Lio Rush def. Noam Dar
After besting TJP in a rubber match earlier this month, The Scottish Supernova rolled into his bout against Lio Rush determined to continue his winning ways. Dar recently caught the attention of Lio Rush, who is fresh off a pair of major victories against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa. Originally scheduled to take on Dar last week, Rush claimed that his new commitments on Raw with Bobby Lashley kept him from the ring. However, WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick made certain that The Man of the Hour would face Dar tonight.
Rush attacked his opponent as soon as he entered the ring, and when the opening bell rang, Rush forced Dar to chase him, using his incredible speed and agility to dodge his opponent until The Scottish Supernova kicked out Rush’s legs.
The crafty maneuver gave Dar the advantage he needed to target his attacks on his opponent’s lower body and legs. Rather than rely on his technical expertise in the early goings, Dar used pure power to weaken Rush and force him from the ring. Rush struggled to counter Dar’s advances, but a resounding slap to the face and a well-timed kick allowed The 23-year-old Piece of Gold to execute an impressive moonsault off the ring apron.
With momentum in his favor, The Man of the Hour exchanged strikes with Dar, but he maintained the edge with a bodyslam and targeted attacks to the back and ribs of The Scottish Supernova. As Dar battled back, Rush used his speed to duck away and kick his opponent in the knee he injured earlier this year. Battling through the pain, Dar struck back and regained control of the match with heavy blows, eventually ducking a crossbody from Rush that send The Man of the Hour face-first into the top rope.
Beating his opponent to his feet, Dar unleashed a series of strikes that left Rush struggling to stay in the battle. Despite countering what would have been a potential match-ending attack from Dar, Rush quickly found himself on the receiving end of an ankle lock, and even though he managed to escape the hold, he was soon hurled into the turnbuckle.
Unable to secure victory, Dar prepared to execute his patented NovaRolla but grew frustrated when Rush rolled away and unleashed a series of strikes that forced the official to intervene. That pause in action gave Rush the opening he needed to kick Dar in his injured knee and deliver a crushing kick to the jaw. Wasting no time, Rush ascended to the top and executed the Final Hour for a huge victory.