Pyros flash. The show begins, and we are greeted by the music of Justin Gabriel coming down to the ring for this opening title match.
He looks focused and determined, not even taking the time to play to the audience, even though they give him a good reaction.
Matt Striker: "Getting right down to the action this week, I like it.
Josh Matthews: "This is a huge title match that we were first given as opener to a phenomenal Survivor Series. I can't wait to see the return match between these two."
Striker: "Well, you won't be waiting long."
Christian hits the ring with the crowd in Jacksonville taking the chance to give Christian a piece of their minds with a mostly negative reaction.
He smirks as he makes his way down to the ring with the Cruiserweight Championship around his waist. He motions to the title both to the audience and then to Gabriel as he entered the ring.
The referee takes the belt and lifts it high so the audience know what it is at the stake. Then the bell rings.
The two feel each other out, dancing around the ring. Gabriel threatens kicks every time Christian attempts to close the gap.
After one close kick, Christian bails from the ring, smirking at Gabriel. As Christian tries to re-enter though Gabriel hits a baseball slide to Christian, causing him to go falling back. Gabriel begins to pounding on Christian.
Gabriel lets go of Christian for a second as they get close to the steel ring post. He steps back and then launches himself at Christian, only to get caught. Christian then slams Gabriel hard onto the steel post with a released belly to belly suplex.
Christian pulls a hurt Gabriel into the ring and covers for two. He then plays to the crowd while Gabriel tries to rise. As Christian turns back around, Gabriel kicks his hard with an enzuigiri. He then hits Christian with a hurricanrana and arm drag the two time Christian tries to rise.
Gabriel then locks in the Koji clutch on Christian. Christian is in pain as Gabriel keep on the pressure. Christian probably lasts through the move for a full minute before making it to the ropes.
Gabriel backs up and gets ready for a big move on Christian as he rises. When Christian does get to his feet, Gabriel bounces off the ropes for a running crossbody only for Christian to grab him and straddle him on the ropes.
Christian then taunts and hits a running kick to the skull on Gabriel who falls to the outside. Christian follows and begins beating down on the high flier. He whips hard into the barricade. The assault continues as the referee reaches a count of seven.
Gabriel suddenly reverses an implant DDT attempt into a quick spin-out powerbomb. 8. Gabriel tries to drag Christain back into the ring. 9. He succeeds and quickly slides in, but he only gets a two count when he covers.
He sees that Christian is still prone so he makes his way to the top rope. He signals for the 450 Splash, but Christian sees it and straddles Gabriel on the top. Christian goes to the top rope hits a super hurricanrana.
He then taunts as though he is going to hit the 450, but he only goes for a frog splash which he hits.
He covers for two and a half and is frustrated. He calls for the Killswitch, but he gets blocked when Gabriel rises. Gabriel hits an STO and goes back to the top rope. This time as he executes the move, Christian gets his knees up. Gabriel lands badly on the knees.
Christian then hits the Killswitch and gets the three count.
Tony Chimel: "Your winner and still Cruiserweight Champion, Christian."
Christian is going crazy as he grabs his title and taunts Gabriel. He waves the title over his head and then goes to the top of a turnbuckle.
As he celebrates, Gabriel gets to his feet and holds out his hand to the victorious champion. Christian gives him the cold shoulder which causes Gabriel to hit a spinning heel kick sending him to the outside.
The two stare down as Christian makes his way to the back, and we head to commercial break.