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Recap from TJ Hawke:
This was the first singles match between Mike Quackenbush and Tim Donst; it was labeled as a student vs. teacher match. Donst was 19 years old at the time, and this was only his fifth singles match according to the commentators. Apparently he had recently been killed by Kingston and Brodie Lee already but had defeated Alex “Sugartits” Payne.
This was the first singles match between these two ever. These two (surprisingly!) start out on the mat. Quack went for La Magistral Cradle at one point, but Donst managed to counter with a side headlock. That reads much less cool than it looked. Quack actually cut Donst off with a sole butt and a knee to the face. Quack put Donst in some painful looking holds after that. Donst was being picked apart. Donst avoided the shotgun knees in the corner, and then Donst hit a STO. Donst hit a nasty spinning neckbreaker! That was sick. They got to their feet and traded some strikes. Quack hit a delayed vertical Scorpion Deathdrop: 1…2…NO! Donst came back with a bridging back suplex: 1…2…NO! Quack hit a sunset flip and then transitioned into a Chikara Special! DONST TAPS OUT!
This was a fun, but short match that made Donst look competitive. However, the story was that while Donst was talented, he was most definitely not at the level of his trainer, Mike Quackenbush. This was an early look at Tim Donst, and it’s a match you definitely watch if you are a fan of his, or if you are a big fan of engaging, technical wrestling like I am.