Fire Ant replaced Rory Gulak as Omari's opponent for reasons that were not explained.
Xyberhawx 2000 (Nytehawk and Razerhawk) defeated the Whisper and the Troll in only the Troll's second match since 2014.
Still Life with Apricots and Pears defeated the Proletariat Boar of Moldova by countout due to Still Life's Nouveau Aesthetic teammate Ursa Minor in the Night Sky grabbing the Boar's leg while the Boar was outside the ring. After the match, BLANK (formerly Race Jaxon), Ursa Minor and Still Life assembled in the ring. Ursa Minor unzipped the front of BLANK's mask and he said something that ended with, "Art is dead. Long live the Nouveau Aesthetic," and the crowd chanted, "That's not art! That's not art!"
CHIKARA debuts for Jimmy Starz, Good Looking Steve and Green Ant and Thief Ant as a team. CHIKARA actually toned down Steve's name, since in MCW Pro Wrestling (formerly Maryland Championship Wrestling) and other promotions he is billed as Sexy Steve.
There were two CHIKARA 2018 Tag World Grand Prix qualifying matches. Dez Peloton (Donald Kluger (Rob Locke) and Jasper Tippins (Joe Keys)) defeated Jimmy Starz and Good Looking Steve, and Green Ant and Thief Ant defeated the Creatures of the Deep (Hermit Crab and Cajun Crawdad).
There was a video package showing the winners of all of the past Tag World Grand Prix tournaments.
Blanche Babish is billed from "The Wrong Side of the Tracks." Commentator Sidney Bakabella (Joey Eastman) makes a joke about playing a game of "Deuces N' Dominos" there, a reference to the former WWE team of Deuce (James Snuka) N' Domino (Cliff Compton), who were billed from "The Other Side of the Tracks." The cherry on her opponent El Hijo del Ice Cream's head is mentioned, and Bryce Remsburg jokes about how she was a friend of theirs, referring to Deuce N' Domino's valet Cherry (Kara Drew), whose 1950s-throwback gimmick Babish's resembles. It's notable as a rare example of Bakabella making a wrestling reference from the 21st Century, since he mentions playing the "Deuces N' Dominos" game with "Charlie Brown from Outta Town" (a masked gimmick used by Jimmy Valiant) and Mildred Burke.
During the Green Ant/Thief Ant-Creatures of the Deep match, Thief Ant imitates Hermit Crab and Cajun Crawdad's mannerisms, leading to Bakabella saying that Barry Darsow was angry with Thief Ant and wanted to "smash" him, with Remsburg mentioning Darsow's towing hook, a reference to Darsow's gimmicks of Demolition Smash and Repo Man.
Dr. Rod Diamondfire attempted to interview Green Ant and Thief Ant after the match, with Green Ant saying that they were the Colony. Fire Ant attacked them and told them, "You are not the Colony."