Dunne attacked Gradwell with an out of nowhere forearm during the announcement of the quarterfinal matches the previous night. The problem is the crowd much prefers Dunne even though Gradwell is the hometown boy. I like the aggression shown by Gradwell to start. This absolutely had no right to be a typical wrestling match. Butterfly suplex hit by Gradwell on the outside. Continued intensity exhibited as both guys do some pretty head droppy things. Gradwell gets the crowd behind him with a significantly more impressive performance. Dunne shoves Gradwell back first into the side of the ring. Dunne Slams Gradwell into the corner and gets three. I like the unconvention finish to this match because the focus was still on the back. This was a fun sprint and start to the show.
Winner (s)/Rating: Pete Dunne/***