Brutal Attack Force vs WrestleFriends
This was mainly to intro WrestleFriends on the main roster following the BRAZEN RISE tag League win. Had fun doing it
LEVI COLE & THUGS FOR HIRE vs. NJNP
This was mainly something I did for fun when I actually wrote the RISE Tag League in like a week on my phone, haha. Had fun this arc with it and the BRAZEN world building has been a lot of fun.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION: ATTENTION
This was a fun little segment. I'm wondering if this could somehow lead to a heel turn down the line by Tyler. But the Fuse-o's roll on in the meantime!
KERRY KUROYAMA vs DAVID HIGHTOWER
Way to go, Keurig! Fun back and forth match and liked that this built up more of the BRAZEN guys in a fun David Kerry vs David Goliath story.
Side note, I really miss Mikey and the combo of Sawyers/Hightower. Come back, Mikey!
THE TOYBOX vs. GAGE BLACKWOOD, MUSHIGAHARA & VIRGINIA QUELL
ToyBox pulling out the old forklift gag to neutralize Mushigihara was great and this did a good job of combining two separate feuds into one. WynLyn as a member of the ToyBox works for me and this was a nice win for them to hopefully get them back into the Tag Title mix.
Also on that note... I really would like to see Mushi and Gage go singles, I think. I feel like they've been treading water a little bit (though that said, this feud has been funny, which is always good for me). But I feel like they are both meant for singles glory.
WRESTLEFRIENDS, ASSEM... NO, CONGREGATE, NO... GATHER... NO…
Freddy Foreshadowing strikes again! (Third member will be obvious later).
FUSE BROS (c) vs THE STEVENS FAMILY
This match was fucking aces and my personal favorite match of the night. The Tornado Rules stip was used greatly and this did a great job of getting both teams over really well, maming Stevens Family look good. I was a tiny bit surprised the Fuse Bros won, but they totally work as the longstanding workhorses of the Tag Divison.
ACT VIII: THE RARE DEFCON COIN
This was hilarious, haha. Angus's reaction to the hilarious absurdity was priceless. I'm not even going to ask questions because I'm not. So there.
THE JAY HARVEY (c) vs. ELISE ARES
I liked this. Classic Babyface/heel story and again, slightly shocked that THE Jay Harvey came out with the win, but the return of Catalina played well into the stip. I honestly thought it was leaving a door wide open for a fuckton of run-ins, but glad that it didn't. I don't see this being the end of things.
SCOTT STEVENS (c) vs. SCOTT DOUGLAS with GUEST REFEREE JACK HARMEN
Reading this one, I agree that it was very clusterfucky. Harmen's entire manipulation of the main event was fun, but looking back, I will say I felt like there were a lot of different ideas going on at one time and at points, took away from the action inside. I would have liked this as more of a simple formula of Douglas trying his best to overcome Stevens's viciousness and Harmen as the ref. That said, Stevens is a C U Next Tuesday, but I'm really interested to see what becomes of Harmen.