Brooke Tessmacher def. Gail Kim
What I Liked:
This was a pretty solid knockouts match. There was nothing really special to take out of it besides the fact that is went off smooth with little falters. I was happy to finally see a clean win for Brooke, but Madison Rayne came out after to cause some controversy. She makes out with Earl Hebner after getting in the face of Brooke.
What I Disliked:
All I can say is what the hell are they doing? What is the payoff here with Rayne and Hebner? I feel like this is a real poke at Hebner backstage or something that is an "inside joke" angle. Nobody cares whatsoever about this.
What I Liked:
Aries vs. Roode needed something more. We got it, because Aries and Roode at Hardcore Justice will be for the last time. There is a winner take all, no rematch stipulation. This makes things much more interesting to me because this could be a feud that carries the show for months. What happens when Aries wins? Who is next, and what will Roode move onto? I still feel Aries will win, but I wonder if this is the right call. They certainly peaked my interest in the main event, and really made this more important. This should be the focal point heading into a PPV, and they accomplished it doing that. With all the other happenings, these are the two guys people are investing their time into. I really enjoyed the exchange between the two.
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