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Recap from TJ Hawke:
Delaney had been a heel for a while, but in the wake of Nixon, Delaney has said that he is standing up for and fighting for AIW. Delaney is clearly getting back into better shape. Page is one of AIW’s most hyped prospects.
Seleziya Sparx was in Page’s corner. Delaney’s quickness gave him the advantage early. Delaney went for a tope suicida, but Page caught him. Delaney managed to escape and send Page into a ringpost. Page hid behind Sparx, and that allowed Page to cut off Delaney. Back in the ring, Delaney managed to kick Page to the mat. Delaney went for a standing shooting star press, but Page avoided it and hit a release vertical suplex. Page got the heat. Delaney came back with a diving Ace Crusher and a couple of kicks, but Page came back with an enzuigiri, a backbreaker, and an Ace Crusher. Delaney managed to send Page to the floor, and he hit a suicide armdrag (yes). Delaney then monkey flipped Page into the barricade. Delaney went to the top rope, but Sparx held up Delaney. Page then hit an Iconoclasm for a nearfall. They got to their feet and traded some strikes. Delaney hit a couple of knee strikes and a HUGE DDT. Sparx jumped up on the apron and threatened to take her top off. Delaney ignored her and hit a diving elbow drop. Sparx pulled out a bottle of booze (Delaney is a recovering alcoholic). Delaney was momentarily distracted, which allowed Page to get a small package: 1…2…NO! Page sent Delaney into the ropes, and Sparx spat the booze into Delaney’s face. The referee saw it happen. Page then hit a spinning Rock Bottom: 1…2…3!
I really enjoyed this match. The only thing I didn’t like was that the interference at the end was seemingly done right in front of the referee (which is a huge pet peeve of mind). However, I really dug everything else about the match. Colin Delaney had been someone that I had lost interest in, but his new direction feels very fresh and substantial. I hope to see more of his work in AIW soon. Ethan Page has a lot of tools to become a great performer. I hope he fulfills his potential.
Match Rating: ***