This was for AJ’s IWA-MS Heavyweight Championship.
While this was not the most exciting or dramatic match ever, it was a compelling battle that used sound in-ring storytelling to keep it together. Both guys worked the match like it was a constant struggle for control as they were both perpetually trying to get the advantage on the other. Punk came in with a strategy of going after AJ’s arm, and it paid off as he was able to put AJ away with the Vice. Good match. (***1/2)