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EVOLVE 54 iPPV COVERAGE: WHO IS IN THE TAG TITLE TOURNAMENT FINALS?, WILLIAM REGAL MAKES AN APPEARANCE, STYLE BATTLE CONTINUES, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-01-23 23:12:53
Welcome to PWInsider.com's coverage of Evolve 54 from the Downtown Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida.

The four teams that advanced to the Semi Finals of the Evolve Tag Team Tournament after Evolve 53 are:

Johnny Gargano and Drew Galloway
Harlem Bravado and Lancelot Bravado
Trent Baretta and Rocky Romero
Chris Hero and Tommy End

The current standings for the Style Battle are:
Matt Riddle (1-0)
Tracy Williams (1-0)
Fred Yehi (0-1)
Peter Kasaa (0-1)

The Four Teams that will be in the Second Chance Tournament with an opportunity to advance to the Four Team Elimination Match at Evolve 55 are:

Caleb Konley and Anthony Nese
Sami Callihan and Zack Sabre Jr.
TJ Perkins and Drew Gulak
Dan Barry and Bill Carr

Rob Naylor and Lenny Leonard are in the ring.

Lenny mentions how Evolve 53 saw the start of the Tag Team Tournament. Lenny mentions that Roppongi Vice will be facing Chris Hero and Tommy End in one semi final match. The Bravado Brothers will be facing Johnny Gargano and Drew Galloway in the other semifinal match. The winners will meet tomorrow at Evolve 55.

Rob mentions the Second Chance Tournament and the Style Battle Tournament.

Match Number One: Second Chance Tag Team Tournament Match: Caleb Konley and Anthony Nese (with SoCal Val and Andrea) versus Dan Barry and Bill Carr

Barry and Konley start things off. They lock up and Konley with a wrist lock and take down. Barry with a single leg and Konley gets to the ropes. They lock up again and Barry with a wrist lock and take down. Konley with a reversal and snap mare and rollup for a near fall. Nese tags in and they lock up. Nese with a waist lock and take down. Nese poses for Barry.

They lock up again and Nese with a wrist lock and Barry tries for a hip toss but Nese blocks it. Barry with a drop kick and Nese retreats to the corner and Barry poses to mock Nese. Konley tags back in and Carr tags in. Konley with a waist lock but Carr uses his rear end to escape the hold. Barr picks up Nese and slams him to the mat. Carr with a double shoulder tackle and then he biels Konley across the ring and tags in Barry.

Barry kicks Konley and hits a butterfly take down for a near fall. Barry with a forearm. Konley with a belly-to-back but Barry lands on his feet. Both men go for kicks and they are blocked. Carr and Nese come in and their kicks are blocked. They agree to let go at three and then Carr and Barry with punches and they clothesline Nese over the top rope to the floor. Carr with a chop and then he tags in Barry who hits a springboard moonsault for a near fall.

Konley sends Barry to the apron but misses a shoulder. Barry with a kick and then the referee checks on Konley and that allows Nese to kick Barry off the apron. Nese sends Barry into the apron and the referee sends Carr to the apron. Konley chokes Barry in the ropes. Nese tags back in and Barry chops his way out of the corner. Nese with an Irish whip and Barry with a kick to Konley and a forearm to Nese.

Nese with a flying kick as Konley elevates Barry and Nese gets a near fall. Konley tags in and Nese with a shoulder before going to the apron. Konley with a snap mare and cravate. Barry with punches but Konley with a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Nese tags back in and he kicks Barry. Nese with a leaping leg drop to Barry. Nese with another leaping leg drop for a near fall. Konley tags back in and he connects with a shoulder in the corner.

Konley puts Barry on the turnbuckles but Barry with a kick to Konley and then he sets for a tornado DDT but Konley stops Barry. Konley turns Barry around and tries for the cradle shock off the turnbuckles but Barry with a Frankensteiner and both men are down. Nese and Carr tag in and Carr with a running shoulder tackle followed by a clothesline and body block. Carr with an Irish whip to Nese followed by a back body drop.

Carr with a splash to Konley in the corner followed by an Exploder. Carr charges at Konley but Konley drops down and goes over the top rope. Nese with a super kick to Carr and then Konley hits a suicide dive. Barry with a corkscrew plancha onto Nese and Konley and everyone is down. Carr sends Nese back into the ring and he Irish whips Nese but Nese gets his knee up. Nese goes up top and Barr crotches him. Carr gets Nese on his shoulders for Splash Mountain but Barry is tripped. Carr with a clothesline to Nese.

Konley misses a clothesline and Barr with the Bossman Slam to Konley. Barr gets Nese up and Barry with a flying flatline but Konley breaks up the cover. Val gets on the apron and Andrea hits Carr. Konley with a knee to the back and Nese hits Carr, sending Andrea to the mat. Konley with a forearm to Barry and Nese and Konley hit a pump handle powerbomb combination for a near fall.

Nese puts Barry on the turnbuckles and Konley with a chop. Konley sets for Cradle Shock. Carr with a super kick to Nese and then Barry hits a Shiranui from a Doomsday Device for the three count.

Winners: Dan Barry and Bill Carr

After the match, Konley and Nese attack Carr and Barry. Val gets on the mic and she says that they need to make sure that no one forgets the name of the Premier Athlete Brand. Caleb says he is here for the Evolve Championship and he leaves. Nese attacks Carr and Barry on his own.

Peter Kasaa comes out to force Nese to get out of the ring.

Match Number Two: Style Battle Round Robin Match: Matt Riddle (1-0) versus Fred Yehi (0-1)

Yehi blocks a kick from Riddle. Riddle goes for a double leg take down but Yehi with a waist lock and Riddle is able to escape and both men get back to their feet. They lock up in a Greco Roman knuckle lock and Riddle with a waist lock take down but Yehi with a waist lock and take down of his own. Riddle goes for the leg but Yehi stays on top of Riddle and Yehi gets Riddle down but Riddle keeps his shoulders off the mat.

Yehi gets a near fall and then goes to a waist lock. Riddle with a key lock on Yehi but Yehi with a German suplex and a second German suplex. Yehi with a third German suplex that flips Riddle onto his chest. Yehi with a chop and then he sends Riddle into the turnbuckles and follows with a chop. Riddle with kicks to the chest but Yehi blocks a kick and then dives onto Riddle's foot. Yehi sets for a pump handle and hits a slam for a near fall.

Yehi goes for the leg but Riddle kicks Yehi away. Yehi with a power bomb for a near fall. Yehi with a step over toe hold but Riddle kicks him away. Riddle with a triangle choke on Yehi but Yehi tries to pick up Riddle and he gets Riddle up. Yehi with a waist lock and Riddle blocks a suplex attempt. Riddle holds on to the ropes and he avoids a forearm. Yehi with a heel hook and Yehi taps out.

Winner: Matt Riddle (2-0)

Match Number Three: Ethan Page versus Tommaso Ciampa

Ciampa offers his hand and Page shakes it. They lock up and Page backs Ciampa into the corner and Page misses a punch in the corner. Ciampa misses a punch of his own. Ciampa with a waist lock and Page with a standing switch and Ciampa with a take down. Ciampa holds on to the waist lock but Page with an elbow. Ciampa slaps Page and Page slaps back.

Page pushes Ciampa and they lock up. Ciampa with a waist lock and Page sends Ciampa to the mat. Ciampa with an enzuigiri and Page goes to the apron. Page goes to the floor and Ciampa follows him. Page gets Ciampa on his shoulder and then hits a fallaway slam followed by a suicide dive onto Ciampa. Page sends Ciampa back into the ring and Ciampa with a boot to the head to send Page to the floor. Ciampa kicks Page on the floor and then Ciampa drops Page on the guardrail.

Ciampa has the people in the frot row hold Page so Ciampa can hit a running knee to Page's head. Ciampa picks up Page and he puts Ciampa on the guardrails again and has the fans hold Page for a running knee to the head after doing a full lap around the ring. Ciampa picks up Page and sends him into the ring. Ciampa chops Page a few times and Page chops back. Ciampa with a chop and Page with a chop of his own. Ciampa with a chop and kick. Page with a forearm. Ciampa with a clothesline for a near fall.

Ciampa kicks Page and he drops Page across the top rope. Ciampa with a knee drop. Ciampa with a side head lock. Page picks up Ciampa but Ciampa with elbows to get back to his feet. Ciampa with a kick and Page with a slap. Ciampa with a boot to Page. Ciampa punches Page and the referee warns him. Ciampa with a side head lock. Page with elbows and punches. Ciampa with a series of kicks to Page and both men are down.

They get back to their feet and Page with a splash into the corner but he misses a clothesline. Page with a modified suplex for a near fall. Page with a punch and spinebuster for a near fall. Page with elbows to the back of the head. Page kicks Ciampa in the corner. Page with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Ciampa. Ciampa with an elevated Flatline for a near fall.

Ciampa chops Page and Page holds on to the ropes on an Irish whip attempt. Ciampa with a chop. Page gets Ciampa on his shoulders but Ciampa gets to his feet. Page with a kick and he tries for a power bomb but Ciampa gets to his feet. Page with a kick and DDT for a near fall.

Page puts Ciampa on the turnbuckles and Page sets for a superplex. Ciampa blocks the superplex attempt with forearms and he goes for a sunset flip power bomb but Page holds on to the ropes. Ciampa with a running knee to Page on the turnbuckles and then Ciampa hits Project Ciampa for a near fall.

Ciampa charges at Page and Page hits a cutter followed by a power bomb for a near fall. Page goes to the apron as he waits for Ciampa to get back to his feet. Ciampa goes to the apron as well. Page goes to the turnbuckles and he gets Ciampa up as well. Ciampa slaps Page as they continue to fight on the turnbuckles. Page with forearms to the back. Page sets for a super uranage but Ciampa with elbows. Ciampa with a Super Schwein and he hits it and gets a near fall.

The referee starts his count and Ciampa gets to his feet first. Ciampa with chops. Ciampa slaps Page and he throws off the elbow pad. Page with a bicycle kick that sends Ciampa to the apron. Ciampa with a series of knees and he gets the three count.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa

After the match, Page wants Ciampa to come back into the ring. Page offers his hand to Ciampa and Ciampa shakes it.

Match Number Four: Second Chance Tag Team Tournament Match: Sami Callihan and Zack Sabre Jr. versus Drew Gulak and TJ Perkins (with Matt Riddle and Tracy Williams)

Callihan spits at Gulak before the match starts.

Perkins and Callihan start things off and Callihan knocks Gulak off the apron. They lock up and Callihan backs Perkins into the corner. Perkins slaps Callihan and they get face to face. Perkins and Callihan with a test of strength. Callihan gets the early advantage and he gets Perkins over his knee. Perkins kicks Callihan to get out of the hold. Perkins with an octopus to Callihan but Callihan turns it into a stretch muffler. Callihan gets a near fall. Sabre tags in.

Perkins with a head scissors but Sabre gets Perkins in an arm bar submission. Perkins returns to the head scissors and he gets Sabre to the mat. Sabre with a head scissors on Perkins. Perkins escapes and Sabre returns to the head scissors. Sabre rolls over and adds more pressure. Perkins with a headstand and he escapes and hits a drop kick. Perkins with a front face lock and Gulak tags in. They roll through and send Sabre to the mat. Gulak rolls Sabre over and takes him down a few more times while taunting Callihan.

Gulak starts to work on the ankle. Sabre with a side head lock and take down. Sabre works on the ankle. Gulak tries to escape and he is able to get a near fall. Gulak and Sabre get back to their feet and have a standoff. Callihan tags in and Callihan with a take down and he pushes Gulak's head into the mat. Callihan gets a near fall. Callihan kicks Gulak in the corner. Sabre tags in and he applies a spinning toe hold into an Indian Death Lock.

Sabre bridges on a step over toe hold and then he gets Gulak into the ropes. Callihan tags in and he applies a Trailer Hitch and adds a heel hook. Callihan with a kick and he tags in Sabre. Sabre with a European uppercut or two. Sabre puts Gulak's leg in th ropes and he kicks the knee. Callihan tags back in and he hits a running splash to the back. Callihan goes to the floor and he kicks Riddle in the head. Callihan keeps Gulak from tagging back in and he tags Sabre back intot he mat.

Perkins tags in and Perkins with a reverse atomic drop and then he chops Callihan and hits an arm drag and head scissors on Callihan and Sabre. Perkins gets into the ropes but Sabre pushes him back into the ring. Sabre with a drop kick while Callihan hits a tombstone but Gulak breaks up the cover.

Gulak with a drop kick to Callihan to knock him off the turnbuckles. Sabre with a running kick to Gulak to send him to the floor. Sabre kicks Perkins in the arm and then he puts Perkins on the turnbuckles. Gulak pushes Sabre to the mat and Perkins with a cross body and he tags in Gulak. Gulak with a flying clothesline and fisherman suplex and he gets a near fall. Gulak and Sabre with a series of standing switches. Sabre with a bridge for a near fall. Gulak with a head butt.

Sabre with a key lock guillotine and he gets Gulak to the mat. Sabre with a wrist lock as well on the other arm and Callihan stops Perkins from interfering but Perkins with a kick. Callihan puts Perkins in the stretch muffler and Perkins is able to kick Callihan onto Sabre to get Sabre to release the hold on Gulak.

Sabre with a wrist lock where he twists the arm in a position that seems inhuman. Gulak slams Sabre into the ropes and Perkins tags in. Sabre with an uppercut and Callihan tags in. Callihan kicks Perkins and he connects with a running boot to the head. Callihan with a second running boot to the head. Perkins gets up and Callihan kicks Perkins in the arm and Callihan with a power bomb for a near fall and then Callihan with a Stretch Muffler. Gulak drops Sabre onto Callihan while Sabre has Gulak in a key lock guillotine.

Gulak with a clothesline to Callihan. Sabre kicks Gulak. Perkins rolls up Callihan for a near fall. Sabre with a European uppercut and Callihan accidentally kicks Sabre. Perkins with a kick from a fireman's carry and then Perkins with a triangle choke and Callihan taps out.

Winners: Drew Gulak and TJ Perkins

After the match, Sabre hits Callihan and Callihan spits at Sabre.

Callihan wants the mic and he says two nights in a row they lost. Callihan says they want it and he wants it. Tomorrow, me and you.

Callihan leaves the ring and then he returns. Sabre pushes Callihan and Callihan pushes back.

Sabre welcomes Sami back and says he will see him tomorrow.

William Regal's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

William says this is not about him but he thanks everyone for the response. He says watching what he has seen tonight makes him proud to be in wrestling. William says twenty three years ago today, he arrived in America. William says he gets to watch several generations of people come through the ring and he says he loves the art of pro wrestling. He says he admires all of the young men and ladies.

William says he met a young man a few years ago and he exemplifies everything he talks about. That man is your champion Timothy Thatcher.

Thatcher makes his way to the ring and he shakes Regal's hand in the ring.

William says they met about four years ago and he is proud of what Timothy has done. William says that Thatcher is a champion and he is choked up at his success. William says he knows that Timothy is a little banged up but he wants to let Thatcher talk.

Thatcher says you do not know how humbling this moment is. He thanks everyone for coming tonight to support Evolve.

Matt Riddle makes his way to the ring. He asks if everyone is doing all right. Matt says he should have had his title shot and he should have been signed by Regal. Matt asks Regal if he has to waste his time with guys like this.

Regal sighs and he says that Matt wonders why he has not been signed. First of all, you need to know where you are. You need to earn the respect of your peers as well as your audience. To do that you have to compete against the absolute best. William says that Thatcher is the absolute best.

William says if you want any chance of every seeing him again, beat this man and then they can talk.

Matt asks William how he wants him to beat Thatcher, knock him out or break his arm.

Regal say it is not going to happen now. You might want to beat a few worthy opponents first. Regal asks Riddle to leave the ring.

Riddle challenges Thatcher when Evolve goes back to New York in March.

Regal thanks everyone for supporting Evolve and the industry in general. William thanks Timothy Thatcher. He says he is proud of seeing people evolve (no pun intended). He enjoys seeing men and women inspiring him to stay around.

Match Number Five: Style Battle Round Robin Match: Peter Kasaa (0-1) versus Tracy Williams (with Drew Gulak)(1-0)

They lock up and Kasaa with a waist lock take down. Williams with a wrist lock. Kasaa with a reversal and he works on the wrist. Williams escapes the hold. Williams with a wrist lock and Kasaa with a single leg take down to escape. Kasaa with a surfboard to Williams but Williams escapes and tries to get a lateral press. Kasaa gets a near fall. They go to a Greco Roman knuckle lock and then Williams sends Kasaa to the mat with a spinebuster and he gets a near fall.

Williams with a few more near falls. Williams with forearms to the back but Kasaa with forearms. Kasaa sends Williams to the floor and then Kasaa with a suicide dive to the floor. Kasaa gets a near fall. Kasaa with a side salto and he gets a near fall. Kasaa with a punch and double sledge to the back. Kasaa with a forearm but Williams with an Irish whip. Kasaa with a forearm in the corner and he goes off the turnbuckles but Williams moves and Williams goes for the leg. Kasaa with a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Kasaa with a jackhammer for a near fall.

Williams starts to work on the arm and shoulder. Kasaa with a tilt-a-whirl slam for a near fall. Kasaa with Cattle Mutilation but Williams gets to the ropes and Kasaa releases the hold. Kasaa with a side head lock. Williams with punches and forearms. Williams goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Kasaa blocks it. Kasaa with an elbow to the back of the neck. Kasaa gets Williams up but Williams gets to his feet and he hits a back breaker for a near fall. Williams with forearms to Kasaa.

Williams with a kick to the midsection and he sends Kasaa into the corner and connects with punches and forearms. Williams slaps Kasaa but Kasaa with punches. Williams with more forearms and a take down for a near fall. Williams with a rear chin lock. Kasaa with elbows but Williams with a chop and a stomp to the chest.

Williams with a cross body but Kasaa counters with a flip cross body for a near fall. Kasaa with a German suplex and he holds on for a second one. Kasaa holds on to the waist lock and Williams with elbows to the head. Williams tries for a suplex but Kasaa lands on his feet and he hits a German suplex and gets a near fall. Kasaa pulls Williams into the corner and Kasaa goes up top.

Kasaa goes for a 630 splash but Williams moves and Williams gets a near fall. Williams with a crossface to Kasaa. Kasaa gets to the ropes and Williams releases the hold. Williams with a front face lock and he tries to work on the neck. Williams works on the shoulder while Kasaa goes for the leg. Williams slaps Kasaa in the head. Williams with a knee to the head. Williams with chops in the corner. Kasaa with an Irish whip but Williams with an elbow and clothesline to the back of the head.

Kasaa with punches. Williams with forearms to Kasaa in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Kasaa puts Williams on the turnbuckles and connects with a forearm. Kasaa sets for a superplex but Williams blocks it. Williams with shots to the forearm and Williams with a butterfly driver and Kasaa taps out.

Winner: Tracy Williams (2-0)

After the match, Tracy says that makes him 2-0. Catch Point is 2-0. Matt Riddle is also 2-0. Tonight they become very different. He will be the first man to defeat Matt in Evolve and he will become Style Battle Champion.

Match Number Six:Evolve Tag Team Tournament Semi Final Match: Johnny Gargano and Drew Galloway versus Lancelot Bravado and Harlem Bravado

The referee has to get between Lance and Drew before the match starts.

Gargano and Lance start things off and they lock up and Gargano with a clean break. Gargano with a wrist lock and Lance with a reversal and he takes Gargano to the mat. Gargano with a drop toe hold to get out of the hold. Gargano with a front face lock and Lance gets to the ropes. Gargano with a take down and he starts to work on Lance's leg. Gargano with a Trailer Hitch but Lance makes it to the ropes and Gargano releases the hold.

Harlem reminds Johnny of the rules. They lock up and Lance with a side head lock. Lance with a shoulder tackle but Gargano with a shoulder tackle of his own. Gargano with an O'Connor Roll for a near fall. Gargano with a heel hook and Lance gets to the ropes. They lock up and Gargano with a wrist lock. Lance with a forearm and punches to Gargano in the corner. Lance with a forearm.

Gargano with a chop as Lance comes off the ropes. Harlem tags in and he wants Galloway. Drew tags in. Harlem slaps Drew and Drew misses a punch. Harlem with more punches and chops. Harlem with an Irish whip but Drew with a clothesline out of the corner. Drew with chops to Harlem in the corner and he throws Harlem into the corner and then he goes to the floor.

Drew has the people in the front row hold Harlem for Drew to chop him. Drew hot shots Harlem on the guardrail and Lance comes over to help his brother. Gargano takes care of Lance while Drew works over Harlem on the other side of the floor. Gargano sends Lance into the guardrails. Gargano tags in and they kicks Harlem and then Gargano with an enzuigiri while Drew hits a bicycle kick and they get a near fall.

Gargano chops Harlem. Lance with a knee to the back and Gargano punches Lance. Gargano sends Harlem into the turnbuckles . Harlem with a running boot that knocks Gargano off the apron while Lance holds Gargano. Lance works over Gargano on the floor while the referee deals with Harlem and Drew. Harlem gets a near fall and then he punches Johnny. Harlem with a belly-to-back suplex.

Harlem with a double thrust to Gargano and Lance tags in. Lance with a European uppercut and he tries for a suplex but Gargano blocks it. Gargano with a suplex of his own and both men are down. Lance keeps Drew from tagging in and the Bravados double team Gargano. Harlem gets a near fall. Harlem with an elbow to Gargano.

Lance tags in and they hit a double back elbow and double elbow drop. Lance gets a near fall. Lance with a knee to Gargano's midsection. Gargano with a rollup for a near fall. Lance keeps Gargano in the ring and Harlem tags in and he stomps on Gargano's hand. Harlem with a forearm and he tags in Lance. Gargano pushes Lance into Harlem and then he hits a DDT and flatline combination on Lance and Harlem.

Drew tags in and he kicks Lance and punches him in the corner. Drew with chops to Lance. Harlem gets up in the opposite corner and Drew puts him next to his brother and he chops Harlem. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Lance. Drew with a boot to Harlem but Harlem blocks it and Harlem kicks Drew and Lance gets a near fall. Drew with a jaw breaker and Gargano tags in.

Gargano misses a splash into the corner. Gargano with a super kick to knock Harlem off the apron and then Johnny with a spear from the apron to Lance. Gargano with a suicide dive to Harlem. Gargano with an enzuigiri to Lance and he goes for the slingshot spear but Lance with a knee. Drew with a forearm to Lance and Harlem with a boot to Galloway followed by a flip dive onto Galloway.

Harlem gets Gargano on his shoulders on the floor and Lance with a suicide dive Doomsday Device. Lance gets sent to the apron but Gargano but Lance with a clothesline and Harlem with a slingshot stunner. Galloway breaks up the cover. Lance slaps Gargano and puts him on the turnbuckles. Lance sets for a superplex but Drew pulls him off. Harlem hits Drew in the corner and they put Drew on the turnbuckles in the tree of woe.

Harlem and Lance go for a double superplex but Drew pulls himself up and he pulls Lance and Harlem off the turnbuckles and to the mat. Harlem misses a clothesline and Gargano with a round kick. Lance with a forearm to Gargano. Gargano with a forearm and super kick to Lance. Gargano with a second super kick. Harlem with a bicycle kick to Gargano followed by a clothesline from Lance. Drew with a flying boot to Harlem and Lance and all four men are down.

Harlem kicks Drew off the apron and he gets a near fall. Harlem sends Gargano to the apron and Harlem with forearms. Gargano with a slingshot DDT for a near fall. Galloway with a flying boot to Lance. Drew with Hurts Donut to Harlem and Gargano with a double underhook DDT for a near fall. Gargano and Drew give the thumbs down. Gargano kicks Harlem and then Gargano with a super kick and Galloway with a wheelbarrow slam and Garagno puts Harlem in the Garagno Escape and Harlem taps out.

Winners: Drew Galloway and Johnny Gargano (Advance to the Finals)

After the match, Harlem offers his hand and Drew and Johnny shake it. Lance walks away.

Match Number Seven: Evolve Tag Team Tournament Semi Final Match: Chris Hero and Tommy End versus Trent Baretta and Rocky Romero

Hero and Romero start things off. They lock up and Romero with a waist lock. Hero with a standing switch and he sends Romero to the mat. Romero goes for the leg and Hero pushes him away. Trent says something to Rocky but the referee sends him back into his corner. Hero with a single leg take down. Hero with an arm drag but Romero with a head scissors take down. Hero goes to the floor and Romero teases a dive but Hero moves and Romero stays in the ring.

End tags in and so does Trent. End with a kick and Trent goes to the floor. The referee starts his count and Hero tries to convince Trent to get back into the ring. Trent tags Rocky back into the match. Rocky with a kick that End blocks. End with a few kicks that Romero blocks. End with a kick to the thigh and Romero starts to limp. Romero with a waist lock and then he gets on End's back but End sends Romero to the mat and he puts Romero in a front face lock. Romero escapes and gets on End's back again.

End with a front face lock and he backs Romero into the corner. End with an Irish whip but Romero gets his boot up. Romero with a knee to the arm from the turnbuckles. Romero runs into a kick from End. Trent sends End to the floor. Hero chops Trent and Trent chops back. Hero ups the decibel total with some more chops. Hero with a bicycle kick to send Trent into the turnbuckles.

Trent avoids a forearm in the corner and Trent with a tornado DDT. Romero kicks End and sends him into the ring. Romero with a kick to End. Romero kicks End on the arm. End with kicks to Romero. End sends Trent to the floor when he tries to interfere. End goes up top and Romero stops him. Romero goes up top and End knocks Romero to the mat but End misses a double stomp. Romero with a cross arm breaker on End.

End gets to the ropes and Romero releases the hold. Romero keeps End from making the tag and he kicks End in the arm. Trent tags in and he connects with an elbow to the injured arm. Trent with a chop and he gets a near fall. Trent keeps End from making the tag and he sends Tommy to the floor. Trent with a hammer lock and he sends End into the guardrail shoulder first. Trent sends End shoulder first into the guardrails. Hero checks on End but the referee tells him to get back to his corner.

End with a forearm to Trent. Trent with a forearm to End and End gets back into the ring but Trent stops End from making the tag. Romero tags in and he kicks End. Romero with an arm wringer and he returns to the shoulder. End with a punch and kicks to Romero. Romero with a Fujiwara arm bar and Hero does what he can to make sure that End does not tap out. End gets to the ropes and Romero releases the hold.

Trent tags in and they hit a double back elbow and Romero follows with a kick and a moonsault from Trent for a near fall. Trent knocks Hero off the apron and then he kicks End. Trent chops End and tags in Romero. Romero with a kick to the arm. End with a kick of his own. Romero with a shot to the arm and End goes down. Romero with an arm bar submission and End gets a near fall with a rollup. Romero with an arm bar and he tags in Trent. End with a kick to Romero and then he has Trent slap Romero.

End kicks Trent and then he kicks Romero. End flips over Trent's back to tag in Hero. Hero with a bicycle kick and then he connects wit a boot to the head. Hero with a drop kick. Romero with a kick to Hero. Hero sends Trent into Romero and Hero kicks Romero and the momentum sends Trent over in a DDT. Hero with a suplex throw of Romero onto Trent for a near fall on Trent.

Hero with a chop. Trent with a Yakuza Kick to End on the apron. Hero goes to the apron and Trent with a super kick to knock Hero off the apron. Trent with a flip dive onto Hero but Hero catches Trent and End with a running kick to Trent. Hero rolls Trent back into the ring Hero with a running forearm into the corner and then End with a kick and Hero with a back senton. End with a round kick and Hero gets a near fall.

Trent escapes a suplex and Trent with a forearm to End. Hero with a kick to Trent. Romero with an enzuigiri to Hero. Trent with a flying boot to End. Hero with a rolling elbow to Trent. Romero and Trent with a double jumping knee strike to Hero. Romero with an Irish whip to End but End sends Romero to the apron. Romero with a knee to Hero off the apron. Romero with a knee to End followed by a flying boot from Trent for a near fall. Trent with a running knee to End followed by one from Romero. Trent with a double stomp to End's back but Hero breaks up the cover.

Romero with a suplex to End and then he hits the running clotheslines to Hero and End. Hero ducks and Romero hits a clothesline to both men. Trent hits a double missile drop kick to Hero and End after they take care of Romero. End with a sunset flip into a double stomp for a near fall. End goes up top but misses a double stomp. Trent with a rollup and bridge for a near fall.

Trent hits a reverse piledriver but End kicks out at two. Trent with a lock kick and inside cradle for a near fall. Trent gets End up for Stone Zero but Hero with a bicycle kick to Romero on the apron and a kick to Trent. Hero pulls off the elbow pad and he connects with an elbow to Trent. Hero with a second one and then he hits Romero. Hero with a bicycle kick and elbow to both men. Hero with another bicycle kick. Trent and Romero with two jumping knee strikes to Hero. Romero with a suicide dive onto End. They set for Stone Zero on Hero but End stops Romero and drops him on the apron. Hero gets Trent up for a cradle piledriver and End adds to it with a double stomp.

Hero brings Romero back into the ring and End goes for a suplex but Romero with a knee. Hero with two forearms followed by a kick from End. Hero with a forearm. Romero slaps End and Hero. Romero with a back heel kick to End. Romero with a jumping knee to counter a rolling elbow. Romero with a jumping knee to End. End with a brainbuster for a near fall. End goes up top but he takes too long and Romero with a forearm. Romero with elbows to the back and then he hits a C4 from the turnbuckles into a Fujiwara arm bar. End picks up Romero and Hero takes care of Romero. Hero spins Romero around for a round kick from End. They hit a rolling elbow and kick combination for the three count.

Winners: Tommy End and Chris Hero (Advance to the Finals)

Chris Hero says that heroes eventually die, but today is not that day. Heroes eventually die is not to be taken literally, it is a metaphor. It means all good things must come to an end. There are a lot of good wrestlers in Evolve, but they have met their demise in Evolve. Gulak . . . knocked him out. Sabre . . . knocked his British ass out. Thatcher . . . he has taken care of him a few times. He tells Tommy they have more butts to kick and we will see you tomorrow.

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