Airdate: Thursday, February 27th, 2014 (WWE Network)
Location: Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL
Results by Richard Trionfo of Pwinsider.com
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Match Number One: Sami Zayn versus Cesaro
They stand across the ring while trying to figure out the way to start things off. They lock up and Cesaro sends Zayn to the mat. They lock up again and Cesaro with a waist lock take down and he slaps Zayn in the back of the head. They lock up and Cesaro with a side head lock take donw but Zayn with a head scissors. Zayn with a side head lock take down and Cesaro with a head scissors. Cesaro with a drop kick.
Zayn with a front face lock when Cesaro goes for the leg. Zayn lands on his feet. Cesaro counters a head scissors and he goes for the Neutralizer but Zayn escapes and Cesaro goes to the floor. Zayn with a flip dive onto Cesaro. Zayn sends Cesaro back into the ring and Zayn goes up top for a cross body but Cesaro catches him and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.
Cesaro sends Zayn into the ringside barrier and then back into the ring. Cesaro sends Zayn to the floor on the other side of the ring. Cesaro follows to the floor and he sends Zayn into the ring steps and then he punches Zayn. Cesaro sends Zayn into the apron. Cesaro sends Zayn back into the ring.
Cesaro sends Zayn back to the floor. Zayn with chops and forearms. Cesaro wants more and he sends Zayn into the ringside barrier. Cesaro slams Zayn onto the apron and back into the ring. Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro sends Zayn to the floor one more time. Cesaro with a boot to the head as he comes off the apron. Cesaro hot shots Zayn onto the ringside barrier. Cesaro runs Zayn into the apron and rolls him back into the ring.
Zayn stops Cesaro from using the ring post and Zayn pulls Cesaro into the post and then kicks him. Zayn goes for the suicide dive through the ropes but he is met with a European uppercut. Cesaro wrings Zayn’s injured knee into the post. Cesaro with kicks to Zayn’s injured knee. The referee warns Zayn. Cesaro puts his knee against the injured leg for more pressure. Zayn kicks Cesaro in the back to get him to release the hold.
Cesaro with a double stomp onto the leg for a near fall. Cesaro with a kick to the head. Zayn swings wildly while trying to get back into the match. Cesaro with knees to Zayn and then he gives Zayn a dragon screw leg whip. Cesaro drops his knee on the injured leg again. Zayn kicks Cesaro in the head.
Cesaro with a knee but Zayn with a leg lariat but Zayn holds his knee. Cesaro kicks Zayn in the knee and he stomps on the knee and adds more pressure to the knee. Cesaro with another dragon screw leg whip but Zayn with a punch. Cesaro holds on and gives him another dragon screw leg whip.
Zayn with punches but he misses an enzuigiri and Cesaro with a single leg crab in the center of the ring. Zayn is able to get to the ropes and Cesaro must release the hold. Zayn struggles to get back to his feet but he connects with an elbow. Zayn with a kick and then he sends Cesaro over the top rope to the floor. Zayn pulls himself up and Zayn with a back heel kick followed by an Arabian press but Cesaro catches him and hits a tilt-a-whirl slam on the ramp.
Cesaro gets back into the ring and the referee continues his count. Zayn collapses as he tries to get back into the ring. Zayn rolls back in at nine and some change. Cesaro charges into the corner and Zayn with an exploder into the turnbuckles. Zayn gets a near fall. Zayn tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Cesaro with elbows to the head. Cesaro with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall.
Zayn puts Cesaro in the Koji Clutch but Cesaro escapes and he applies a Stretch Muffler on the injured knee. Zayn tries to fight through the pain as he crawls to the ropes. Zayn gets to the ropes...