, so while he didn't say anything here that we haven't heard before, it effectively hyped up his WWE Cruiserweight Championship rematch with Kalisto at TLC as well as the night's tag team main event. I wouldn't normally kick off a Cruiserweight show with a talking segment, but this served its purpose.
Rich Swann def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher by Disqualification
I don't think I've mentioned this before, but I really like how Gallagher completely ditched the colorful trunks upon turning heel and is now wearing street clothes. Those little changes make the biggest differences in my mind. At any rate, this was a fun little match and a nice preview of what to expect in the tag team match at TLC. The non-finish protected both men and the post-match bedlam that ensued was entertaining to watch.
Drew Gulak Announced He Will Appear on the TLC Kickoff Show
Personally, I've gotten a kick out of Gulak's PowerPoint presentation stuff and I think some other fans have as well. It's definitely better than whatever the hell he was doing before, which was... well, nothing. He received pretty substantial heat for his promo in this segment, so that was an encouraging sign that this gimmick is getting over, and we'll have the pleasure of seeing him reveal the highly anticipated tenth slide on his presentation on the TLC Kickoff show.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto and Mustafa Ali def. Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari
Wait, wasn't this the exact same match we saw on 205 Live last week? And what happened to the rest of the heels in the division aligning with Enzo? Don't get me wrong, this was solid from an in-ring standpoint, but they might as well have replayed last week's main event again because this was essentially the same, even down to the babyfaces winning. Of course, that must mean Enzo is regaining the gold in his upcoming rematch with Kalisto. Sorry, Kalisto, it was fun while it lasted.
For the first time ever, TLC will feature three Cruiserweight matches/segments between Gulak on the Kickoff show, the tag team match, and Enzo vs. Kalisto for the title. Of course, that's largely due to the rest of the card being depleted of star power, but it's a refreshing change of pace for the division either way. Nevertheless, this was a rather straightforward show that successfully built toward TLC on Sunday.
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