We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo and Daniel Bryan.
Daniel mentions what we saw last week and we see some of the social media responses.
We go to Corey Graves and we go to the brackets. We go to some highlights of the first four matches.
Damian Slater says he is an underdog and he knew that coming in. When he wrestled in Australia and Japan, they put him in the ring with the best and he won some matches. He says it is a dream come true to be in the tournament, but he is looking to win it.
Tajiri vs. Damian Slater in a First Round Match
They lock up and Tajiri with a hammer lock. Slater goes to the mat for a reversal into a hammer lock of his own. Tajiri goes to the apron and then he comes back into the ring to tie up the arm in the ropes. They lock up and Slater with a side head lock but Tajiri with a shoulder tackle. Slater with a kick and then he gets a near fall. Slater with a wrist lock and Tajiri with a chop and kicks. Tajiri with an elbow and snap mare. Tajiri slams the arm into the mat and he continues to work on the arm. Tajiri with arm wringers but Slater with a drop kick. Slater misses a second drop kick when Tajiri moves. Tajiri with a kick and he tries for a cover but Slater’s shoulders stay off the mat. Tajiri with a wrist lock and Slater gets to the ropes. Tajiri with an arm bar.
Slater with a round kick to send Tajiri to the floor and he hits a corkscrew pescado and both men are down on the floor. Slater sends Tajiri into the ring and Tajiri with a wrist lock. Slater with kicks but Tajiri kicks back. Slater with a tornado DDT and he hits a running knee to the side of the head and Slater gets a near fall. Slater gets Tajiri up but Tajiri lands on his feet and he has Slater in a waist lock. Slater with a drop kick to the knee. Tajiri kicks Slater away and they both go for round kicks and both connect. Slater with a leg sweep and he runs into the corner but Tajiri floats over and applies a tarantula.
Slater with a kick but Tajiri with a handspring back elbow and around kick. Tajiri with the Buzzsaw Kick for the three count.
Winner: Tajiri (Advances to face Gran Metalik in the second round)
We take a look at TJ Perkins. TJ says he was thirteen when he started wrestling. He says his style is ‘versatile’. He says he likes to have fun and be stylish. There are a lot of good wrestlers, but he makes it look easy.
Da Mack says it is go time. His influence is Michael Jackson and he wants to be the Michael Jackson of wrestling.
Da Mack vs. TJ Perkins in a First Round Match
They lock up and Perkins with a wrist lock and take down. Perkins works on the wrist and Mack with a reversal but Perkins with a reversal and drop kick. They lock up and Perkins with a head scissors take down and he gets a near fall while in the head scissors. Mack with a near fall but Perkins takes Mack down. Mack with a cartwheel to escape a head scissors. Perkins with a kick and Mack with a drop kick. Mack with a running forearm into the corner and chops. Mack with an uppercut and Perkins goes down.
Mack sends Perkins to the floor and Perkins goes to the apron. Perkins slides in and gets a near fall. Perkins with a rocking chair and he goes for a Muta Lock but Mack gets to the floor. Perkins goes to the apron and Mack drops Perkins on the apron. Mack with a flip dive onto Perkins on the floor. Mack sends Perkins into the ring and gets a near fall. Mack does some dancing while kicking Perkins in teh back. Mack misses a kick and Perkins with an Octopus. Perkins with a Muta Lock and Mack is able to get to the ropes.
Mack with an elbow and he hits a senton off the turnbuckles and both men are down. Mack with a forearm and Perkins with a European uppercut. Perkins wtih a kick but Mack with a kick. Perkins with a kick and Mack with a rollup for a near fall. Mack misses a charge into the corner but he goes up top and hits a twisting kick for a near fall. Mack goes for a suplex but Perkins with a drop toe hold and a springboard drop kick and he goes up top for a 450 splash but Mack misses. Perkins with a satellite gourdbuster and a kick from a fireman’s carry. Perkins with a knee bar and Mack taps out.
Winner: TJ Perkins (Advances to face Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa in the second round)
We go to commercial.
We take a look at Mustafa Ali. He says he has been wrestling for 13 years. He says he is the most rounded wrestler. He has learned all styles into what he has done. He says he will outwrestle anyone in the ring. He is the most well rounded guy. This is do or die for him.
Lince Dorado says he has been wrestling for ten years. He has wrestled all over the world and he brings Lucha Libre experience. He is on the biggest stage of his career. He is here to show everyone that he belongs.
Lince Dorado vs. Mustafa Ali in a First Round Match
Ali with a forearm and punches to Dorado. Ali with a chop. Dorado with a head scissors and kip up as Ali goes to the apron. Ali avoids Dorado and then he hits a flying knee off the apron to Dorado. Ali sends Dorado back into the ring and gets a near fall. Ali with an arm bar but Dorado with a punch and chop but he misses a drop kick and lands on his feet. Ali comes back into the ring and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Dorado wtih kicks to Ali but Ali picks up Dorado and knees Dorado in the back and Ali gets a near fall.
Ali goes up top and misses a double jump moonsault. Dorado with a running drop kick. Ali misses a back fist and Dorado with an enzuigiri. Dorado is sent to the apron and he hits a rana that sends Ali to the apron. Dorado with a springboard drop kick and then Dorado with a head scissors that sends Ali off the apron to the floor. Dorado goes for an Asai Moonsault and he hits it. Dorado rolls Ali back in and he goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Ali with a jaw breaker and he tries for a suplex but Dorado with a knee and back elbow. Dorado with a round kick and a springboard reverse rana for a near fall.
Dorado puts Ali on the turnbuckles and he goes up top as well. Ali punches Dorado and hits Spanish Fly but Doardo kicks out. Ali rolls Dorado into the corner and he sets for an inward 450 splash but Dorado moves out of the way. Dorado goes up top and hits the Shooting Star Press for the three count.
Winner: Lince Dorado (Advances to face the winner of Rich Swann vs. Jason Lee in Round Two)
We go to commercial.
We are back and Corey gets us ready for the main event.
Akira Tozawa says if the fans know him or not, they will be entertained by what he does. He says he is very entertaining in the ring. He has always wanted to wrestle in the WWE.
Kenneth Johnson says he is a hard fighting man. He learned to have the heart and determination to fight on. He is here to encourage others.
Akira Tozawa vs. Kenneth Johnson in a First Round Match
They lock up and Tozawa with a waist lock take down into a front face lock. Tozawa with a waist lock and Johnson gets to his feet and he applies a wrist lock. Tozawa tries to roll through but Johnson rolls with Tozawa. Tozawa with a reversal into a side head lock take down and Johnson escapes. Tozawa with a single leg take down and hw works on the leg but Johnson with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Tozawa tries to escape and Johnson rolls through. Tozawa with elbows and a wrist lock. Johnson with a kip up but Tozawa takes Johnson down to the mat. Johnson uses the ropes to escape and he applies a side head lock.
Johnson wtih a take down but Tozawa with a head scissors and Johnson escapes. They lock up again and Tozawa with a side head lock. Johnson with a hammer lock into a side head lock. Johnson with a sunset flip but Tozawa rolls through and connects with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Tozawa with a kick to the back. Tozawa with a forearm followed by a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Tozawa wants the crowd to be quiet and he kicks Johnson. Tozawa wtih a chop and he wants Johnson to chop back and he does. They go back and forth with chops. Tozawa teases a chop and punches Johnson in the face instead.
Tozawa with a forearm to the back and he slams Johnson and hits a back senton for a near fall. Tozawa with a snap mare and kicks. Tozawa with a cravate and snap mare followed by a seated abdominal stretch. Johnson with punches to get out of the hold. Tozawa with head butts and a waist lock. Johnson with a standing switch and forearm. Tozawa with a rolling elbow and Johnson with a drop kick. Tozawa with a back kick and a German suplex but Johnson lands on his feet. Both men go for clotheslines at the same time and both men are down.
Johnson with a forearm and Tozawa fires back. They go back and forth. Tozawa with forearms to Johnson but Johnson with a facebuster and he gets a near fall. Johnson with modified Unprettier for a near fall. Johnson goes up top but misses a moonsault and Johnson with a rollup for a near fall. Tozawa with a snap German suplex and he hits a deadlift German suplex for the three count.
Winner: Akira Tozawa (Advances to face the winner of Jack Gallagher vs. Fabian Aichner in the second round)
Next week, we will see the following matches:
Zack Sabre Junior vs. Tyson Dux
Drew Gulak vs. Gurv Sihra
Anthony Bennett vs. Tony Nese
Raul Mendoza vs. Brian Kendrick
We go to credits.