Even with the changes to the main event, this was a still a relatively good show as a whole. It’s not the best Global Wars/War Of The Worlds event we’ve seen in Toronto, but it was certainly a step up from Night 1 in Lowell.
Impact’s first PPV under the new regime, Redemption, can only be considered a success. In avoiding the tropes of most past Impact specials, they managed to produce an excellent three-hour show that was a breeze to watch.
As has become a running theme with the WWN Supershow, a bunch of matches deliver, a few of them are really good, and a few angles are sprinkled in along the way. Will Ospreay vs. Matt Riddle was a special kind of match, the dream matches delivered, and there is a whole lot to be hopeful for in the future of EVOLVE, as the opening six-man tag illustrated. Huge thumbs up for Mercury Rising 2018 – buy this show!
EVOLVE 103 got off to a really slow start with the first two matches. Fortunately, the show got much better from that point on with three or four very good matches and a great main event. While EVOLVE 102 was probably the better show overall, EVOLVE 103 still featured a number of matches that are worth checking out.
Brace for Impact was a breezy, enjoyable watch for Impact’s first show on Twitch. It was excellent background viewing if you want something on whilst you’re doing things and I’d recommend checking out El Patron/Bahh because it really was quite good.