Date: 27 January 2022
Venue: BT Sports Studios, London, England
Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Andy Shepherd
It’s time for a big title fight, but things are a little different this time around. Ilya Dragunov will put the British title at stake against Jordan Devlin, but the match will be in the empty arena. I’m not entirely sure why this is going to be the case, although the match sounds like it has serious potential. Let’s get to that.
The opening video watches the title contest.
The family against Gallus
Joe Coffey and Teoman pull it out to start until Teoman is taken into the Gallus corner. Mark Coffey comes in for a chinlock, which is broken up without much effort. This means Mark can go upstairs, where a quick distraction lets Raja pull him down and take over. Teoman comes in and is driven into the corner, but comes straight back with a little arm sling.
Now it’s Dempsey who gets a chance with a front face lock and a rather nasty arm sling. Raja’s forearm gets two as the fans try to stay behind Gallus. Mark kicks Raja away and Teoman’s rescue is not enough to stop the tag down to Wolfgang. Something like a power slam gives Wolfgang two but he has to stop Raja’s Backstabber. The hot tag brings Joe in to clean house and a crossbody gets two on Raja. Dempsey’s full nelson is broken up and a high / low takes him down for two. Everything breaks down and Teoman chop blocks Wolfgang, allowing Dempsey to grab an STF for the tap at 11:20.
Result: The Family b. Gallus – STF to Mark (11:20)
Video on Ashton Smith / Oliver Carter vs. Jack Starz / Dave Mastiff, presented as a battle of experience.
Jinny Vs. Amalie
Jinny grabs a head lock to get started, but gets head lock take over. Backs up and Jinny is dropped again, only to kick her out of trouble. The bracelet continues to put Amale down for a change and Jinny rakes the arm to make it worse. Some hard knees up to the ribs rock Amale again and it’s to the Octopus. It’s broken up with a little force, meaning a few laundry lines and a hard whip in the corner to rock Jinny for a change. A suplex gets two but Jinny elbows her in the head. A couple of big shots to the head put Jinny down and it’s a roll with feet on the ropes to finish Amale at 6:37.
Result: Jinny b. Amale – Rolling up with feet on the ropes (6:37)
Video about Meiko Satomura against Blair Davenport before their Japanese street fight next week.
Nathan Fraser is pleased with his performance against Gunther (or is it Walter around here?) When The Family gets him to reason to roster their own victory.
United Kingdom Title: Jordan Devlin Vs. Ilja Dragunov
Dragunov defends and it’s a anything going empty arena game where falls count everywhere. Devlin jumps him during the Big Match Intros but Dragunov wants to fight. That means some German suplexes, but Devlin kicks him low to get out. Dragunov is tied up in the ropes so Devlin can slam away and grab a chair. Devlin is going to grab a screwdriver, with the extra time that allows Dragunov to fight out and chop away on the floor.
A hard washing line drops Devlin and another cap against the barrier makes it worse. However, Dragunov’s eye starts to spill (thanks to Devlin who made him jump in front of the clock) and Devlin whips him up the stairs. A major attack, however, sends Devlin through the barrier and Dragunov sweeps him through a few chairs. There’s a suplex on some chairs for two and it’s time to head back to the technology area.
Dragunov misses a charge and, however, puts himself through a table and Devlin bumps him head first into an anvil box. Backs up and Dragunov puts him on top of said case so Devlin hits moonsaults straight back for a double hit. They go back to the ring and Devlin pulls out a table. However, it takes too long and it is Dragunov who gets a shot of his own, which means the table is sent inside.
Devlin puts him down, but gets HARD in the head elbow, and puts a slap on the chair for two. Dragunov goes upstairs but gets chair in the knee to bring him back. However, the Devlin Slide is countered in a firefighter’s wear and it’s a Death Valley Driver through the table in the corner.
Torpedo Moscow could not launch due to the eye, with Devlin telling him to do it for his son. Another header gives Devlin two so he pulls out some zippers to basically captivate Dragunov. Since he can not only get to the point, Devlin tries a Conchairto on the stairs, but Dragunov slips away and knocks Torpedo Moscow off the stairs to retain at 21:46.
Result: Ilya Dragunov b. Jordan Devlin – Torpedo Moscow (21:46)
the family b. Gallus — STF to Wolfgang
Jinny b. Amale – Rolling up with feet on the ropes
Ilya Dragunov b. Jordan Devlin – Torpedo Moscow
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