Roderick Strong def. Elias Samson (No. 1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Qualifying Match)
Since returning from injury, Elias Samson has appeared stronger than ever. The Drifter utilized his size and strength to overpower Roderick Strong in the early goings of their No. 1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Qualifying Match.
Samson inflicted one maneuver after another against Strong, but the wily veteran withstood the offensive onslaught. Perhaps purposely letting the lager Samson tire himself out, “The Messiah of the Backbreaker” would eventually pounce, hitting his opponent with a rapid-fire attack. After Samson was left staggering, Strong hit a gut-buster followed by a running boot to the face for the victory.