|By Christian Miller | December 24, 2012 | Comments|
Davey Richards VS Eddie Edwards opens the show. The Code of Honor is done by both men and the bell sounds. Both wrestlers lock up and Richards backs Edwards into the corner. He breaks off and they lock up again. Richards hits a nice wristlock and Edwards counters into his own. They go back and forth with some showy moves for a few minutes.
They lock up and Richards hits a tight hammerlock, which is countered by Edwards with his own again. Richards backs Edwards into the corner and the ref breaks the hold. They go back and forth for a few moments, until Edwards nails a brutal looking Yakuza style kick. Richards flies out of the ring and crashes into the barrier. Edwards chops Richard around the ring. They head back into the ring and after a few moves by Edwards, he tries to hit a Chin Checker. Richards reverses it into a cross armbreaker. Edwards gets his foot on the rope.
Richards has the upper hand. Edwards rolls to the outside and Richards chases after him. A few moves later Richards sets up a steel chair and props Edwards arm upon it. He then unloads several brutal looking kicks.
Richards presses the attack, and then Edwards rolls back into the ring. Richards gains a near pin fall and then latches a painful looking back bridge on Edwards. Richards presses the attack and gets into it with the crowd, allowing Edwards to fight back with some chops. They battle back and forth for a few minutes until Edwards nails a falcon arrow and both men are on the mat.
They get to their feet and Richards nails a big boot. Edwards counters and sends Richards through the ropes to the outside. He then dives out onto him and both wrestlers crash into the barrier.
Edwards is up first and sends Richards back into the ring. Edwards hits a missile drop kick for a near pin fall. They go back and forth and Edwards hits a tiger style Suplex for another near pin fall.
Both wrestlers head up to the top rope and Richards hits a superplex. He then locks on a front face lock and a falcon arrow of his own. He then locks the cross armbreaker back on. Edwards escapes and locks the Achilles' Lock on Richards. Richards reverses it into an ankle lock.
They go back and forth and both men attempt jackknife pins for near pin falls. Edwards comes out on top as both wrestlers nail several high profile kicks. Richards nails a big clothesline and both men are on the mat. Both men get up, and Richards runs into a boot by Edwards. They go back and forth, and Edwards hits a Chop Your Face for a near pin fall. Edwards heads up to the top rope, but Richards moves out of the way as Edwards hurts his leg. Richards locks on an ankle lock and starts screaming for Edwards to tap. Edwards kicks out as Richards fends off some interference from Jimmy Jacobs.
Richards heads up top and tries to nail a missile dropkick, but Edwards catches him and hits a quick jackknife pin for the win.
Next up is Mike Bennett (with Bob Evans and Maria Kanellis) VS Lance Storm. Neither men do the Code of Honor and they shove each other back and forth. Storm backs Bennett into the corner and breaks away. They both take turns working on each other's arms until Storm whips Bennett into the corner and lands a nice uppercut. Bennett reverses and hits a big elbow.
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