Also finally got caught up last night. KLR/Sugehita, Jazzy/Abbey, Logan/Yim, Kairi/Tessa were all fantastic matches, but I have to say my favourite match was actually Viper/Garrett. Viper is a stunning woman, obvs.
The only weaker matches in my mind were Evers/Belle (apparently according to the Observer they changed this result on the fly because Belle was so bad? but in my mind she was definitely not the weaker aspect of that match, so that's confusing if true) and Savoy/Gonzalez which just didn't have a chance to stand out warming up for Kairi
In terms of someone I knew zilch about who impressed me, Rhea Ripley. Good look, athleticism, charisma and just 20 years old. I'm also a bit in love with Dakota Kai and sad those two meet each other in the next round.
Commentary was far from great but didn't let it bother me too much. I did like JR's line about how Mia Yim was trained by "the handsome Tajiri", though that's about it. Should've replaced with Mauro when they had the opportunity, who I'm not the biggest fan of or anything but they're leagues apart in terms of passion today.
Also caught this screenshot of Johnny Gargano watching Candice's match. Think he might fancy her or some shit..