Date: September 18, 2020
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
This show is turning into Friday’s Main Event as I’m running out of ways to describe it. They’re doing some good enough things, but at the same time it isn’t a show that you would ever need to watch whatsoever. There are a few stories around here though and that can be rather helpful to make the show easier to watch. Let’s get to it.
Ariya Daivari vs. Eli Night
This is the first of three Daivari matches and if anyone beats him, they get $10,000. Daivari suplexes him to start and stomps away in the corner, followed by the leg lariat. There’s the running dropkick in the Tree of Woe and the hammerlock lariat finishes Night at 1:28.
Result: Ariya Daivari b. Eli Night – Hammerlock lariat (1:28)
Ariya Daivari vs. Bobby Flacco
Flacco practices a form of karate called Miyagi-do, uses a crane kick, and insists that he is the best around and no one is going to keep him down. A clothesline and some kicks to the ribs have Flacco in trouble and he gets knocked to the floor in a hurry. Back in and Flacco misses a high crossbody, setting up the hammerlock clothesline for the pin at 1:59.
Result: Ariya Daivari b. Bobby Flacco – Hammerlock lariat (1:59)
Ariya Daivari vs. Jason Cade
Cade is something of a name on the indies and snaps off a hurricanrana to start. That just earns him a Rock Bottom for two and a superkick makes it worse for Cade. The hammerlock lariat ends Cade at 2:00.
Result: Ariya Daivari b. Jason Cade – Hammerlock lariat (2:00)
We look at Danny Burch upsetting Tony Nese last month, partially thanks to the returning Daivari.
Danny Burch vs. Tony Nese
Nese takes him to the mat to start and it’s an early standoff. Back up and Burch takes him down without much effort and that means another standoff. Burch is smart enough to not go into a test of strength as he sweeps the leg again. Nese reverses into a front facelock as Nigel says Nese should get the 2020 Jesse The Body Award.
Daivari joins commentary as Nese sends Burch into the barricade to take over. Back in and a running elbow gives Nese two, setting up the chinlock. Burch fights up with a suplex as Daivari talks about how generous his three challenges were. Nese hits a dropkick to cut him off though and we’re right back to the chinlock. Burch gets to his feet again and nails a headbutt for the double knockdown.
It’s Burch slugging away to start the real comeback, including a very high backdrop. The German suplex into a hard clothesline gives Burch two but Nese kicks him in the face. The Lionsault misses so Burch grabs a Crossface, sending Nese over to the ropes. Nese is right back with the pumphandle driver for two but the Running Nese misses as well. They fall out to the floor and Daivari stands up to offer a distraction. Burch kicks him away but Nese uses the distraction to hit the running knee for the pin at 14:07.
Result: Tony Nese b. Danny Burch – Running knee (14:07)
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