Styles locks in a side head lock, but Roode is able to fight out of it with a shin breaker counter. Roode tries for an elbow drop but Styles avoids it, pops up, and hits Roode with a forearm shot. Roode tries for a belly to back suplex but Styles lands on his feet. Styles goes up in the corner, but Roode hits him with a chop block to the back of the leg, and pins him with his legs on the ropes for leverage, scoring the three count
Roode 1 – AJ 0
AJ is up and he comes right back with a vengeance, taking Roode down to the mat. Styles takes Roode into the corner and hits him with a couple of big right hands. Roode charges AJ in the corner and hits him low, flipping him up and over Roode. Roode grabs Styles' leg and yanks it up, then slams it down into the mat. Roode goes for another pin, but he's only able to get a two count. Styles starts to fight back with punches and chops, not even slowing down when Roode kicks him in the knee. Roode is able to stop Styles cold with a kick to the gut, then a clubbing blow to the back. Roode tries for a suplex but AJ reverses. Roode responds by continuing to work on Styles' leg.
AJ tries to fight back with big rights, but Roode keeps attacking the knee to stop Styles' in his tracks. Roode locks in a single leg crab on Styles' injured leg. Styles struggles, reaching for the ropes, and he's eventually able to force the break. Roode yanks Styles up by his leg again, slamming it knee first down to the mat. Roode locks in the figure four leg lock, and Styles screams in pain.
Roode continues applying pressure as we pass the halfway point of the match, and Styles taps out.
Roode 2 – Styles 0
Roode gloats to the crowd before turning back to Styles and kicking him in the back of the knee. Roode waits for Styles to get to his feet again before hitting him with a nasty chop block. Roode grabs the leg and tries for the figure four again, but AJ kicks him off, sending him crashing into the turnbuckle. Roode is favoring his shoulder, and AJ takes advantage, hitting a flying armbar. Styles locks in the cross face, and Roode is forced to tap out.
Roode 2 – Styles 1
Styles catches Roode with a punch to the shoulder before he starts wrenching away, tearing and punching at Roode's arm. Styles steps over and locks in an arm bar, putting all the pressure on Roode's elbow. Roode is able to reverse it by wrenching away at Styles' leg. Styles breaks the hold with an eye rake and gets to his feet, hitting Roode with a kick to the chest, then a couple of chops and forearms. Styles wraps Roode's arm around the rope and pulls on it, but Roode fights him off. Styles continues the assault, but Roode comes right back with a back elbow, and a big clothesline that takes Styles down to the mat.
We're down to the last ten minutes and Styles scores a roll up out of nowhere for another three count.
Roode 2 – Styles 2
Roode and Styles trade rights in the middle of the ring, and Roode kicks Styles in the leg. Styles punches at Roode's shoulder and Roode kicks right back at Styles' leg. Styles connects with a big jumping kick, but Roode comes right back with a big spinebuster that takes AJ down for another near fall.
Roode hits Styles with a kneeDT, continuing to wear down Styles' leg. Roode stomps at Styles' knee before grabbing him by the legs and slingshotting him into the corner. Styles lands on the middle rope, then leaps out with the moonsault DDT, not hitting it clean. Styles goes out to the apron and hits the springboard 450 for another three count.
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