Tony Nese vs Raul Mendoza
Nese started the match out by showing off his muscles. Lio Rush responded on commentary by saying his pecs weren't real.
Mendoza was knocked to the mat with a shoulder tackle, but leaped back to his feet, never backing down from the Premier Athlete. After the two flew around each other, Mendoza caught Nese with a springboard arm drag. A springboard hurricanrana sent Nese outside.
Nese was hit by a corkscrew plancha from Mendoza. When Mendoza rolled him in and went up top, Nese rolled to the other side of the ring and out to commentary. Mendoza launched himself through the ropes with a suicide dive. However, a second attempt allowed Nese to rush back in for a leaping elbow. Nese had heavy control here, trapping Mendoza on the mat and pelting him with strikes any chance he got.
Mendoza took a lot of punishment but was able to roll away from a moonsault attempt, leaving Nese grasping at his sternum. As Nese turned around, he ran into an elbow strike and a big boot. Mendoza followed up with right hands and chops, firing up before hitting a great standing dropkick.
Nese chased Mendoza into the corner, where Mendoza slipped through the ropes for a springboard dropkick. A spinning suplex and a springboard moonsault gave Mendoza a near fall. Nese managed to land on his feet after escaping a German suplex and hit a standing double stomp on the face of his opponent. Mendoza kicked out at two.
A running elbow smash in the corner rocked Mendoza. Though he escaped to the apron for a second, Nese followed up with a leg sweep, setting up for the Fosbury Flop. Rush distracted Nese as he re-entered the ring, allowing Mendoza to roll him up for the three.
Results: Raul Mendoza defeated Tony Nese via pinfall.Published 26 Oct 2019, 09:10 IST