Austin Aries def. Oney Lorcan
With Hideo Itami hunting him down, Austin Aries tried to keep himself occupied with hard-hitting NXT Superstar Oney Lorcan in singles action this week. “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” was supremely confident, showing off after gaining the upper hand on the newcomer. However, the tides turned in Lorcan’s favor after he got fed up with Aries’ antics and slapped him in the face.
Lorcan controlled Aries with a snug headlock for a good portion of the match, but Aries cut off the Boston bruiser’s offense by picking Lorcan up and sending him crashing spine-first into the ring apron. Aries survived a flurry of European uppercuts from Lorcan and connected with a devastating knee to the jaw before locking on Last Chancery to get the submission victory.
After the bell, Aries grabbed the microphone and dared Itami to meet him in the ring, calling the Japanese striker a coward. Itami was happy to oblige, but Aries backed down at the last second, running away before any blows were exchanged.