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You can see the full results below.
Non-Title Match: Zack Sabre Jr. (Evolve Champion) def. Michael Elgin
Anything Goes Match: Darby Allin def. Ethan Page
Fred Yehi def. Matt Riddle
Keith Lee def. Donovan Dijak
Chris Dickinson, Jaka & Tracy Williams def. Sammy Guevara, Jason Kincaid & Austin Theory
Drew Galloway def. Lio Rush
ACH def. Timothy Thatcher
Match By Match Recap
Zack Sabre Jr. is in the ring to start the show and he wants his match with Michael Elgin to start the show, Elgin comes out and obliges him.
Non-Title Match: Zack Sabre Jr. (Evolve Champion) vs. Michael Elgin
The match begins with Elgin powering Sabre Jr. into the corner before nailing him with a shoulder tackle, Sabre Jr. responds by nailing Elgin with a drop kick. Elgin quickly drops Sabre Jr. again with another shoulder tackle, Elgin misses a charging to the corner and Sabre Jr. kicks away at him. Sabre Jr. knocks Elgin out of the ring with an European uppercut, Sabre Jr. looks for the penalty kick and Elgin power bombs him on the ringside edge. Elgin follows that up by nailing Sabre Jr. with a back suplex on the ringside edge, Elgin then lifts Sabre Jr. up and drives him into the ring post before putting him back in the ring. Elgin takes his time to just nail Sabre Jr. with a back breaker, Elgin goes for a slingshot splash and Sabre Jr. gets out of the way. Elgin then runs right into the boot of Sabre Jr., Elgin recovers by trapping Sabre Jr. in the ropes before nailing him with a few German suplexes.
Elgin then crushes Sabre Jr. with a dragon suplex for a near fall, Elgin traps Sabre Jr. in the corner to assault him with forearm strikes. Elgin places Sabre Jr. on the top rope and he follows him up there, Sabre Jr. knocks Elgin off the ropes before nailing him with a few strikes. Elgin recovers and he crushes Sabre Jr. with a series of clotheslines, Sabre Jr. jumps on Elgin and he goes for a kimura. Elgin powers his way to break free and Sabre Jr. wrenches away on his arm anyway, Sabre Jr. then crushes Elgin with a running European uppercut and a tornado DDT. Sabre Jr. waits for Elgin to get up before kicking at his hurt shoulder, Sabre Jr. again nails Elgin with a series of running European uppercuts. Sabre Jr. drops Elgin and nails him with a penalty kick for the near fall, Sabre Jr. gets up and he attacks Elgin with some more kicks.
Elgin grabs a charging Sabre Jr. to nail him with a back breaker and a falcon arrow for a near fall, Sabre Jr. is busted open and Elgin works over that cut. Elgin brings Sabre Jr. to the middle of the ring before applying the Boston crab, Sabre Jr. eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold. Elgin looks for a power bomb and Sabre Jr. fights his way to freedom, Sabre Jr. and Elgin have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Elgin eventually drops a swinging Sabre Jr. with a lariat, Sabre Jr. recovers and he nails Elgin with a running European uppercut. Elgin catches a charging Sabre Jr. to nail him with a Splash Mountain for a two count, Elgin grabs Sabre Jr. and he brings him to the top rope. Sabre Jr. somehow applies a triangle choke while on the top rope, Elgin recovers and he hits Sabre Jr. with a top rope Elgin Bomb for a near fall.
Sabre Jr. locks Elgin in another triangle choke from out of nowhere, Sabre Jr. transitions to an kimura and then another submission on Elgin. Elgin eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission hold, Elgin and Sabre Jr. battle to the ring apron and Elgin nails Sabre Jr. with a few super kicks. Elgin then levels Sabre Jr. with a death valley driver on the ringside edge, Elgin goes back into the ring and he suplexes Sabre Jr. into the ring for another near fall. Elgin nails Sabre Jr. with an elbow strike and a spinning back fist, Elgin follows that up by nailing Sabre Jr. with a buckle bomb. Sabre Jr. cradles Elgin out of nowhere to get the win.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.
After the match, Lio Rush challenges Zack Sabre Jr. for a future title shot and Sabre Jr. accepts, which brings out Drew Galloway and he educates both wrestlers on the importance of title shots. Galloway says Rush should be worrying about him and not a title shot, Galloway says he feels disrespected and he wants his match with him now. Sabre Jr. says no one will care about what Galloway has done once he is done with him.
Drew Galloway vs. Lio Rush
The match begins with Rush avoiding a charging Galloway a few times, Rush then knocks Galloway out of the ring with a series of kicks. Rush avoids a sliding Rush and he attacks him with a ton of chops, Rush gets to the ring apron and he nails Galloway with a few kicks. Rush then takes out Galloway with a pair of suicide dives, Rush brings Galloway into the ring and then he goes to the top rope. Galloway catches a diving Rush before nailing him with a back breaker, Galloway follows that up by nailing Rush with an overhead release suplex. Galloway chops Rush before just tossing him across the ring, Rush tries fighting back and he nails Galloway with a bunch of strikes. Galloway responds by throwing Rush through the ropes and out of the ring, Galloway picks up Rush and throws him right into the ring post.
Galloway then tosses an injured Rush back into the ring, Rush tries fighting back again and he drops Galloway with a spinning front kick to the head. Galloway puts Rush into the corner and Rush looks for the reverse hurricarana, Galloway counters by nailing Rush with a wheel barrow slam for a near fall. Galloway grabs Rush and he places him in the top rope, Galloway goes to the top rope and Rush knocks him to the mat with a kick to the face. Rush goes for a frog splash and Galloway gets out of the way before kicking him in the face, Galloway then hits Rush with a pile driver for a near fall. Rush recovers and he drops Galloway with a tornado DDY, Rush then plants Galloway with a top rope elbow drop for a near fall.
Galloway is on his knees and Rush nails him with some forearm strikes, Galloway gets up and he nails Rush with a headbutt. Galloway then hits Rush with a Future Shock DDT and a pile driver to get a three count.
Winner: Drew Galloway
Donovan Dijak vs. Keith Lee
The match begins with Lee nailing Dijak with a series of forearm strikes and chops, Dijak recovers and he nails Lee with a bunch of forearm strikes of his own. Dijak goes for a monkey flip and Lee lands on his feet, Lee then knocks Dijak out of the ring with a drop kick. Lee looks for a suicide dive and he eventually catches Dijak with one, Lee grabs Dijak and he brings him to the ring apron. Lee looks for a power bomb and Dijak counters by nailing him with a super kick, Dijak then choke slams Lee on the ring apron. Lee recovers and looks for another power bomb, Dijak escapes and he takes Lee out with a twisting suicide dive. Dijak throws Lee into the ring before nailing him with a springboard elbow drop for the near fall, Dijak follows that up with a middle rope splash.
Lee quickly gets up while holding Dijak and Dijak winds up nailing him with a few strikes, Lee recovers and nails a charging Dijak with The Pounce. Lee misses a middle rope moonsault and Dijak crushes him with a flip pile driver for a near fall, Dijak goes for something and Lee escapes to hit Dijak with a spine buster. Lee goes back to the middle rope and Dijak nails him with a super kick, Dijak crushes Lee with a Feast Your Eyes for the near fall. Lee rolls to the arena floor and Dijak goes for a suicide dive, but Lee catches Dijak and power bombs him back into the ring. Lee goes back to the top rope and he crushes Dijak with a moonsault for a near fall, Lee looks for a choke slam and he winds up hitting Dijak with a Spirit Bomb for the three count.
Winner: Keith Lee
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