Jack Gallagher def. Ariya Daivari in an “I Forfeit” Match
Following their parlay last week on WWE 205 Live, the latest – and perhaps final – chapter of the bitter rivalry between Jack Gallagher and Ariya Daivari came to a head in the first “I Forfeit” Match in WWE history. With no pinfalls, submissions, count-outs or disqualifications, the only way to win is to make your opponent say “I Forfeit.”
Daivari and Gallagher have battled numerous times on WWE 205 Live and on Raw – both competitors are well-versed in each other’s ability. Gallagher relied on his unorthodox style early-on, but Daivari’s pure anger took hold and he attacked his nemesis relentlessly outside the ring. Daivari even took his opponent’s trusty umbrella, William, and broke it in half.
Daivari methodically attacked the British Gentleman demanding he forfeit. The Persian Lion even tied Gallagher’s hands together, but the Gentleman literally used his head to counter the attacks and free himself. Nevertheless, the battle continued on the entrance ramp and the stage with Gallagher using a replacement umbrella to attack his nemesis.
Back at ringside, the battle raged and as Daivari retreated to the ring, Gallagher retrieved a third umbrella. Confronted with a choice to forfeit or be thrashed by the umbrella, Daivari feigned concession before striking and nearly winning with a Cobra Clutch. However, the trusty umbrella was within reach and Gallagher used it to break the hold. Taking advantage of his predicament, Gallagher used the umbrella to apply a hammerlock and force Daivari to forefeit.