June 18, 2017
The show opened up with pryo going off in the arena. The London crowd was on their feet and ready for an awesome night of Full Force Pro action. Then the scene cut backstage where Raquel St Claire was joined by Daniel Matthews. Tonight Matthews would be challenging his best friend Matt Kraven for Kraven’s HONOR World Championship. She asked Daniel if he would be able to have the killer instinct against his best friend to take his title. Matthews said that in this business you don’t have a lot of true friends, but that Matt was absolutely his best friend. Daniel said that they both respected each other enough to understand that they had to do what they had to do to get the job done in the ring.
The scene then cut to Tyrece Beckman who was standing by with Matt Kraven. Beckman asked Matt the same question. Matt said that him and Daniel had wrestled before and that tonight would be their best match. Kraven said that once the bell rang, that the mutual respect would still be there, but that both men would do everything in their power the HONOR World Champion. Matt noted that both men knew that they would do whatever they could, and that they were prepared for such a thing.
FFP Cruiserweight Title
(c) EJ “Money” Carter w/ Bianca Hunt vs Hayden Flowers
One Fall | 30-Minute Time Limit | 20-Second Count Out
This match started off fast paced which seemed to benefit Hayden Flowers more. EJ made many attempts to slow it down, like taking Hayden down into submission moves.
Hayden hit the first big move of the match, a turnbuckle powerbomb, but only got a two count. He also hit a hurricanrana off the top rope for another two. But EJ showed off his athleticism. He had held the Cruiserweight Title longer than anyone in FFP history, and was proving why. A superkick followed by a dragon suplex got him a close two count. But when he went for his finisher, the Bankruptcy, Hayden fought out and hit Carter with a devastating STO. But as the challenger went for the pin, Bianca Hunt sat the Cruiserweight Title on the apron and climbed up to distract the ref. EJ grabbed the belt to use it as a weapon as Hayden went to tell the referee to forget about Bianca. EJ swung the belt at Flowers, but Hayden caught it and ripped it out of his hands. The referee turned around in time to see Hayden with the belt. He took it quickly away and scolded Hayden.
As Hayden was distracted, as was the ref – handing the title back to the time keeper, EJ hit Hayden with a kick to the groin. Carter then spiked Hayden on his head with the Bankruptcy and got the three count.
Bianca joined EJ in the ring as the referee handed the Cruiserweight Title to the champion.
The scene cut backstage where the World Wrestling Society Ladies Champion Alexandra Knight was standing by with Veronica Clyne. Veronica announced that on June 21st live from Manchester, England that FFP would present a very special edition of Woman Crush Wednesday, where the main event would be the WWS Ladies Champion Alexandra Knight taking on the winner of tonight’s FFP Women’s Title match, either Giovanni Gotch or Fiona Burke. Veronica said that having both companies having their Women’s/Ladies Champions wrestle would be outstanding. Alexandra then noted that she would be watching tonight’s title match closely, and guaranteed that she would walk away the winner.
Six Man Tag
Deshaun Reed & American Bulldogs vs Levi Fuller, Nick Novak & Kade Haddix
One Fall | 20-Minute Time Limit | 20-Second Count Out
Michael Graham accompanied Deshaun and the American Bulldogs to the ring. The opposing team was clearly aggravated by his presence. Deshaun and Nick started the match, having bad blood for each other steaming from their back and forth in the OWF. The OWF Champion ducked a clothesline and clubbed Nick in the back of his head, then took a moment to taunt him. This proved to be a bad idea as Nick instantly took Deshaun down with a hurricanrana, hooking both legs for a 2 count. Flustered, Deshaun tagged in Matt Evanston, who met Nick with a hard kick to the stomach before shoving him to the ground. Kade reached out and tagged in. The crowd popped for him due to his English roots, which was enough to pump him up to take it to Matt, which he did.
Kade knocked Matt down with a series of lariats and a double sledge. Michael Graham was freaking out at ringside, yelling at the referee to restrain Kade. Just then, Kade hit Matt with a picture perfect dropkick, which hit the Bulldog right in the jaw. Matt scurried to tag in Nathan, who was also met with a dropkick from Kade. Kade motioned to Levi, who was London born and raised, and asked the crowd if they wanted him. Of course, they cheered. Levi tagged in, and as soon as Nathan saw him coming, he rolled out of the ring. Michael consulted him, as did Matt and Deshaun. In the ring, Levi motioned for Kade and Nick. With their opposition not paying attention to them, the three fan favorites dove through the ropes with a triple suicide dive, taking down Deshaun and the American Bulldogs all at once. Luckily, Michael Graham had moved out of the way just in time, though he was throwing a fit as the crowd came alive for the spot.
Levi rolled Nathan back in the ring and went for the pin, but Nathan kicked out. Levi pulled the Bulldog to his feet, and Nathan responded with a swift wheel kick. With Levi down, Nathan climbed to the top rope. He shouted at the crowd that Levi was pathetic and was met with a sea of boos. After Levi slowly pushed himself up, Nathan went for what was meant to be a diving clothesline, but was met with a mid-air Codebreaker from Levi! Levi draped himself over Nathan for the cover, but Matt ran in and hit an elbow drop to the back of Levi’s head to break up the pin. Levi rolled off to the side as Matt talked trash to him. Before the referee could reprimand Matt, Kade rushed in the ring and planted him with the Flatliner. Next, Deshaun entered and nailed Kade with a pop-up European Uppercut. Nick then ran in and took Deshaun down with the SuperNovak. The London crowd was loving the back and forth action.
As Nick relished in the moment, Nathan had gotten to his feet, and brought an end to Nick’s celebration with a stiff step-up Enzuigiri. On the outside, Michael Graham applauded, but his applause soon turned into a frantic warning, as Levi had kipped-up behind Nathan. Nathan thought the crowd was cheering for him as Levi signaled for his finisher from behind. The realization set in for Nathan once Levi dropped him with Flex Slam. The hometown superstar went for the pin: 1…2…3! Levi had won the match for his team. Nick and Kade joined Levi in the ring to celebrate the victory as the London crowd were on their feet for the three men who came out victorious.
The scene cut backstage where Tyrece Beckman had caught up with the FFP Women’s Tag Team Champions Seduction Inc. Brandi was set to wrestle Lacey Abernathy tonight in the finals of the ANY Case Tournament, but Tyrece brought up the fact that Seduction Inc weren’t defending their titles tonight. Brandi and Taylor spoke up, saying that they were the most dominant tag team in FFP, and that Wednesday at FFP’s special Woman Crush Wednesday that they would gladly put the titles on the line against any tag team from any fed. FFP, OWF or anywhere else.
Lizzy Kraven vs Noel Zelig
One Fall | 20-Minute Time Limit | 20-Second Count Out
A very respectful match. Not just because it began and ended with a handshake, but because it was obvious that both women respected the abilities of her opponent. Lizzy had the strength advantage, even taking part in an old school test of strength, however it ended with Noel getting the best of Lizzy tucking her head into her armpit and Northern lights suplexing the FFP Hall of Famer. Lizzy quickly got back up but was taken down with a headlock takeover. Lizzy used her legs to grapevine Noel’s head and escape. Both women shot to their feet. The crowd applauded.
Another back and forth interaction saw Noel get back body dropped high into the air. When she got up Lizzy went for the Kraven Lariat, but Noel dropped down to the mat and rolled out of the ring. Lizzy attempted a baseball slide dropkick, but Noel caught her feet and pulled her out of the ring. Noel didn’t expect Lizzy to land on her feet, and completely turn Noel inside out with a Kraven Lariat! The announcers went crazy, sure Noel would lose by count out. But Lizzy muscled her opponent up and rolled her back into the ring. Lizzy covered Noel, but she had too much time to recover. She kicked out at two. Lizzy set her up for another Kraven Lariat. When Noel finally got up Lizzy went for it, but Noel ducked it and hit Lizzy with a jumping knee to the chin as she turned around. Lizzy stumbled back around, and became the victim of a snap German suplex. The headstrong Kraven quickly fought her way back up to her feet, and received another snap German. Noel then covered Lizzy. 1…2… and Lizzy kicked out!
Noel continued working on Lizzy, keeping her down and locking her in a STF followed by a crossface. She pulled Kraven up and hit a vicious Brainbuster, but Lizzy got her foot on the bottom rope just before the three count. Noel questioned the referee, and some fans seemed to think it was a three count.
Noel pulled Lizzy back up and set her up for a piledriver. Morgan Alexander made note of Lizzy’s neck, which had been injured in the past. But Lizzy turned the attempt into a back body drop. Noel charged and sprung off the ropes, going for another jumping knee, but Lizzy dodged it and hit the ropes herself. Coming off the rebound, Lizzy BLASTED Noel with the Kraven Lariat. Noel’s body flipped through the air and crashed to the mat. But nearly as quick as it hit the mat, Lizzy pulled her back up and hit the Tornado Bomb. Kraven made the cover, hooking the leg. 1…2…3! Lizzy Kraven had defeated Noel Zelig in one hell of a match!
Lizzy helped Noel up, wrapped her in a hug and raised her hand in the air. One hell of an endorsement from a Hall of Famer.
FFP Brass Knuckles Title
(c) Hades w/ Jophiel vs Anarchy
One Fall | 30-Minute Time Limit | No Count Out
A violent match that quickly satisfied any hardcore wrestling fan who enjoyed the sight of blood. After the bell had rung the two men went face to face, where Hades rocked Anarchy with a headbutt that busted the big Samoan open. Anarchy stumbled back, with blood already oozing out of the gash and into his eye. Hades saw it and went after it more, hitting rights and lefts before going for another headbutt. The second headbutt only seemed to anger the challenger, who grabbed Hades by the neck and obliterated him with a clothesline. Anarchy let out a scream as the crowd cheered him on. The referee stepped in and tried to wipe blood away from his face, but Anarchy pushed him aside and went back after Hades.
Anarchy hit a couple of hard kicks as Hades fought to get back to his feet. As Anarchy approached, Hades rocked him with a kick to the gut, then a neckbreaker. Hades looked over to Jophiel, who grabbed a steel chair and slid it into the ring. Hades took possession as Anarchy began to get back to his feet. Hades cracked Anarchy with the chair across his back twice, then hit him with a hard chairshot to the skull. Anarchy stumbled back and fell to a sitting position, with the chair slightly opened and around his neck. Hades proceeded to then hit the ropes and deliver a kick sending the chair into Anarchy’s blood covered head.
Jophiel cheered Hades on as he ascended to the top rope. He went for a double stomp, but Anarchy moved out of the way. Both men got back to their feet where Anarchy stunned Hades with a spinning back elbow. Then he dumped him on his back with an overhead belly to belly suplex. Hades stablemate Caligula made his way down to the ring, where he slid in and went after Anarchy. But Caligula’s efforts were quickly ruined when Anarchy hit him with a hard clothesline. He picked him up and tossed him nearly across the ring with a German suplex. When Anarchy got back up, Jophiel had stepped into the ring. The two stared at each other before she went for a kick to the groin on the challenger. But Anarchy caught her leg. She immediately regretted her decision to get involved. Anarchy then hooked her leg and slammed her to the mat with a t-bone suplex.
By now Hades had grabbed a Singapore cane, and hit Anarchy with a hard shot to the head. Anarchy stared at Hades with disbelief. Hades swung again, but Anarchy caught the cane, ripped it out of his grasp and destroyed him with a cane shot to the head. Anarchy pulled Hades back to his feet where he delivered a German suplex simliar to the one Caligula felt only moments earlier. Anarchy then pulled Hades to the middle of the ring and applied the STF. Hades fought to get out of it, and reached for the ropes. But Anarchy had the weight advantage and had the move locked in. Caligula and Jophiel were of no help as both had been laid out by Anarchy. Finally, Hades tapped out. Anarchy was the new FFP Brass Knuckles Champion.
After the match Anarchy was presented the belt. He held it in the air as the crowd cheered. Hades rolled out of the ring and joined his stablemates who were still lying on the arena floor.
Men’s ANY Case Tournament Final
Kashimanaki vs ATM w/ Beatrice Keenan
One Fall | 20-Minute Time Limit | 20-Second Count Out
The commentators spoke about how these were two men of the future for FFP and that this could be a dark horse candidate for match of the year if both men were on top of their game. Kashimanaki started the match with his trademark kicks. The kicks echoed through the arena, and the crowd loved it. ATM early on went to the outside to consult with Beatrice Keenan, signaling for a timeout. When he went back into the ring, Kashimanaki got the best of him again. ATM again climbed out of the ring to take a timeout. But this time, Kashimanaki followed. He went after ATM, but it seemed to be a part of ATM’s gameplan, as he leveled Kashimanaki with a clothesline that floored him. He then pulled the Japanese superstar up and rammed him face first into the steel ring steps. Then into the guardrail. ATM laid in a couple kicks and slid back into the ring. The referee continued his count, but didn’t even get close to 20.
Kashimanaki climbed up onto the apron, keeping an eye on Beatrice. But as he did so, ATM charged and hit him with a running knee, sending the FFP Hall of Famer crashing back into the steel guardrail and falling to the arena floor. ATM demanded the referee make his count.
ATM continued with this gameplan until he attempted another charging knee, but Kashimanaki dodged and hit a jumping kick to the head. The shot rocked ATM who stumbled backward. Kashimanaki then quickly reentered the ring, got behind ATM and hit a snap German suplex. The momentum of the move caused ATM to roll up to his knees, where Kashimanaki charged and hit an awesome shining wizard. Kashimanaki went for the pin. 1…2… and ATM kicked out. Kashimanaki was so close to winning himself an ANY Case.
Kashimanaki pulled ATM back up and went for a fisherman brainbuster, but ATM reversed it into a small package pin. Kashimanaki kicked out at two. Both men got back to their feet and charged. ATM went for a clothesline, but Kashimanaki ducked it and rocked ATM with another hard kick to the head. Then, an impressive stalling German suplex. He waited as ATM was slow to get up. When he reached his feet, Kashimanaki charged and hit a hard dropkick that sent ATM into the corner. Kashimanaki then rushed ATM, but he moved out of the way. Kashimanaki’s shoulded ended up going inbetween the top and middle turnbuckle and slamming into the ring post. ATM quickly rolled Kashimanaki up, pulling on his trunks and putting his feet on the middle rope for added leverage. The referee made the count. 1…2… and Kashimanaki was still able to kick out! ATM couldn’t believe it.
He turned to the referee, demanding that the referee say it was a three count. But when he turned back around, Kashimanaki rocked him with yet another kick! He then hoisted ATM up and drove him to the mat with the Kashimanaki Driver. He hooked the leg. 1…2… and ATM kicked out! The London crowd was shocked!
Kashimanaki wasn’t done. He signaled for the Cattle Mutilation. He hooked ATM’s arms behind him and locked the move in. Painful. ATM tried using his legs to get to the ropes, or even somewhat push his body to get to the ropes. But the Japanese wrestler kept the move locked in. Beatrice began to panic. She finally slid under the bottom rope, causing the referee to turn his focus to her. As he instructed her to get out of the ring, Kashimanaki took notice. He broke the hold, looking to possibly protect himself from an attack. He then turned his attention back to ATM, bending over and grabbing ATM’s arm. But the Adrenaline Champion quickly hooked Kashimanaki in a small package. The referee made the count. 1…2… and Kashimanaki kicked out.
The London crowd was relieved. Obviously rooting for Kashimanaki in this one. ATM was still in pain, but he beat Kashimanaki to his feet. ATM went for a clothesline but Kashimanaki ducked it, and swung for the fences with another kick. But ATM moved out of the way, and connected with the Code Breaker! But he couldn’t capitalize as quick as he wanted. He rolled over and draped his arm over Kashimanaki’s chest. 1…2… and Kashimanaki kicked out!
ATM rolled over onto his stomach, looking out at Beatrice. He looked back at Kashimanaki, who was barely moving. ATM got up, and began to pull Kashimanaki up as well. Kashimanaki broke free from ATM’s grip, and went for yet another one of his trademark kicks. But just like last time, ATM dodged it and hit the Code Breaker! This time he quickly made the cover, hooking Kashimanaki’s leg. 1…2…3! ATM had won the ANY Case, and earned himself a huge opportunity to cash in for any title, at any time and any place!
Beatrice joined ATM in the ring, hugging him and kissing him before the referee awarded him his case.
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In the Ring
The FFP President Veronica Clyne came down to the ring and said she was here to announce who would be joining Christi Carter in this year’s Hall of Fame class. She said this person had held many titles here in FFP, such as the World, the Tag Team and the Cruiserweight. The fans popped big as Veronica announced that Logan Christopher was the newest inductee.
Women’s ANY Case Tournament Final
Brandi Moore vs Lacey Abernathy
One Fall | 20-Minute Time Limit | 20-Second Count Out
Both women came out looking rather confident. They had face each other before, and surely this wouldn’t be the last time. The match started slowly, with neither lady wanting to make a mistake. Brandi hooked Lacey in a headlock, but Abernathy sent her off onto the ropes. Lacey dropped down, and Brandi stepped over. However she quickly dropped to the mat and hooked the redhead back into a headlock. Eventually Lacey flipped Brandi onto her shoulders for a one count, forcing Moore to break the hold. The match continued like this for a few more minutes until Lacey got the upperhand off of a missed clothesline, hitting a big dropkick and sending Brandi rolling to the outside of the ring.
Brandi got back into the ring with a little frustration on her face, and charged at the redhead. But Abernathy dodged and Brandi ran into the ropes. She bounced off and was rolled up with a school boy pin. Brandi kicked out at two. Lacey seemed rather confident off of the opening exchanges. However, Brandi leveled her with a hard kick to the chest which sent Lacey to the mat. She quickly got back up, but was backed into the corner and lit up with six knife edge chops.
Lacey fought back, grabbing Brandi’s hair and whipping her to the mat with a snapmare. She bounced off the ropes and went for a kick, but Brandi laid down, causing Lacey to miss it. Brandi rolled Lacey up, but immediately let her back up. Brandi then blasted Lacey with a kick to the chest, similar to what Lacey had just attempted. The force sent Lacey rolling backward, and sliding herself out of the ring to catch her breath. She took her attention off the ring for a moment, and when she turned back around she was leveled with a suicide dive, something uncharacteristic of Brandi.
The crowd loved Brandi’s hustle. Moore grabbed Lacey and rolled her back into the ring. She joined her in the ring, and set her up for her old finisher, the Fameasser. But, when she went for the move, Lacey shoved her off and connected with a superkick which took Brandi down to the mat. As Brandi began to get back up, Lacey hit her with the Fameasser, obviously mocking Brandi. Abernathy made the pin. 1…2… and Brandi kicked out. Lacey got up, posing to the crowd for a moment. Brandi was obviously angry. She pushed herself up and connected eye contact with Lacey. Abernathy seemed to regret stealing one of Brandi’s moves. Moore charged at the redhead, grabbing her by the hair and laying in repeated punches. Lacey grabbed the ropes and the referee tried to break the two up.
The referee finally pulled Brandi away from Lacey, but Abernathy took advantage, hitting a spear. She waited as Brandi began pushing herself back up to her feet. Lacey charged again, and hit another spear. She made the cover. 1…2… and Brandi kicked out. Morgan Alexander noted how Lacey Abernathy had really come to win the match on this night. Lacey pulled Brandi up, and hooked her for what looked like a piledriver. But Brandi reversed into a back body drop. However, Lacey landed on her feet. But when she turned back around Brandi leveled her with a clothesline. Lacey pushed herself back up, but Brandi connected with the Fameasser. Moore seemed to take a sigh of relief. She hooked Lacey’s leg. 1…2… and Lacey kicked out! Brandi turned to the ref. Then to Lacey. She slapped the mat and grabbed Lacey by her hair. She pulled Abernathy up and this time planted her with the Fisherman Brainbuster. She hooked Lacey’s leg. 1…2… and Lacey kicked out again! The London crowd couldn’t believe what they were seeing.
Brandi looked out into the crowd and screamed that this would be the end. Brandi backed into the corner. It was obvious, she was going for the End Game. As Lacey began pushing herself up, Moore charged, connecting with the vicious knee to the skull. Brandi then flipped Lacey over and made the cover yet again. 1…2…3! Brandi Moore had won the ANY Case! Moore took possession of the case and held it into the air. She got a mixed reaction from the crowd as she paraded around the ring holding the case up for the world to see.
FFP World Title
(c) Odell Porter vs Christopher Morgan w/ Lux
One Fall | 60-Minute Time Limit | 20-Second Count Out
We describe matches having a “big fight feel” to them, and this was definitely one of those times. The last time these two had met, Odell Porter ended Christopher Morgan’s record breaking Adrenaline Title reign, which was (and still is) the longest title reign in Full Force Pro history. Christopher surely didn’t forget that, and was ready to not only defeat Odell, but once again become the FFP World Champion. Lux and Christopher came out first, getting a mixed reaction from the crowd. Odell came out next, with the World Title strapped around his waist. The crowd seemed solidly behind Odell.
Both of these superstars were capable of putting on quite a technical wrestling match, and boy did they. The match started off with dueling headlocks, arm drags, arm bars and more. Odell hit a series of suplexes that got the crowd going. He followed that up with a running leg lariat that caught the challenger by surprise. A Northern lights suplex, a swinging neckbreaker and a tornado DDT was enough to have Odell covering Morgan. The referee slid into position and made the count, but Morgan kicked out at two. Lux looked worried though, and Morgan took a deep breath after kicking out. He knew he got dangerously close to losing.
Morgan had won FFP’s first ever Tornado Match to earn himself the right to challenge Odell on this night, and he knew he had to make the best of this opportunity. So when Odell charged, and Morgan blasted him in the midsection with a knee, Christopher took advantage. Hoisting Odell up and dropping him ribs first across his knee. Morgan continued, locking Odell in a painful abdominal stretch. Odell fought out, but Morgan blasted him with a kick to the ribs, then a rising clothesline. Christopher called out for the Tiger Driver. A move he had won many matches with. He pulled Odell up and trapped his arms behind him, but Porter squirmed free. Christopher tried grabbing him as he scurried away, but Odell jumped and landed a kick to the side of the challenger’s head. Christopher stumbled back, but Odell charged, going for a clothesline. Morgan ducked and sent Odell over the top with a back body drop. But the FFP World Champion landed on his feet on the ring apron. Christopher quickly adjusted, leveling Odell with a hard clothesline. Porter slammed to the ring apron and wound up falling to the arena floor.
Christopher climbed to the outside, keeping his eye on the prize. He pulled Odell back up and rolled him back into the ring. Christopher slid into the ring, and called for the Tiger Driver again. He pulled Odell up, but before he could deliver the move, Odell broke free, hitting a spinning back kick to Morgan’s gut before slamming him to the mat with a slingblade. Odell quickly got back to his feet. Christopher pushed himself up, but as blasted with a roaring elbow. Morgan fell back into the ropes. Porter sent him into the ropes on the opposite side, and hit an impressive high angle dropkick. Odell then went to the corner and climbed up top. He waited as the challenger slowly pushed himself back up to his feet. Odell went for a missile dropkick, but Morgan caught his legs in the process. Morgan then locked the World Champion in the Texas Cloverleaf, right in the center of the ring.
Odell screamed out in pain, but reached out with both hands to grab at the bottom rope. But Morgan had him locked in the center of the ring. Porter continued fighting, although the more he fought it seemed the more painful the move was. Christopher had always had a reputation for being a very capable submission wrestler. The look on Porter’s face proved it. Eventually Porter was able to turn himself onto his shoulders, and use his leg strength to shove Christopher off. Morgan caught himself and went back after the champion. But Odell kipped up and blasted Christopher with a knee to the jaw. Morgan fell hard to the mat, but Odell did as well. Odell tried to capitalize quickly, scurrying over to Morgan and making the cover. 1…2… and Christopher kicked out. For a second Odell thought he had done it. He pulled Christopher up, setting him up for a suplex, but Morgan broke free, hitting a couple of forearms before hitting a knee to the gut. Christopher then hooked Odell’s arms behind him and planted him with the Tiger Driver! Finally, Morgan had hit his finisher. Christopher hooked Odell’s leg. 1…2… and somehow Odell kicked out! The crowd couldn’t believe it. Lux couldn’t believe it. Christopher Morgan couldn’t believe it.
Morgan shook his head in disbelief. He pulled Odell up, and positioned him for another Tiger Driver. Odell tried to fight free, but Morgan hit a couple more knees. Then, the Tiger Driver. Christopher looked out into the crowd. He put three fingers up in the air. Then he made the cover. 1…2… and again, Odell kicked out! Christopher jumped to his feet, questioning the official. He even grabbed the ref by the shirt, screaming that there was no way Odell could have kicked out.
Odell was groggy. Slowly pushing himself back up to his feet. Morgan continued arguing with the referee. Lux was trying to warn Christopher that Odell was getting back to his feet. Odell rolled Christopher up in a school boy pin. The referee made the count. 1…2… and Christopher kicked out. Morgan was shocked at the close call. He got back up and fired at Odell, but both men hit the other with simultaneous clotheslines. Both were down.
Odell and Christopher fought to get back up, immediately trading shots back and forth. Punches, forearms, elbows and chops. Odell ducked a right hand and hit a lungblower. He then went to the middle rope. As Morgan got back to his feet, Odell lept off, going for a double axehandle. But Morgan dodged and got behind Odell, hitting him with a German suplex. He followed that up with a sidewalk slam. As Odell fought to get to his feet, Christopher pulled him up and proceeded to drive him to the mat with another Tiger Driver! Surely that was it! The referee slid into position. 1…2… and Odell kicked out, barely. Christopher couldn’t believe it again. Two Tiger Drivers, and neither did the job.
Morgan turned to the referee, questioning him about the count again. But he quickly turned his attention back to Odell. He set Odell up for another Tiger Driver, but this time Odell reversed out, keeping a hold of Christopher’s arm and pulling him in for a short armed clothesline. Porter kept a hold of Morgan’s arm again, and pulled him in once more. This time, hitting a jumping knee to the head. Christopher was rocked, groggy from the knee. Odell went behind him and hit a snap dragon suplex. But Porter wasn’t done. He pulled Christopher up again and proceeded to drive him to the mat with a flatliner. But again, Porter wasn’t done. He rolled over Morgan’s body, and pulled him back to his feet, this time slamming him to the mat with his finisher, the Regal Plex. Odell bridged the move into a pin attempt. 1…2…3! Odell Porter had defeated Christopher Morgan, retaining the FFP World Championship.
After the match Odell was handed his title. He held it in the air as Christopher backed into the corner and pulled himself up to his feet. Odell turned to notice Morgan walking toward him. Were they going to square off again?
Christopher extended his hand out to Odell. Porter accepted the handshake and Christopher patted him on the back. The London crowd applauded the sportsmanship of both men. Christopher then climbed out of the ring and left the ringside area with Lux by his side.
The scene cut backstage as the World Champion arrived, dripping with sweat with the title on his shoulder. ATM walked by, holding his ANY Case in his hand. ATM smiles at Odell, lifted the case and patted it with his hand. Then he turned away.
FFP Women’s Title
(c) Giovanni Gotch vs Fiona Burke
One Fall | 60-Minute Time Limit | 20-Second Count Out
Giovanni Gotch and Fiona Burke at one time was one of the best women’s tag teams in Full Force Pro. And now, they were two of the best singles woman wrestlers in FFP. Giovanni, the FFP Women’s Champion, and Fiona, the FFP Women’s Television Champion. But on this night they were going head to head for the FFP Women’s Title. Most likely if Fiona won the match, she would have to vacate the Women’s Television Title, however that would be a no-brainer to hold the most prestigious Women’s wrestling title in pro wrestling.
The match began like most title matches, with both competitors trying their best not to make a mistake. Fiona gained the upperhand with a headlock takeover, but Gotch fought out and grabbed one of her own. The two dueled, like a human chess match. First big move of the match was a neckbreaker by the champion. As Fiona got up, Gotch hit a running big boot. She then hoisted Burke up and hit a backbreaker across her leg. Fiona held her lower back, which could have been a mistake. Giovanni seemed to be a pro at targeting a part of the body. She put Nina Fox on the shelf for many months with a knee injury.
Gotch noticed Fiona holding her back. She followed up with another backbreaker, but this time posting Fiona across her leg, pushing hard on her chest and her leg, bending her over her leg. Fiona was in pain, and it was early in the match. Giovanni continued stretching Fiona across her leg, before finally slamming her to the mat. Giovanni muscled Fiona up again, and went for a third backbreaker, but Fiona swung her legs up and over, going over Giovanni’s shoulder and landing behind her. She hooked Gotch’s head and slammed her to the mat with a running bulldog. Giovanni tried to quickly get back up, but when she reached her knees Fiona hit a hellacious dropkick to the head. Giovanni fell back to the mat, but again tried to get back up as fast as possible. Burke charged again, and blasted Giovanni with a diving clothesline. Fiona then made the cover. 1…2… and Giovanni kicked out.
After the kickout, Gotch pushed herself out of the ring, taking a timeout on the outside. She paced around the ring. But timing was everything when Fiona charged, hitting a suicide dive that knocked Giovanni down on the entrance ramp. Fiona pulled Giovanni up and hit a suplex on the entrance ramp, then dropped two elbows. She laid in a couple of stomps before backing away. As Gotch pushed herself up Fiona charged, going for a kick to the head. If she connected, surely she would have knocked the champ out. But Gotch dodged, and grabbed Fiona from behind, going for a German suplex. But Fiona hit a couple of back elbows and broke free, then flooring Gotch with a clothesline.
By now the referee had reached a count of 18. Burke sprinted toward the ring, sliding in and rolling back out to break the count. Burke turned her attention to Gotch, who was now charging. Gotch attempted a spear, but Fiona hit her with a hard kick to the chest. Fiona rolled Gotch back into the ring and hopped onto the apron. Gotch pulled herself up on the ropes, but Fiona floored her again with a jumping kick to the head.
Burke then climbed to the top turnbuckle, and went for a frog splash. But Gotch got her knees up. Fiona crashed and burned. She rolled around on the mat in pain, holding her stomach. Giovanni quickly pulled Fiona up and hit her with her finisher, the Hellacious Powerbomb. Giovanni secured Fiona’s leg, nearly bending her body in half for the pin. 1…2…3! Giovanni Gotch had successfully defended her championship.
The scene cut backstage where Raquel St Claire was speaking with FFP President Veronica Clyne. Veronica made the announcement that this week at Woman Crush Wednesday in Manchester, Fiona Burke would be defending her FFP Women’s Television Title against Ariana Chaos. Veronica also announced that Aubrey Moresi would be defending the HONOR Women’s Championship against Katsumi Akiyama!
Then the scene cut to a side by side view of Matt Kraven and Daniel Matthews walking toward the entrance area. Their match was next!
HONOR World Title
(c) Matt Kraven w/ April Hunter vs Daniel Matthews
One Fall | 60-Minute Time Limit | 20-Second Count Out
This was it! Two best friends battling for the HONOR World Title. And April Hunter being at ringside. Daniel Matthews was the first out to the ring. Nothing but cheers from the London crowd as the FFP Hall of Famer climbed into the ring. Then, Matt Kraven, accompanied by April Hunter. The duo also FFP Hall of Famers. Kraven with his HONOR World Championship strapped around his waist. Two best friends about to go to absolute war for one of the biggest titles in pro wrestling. The fans seemed to not know who to cheer for, except everyone involved in the match!
Kraven and Matthews fist bumped as the bell sounded. Then, they locked up. Kraven took Daniel’s arm, but Matthews reversed into a hammerlock. Kraven reversed, into a hammerlock of his own. Eventually, Matthews took the upperhand again, but Kraven broke free. The London crowd clapped. Then, the two friends locked up again. This time Matthews grabbed a headlock. But Kraven was able to back out and grab a headlock of his own. Daniel sent Matt into the ropes. They collided in the center of the ring. Neither man budged. This time Daniel went into the ropes. Matt dropped down. Matthews lept over, and hit the other set of ropes. Kraven went for a hip toss, but Matthews flipped in the air and landed on his feet. He jumped up and attempted a monkey flip on the HONOR World Champion, but Kraven flipped over and landed on his feet. Another pause in the action. Another ovation from the crowd. Kraven even let out a yell, and the friends fist bumped again.
On commentary Morgan Alexander said that surely the love fest between the two couldn’t continue all night. That someone needed to throw a punch or a kick or an illegal move. Eventually, he was right, these back and forth wrestling moves led to a couple of knife edge chops from both competitors. Then, Kraven rocked Matthews with a European uppercut. Matthews tried to retaliate with a clothesline, but Kraven ducked it and hit a pele kick. Matthews fell to a sitting position, but quickly rolled to his feet. Matt charged and both men hit simultaneous clotheslines. Both were down. But not for long.
Both men got back to their feet, Kraven grabbed a headlock, but Daniel reversed out, hitting an elbow to the chest. Daniel then hit the ropes and clocked Kraven with a clothesline. Matthews backed away as Matt pushed himself back up. Daniel charged and hit a running knee, sending Kraven falling inbetween the top and middle rope and spilling to the outside of the ring. April Hunter quickly came to Kraven’s aide, helping him back up. Daniel hit the ropes again, this time attempting a suicide dive. But Matt cut him off with a violent European uppercut while Daniel was nearly in midair. After the impact, Matthews found himself half in the ring and half out, hanging on the middle rope. Kraven shoved Daniel back into the ring, and climbed to the top rope. As Matthews lie on the mat, Kraven stood on the top turnbuckle and delivered a flying leg drop. He hooked Daniel’s leg. 1…2… and Matthews got his foot on the bottom rope. A good move not to exert the energy to kick out.
Kraven stood up, waiting for his friend to get back to his feet. As Daniel got up, Matt set him up for a piledriver. But Matthews reversed it into a back body drop. However, Matt landed on his feet behind Daniel. But the challenger quickly turned around and cracked Matt with one of his finishers, the Roaring Elbow. The impact took Kraven down to the mat, hard. Daniel dropped to his knees, and made the cover. 1…2… and the champion kicked out. Daniel looked a little disappointed, but surely he didn’t think it would be that easy. He pulled Matt back up and scooped him onto his shoulders. Daniel was going of his other finisher, the Death Valley Driver. He turned and got to the center of the ring. But Matt pushed himself off of Daniel’s shoulders. Kraven then hit Daniel with his finisher, the Superkick. Matthews fell to the mat, but luckily rolled out of the ring, falling to the arena floor. Matt fell from the impact as well, but tried to catch Daniel to keep him in the ring.
Kraven slapped the mat in frustration. He possibly could have gotten the three count if he could have kept Daniel in the ring. Matt climbed out onto the apron as Daniel was pulling himself up using the bottom rope to do so. Matt bent down to try to pull Daniel up onto the apron, but Matthews instead pulled Kraven down, catching him on his shoulders. Daniel then proceeded to hit the Death Valley Driver on the outside of the ring! Dangerous! Painful! Both men were down. But Daniel was the first up. However, a count out would only get him the win, and not the title. So he began to muscle his friend back up to get him inside the squared circle.
Eventually, Matthews got Kraven into the ring, but it took quite a bit of time. Kraven crawled to the center of the ring, pushing to get to his feet. Daniel slid in, pulling himself up with the ring ropes. As Matt got to his feet, Daniel charged, going for another Roaring Elbow, but Kraven ducked and Daniel absolutely leveled the official. The referee nearly came out of his shoes as he hit the mat. Daniel turned around only to get destroyed with Kraven’s Superkick. Matt dropped down on Daniel’s body. The crowd counted out loud. “One! Two! Three!” Kraven had pinned Daniel for well over the three count, but the referee was out cold. Kraven looked around, signaling for another official to get out to the ring. Eventually, a ref sprinted to the ring. He slid in and Matt covered Daniel again. But too much time had passed. Daniel kicked out at two.
Kraven looked over at the referee, holding up his fingers. He knew he had Daniel beat. Matt pushed himself up, stepping back into the corner and waiting for the challenger to get back to his feet. Matt charged, going for another Superkick, which would have knocked Daniel clean out. But Daniel dodged it, quickly spun around and hit Matt with a hard Roaring Elbow. Kraven was stunned. But before he could stumble backward or fall to the mat, Daniel hoisted him up on his shoulders and planted him with the Death Valley Driver. Matthews made the cover. 1…2…3! Daniel Matthews had defeated Matt Kraven and was the new HONOR World Champion! The crowd cheered, not only the new champion but the effort that both men put into the match.
The referee retrieved the HONOR World Title and handed it over to Daniel. Matthews clutched it in his arm, but also checked on his friend. What a match it was!
Kraven was slow to get up. Both men had taken a beating. Daniel turned and held the HONOR World Title in the air for the London crowd to see. He turned back to his friend, pulling him toward him. Daniel put his arm around Kraven and then offered a handshake. But Kraven reluctantly shook his head. He lipped, “not right now”. Matt began to turn to exit the ring. But Daniel grabbed him by the shoulder. Matthews again put his hand out, but again Kraven shook his head ‘no’. As Matt again tried to climb out of the ring, Daniel spun him around yet again. And without hesitation, Kraven stepped back and hit his best friend with a Superkick. Daniel fell to the mat, the HONOR Title dropping to the mat below.
Kraven dropped to the mat and rolled out of the ring. He quickly turned and walked up the entrance ramp. The London crowd booed as Kraven left. Matt didn’t look back, he simply disappeared behind the entrance ramp.
The referee knelt down beside Daniel Matthews as he regained consciousness. Matthews looked puzzled, and a little aggravated at Kraven’s actions. The show ended as Daniel sat in the middle of the ring wondering why Matt did what he did.