Tommaso Ciampa def. Kassius Ohno
Fighting on behalf of a dear friend, Kassius Ohno was out for vengeance as he battled Johnny Gargano’s tormentor, Tommaso Ciampa. The heated brawl was full of ill will, vitriol and punishment, more closely resembling a lawless brawl than a sanctioned athletic contest.
Ohno showed The Blackheart no mercy. He attacked Ciampa’s eye, still blackened from his showdown with Gargano at TakeOver: New Orleans, with elbows and knees, causing “Tommy Sports-Entertainment” to scream in agony. He contorted Ciampa’s body with a painful cravate hold, and when he had the chance, he stood on Ciampa’s throat.
Ciampa got back into the fight with a cheap shot, and abiding by the Code of Hammurabi, targeted Ohno’s eye. Yet, The Knockout Artist wouldn’t go down easily, not with retribution at stake. He clobbered Ciampa with several devastating blows, but Ciampa countered Ohno’s Rolling Elbow with a clothesline and then dropped him with a brutal neckbreaker to snare the win.
Adding insult to injury, Ciampa then removed his knee brace and nailed Ohno with it before stuffing it over his face, berating his fallen opponent and demanding to know “was it worth it?” The Blackheart followed up by issuing a menacing statement, screaming that he’d broken Gargano’s body and Candice LeRae’s heart and declaring that “the Gargano fairy tale is over.”