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Welterweight Championship Tournament Round 1 – TLA vs Alejandro Correa

(“Ambitions az a Rydah” by TLA hits as he makes his way to the ring)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Making his way to the ring first, from Miami, Florida… weighing in at 210 pounds… TEEEE ELLL AYYYYY!!

(“Blood on the Leaves” by Kanye West hits as Alejandro Correa makes his way to the ring)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Madrid, Spain… weighing in at 205 pounds… ALEEEEEEEJAAAANNNDDDRRROOOOO COOOORRRRRREEEEAAAAA!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: This is gonna be a good one! Correa and TLA meet in the center of the ring… AND THEY LOCK UP!! TLA BREAKS IT UP HOWEVER AND CONNECTS WITH A KNEE RIGHT INTO THE MID-SECTION OF CORREA WHO DROPS TO A KNEE… TLA TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK AND NOW COMES CHARGING AT HIM WITH A SHINING WIZARD BUT CORREA IS ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY!! BOTH MEN BACK TO THEIR FEET, CORREA COMES RUNNING… GRABBING THE HEAD OF TLA AND PLANTING IT DOWN INTO THE CANVAS WITH A FLOAT OVER DDT!! TLA’S HEAD SPIKING OFF THE CANVAS AS HE ROLLS OVER NOW TOWARDS THE ROPES TO HELP HIMSELF UP!!

Rich Russillo: The early part of this match playing out a lot like the triple threat match that TLA was involved in last week. It was fast and high octane from bell to bell, TLA was able to escape with a victory that time… he’s not looking too good here however.

James Peters: Correa helps TLA the rest of the way up and whips him into the ropes… TLA comes rebounding… CORREA DROPS HIS HEAD BUT TLA SLIDES ACROSS THE BACK OF CORREA… NOW ROLLING HIM UP LOOKING FOR THE PIN… BUT CORREA POPS OUT OF IT BEFORE THE REFEREE COULD EVEN GET INTO POSITION TO COUNT THE PINFALL!! Correa gets back to his feet… TLA THROWS A FOREARM IN HIS DIRECTION… BUT CORREA BLOCKS IT AND GRABS A HOLD OF TLA’S ARM… TRYING TO BRING HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS… AND I THINK HE MAY BE TRYING FOR THAT PARACELSUS CROSSFACE… BUT TLA ISN’T GONNA HAVE ANY OF IT!! HE SENSES WHAT’S COMING AND QUICKLY PUSHES HIS BODY TOWARDS THE ROPES, GRABBING A HOLD OF THE MIDDLE ROPE, AND CORREA IS FORCED TO BREAK THE HOLD!!

James Peters: Correa now stands in the middle of the ring and TLA finds himself in a predicament, Correa is still eyeing that arm and it’s fair game once TLA releases those ropes… TLA LET’S GO AND CORREA GOES ON THE ATTACK… BUT TLA GRABS CORREA BY THE HAIR… AND WOW RICH, DID YOU HEAR THAT?! TLA GRABBED CORREA BY THE HAIR AND THREW HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE, EVEN WITH THE PADDING CORREA’S HEAD SMACKING OFF OF IT AND MAKING A CRACKING SOUND AND YOU CAN TELL FROM THE LOOK IN CORREA’S EYES THAT HE HAD HIS BELL RUNG!

Rich Russillo: Correa stumbling to his feet, not walking out of the corner however and you have to wonder if that’s because he can’t stay on his feet without leaning on something…

James Peters: TLA grabs Correa by the arm and whips him into the opposite corner… TLA NOW COMES CHARGING… LOOKING FOR A BODY SPLASH BUT CORREA… CORREA DROPS, HE COULDN’T STAY UP IN THE CORNER AND COLLAPSED… TLA CONNECTS WITH NOTHING BUT THE TURNBUCKLES AND NOW, RICH… THE QUESTION, WAS THAT INTENTIONAL?! IS CORREA HAVING US ALL ON HERE OR DID HE LEGITIMATELY COLLAPSE BECAUSE HE’S STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF BEING THROWN INTO THE TURNBUCKLE?! IF IT WASN’T ON PURPOSE THEN IT’S AWFULLY CONVENIENT FOR HIM!! OH… WAIT, I THINK WE HAVE OUR ANSWER AS CORREA ROLLS TLA UP FROM BEHIND!!

Ref: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO TLA PUSHES HIM OFF!!

James Peters: CORREA PUSHED OFF AND HIS MOMENTUM ALMOST TOOK HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AGAIN BUT HE WAS ABLE TO STOP HIMSELF JUST SHORT!! TLA gets back to his feet… CORREA COMES CHARGING WITH A CLOTHESLINE AND IT CONNECTS TAKING HIM DOWN… TLA GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AS CORREA LOADS UP WITH ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE… BUT THIS SECOND ONE IS DUCKED BY TLA AND NOW TLA SPINS CORREA AROUND AND CONNECTS WITH A QUICK KICK INTO THE MIDSECTION.. NOW APPLYING A FRONT FACELOCK AND LIFTING HIM UP… AND BACK DOWN FOR A SUPLEX!!

Rich Russillo: TLA is starting to build some momentum here! This is the first big opening for him in the match, HE NEEDS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS!!

James Peters: AND NOW TLA… TLA GRABBING THE ARM OF CORREA… LOOKING TO LOCK IN THE CROSSED PATH’S ARMBREAKER… CORREA IS TRYING TO FIGHT IT… BUT IT’S IN!! CORREA IS IN TROUBLE HERE AS TLA HAS HIS CROSSED PATH’S ARMBREAKER LOCKED IN!! CORREA IS TRYING TO CRAWL FOR THE ROPES BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH STRENGTH TO CARRY HIS WEIGHT ALONG WITH THE WEIGHT OF TLA TOWARDS THE ROPES… I THINK HE’S OUT OF OPTIONS HERE!! HE MAY BE FORCED TO SUBMIT!! TLA IS REALLY WRENCHING THAT ARM… OH BUT LOOK HERE!! CORREA… CORREA IS TRYING TO TURN THE TABLES!! HE SHIFTS ONTO HIS SIDE… HE GETS HIS GOOD ARM AND THROWS A FEW SHOTS INTO THE BODY OF TLA, LANDING WHEREVER THEY CAN… AND TLA IS FORCED TO BREAK THE HOLD, NO LONGER HAVING A GOOD GRIP…

Rich Russillo: OH BUT CORREA!! CORREA HAS TLA’S ARM NOW!!

James Peters: THE PARACELSUS CROSSFACE!! HOW HAS THIS JUST HAPPENED?! WE’VE GONE FROM ONE SUBMISSION TO ANOTHER!!

Rich Russillo: AND CORREA HAS IT LOCKED IN HERE WHAT’S TLA GOING TO DO HERE?!?!

James Peters: NOW TLA IS THE ONE THAT FINDS HIMSELF IN TROUBLE!! HE FLAILS HIS ARMS OUT TOWARDS THE ROPES BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE DOING HIM MUCH GOOD!! TLA TRIES TO PRY APART THE HANDS OF CORREA BUT HE’S HAVING NO LUCK THERE EITHER!! CORREA HAS IT LOCKED IN GOOD!! OH WAIT!! HE SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT AND NOW CORREA’S SHOULDERS ARE ON THE MAT, THAT’S A COVER!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… BUT CORREA PUSHES OFF WITH HIS FEET AND ROLLS BACK UP RIGHT AND STILL HAS THE CROSSFACE APPLIED!!

Rich Russillo: BUT HE ROLLED CLOSER TO THE ROPES AND IT’S GONNA ALLOW FOR TLA TO REACH THEM… GETTING HIS HANDS ON THEM AND BREAKING THE HOLD!!

James Peters: Correa rolls off his opponent, he let’s out a little sigh… you have to imagine that Correa was certain he had the victory there. He scoots himself back into the corner and pulls himself back to his feet… THERE’S ONE MOVE HE HAS LEFT IN HIS ARSENAL AND THAT’S THE HEARTSBANE!! AND AS TLA GETS BACK TO HIS FEET… I THINK THAT’S WHAT CORREA HAS ON HIS MIND!! TLA IS UP AND CORREA COMES CHARGING… CORREA LEAPS… BUT TLA TURNS IT AROUND INTO A CARTEL KICK!! A CARTEL KICK THAT HAS CORREA DAZED… AND NOW THE MEXICAN DESTROYER!! IT CONNECTS!! TLA CRAWLS INTO THE COVER, HERE WE GO!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Ambitions az a Rydah” by Tupac hits as TLA gets to his feet to celebrate his victory)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… TEEE ELLL AYYYY!!

James Peters: AND TLA ADVANCES TO THE NEXT ROUND AFTER A GREAT MATCH!!

Rich Russillo: This is what we need more of! You know I don’t like to hate :troll: but there’s been a disappointing lack of competition in this tournament so far… good on these two to put on a great showing!

(Camera fades to black)