Recap from TJ Hawke:
This match was supposed to be Epic vs. Rickey Shane Page, but the latter had some issue that prevented him from making the show. Epic asked the referee to declare him the winner right now, but instead, Bobby Beverly’s music hit. Nothing like an impromptu main event.
Beverly and Epic started brawling right away. They brawled all over the ringside area. Both men ended up on the apron, and Epic was able to cut him off with a DDT on said apron. Epic brought him back in the ring and started to get the heat. Epic went for a middle rope dive at one point, but Beverly caught him with a Mic Check. Beverly made a comeback. He got a nearfall with a urinagi backbreaker. Beverly hit a saito suplex for another nearfall. Epic came back with a knee to the face for a nearfall of his own. They traded some strikes. Somehow the referee got caught in the corner and got caught in teh cross-fire. Beverly hit a superkick and got a phantom pinfall. Eddie Graves ran out and distracted Beverly. Epic then hit a low-blow and the Fastball Punch: 1…2…3. The crowd did not like that finish.
This was a solid main event. It didn’t light my world on fire, but I definitely enjoyed it. Epic has been a good heel in Midwest, and Beverly has been very over in the promotion from the start. I question whether or not it was wise to have Beverly lose when he is a hometown hero.
Match Rating: **3/4