With Fish in limbo, the winner of this should be pretty straightforward. Fish does the splits. That was certainly something I didn’t expect. Very much a comedy opener. Fish eventually focuses on the left knee and ankle. Fish Hook locked in but Castle gets to the bottom rope. Back and forth they go exchanging the offensive advantage. Castle takes a charging Fish and hits the Bangarang to get three.
Fish is checked out, and I’m really not sure where Castle goes given there’s a babyface champion and the TV champion is from New Japan. This was a competitive that picked up steam as it went along. Even though this started with a lot of comedy, this was actually the perfect way to open the show. Solid work from both men.
Winner (s)/Rating: Dalton Castle/***1/4