EVOLVE 19: Crowning a Champion

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Secaucus, NJ – 4.5.2013

EVOLVE Championship Tournament: Quarter-Final Round
Jigsaw (1-3) vs. Samuray Del Sol (2-3) vs. Rich Swann (3-2) vs. Sami Callihan (3-7)

Callihan bicycle kicks Swann. Sol dragonscrew leg whips Callihan. Jigsaw dropkicks Sol. Swann dropkicks Jigsaw and Callihan. Callihan sends Swann to the floor, where Swann takes down Jigsaw with a headscissors. Sol ducks an attack, sending Callihan to the floor. He pescado’s onto Swann and Callihan. All four men attack at the same time back in the ring. Callihan and Jigsaw wipe out Sol and Swann with superkicks. Jigsaw and Callihan trade strikes. Jigsaw gives Callihan a couple kicks before taking him over with a headscissors. Callihan responds with a bicycle kick. Jigsaw takes out his legs and comes off the top with a double stomp. Sol breaks the cover. Sol kicks Jigsaw from the apron and comes off the top with a twisting armdrag. He dropkicks Jigsaw to the floor. Swann sole butt kicks Sol. Sol and Swann engage in a Lucha sequence, ending with Callihan mowing them both down with clotheslines. Callihan catches Jigsaw with a Death Valley Driver. Callihan clotheslines Jigsaw off the apron and suicide dives after him. Swann lands a twisting Bermuda Triangle onto Callihan and Jigsaw. Sol hits a springboard twisting plancha onto everyone. Callihan gets control on the floor and brings Sol back into the ring. He enzuigiri’s him in the corner and places him in a tree of woe. He also enzuigiri’s Swann and hangs him on the top rope. He crotches Jigsaw on the opposite top rope. Sol hops up and superplexes Callihan and Swann off the top. Jigsaw hits Sol with a coast-to-coast dropkick. Jigsaw pins all three opponents only to get two counts. Jigsaw chops Swann and looks for a brainbuster. Swann fights out and hits a back handspring Ace crusher, then a DDT for two. Sol breaks the pin. Swann kicks Sol in the chest. He cartwheels into a Saito suplex from Callihan. He hits two bicycle facewash kicks. Swann avoids a third with a superkick and a spike headscissors. Sol breaks that pin. He hits the Hara-Kiri on Swann for two. Sol tries the Rising Sun on Jigsaw, but Jigsaw catches him with a German suplex. A series of kicks leads to Sol hitting a Yoshi Tonic on Swann for two. Sol spikes Callihan with the Rising Sun. Callihan catches him mid-air with a powerbomb, then locks on the Stretch Muffler for the submission victory at 10:23. The crowd was into all the cool stuff they did. Even Sol recovered pretty well from unsturdy ropes messing up his springboard dive twice. I was SUPER annoyed that Callihan shrugged off the Rising Sun and won seconds later, but despite that I had a good time watching this. **¼

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