Samoa Joe def. Johnny Gargano
Johnny Gargano was confident as he headed into this week’s main event, vowing to end Samoa Joe’s bullying. However, Joe was laser-focused on getting to next week’s No. 1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match. Though “Johnny Wrestling” did not back down from the submission master, there was no stopping Samoa Joe, who withstood everything the independent-scene standout threw at him and pounded Gargano at ringside.
Joe seemed content to take a count-out victory as Gargano struggled to get back into the ring, but the spirited Gargano slid in at the last possible second and backed Joe into the ropes with a series of forearms and enzuigiris. Gargano’s fortunes took a turn for the worse when he tried to dive through the ropes at his foe, only to catch a vicious knee to the face. That allowed Joe to lock on the Coquina Clutch and win the battle. Samoa Joe is on the warpath heading into next week’s No. 1 Contender’s Match. Will Zayn or Corbin be able to stop him?