After they returned from break, the three RISE wrestlers and their mentors were all in the ring, ready to compete in the partner competition. Rusty mentioned why it was important (citing trust being a key factor in wrestling a lot) before handing a weight ball to every RISE wrestler. He then backed up and told them all that in order to advance to the finals, they had to be the last team to not drop the ball. He then told them all to start and they did.
For a few seconds there, it seemed to be going well for all three teams, but Boaz tossed it a little hard at Zero, who stared daggers through him. Zero then tossed it hard back, hitting Boaz in the stomach before he dropped it, eliminating him!
ELIMINATED: BKA & Zero
Boaz held his gut in pain and Zero realized his mistake...before reaching into his back pocket, pulling out a flask and taking a swig of it, then exiting the ring and leaving Boaz there to watch other two teams go. They both seemed to be going nonstop, not wanting to let the other team win and immediately get locked in for the House of Pain tag team match. Finally, Jaxon said something to CK, whispering it to him, and CK turned around right as Tristan tossed the ball! Kane had turned and screamed “where the titties at?” but stopped looking when the weight ball hit him in the family jewels! Christian dropped to the mat hold his frank and beans as the ball dropped right next to him, giving Miguel and Jaxon the win!
ELIMINATED: CK & Tristan
Jaxon walked over to Miguel and fist bumped him before raising his arm to a mixed reaction, almost showing off the fact that he and Miguel got to the finals of the whole thing despite being an odd couple pairing.
Rusty then walked towards the center of the ring and congratulated Miguel for making it to the finals, which will be a tag team match at House of Pain against tonight’s winner and their mentor! Mahone looked at BKA and Tristan afterwards and told them both to get ready (and get CK some help as he was holding his boys still and had crawled into the fetal position) before they went on break.
BOTTOM TWO MATCH
BKA vs Tristan Martinez
BKA shot out of his corner and ran right into a superkick from Tristan! The young man then went for the cover and got a two count!
Boaz then got on offense in the 2nd minute, hitting a quick snap DDT before going for the cover! A minute later, he went up top and hit a diving crossbody, or tried to, only to fall off the corner after slipping!
This then allowed Tristan to take over from there, hitting a multiple series of moves in the next three minutes! In the 8th minute, Boaz looked to his corner, but Zero wasn’t there! He then slowly got up before turning around and getting dropped with the Last Breath (standing shiranui)! Tristan then went for the cover and got the three count, eliminating Boaz and locking the second spot in that House of Pain tag team match!
WINNER: Tristan Martinez (8:58)
CK entered the ring, holding an ice pack to his nuts with one hand before using his other hand to raise Tristan’s arm in the air. Rusty got out of the commentary booth and congratulated Tristan and Miguel on making it to the finals before thanking Boaz for competing so well throughout the past few weeks.
Miguel and Jaxon then faced off with Christian and Tristan and talked some trash, their match at House of Pain now set in stone.