1.Defiant Title: Rampage(c) vs Nathan Cruz ***1/4
Defiant is, sadly, still a mixed bag. You have to wonder what long-term lasting power a brand and show like Loaded has, seeing as the fans rarely seem to even care, but they still pump out a fun contest from time to time. Here is the latest that hit my pull list.
Nathan Cruz is actually an underrated worked, in my opinion, and here he put in a nice challenge against the powerhouse style champ. This came off like a very old school match with enough professionalism that it still worked in modern times, coming off like a meaningful title defense.
I don't see this turning up on any MOTY lists, but I enjoyed it well enough. Consider checking it out if you prefer more classic style stuff.