I’m definitely all in on this particular match.
It’s a bit odd to me that we’re not getting an Evolve tag team title match, but whatever. Williams charges with forearms right away. Lee connects on a dropkick to end Williams’s flurry, and the man is over already. Some tremendous exchanges. I get that Lee and Shane Taylor would have been a tremendous team in Ring of Honor, but Lee is going to be a star for this promotion. In fact, he may already be. The sitdown powerbomb Lee uses is one of the more epic looking moves I’ve ever seen. That’s some pain involved there. Williams counters being superplexed with some forearms and a dropkick off the top rope. Series of lariats don’t even knock Lee down. Twisting lariat does. Lee gets Williams down on the mat and calls for a moonsault. Williams climbs and hits an Angle Slam. That could have ended badly. Ground Zero finally gets him another huge win as it’s clear Evolve is positioning him for a title shot. Lee has been outstanding in Evolve, and this was another excellent back and forth battle.
Winner (s)/Rating: Keith Lee/***3/4