Bronson Reed vs. Timothy Thatcher
Back from the break and out first comes Bronson Reed. Timothy Thatcher is out next.
The bell rings and they lock up. Reed tosses Thatcher across the ring. They lock up again and Reed applies a headlock. They trade big forearms and Thatcher looks to take control but Reed puts him down. Reed stomps and clubs Thatcher with forearms while he tries to get up. Thatcher gets up and rocks him but Reed drops Thatcher with a right hand. Thatcher kicks Reed from the mat. Reed throws himself at Thatcher with a big senton.
Reed lifts Thatcher from the mat but he slides out. They tangle some and Reed levels Thatcher with a stiff clothesline. Reed takes it to the corner but Thatcher drops him. Thatcher with a 2 count. Thatcher focuses on the arm now, wrapping it up as the referee checks on Reed. Thatcher with a big uppercut on their feet. Reed unloads back with Thatcher as they go at it. Reed ends up dropping Thatcher. Reed with a springboard elbow drop, sending Thatcher to the floor to regroup. Reed runs the ropes and hits a suicide dive. Thatcher goes down but Reed clutches his own elbow drop from the dive.
Reed rolls Thatcher back in and stops to check on his own elbow. The referee is distracted by checking on Thatcher, allowing Austin Theory to run down and take out Reed at ringside. Reed is rolled back in the ring but he’s stunned from the sneak attack.
Thatcher goes right into an armbar on Reed’s hurt arm. Reed rolls over but the hold is locked. Reed unloads with strikes to fight free but Thatcher re-positions and applies the Fujiwara Armbar in the middle of the ring. He tightens it and Reed taps out.
Winner: Timothy Thatcher
After the bell, Thatcher finally breaks the hold and stands tall as his music hits. Reed sits up in the corner and holds his elbow as the crowd boos Thatcher with his arms in the air. Thatcher taunts Reed and we go to replays. Thatcher raises his arms on the stage and yells out, staring back at the ring to boos.