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- Hype for the main event before the open, and afterwards with Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson and Nigel McGuinness, and then the action begins...
- Lacey Evans & Aliyah def. Dakota Kai & Deonna Purrazzo via pinfall (on Kai by Evans after Women’s Right)
Purrazzo and Evans start things with a technical standstill which includes some taunts from each. Aliyah comes in to punish the Virtuosa, but she gets a tag which allows Dakota to light Aliyah up with kicks. Deonna comes back in and almost gets Lacey in her armbar (via a counter from a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker), but Evans fights it off and hit Purrazzo with a forearm in the back to start a sequence of quick tags as the MYC entrant played face-in-peril. The First Lady with nearfalls after a bronco buster and a knee drop onto the Virtuosa’s arm.
Aliyah is in for more, but Deonna gets free for a tag. Flurry of kicks, and a cover after two facewashes, but Lacey breaks it up. She gets a blind tag, comes in with her finisher, and that’s it.
- Velveteen Dream meets with the “press”. He answers a question about carrying the momentum from his Brooklyn win over EC3 by saying the questioner should have watched him beat Johnny Failure on the award-winning WWE Network. He refuses to answer a question about who attacked Aleister Black, because it’s not about the Dream.
- Street Profits are leaving the basketball court when they’re approached by a fan recording on her camera. Since Street Talk was just renewed for season two, they want her to be ask the question. First, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins laugh off a question about who won on the court. Then, Ford angrily answers why they lost to The Forgotten Sons when The Mighty stole their chains. He disagrees with the interviewer that they’re “just chains” - the represent their culture, their struggle against any obstacle, and prove to their mothers that they made it. They leave and get in Montez’s sports car, but thank the woman for a great episode.
- Some highlights of last week’s main event, then Bianca Belair’s interview from after the match (released on YouTube last week) is shown, making it clear their issues aren’t over.
- Jaxson Ryker def. Humberto Carrillo via pinfall following a springboard release powerbomb
Squash. Ryker showed intensity and a basic power game. Carillo got separation when he got his boot up on a charge, but he leapt into double axehandles a second later and then it was over.
- General Manager William Regal and his investigator pal interview Candice LeRae. She says she didn’t see anything, but it sounds to her like something Tommaso Ciampa would do. Regal says they’ve spoken to Ciampa and there’s no evidence it was him. He has to ask, given her husband’s state of mind, can she vouch for Johnny Gargano’s whereabouts? She says they’ve been trying to keep their personal and professiona lives separate these days, but after the GM announced the Triple Threat, Johnny told her to sit tight, then he went to locker room and they left together after he changed (sounds vague to me). Regal accepts this, but teases he might need to question her again later.
- Keith Lee hype video, explaining what “Limitless” means and inviting us to bask in his glory.
- Flashback to EC3 implicating Lars Sullivan in the attack on Black, and Sullivan taking him out for it. Lars will be in action next week, and we’ll also get Otis Dozovic vs. Ciampa.
- Ricochet vs. Pete Dunne for the North American and United Kingdom championships ends in a no contest due to Undisputed ERA attacking both men
“Big fight feel” introductions and loud dueling chants to start. Technical standoff and some trash talk at the start lead to a “both these guys” chant. Dunne goes to work on Ric’s fingers and left hand, when the NA champ gets a chance, he stays it for more holds rather than getting free and using his speed advantage.
Mat-based back-and-forth. Romero Special from the Brusierweight, but Ric twists out and lands on Dunne for a cover attempt. Ricochet is frustrated because he can’t get the better of any of these exchanges, and things get worse when Dunne rocks him with an uppercut. The One And Only fires back and finally gets some momentum, flattening the UK Champ with a suicide dive on the ramp!
Back in, the Bruiserweight attacks the damaged hand, then goes for the toe and ankle. He takes Ric apart with surgical precision, hitting a stomp on the NA Champ’s head in the midst of it and working the nose and ears. Avoiding an elbow stomp, Ricochet eventually hits a big clothesline off a whip and follows that up with strikes in the corner and a kick, but Dunne won’t stay down. A quick back-and-forth ends with Ric landing on his feet escaping and x-plex, then hits a standing SSP onto Pete’s back, rolling him over for two. Next exchange ends with a flying armbar from Dunne! Ricochet escapes, but Dunne rolls out from under a standing moonsault and stomps the hand again. The One and Only catches him with a big knee, but a follow-up from the top flies right into a big right hand. X-plex, cover, no! Just two!
Bitter end attempt is countered into a German, but Dunne lands on his feet! Kick to the back of Ricochet’s head, but he answers back. A flip off the apron leads right to a forearm to the mush, and Dunne drops him on his back on the apron. Back in, Ric counters the Bitter End into a spike rana, but can only get two! Dunne targets the hand again he gets the better of a striking exchange, but Ricochet ends up in control off the ropes and hits a handspring DDT for another nearfall.
Both men are down, Ric gets up first and heads up top, but Dunne pulls himself along the bottom rope until he can climb himself. He works the hand while they’re on the second rope. Ric with a strike, then a Frankensteiner off the top! Axe kick, flatliner... but the Bruiserweight kicks out at two! The NA champ can’t believe it. He wearily heads to the apron, and springboards right into a triangle. Ricochet gets to his feet in the hold, powerbombing Dunne, but Pete holds on and snaps the fingers. The One and Only survives the submission, then hits a deadlift brainbuster!
Dunne and Ricochet are down again. They glare at each other and get their knees to start another striking exchange... and here comes Undisputed ERA. Adam Cole, Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly attack both men as the referee calls for the bell. War Raiders run in and chase the ERA off through the curtain. Drake Wuertz gives both men their belts as they continue to glare at each other and Full Sail chants their appreciation of both guys and the brand.