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By Stuart Carapola on 2011-04-19 22:01:00
Jon Moxley vs Austin Aries

Some mat work to start, Moxley with a go behind into a waistlock and Aries reverses to a wristlock. Moxley escapes that and they go to the mat again, they do a wristlock exchange and still nothing and they wind up back at a stalemate. Moxley takes Aries down with a shoulderblock, but Aries with a series of armdrags and a headscissors, Aries goes for his usual counter but Moxley has it scouted and blocks it, then hits a back suplex for 1. Moxley with an armbar, then takes Aries to the corner and unloads with chops. Aries fires back with chops of his own and Moxley tries a charge, but Aries moves and Moxley tumbles to the floor. Aries follows out with the heat seeking missile to the floor, then rolls Moxley back in and hits the slingshot senton and power drive elbow for 2. Aries works over Moxley's leg with kneedrops and gets a stump puller, then rolls backward into a pinning combination for 2. Moxley fires off some forearms but Aries dropkicks the leg out from under him and then hangs Moxley's leg in the corner and hits it with the IED. Aries tries the IED to Moxley and Moxley gets the boot up, but doesn't quite hit Aries, so Aries no-sells it and they do a vertical suplex spot with both guys going over the ropes to the floor.

Moxley looks like he screwed up his leg on that one, but they head back in the ring and Moxley tears Aries' head off with a lariat. Aries staggers back to his feet and Moxley suddenly stops hobbling and hits a cutter for 2, then a brainbuster for 2. Aries comes back with a brainbuster of his own for 2 and goes to the top for the 450, but Moxley nails him and goes all the way up for a superplex, barely missing the lights, but Aries cradles him when they hit the mat and gets 2. Moxley with a piledriver for a close 2 (the last time he'll be able to use that move), then stalks Aries and picks him up for a cradle piledriver, but Aries gets his foot on the ropes at 2. Moxley goes over to the timekeeper's table and grabs the wrench they ring the bell with and stalks Aries with it, but then stops and drops the wrench. He goes back to Aries, who rolls him up for 2, then hits a kick to the head and brainbuster for 2. Aries goes back up but Moxley makes it to his feet and Aries hits a flying bodypress and Moxley rolls through for 2. Moxley traps Aries in a Fujiwara armbar right in the middle of the ring and hits an armbreaker, then goes right back to the Fujiwara armbar. Aries won't quit, so Moxley changes it up and locks in the Last Chancery on Aries. Aries escapes and kicks Moxley in the face and then locks in the Last Chancery on Moxley. Moxley fades out and the referee checks the arm, but holds it up at 3 so Aries rams some kneestrikes into Moxley, Moxley fires back with kneestrikes of his own, and they exchange forearms in the middle of the ring. Aries with a pair of roaring elbows and the shinbreaker suplex, then hits the IED in the corner, the brainbuster, and the 450 splash, but Moxley kicks out at 2. Crowd popped for that kickout, and Aries picks Moxley up but Moxley gets a small package for 2. Aries responds with an IED in the corner, then a second, and finally a third. Aries with a kick to the head and goes for another brainbuster, but Moxley slips out the back and just goes nuts beating on Aries. Moxley goes for a sunset flip but Aries drops down and cradles the legs for 3.

Winner: Austin Aries

Great match for Moxley to go out on, he looked like a superstar with his performance here. Crowd chants “thank you Moxley” at him as he pounds the mat in frustration. Aries says it's traditional in EVOLVE for the winner to talk after his match, but says he's not going anywhere and gives the mic to Moxley. Aries heads to the back and Moxley takes the mic as the rest of the EVOLVE roster comes out and hands him a Guinness. They all take a knee as the crowd chants Moxley's name, and he says he usually gets off on people booing him, but he loved the reaction he got tonight and said they are a great crowd. He says the F word a few times because he can still do that for a few more days, and the crowd starts a “f***” chant. He gives AR Fox and Zack Sabre beers and puts the EVOLVE locker room over for their hard work and tells the crowd to give them a hand. He says he's probably wrestled every star to come through the indy scene for years now, and they don't get better than Aries. He says here's to wrestling and having fun, and shares a drink with the other wrestlers. Sami Callihan grabs the mic on Moxley's way out of the ring and says that Moxley is being modest, but he's one of the best wrestlers in the world and tells him to go become a star in WWE, then tells the crowd to start a Jon Moxley chant. The crowd obliges as the ring clears out and Moxley waves one last time and takes a bow before heading to the back.

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