Aleister Black def. Roderick Strong
ORLANDO, Fla. – In the battle of blistering kicks and spine-wrecking backbreakers, Aleister Black and Roderick Strong elicited plenty of “oohs” and “ahhs” from the Full Sail Live crowd this week. The hard-hitting encounter saw both Superstars plaster each other with dizzying offense. The Messiah of the Backbreaker lived up to his moniker, tattooing the back of The Dutch Destroyer with a thunderous backdrop atop the steel rings steps.
Strong continued the onslaught inside the yellow ropes, steeping Black’s back with punishing submission holds and, yes, more backbreakers. As if the backdrop over the steel steps hadn’t already caused damage, Strong hurled Black from the apron onto the turnbuckle with a Torture Rack. Somehow, the ever-resilient Black withstood the painful blitz.
The Dutch Destroyer put his educated feet to work, spoiling a suplex by Strong with a well-timed (and devastating) Black Mass to claim the pinfall. Despite the victory, Black found himself waylaid by Strong’s Undisputed ERA taskforce as Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish & Adam Cole stepped in to inflict damage. That brought out Ricochet, who sprang into action to even the odds and force the group to retreat.