This was for Thatcher’s Evolve Championship.
This was a very solid and consistently entertaining Evolve title defense for The Thatch Man. They worked a good pace with each man constantly looking to find the opening required to get a prolonged advantage.
The big finish tease at the end was Yehi applying the Koji Clutch. If they had told the story of Yehi constantly going for it and coming up just short of being able to apply it, you would imagine that this finish tease would have gotten over hugely. As it was, it was still an effective near-win moment for Yehi, but it was not what it should have been.
Anyway, Thatcher finished this fine contest shortly thereafter with the wrenching headlock. Check this match out. (***1/4)