AJ Styles vs. The Demon

We go to the ring and out first comes AJ Styles to a pop. Finn Balor is out next as The Demon.

Fans chant "this is awesome" as AJ and Balor size each other up before the bell. They immediately lock up and go at it. Balor is sporting face paint, a large design on his back and some on his front upperbody tonight but that's it. A "too sweet" chant starts up as they go at it and break. They lock up again and Styles takes Balor down but Balor applies a leg scissors. More back and forth on the mat for another stalemate. Fans pop.

AJ ends up dropping Balor after running the ropes. Balor kicks AJ from the apron. Balor comes in and goes for a surfboard submission in the middle of the ring. More back and forth between the two. Balor gets some momentum going and runs the ropes but AJ drops him. AJ with a suplex. AJ with a running knee for a 2 count. Fans do dueling chants now as Balor takes AJ to the corner. AJ turns it around and comes over the top from the apron with a forearm. Balor kicks out at 2.

AJ works Balor back into the corner. AJ with a backbreaker. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. AJ takes Balor down and covers for another pin attempt. AJ knocks Balor back into the corner now. Balor fights back, beating AJ into the opposite corner. AJ with chops in the corner now. Balor turns it around with a chop of his own in the corner. Balor unloads with rights and lefts in the corner. Balor ends up kicking AJ from the top turnbuckle to the floor. Balor runs the ropes and nails a big dive to the floor.

Balor brings it back into the ring and hits a Slingblade. Balor charges but AJ comes back and drops Balor's neck over his knee. Balor counters a Styles Clash. AJ counters and drops Balor face first with a Facebuster. AJ ends up covering for a 2 count. Balor catches AJ with a shot to the side of the face and he goes down. Balor with big stomps on Styles now. Balor with the big running corner dropkick. AJ counters a move and goes for the Calf Crusher, locking it in the middle of the ring.

Balor tries to escape but AJ brings him back into the middle of the ring. Balor slams AJ's head into the mat to break the hold. Fans chant "this is awesome" again. AJ charges but gets sent to the apron. AJ with a forearm. AJ springboards up but Balor counters and knocks him down to the floor. Balor with a running kick to the face from the apron. Balor with a running dropkick on the floor, knocking AJ into the barrier. We get a replay. Balor returns to the ring and the referee counts but Balor stops him from counting. Balor goes back out and grabs AJ but AJ drives him over the German announce table. The referee counts both Superstars now. They return to the ring at the same time.

They both collide and go down twice in the middle of the ring. We get a replay while they're down. They get up and Balor connects first. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. AJ unloads but Balor connects with the overhead kick. They trade several counters now. Balor hits the 1916 for a close 2 count.

Balor runs and dropkicks AJ into the corner. Balor goes to the top but AJ nails a pele kick, knocking Balor out on the top. Balor springboards from the apron and brings Balor from the top to the mat with a hurricanrana. Styles with a 2 count. AJ goes back to the apron for the springboard 450 but he misses as Balor moves. Balor with a big lariat and another big dropkick into the corner. Balor goes back to the top and hits Coup de Grace for the pin.

Winner: The Demon

After the match, the referee checks on both men as Balor gets up first. We go to replays. Balor's music hits as he approaches AJ, waiting for him to get up. The music stops as Balor helps AJ to his feet. They face off in the middle of the ring. They both raise "too sweets" in the middle of the ring and touch in a show of respect. Styles leaves as Balor's music starts back up and he celebrates.

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