Kveldulf shakes his head to clear the cobwebs. He must have taken a harder blow than he expected earlier as he tried two pin attempts in a submission match. Looking over, he sees Steve get to his feet and resting against the turnbuckle to catch his breath. The Reaver turns his head back and continues to lie there, staring up at the arena ceiling. The referee just stands back and lets them rest, since there is no reason for a ten count.
Jones gets his breath back first and comes on the offensive. As Kveldulf starts to get to his feet, the champ runs forward and kicks the Reaver in the back of the left knee sending him back to the mat. Grabbing the ankle Steve takes his opponent's leg and delivers a leg drop to the knee. In quick succession he hits it with another leg drop, two elbow strikes and then locks in a standing leg lock. Wrenching backward, the champ applies pressure to the knee.
The Reaver clenches his teeth and flexes his hands. Sitting up, he delivers a knuckle punch to the side of Jones knee, forcing him to loosen the hold enough for Kveldulf to break free. Rolling to the side to try to get up, Steve jumps on his back attempting to lock in a rear naked choke hold. Kveldulf blocks a good wrap-up and partially carries his opponent to a corner where the Reaver throws his body backwards into the turnbuckle in an attempt to get this man off his back.
The first blow knocks the breath out of the champ's lungs but he retains his grip. As Kveldulf comes in for a second blow, Jones drops low so that the Reaver slams his shoulders and upper back into the turnbuckle. Letting go, Steve quickly climbs the ropes and launches off at the former White King as he stumbles forward. Catching his opponent in a bulldog, Jones continues with several well placed blows to the head and temple. The final blow before the referee separates him draws blood from the Reavers forehead.
Feeling the wetness, Kveldulf wipes his fingers across it, covering them in red. So the little man has gotten first blood, but if he cant seal the deal then the Reaver will still come out victorious. Running his hand through his hair to clean off the blood some, the former White King sees Jones come forward again with a heel strike to try to open it more. Catching the foot, Kveldulf pulls it forward with enough strength that he pulls Jones off his feet. After moving himself to a kneeling position, the Reaver drops back quickly to the mat with an elbow strike to Jones' right shoulder.
Standing up, Kveldulf reaches down and helps Jones to his feet again. Taking his opponent's right arm by the wrist, he pulls Steve forward while driving his own shoulder into his opponent until the champ drops to a knee. With a jerk, the former White King has Jones back standing and whips him towards the ropes. Ducking an elbow strike on the return, the champ uses his momentum and bounces off the opposite ropes coming forward with a clothesline to the leg while ducking a big boot. And then he realizes his mistake.
The Reaver drops his leg enough to catch Steve on the pass while also grabbing his right arm. Using the momentum, Kveldulf turns the move into a rolling arm lock that ends in a triangle hold on the right shoulder of the champ.