Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher rack up their first defence
Barely one week after they were officially named the first ever STRONG Openweight Tag Team Champions, Aussie Open made their first defence of the new titles in York Hall Saturday as part of RevPro’s Tenth Anniversary event against the Destination Everywhere team of Connor Mills and Michael Oku.
With Oku in particular having a lot of history with Will Ospreay and the United Empire, things were heated from the outset, and Oku would be frustrated as the champions took control and separated Mills from his partner, punishing the young Mills in ring and on the floor until a missed senton from Davis led to a much needed tag.
Oku was spectacular as he was effective on offense, and a recovered and intense Mills would bring the punishment himself. The match ramping up in intensity, Mills scored a poison rana on Fletcher, but retribution was painful in the form of a sickening piledriver from Davis.
As Oku was sent into the apron with a powerbomb, Mills was left to fend for himself, but was able to make the champions backfire in their double team endeavours. As the match broke down though, ultimately it was Oku legal, and a victim of Corealis to give Aussie Open their first defences.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag team Champion Francesco Akira, falling just short in his quest to win British Cruiserweight gold earlier in the evening, would celebrate with the champions; all three would be in celebratory mood when Will Ospreay defended British heavyweight gold against Mike Bailey in the main event.