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On the FUW portion of the iPPV.
Match Number One: Florida Flash Championship Title Match: James Alexander versus Wayne Wonder versus Maxwell Chicago versus Sideshow versus Dakota Darsow versus Lince Dorado. Dorado wins the match with a Shooting Star Press on Alexander.
Match Number Two: FUW Tag Title Match: The James Boys versus Kory Chavis and Michael Tarver. The James Boys retain after they hit Chavis with the cowbell.
Match Number Three: Mercedes won a Women’s Match with a rollup.
Match Number Four: NWA National and FUW Heavyweight Title Match. Kahagas versus Wes Brisco. Kahagas wins with a rollup.
Match Number Five: Bruce Santee versus Navy Seal. Santee wins with a rollup.
During the Intermission, they held a ceremony to honor the Legends of the Bayfront Center.
Jimmy Hart comes out to help with the ceremony.
The people who were honored tonight were:
King Curtis Iaukea
Match Number One: Special Challenge Match Tony Nese (1-3) vs. Mike Cruz (0-2)
They lock up and Nese with a waist lock and Cruz with a hammer lock. Nese takes Cruz to the mat and applies a half nelson with his leg. Nese gets a near fall. Cruz works on the wrist but Nese with a knee and side head lock. Nese with a shoulder tackle but Cruz with an arm drag. Cruz with a drop kick and Nese goes to the floor.
Cruz with a suicide dive onto Nese. Cruz rolls Nese back into the ring and Cruz goes up top but Nese stops him. Nese with a press slam but Cruz rolls through. Nese sends Cruz into the turnbuckles but he lands on the middle turnbuckle and hits a cross body for a near fall. Nese with a back breaker for a near fall. Nese with a kick to Cruz.
Nese with a forearm to the back and then he slams Cruz and gets a near fall. Nese trips Cruz and then he tries for a double jump moonsault but Cruz moves. Nese with an enzuigiri from the apron and then he hits the double jump moonsault and gets a near fall. Nese punches Cruz.
Cruz with punches to the midsection followed by a chop and European uppercut. Nese takes Cruz into the air and drives him face first into the mat. Nese follows that with a German suplex and bridge for a near fall. Cruz counters a suplex and gets a near fall with a rollup. Cruz with a series of kicks and an enzuigiri and both men are down.
Cruz with a flying forearm and clothesline. Cruz with a running back elbow and enzuigiri for a near fall. Nese with a rollup and then he sends Cruz into the corner with a buckle bomb and then he hits a running knee to the head but Cruz is able to kick out at two. Nese with a chop and punch followed by an Irish whip but Cruz with a pendulum kick and an enzuigiri for a near fall.
Nese crotches Cruz and sets for a German superplex and Nese hits it while staying in the turnbuckles. Nese hits a 450 splash for the three count.
Winner: Tony Nese
After the match, Lenny Leonard interviews Tony and Tony says that he is the premier athlete. He says that he has been waiting for a year but he didn’t get anything. Instead of earning his opportunity, he is going to take what is his. It pisses him off that he challenged Johnny Gargano last night but he has not answered him. He doesn’t care that Johnny has a big match tonight or that his back is injured. He will hear an answer to his challenge tonight.
Match Number Two: Style Battle Tournament Match Bobby Fish (4-4) vs. Tommy Taylor (0-1)
They lock up and Fish with a front face lock but he is against the ropes and he releases the hold. They lock up again and Fish tries for a round kick but Taylor ducks it. Taylor with a front face lock into a waist lock and he takes Fish to the mat and gets a near fall. Fish backs into the ropes and Taylor releases the hold.
They go for a Greco Roman knuckle lock and Taylor gets the advantage. Taylor with a Japanese stranglehold. Taylor gets Fish on his shoulders and hits a fireman’s carry slam and then rolls through into an arm bar. Taylor returns to the cross arm choke but Fish backs Taylor into the ropes and Fish with a snap mare but Taylor kips up. Fish with a snap mare and a head scissors.
Taylor tries for a headstand to escape and he succeeds and applies a reverse chin lock. Fish with a hammer lock but Taylor with a head scissors and he takes Fish to the mat. Fish with a waist lock and Taylor with a standing switch and Fish rolls through into the Fish Hook but Taylor gets to the ropes. Taylor goes to the apron to regroup for a moment.
Fish goes for the leg but Taylor with a rollup for a near fall. Taylor with a sunset flip but Fish rolls through and we get a series of near falls and counters as they go around the ring. Taylor with a shoulder tackle or two.
Fish with a drop kick and then he kicks Taylor in the chest. Fish with a snap mare and a double jump slingshot senton for a near fall. Fish with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Fish with a knee to the midsection but Taylor with a European uppercut and a head butt to the midsection. Taylor with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Taylor with a leg drop to the arm.
Taylor with a forearm to the back followed by a snap mare and neck breaker. Taylor gets a near fall. Fish with a forearm to the chest followed by a kick to the back of the legs. Fish with a kick to the chest but he runs into an elbow from Taylor. Fish with a round kick and he gets a near fall.
Fish goes up top but he misses the diving head butt and both men are down. Taylor gets to his feet first and he drop kicks Fish into the turnbuckles and hits a TKO for a near fall. Fish tries to get Taylor up but he collapses under Taylor’s weight. Fish rolls through into the Fish Hook and Taylor taps out.
Winner: Bobby Fish
After the match, Lenny interviews Bobby Fish and says that Fish is guaranteed a spot in the finals of the Style Battle Tournament. Fish says nothing and leaves the ring.
Match Number Three: Style Battle Tournament Match AR Fox (4-2) vs. Jon Davis (2-3)
Fox with a waist lock into a side head lock but Davis blocks a take down. Davis with a shoulder tackle but Fox with a back heel kick and drop kick. Davis sends Fox to the floor with a shoulder tackle. They go to the floor and Davis chops Fox. Fox with a kick from the apron to the chest and then he hits the moonsault off the ring post onto the floor.
Fox with a baseball slide to Davis and then Fox goes up top for the leg drop across the throat on the apron. Fox goes for another one to the back of the neck and he connects. Fox gets a near fall. Fox with a forearm to the back of the neck followed by a punch and kick. Fox with a counter into a small package. Davis gets up and hits a choke slam that somehow did not break Fox in half. Davis can only get a two count.
Davis with a forearm to the back followed by a chop. Davis with head butts to Fox followed by a European uppercut and he gets a near fall. Fox drops Davis on the top rope. Fox misses a springboard move. Fox with a stunner and he tries for a second one but Davis holds on and hits a snap mare back suplex and gets a near fall.
Davis with a kick to the back. Davis with a forearm to the back followed by a kick. Davis with a slam. Davis with another slam as he starts to work on the back. Davis with a chop in the corner and then he puts Fox on the turnbuckles. Fox with punches to Davis but Davis with a forearm and Fox goes to the mat. Fox with a boot and Fox tries for an arm drag but Davis stays on his feet.
Davis catches Fox on a rana attempt from the turnbuckles and hits a buckle bomb and then he hits a Yakuza kick for a near fall. Davis with a forearm to Fox and it looks like Davis is able to control the pace of the match. Davis with an Irish whip but Fox with an elbow and then he hits a cutter off the turnbuckles. Both men are down. Davis gets up first. Fox with a kick to Davis but Davis with an Irish whip. Fox moves when Davis charges into the corner and Fox with a springboard drop kick. Fox with a shooting star cannonball and he gets a near fall. Fox waits for Davis to get to his feet and he hits a clothesline and then skins the cat into a drop kick. Fox with a running forearm and he puts Davis on the turnbuckles and he pushes Fox off. Davis blocks Lo Mein Pain but Fox with an enzuigiri to Davis.
Fox runs the apron and Davis with a punch. Davis hits a jackhammer from the second rope but Fox can only get a two count. Davis gets Fox on his shoulders but Fox escapes and he kicks Davis. Fox goes up top and hits a Swanton but can only get a one count.
Fox with a kick to the knees and then a drop kick that sends Davis to the floor. Fox tries for a move to the floor but he lands on the apron. Fox hits a springboard inward moonsault and both men are down.
Fox rolls Davis back in and he hits a springboard 450 but Davis kicks out. Davis with a facebuster and kick. Davis with another buckle bomb but he misses a kick. Fox tries for the crucifix but Davis holds on. Davis with three seconds around the world for the three count.
Winner: Jon Davis
After the match, Lenny interviews Jon Davis but Bobby Fish comes to the ring. Their match on Saturday will determine the winner of the Style Battle.
Bobby tells Jon that tomorrow will not be about hand shakes or mutual respect. It is about the fact that he knows that Jon needs that win. Bobby says that he’s gotta have that win.
Jon says that Bobby thinks that he is a tough guy. He has a family to feed. He says that Bobby can bring all of the tough talk that he wants. He will not go home empty handed.
Match Number Four: Six Way Freestyle Alex Reynolds (3-1) vs. John Silver (2-1) vs. Jake Manning (1-2) vs. Lince Dorado (0-1) vs. Caleb Konley (2-1) vs. Scott Reed (0-1)
Silver and Dorado start things off and they lock up. Dorado with a waist lock but Silver with a standing switch and take down. Silver with a front face lock but Dorado with a hammer lock. Silver with a reverse chin lock. Dorado with a single leg take down. Reed kicks Dorado in the head from the apron.
Silver with an arm bar and arm drag but Dorado with a near fall. Silver with a forearm but Dorado with a handspring back elbow. Dorado avoids a leg sweep but Silver with a rollup for a near fall.
They shake hands again and try to tag in Konley and Reed but they refuse. Manning and Reynolds tag in. Reynolds with a flying back elbow. Manning with forearms but Reynolds with a back body drop and drop kick.
Reynolds with a running back elbow and he gets a near fall. Konley tags in and Reynolds tags in Reed The two members of the Scene will have to face off. They go to tag Dorado and Silver but they get off the apron. Manning and Reynolds go to the floor as well.
They lock up and Reed with a side head lock. They run the ropes and Konley gets winded and then he goes for the finger poke of doom. Everyone comes into the ring and break up the cover. Manning also goes to the floor. Manning trips Dorado and sends him into the apron. Silver and Reynolds with splashes onto Reed and Konley. Dorado goes up top and hits a dive onto everyone on the floor.
Dorado goes up top again and he waits for Reed to turn around and he hits a seated senton splash. Reed and Konley double team Dorado. Dorado with a twisting press to Konley. Dorado with an arm drag to Reed. The Scene hits a double spine buster and then they swing Dorado into a double suplex. Manning celebrates in the ring with Reed and Konley. Manning wants a high five from someone in the Scene. Reed and Konley hit a double elbow drop.
Silver and Reynolds with European uppercuts and splashes to the Scene. Reynolds and Silver hit German suplexes and bridges for near falls. Manning sends Reynolds over the top rope to the floor. Manning with a back breaker and gets a near fall on Silver.
Reed with a clothesline to Manning. Dorado with a rana and then Konley and Reed hip toss Dorado into Manning. Reynolds with a stunner to Reed but Konley with forearms to Reynolds. Konley with an Irish whip but Reynolds rolls through. Silver and Reynolds work over Konley. Reynolds with a super kick to Silver when Silver hits a back breaker on Konley. Manning with a back breaker combination for a near fall on Reynolds.
Dorado with a rana for a near fall. Manning misses a splash into corner and Lince with a tornado DDT on Manning and then he goes up top for a shooting star press and he gets the three count.
Winner: Lince Dorado
Match Number Five: Special Attraction Match Cheech (1-0) vs. Colt Cabana (0-1)
They lock up and Cabana works on the wrist. Cabana with a hammer lock but Cheech with a side head lock. Cabana with a wrist lock again. Cheech reverses and then Cabana does the same. Cabana escapes the hold and kicks Cheech to the mat and Cheech wonders what is so funny. Cabana helps Cheech up but Cheech falls on his face.
Cabana with a nerve hold followed by a surfboard. Cabana with a body scissors an then he gets a rollup. Cheech works on the wrist but Cabana reverses. Cabana with a rollup for a near fall. Cabana tells Cheech to stop and he applies a side head lock. Cheech with a flapjack and he gets a near fall. Cheech with a head butt to the midsection.
Cabana tries for a sunset flip but Cheech stays up. He tries for a splash but Cabana moves. Cabana gets a near fall with a rollup. Cheech with a kick and snap mare. Cheech hits a slingshot senton and gets a near fall. Cheech jumps onto Cabana’s midsection. Cheech goes up top but Cabana gets his boots up and kicks Cheech in the head. Colt with chops followed by punches into the Bionic Elbow.
Cabana with the flying butt splash and then he kicks the turnbuckle where Cheech’s head was resting. Cabana goes up top but Cheech stops him and crotches Cabana. Cabana gets Cheech on his shoulders and drops him on the turnbuckles and gets the three count.
Winner: Colt Cabana
Match Number Six: The Rematch El Generico (2-2) vs. Samuray Del Sol (0-3)
They shake hands and then Generico works on the arm and wrist. Generico with an arm bar but Del Sol with a reversal. Generico with an arm drag to escape. Generico helps Del Sol up. Del Sol with a waist lock and arm drag. Del Sol offers his hand to Generico to help him p and Generico thinks about it and he obliges. They lock up again and Generico with a side head lock take down.
They lock up again and Generico with a side head lock. Del Sol with punches but Generico with a shoulder tackle. Generico with a leg lariat to Del Sol. Generico gets a near fall. Generico sends Del Sol into the turnbuckles. Generico with a back breaker to Del Sol and he gets a near fall.
Generico with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Generico with a side head lock. Del Sol with a head scissors take down for a near fall. Del Sol with a modified figure four leg lock and Generico struggles to get to the ropes but he succeeds.
Del Sol with a kick to the chest. Del Sol with a rolling Death Valley Driver followed by a drop kick to the face. Generico with a slam. Generico with a forearm to Del Sol followed by a boot to the head for a near fall. Generico with a chop but Del Sol goes to the apron and Del Sol with an enzuigiri. Del Sol tries for another enzuigiri but Generico with a drop kick to send him to the floor.
Generico waits for Del Sol to get back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Generico with a back breaker and he points to the turnbuckle. Generico sets for the Yakuza kick but Del Sol moves and Generico goes to the floor.
Del Sol with a double jump corkscrew plancha onto Generico. Generico gets back into the ring and Del Sol tries for a springboard move. Del Sol stands on Generico’s back and hits a Code Red for a near fall. Del Sol tries for a reverse rana but Generico blocks it. Del Sol hits a rana for a near fall.
Del Sol tries for a senton into the corner but Generico moves. Generico runs into a boot from Del Sol. Generico flips Del Sol into the air and gets a near fall. Del Sol with elbows. Generico with a Blue Thunder Driver but he can only get a two count. Generico has the Yakuza kick blocked. Del Sol with a tornado DDT for a near fall.
Del Sol goes up top but Generico recovers and tries for a superplex but Del Sol pushes him off. Del Sol with a kick to the midsection followed by a reverse hurricanrana but Generico kicks out at two. Del Sol pulls Generico into the corner and stomps on the ribs.
Del Sol goes up top but Generico gets to his feet and he stops Del Sol. Del Sol pushes Generico off the turnbuckles. Del Sol tries for a 450 splash but lands on Generico’s knees. Generico with the Yakuza Kick and he tries for the top turnbuckle brainbuster but Del Sol blocks it. Del Sol hits a top turnbuckle reverse hurricanrana for the three count.
Winner: Samuray Del Sol
Match Number Seven: Open The Freedom Gate Title Match Johnny Gargano vs. Chuck Taylor (with the Swamp Monster and Jake Manning)
Gargano with a running drop kick into the corner followed by a lawn dart and clothesline that sends Taylor over the top rope to the floor. Gargano with a pescado. Gargano with punches to Taylor and then he sends Taylor’s head into the ring steps. Gargano with a forearm to the back of the head. Gargano rearranges the ring steps and then he connects with an elbow. Gargano stops the count and then he thinks about a law dart into the steps. Taylor with a knee and he sends Gargano back into the ring.
Gargano with a running forearm and then he bits Taylor in the head. Gargano works on the shoulder and then he kicks Taylor in the head. Gargano with a back elbow followed by a drop kick to the back of the head and he gets a near fall. Gargano sends Taylor to the floor and he goes to the floor.
Taylor with a kick and then he sends Gargano into the bleachers. Taylor yells at a child at ringside. Taylor with forearms to the back as he works on Gargano’s injured back. Taylor sets up some chairs on the floor. Gargano back body drops Taylor onto the chairs.
Gargano trips Taylor on the apron. Gargano chops Taylor. Gargano Irish whips Taylor into the ring post. Taylor moves out of the way and Gargano super kicks the time keeper. Taylor drops Gargano onto the ring steps. Taylor rolls Gargano back into the ring and Taylor gets a near fall with a lazy cover.
Taylor with a double underhook suplex and he gets a near fall. Taylor pulls a string out of his wrist tape and he chokes Gargano. Taylor with a back breaker and he gets another near fall. Taylor with a slam and then he picks up Gargano and slams him again and goes for a posing cover but Johnny kicks out.
Taylor with a chin lock and another slam. Taylor sends Gargano to the apron. Taylor comes off the ropes and Gargano goes for the spear but Taylor knows what is coming and he avoids it. Taylor misses a moonsault. Taylor catches Gargano on a spear and hits a neck breaker. Taylor gets a near fall.
Taylor with a kick to the back. Gargano with a rollup and he kicks Taylor in the head. Taylor rolls to the floor and Gargano goes to the apron. Gargano hits the spear and both men are down. Gargano struggles to get to his feet but he punches Taylor. Gargano with a few clotheslines. Gargano goes ot the apron and then he slingshots in and connects with a knee.
Taylor with a super kick but Gargano with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Johnny applies the Gargano Escape but Johnny had to release the hold because of his back. The referee asks Johnny if he wants to continue and he will not let the refeee stop the match.
Taylor with a chop. Taylor with a kick to get Johnny out of the ropes. Gargano is sent to the apron and Johnny tries for a slingshot DDT from the apron but Taylor catches him and hits an exploder into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall.
Taylor chops Johnny in the corner. Gargano with an Irish whip but he runs into a knee and then Taylor with a spinebuster and moonsault for a near fall. Gargano misses an enzuigiri and Taylor with a rollup for a near fall. Gargano with a kick but Taylor with a super kick. Gargano with a discus clothesline and both men are down.
Taylor with forearms as he tells Johnny to stay down. Gargano fights back with forearms of his own as they exchange shots. Gargano in control with forearms. Gargano with a rollup into the Gargano Escape but Taylor with a single leg crab and he has Gargano in the middle of the ring.
The referee checks on Gargano and the arm drops twice but Gargano gets a second wind and gets to the ropes. Taylor tries to figure out what he needs to do to finish him off. Taylor chokes Gargano in the ropes. Taylor with forearms in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Taylor runs into boots from Gargano. Gargano charges into the corner for a drop kick and Taylor pulls the referee in the way. Taylor with a low kick and he covers Gargano but there is no referee. Taylor tells Manning to give him the belt. Taylor holds the belt to use on Gargano but Gargano avoids it and Gargano hits Hurts Donut onto the belt. Manning pulls the second referee to the floor to break up the cover.
Gargano with a suicide dive onto Manning and the referee. Taylor kicks the ropes and then Taylor hits the Awful Waffle but Gargano kicks out at two. Taylor calls for the Swamp Monster and it holds Gargano. Taylor picks up the belt and hits the Swamp Monster. Gargano with a super kick and Hurts Donut for a two count.
Gargano applies the Gargano Escape and Taylor taps out.
Winner: Johnny Gargano
Lenny Leonard goes to the ring to interview Johnny Gargano. Johnny tells everyone to wave goodbye to Chuck Taylor. Johnny asks for a chair because his back hurts. Johnny asks everyone how they liked the show. He says that he heard Tony Nese issue a challenge for tomorrow night. He says that he has to give Tony credit for winning the match last night. Yesterday, Tony was the cause of the back pain coming back. He will accept the challenge for tomorrow night.
He says that he will not put the Open the Freedom Gate Title on the line. In Detroit, there is a Number One Contender by the name of Akira Tozawa. He doesn’t know if Tozawa is watching but he earned that match.
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