This was a solid contest and an effective opener for sure. The match featured some sound in-ring storytelling.
It was 50/50 at the start until Mickie managed to target Becky’s left arm to get the advantage. Becky fought back more and more. It seemed like she was not going to be able to complete the comeback, but she managed to pull off a jackknife pinning combo to keep Mickie down for the three.
The smart work helped this one compensate for the lack of genuine spark to the proceedings. (***)