Klinger has the experience but Dragunov has had two really impressive wins. They immediately start going back and forth chops. These two are known for their explosive wars. The fact that they’re a back drop driver a minute in says what kind of match they’ll be doing. Bones crucifix bombs Dragunov into the apron before tossing him back in the ring. Superkick blocked. Dragunov delivers a series of clotheslines. Dragunov dives and runs into the codebreaker. Klinger immediately hits one of the nastiest looking tope suicidas I’ve ever seen. Hard forearms from both men. Dragunov no sells a half nelson suplex and hits a blue thunder bomb. Tornado Moscow gets three. Huge pop too.
Regardless of what happens in the finals, Dragunov has been made into a huge babyface in one weekend by beating three very significant individuals. The crowd loves the guy and his finish, which isn’t impressive looking on the surface, has won him three straight matches.
Winner (s)/Rating: Ilja Dragunov/***1/4