Lio Rush def. Danny Burch via disqualification
Following his impressive showing last week, Danny Burch was selected by Angel Garza to face NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush. Burch was certainly ready to jump at the opportunity in spite of Garza’s reasoning.
After shaking hands, Burch and Rush faced off in a stalemate of The Governor’s power and Rush’s speed.
Burch took control when he caught an airborne Lio Rush with a precise blow before ruthlessly tossing the champion into the ringside barricade. Back inside the ring, the British brawler remained in command of the bout by once again keeping Rush grounded and using his smashmouth style to stop any potential counters.
The Man of the Hour continued to withstand Burch’s power before making his way to his feet and kicking into high gear. Using his innovated speed-based offense, the champion finally shifted the contest in his favor and maintained pressure on his opponent.
Burch once again regained control by stopping the Final Hour and delivering a crushing headbutt that de-cleated Rush.
Rush executed the Come Up and once again prepared for the Final Hour. However, before Rush could launch off the top, Garza darted to the ring and pushed him off the top rope before removing Burch from the squared circle and taking down the titleholder with the Wing Clipper.
Garza then took the NXT Cruiserweight Title and taunted Rush while he admired the championship.