Ayumi begins with a series of pinning combinations, but Mercedes counters with a facebuster. Mercedes now on the offensive with some hard punches and a two-count. Mercedes hits some chops, but Kurihara replies with a German suplex and a double knee to the corner. Ayumi goes up top but Mercedes knocks her off balance, and the match descends to the outside. Mercedes gets a chair and hits some hard shots with it to Ayumi’s head and back, then sends her into the barricade. Back in the ring, Mercedes goes for a pin attempt but Ayumi kicks out at two. Vertical suplex now from Mercedes, before the pair exchange forearms in the centre of the ring.