In a highly personal showdown, Tommaso Ciampa emerged for an all-out fight with Timothy Thatcher. In the battle that followed, both Superstars got that and more, with Ciampa emerging victorious with Willow’s Bell.
Early in the action, the sadistic Thatcher damaged the already injured neck of his opponent and continued to target the Ciampa’s throat and neck area throughout the matchup.
Refusing to give in, Ciampa battled back and injured Thatcher’s ribs, making it difficult for Thatcher to breathe.
Soon, Ciampa hit an awesome superplex off the top rope, but he hurt his neck further while executing the move. Still struggling to breathe, Thatcher struck back with a Guillotine that brought further pain to the neck of Ciampa. Moments later, Ciampa roared back by catching his opponent with a knee and left a grizzly battle scar on Thatcher’s ear.
Ciampa emerged victorious when he countered a Guillotine into an earth-shattering Willow’s Bell for the three-count.
After the match, each man rolled onto the apron, locked eyes and exchanged icy glares. Even as Thatcher begrudgingly exited up the ramp and left the ring to Ciampa, the two competitors continued to stare daggers through one another.