Cedric Alexander def. Ariya Daivari
After picking up a quick victory against Noam Dar on Raw, Cedric Alexander looked to continue to build on his momentum in a match against Ariya Daivari.
The contrasting styles of the competitors was on display as the opening bell sounded, leading to a tense stalemate. Daivari relied on his aggressive demeanor to strike with purpose, but Alexander’s agile and athletic repertoire proved to be an effective counter. However, the Persian Lion took control of the match after knocking his opponent off the top rope and causing Alexander to hit the turnbuckle face-first.
Relying on perseverance, Alexander tried to battle back, but Daivari’s measured tactics kept the fast-paced striker on the defensive. Despite Daivari’s continued aggression, Alexander continued to fight back and took control of the match. With victory within his grasp, Alexander was distracted as Noam Dar made his way to the ring with Alicia Fox on the phone giving orders.
Alexander quickly knocked Dar off the ring apron, but Daivari capitalized with a near-fall. Hastily recovering, Alexander hit his patented Lumbar Jack for the win. Following his victory, Alexander picked up the phone and hung up on his ex-girlfriend without thinking twice.