The Brian Kendrick comes out for his match. On his way to the ring, he says that week after week he tells people Jack Gallagher is nothing but a clown. Tonight the time for talk is over and he finally rids Gallagher of 205 Live and sends him back to where he belongs: the circus.
The Brian Kendrick def. Jack Gallagher via DQ when Gallagher doesn’t the referee’s command to stop kicking Kendrick. Gallagher keeps beating The Brian Kendrick after the match.
Mustafa Ali and Rich Swann are playing video games backstage when TJP interrupts to talk to Swann. Ali leaves the room. Swann says it looks like TJP is obsessed with trying to be better than him. TJP says he’s not trying. It just happens. TJP says it’s his bad for thinking Swann could handle “friendly competition”. Swann replies by saying it’s TJP who has been hung up on this since Swann beat him a couple of weeks ago. TJP says he barely beat him. They agree to have one more match next week.
Tony Nese comes out for his match. He says he knows everybody wants to see this, while showing his abs to the camera. He continues to show off and taunt the crowd. He says this is what a real premier athlete looks like and the crowd is envious of him. While Gran Metalik enters the ring, his promo is shown on the screen. He says that while Nese has the body of a premier athlete, but his style has a limit. It doesn’t matter how he looks in the ring. What matters is your ability and technique, but most of all, your heart. He says he has all that, but can Nese say the same?
Tony Nese def. Gran Metalik via Pinfall
Dasha interviews Neville backstage. Dasha tells him he has an interest in tonight’s match between Akira Tozawa and Ariya Daivari. She asks him who he’s hoping to see win. He says the answer to that question is obvious. Tozawa and Titus Worldwide have been a thorn in his side for far too long. He thought he might quell Tozawa’s ambitions at the Great Balls of Fire PPV. However, Tozawa’s returned worse than ever, like an infection. Daivari, on the other hand, is a man he barely knew existed until last week when he made the fatal error of disrespecting his King. He doesn’t hope anybody wins. He doesn’t care who wins. It’s irrelevant. Whoever wins, all that awaits them at Summerslam, is defeat and humiliation as they are forced to kneel before the King of the Cruiserweights.
Before his match, Daivari grabs a microphone. He says this match has higher stakes than anyone in the audience can comprehend. His victory will honour the great tradition of Iranian wrestling. He gives a shout of to Rasoul Khadem, a Gold Medalist in Wrestling. Daivari will honour his legacy at Summerslam. He adds that Tozawa and Neville fight for themselves. Daivari says he fights for the pride of an entire nation. his nation. That’s why at SummerSlam he will be the next Cruiserweight Champion.
Akira Tozawa def. Ariya Daivari via Pinfall to become the number one contender.
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