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Lio Rush vs Akira Tozawa
Akira goes right after Lio before they exchange strikes and Akira hits a huricanrrana and a wheel kick that sends Lio out of the ring. Akira follows Lio up the ramp when he tries to leave before Lio hits a handspring kick when Akira tries to get back in the ring. Akira hits a missile dropkick for a quick two count before Lio sends him into the ring post and hits a backstabber for a quick two count. Akira hits a senton before sending Lio out of the ring with a boot and hits a tope to the outside. Akira rolls Lio back into the ring and locks in an octopus stretch before Lio counters into a pin attempt and hits a rolling kick for a near fall. Akira catches Lio when he goes to the top turnbuckle and goes for a superplex that Lio counters and drives Akira down onto the mat. Lio then hits the Final Hour for the pin and the win.
Winner: Lio Rush defeats Akira Tozawa via pinfall with the Final Hour.
-We get a video package for Drew Gulak ahead of his challenging Cedric Alexander for the Cruiserweight championship this Sunday night at the Summerslam kickoff show.
-Drake Maverick gives an update on Mustafa Ali, saying that he's suffering from extreme exhaustion and that he will not compete again until Drake sees that he is one hundred percent.
Hideo Itami vs Drake Noah
Hideo backs Drake into the corner and beats on him with forearms before stomping him and yelling for the fans to respect him. Hideo clotheslines Drake before dropping him with a series of strikes and a falcon arrow for a near fall that he himself breaks up. Hideo then hits several hesitation dropkicks in the corner until the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Hideo Itami defeats Drake Noah via referee stoppage.