May 8, 2022
Report by Lovell Porter for Wrestlezone.com
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins
Rhodes and Rollins trade submission attempts. Rhodes tries a Goldust-Esq dropdown uppercut but Rollins blocks it. Rollins mocks Rhodes. Rollins is ready for him tonight. Rhodes tries a powerslam but Rollins puts on the brakes and rolls him up for a near fall. Rhodes looks perturbed. Rollins laughs in his face. After a lock-up, Rollins slaps Rhodes in the back of the head. Rhodes decks Rollins. Rollins runs around the ring. Rhodes follows and gets caught with a boot as he rolls back in. Rollins chokes Rhodes in the corner till he rolls out of the ring. Rollins lands a knee that sends Rhodes crashing to the floor.
Rhodes sends Rollins into the ring steps. Rhodes runs into a clothesline by Rollins. Rollins brings Rhodes back into the ring. Rollins works over Rhodes. Rhodes surprises Rollins with a delayed gourd buster. Rhodes lands a disaster kick. Rollins kicks out. Rollins begs off. Rhodes tries another springboard but Rollins just pushes him off the top rope. Rhodes lands in a heap. Rollins launches Rohdes into the barricade. Rollins continues his assault. Rhodes tries to fire up but Rollins stops him by sitting out of his sunset flip into a pin. Rhodes reverses it into a pin of his own. Rollins kicks out.
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Both men end up fighting up top. Rhodes lands a nasty delayed verticle superplex. Rollins and Rhodes trade strikes. Rhodes sends Rollins over the top with a clothesline. Rhodes does a double jump dive but Rollins moves out of the way. Rollins tries a suicide dive but is cut off by an elbow from Rhodes. Rhodes hits a Cody Cutter. Rollins kicks out. Rollins tries a Pedigree. Rhodes escapes. Rollins lands a superkick. Rhodes kicks out. Rhodes avoids the Stomp. Rollins escapes Crossroads. Rhodes almost lands a Pedigree. Rollins escapes and lands a series of elbows followed by a falcon arrow. Rhodes kicks out at 2.9.
Rollins counters a springboard from Rhodes into a buckle bomb. Frog splash by Rollins. Rhodes kicks out again! Rollins misses a phoenix splash but lands on his feet. Rollins runs into a superkick from Rhodes. Rhodes goes up top. Rollins leaps up top and hits a superplex. Rollins tries to transition into a falcon arrow but Rhodes reverses that into Crossroads. Rhodes tries a pin but Rollins’ foot is on the bottom rope. Rhodes misses a moonsault. Rollins finally lands a Pedigree. Rhodes kicks out. After a series of reversals, Rollins rolls up Rhodes with a handful of tights. Rhodes reverses that into a roll-up of his own. Rhodes grabs a handful of Rollins tights for the win.
Winner- Cody Rhodes
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