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A proper FTR vs. Santana & Ortiz match was worth the wait

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The 100th episode of Dynamite on Sept. 1 also happened to be the last episode before All Out, but it opened with a feud that started months ago and won’t feature into Sunday’s PPV.

It seemed like the rivalry between The Pinnacle’s FTR and Inner Circle’s Santana & Ortiz would end earlier this summer, but Cash Wheeler suffered a gruesome injury when his arm got caught on the turnbuckle hook. That meant that match had to go quickly to a finish, and left Wheeler questioning his future after FTR picked up the win.

Cash got cleared for tonight’s rematch in Chicagoland, and allowed Wheeler & Dax Harwood to pay tribute to the late Bobby Eaton with Midnight Express-inspired gear. After surviving an early flurry from Proud ‘n’ Powerful...

...it also gave FTR a chance to go for some payback, as they tried to gauge Ortiz’s arm on the exposed turnbuckle. He escaped and eventually made the hot tag, kicking off a thrilling back-and-forth battle with multiple nearfalls for both teams.

It looked like the former champs had it won after bouncing Ortiz’s head off the exposed turnbuckle, then hitting Big Rig. But Santana flew in to break up the cover.

That swung the momentum, and before long Wheeler was taking a cutter, a codebreaker, a superkick, a tandem suplex, and the pin.

Not the way Cash saw his “One More Ride” going, but it proved a proper FTR vs. Santana & Ortiz match proved to be worth the wait.

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