Against All Odds: AJ Styles Vs. Kazarian
Kazarian is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he doesn't look to happy to be accompanied by Daniels. Daniels appears unaware of this though, smiling and talking the whole way down to the ring. Kaz and Daniels get a pretty mixed, but mostly negative reaction. Kaz is even wearing a Daniels t-shirt. Styles is the next man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a huge pop from the crowd as he makes his way out.
Daniels hypes up Kaz on the outside before making his way up to the apron with him. Daniels tells Kaz not to take of the t-shirt, but to wrestle in it instead, before he drops back down to the floor.
The bell rings, and Kaz asks for a handshake right away, but Styles backs him up into the corner and rips off the Daniels shirt. Kaz charges Styles, but ends up thrown down to the mat, where he's locked into a side head lock. Kaz tries to fight it off, but Styles continues to grind down on Kaz. Styles flips Kaz over and down to the mat, trying to wear the man down. Kaz rolls out of the hold, and hits an arm drag, holding on in an arm bar.
Styles fights up to his feet and reverses, taking Kaz back down with another side head lock. Kaz gets up to his knees, then feet, fighting his way out into a hammer lock on Styles. Styles turns things around, but Kaz ends up being thrown to the floor by Styles.
Styles stares down Daniels, who shouts encouragement to Kaz. Kaz heads back into the ring and he's met with a nasty kick, then a beautiful dropkick to the fact. Styles stares down Daniels again before turning back to Kaz and laying him out with a big backbreaker.
Styles picks Kaz up and slams him face first into the turnbuckle before blasting him with a kick to the back. Styles hits Kaz with elbows to the back before whipping him across the ring. Kaz is able to jump over Styles and drive the back of his head down into the mat. Kaz heads to the outside, and he avoids a plancha from Styles, but Styles lands on the apron and connects with a flying forearm out to the floor to Kaz. Styles and Daniels continue to have words before Styles rolls Kaz back into the ring.
Styles clamps on the Indian deathlock, but Kaz is able to make it into the ropes to force a break. Styles continues to work over Kaz in the corner, whipping him hard across the ring. Styles misses a flying forearm and Kaz connects with a big monkey flip out of the corner, to the approval of Daniels. Kaz gut wrenches Styles over into a big slam, but only gets a one count off of Styles. Kaz slams Styles to the mat before springing off the middle rope with a big led drop which is good for another one count.
Styles sends Kaz into the ropes, but he's taken back down to the mat by the back of his head. Kaz sends Styles into the ropes and hits a crazy modified hip toss which is good for another near fall, but still not a three count. Kaz pins up Styles and hits an atomic drop, then spin kick which is good for yet another two count. Kaz picks Styles up and whips him across the ring hard. Kaz picks him up again, whipping him across the ring and following up with a side Russian leg sweep for another two count. Daniels is upset at Kaz's lack of success. Kaz puts on a front face lock to continue to grind down on Styles' stamina.
Styles gets back to his feet and connects with a couple of forearms, but he's met with a big kick from Kaz that's good for another near fall. Kaz buries his knee in Styles' back and he pulls back on AJ's arms. Kaz puts Styles' stomach on the mat and continues to yank on his arms. Styles fights up to his feet and hits Kaz with a couple of right, but Kaz is fighting right back with rights of his own. Styles lays out Kaz with a clothesline, then another, and then an enzugiri.