Matt Striker vs. The Amazing Red
Striker came out to the old Starrcade theme. Red received a huge pop. Shane Helms is guest commentating on the iPPV.
They went back and forth with some good counter wrestling early. Red surprised Striker with a fast two count, which aggravated Striker, who began getting more aggressive with his smaller foe. Striker used several shoulderblocks and tried to cover Red, but Red would escape every time, which the Arena loved. Striker forced Red into the corner and kicked him stiff in the back. He began focusing on Red’s mid-section and back, slamming Red down. Red fired back with chops but Striker caught him arm, twisted it and forced him to the mat. Striker used a forward roll to mount an armbar submission attempt. Red made a comeback and nailed a float-over DDT for a two count.
They went back and forth. Striker and Red fought on the top. Red gained control and nailed the Code Red off the ropes and scored the pin.
Winner: Amazing Red