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ANGLE RETURNS TO THE RING IN TLC MATCH, STYLES VS. BALOR DREAM MATCH & MORE: COMPLETE WWE TLC PPV COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2017-10-22 21:42:00
 

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AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor

 

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Full Demon entrance.  The crowd chanted "This is awesome" before they even rang the bell.

 

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They locked up.  The crowd chanted "Too Sweet."  That sound you hear is The Young Bucks cackling.

They went back and forth with reversals, testing the other before facing off.  The crowd applauded their efforts. Balor caught him with a kick but Styles came back with a great dropkick.  Styles went for a clothesline in the corner but Styles avoided him and was caught with a kick.

Balor went for and nailed a bow and arrow submission.   He turned Styles and maneuvered him into a chinlock variation.  Balor worked over his legs for a submission attempt but Styles made it to the ropes. Styles nailed a hard chop to the chest.  Styles went for a sunset flip but Balor rolled through and nailed a dropkick.  Styles cut him off with a clothesline.

Lots of back and forth action and back and forth chanting.  Styles nailed the Phenomenal Forearm for a two count.    Styles peppered Balor with forearms.   Balor battled back with chops and took control.  Balor leapt and kicked Styles off the top rope to the floor.    Balor nailed a great flip dive to the floor.

Back in the ring, Styles went for the Styles Clash but Finn avoided it but Styles nailed a sitout facebuster for a two count.  Balor drilled Styles and began stomping away at him.  Balor drilled him with a kick in the corner but Styles caught him with the Calf Crusher in the center of the ring.  Balor fought for the ropes but Styles snatched him over and centered him in the center.  Balor fought his way out with strikes but a lot had been taken out of him.

Styles charged and was elevated over the ropes to the apron. He nailed Finn and went for the Phenomenal Forearm, but was caught and shoved off to to the floor by Balor.  Balor went outside to the apron and nailed a great looking running kick.   Balor nailed a running dropkick on the floor, sending Styles into the barricade.  

Balor returned to the ring to break the countout, but returned to the floor.  Styles grabbed him and drove him into the German announcing table as they both crashed over it and to the floor.  They were almost counted out but hit the ring at the same time.  They charged at each other and collided spectacularly in mid-ring twice in a row. 

They fought to their feet and battled back and forth with punches and forearms.   Styles went for kicks and Balor nailed Styles with a variation of the Pele Kick.   They went through a series of reversals, ending with Balor nailing an inverted DDT and the 1916 for a two count.

Balor went to the floor, but Styles caught him with the Pele Kick.   Styles nailed a rana for a two count.  Styles missed a springboard 450 splash for a two count.  Balor dropkicked him hard into the corner.  Balor nailed the Coup de Grace off the top and scored the pin.

Your winner, Finn Balor!

Really fun back and forth match.  If you were expecting something really hard hitting and entertaining, you won't be let down in the least.  Worth going out of your way to see.

They faced off, shook hands and "too sweeted" each other after.

 

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Elias vs. Jason Jordan

 

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Elias tried to play but Jordan's music began to play.    They locked up and muscled each other all around the ring.  Jordan broke clean in the corner.   They locked up again.  Jordan took Elias down to the mat and controlled him there.  He dumped him down again and went for a cover but Elias was too close to the ropes.  Jordan did it again but Elias rolled out to the floor.

Elias cut off Jordan.  He controlled him with a headlock, then an armbar.  Elias went for a leapfrog but was snatched in mid-air and driven down to the mat.  He followed up with a dropkick for a two count.  Elias continued to beat down Jordan, sending him hard into the corner and driving him down into the corner of the apron outside.  He scored several two counts.

Jordan made a comeback with a series of right hands.  Jordan nailed several axehandles.  He drove Elias into the corner several times.   Jordan challenged him to bring it and caught him with an overhead belly to belly suplex.  He nailed a tackle into the corner and nailed a belly to belly suplex for another two count.  Elias attacked his leg as he charged into the corner but Jordan caught him with a small package for a three count.

Your winner, Jason Jordan!

Just a match placed there to let the audience cool down before the main event.

The announcers all pointed out that Elias' shoulder was actually up.

Coverage concludes on Page 4 with the TLC match!


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