I have just finished binge watching the first round. Overall I enjoyed it but I thought some of the girls were a bit clunky (Renee, Kavita, Rachel and Marti).
Shayna and Kairi are top tier in my opinion. Kairi has the best elbow drop in the world, Shayna is just scary good. I was very impressed with Candice Wrestling, very fast and very fluid. Her finisher is excellent.
I thought it was a mistake to put Abbey through instead of Jazzy who was clearly over with the crowd.
Impressed with Candice LaRae, Dakota Kai, Jazzy Gabert, Kari Sane, Piper Niven, Toni Storm, Taynara Conti and the first match with Sugehit and Kay Lee Ray. Like Bianca Blair too but that hair makes me too worried that someone will accidently step on it or it will get caught somehow and cause a serious injury. Agree Jazzy should have moved on but I bet they bring her back to wrestle a match during the finals. Don't know about Baszler. It may be just me but it seems like her punches look weird. Could be that after seeing her really punch people seeing her pretend to punch is weird to me. Do love her finish though.
1) Darkening of the crowd during matches 2) Bit of a mixed bag in terms of talent
Overall I think it's good that the WWE are showcasing women's wrestling and the quality overall isn't too bad. But I worry about the future of these women. We already saw what happened after the Cruiserweight Classic. Great tournament, but when you wrestle in a division the WWE traditionally don't care about, they inevitably stop caring about it. It doesn't bode well for the women but I'll enjoy it while it lasts.