Welcome to the big lights Marq Quen and Isaiah Kassidy. The Private Party came into Fyter Fest as one of the three teams in the preshow match also featuring Scorpio Sky and SCU and the Best Friends. We know Sky and the crew from their ROH work, you may not have seen Quen and Kassidy, though.
WWE put the intense foot forward from the first match of the week. Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman took their rivalry to the moon in a falls count anywhere match that ended with both men going through the LED board on the stage.
The New Day Manifesto was delivered just before the trio squared off against Samoa Joe and the War Raiders. Kofi Kingston’s run is hot enough that it was nothing for his team to drop the match Joe and nem.
It’s very possible that the days of R-Truth as the 24/7 Champion are numbered. He dropped the title to Drake Maverick and did not regain it before the end of the show. The title has become hot as hell with him carrying it.
There was a dubious scheme to put Ricochet back in the ring with AJ Styles and for the US Title. The positive outcome was the fact that Ric was put over Styles, but the bonus was this was a real springboard for a heel turn and a real match between the two down the road.
The SmackDown Tag title picture gets a bit clearer with Big E and Xavier Woods laying claim to become six-time champs. E followed up by dancing with Daniel Bryan as a teaser for the Extreme Rules contest.
Apollo Crews has been stalking Zelina Vega and Andrade for weeks. When he got a piece of the latter, it was not pretty.
Fire and Desire were not much of a match for the rage of Ember Moon. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a nice Eclipse to top off a great match.
The action-packed night put Mia Yim on display from the beginning. Her match with the rather warm heel Alyiah definitely would see some Vanessa Borne action, yet it was Yim keeping her role going.
This Breakout Tournament is going to be a great look overall, but it was Isaiah “Swerve” Scott aka Shane Strickland who caught the eyes of the NXT fans this week. By the end of it, it should have been a no-brainer that the Hardy backed, Cameron Grimes, would move on. That still didn’t mean that Scott didn’t impress the hell out everyone watching.
Someone decided that it may be best to put Bianca Belair back on her hot streak. Granted it was a squash, Belair put on a show of strength that would make anyone forget about the Yim series.
The new look Kiera Hogan keeps on giving. She managed to shine in the ring with Madison Rayne while antagonizing Jordyne Grace, who was sitting ringside.
The Moose and RVD extravaganza should be one for the ages. At best, it should be an opener for Slammiversary.
Somehow (Brian Cage being injured), Rich Swann and Willie Mack have worked their way from opening exhibition matches to main eventing the weekly televised events. I’m not sure what Johnny Bravo was doing there other than to make the squads even, but Swann shared a match with his PPV opponent Johnny Impact.
Ring of Honor
The union of Shaheem Ali and LSG failed the test that Shane Taylor and Bully Ray issued. Taylor continues to flaunt his Television Title and crush the competition at the same time.