Other PPVs RADICAN'S IPPV REPORT - EVOLVE 33 in Jacksonville, Fla.: Gargano vs. Swann go to war, big-time Ricochet vs. Galloway/McIntyre match, Style Battle Finals, more
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EVOLVE 33 iPPV Results
August 10, 2014
Aired on WWNLive.com
Report by Sean Radican, PWTorch columnist
The show is being held outside. There's a lot of graffiti in the background.
Pre-show match: FIP Tag Team champions Juicy Product beat Dos Ben Dejos. This was a short match. Starr hit Cruz with a German and Dunn followed up with a roaring elbow for the win.
(1) Anthony Nese (w/Caleb Konley) beat Lince Dorado via submission. No Su Yung with Nese. Nese dominated the action early, but Dorado fired back and send Nese to the outside with a huracanrana. He set up for a dive, but Nese wiped him out with a clothesline and then got the submission with a half crab.
Konley said Yung was out of the Premier Athlete Brand. He called Yung a slut. He said he wanted to go party soon and called out Hero to start their match.
(2) Chris Hero beat Caleb Konley. Hero went after Konley's arm early in the match. Hero continued to dominate the action and hit a big senton in the ring. Konley tried to fire back, but ate a short right that dropped him. Nese distracted Hero, which allowed Konley to nail him with a running kick. Konley began working over Hero. Hero tried to fire back and went for a senton, but Konley got his knees up. Konley hit a quebrada for a two count at one point. Hero fired back and caught Konley with a clothesline. He hit a neckbreaker after nailing Konley with a flurry if strikes. My feed cut out at this point. Hero pinned Konley, but I missed the finish.
(3) Timothy Thatcher beat James Raideen in a Style Battle Round Robin match. Thatcher won with a Fujiwara arm bar. I missed most of this match due to my technical issue.
(4) Biff Busick beat Drew Gulak in a Style Battle Round Robin match. Thatcher was shown watching the match during the early going. Busick and Gulak went back and forth on the mat. Gulak got a leg submission, but Busick got the ropes. They continued to go back and forth on the mat trading submissions. Busick grabbed a headlock in the mat and cinched it in. The fans tried to rally behind Gulak. Gulak eventually lifted Busick into an atomic drop. They traded counters on the mat and Gulak went for a Dragon Sleeper, but Busick got the ropes.
Gulak rolled around Busick before getting him in a crossface. He transitioned into a side headlock. Both guys are pouring sweat and Leonard mentioned how hot it was outside. Gulak slipped around Busick and grabbed an ankle lock. Busick went for a pinning combination to counter it and they both ended up in the ropes. Busick got a rear naked choke and turned it into a sleeper, but Gulak shook him off. Busick whipped Gulak hard into the turnbuckles for a two count. Busick eventually reversed a pinning combination to win the match. This was a very good technical battle. (***1/2)
Thatcher and Busick are both 2-1, but Thatcher wins the Style Battle Tournament because he beat Busck head-to-head for the tiebreaker. Thatcher said they set the standard for wrestling this weekend. Thatcher said Hero set standards for them. Thatcher said it was their time now. Hero came out and said Thatcher first deserve to say his name. Thatcher asked for the mic, but Hero nailed Ho with a kick. Hero threw down the ref and nailed Gulak with an elbow. He squared off with Busick, but walked away.
(5) DGUSA champion Ricochet beat EVOLVE champion Drew Galloway in a non-title match. Galloway went for his double arm DDT after dominating Ricochet with his power, but Ricochet managed to escape. Ricochet fired back and swept out Galloway's leg out from under him. Galloway got upset, but Ricochet ducked a boot in the corner and went after his injured leg. Ricochet worked over Galloway for a long period of time while targeting the leg of Galloway. Galloway blocked a huracanrana attempt and hit a buckle bomb for a two count. Galloway hit a superplex up too a short time later, but could only cover him with one arm for a two count. The fans fired up with Galloway in control.
Ricochet sent Galloway to the floor with a 360 enziguiri. He went for a cross body and Galloway caught him and tossed him into the concrete wall. Galloway nailed Ricochet with a big sliding kick for a near fall. Galloway blocked the benadriller, but Ricochet fired back and hit the benadriller and a running SSP for the win. Ricochet went for a springboard 450, but Galloway nailed him with a clothesline in mid air for a near fall. The fans fired up chanting for both men. They battled to the apron and Galloway nailed Ricochet with a big kick to the face. Galloway set up a pile of chairs on the floor. Ricochet blocked a powerbomb attempt on the apron. Galloway sent him to the mat, but Ricochet fired back and kicked him over the ropes and into the ring. Ricochet then hit a 630 on Galloway's back for the win. Very good action here. (***3/4)
Galloway got on the mic after the match. He thanked Ricochet and offered a handshake. They shook hands. Galloway said the last three nights he had wrestled the best in the world and he said Ricochet was the top of the heap. He said he now realizes he has a little ways to go. He said the best is to come. Galloway says he loves this business and wants to get better. He said between now and New York he was going to rise up and come for Ricochet. Heck of a promo.
(6) Rich Swann beat Johnny Gargano in an Evolution's End match. They went right after each other and rolled around trading punches. Gargano blocked a standing huracanrana and suplexed Swann into the turnbuckles. Swann fired back and nailed Gargano with a big flip dive to the floor. They had a chair bottle and Gargano finally nailed Swann with a big overhand chair to the chest. Swann fired back on the outside and hit a superkick. Gargano ended up hitting a slingshot DDT inside the ring after Gargano had set up a chair structure on the outside. They went back outside and Gargano tossed Swann into a fence. He tried to whip Swann into the fence, but Swann pulled a Matrix style move and hit a kick off the fence. He then hit an implant DDT through the chair structure, but only got a two count back inside the ring.
Gargano fired back a short time later and hit a vicious kick for a two count. The fans chanted for Swann and Gargano got upset. Swann fire back and sent Gargano to the outside with a back heel kick. Gargano eventually lifted Swann and lawn darted him into the brick wall on the outside. Gargano hit a pair of lawn darts inside the ring, but Swann kicked out at the last second. They went to an incredible exchange in the middle of the ring and Swann hit a 360 kick for a two count. Swann went to the outside and grabbed a ladder as the fans fired up. Swann used the ladder to ram Gargano into the wall. He then hit a dropkick into the ladder to send it into Gargano's crotch. Swann threw dirt on Gargano and said he was going to bury him. Swann broke a beer bottle and nailed Gargano with it.
Swann set up the ladder on a pile of chairs. He then began tossing chairs at Gargano and hit him with a huge chairs shot to the arm. They battled up near the announcers and traded punches. Gargano eventually hit a jumping tombstone off the stage onto a chair. Yung ran down and yelled at Swann to get up. Holy crap! The fans began chanting for Swann. Gargano appeared to have hurt his knee. Gargano got a wild look in his his eyes and nailed Swann with a big dive. He went for a slingshot spear, but a superkick and a springboard ace crusher for a nearfall. Swann looked at Yung and went up top, but missed a Phoenix splash. Gargano hit hurts don't it and applied the Gargano escape. The fans chanted please don't tap and Swann got the ropes. The fans really fired up chanting for both men. Gargano got a cinder block and set up Swann's head on it, but Swann popped up and avoided the chair shot. Swann hit a piledriver onto a pile of chairs and a double stomp on the ladder. He then hit a big frog splash off the top to win it. What an amazing war that was. The ringside area was in shambles during the match. (****1/4)
Yung helped up Swann after the match. Swann then gave her a big kiss. Yung then hit a low blow on Swann and Nese and Konley jumped him. Gargano hesitated, but ran down and made the save.
Swann and Gargano stared at each other. They both pointed at each other and Gargano left. Swann was asked his thoughts. Swann said he hates Gargano, but thanked him for helping him. He said he wanted the Evolve Title. The fans cheered for Swann, who Swann thanked the fans to close the show.
I missed parts of the show, but Gargano vs. Swann is worth going out of your way to see.
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