These two are certainly no strangers to each other as opponents or sometimes tag team partners. Riddle tries to hit the flying knee again as he did to defeat Trent Seven in six seconds. Certainly can’t blame him. Some mat wrestling eventually deloves into both men just slapping each other really hard. Exploder and senton by Riddle. They exchange gutwrench suplexes. Riddle’s face after he hit the first one was pretty tremendous. This match is about two larger men just tossing each other around for the hell of it. Riddle no sells two German suplexes before hitting a diving forearm and Bro 2 Sleep. Athleticplex. Dive but Riddle is able to catch him. Cobb hits a tombstone, and Riddle goes limp. His kick-out was well done as he just got a shoulder up. Back to the chops. Riddle hits a tombstone. Cobb kicks out at one. Fishermen suplex for two. A second with a bridge again only gets two. Riddle slaps a chair on the outside because he’s so frustrated. Riddle continues with offense, but Cobb won’t die. Destroyer into a pop-up German suplex. Tour of the Islands countered. Riddle hits the knee out of nowhere for three.
Certainly one of the better Cobb matches and it’s no secret why. Riddle is one of the best going, and this was easily the best quarterfinal…probably the best match of the whole tournament. Like not even close. This got Cobb over as a guy who can take punishment and come off like Riddle’s equal.
Winner (s)/Rating: Matt Riddle/****1/4