Semifinals: Gran Metalik vs Zack Sabre Jr.
-Metalik starts the match quickly with a swanton to the outside then one inside the ring for a two count.
-ZSJ recover and is able to slow the match down to his pace with some submission holds.
-Metalik goes for a springboard off the second rope but ZSJ catches him and applies a Dragon Sleeper.
-Metalik catches ZSJ with a kick to the face. He follows it up with a reverse slingblade and a standing shooting star press for two.
-Both men exchange blows. ZSJ lands a couple hard uppercuts but Metalik comes back with a stiff clothesline.
-Metalik goes for a clothesline off the second rope but Metalik hits an uppercut followed by a Penalty Kick for two.
-ZSJ gets crotched on the ropes. Metalik then connects on a hurricarrana.
-Metalik dives right into a triangle choke then an armbar. Metalik counters for a two.
-ZSJ charges at Metalik. But Metalik grabs him and hits the Metalik Driver for the win.
WINNER: Gran Metalik- Great match. I loved Gran Metalik trying to finish the match quickly. Both men tried working their styles and didn’t go away from it.
Semifinal: Kota Ibushi vs T.J. Perkins
-Perkins leg checks the first couple of Ibushi kicks.
-Ibushi goes for the triangle moonsault but Perkins kicks Ibushi’s legs out and he lands on the floor.
-Perkins works over the injured neck of Ibushi as well as the legs.
-Ibushi hurricarranas Perkins to the outside then is able to hit the triangle moonsault.
-Ibushi goes for a moonsault but Perkins gets his knees up and applies the kneebar. Ibushi gets to the ropes.
-Ibushi lands a succession of kicks to the chest. He goes for the deadlift German suplex from the outside but Perkins blocks itl
-Perkins goes to the top but Ibushi hits a Pele kick. He goes for a powerbomb but Perkins counters into a DDT then a lung blower for two.
(My Network crapped out at this point)
-Back on, Perkins counters into a kneebar, then also applies a neck submission at the same time. Ibushi TAPS.
WINNER: T.J. Perkins- GREAT match. I didn’t think Ibushi would win since he didn’t sign, but I at least thought he would make it to the Finals. Great counters throughout the match. Perkins looks like a star coming out of this match. And of course, you know me, I loved Perkins ring psychology working over the neck and leg.
Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa vs Cedric Alexander and Noam Dar
-Network problems again. I come back and Alexander takes out Ciampa on the outside with a swanton.
-Alexander goes for a springboard but Ciampa takes out the legs of Alexander with a dropkick.
-Gargano tags in. He takes out Dar with an electric chair dropkick on the apron then spears Alexander through the ropes.
-All four men end up in the ring and take each other out as they all lay on the mat.
-Dar and Gargano exchange blows. Dar applies the ankle lock but Ciampa comes in and stomps Dar.
-Dar gets Ciampa caught in the ropes. Alexander dropkicks him and hits a brainbuster for two.
-Gargano and Ciampa hit the double kick to the head on Dar to pick up the win.
WINNERS: Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa
Finals: T.J. Perkins vs Gran Metalik
-Before the match, Triple H comes out and says they are looking for the one. The one that will enter RAW on Monday as the new Cruiserweight Champion as Triple H introduces a new Title.
-Both men exchange submissions early. Perkins applies a Boston Crab and extends by pulling the arms of Metalik.
-Metalik dropkicks the leg of Perkins on the apron. Metalik hits a suicide dive to the outside.
-Perkins hits a corner head scissors. He then comes from the top and hurricarranas Metalik to the outside.
-Perkins is on the apron. Metalik flies at Perkins and goes OVER THE ROPES AND HITS A FRANKENSTEINER.
-Metalik misses the standing shooting star and Perkins applies the kneebar. Metalik gets to the ropes.
-Perkins lands some hard kicks then dropkicks Metalik in the leg as he is running.
-Metalik goes to the top for a moonsault but Perkins gets his feet up.
-Perkins hits the lung blower then applies a kneebar. Metalik goes for the ropes but Perkins reapplies it. Metalik gets close to the ropes again. Perkins pulls him away, but Metalik counters into a pin for two.
-They go to the top. Metalik goes for a top rope Metalik driver. But Perkins counters to an armdrag and applies the kneebar again. They are in the center of the ring and Perkins has no choice but to tap.
WINNER of the Cruiserweight Classic and NEW Cruiserweight Champion: T.J. Perkins- I’m kind of surprised by that result. I thought for sure they were building up Metalik during it. The match didn’t live up to the first two but it was still good. Perkins has the experience though so he is no slouch either.
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