Favorite Moment: KingStrem debuting in the IWA! The King has arrived!
Best Piece of Booking: Having D-Boy lose his first match. Makes me want to see how well he will recover after taking a first loss RIGHT after getting repackaged with a manager.
Any Piece of Booking You Didn't Like: None of the booking was really bad.
Best Match: I really liked the main event most of all, particularly because Diamond got to be a part of the main event and I got to see Erebus in action for the first time. I'm assuming Erebus is supposed to be brutal so I appreciated how relentless he appeared. On top of that, there was plenty of action in between the video and the final bell and that's never a bad thing for a main event. Great attention to detail for both characters and for match progression. Nothing to complain about here.
Best Promo: The four way tag team promo between The Infection(sans VHX), Nightmare Madness, KayFabulous & Extremely Lethal. Everyone did a fantastic job representing their teams and extra credit goes to THBK for picking up the slack for VHX who was unable to submit his part of the promo. Looking forward to that triple threat match next week.
Any Matches and/or Promos That Could've Been Improved: Erickson's/Gunner's promo wasn't very impressive and thus, I felt it dragged out too long. The big bad bullies who loving beating people up is a bit overplayed and I didn't really feel like they brought anything new to the table. "Senselessly beat up stagehand, talk shit, spout out credentials, rinse + repeat". Been there, done that. Also, Pamich's promo didn't go on for very long and wasn't all that substantial.
Any Final Positives: All the matches were very well written, Smyth's promo was great, Jarvis Cole was fantastic, Darius' promo was, too. Oh and D-Boy wasn't bad at all. A little generic but not terrible, either.
Anything Else That Fell Below Your Expectations?: Not much else to complain about.
Overall Show Grade: â€‹A-.