Saturday, 3 September 2016

The Cruiserweight Classic: Episode 7

The final matches of the second round of the Cruiserweight Classic took place in this episode that was shown on Wednesday 24th August. How will the quarter finals look after the final matches? Let's take a look.

Lince Dorado (Puerto Rico) vs Rich Swann (United States)
Both guys had the chance to show their amazing high flying skills plus we saw a little bit of dancing by Dorado. Swann takes advantage of a missed shooting star press to hit a phoenix splash to get the win. This was a great combination of speed and high flying offense and it was great to see.

Drew Gulak (United States) vs Zack Sabre Jr (England)
Gulak, not happy with the praise levelled at Sabre, really took it to his opponent. We got to see the match go back and forth with counter after counter. In the end, Sabre reverses a dragon slepper into a bridging pin to get the win. This was an entertaining match but I'm not happy with WWE putting the two British wrestlers against each other in the quarter finals. With me being Scottish, I obviously want Noam Dar to win but Sabre is the better wrestler so I will be torn over that match.

Johnny Gargano (United States) vs TJ Perkins (Phillipines)
Both guys hit some big moves such as Perkins reversing a kick into a sit out powerbomb; and Gargano hittinh a brutal lawn dart for a 2 count. However, Gargano's left knee, which he injured at Takeover Brooklyn II the previous Saturday, flared up. Perkins, who isn't a idiot, focused his attacks on ti and eventaully applied a knee bar. Gargano submitted, shocking the crowd, and Perkins goes to the quarter finals. This match was thoroughly entertaining and fair play to WWE. This was taped a few weeks before Takeover and to have the finish of that match play into this match was some very clever booking.

The second round is now over which had some amazing matches. Next episode will be the beginning of the quarter finals and I will be really looking forward to seeing how that goes.

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