Tessa Blanchard was interviewed by Jacobs backstage. She said no titles were on the line tonight but if Ace Austin beats her, she will give him a title shot. But she said if she wins, she would like to add X-Division Champion to her list.
Tessa Blanchard Vs. Ace Austin
Ace didn’t even have his gear ready. He was doing up his knee pads as the match started.
They did a test of strength and Ace pulled Tessa in like he was dancing with her. Then she slapped him and landed two dropkicks and a few more shots. Ace kicked out at two after a roll-up and then he took Tessa into the turnbuckle where he landed two knees.
Ace went up top and Tessa landed a forearm. He hit a back elbow and then he hit a hiptoss into the corner for a two count.
Ace hit a suplex, but Tessa kicked out before the referee counted to one. Then he landed a couple of kicks in the ropes. Blanchard landed some forearm shots and then Ace clubbed across Tessa’s back to send her down.
He pressed his knee across her head as he pushed down and then he flipped her over and landed a kick before a choke. He applied a single leg crab to Blanchard as she crawled to the bottom rope which finally happened.
They went outside and Ace landed a kick to Tessa from the apron before hand springing back into the ring. He was so proud of that kick.
Then he went back outside to brawl a bit. Blanchard took all the strikes and she came back with elbows and forearms before landing a boot. He got on the apron and he went up into a one-armed handstand that she kicked out from under him to send him smashing against the apron. She went back inside and went for a dive, but he hit her with a forearm.
Ace got her back in the ring and hit a neckbreaker for a two count. Tessa started selling like she does and she so good at it. Austin got an armlock on her. She was biting him to get free, but he cut her between the fingers with his playing card.
Blanchard fired back with chops and Ace went into the corner. Tessa landed a forearm and a Magnum from the second rope, but she didn’t get to a pin.
Blanchard got pumped up and hit a running rudo and she let out a primal scream. Then she hit a cutter and Austin rolled outside. Blanchard hit a suicide dive and then another and then she nailed the third. Then she let out another primal scream.
Ace countered a DDT into a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Then hit a ushigoroshi for a two count. Blanchard countered into a tilt-a-whirl DDT for a two count.
Ace coutnered a buzzsaw DDT and sent Blanchard into the corner. Then he put her on top and got on the apron. He went running, but Blanchard avoided a kick. She jumped down right into a spinning kick for a two count. Ace went back to the top and he hit a springboard fameasser for a two count.
Blanchard was unable to close Austin out so she went back up top. She went for Magnum, but Ace caught her and sat her back on the top rope where he kicked her. Then Austin climbed up with her, but she fought him off with forearms.
Then she went for a buzzsaw DDT from the top rope — he landed on his feet. They went back up on top and then she just dropped and DESTROYED him across the top rope.
Winner: Tessa Blanchard
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