Gran Metalik def. Zack Sabre Jr. (Semifinal Match)
ORLANDO, Fla. — Gran Metalik kicked off the Cruiserweight Classic Live Finale in stellar fashion, defeating England’s Zack Sabre Jr. in the Semifinals to secure his spot in the CWC Final.
Metalik wasted no time at the bell. He sent Sabre to the arena floor with a dropkick, then followed up with a daredevil tope over the ropes, and a Senton Bomb back into the ring. The luchador’s opening flurry was cut short when Sabre trapped him in the ropes, kicking the cables into Metalik’s neck, which became the focus of “The Technical Wizard’s” attack. Sabre tried to slow the pace down and keep close to the luchador, not giving him space to take flight.
Gran Metalik’s screams echoed throughout Full Sail University as Sabre twisted the masked Mexican marvel into positions the human body was not meant to be put in. The luchador fought through the pain, however, and showed off submission skills of his own, catching Sabre off-guard.
This all-important battle turned into a slugfest as the two competitors traded blows on the canvas – Sabre unloading his trademark European uppercuts, Metalik answering with elbows, superkicks and whatever other strikes he could muster. The luchador tried to take flight again, but instead dove into a triangle hold from the Brit.
Gran Metalik fought out of the submission and got back on the offensive, finally catching Sabre with the Metalik Drive and securing his place in the evening’s Cruiserweight Classic Final.