EC3 is backstage with JB. Ethan isn't impressed by the Team 3D announcement and points out that he's beaten Sting and Angle already. Ethan says we're not in Von Erich country tonight, we're in Carter country. Ethan says he's doing this for his grandma, EC2 and the rest of the family but most importantly, Aunt D.
Kenny King vs. Austin Aries
We go to the ring and out comes Kenny King. Austin Aries is out next to a pop.
Aries gets things going early on. He drops a running elbow for a 2 count. Aries goes to the top but King crotches him. King with a kick to the head that sends Aries out to the floor. King works over Aries on the barrier at ringside. King runs his mouth to the announcers and Aries fights back. King slams Aries face first into the apron now. King slams him into the steel steps before bringing it back in the ring for a 2 count.
King keeps control in the ring now. Aries make a comeback and leaps out with a suicide dive. Aries brings it back in and takes King head first from turnbuckle to turnbuckle. Aries with a neckbreaker over top of the top rope. Aries goes to the top and nails a missile dropkick for a 2 count. King come back with an overhead throw. Aries ducks the knees in the corner. Aries with chops in the corner now. Aries runs and gets dropped by a big boot. King with a kick to the head and a spinebuster for a 1 count as he cheated with his feet on the ropes and the referee saw it. Aries with a discus forearm for a close 2 count. Aries with the Last Chancery but the hold is broken.
More offense from King now. King goes for a big top rope move but Aries counters and turns it into a super Brainbuster for the win. Aries is going to the main event.
Winner: Austin Aries
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