- Gran Metalik def Alejandro Saez
- Hoho Lun def Ariya Daivari
- Cedric Alexander def Clement Petiot
- Kota Ibushi def Sean Maluta
Gran Metalik was a lot of fun to watch. Hoho Lun was underwhelming, but took down the heelish Daivari. Cedric Alexander did what we knew he could do, and put on a heck of a show. Can’t wait to see him face Kota Ibushi next month! And Sean Maluta was no slouch, either – despite an obvious botch, he recovered nicely and surprised the heck out of me overall.
After the first four matches, 33 out of 80 brackets remain perfect. Did you make the cut?
About Joshua Schlag
For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years.
Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us.
It's still real to me, dammit!
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