I thought that these pre-match promos were cheesy, particularly Stacy's, but Shadows did a really good job establishing Tenille's (formerly Emma) finish before an entrance even happened. I can't express how important that is for a new viewer or for someone who isn't familar with Tenille's work.
Deonna Purrazzo puts over Shadows right out of the gate on commentary for being intimidating.
It feels different seeing Tenille with a different sense of production, but her work seems crisp. I've noticed her chin is always straight up in the air when she's on offense, which is something I don't see a lot of in wrestling, and less in MMA. She gets splattered with a big spinebuster, but Shadows misses a Vader Bomb.
Dashwood busts out the Tarantula and does a nice kick that sees her flip her body over the second rope. Dashwood connects with a flying cross body press and later connects with Spotlight the Difference for the win. The new finish is a running low dropkick to the side of her opponent's head, usually when they're kneeling. After the match, Shadows returns and offers a handshake to Dashwood, who accepts it.
Dashwood moves on in the tournament, and faces Brandi Rhodes on the ROH 16th Anniversary pre-show
Match Rating: 5.25/10