|Fuck off with your transphobia, Paige|
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The first match of the night was a sort of preview for the upcoming Tag title defense at Elimination Chamber, featuring Tyson Kidd and Cesaro versus Los Matadores versus Lucha Dragons versus the Ascension. The two remaining teams, the New Day and the Prime Time Players, were both on guest commentary. As could be expected, the presence of so many bodies and voices made things pretty chaotic and occasionally too overwhelming for my taste. Wisely, Xavier Woods and Titus O'Neil mostly took on speaking duties for their teams. Both men are witty and quick with a response, which was entertaining, but they also both had a clear agenda to hype up the Elimination Chamber match and the teams in it while maintaining a heelish bravado. Lord knows the WWE has done very little to make much out of the Tag division lately, so it's nice to see some of its members take it upon themselves to prove that the tag teams are worth watching. The match itself was too short for my liking, but definitely high-energy. I chose to look at it more as a brief teaser for what we're in store for on May 31. All the teams had time in the spotlight to show their stuff, and Kalisto pinned Diego for the win. I'm pretty sure most people expect the title match to eventually come down to Kidd/Cesaro and the New Day, but having the Lucha Dragons win here, as well as spending a lot of time with the Ascension in control of the match, made it seem like it could be anyone's game. Considering the WWE's chronic inability to focus on more than two teams at once, I appreciated the possibilities that this match opened up.