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A real efficient opener which is something I appreciate. AJ’s the big heavy hitter going up against a more technically-minded Lee Moriarty. Lee creates an opening early by going after AJ’s leg and continues to pick at it through the runtime of the match. Great moment where AJ’s climbing the ropes but collapses to the floor because he can’t plant on his leg. It’s nerdbait but when deployed so efficiently as here, it’s nerdbait worth celebrating, I’d say. I love how scrappy AJ can get in this match, throwing strikes from the ground as he’s struggling to get back up to his feet. A great opener from two of the best on the scene.