Date: April 16, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Tampa, Florida
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
This is the most up and down show you are going to find in WWE as there are weeks where you get good stuff but then there are weeks that have absolutely nothing going on whatsoever. You might as well flip a coin to figure out which you’re going to see here and that is kind of scary situation. Let’s get to it.
Jake Atlas vs. Ashante Adonis
Feeling out process to start, including some light kicks to the leg. Atlas cranks on the arm and grabs the armbar to keep Adonis in a bit of trouble. Adonis is right back with a knee to the ribs to take over for all of about three seconds, as Atlas sends him shoulder first into the buckle. It’s way too early for the cartwheel DDT though as Adonis shoves him out to the floor.
Back in and Adonis goes after the arm for a change, with Atlas not being able to roll his way to freedom. Atlas finally kicks his way out and goes up, only to be slammed back down. That lets Adonis go up for a high crossbody for two but Atlas hits him in the face. A release gordbuster sets up the cartwheel DDT to finish Adonis at 8:43.
Result: Jake Atlas b. Ashante Adonis – Cartwheel DDT (8:43)
We look at Kushida winning the Cruiserweight Title on NXT.
August Grey vs. Tony Nese
Ariya Daivari joins commentary. Nese slams him down to start and strikes a quick pose so Grey grabs a headlock to take it to the mat. Back up and Grey busts out some jumping jacks, which really don’t sit well with Daivari. Nese drops him with a belly to back suplex but gets sent throat first into the middle rope. That means the running crotch attack to the back of the head but Nese is right back with a gutbuster
Another belly to back connects so Nese goes to the corner to….I think adjust the turnbuckle pad. Whatever it was it takes too long, allowing Grey to catapult him into the corner. Grey picks up the pace with a running hurricanrana and an elbow to the face. Nese isn’t having that as he hits a spinning kick to the face and puts on the chinlock. That lasts as long as the common chinlock with Grey coming up and winning a strike off.
A jawbreaker into a neckbreaker sets up Grey’s rope walk spinning high crossbody for two. Back up and Nese fires off some kicks, including an enziguri but Grey kicks him to the floor. The suicide dive sends Nese over the announcers’ table, with Grey breaking up the count for reasons of dumb honor. Back in and Grey grabs a rollup for the pin at 11:30.
Result: August Grey b. Tony Nese – Rollup (11:30)
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 30 wrestling books.
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