Velveteen Dream def. Tyler Bate
After his transformative 2017 turned into a rough start in 2018, Tyler Bate got his wish and an opportunity to regain lost traction, as he faced Velveteen Dream one-on-one. The U.K. prodigy used his classic British grappling style to frustrate Dream in the early goings until the controversial champion of “entertainer empowerment” turned the tide with a targeted attack on Bate’s lower back.
The match devolved into a slugfest, with both Superstars knocking heads in a tight-quarter collision in the corner. Bate then tried to prevent Dream from moving the action to the high-rent district, but Dream shook him off before driving his Purple Rainmaker elbow drop into Bate’s chest for the win.