When Christian Cage came into AEW, it came with a lot of hype and dream matches. People expected him to jump right into the AEW World Championship picture with Kenny Omega. Instead, he ended up in the crosshairs of Team Taz. They wanted him to join his group, but he wanted nothing to do with Taz or his goons.
This led to Powerhouse Hobbs absolutely running through him last week on Dynamite. Tonight, they will clash in a battle of power vs. veteran skills. Team Taz is banned from ringside as well, making this a huge test for Hobbs.
Powerhouse Hobbs Is A Dangerous Man
They’d lock up in the middle of the ring, and Hobbs was able to shove Christian into the corner before throwing him over the top rope to the stage. Back in the ring, Hobbs countered a rear waist lock and threw Christian to the mat. Christian got right back up and would slap Hobbs, slipping out of the ring and back in, getting the high ground.
Hobbs couldn’t get back into the ring, hit with a basement dropkick before crushing Christian with a lariat to the back of the head. Christian was thrown over the barricade, and Hobbs took a second to shove Serpentico down from the crowd before pulling Christian into the steel barricade.
Back in the ring, Christian would be stomped before Hobbs hit a familiar version of the Reverse DDT. Hobbs grew up a fan of Christian, but tonight he was a fan of beating him up. Christian was thrown into the bottom rope before being choked there, and then locked into a rear chinlock.
Christian Cage Isn’t To Be Taken Lightly
Hobbs would fail to keep Christian grounded, but was able to block the Killswitch attempt with ease. Christian was thrown across the ring and stomped on, before Hobbs went for a Vader Bomb. A kick caught Hobbs, before Christian hit some right hands and a diving uppercut. Christian choked Hobbs on the ropes before hopping to the outside and slapping the taste out of his mouth.
Back in the ring, Hobbs nailed a spinebuster for a two count. Christian set up the tornado DDT, but instead took Hobbs down with a powerbomb when Hobbs blocked him. A frog splash only got a two count, and Hobbs blocked a spear with a body block for a two count of his own.
Hobbs would counter a sleeper hold into a powerslam attempt, but took time to get cocky. Christian wasted little time flipping the Killswitch, and that was it for Hobbs. Is Team Taz done with Christian Cage after this match? A stare down with Ricky Starks after the match says no. Can Starks beat Christian? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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