Submitted by reader Ty from the Barrie Molson Centre
SAnItY (Alexander Wolfe and Eric Young) def. The Authors of Pain
This was a physical match that SAnitY won after hitting the combo backdrop/second rope neckbreaker. There were tons of "EY" chants and after the match which he acknowledged by thanking and bowing to the crowd.
Marcel Barthel def. Fabian Aichner
Barthel got insane heat for a small crowd as there was a lot of anti-German hatred. Some of it was in good fun with silver medal chants (referencing Olympic hockey), but some went a little too far. Aichner got a decent reaction mainly just to shut up Barthel. The match featured chain wrestling and athleticism that grabbed the crowd quick. Barthel reversed a powerbomb position into a roll up with the tights for the win.
We got a quick video of Aliyah trash talking Barrie and talking up her love for Toronto to get heat.
Killian Dain def. Roderick Strong
Both guys were over big, but there no favorites, just lots of competing chants. Fans loved Strong superplexing Dain off the top. Dain got lots of "shave your back" chants, but they still loved him. Dain hit his finisher for the win.
Ricochet def. Buddy Murphy
There was a small section of the crowd popping big for Murphy. We even got dueling chants to begin the match and both guys had the fans compete to see who was loudest. This was a very athletic match with high energy and was nearly match of the night. Ricochet won with a fireman's carry into a front driver similar to Dains finisher.
NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon def. Aliyah and Nikki Cross in a three-way
The crowd chanted "705" (area code) at Aliyah, and Cross joined in. Cross was more over to this crowd than Ember was, playing crazy which the crowd loved. There wasn't a lot of big spots in the match which ended when Ember scored the pin on Aliyah after hitting an eclipse on Nikki and Aliyah at the same time. Aliyah was the last one in the ring and got a "hey hey goodbye" chant from the crowd.
Aleister Black def. Velveteen Dream
Dream came out with a hockey stick and threw it in the garbage. Even after this, he was over huge with the crowd and got the second largest pop of the night. He teased throwing his shirt to fans and then dropped it, and they still cheered. All the kids were chanting for Black and all the dudes were chanting for Dream. This was Aanother super competitive match like at TakeOver. Dream lifted Black with his foot, teasing hitting him with Black Mass, but just as he got to a standing position, Black hit Dream with Black Mass for the pin and win.
Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae def. NXT Champion Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega
"Johnny Wrestling" was over huge as lots of fans from his indie days popped like crazy for him. When Candice was in the ring, she got the "Mrs. Wrestling" chants. This match was filled with high paced action. Gargano sold for a while and got Candice the hot tag. LeRae got the win as they both had their opponents in Gargano Locks. Both faces took a long time to take pics and talk with all the ringside fans after the show.
- 70% of the crowd were locals to the Barrie Wrestling shows, and tried to get their own stuff over in chants. There was lots of chants for Hornet (a ref) as he was inducted into the Barrie Wrestling HOF that day. Gargano gave the mic to Hornet for the final speech of the night before they ended the show which was a great move.
- Fans were really kid friendly at this one. A 5 year old in a Finn Balor costume led a lot of chants and was pretty funny.
- Jeremy Borash looked to be running the show as he was running all over the place dealing with all different crews.