Nice pop for Zayn as he comes out first. A replay of the Samoa Joe interview and attack from three weeks ago.
Kick to the leg by Joe to start off. A bit of a stare down between the two. Zayn gets Joe into a headlock, but Joe counters and is able to kick him down. After several kicks, Joe takes him down with a knee bar, but Zayn is able to get of it. Moments later, Zayn is able to take Joe down with a headscrissors. The two end up at the corner of the turnbuckle, but Joe cheap shots him with a straight punch. Then later, Joe connects with a vicious pele kick knock Zayn down. Joe puts Zayn in a bow & arrow submission, but Zayn is able to get out of it. A brief offensive flurry for Zayn, but Joe hits a double leg sweep and goes for the cover, but only gets two. Joe has a surfboard stretch on Zayn, but Zayn is able to get out and connect with a clothesline. Moments later he connects with the Blue Thunder bomb after failing the first time. Joe kicks out at two. Zayn goes to the top rope and divides, but Joe moves out of the way and connects with a atomic drop, big boot, and senton combination. Joe gets the two count.
Zayn is able to get a small package, but Joe kicks out at two. Zayn goes to the top turnbuckle, but Joe nails him with a pele kick again. Joe goes to the top turnbuckle, but Zayn fires up with clubs to the back and moments later attempts a sunset powerbomb, but Joe holds onto the top rope. Zayn trips him. Zayn goes for the Hellava kick, but Joe counters with a book end like slam. He then applies his submission finisher. Zayn slowly goes out (but never taps) and Joe wins.
Winner: Samoa Joe. A good match that strongly continued to establish Joe as a badass. These two could have put on a classic, but Joe is still early on the roster, so its best to have Joe win in a manner like this.