San Francisco, California
March 5th, 2023
The outcome here was expected. This was a fine match and the interference was half expected due to the stipulation. Jericho is showing some age with how fast he moves but Starks still looked great even through the sloppier moments.
2.5 / 5
For being a stipulation match they kept the big spots few and far between instead went for a match filled with emotion and story telling. It was solid and showed the good side of both men.
3 / 5
Exactly what you wanted here, a spot filled and nonstop action packed match. Told some good in ring story with The Elite not being big or violent enough like House Of Black. HOB winning was the right choice as they can use the belts and The Elite as long running champs isn’t needed at all.
4.25 / 5
A fun triple threat. It didn’t always flow well or make the most sense but it was solid and Hayter looked like a good champ.
3 / 5
As expected both men put on a brutal and extremely bloody deathmatch. Mox bled insane and Hangman bled enough to matter. Nonstop big spots here that was pretty much the focus of the match.
4 / 5
A slower match that didn’t help by being the one to follow a deathmatch. Wardlow winning wasn’t too shocking and he could be a solid champ if he keeps it and has actual matches and feuds.
2 / 5
A lot more fun than expected. As expected it became loose on rules with the run ins but every team got their time to spots and to shine.
3 / 5
A 60 minute match can be tough sometimes especially if goes more than that time. This showed Danielson as one of the best technical guys in the world and gave us more than enough to see just how good of a wrestler MJF is aside from just being a fantastic heel. While the first half may have dragged a little bit the last 10 minutes or so was a masterclass in having the crowd on the edge of their seats.
4.25 / 5