From AEW Elevation
1.Moriarty vs Garcia ***1/4
From CCW Alive
1.Cage vs Richards ***1/2
From IMPACT! Wrestling
1.Petey vs TJP ***1/4
2.Skyler vs Laredo Kid **
3.Christian, Sabin, Edwards, Alexander, Callihan vs Austin, Fulton, Myers, Moose, Morrissey ***
Click the links above for ratings and thoughts on full episodes of shows that I watched/reviewed.
Moriarty and Garcia's match on Elevation was good, tech based shit and I really enjoyed it. Lee's moment didn't seem to air on the episode, unless I overlooked it when pulling this match, but I'm happy for the dude.
Last week, I checked out CCW for the first time. It was fun indie show stuff. This week, when I posted the results (which I just recently started doing in general), I noticed Davey Richards versus Brian Cage was the main event for the latest installment. MLW vs AEW. That's enough to get my attention. I'd say it was a very unsafe show, for those that care about such things, but the crowd was also so small that it could also be seen as just a small collection of maskless Floridians gathering to play Russian Roulette. But yeah, Cage and Richards put in for a pretty good one here. You'd be excused for thinking they'd be on autopilot, but these dudes decided step up just a tad past that mode and it was good shit as a result.
Over on IMPACT!, which I admittedly watched most of this week, we start my pulls with a good, technical based match from Petey and TJP. After, Maclin dominated ahead of Victory Road. Good shit.
Next, Skyler acted like a dick and then had Laredo Kid work down in a match that never really felt like it got going much before ending in a thud.
On the promo side, Bey spoke shit in a decent backstage promo while Hikuleo stood awkwardly next to him. The Good Brothers spoke shit, including a random fat joke, until a fun moment saw Mack and Swann beat them up a bit. Lastly, Team Christian spoke ahead of the main event which served as a solid lead-in.
That main event, a massive 10-man tag match, was chaotic while adding a few more layers to ongoing angles ahead of Victory Road and other shows to come. In that, it succeeded at the clear goal while still staying outside of must-see territory. And honestly that's fine. Not everything needs to be a MOTYC and considering the match-type this was still very fun for what it was.
TV MATCH OF THE WEEK: FTR vs Dante Martin, Matt Sydal (AEW Dynamite)