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Recap from TJ Hawke:
This was Gulak’s debut in Beyond Wrestling. Gulak is probably best known for his work in CZW, but he’s not your stereotypical CZW wrestler. Mangue says he’s not going to be doing any Doom Patrol nonsense, and that he wants to get the win for himself.
Gulak was mostly in control to start the match, going after the right arm/shoulder of Mangue. Mangue came back with a big headbutt and a T-Bone suplex: 1…2…NO! That sequence slowed Gulak down. Gulak took a breather on the outside, and then came back with some strikes to get the advantage right back. Mangue came back with headbutts and a belly-to-belly suplex. Mangue locked in a body-scissors, but Gulak escaped and got an ankle lock with a grapevine. Mangue managed to survive, but Gulak gave him a big vertical suplex for a nearfall. Mangue came back with some chops and a dropkick. Mangue then hit a neckbreaker and a Rolling Thunder headbutt: 1…2…NO! Mangue got his fancy choke submission, but Gulak escaped and got the ankle lock again. Mangue made the ropes. Baldo Bomb from Mangue: 1…2…NO! Gulak got a small package for a nearfall, but Mangue came back with the Jaguar Choke. Gulak verbally submitted.
The wrestling here was quite good, but it wasn’t as engaging as I expected it to be given the talent in the ring. There was a lot of steak and very little sizzle. These guys would go on to have a much better (and shorter) match a year later at One Day as a Young Lion.
Match Rating: ***