Date: May 2, 2018
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson
It’s back to Full Sail and that means a nice relief from the breakneck pace of the last few weeks of Raw and Smackdown. At least they’ve set some stuff up in advance and this show will likely deliver some entertaining stuff. There are three matches announced for tonight, including Roderick Strong vs. Pete Dunne. Let’s get to it.
The Undisputed Era brags about being awesome with Adam Cole talking about how he gave Oney Lorcan the honor of being the first unsuccessful challenger to the North American Title. They’re ready to deal with Danny Burch and Pete Dunne too.
Kairi Sane vs. Shazza McKenzie
Result: Kairi Sane b. Shazza McKenzie – Insane Elbow (1:49)
Post match here’s Lacey Evans to admit that she was wrong: Sane does belong here. The hand is extended and Evans decks her in the face.
We look back at Tommaso Ciampa destroying Johnny Gargano last week.
Candice LeRae says this was supposed to be the greatest year but it’s been one disaster after another. She stars crying while talking about watching Johnny being taken away and has to leave.
Video on Lars Sullivan.
Street Profits vs. TM61
Ford spinwheel kicks Miller in the face to start so it’s off to Dawkins to shoulder Miller down in a heap. Dawkins launches Ford into the air for a double dropkick to both Australians. Dawkins misses a charge in the corner though and a slingshot hilo crushes him. We’re already in the chinlock and the fans are split on this one. A double clothesline doesn’t make their decision any easier and the hot tag brings in Ford to speed things up. Ford kicks Miller in the face but his sunset flip is reversed into a rollup with Thorn holding the foot on the ropes to give Miller the pin at 3:10.
Result: TM61 b. Street Profits – Rollup with feet on the ropes (3:10)
Video on War Raiders vs. Heavy Machinery before their match next week.
Video on Kona Reeves.
Kassius Ohno calls Ciampa a coward for hurting his friend like that.
Kona Reeves vs. Patrick Scott
A knee to the ribs has Scott knocked down early and Kona informs him that he’s the finest. Reeves stomps away in the corner and this time tells the fans that he’s the finest. A falling middle rope elbow sets up the Hawaiian Drop (Samoan drop but with a faceplant instead of landing on the back) is good for the pin on Scott at 2:02.
Result: Kona Reeves b. Patrick Scott – Hawaiian Drop (2:02)
EC3 says his first match was great, so imagine how great the sequel will be. His TV debut is next week.
Dakota Kai wants to make her mark but doesn’t want to talk about Shayna Baszler. Vanessa Bourne comes in to say she would have slapped Baszler in the face because she’s not a coward. A fight is teased and Kai is willing to fight her at some point.
Candice LeRae vs. Bianca Belair
Candice is rather subdued and shaken up over what happened to Johnny last week. Feeling out process to start with Belair shouldering her down but getting rolled up for two. With Candice still on the mat, Belair deadlifts her straight up into a gorilla press, holds her there for a good while, and then launches Candice face first into the top turnbuckle. We hit a torture rack with Candice having to elbow her way to freedom. The comeback is on with a missile dropkick but Belair shrugs off a tornado DDT. The Alley Oop ends LeRae at 3:39.
Result: Bianca Belair b. Candice LeRae – Alley Oop (3:39)
Next week: EC3’s singles debut and Ohno vs. Ciampa.
Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong
Non-title and a grudge match after Strong turned on Dunne at Takeover. Cole and O’Reilly are in Strong’s corner. Dunne wastes no time in forearming Strong down but a trip to the floor goes to Strong. A powerbomb onto the apron keeps Dunne in trouble and Pete is in some serious pain. Back in and Strong cranks on the neck so Pete pulls on his nose to escape. We hit a seated abdominal stretch for a bit until the X Plex gets Dunne out of trouble.
Dunne comes off the middle rope with a stomp to the arm but Strong sends him outside. Back in and a double underhook backbreaker gets two, followed by some kicks to Dunne’s head. A choke takes Strong down and Dunne tries to switch it into a cross armbreaker. That’s broken up as well so Dunne takes him up top, only to get brought back down in a super Angle Slam. Dunne isn’t happy though and snaps the fingers before dropping Strong with a release German suplex. The Bitter End looks to finish but draws in the Undisputed Era for the DQ at 9:02.
Result: Pete Dunne b. Roderick Strong via DQ when the Undisputed Era interfered (9:02)
Post match the beatdown continues but Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan run in for the save to end the show.
Kairi Sane b. Shazza McKenzie – Insane Elbow
TM61 b. Street Profits – Rollup to Ford with feet on the ropes
Bianca Belair b. Candice LeRae – Alley Oop
Pete Dunne b. Roderick Strong via DQ when Undisputed Era interfered
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.
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