1960 – Dan Miller and Frank Valois defeat Rikidozan and Michiaki Yoshimura to win the JWA All Asian Tag Team Title in Osaka, Japan.
1960 – Bob Ellis defeats Dick the Bruiser in Windsor, Ontario to win the Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title, ending Dick the Bruiser’s second reign.
1962 – Dick the Bruiser defeats Wilbur Snyder in Detroit, Michigan to win the Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title for the fifth time, ending Snyder’s fifth reign.
1972 – The WWWF runs at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The results:
– The Black Demon defeated Jack Evans.
– The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) defeated Mike Pappas and Akim Manuka in a two-out-of-three-falls match.
– Dory Funk, Sr. defeated Bill White.
– Bob Roop defeated Manuel Soto.
– Beautiful Bobby fought Jimmy Valiant to a draw.
– Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Eddie Graham.
– Tarzan Tyler fought Gorilla Monsoon to a draw.
– WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Pedro Morales defeated Luke Graham.
1978 – El Faraon defeats Alfonso Dantes for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, ending Faraon’s third reign.
1979 – Dennis Condrey defeats Ron Garfield to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1979 – The Spoiler wins his fourth WCCW American Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas. He was awarded the title when champion Wahoo McDaniel was unable to compete due to injury.
1980 – Matt Borne & Buzz Sawyer defeat Jimmy Snuka & The Iron Sheik in Greenville, South Carolina in a tournament final to win the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title.
1980 – Dennis Condrey defeats Gorgeous George Jr. in Chattanooga, Tennessee to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title.
1980 – Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton defeat Gypsy Joe and Skull Murphy for the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee.
1983 – The finals of the first International Wrestling Grand Prix Tournament was held. The tournament was a round robin affair with ten wrestlers (Antonio Inoki, Killer Khan, Hulk Hogan, Big John Studd, Andre The Giant, Rusher Kimura (subbing for Dino Bravo), El Canek, Enrique Vera, Otto Wanz, and Akira Maeda). At the end of the round robin portion, the two wrestlers with the most points met in the finals. The round robin ended with Hogan and Inoki tied at 37 points, edging out Andre, who had 36 points, for a spot in the finals. Hogan defeated Inoki via countout after knocking Inoki off the apron with an axe bomber (clothesline). Inoki was knocked out on the floor, and Hogan won the match in a now-famous finish that would be shown on Japanese television many times over the next two decades and was the peak of Hogan’s Japanese career. It was considered an upset, as Inoki had vacated his NWF championship to have the IWGP tournament. To this day, some still debate whether Inoki was really knocked out at the end of the match. At the same event, Tiger Mask wins his second NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title, defeating Kuniaki Kobayahi for the vacant title. It had been vacant since April 3, when Tiger Mask was injured in a tag team match by the Dynamite Kid.
1983 – Harley Race defeats Dewey Robertson in Kansas City, Missouri for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title, beginning his seventh reign and ending Robertson’s second. The title would be vacated eight days later when Race wins the NWA World Heavyweight Title in St. Louis, defeating Ric Flair.
1984 – The WWF runs at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results were:
– Samula pinned Steve Lombardi.
– Tony Garea pinned Israel Matia.
– WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana pinned David Schultz.
– Salvatore Bellomo pinned Ron Shaw.
– WWF Champion Hulk Hogan pinned The Iron Sheik.
– Paul Orndorff defeated Sgt. Slaughter via countout.
– Jose Luis Rivera pinned Tony Colon.
– Bob Backlund pinned Samula (subbing for Mr. Fuji).
1986 – Buddy Landel defeats Bill Dundee for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending Dundee’s eighth reign.
1987 – The longest WWF/E Intercontinental Title reign in history begins in Buffalo, New York, as The Honky Tonk Man defeats Ricky Steamboat, a little more than two months after winning the WWF Intercontinental Title from Randy Savage at Wrestlemania III in one of the greatest matches of all time. The previous record had been 425 days by Pedro Morales, who held the title from November 23, 1981 until January 22, 1983. The Elvis impersonator would hold the title for nearly 15 months time, 454 days to be exact, until losing to The Ultimate Warrior in 31 seconds at SummerSlam on August 29, 1988.
1990 – The WWF runs at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The results were:
– Koko B. Ware defeated The Genius.
– The Big Bossman pinned Ted DiBiase.
– The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) defeated The Orient Express (Sato and Tanaka) via countout.
– The Warlord defeated Tito Santana.
– The Brooklyn Brawler defeated Jim Brunzell.
– WWF Champion The Ultimate Warrior pinned Rick Rude.
1990 – El Dandy defeats Angel Azteca to win the NWA World Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, beginning his second reign.
1990 – Tony Anthony and Tom Burton win The Southern Rockers’ (Rex King and Steve Doll) USWA Tag Team Title by defeating King in a handicap match in Memphis, Tennessee.
1993 – The Patriot (Del Wilkes) and The Eagle (George Hines) defeat Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi for the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Title in Koyama, Japan.
1997 – The Monday Night War waged on, with WWF RAW is WAR scoring a 2.5 rating for their show aired live from Huntington, West Virginia, featuring a main event of WWF Champion The Undertaker defeating Sycho Sid. Ric Flair defeated Scott Hall in the WCW Monday Nitro main event. Nitro won the night with a 3.3 rating.
1998 – Sylvester Ritter, better known to wrestling fans as the Junkyard Dog, was killed in a car crash at the age of 45. Ritter apparently fell asleep at the wheel while driving from North Carolina to Mississippi, and rolled his car off the road. JYD’s last wrestling appearance was at ECW’s Wrestlepalooza PPV in Marietta, Georgia, where he was introduced to the crowd during a legend’s segment, easily getting one of the loudest ovations of the night. Unfortunately, JYD also had a backstage confrontation with New Jack prior to his introduction, with New Jack slugging the Dog over a past problem between the two.
1998 – Khrusher Kong defeats Action Jackson in a tournament final to win the revived NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title in Denton, Texas. The title had been inactive since 1987 when World Class Championship Wrestling (which used the NWA Texas titles) left the NWA and became the World Class Wrestling Association.
1999 – Silky Boom Boom defeats Frenchy Riviera to win the NWA Wildside Heavyweight Title in Conyers, Georgia, beginning his second reign.
2000 – Tiger Mahatma Khan defeats Richard Pound for the British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta.
2000 – Samir defeats Zane Morris to win the NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Title in North Richland Hills, Texas, ending Morris’ second reign.
2001 – Chris Sabin defeats Amazing N8 Mattson in Hamburg, Michigan for the NWA Great Lakes Junior Heavyweight Title, ending Mattson’s second reign.
2001 – Fidel Sierra defeats Invader I for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title in Morovis, Puerto Rico, ending Invader I’s 10th reign and beginning his own second.
2001 – The East Coast Connection (Joe Wolfen and Sick Dog) defeats Team Titan to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
2001 – Michael Modest defeats Vic Capri for the All Pro Wrestling Universal Heavyweight Title in Pacifica, California, beginning his fifth reign.
2001 – Bison defeats Shirley Doe to win the Championship Wrestling Federation (NWA East) Monongahela Valley Heavyweight Title in Monessen, Pennsylvania. At the same show, Guido and Frankie Corleone defeat J-Ru and Eric Love for the CWF Monongahela Valley Tag Team Title.
2001 – Magnum defeats Mr. Attitude for the NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Title in Murray City, Ohio. At the same event, Ace Spalding ends the fifth NWA Tri-State Hardcore Title reign of Viper.
2002 – The WWE Hardcore Title, then in its final months of existence, switches three times at a live event in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tommy Dreamer wins the title for the fifth time, defeating the initial belt holder, Steven Richards. Dreamer then lost to Raven, winning it for the 21st time. Finally, Raven lost the title back to Richards, beginning his 12th reign.
2002 – Another Hardcore Title changes hands three times in the International Wrestling Association in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Super Crazy entered as champion in his third reign, then lost to Huracan Castillo, beginning his third reign. Castillo then lost to Ozzie.
2002 – Super Parka defeats Super Kendo for the World Wrestling Association Junior Light Heavyweight Title in Ensenada, Mexico, beginning his second reign.
2002 – The Re-Gexs (Tejas and Mace) defeat the teams of Malice & Venom and Mike Mercury & Romeo Valentino to become the first NWA Wisconsin Tag Team Champions in Mole Lake, Wisconsin.
2003 – “Classy” Freddie Blassie, one of the best known wrestlers of the 50’s and 60’s, who went on to help popularize managers in the 70’s and 80’s, passed away at the age of 85. Blassie was also one of the first true “crossover” performers in wrestling, appearing on several television shows and talk shows as a guest star. Blassie had appeared on an edition of Raw only three weeks before his death to promote his autobiography.
2004 – TNA holds their 97th weekly pay-per-view event in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring the first-ever King of the Mountain match. The results were:
– Team Canada (Petey Williams and Bobby Roode) defeated Jerry Lynn and Heavy Metal when Williams pinned Lynn.
– Frankie Kazarian pinned The Amazing Red to retain the TNA X Division Title.
– Abyss pinned D-Ray 3000.
– Kid Kash and Dallas defeated James Storm and Dusty Rhodes, when Kash pinned Storm, to retain the NWA World Tag Team Title.
– Jeff Jarrett defeated champion Ron Killings, A.J. Styles, Raven and Chris Harris in the first-ever King of the Mountain match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title, beginning his third reign as champion, which would last nearly a full year.
2005 – In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kenny Omega defeats Chris Sabin in the finals of Premier Championship Wrestling’s Premier Cup, to become the first NWA Canadian X Division Champion.
2006 – Heath Miller defeats Scotty Beach in Columbus, Georgia to win the Great Championship Wrestling Columbus Heavyweight Title. A.J. Steele and Scott Fantastic defeat Bobby Sanford and Chris Stevens at the same show to win the GCW Tag Team Title.
2006 – WWE Champion John Cena made an appearance on an Ohio Valley Wrestling show in Kentucky, defeating Aaron Stevens. Also on the show, OVW Champion CM Punk defeated Gunner Scott.
2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment’s Michael Brendli, 25, who wrestled as Mikey of the Spirit Squad and was at the time on the WWE developmental roster in Florida Championship Wrestling’s roster, was arrested on DUI charges in Tampa, Brendli was arrested after being pulled over on Adamo Drive East and Falkenburg Road South at 11:12 PM Sunday evening. A Long Island, New York native who has also wrestled under the name Mike Mondo, Brendli was listed as having a blood alcohol level of 0.094. A second test listed him with a level of 0.091. Under Florida law, “Under Florida law, DUI is one offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of 0.08 or above.” According to a police report of the arrest, Brendli refused to list his employer. Since FCW replaced Ohio Valley Wrestling as the lone WWE developmental territory, Brendli has worked as “The Professional” Mike Mondo and the masked Mighty Mikey. Brendli was released after posting $500 bond. He would not return to the main roster but eventually made his way to ROH.
2008 – WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
Last night, the Raw brand was well represented on the One Night Stand pay per view. The biggest story coming out of the pay per view was not the apparent newest couple on camera, but the collarbone injury suffered by Randy Orton in the Last Man Standing Match. Shawn Michaels could not defeat Batista in the Stretcher Match despite Chris Jericho’s encouragement. Beth Phoenix was able to defeat Melina to become the early favorite to face Mickie James at Night of Champions in a little less than four weeks. Jeff Hardy was able to defeat Umaga in a Falls Count Anywhere Match that saw the match go outside the arena with Jeff Hardy hitting a swanton from the top of a tractor trailer. We also found out from Vince McMahon that a million dollars will be given away each week on Raw and we will get more details tonight. Will McMahon really give out one million dollars or the have the Million Dollar Man passed around from fan to fan each week? Who will face Triple H for the WWE Title at Night of Champions? What about the Intercontinental Title? Will we hear from the World Tag Team Champions? Will we find out anything more between Santino and Rodney the Piper? Will we see the GameHammer tonight or is he exclusive to pay per view?
We are live from Bakersfield, California and your announcers are Jim ‘Is that Jared Cheeseman in the crowd’ Ross and Jerry ‘When is the next RNN update’ Lawler.
The show starts with Triple H coming to the ring. We see footage of Randy Orton’s unfortunate landing on the floor followed by a GameHammer shot later in the night to finish off the challenger.
We get the GameFountain before Hunter enters the ring. The Age of Orton is over and it is as if it never existed. Both men know that they would not be the same going out as they came in. Randy Orton is watching tonight from a hospital room beaten and bruised and with a broken collarbone. Hunter says that it is a lot easier to walk out with the aches and pains when you can say that you are still the WWE Champion. Hunter says that he does not know who is next and he does not care.
Cue up the marching band because John Cena comes out to the ring. Cena says that he knows how Hunter feels because you don’t need to be Emmett Brown to know that the future is now. Cena says that they see eye to eye about a lot of things. One thing they don’t see eye to eye about is the WWE Championship. Cena says that Hunter has conquered them all except him. With the draft looming, this is a chance that might never happen again. Cena comes out with a question. He asks Hunter ‘Are you Ready?’ Cena compares it to all of the top rivalries. Cena asks Hunter if he is ready to fight.
Hunter tells Cena that a very big star in the industry once looked him dead in the eye and said to him, you want some . . . come get some.
Jeff Hardy’s music plays and he comes out with a limp. Jeff reminds Cena and Hunter that they are not the only ones to win a match last night who are on the Raw brand. Hardy points out that Cena won a First Blood Match against Bradshaw while he beat Umaga in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Hunter says that he does not care who he beats so they can work it out amongst themselves because it does not matter to him. Hardy says that there are two things about Vince that he knows. Vince wants to give the fans what they want as well as ‘first time ever’ things. Hardy suggests that he face John Cena tonight for the first time ever.
We are interrupted by Vince McMahon on the HDTron. Vince says that he thinks everyone knows what they want. They want details on how Vince is going to give away one million dollars cash next week. Vince says that he likes Jeff’s idea. What if Triple H defends the title at Night of Champions and tonight the winner of the first time ever match faces Triple H. Vince announces John Cena versus Jeff Hardy.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of Katie Lea confronting Ken Kennedy last week to distract Kennedy for a Paul Burchill attack.
Ken Kennedy addresses Paul Burchill and says that not only did he get his girlfriend William Regal fired, but he cried like a pansy going out the door. Now Burchill can follow in his footsteps because he will be crying after getting his ass whooped by Mr. Kennedy . . .
Paul Burchill says that he would love to face Kennedy tonight, but he needs to help his sister prepare for her first women’s match. He did find a suitable replacement.
Match Number One: Ken Kennedy versus Paul Burchill . . . playing the part of Paul Burchill is Umaga
Kennedy runs into a shoulder tackle and Umaga with a punch to Kennedy. Umaga with an Irish whip but he misses a charge and Kennedy with punches and kicks in the corner. Umaga pushes Kennedy down and hits a Samoan drop as Kennedy charges. Both men are down but Umaga gets up first. Umaga with the nerve hold. Kennedy punches Umaga in the ribs to get out of the hold. Umaga sends Kennedy to the apron and he connects with a Kane like uppercut that sends Kennedy off the apron to the floor. Umaga goes to the apron and he misses a splash and hits the announce table. Kennedy rolls into the ring while Umaga is down on the floor. Umaga is counted out.
Winner: Ken Kennedy by Count out
After the match, Paul Burchill clips Kennedy and hits a neck breaker.
There are a number of people walking in the back and one person is holding a clear case with a lot of money. They walk past some of the wrestlers and we hear a DAMN from Ron Simmons.
We go to commercial.
We are back and there is NO CHANCE that Vince McMahon is going to let his money get too far away from him. Vince welcomes everyone to Mr. McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania. Vince brings out the million dollars in cash. Vince pulls out the money and he puts it into another case and then he gets some help putting it in the other case. Vince says that he has security around the arena to protect the money. Vince says that until next week, it is all his; then he will give it away.
Vince says that he told us last week that he would give us the details. Vince says that it is no hoax. He says that he might give away $100,000. Maybe he will give away $125,000. He might give away $250,000; but by the end of the night, he will give away all one million dollars.
Vince says that it is easy to get the money. You need to register on wwe.com. You need to give you phone number and address. Vince says that you must be a United States resident, which might be a problem for some of the people in Bakersfield. Vince says that he is just kidding.
Vince asks why he would give away a million dollars away. Maybe he is eccentric, generous, or maybe he is trying to attract more people to watch Raw. He is inviting people who used to watch to come home. Maybe he will get some new viewers. There are some people who would not be caught dead watching Raw. Call them elitists, or call them snobs. They look down on this form of entertainment and the fans. The WWE fans are a cross section of Americana. Every race, profession, and income level is represented. They don’t understand that the fans come to enjoy themselves. Vince says that those people are part of a club that they are not a part of; and they are not invited to their party. The sign should read ‘No Snobs Allowed’. Vince says that he wants to give the snobs a look at what happens at a WWE show. Vince wishes everyone luck and next week it is all about the money.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are told that Cousin Sal will face Santino Marella on Smackdown.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella and Carlito versus World Tag Team Champions Bob Holly and Cody Rhodes in a Non-Title Match
Before the match starts, Cody Rhodes says that the match cannot start until the special time keeper comes out. Roddy Piper comes to the ring to take his spot by the ring bell.
Rhodes and Carlito start things off and Santino distracts Cody to allow Carlito to attack Cody from behind. Santino tags in and he punches Cody followed by an Irish whip but Cody floats over and hits a cross body for a near fall. Santino takes Cody down and then he sends Cody into the turnbuckles. Carlito is tagged in and Cody blocks a punch and connects with a series of punches. Carlito with a sit out power bomb and Santino I tagged in. Santino misses a diving head butt when Rhodes moves out of the way. Holly is tagged in and he punches Santino. Holly with a back body drop to Santino and then he sets up for the kick to the solar plexus. Santino kicks Holly in the chest but Piper trips Santino. Holly sets for the Alabama Slam, but the referee deals with Piper so he misses Carlito kicking Holly and Santino with the sunset flip for the three count.
Winners: Carlito and Santino Marella
We go to commercial.
We are back and Carlito and Santino talk about how they are wieners. Todd Grisham stops by and asks Santino if he is confident for his match on Friday. Santino talks about Rodney the Piper and Jiminy Kimmel. Santino has a top ten list and Todd says that is David Letterman. Santino then mentions headlines, and Todd reminds Santino that is Jay Leno. Santino talks about pooping on Sal’s family in the front row and Todd says that is Conan O’Brien.
Bob Holly wants to know from Cody why he wasn’t told about Piper being at ringside. Cody points out that is a non-title match. Holly says that if they lose, they might not be champions any more. Ted DiBiase enters and he says that DiBiases get what they want and he is about three weeks away from picking his tag team partner. The looks on their faces will be priceless.
Jim Ross talks about Batista’s victory over Shawn Michaels last night. Jim Ross talks about Chris Jericho and Chris is in the back. Jim Ross asks Jericho what he thought about Shawn Michaels being wheeled out of the arena. Chris says that he did everything to encourage Shawn to victory. Shawn has held a lot of titles. Chris Jericho says that he has not been defending the title as much as he wanted, but that changes tonight when he faces Bradshaw. Before we go to commercial, Jericho dedicates his match tonight to Shawn Michaels who is at home watching tonight’s show.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Chris Jericho versus Shawn Michaels last week ending in a double count out; and Chris’s near use of the steel chair after the match.
Match Number Three: Chris Jericho versus Bradshaw for the Intercontinental Title
Bradshaw with a side head lock and shoulder tackle but Jericho with an arm drag and he works on the arm. Jericho with an arm bar and he backs Bradshaw into the corner. Bradshaw punches Jericho and then he adds kicks. Bradshaw with a swinging neck breaker followed by elbow drops and Bradshaw gets a two count. Bradshaw with a full nelson but Jericho is able to power out of the hold and he connects with a forearm. Bradshaw with a shoulder that takes Jericho down. Bradshaw puts Jericho on the top turnbuckle. Jericho with a tornado DDT and both men are down. Jericho gets to his feet first and he punches the challenger. Jericho with a clothesline and shoulder tackle and then he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Bradshaw avoids the hold with a boot to the face. Jericho with a drop toe hold and then he hits a splash into the ropes. Jericho with a running clothesline into the corner followed by forearms. Bradshaw charges into an elbow and then Jericho goes to the second turnbuckles for a cross body. Bradshaw catches Jericho and hits a fallaway slam on Jericho. Bradshaw sets for the Clothesline from Wall Street, but Jericho avoids it and Jericho with a drop kick that sends Bradshaw to the apron. Jericho with a springboard drop kick that knocks Bradshaw to the floor. Jericho misses a baseball slide and Bradshaw connects with a big boot. Bradshaw grabs a steel chair and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Chris Jericho by disqualification
After the match, Jericho sends Bradshaw throat first into the chair. Jericho is about the use the chair on Bradshaw, but he cannot do it. Jericho throws the chair down and walks to the back with his title belt.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the money watching the action. Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler talk about the amount of money and how they have never seen that much.
We see footage from the I Quit Match between Melina and Beth Phoenix.
Match Number Four: Beth Phoenix and Katie Lea versus Melina and Mickie James
Katie and Mickie start things off and Katie tries to get an early advantage before the bell rings. Katie with a wrist lock but Mickie with a forearm. Mickie with a rana to Katie followed by a wrist lock. Melina looks catatonic and does not make the tag, allowing Katie to attack Mickie and she puts Mickie in an arm bar. Beth tags in and Mickie with a series of kicks and knees. Mickie with a drop kick and Melina demands the tag. Melina attacks Beth with a series of punches and they fight outside the ring. All four women fight on the floor until they are separated. Beth with a clothesline to Melina. Beth sends Melina into the apron and they finally return. Katie is tagged in and Katie kicks Melina in the midsection. Katie with a slam but she misses a snap elbow and Mickie tags in. Mickie with a series of flying clotheslines followed by a drop kick that knocks Beth off the apron. Mickie with a neck breaker and then she goes up top for a Thesz Press and punches. Katie kicks Mickie and then she knocks Melina off the apron. Mickie tries for the Impaler DDT but Katie avoids the hold. Beth hits Mickie from behind while the referee was not looking, allowing Katie to get the three count.
Winner: Katie Lea and Beth Phoenix
After the match, Paul Burchill comes out to show support for his sister. Kennedy attacks Burchill from behind and they go into the ring. Kennedy works over Burchill until Burchill gets to the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cryme Tyme heads over to the money. Then they go to the back without any of the money.
We see Jerry Lawler try to register and we see that the website has crashed. Jim Ross says that you need to register before next Monday night.
Match Number Five: Lance Cade versus Trevor Murdoch
Before the match, Trevor tells Lance that he embarrassed him in front of millions and now he wants to fight him. Trevor sings a few lines before the match begins.
Cade and Murdoch with forearms but then they go to the floor. Murdoch tries for a forearm, but Cade moves and Murdoch hits the post. Cade with a back body drop on the floor and then he hits a running knee that sends Murdoch’s head into the ring post. Cade returns to the ring and he works on Murdoch’s head. Cade with a neck vise on Murdoch but Murdoch with a jawbreaker. Cade charges into an elbow. Murdoch with a knee lift followed by a boot to Cade for a two count. Murdoch with crossfaces to Cade followed by a boot to the head. Murdoch goes up top but Cade with a punch to the midsection and then Cade hits a sit out spinebuster for the three count.
Winner: Lance Cade
Jeff Hardy is getting ready for his match with John Cena as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look back at the World Heavyweight Title Match between Edge and Undertaker that saw Edge defeat Undertaker in a TLC Match. Due to the stipulation, the Undertaker is banished from the WWE.
Jim Ross says that it feels like they have lost a member of their family. Ross and Lawler talk about how hard it is to imagine Undertaker not being a part of the WWE
Mickie James is getting her neck iced and John Cena stops by. Cena wants to apologize for yesterday. Mickie says that you can’t be friends any more. Cena says that he wants to deal with the gossip. Cena tells Mickie that she left something last night. Cena gives Mickie her panties back. Mickie leaves and Cena drinks his Mamajuana.
Triple H sits in front of his monitor in his locker room and we go to commercial.
We are back and Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler mention that the website is back up. Jim Ross tells Jerry Lawler that employees aren’t eligible. Lawler threatens to quit to have a chance at the money.
Match Number Six: Jeff Hardy versus John Cena in a Number One Contender Match
Cena and Hardy shake hands before they lock up and Cena with a side head lock. Cena holds on when Hardy tries for an Irish whip. There is a brief interruption while Cena has Hardy in a side head lock take down. Cena and Hardy take a second to watch the distraction get taken away.
Hardy with a side head lock and take down. Cena gets to his feet and he hits a hip toss and slam. Cena with an elbow drop for a near fall. Cena with a reverse chin lock. Hardy with hip tosses and a suplex to Cena for a near fall. Hardy’s turn for the reverse chin lock. Cena with a belly-to-back suplex to get out of the hold. Cena with a drop toe hold and Hardy kicks Cena away. Hardy with a baseball slide and then he mocks Cena’s ‘You Can’t See Me’ and then he hits a pescado as we go to commercial.
We are back and Hardy with a kick and flying clothesline but he can only get a two count. Cena with an Irish whip and Cena with the fisherman’s suplex for a near fall. Cena misses a charge into the corner and Hardy with a flying clothesline for a near fall. Cena with the blockbuster and both men are down. Cena gets another near fall on Hardy. Hardy gets to the corner and Hardy with an Irish whip and gourdbuster driver as Hardy goes up top. Hardy tries for the Swanton but Cena moves out of the way and both men are down again. Cena with flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena feels the love from the crowd as he sets for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena gets Hardy up for the FU but Hardy gets out of the hold. Hardy with a series of forearms and a mule kick that sends Cena into the corner. Hardy with a delay baseball slide and then he gets a two count. Cena with an Irish whip and Hardy hits Whisper in the Wind but Cena kicks out at the last moment. Hardy with a kick and he sets for the Twist of Fate but Cena blocks it. Cena tries for the FU but Hardy gets to the apron. Hardy with a kick to Cena. Hardy goes up top for a cross body but Cena rolls through and gets Hardy up for the FU and the three count.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, Triple H’s music plays and he comes out with his belt and his water. Cena walks to Triple H and gets in his face. Hunter tells Cena that it was a hell of a match, but he is not Jeff Hardy. Hunter holds the title belt over his head as we go to credits.
2009 – WWE broadcast ECW. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We are live on tape from Memphis, Tennessee and your announcers are Matt ‘I can’t top what Dave called him today in his audio hotline’ Striker and Josh ‘Does someone need their SATs taken’ Mathews.
Match Number One: Evan Bourne versus Mark Henry with Tony Atlas
They lock up and Henry sends Bourne into the turnbuckles and Evan goes into the ropes and Henry with a clean break. Bourne escapes and he kicks Henry, but Henry with an elbow that sends Bourne to the mat. Bourne with a sleeper but Bourne is knocked off. Bourne with a drop kick to the knee but Henry with a body block that dazes Bourne. Henry with a forearm to the back and then he works on Bourne’s back some more. Henry throws Bourne into the turnbuckles and then he stretches Bourne using the ring post. Henry with a chin lock as he works on Bourne’s back. Henry with a head butt to the back followed by a kick. The referee threatens to disqualify Bourne if he does not observe the count. Henry misses a splash onto Bourne when Evan moves out of the way. Bourne with a series of kicks including a drop kick that take the big man down. Henry with an emphatic kick out. Bourne tries for a cross body from the turnbuckles and then Henry with a fallaway slam that sends Bourne out of the ring. Bourne goes up top but Atlas grabs Bourne’s leg and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Evan Bourne by disqualification
After the match, Bourne avoids Henry and Henry goes to the floor. Mark yells at Tony and says that he blew it and that he had Bourne beat. Tony says that he was just trying to help.
We see footage from last week’s main event when Jack Swagger pinned Christian during the handicap match only to see Tommy Dreamer attack Swagger. Then we see the Hart Attack.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Zack Ryder versus Dustin Carwile
They lock up and Ryder with a knee and shoulder tackle and kicks. Ryder sends Carwile into the turnbuckles and then Ryder with a forearm in the corner. Ryder slaps Carwile and Carwile with a sunset flip. Ryder with kicks to the ribs followed by a rear chin lock. Ryder misses a charge but he connects with an elbow and a missile drop kick. Ryder with a neckbreaker for the three count.
Winner: Zack Ryder
Gregory Helms is with Fit Finlay and he asks Finlay when he is coming back. Finlay says that he believes in the saying a tooth for a tooth and an eye for an eye.
Match Number Three: Tommy Dreamer versus Paul Burchill with Katie Lea
Before the match starts, Katie tells Tommy that it is his honor to face her brother in Dreamer’s last match on ECW.
Dreamer with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Dreamer with an elbow drop and then he returns to the side head lock. Burchill with punches in the corner. Dreamer with a hip toss and arm drag into an arm bar. Burchill gets to the apron and Katie distracts Dreamer so Burchill sends Dreamer into the ropes and gets a near fall. Burchill works on the shoulder with knee drops. Burchill with a reverse chin lock. Dreamer with a sunset flip but Burchill with an elbow and knee to the back of the neck. Burchill with a reverse chin lock and he adds a body scissors. Burchill sends Dreamer to the mat. Dreamer with chops to the chest but Burchill with a front face lock and Irish whip followed by a running clothesline into the corner. Burchill with a choke on Dreamer. Dreamer with a side Russian leg sweep and both men are down. Dreamer with a punch to the midsection followed by an Irish whip and bulldog followed by a rollup for a two count. Dreamer with an inverted DDT but Burchill is under the rope. Burchill with an elbow to the back of the head and then Burchill with a brainbuster for a two count. Burchill charges into the corner but Dreamer moves and Dreamer hits a DDT for the three count.
Winner: Tommy Dreamer
We go to commercial.
We are back and Tommy Dreamer is still in the ring. He says that he wanted to take the time to say thank you because that might have been his last match on ECW television. Dreamer says that he will try to make sure that it is not his last match.
Dreamer is interrupted by Jack Swagger who says that Dreamer is the last ECW original and then he mocks Dreamer’s potential farewell address. Swagger says that the only person who cares is him. Swagger reminds Dreamer about his announcement that he will leave if he cannot win the title. Swagger says that it is only a way to keep him relevant. Swagger says that we have been hearing about it for months but he will take care of it on Sunday by winning the title on Sunday in Dreamer’s match, a hardcore match. He will make sure that Dreamer never appears on his show.
Dreamer says that he hopes that Swagger understands that this is not about his glory because it means something that he is willing to put his career on the line. Dreamer says that he would never grasp for any glory that he thought he had. Dreamer says that he will stand in the ring next week as the new ECW Champion.
It is time to run through the card for Extreme Rules.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Weekly Striker about how more people watched ECW than baseball on ESPN last Tuesday.
Match Number Four: Tyson Kidd with Natalya and David Hart Smith versus Christian
They lock up and Christian backs Kidd into the corner and Christian with a clean break. They lock up again and Kidd with a waist lock but Christian with a hammer lock but Kidd reverses to the approval of Natalya. Kidd with a side head lock. Christian with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Christian works on the arm but Kidd reverses and works on the arm and applies an arm bar. Christian reverses and then Kidd does the same and turns it into a cross arm breaker but Christian escapes into a side head lock. Christian with a series of shoulder tackles and near falls. Kidd backs into the corner and then he connects with a back kick and a drop kick to Christian’s head. Kidd sends Christian’s head into the turnbuckles. Christian blocks a move off the turnbuckles and hits a flapjack for a near fall. Kidd with forearms to Christian and an Irish whip but he charges into boots from Christian followed by a back elbow. Kidd sends Christian to the floor and he tries for a kick from the apron but Kidd misses. Christian pulls Kidd of the apron but Kidd with a spear into the ring steps and we go to commercial.
We are back and Kidd with a series of elbows to Christian’s back and then he chokes Christian in the ropes. Kidd with a kick to the head but Christian punches back and slaps Kidd. Kidd with a Maple Leaf but Christian rolls through to try to escape but Kidd holds on. Kidd holds on and stomps on the chest. Christian with an inside cradle to Kidd for a near fall but Kidd with a clothesline for a near fall. Kidd works on the back again and then he connects with a knee. Christian escapes a suplex attempt and then each man was thinking clothesline and they both go down. Christian with punches to Kidd followed by a running forearm. Christian with a drop toe hold and Christian stands on Kidd’s back while he is in the ropes. Christian goes to the apron and then he drops Kidd’s back on the top rope. Christian with a missile drop kick for a two count. Kidd avoids the Killswitch and then he blocks the tornado DDT. Christian tries for a sunset flip but Kidd drops down for a near fall. Kidd with a hard Irish whip followed by a back kick. Christian with a power bomb for a near fall. Christian catches Kidd on a springboard move and gets a two count with a power slam. Christian with the pendulum kick to Kidd and then he goes up top.
Jack Swagger comes out and he distracts Christian to allow Kidd to knock Christian off the turnbuckles. Kidd with a leg drop from the turnbuckles but Christian kicks out. Tommy Dreamer comes out and he knocks Swagger off the apron and then he hits a cannonball onto Smith and Swagger.
Kidd kicks Dreamer but Christian sends Kidd into the ring post and then hits the Killswitch for the three count.
After the match, Dreamer comes into the ring to applaud Christian’s victory. They fight over the title belt for a second and then they shake hands, but it was a trap since Dreamer hit a DDT on Christian. Dreamer kisses the title belt as we go to credits.
2010 – Kevin Knight’s Independent Wrestling Federation in New Jersey issued the following announcement:
Fady the Bull
Fady the Arabian Bull signs with World Wrestling Entertainment in June 2010, and begins training at Florida Championship Wrestling in July 2010.
Chiseled out of pure granite, Fady The Arabian Bull has put everyone in the IWF on notice. When Fady enters the ring, he is like a runaway locomotive out to derail anyone and anything that stands in his way. He is one of the most powerful athlete’s to step foot inside an IWF ring. He enjoys using his size and strength to his advantage and is able to overpower opponents and manhandle them at will. This tough behemoth is not going to stop his path of destruction until he goes through the entire IWF roster. Proud of his Syrian heritage, he’s as indestructible as Superman, and it won’t be long before championship gold is around his waist.
Fady began training at IWF Wrestling School in August 2007 and graduated from the program in September 2009. Is the current IWF Heavyweight Champion.
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 270 lb.
Hometown: Paterson, NJ
Birthday: February 15
Titles: IWF Heavyweight
NXT Rookie Darren Young was also trained by IWF before being signed by WWE.
2010 – Wrestlicious crowed its first champion on its TV series. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We start off with highlights from the Battle Royal when Glory and Felony became the final two participants and they will meet later tonight to determine the first Wrestlicious Champion.
Jimmy Hart is with Savannah, his new co-host. Savannah says that she has the vapors standing next to Jimmy. Savannah asks what happened to Brooke Lynn and Jimmy says that he thinks her hair got caught in the ceiling fan. Savannah says that she feels sorry about that. Jimmy says that Brooke Lynn was hard to work with but Savannah says that she is easy. Jimmy says that is what he heard.
Brooke is at the doctor to have her neck checked on. Brooke says that when she gets done with Lacey von Erich, she will need a body brace. The doctor tells Brooke that a bigger device might be needed. Brooke asks if it is for her muscles, but the doctor says that it is for her mouth.
Felony is in her cell and she is asked what she is in jail for. She says that she opened a safe deposit box at the bank. She says that it wasn’t hers.
It is time for Wrestlicious Heroines and it features Felony and Glory.
Match Number One: Felony versus Glory for the Wrestlicious Title
Felony attacks Glory as Glory enters the ring. Glory punches Felony but Felony with forearms of her own. Glory with more punches and knees. Felony with kicks and a side head lock. Glory with a top wrist lock but Felony pulls the hair and takes Glory to the mat. Felony with a key lock but Glory with an arm drag or two followed by a Japanese arm drag or two. Felony goes to the floor. Felony with a shoulder from the apron followed by a neck breaker in the ropes and Felony gets a near fall. Felony with a leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Felony with a Japanese choke and she adds extra pressure with her knees. Glory with a kick and punches but Felony with a forearm and then she chokes Glory. Felony with a rake of the eyes and then she chokes Glory in the ropes. Felony sends Glory into the turnbuckles followed by an Irish whip and a running knee. Felony runs into a kick but Felony with a clothesline and she gets a near fall. Felony with forearms and a neck breaker into a guillotine choke. Glory with a knee and punch but Felony with a forearm. Felony with a running elbow into the corner and she gets a near fall. Felony with kicks to the back followed by a forearm. Glory with a cross body and both women are down.
Glory with punches followed by a clothesline and back elbow. Glory with a drop kick and then she connects with another punch. Glory with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Felony blocks a kick and Felony with a kick followed by a DDT but Glory gets her shoulder up. Felony argues with the referee but she returns to Glory and tries for a DDT. Glory with a Northern Lights suplex counter and she gets a near fall. Glory waits for Felony to get up and she hits a drop kick and hits a leg drop for the three count.
JV Rich comes out to present the Wrestlicious Crown. He says that it is his honor to present the crown to Glory.
Glory says that this is what her dreams are made out of. She says that she will proudly defend the title against anyone. She is honored and happy to be the first champion.
Toni the Top comes out and she says that if Glory defends the crown against anyone, it should be her. She says that she almost eliminated Glory in the battle royal and then she crushed Maui into pineapple. She says that she is the number one contender.
Glory says that she will do it any time any place.
We go to Bandita’s Cantina.
We go to the doctor’s office and we get some innuendo.
The Takedown Spotlight is on Malibu Mackenzie this week.
It is time for the Young and the Wrestlers. This week’s episode shows the trainees in the ring to learn the ropes. We are told that only one of the trainees was able to finish the training and we will soon see the debut of Emo Leigh.
Match Number Two: Glory versus Toni The Top for the Wrestlicious Crown
Toni with a suicide dive before the bell rings and they fight on the floor. Glory kicks and punches Toni on the floor and slams her head into the apron. Toni with punches and forearms to Glory and she slams Glory’s head into the apron. The referee calls for the bell and security has to separate them.
We go to credits.
2011 – WWE broadcast Superstars. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We begin this week’s episode of Superstars with the Smackdown brand and your announcers are Booker T and Jack Korpela.
Tyson Kidd comes to the ring for his match, but he is not accompanied by Armando Estrada like he was last week. He is joined by Matt Striker.
Match Number One: Tyson Kidd with Matt Striker versus Trent Barreta
Trent with a clothesline to Kidd as the bell rings and then he kicks Kidd before Tyson goes to the floor. Trent with a flip dive to the floor and then he gets a near fall when he returns to the ring. Kidd goes back to the floor and Trent chops him and follows that with a European uppercut. Trent tries for a tornado DDT on the ringside barrier, but Kidd pushes him away and Tyson with a hip toss into the ringside barrier.
Kidd gets a near fall and follows that with a back elbow. Kidd with a snap mare and kick to the back for another near fall. Kidd with a reverse chin lock on Trent while we see Striker on the phone at ringside. Trent gets to his feet and he punches Kidd but Kidd with a knee and an Irish whip. Kidd chokes Barreta and he uses the ropes to add impact.
Trent with punches but Kidd with a knee. Trent with a kick but Kidd with a kick and he goes to the apron and he tries for the springboard elbow drop but Trent gets his knees up. Trent with a running elbow into the corner and then he goes to the apron for a springboard drop kick and a near fall.
Trent misses an enzuigiri and then he tries for a victory roll, but Tyson drops down and gets the three count.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
After the match, Matt talks to Tyson in the ring and he says that many people have tried to advise him what to do in the ring. Then Matt remembered that Tyson was trained by Bret Hart. Matt tells Tyson that he is better than Bret. Matt says that Tyson doesn’t need an advisor, he needs an agent. Matt mentions that he has wrestled at Wrestlemania, Summerslam, and has even won a Slammy because he has an agent. He says that Jack Korpela can’t even put together a sentence, but he has a job as an announcer because he has an agent. Matt says that he has learned a lot of things and he can be called a lot of things. He wants Tyson to call him someone he can trust. Matt tells Tyson that he is great and he can get his face all over WWE.com this week. Matt suggests that if you aren’t growing, you are dying. He wants Tyson to grow with him.
It looks like we have a deal.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel versus The Usos
Jimmy and Slater start things off and Slater with a kick and forearm followed by punches as he tags in Gabriel. Gabriel with a punch and knee followed by a European uppercut and Irish whip. Jimmy floats over and then he dances. He does a split followed by a knee. Jimmy with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Jey tags in and they hit a double elbow and double elbow drop for a near fall.
Gabriel with kicks but Jey with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Jey misses a diving head butt and Slater tags in but Jey with a leg sweep and a near fall. Jey with punches to Slater followed by an elbow. Jey with a hard Irish whip and then he hits a splash into the corner. Jimmy gets tagged in and Jimmy gets Irish whipped into the corner. Jimmy with a splash onto Slater while Jey hits one on Gabriel on the other side of the ringside area.
We go to commercial.
We are back and The Usos with a double head butt. Jey with a rear chin lock but Slater backs Jey into his corner and Gabriel is tagged in. Gabriel with forearms but Jey with forearms of his own. Jey with a kick and then he knocks Slater off the apron. Gabriel tries to go to the floor but the referee stops him. Slater with a clothesline to Jey on the floor. Gabriel with a forearm on the floor and then Slater returns Jey to the ring and tags in to get a near fall.
Slater with a reverse chin lock on Jey but Jey with punches to get out of the hold and Slater with a neck breaker for a near fall. Gabriel tags back in and he kicks Jey in the corner followed by a punch. Slater tags back in and he punches Jey. Slater with punches and kicks in the corner and the referee warns Slater. Slater misses a forearm into the corner and Jey with a spinning forearm and both men are down.
Jimmy and Gabriel tag in and Jimmy with forearms and then he dances some more before a savate kick and a hip toss slam. Jimmy with a leaping savate kick for a near fall on Gabriel after knocking Slater off the apron. Jey tags in and they hit an alley oop Samoan drop but Slater breaks up the cover. Slater sends Jimmy to the floor but Slater is pulled to the floor and Jimmy is sent into the ring post. Gabriel takes care of Jey on the top turnbuckle by crotching him.
Gabriel with the 450 splash for the three count.
Winners: Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater
We go to commercial.
It is time to see how David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty won the World Tag Titles.
We are back and it is time for the Raw portion of the show and your announcers are Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews.
Match Number Three: Melina versus Gail Kim
They lock up and Gail with an arm drag out of the collar and elbow tie up. Gail with a rollup for a near fall. Melina with a take down and she continues the assault with forearms. Then she slaps Gail but then Gail gets back to her feet and Melina goes to the floor. Melina is brought back into the ring and Gail with a kick for a near fall.
Gail with another rollup for a near fall. Melina tries for a sunset flip but only gets a near fall. Melina slams Gail’s head into the mat and then she kicks Gail in the back. Melina with a hard Irish whip for a near fall. Melina with another Irish whip but Gail with an elbow to Melina. Melina with a forearm and then she chokes Gail.
Melina with forearms and then she chokes Gail in the ropes. Gail with a flying dragon submission on Melina but Melina is able to get out of the hold. Melina with a version of a curb stomp on Gail as she is warned by the referee. Melina with a screaming splash into the ropes and she gets a near fall.
Gail with a drop kick to Melina followed by a clothesline or two. Gail pulls Melina away from the ropes and then Gail hits the cross body into the corner. Gail goes up top for the missile drop kick. Melina gets to her feet first. Melina tries for the screaming step over leg lariat but Gail counters with Eat Defeat for the three count.
Winner: Gail Kim
We go to the Obama press conference that aired on Monday.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Match Number Four: Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga versus Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a Non Title Match
Michael and Marella start things off and they lock up with Santino applying a side head lock. Santino tries for a shoulder tackle but Michael does not budge. Santino appears to have hurt his shoulder so he tags in Kozlov. Michael with a kick and forearms. Kozlov sends Michael to the mat with a head butt and Otunga is tagged in.
Kozlov with a hip lock take down and then he connects with shoulders in the corner. Santino tags in and he is sent into the corner for a shoulder and he follows that with a suplex for a near fall. Santino with a split followed by a hip toss and a diving head butt. Santino uncorks the cobra but Otunga goes to the floor.
Michael makes the blind tag as Otunga gets back into the ring and Michael hits Santino from behind and Michael punches Santino. Santino with a forearm but Michael with a kick. Michael chokes Santino with his boot and he hits a back breaker and gets a near fall.
Otunga tags in and they sends Santino into the corner. Otunga with a front face lock as Santino tries to make the tag to his partner. Otunga tries for a neck breaker but Santino counters and escapes. Otunga and Santino each hit clotheslines and they go down.
Kozlov tags in and he sends Otunga into the turnbuckles and he hits a running shoulder tackle. Kozlov with a near fall and then all four men are in the ring. The referee sends Marella to the apron while Michael hits Kozlov in the back when Vladimir tries for a spinebuster. Otunga with the World’s Most Dangerous Spinebuster for the three count.
Winners: Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga
2011 – TNA broadcast Impact Wrestling.
We kick the show off with a shot from earlier tonight when Eric Bischoff was arriving at the Impact Zone and got served with papers by the Network, though he mistakenly believed that the guy delivering the papers was looking for an autograph.
We then go backstage where ODB is beating up Velvet Sky and some photographer guy tried to break it up and ODB kicked his ass. Velvet popped up and drove ODB through a backstage set, but ODB quickly went back to kicking Velvet’s ass and dumping a bottle of water over her head while shouting all kinds of really dirty things at her. They fight out to the arena where ODB tackles Velvet onto a table, tells her she’s sorry about ruining her bikini shot, then ran her into a wall. Velvet ducked a punch and ODB hit the wal, then Velvet rammed ODB into the table and from wall to wall while calling her a whore. Velvet tries to fight back but ODB just casually picks her up and rams her into the wall again until security tried to break it up. ODB paused for a moment before kicking both of them low, but Velvet had enough time to get back to her feet and go after ODB again. ODB quickly rammed Velvet over the guardrail and continued brutally beating Velvet around ringside, then tears off her giant t-shirt to reveal a bikini underneath. They head into the ring and ODB chokes Velvet out with her shirt while punching her in the face. ODB is so badass. She waits until Velvet passes out and counts three for herself, then smacks her in the face and calls her a bitch. So badass. ODB finally walks off and Miss Tessmacher comes out to check on Velvet.
Speaking of Miss Tessmacher, she takes on Angelina Love tonight, and we’ll also see AJ Styles confront Bully Ray!
But first, IT’S PROMO TIME! Ken Anderson comes out dressed as old school Sting again and says that tonight, he’ll face one of Sting’s most famous competitors from the past. Who could it be? I’m betting on the fake Sting.
Eric Bischoff is backstage talking on the phone when Brian Kendrick came out calling Bischoff sir, thanking him for the opportunity last week, and asking for the honor to wrestle Abyss again tonight. Bischoff calls him dumb as a rock and asks why he’s such a glutton for punishment, but says that he can wrestle Frankie Kazarian tonight and the winner will get Abyss at Slammiversary. Kendrick, being completely out to lunch, gleefully thanks Bischoff.
During the break, Bischoff is on the phone complaining to Hogan about getting served with papers because he thought Hogan had everything in hand. He says they’re about to play his music so he has to go, and we cut to him in the ring with papers in hand. He says he apparently doesn’t have much time and tells Beer Money to get to the ring. Storm and Roode come out to join Bischoff, who says that they’re both running out of time because they have 30 days to defend the title but Roode hasn’t gotten clearance to defend against the British Invasion at Slammiversay, and asks them to hand the title over. Roode calls him a son of a bitch for sending Immortal out to attack him and injure his arm, and now he wants to take the title they worked so hard to get away from them. Roode says he’s not giving Bischoff the title, and Bischoff’s only going to get it over his dead body. Suddenly, Alex Shelley comes out by himself and takes the mic from an uneasy Robert Roode. Shelley says that Chris Sabin tore his ACL and MCL and will be out until the end of the year at the earliest, but he said that one of the things he was proudest of in his careers was the MCMG-Beer Money Best of Five series, and one of the things he learned from that series was respect, and he respects Beer Money just like the fans. Bischoff tells Shelley to say what he’s got to say, and Shelley offers to fill in for Roode and team with James Storm to defend the title. Bischoff asks Shelley who said he can do that, and Shelley says the Network, and now he wants to make Gun Money a reality. He chugs a beer and then shakes hands with Beer Money to seal the deal. Bischoff congratulates Shelley for his guts, but says he’s made his s*** list.
Time for our first match (at 9:30)…
Matt Hardy vs Crimson
Crimson rams Hardy to the corner right off the bell and Hardy fires back and tries a shoulderblock, but Crimson doesn’t budge and runs Hardy over with a clothesline. Hardy rolls out to the floor to collect himself, then comes back in and gets a go-behind, but Crimson elbows out and then whips Hardy to the ropes for a back elbow. Crimson with shoulderblocks to the ribs in the corner and then whips Hardy hard into the opposite corner and covers for 2. Crimson with a suplex and Hardy again rolls to the floor to take a breather. Crimson pulls him up to the apron but Hardy drops him across the top rope and hits a top rope clothesline for 2. Hardy with a series of elbows to the back of Crimson’s skull and then hits a legdrop for 2 and gets a three quarter nelson and turns it into a rolling neckbreaker. Hardy goes up top but Crimson nails him and goes for a top rope T-bone suplex, Hardy knocks him off and comes off the second rope with a legdrop for 2. Hardy goes back to the three quarter nelson but Crimson breaks free and hits several clotheslines and a double underhook DDT for a close 2. Crimson beats Hardy down in the corner and puts the boots to him, but Hardy goes to the eyes and gets the side neckbreaker for 2. Hardy sets up for the Twist of Hate but Crimson shoves him off and hits the Sky High for the win.
Really solid match and Crimson’s strong push continues. Samoa Joe comes tearing out of the back but Crimson spears him as soon as he gets in the ring and Joe goes right back out to the floor. Joe yells that he will never be safe and looks angry as he backs up the ramp.
Ken Anderson is backstage and walks into Eric Young’s locker room. Young has both belts around his waist and Anderson says he’s sorry to bother him, but young says it’s okay because everyone wants to come to his seminars after his classic with Gunner last week. Anderson tells him to envision Sting vs Muta from Center Stage in 1989, and Young says that was awesome. Young asks him if he wants to take people back to the old days and help people remember the old days when wrestling mattered, and Anderson pinky swears on it.
Winter is backstage with Zombie Angelina, and Winter is irate over what Velvet Sky did to her last week and tells Angelina it’s up to her to defend her honor and destroy Tessmacher tonight. Angelina says they must become royalty again and go back to a time when nobody stood between them, and tonight, she does this in her honor.
Eric Bischoff is backstage again with Immortal and says that he never knew it was going to end like this, but it is what it is and he’s been down this road before, and the Network’s idea of what a wrestling product should be is different from his, but it is what it is. He says that he and Hogan will never forget what they did for them, but Jeff Jarrett says it’s not over. Bischoff walks out and the rest of the group is all like “What about us?”
Back to the ring for our next match…
Miss Tessmacher vs Angelina Love
Tessmacher gets a small package right off the bell for 2, then tries a shoulderblock but Angelina puts her down. Angelina no-sells a forearm shot and tosses her across the ring by the neck, then starts punching her in the face until the referee forcibly pulls her off. Tessmacher gets a crossbody out of nowhere for 2, but gets distracted by Winter and Angelina sends her to the floor and puts the boots to her. They head back in and Angelina gets a side backbreaker and then a side suplex, then repeatedly rams Tessmacher’s back into the corner. Tessmacher comes back with clotheslines and goes for a victory roll, but wastes too much time smiling at the fans and Angelina drops her back in an electric chair. Angelina picks her up and hits a Scorpion Deathdrop into her own knees and covers for the win.
Winner: Angelina Love
Angelina hooks Tessmacher into her choke sleeper after the match and won’t release her until Winter gets in the ring and expresses her approval.
Ken Anderson is backstage, and he’s…IMPERSONATING STING!
Okay, we now present a very special rematch that’s 22 years in the making!
Sting vs The Great Muta
Eric Young is hilarious as Muta, he looks like he’s wearing Dickies instead of martial arts pants. It quickly gets stupid as Anderson repeatedly Stinger Splashes the corner and does the Sting howl. Muta goes to leave but Sting pulls him back in. They argue and Sting slaps Muta in the face and fires off right hands and rams shoulderblocks into Muta’s ribs in the corner. Sting whips Muta to the corner and charges in with a clothesline, then clips his leg out from under him and howls. Sting with repeated elbowdrops and covers, but Muta is out at 2. Sting whips Muta to the corner, takes his time to pound his chest, and misses the Stinger Splash. Muta with a chop and a flying forearm for 2, then counters a Finlay Roll to a belly to belly suplex for 2, a crucifix for 2, then goes for a backdrop, but Sting reverses to a neckbreaker for 2. Muta gets a chinbreaker and a full bodyslam and then goes up for the moonsault and hits it, but Gunner runs out and distracts Muta before he can go for a cover. Sting nails Muta from behind and goes for the Deathdrop, but Muta shoves him off, spits the green mist in his face, and small packages him for the win!
Winner: The Great Muta
Very shocking upset, and Gunner is so upset about it that he gets into the ring and beats poor Muta senseless, then Sting comes over and they make it a 2-on-1 beatdown. What a way to treat a legend. Sting’s music hits and the real Sting comes out and runs them off.
Aaaaaaaaand it’s back to the ring…
#1 Contender Match: Brian Kendrick vs Frankie Kazarian
Winner gets a shot at the X Division Title. Respect shake to start and then they do a chain wrestling sequence with Kazarian coming out on top with a crossface headlock. Kendrick rolls out and ducks out to the apron to regroup. Kendrick comes in and gets a couple of armdrags and bars the arm, but Kazarian with a rolling cradle for 2, armdrags of his own, fireman’s carry takeover, and a leg lariat to finish the sequence. Kazarian with a side salto for 2, Kendrick maneuvered Kazarian to the floor and tried a dive, but Kazarian moved and Kendrick came down hard on his arm. Kazarian rolls him back in and covers for 2, then gets a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and a vertical suplex for 2. Kazarian with a dropkick for 2 and then gets a straitjacket sleeper, but Kendrick rolls out of it and they go to a forearm exchange in the middle of the ring until Kendrick wipes Kazarian out with a Yakuza kick and then hits a second rope dropkick for 2. Kendrick misses a moonsault, but lands on his feet and gets an enziguiri for 2. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread #2 but Kazarian blocks and turns it into a top rope neckbreaker for 2. Kazarian goes for Fade to Black but Kendrick holds the ropes and superkicks Kazarian, Kendrick goes for a frog splash but Kazarian moves and hits a Shining Wizard that sends Kendrick clear out to the floor. Kazarian goes after Kendrick and rolls him back in, and Kendrick gets a small package for 2, Kazarian gets a backslide for 2, Kendrick with a schoolboy rollup for 2, then they reverse one another with O’Connor rolls until Kendrick tumbles to the floor and suddenly the bell rings for the time limit.
Time Limit Draw
Kazarian is freaking out on the referee and Kendrick yells for five more minutes. Referee Earl Hebner puts on a headset to get instructions, then whispers something to Christy, who says that Eric Bischoff has granted this match another five minutes.
They exchange blows in the middle of the ring and knock each other out by going for simultaneous crossbody blocks and cracking heads. Abyss comes stalking out with the X Division Title belt, he goes to grab Kazarian but Kendrick jumps on his back. Abyss yanks him off and starts unloading on both guys, hitting Shock Treatment on Kendrick and then laying Kazarian out with a Black Hole Slam. Abyss grabs the title belt and tells us about some homespun wisdom about warfare from an ancient Chinese philosopher, and proclaims the X Division to be dead. Okay then, let’s call it…
AJ Styles comes out to the ring and says he hears Bully Ray was going to call him out, but nobody calls him out in his house. Bully Ray’s music hits, and he comes down the ramp with a mic and asks AJ if he called this his house. Ray says a building full of inbred rednecks sure does sound like his house. He tells AJ to wipe the smug look off his face because he and his girlfriend Daniels beat him and Dreamer in a streetfight, but he never beat Ray in a streetfight or piledrove him on his head. He beat Dreamer, and called him a terrible tag partner and a weak link, though not as bad as Devon. He repeats that AJ represents everything he hates about the modern pro wrestler because he’d rather go home and get on his laptop than do what Ray does and go to the strip club for a lap dance. Ray sees fear in AJ’s eyes, and he knows because he puts the fear of God into everybody, and if God was a bully, it’d be him. AJ says big words for a guy who changed his name to Bully Ray because he’s insecure about his penis size. A bunch of hot girls at ringside laugh at Bully Ray, and AJ says that despite what Ray sees in front of him: the fame, glory, and the Fortune (hand signal), he’s still the crazy redneck who looks for the biggest guy in the fight and knocks his head off because a bully’s like a balloon: pop him one time and he goes away forever. AJ challenges Ray to a Last Man Standing Match at Slammiversary so it’ll be one of them up and one down. Ray asks if he’s out of his mind asking for that kind of a match against him, and asks if he knows what he’s getting into. AJ gets right in his face and asks Ray if he has any idea what he’s getting himself into.
It’s main event time!
Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner vs Kurt Angle & Matt Morgan
Jeff sits Karen at ringside, but a crew of referees eject her from ringside before the match starts. Bell rings and we start with Angle and Steiner, but Angle tags out to Morgan so Steiner tags Jarrett. Morgan responds by tagging Angle, so Jarrett tags out to Steiner and bails to the floor. Steiner flexes at Angle and then powers him to the corner, but Angle ducks a shot and unloads on him, then this an overhead belly to belly for 2. Steiner tags out to Jarrett, but Angle hiptosses him as soon as he gets in the ring and unloads with European uppercuts in the corner. Angle with a clothesline and goes for the anklelock, but Jarrett kicks Angle off and right into his own corner. Morgan tags in and neckslams Jarrett into the top turnbuckle. Jarrett goes for the tag but Stiner hops off the apron, so Morgan tags in Angle as we go to a split screen to see that Hulk Hogan arrives backstage and looks at paperwork with Bischoff. Meanwhile, we go back to the match where Steiner is working Angle over in the corner and hits a big belly to belly suplex for 2. Jarrett tags in and goes for the Stroke, Angle reverses to the anklelock, but Jarrett rolls through and they wipe each other out with a double clothesline. Angle makes the hot tag and Morgan comes in and wipes both Jarrett and Steiner out with clotheslines and then hits a Cyclone Slam. Steiner nails Morgan from behind but takes a running clothesline in the corner and a side suplex for 2. Steiner goes for the overhead release suplex but Morgan boxes the ears and hits the biggest Michinoku Driver in history for 2. Angle and Jarrett brawl up the ramp and Angle gets the anklelock in the designated “someone’s going to take a big fall” position when Karen runs out of the back and grabs Kurt, and he chases the Jarretts to the back. By the time the cameraman gets to the back, Karen is laying at the bottom of the steps with Jeff attending to her. Meanwhile back in the ring, Steiner lowblows Morgan and pins him.
Winners: Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner
We go to the back where Kurt is yelling at Jarrett about Karen never needing to be there and how this is his fault, and the blood’s on his hands. Jeff yells back at Kurt and tells security to get him out of there as we go to commercial.
We’re back and see footage of Karen Jarrett being loaded into an ambulance during the break. Mike and Taz discuss the seriousness of the situation, then Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff come out to address the fans. Bischoff says if this is the last time they’re on national TV together, then he wants everyone to hear what he has to say. Bischoff has known Mick Foley for 19 years, and when he first met him in WCW when he was Cactus Jack and wasn’t good at much of anything other than cutting interviews, but in the ring he flat out sucked, and in fact built an entire career out of doing nothing but chasing people around with a sock on his hand, and how he was able to convince a Network that he has any kind of grasp of the wrestling business shows he’s good at nothing but talking. Eric Bischoff has achieved more in the worst week of his career than Foley will ever have in his. Now that he’s vented his spleen, he hands the papers to Hogan to make it official. Hogan asks Bischoff if he forgot who he is, because he’s Hogan’s partner and they’ve made history together. This piece of paper puts no feat in Hogan at all, and it’d judgment time. Hogan opens the letter, and the attorneys from Spike TV say that effective immediately upon receipt of the notification, they have exercised their option to terminate said position, but Hogan smiles and says that the position being terminated is Mick Foley’s. Bischoff gets a “Wait…REALLY???” look on his face and says this is the happiest day of his life and Hogan says “Mick Foley, you’re FIRED!” as we wrap up for the week.
2012 – Northeast Wrestling ran Newburgh, NY. Curtis Willard filed the following live report:
We are Live in the Newburgh Free Academy High School in Newburgh, NY and it’s time for N.E.W.’s Spring Slam VII!
We Open with a promo by a DJ from The Wolf 101.5 FM, a Country Station in NY apparently(I’m from CT, so), anyways he cuts a promo, but is interrupted by TNA’s Robbie E. Robbie lays into the DJ and does everything to sound like a Jersey Shore reject, you know like “Our You Serious Bro”..etc. Then the DJ gets back on the mic and says his good friend is here, and it’s “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash!
1st Match: Robbie E. VS. “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash
At First Nash is pounding Robbie from pillar to post, but Robbie gets the upper hand by working on Nash’s knees. Robbie works on the knees for a while, but then Nash comes back, hits his big boot, side slam and then hits the Jackknife power bomb, and then the entire crowd(me included) chanted “one more time” over and over, until Nash hits another Jackknife on Robbie E. and scores the pin!
Your Winner: “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash
Then special guests the Gorgeous Bella Twins! They come out and Nikki starts cutting a promo about how chiseled and hot Luke Robinson has gotten, but Brie takes offense to that and argues that Jerry “the king” Lawler is the better man. This brings out Luke Robinson who cuts a heel promo on how only one of the twins got the brains and the better genetics, this brings out the King to stick up for Brie. The King suggests that in the main event they would each have a Bella in their corner, Luke agrees and so later on the Bellas are in opposite corners.
2nd Match: #1 Contender’s Match for the N.E.W. Title: Former Champ: Matt Taven w/the hot Kasey Ray Vs. Hale Collins
Pretty even back and forth match, both men nailed super kicks on different occasions in the match, Taven hit a bunch of John Morrison spots, with the flying chuck, and actually hit the moonlight drive neckbreaker for the win, after Kasey Ray sprayed Collins in the face with hairspray!
Your Winner and NEW #1’s Contender: Matt Taven
3rd Match: NFA Graduate: Bill Carr vs. Jay Freddie
This was a miss match, as Carr was both taller and out weighed Freddie by about 80 lbs. Carr dominated the early part of the match with a lot of power moves, and then threw Freddie into the corner and stomped a mud hole on Freddie’s @$$. Freddie came back and showed a lot of heart, he hit a nice standing dropkick, and a spike DDT on Carr, then went for something off the top rope, but was caught in mid air and put into a side effect for the finish.
Your Winner: NFA Graduate: Bill Carr
4th Match: Five Man Elimination Match for the N.E.W. Title: Champ Brian Anthony VS Caleb Konley VS Cedric Alexander VS Adam Page VS Bull Dredd
This match was all kinds of crazy so here is the order of elimination… first eliminated Bull Dredd, next eliminated Adam Page, then Cedric Alexander was eliminated. So we were left with Caleb Konley and the champ Brian Anthony, Konley gets a few near falls, but in the end Brian Anthony wins with a top rope power slam.
Your winner and still N.E.W. Champion: Brian Anthony
After the match New #1 Contender to Anthony’s title, Matt Taven came out, and him and Caleb Konley double team Anthony and Bull Dredd comes back out and so there’s a triple team going on in the ring now. Adam Page and Cedric Alexander come back out to try and make the save, but are overwhelmed by the three heels, but Bill Carr comes back out and makes the save, which got a huge pop from the local crowd. Brian Anthony and the baby faces run off the heels, Taven is in the entrance way looking disgusted, and Brian Anthony asks for the mic. Brian Anthony says this feud between him and Taven has gone on for far too long, and become a blood feud, and so since Taven has earned another shot, Anthony says they should finish it August 4th at Wrestling Under the Stars, in a Falls Count Anywhere match, Taven nods to accept.
Intermission was next.
5th Match: Tommasso Ciampa VS Bobby Lashley
Lashley dominated most of this match, but Ciampa had some good offense and nailed Lashley with the devastating running knees in the corner, but only got a two. Ciampa goes for Project Ciampa but Lashley slips out and hits a spear, but Ciampa kicks out at two. Lashley then picks up Ciampa and hits a running power slam bulldog style for the pin and the win.
Your Winner: Bobby Lashley
Main Event: Tough Enough Runner-Up Luke Robinson w/Nikki Bella VS Jerry “the King” Lawler with Brie Bella
Luke cuts another heel promo, and shoves the mic into the ref, the ref asked the King if he wanted to retort but the King shook his head, and so there’s the bell. Luke acting very cocky dominates the match for a while, after pretty much every move he requested a kiss from Nikki Bella, he then got the King mad by slapping him across the face. King then hit a bunch of punches, and a wind up punch, then a drop kick of his own, and the King gets a kiss from Brie. The King hits the piledriver and lowers the strap, goes to the middle rope for the fist drop. but Luke moves out of the way, he then hit his finisher, but instead of going for the cover he begins choking the King. Brie then hops on the apron to complain to the ref about the choking Luke was doing, wondering if the ref knew how to count. This led to Luke stealing a tongue kiss from Brie, which Brie slaps Luke across the face and then Nikki mad about Luke kissing her sister turns on Luke and slaps him too, leading to a roll up and the pin for the King! The King gets a kiss from both Bellas and the crowd chanted “Uncle Jerry”! The King leaves with both Bellas!
Your Winner: Jerry “the King” Lawler
Really great show, went to the meet and greet and met The Bella Twins, and got a picture with both, they were smoking hot and very friendly! Also got to meet and take a picture with Kevin Nash, he was really nice, but very intimidating. Also got to shake Bobby Lashley’s hand in the stair well on the way to the school gym, he was really nice. Then at intermission got a picture with Robbie E., he was really nice and down to earth. Overall a great time and will be going back on August 4th for Wrestling Under the Stars featuring the N.E.W. Debut of Hulk Hogan, and a pretty stacked show!
2012 – Ohio Valley Wrestling held a Super Saturday live event at the Davis Arena in Louisville, Kentucky. Trent Van Drisse filed the following live report:
Here’s the report for the June 2nd Saturday Night Special presented by Ohio Valley Wrestling. This show featured title changes in three of the four title matches tonight, and a whipping in the main event. It was a good night to be a babyface here for the most part. “Nightmare” Ken Wayne was revealed as one of the long secret OVW Board of Directors members at the most recent Wednesday night TV taping, where Wayne made most of the matches on this show, while the heelish “Talent Arbitrator” of OVW, Josette Bynum, could only stand by and watch.
Dean Hill, Gilbert Corsey, and Kenny Bolin were the announcers for the upcoming DVD release of this show. Brittany DeVore and Terry Boddie were the ring announcers. The attendance was around 175, and they were pretty lively for most of the night.
There were notices on all of the chairs in the Davis arena tonight that OVW has lost their sponsorship with Papa John’s pizza, and they were very sad about it. The notices urged fans to e-mail folks high up at Papa John’s to get the sponsorship back, and they passed around petitions during intermission for people to sign to show to Papa John’s that the fans want them back here.
On Sunday June 3rd, starting at 1:30 PM sharp, crowd scenes will be filmed for a non-wrestling themed movie at the Davis arena that anyone can be a part of. Dean Hill has a part in the movie.
The show started with a video package of several recent events in OVW, while dramatic music played, and sound effects were added to some of the big moves hit at key times in matches. It then went to a run down of the card tonight in picture format.
1. Tony Gunn beat Raphael Constantine w/Cinnamon Twist by submission
Constantine stole Gunn’s beloved stuffed bear named “Ralphie” recently, so this match was for possession of Ralphie. Constantine claims the bear is actually named “Raffie” after him. Cinnamon Twist was dressed like a Greek Goddess tonight. Constantine and Cinnamon had a bag with them, that allegedly contained Ralphie, and it hung from the ringpost during this match. Gunn with an airplane spin on Constantine early on. Gunn controlled most of this match, and won the match by submission with his bear hug finisher. Of course huh?
Tony Gunn grabbed the bag after the match and opened it, but it didn’t contain Ralphie the stuffed bear, instead it contained garbage. Meanwhile on the floor, Constantine and Cinnamon Twist produced Ralphie, snuck into the ring, and clocked Gunn with Ralphie from behind, which knocked him silly. Constantine pulled the head off Ralphie, revealing the bear had been stuffed with a brick, and that has happened before here. “Marksman” Nick Dumeyer came out to assist a loopy Tony Gunn.
2. Ted McNaler, Elvis Pridemore, Sean Conway & Arik Kristopher beat Ricky Chevy, Chase King, LaMarcus Clinton & ??? in an 8 man tag
This is the standard slapped together multi-man tag OVW does on every Saturday Night Special it seems. Sean Conway is the nephew of “Ironman” Rob Conway, but unlike his Uncle, he has no body at all. Conway ended up taking the heat. The good guys won when Ted McNaler pinned the guy who’s name I didn’t catch here with a spear.
After the match the masked American Assassin again came out wearing a suit, and took all of the heels out with clotheslines, except for Ricky Chevy, who bailed out before Assassin could get him.
3. Jason Wayne beat Chris Silvio w/Mo Green by count out
This was one of many matches made for tonight by Ken Wayne this past Wednesday’s TV. This one got off to a fast start by both guys. Silvio with a big round house kick to the head of Jason Wayne. Wayne roughed up Mo Green on the floor. Silvio used the ref to unwittingly help flip him over the top rope to Wayne on the floor, and then gave Wayne a ‘Rana on the floor. Wayne though threw Silvio into the ringpost on the floor, and then scurried into the ring to beat Silvio by count out. This match was very short, but action packed while it lasted.
4. Epiphany w/Randy Royal beat Taeler Hendrix w/Dylan Bostic to win the OVW Womens title
Hendrix was bombarded with chants of “Prostatot” soon as she appeared. It was Randy Royal who first called her that here several weeks ago. Epiphany wore a red outfit here, with black fish net stockings. Hendrix wore a skirt too short to even qualify as a mini-skirt. Hendrix and Bostic were donning matching “Barbie & Ken” t-shirts tonight. In an added stipulation that was never mentioned on any TV’s leading up to this, Randy Royal was handcuffed to Dylan Bostic at ringside during this one. All Epiphany early on, but Bostic used the chain of the handcuffs to pull Royal into the ringpost, and then took the key away from Royal to free himself. He shouldn’t have bothered though because Epiphany slugged Bostic when he entered the ring. Royal then threw Bostic into the ringpost on the floor. Meanwhile in the ring, Epiphany gave Hendrix a sloppy twisting suplex to win the match, and the OVW Womens title. This ended a long title reign by Taeler Hendrix, who won the Womens title last year on November 12th.
5. Jamin Olivencia beat Mohamad Ali Vaez w/Josette Bynum to win the OVW TV title
Jamin Olivencia wasn’t supposed to get another shot at Vaez for the TV title here, but he became a masked man here for a few weeks, calling himself “Chito Martinez” to fool Vaez into giving him another shot. Everyone knew Martinez was Olivencia except Vaez, and maybe Kenny Bolin. Chris Sharpe, who recently turned heel ref to associate himself with Josette Bynum and the “Family”, was the referee here. Sharpe now comically dresses differently than the other refs here, and has a thin beard. Scary huh? Match opened fast with both guys nailing each other with big forearms to the head. Vaez broke out several moves he usually doesn’t use such as a DDT, and a second rope superplex. Olivencia with a top rope dropkick. Vaez with a swinging neckbreaker while Olivencia was laying between the middle and top rope. Olivencia with a big Northern lights suplex. These guys know each other very well, so Olivencia went for Vaez’ running neckbreaker finisher on him, but Vaez grabbed the top rope to block it. Vaez then mocked Olivencia by using his mannerisms. Olivencia hit his “O drop” clamping DDT finisher to beat Vaez, and win the OVW TV title. Chris Sharpe didn’t want to make the three count, or hand Olivencia the belt, but he did both because he knew OVW BOD member Ken Wayne would hear about it if he didn’t. The crowd was loud for this one, and there was no masking the fact that this was a good match.
6. Shiloh Jonze & Raul Lamotta beat Jessie Godderz & Rudy Switchblade w/Josette Bynum to win the OVW Southern tag team titles
Raul Lamotta had two toned hair color. All Jonze and Lamotta early on, until Godderz and Switchblade gave Lamotta a double team low blow. Josette Bynum had all kinds of fun this match jawing back and forth with a little kid on the front row. It was neat to watch. Jonze came in running wild, and went for his top rope flying forearm finisher on Godderz, but Switchblade pushed Godderz out of harms way, and took the blow himself. Godderz then gave Jonze an enziguri. Godderz and Switchblade went for a double team finisher on Jonze, but Lamotta yanked Switchblade out of the ring, and Jonze pinned Godderz with a sunset flip to win the tag titles for he and Lamotta. Both Jonze and Lamotta have been tag team champions in OVW before, but this was their first time as champions as partners. The crowd was loud for this match, and popped big for the title change. Three matches in a row here with title changes, all wins by babyfaces, and all got big pops, which it surprised me the crowd would stay so hot for three title changes in a row, but they did. In fact, this may have been the hottest the crowd was all night.
Dean Hill came to the floor and put over the little kid that was charmingly arguing with Josette Bynum all match, who we found out was a 5 year old named Brandon. Hill credited Brandon with being such a distraction to Bynum that he helped Jonze and Lamotta win the tag titles. I would argue that the peek-a-boo corset Bynum wore on this night was a distraction to all of the males in attendance.
7. Paredyse beat Brandon Espinosa w/Chris in an I quit match
In one of the strangest stipulations in the history of wrestling, on Wednesday night Ken Wayne ordered this be an “I quit” match, and if Paredyse loses he must leave wrestling, but if Espinosa loses, he must admit he’s Gay, or say he’s John Travolta is how Ken Wayne worded it. Paredyse has been trying to get Espinosa to admit he’s Gay for months here, and has provided much evidence to support that allegation. Paredyse pounding on Espinosa to start this match. Paredyse sent Espinosa into the guard rail a few times on the floor. Espinosa later returned the favor, after Chris ran a distraction. Paredyse with a Boston crab in mid ring. Paredyse and Espinosa both went for submission attempts. Paredyse dumped Espinosa on his head with a suplex to break free. The ref had a mic with him to ask the combatants if they wanted to quit, and Paredyse was cutting almost Shakespearean like promos while in submission holds on how he’ll never quit. Came off sort of weird I thought. Both guys trading punches in mid ring. Paredyse had Espinosa tapping out to a submission hold, but Chris got up on the apron to distract the ref from seeing it. Paredyse went to kiss Chris on the apron, and then moved as Espinosa crashed into Chris. Espinosa came back with a big kick to the head of Paredyse. Espinosa tied Paredyse in the tree of woe, but then clumsily charged the corner, and Paredyse somehow caught Espinosa in a Boston Crab while he was hanging over the top rope. Espinosa couldn’t break out of it, and shouted “I’m Gay” into the mic to give the win to Paredyse.
The postmatch saw Paredyse shake hands with, and then hugged Espinosa, and told him to never be ashamed of who he is. Wow, I guess this could be called the “Blow off” of this feud huh??
8. Rob Terry w/Josette Bynum beat “Smooth” Johnny Spade by DQ to retain the OVW heavyweight title
Terry beat Spade at the May Saturday Night Special to win the OVW title. Chris Sharpe was the ref here. Spade hit a running knee on Terry in the corner early. Spade sent Terry over the top rope, and beat on him on the floor, with Terry favoring his left knee. Terry hit his left arm on the ringpost when Spade ducked him, but Terry then ran Spade back first into the ringpost on the floor. Terry took control of the match in the ring, but Spade came back and hit a Swanton, and then many punches and kicks on Terry, but this was all just making Rob Terry angry. Terry powered Spade up from the mat and powerslammed him. Terry went for a vertical suplex on Spade, but Spade fought out of with knees to the head, and then went for a superkick, but heel referee Chris Sharpe ran himself into the tree trunk like arm of Rob Terry to make himself take a ref bump. Wow, that was different. Spade hung Sharpe in the corner, and was going to superkick him, but “The Family” ran in and attacked Spade. Cliff Compton then ran in to make the save for Spade. Chris Sharpe finally called for the bell, disqualifying Spade for Compton’s run in. This was a terrible night for Josette Bynum and “The Family”, but they held on to the OVW heavyweight title, at least for now. Chris Sharpe should get called on the carpet by Ken Wayne for his cheap, but creative, stunts in this bout.
9. James “Moose” Thomas, Michael Hayes, and Mickie McMichael beat Joe Coleman, Jack Black, and Christopher “The Prince” Bolin
It could easily be argued this shouldn’t have been the main event, but with Michael Hayes and Mickie McMichael around, it was. Mickie is legit autistic, and is the former abused personal assistant of Prince Bolin. Now he’s with his buddies Moose and Michael Hayes. This match looked like the land of misfit toys to me. Joe Coleman got worked over by Moose and Hayes early on here, but Coleman came back and yanked Mickie off the ring apron when he wasn’t looking. Michael Hayes then took the heat for awhile. Moose finally came in running wild, and bodyslammed the much thinner, but still large, Jack Black. Moose beat the crap out of Coleman with power moves. It finally came down to Mickie and Prince Bolin in the ring, while time stood still, and confusion abounded. Mickie finally gave Bolin a stunner for the win, which got a very large pop.
The pre-match stips here were BS 2.0 member Rocco Bellagio was banned from the building, and if BS 2.0 loses, Prince Bolin has to take ten lashes. Bolin tried to get away after the match, but the OVW babyfaces, led by Cliff Compton, came out and made sure that didn’t happen. The flabby Prince Bolin had his shirt ripped off, and Mickie then ripped Bolin’s belt off his pants, and Mickie gave Bolin ten lashes. Most hit the same spot, and Bolin’s back was red, and welting up immediately. There was then much rejoicing for Mickie’s triumphant moment, with many chants for Mickie, and OVW chants, while Mickie was held up on the shoulders of the babyfaces in celebration. Only in wrestling huh? Personally, I could have done just fine without this match, but I liked the show overall, with again a hot crowd helping it out a lot. Send any feedback to [email protected]
2012 – CHIKARA held their CHIKARAsaurus Rex II iPPV. Richard Trionfo filed the following report:
CHIKARA’s Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur from the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Your announcers are Bryce Remsburg and Leonard Chikarason
Before the match starts, the announcers mention that Fire Ant is out of the ten man tag match tonight due to an attack during the pre show.
Match Number One: Ultramantis Black versus Ophidian to determine the Most Devious Entity in CHIKARA
Ophidian pushes Ultramantis and then they exchange forearms but Ophidian with chops. Ultramantis sends Ophidian into the turnbuckles and he chops Ophidian in the corner. Ultramantis stomps on the wrist and hits a DDT for a near fall. Ophidian escapes a slam and he rakes the black. Ultramantis with a slam for a near fall.
Ultramantis with a back senton followed by a butterfly suplex. Ophidian goes to the floor but Ultramantis goes after him. Ultramantis sends Ophidian into the guardrails. Ophidian with chops to Ultramantis. Ophidian with an uppercut followed by a bulldog through the ropes and it hits Ultramantis in the throat. Ophidian with a leg drop from the apron and he punches and chokes Ultramantis.
Ophdian chops and kicks Ultramantis. Ophidian chokes Ultramantis with his sash and the referee warns him. Ophidian with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Ophidian with a chop in the corner and then he charges into the corner and hits a splash. Ophidian with punches and he chokes Ultramantis. Ophidian goes into the corner again but Ultramantis with snake eyes into the turnbuckle.
Ophidian with forearms to Ultramantis. Ophidian with an elbow to the chest and then he stretches Ultramantis and bridges to the mat. Ophidian goes up top but he takes too long and Ultramantis hits the ropes and crotches Ophidian. Ultramantis with a butterfly superplex and both men are down.
They both get up at the same time and Ultramantis with chops and a Mongolian chop but Ophidian blocks a second one. He misses an enzuigiri. Ultramantis with an Ocean Cyclone for a near fall. Ultramantis signals for the Praying Mantis Bomb but Ophidian blocks it. Ultramantis with a Michinoku Driver but he can only get a near fall.
Ophidian drops Ultramantis on the top rope and Ophidian goes up top and hits a double knee to the chest and gets a near fall. Ophidian goes up top and hits the double knee drop for a second time but only gets a two count. Ophidian misses a running knee into the corner and Ultramantis with a rollup for a near fall.
Ophidian with knees to Ultramantis and then Ophidian with a kick to the back of the head. Ophidian with a Cobra Clutch and he floats over for a bridge to add extra pressure to the neck. Ultramantis is able to escape. Ophidian slithers to the floor and he goes under the ring. He takes Ultramantis’ staff and brings it into the ring. Ophidian spits red mist in Ultramantis’ face but Ophidian can only get a two count. Ultramantis with the Praying Mantis Bomb for the three count.
Winner: Ultramantis Black
This was a good opener. The crowd was really behind Ultramantis. Ophidian has a different look from when I saw him work before.
Match Number Two: Mixed Martial Archie and Colt Cabana versus The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti) in a Loser Leaves Town Match
Sugar Dunkerton has joined the announce team for this match.
Mark and Archie start things off and he misses a punch. Mark goes to the floor. Colt gives Archie some advice after Dasher tags in. Archie with a kick to the leg. Dasher blocks a kick and hits a single leg takedown. Dasher with slap and arm drag followed by a chop. Archie with a triangle choke and Dasher tries to get him off the mat. Dasher gets to the ropes.
Colt tags in and he gets a rollup. Dasher with an Irish whip and Cabana with a rollup for a near fall. Cabana with a side head lock and hammer lock. Archie tags back in and he comes off the turnbuckles and he takes Dasher down for some ground and pound. Archie goes after Mark on the apron and the floor and he punches Mark around the ringside area.
They fight onto the stage and Archie with punches and kicks but Mark with a knee. Archie with punches and kicks. Mark with a spinebuster on the ramp and he stands over Archie. Cabana punches Mark and sends him through the ropes and back into the ring. Cabana with a springboard moonsault onto Mark and Dasher. Colt with punches and then he goes flip flopping and flying with Bionic Elbows to both men.
Colt with Irish whips to both men into the corner and Colt misses the flying Apple and Dasher and Mark hit a high/low combination to get a near fall. Mark tags back in and he punches Cabana and connects with a shoulder in the corner. Mark with a rollup for a near fall. Mark with a rear chin lock but Cabana kicks Mark away. Colt misses a splash into the corner and Mark with a rollup for a near fall.
Dasher tags back in and he hip tosses Cabana and then hits a leg drop for a near fall. Dasher with a splash to the back and then he goes for a surfboard and he puts his boot in Cabana’s back to add more pressure. Mark with a bulldog and he gets a near fall.
Cabana with a chop to Mark. Mark with a knee to the back and he gets a near fall. Mark with a knee drop to the head and Dasher tags in. Dasher with a shot to the midsection and punches. Cabana with a chop. Mark with a shoulder tackle to Cabana for a near fall.
Mark with a front face lock and Dasher tags back in. They Irish whip Cabana into the turnbuckles and Dasher with a charge. Cabana trips Dasher on his way to first but Mark makes the tag and he hits the running shoulder tackle into the corner. Mark does a back flip and that cockiness results in a clothesline from Cabana.
Cabana goes to his corner but Archie is still away from the ring. Cabana with chops to Dasher and Mark. Mark and Dasher hit a wheelbarrow stunner and then Dasher gets a near fall. Dasher with an elbow in the corner. Mark with a back flip and he hits a running shoulder into the corner. Mark with a chop but Colt with a punch.
Colt punches Dasher on the apron and then Colt goes to the turnbuckles and he goes for a superplex on Dasher but Mark knocks Colt and Dasher off the turnbuckles and both men go to the floor.
On commentary, Sugar and Leonard wonder why Mark did what he did to his own tag team partner. The fans chant for Archie to return to the ring.
The referee makes the twenty count on Cabana and the band is back because Archibald Peck is back.
Mark freaks out while Archie marches to the ring. Peck is tagged in and he hits a flying shoulder and he punches Mark. Mark with an Irish whip but Peck with a drop toe hold into the corner. Peck with a running back elbow into the corner and then he hits a power slam for a near fall.
Peck goes up top but Veronica makes her way onto the stage. Peck comes off the turnbuckles and Mark with a cutter but Peck kicks out at two. Mark sets for the charge into the corner but Cabana with the Flying Apple and he puts Mark in the Billy Goat’s Curse but Dasher with a punch to Cabana.
Dasher with a baseball slide and he sends Cabana into the crowd.
Veronica comes into the ring and she stands between Mark and Peck. She drops her baton in the ring and they stare each other down. They look at the baton and both go for it. They have a tug of war over it and Dasher takes it from both of them.
Mark hits Peck with his helmet and then Dasher with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: The Throwbacks (Archibald Peck Must Leave Town)
After the match, Veronica stands between Peck and Mark. She chooses Mark and kisses him. Peck leaves the ring and Chiakra.
Entertaining match. Good performances from all four men. I liked the way that they transitioned MMArchie into Archibald Peck. Sugar Dunkerton added to the commentary since he has tagged with Dasher and could add to the situation. They really played up the ‘old school’ nature of Dasher’s character.
We have a video package for Icarus about his match with Gran Akuma.
Match Number Three: Gran Akuma versus Icarus in a Ladder Match with Guest Referee Greg Iron
Akuma runs Icarus into the turnbuckles when Icarus tries to take off his jacket. Akuma with a snap mare and kick to the back. Akuma chokes Icarus with his jacket and snap mares him. Akuma with a running elbow into the corner and then he hits a forearm to the back. Akuma goes for the ladder on the stage and brings it into the ring.
Akuma chops Icarus in the back and then he puts the ladder against Icarus’ chest. Icarus picks up the ladder and he sends it into Akuma’s face. Icarus with a suplex and he rolls through and hits a drop kick to Akuma.
Icarus chokes Akuma in the corner and follows with a snap mare and kick. The referee counts and Icarus wants to know why Greg made the count. Icarus chokes Akuma in the ropes. Icarus with a splash to the back and Icarus goes to the floor.
Icarus with a ladder to the midsection and to the back. Icarus puts the ladder on Akuma’s back and Icarus goes to the apron for a slingshot senton onto the ladder. Icarus slams Akuma on the ladder and hits a leg drop to the throat on the ladder. Icarus drops the ladder on Akuma’s back.
Icarus sends Akuma into the turnbuckles and then he puts Akuma on the top turnbuckle and puts the ladder against the turnbuckles and he hits a drop kick into the ladder. The ladder hits the turnbuckles and bounces onto Icarus. The crowd chants ‘Thank You Ladder’. Icarus tries to send Akuma into the ladder but Akuma blocks it. Akuma with chops.
Icarus tries for a Shiranui but Akuma blocks it and hits a gutbuster. Akuma with a power bomb into the ladder and both men are down. Akuma takes the ladder and sets it up to climb for the contract. Akuma climbs the ladder but Icarus with a deadlift German suplex and both men are down.
Icarus climbs the ladder but Akuma gets up and he grabs Icarus’ leg. Icarus with a rana and spear and Akuma holds his ribs. Icarus takes the ladder down and puts the ladder in the corner. Icarus with a reverse atomic drop. Akuma blocks a drop kick and he slingshots Icarus into the ladder. Akuma with a German suplex and he leaves the ring and he goes to the back.
Akuma brings a bigger ladder out from the back. Icarus with a leg drop onto the ladder that was hanging over the middle rope and the ladder hits Akuma in the face. Akuma makes it back into the ring and Icarus puts the larger ladder in the corner. Icarus with a running Death Valley Driver into the ladder and the ladder falls on Icarus. The crowd chants for the ladder again.
Icarus sets up the larger ladder in the center of the ring and he slowly makes his way up the ladder. Akuma pulls the ladder down and Icarus falls to the mat and Icarus goes to the floor. Akuma puts the ladder in his head and Akuma goes for a Funk spin. Akuma with a Death Valley Driver onto the ladder.
Akuma sets up the ladder again and he climbs it while the crowd wants Akuma to be careful. Akuma with a frog splash from the top of the ladder.
From out of nowhere, Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano attack Greg Iron and then they bring a table into the ring. Taylor and Gargano set up the table with Icarus. Taylor and Gargano put Akuma on the table while Icarus climbs the ladder. Iron comes back with a chain and Taylor and Gargano leave the ring.
Akuma climbs the ladder and hits a power bomb through the table and Icarus is down. Akuma climbs the ladder and he gets contract.
Winner: Gran Akuma
The crowd interaction and the announcers made what was a good match into a better match. There were some crazy spots during the match. Chikarason and Remsburg did a great job talking about the damage that Icarus was doing to himself as well as Akuma. I liked that Akuma did the Terry Funk spinning spot with the ladder. The interference by Taylor and Gargano did not take away from the match because of the history that they have with Akuma.
Match Number Four: Sara Del Rey and Saturyne versus The Batiri (Kodama, Obariyon, and Kobald)
Del Rey with a boot to Kobald and then Saturyne hits a cross body on Obariyon and Kobald. Saturyne with a splash onto Kobald and then Del Ray with a cannonball to Kobald. Del Rey and Saturyne with stereo sunset flips for near falls.
Saturyne and Del Rey double team Kobald and Del Rey with a head butt. Saturyne is tripped from the floor and then all three attack Del Rey. Kobald with a spear to Del Rey and Kobald with a near fall. Kobald chokes Del Rey. Batiri chokes Del Rey in the ropes. Obariyon with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall on Del Rey.
Obariyon with a forearm and he sends Del Rey into the turnbuckles. Kodama tags in and Kobald bites Sara in the midsection. Kodama chokes Del Rey in the ropes. Kodama punches Del Rey. Kobald tags in and he kicks Del Rey in the midsection and follows with a snap mare and hits an elbow drop. Kobald with a springboard splash and gets a near fall.
Kobald chokes Del Rey but Del Rey tries to fight out of the corner. Del Rey takes care of Kodama and Obariyon on the apron and Kobald misses a shoulder into the corner and hits the ring post. Del Rey goes to the apron and Sara hits a cannonball onto the floor.
Saturyne with a springboard cross body onto all three men.
Delirious makes his way to ringside while Del Rey kicks Obariyon in the chest. Obariyon with a drop toe hold and Kodama with a knee. Delirious forces the Batiri to leave the ring while Kobald sends Saturyne onto the ropes. Saturyne with a bulldog for a near fall and Kodama and Obariyon break up the cover.
Obariyon sends Kodama into Saturyne and then they hit drop kicks into the corner on Saturyne. Kodama gets a near fall. Kodama tells Obariyon to go up top but Del Rey with a German suplex to Kodama. Del Rey kicks Obariyon on the turnbuckles. Del Rey sets for a superplex but Obariyon licks Del Rey’s face but Del Rey with a kick to the midsection followed by kicks to the back of the head.
Del Rey gets a two count. Saturyne stops Kobald. Del Rey sets for the Royal Butterlfy and Delirious with a choke slam to Saturyne. Delirious with a drop toe hold to Del Rey and he hits a Panic Attack on Del Rey.
The referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Sara Del Rey and Saturyne by disqualification
After the match Delirious kisses all three men of the Batiri on the forehead and he leaves the ring.
Solid performances by Del Rey and Saturyne. This is a type of match you are not going to see in WWE or TNA with the women having such a strong showing against male opponents. I was impressed with Saturyne’s performance since this was the first time that I have seen her work. Del Rey is one of the best wrestlers in the world. I was not expecting to see Delirious make an appearance but it did not take away from the match. It seemed like the fans were a bit disappointed at the disqualification and I was a little disappointed myself.
It is time for intermission.
So far, I would say that this show is worth buying the replay. The crowd has been hot throughout the first half, the commentary has been very good (with a few moments that even had me thinking that they were getting a little vague on reference [but not taking away from the work that Leonard Chikarason, Bryce Remsburg, and Sugar Dunkerton have done]), you had a good mix of matches with some comedy in the tag match, a ladder match that might have been worth the price of the show by itself, and proof that Sara Del Rey is an amazing talent who more people need to see.
We are back from intermission and Bryce Remsburg has moved from the announce table to his position in the ring as senior referee.
Ultramantis Black has joined Leonard Chikarason at the announce table.
Match Number Five: Hallowicked versus Tim Donst in a Mask versus Hair Match
The two men touch Young Lions Cup trophies.
Hallowicked with forearms to Donst followed by elbows. Donst misses a clothesline and Hallowicked with a rana and forearm into the corner. Hallowicked with a running boot to the back of the head. Hallowicked with a pescado onto Donst.
They return to the ring and Hallowicked with shoulders in the corner. Hallowicked tries for a snap mare off the turnbuckles but Donst blocks Hallowicked’s view and hits an STO. Donst with forearms across the eyes followed by an Irish whip and clothesline. Donst slams Hallowicked’s head into the mat. Hallowicked with chops to Donst.
Donst with a snap mare and he applies a rear chin lock and he adds a body scissors to limit Hallowicked’s movement. Donst sends Hallowicked to the floor and Donst with a suicide dive onto Hallowicked. Donst sends Hallowicked into the apron.
Donst with an elbow to the back of the head while he has Hallowicked choked on the rope. Donst with elbows and then he goes for Hallowicked’s nipples. Donst brings Hallowicked back into the ring and hits a bulldog. Donst with a gator roll but Hallowicked with a sit out power bomb.
Donst with a forearm but Hallowicked returns fire. They exchange forearms and the crowd shows who they are behind. Hallowicked gains the advantage and hits a running kick to the head. Hallowicked with a snap mare from the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Hallowicked with Go To Sleepy Hollow with but he can only get a near fall. Donst with From Donst Til Dawn but Hallowicked gets to the ropes. They go to the apron and Donst tries for a German suplex to the floor but Hallowicked holds on to the ropes. Donst goes to the floor and Hallowicked with a suicide dive but Donst is up first.
Donst takes both Young Lions Cups and stands in the center of the ring with them. He puts them down and he hits Hallowicked in the back of the head. Hallowicked hits a flapjack on the ramp and Hallowicked returns to the ring.
Hallowicked brings Donst into the ring because he does not want a count out win. Donst with a power bomb to counter an enzuigiri but the referee sees Donst using the ropes and stops the count. Hallowicked with forearms but Donst with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex into the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Donst runs his forearm across Hallowicked’s face and then he puts Hallowicked on the top turnbuckle. Hallowicked with forearms and a head butt as he tries to avoid a superplex. Hallowicked with a sit out power bomb from the turnbuckles but he can only get a near fall. Hallowicked with an Irish whip and Donst pulls the referee into the way and Hallowicked with an enzuigiri that hits the referee.
Hallowicked applies the Chikara Special and Donst taps out but the referee was out cold. Hallowicked helps the referee and Donst grabs a chair. Hallowicked picks up Donst’s Young Lions Cup and Donst drops the chair. Hallowicked tosses Donst the cup and Hallowicked with a boot to the head but the referee’s condition allows Donst to kick out.
Hallowicked continues to help the referee and Donst with a low kick and he gets the shoe lace and he chokes Hallowicked. The referee checks on Hallowicked and he is out after three arm drops.
Winner: Tim Donst
After the match, the referee raises Donst’s hand and the shoe lace drops from Donst’s hand. The referee announces that the match is being restarted.
Hallowicked with a boot to the head and he applies Donst Til Dawn and Donst taps out.
After the match, Hallowicked gets the scissors and starts to cut his hair. Donst starts to cry and then Hallowicked gets the clippers.
Hallowicked gives Donst back his Young Lions Cup but Donst throws it down when he leaves the ring.
I thought this match was okay. The ref bump set up the finish with Donst able to kick out before choking out Hallowicked. The announcers told a good story of why Donst would act the way he did. I did not think they would unmask Hallowicked and they found a way for Donst to get his head shaved. With any restart, I wish it would be more than two or three moves before the person who was wronged gets his revenge.
Match Number Six: The Colony, Eddie Kingston, and Jigsaw versus GEKIDO (The Shard, 17, Assailant, Combatant, and Deviant with Derek Sabato)
Things start off with a brawl around the ring. The Colony, Kingston, and Jigsaw are in control. 17 and Jigsaw battle in the ring and Jigsaw with punches in the corner but 17 pushes him off. Mike Quackenbush comes out and hits a springboard drop kick and he is the fifth man in the match to replace Fire Ant. Quackenbush with a palm strike to Sabato. Quackenbush with a plancha onto GEKIDO.
All ten men continue to battle in the ring. Soldier Ant and Combatant are in the ring as the match officially starts. Soldier Ant with clotheslines. Soldier Ant is tripped and Shard hits a splash onto Soldier Ant.
Shard sends Soldier Ant into the corner and Assailant tags in and hits a suplex. Combatant comes back in and he connects with a knee and hits a belly-to-back suplex and gets a near fall. Deviant tags in and applies a snap mare. He goes for the mask but Jigsaw and Green Ant try to break things up.
Assailant with a slam to Soldier Ant and he hits a leaping leg drop. 17 tags in and connects with a forearm but he tags in Deviant. He keeps Soldier Ant from getting to the corner. Deviant with a round kick and then he applies an abdominal stretch while trying to go after the mask. Soldier Ant returns the favor and then all ten men get into the ring.
17 with kicks to Soldier Ant followed by a side Russian leg sweep and he goes for the mask. Jigsaw kicks 17 and returns to the apron. Combatant tags back in and hits a European uppercut. Soldier Ant is tripped again and Shard tries for a cross body but gets his knees up. Kingston comes when Soldier goes to the floor.
Shard with a kick to Kingston but Kingston with a belly-to-back suplex. Assailant with a back elbow but Green Ant with a clothesline. Combatant with a TKO for a near fall. Deviant with a flying boot to Soldier Ante. Quackenbush with a sunset flip to 17. Jigsaw with a Burning Hammer.
Kingston with a belly-to-back suplex and then Assailant hits a Death Valley Driver on Kingston for a near fall. Jigsaw with an elbow to Combatant followed by a double stomp to Assailant.
Jigsaw points to the balcony and Green Ant with a cross body onto GEKIDO. 17 with a rollup on Jigsaw and he applies a Crossface on Jigsaw. Soldier Ant breaks it up. Everyone gets back into the ring and we see Kingston and Jigsaw hit brainbusters while Soldier Ant is put into the turnbuckles and they try to take off his mask. Quackenbush and Green Ant make the save.
Assailant gets hit with a belly-to-back suplex. Quackenbush puts Jigsaw on his shoulder and they set for the Antapult on 17 and Soldier Ant hits it. Soldier Ant with the Chikara Special and 17 taps out.
Winners: Mike Quackenbush, Eddie Kingston, Soldier Ant, Green Ant, and Jigsaw
If you want to see the type of match that separates Chikara from other companies, this is the one to watch. There were a lot of crazy spots. With the number of masked wrestlers, there could have been some confusion for those unfamiliar with the company. Adding Quackenbush to the match added to the ‘stopping the outsiders’ angle. The dive by Green Ant was crazy.
Match Number Seven: FIST (Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano) versus The Young Bucks in a Two Out of Three Falls Match for the Campeonatos de Parejas
Fall Number One
Gargano and Matt start things off. Johnny with a face wash and Matt with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Johnny with a side head lock but he slides to the floor. Matt with a baseball slide and Taylor and Nick enter the match. Taylor flips over Nick and then hits an overhead belly-to-belly throw.
Taylor with kicks to Nick’s midsection. Taylor sends Nick to the apron and Nick flips in and hits a drop kick. Nick with a drop kick while Matt applies a head scissors. Nick with kicks to Taylor and he sends him into the turnbuckles. Nick works on the arm and shoulder. Matt tags in and he goes up top and works on the arm with a double sledge from the turnbuckles.
Nick tags back in and hits a double boot to the arm. Matt tags in and applies a back rake. Matt with a suplex and Nick with a slingshot sendont. Matt with a suplex and Nick with a back senton for a near fall and Matt gets a near fall.
Gargano tags in and he punches Matt. Nick tags in and he this a sunset flip from the apron followed by a back heel kick and he hits a butterfly back breaker and Matt with a neck breaker that sends Gargano onto Nick’s back.
Nick works on the head and ears to affect Gargano’s equilibrium. Matt tags back in and hits a double sledge to the back and then to the midsection. Matt blows a kiss to Chuck and then he chokes Gargano with his boot. Matt with a suplex and Nick goes for the slingshot senton but Gargano gets his knees up.
Gargano with a kick to the head of Matt and Taylor tags in. Taylor with a drop kick to Matt. Gargano tags back in and he connects with a double sledge to the back. They hit a double back elbow and then they dance followed by kicks to Matt. Taylor chokes Matt with his own shirt. Chuck sends Matt into Gargano’s boots.
Gargano tags back in and he kicks Matt in the head. Gargano with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Taylor tags in and hits a double sledge to the back from the turnbuckles. Matt with forearms to Taylor and Gargano but Taylor stop shim and Taylor with a superkick and Gargano with a lungblower but Matt kicks out. Nick is knocked off the apron.
Matt sends Taylor into Gargano and Matt gets the three count with a rollup.
Young Bucks win Fall Number One
Fall Number Two
Nick with a springboard cross body and then he hits running clotheslines into the corner and follows that with a bulldog and clothesline combination. Nick with kicks to Gargano followed by a snap mare and drop kick for a near fall.
Matt tosses Nick his shirt and he chokes Gargano with it. Nick with a punch to Gargano and kicks him in the hamstring. Nick chokes Gargano in the ropes and then Matt does the same while Nick distracts the referee.
Gargano with punches but Nick with a jawbreaker. Nick chokes Gargano in the corner and Matt chokes him as well while Nick has the referee out of position. Matt tags back in and he connects with a forearm to the back. Matt with an abdominal stretch on Gargano but Gargano with a hip toss to escape. Nick trips Gargano and kicks him in the head. Matt gets a near fall.
Nick tags in and they Irish whip Gargano into the corner. Gargano avoids the enzuigiri from the apron and Nick kicks Matt. Gargano tries to cross the ring to make the tag and Gargano with a Flatline and DDT combination on the Bucks.
Taylor gets tagged in and he hits a springboard drop kick to Nick and then Matt goes to the floor. Taylor with a flip dive onto the Bucks. Taylor rolls Matt into the ring but Nick holds Taylor. Taylor with a rollup and a handful of tights to get the three count.
FIST win the Second Fall
Fall Number Three
Matt kicks Taylor and Nick chokes him too. Nick with punches to Taylor and then Taylor and Gargano avoid each other. Gargano with a spear to Matt and then a suicide dive to Nick. Taylor gets a near fall. Taylor and Gargano with a double kick to Matt. Nick with a running knee to Taylor in the corner.
Gargano with an enzuigir and Gargano hits an alley oop cutter on Matt but he can only get a near fall. Taylor with punches and kicks to Matt and Gargano sends Matt into the corner. Gargano sends Taylor into the corner. Matt with a bucklebomb of Taylor into Gargano. Matt with a German suplex and bridge while Nick hits a moonsault onto Gargano on the floor. Matt gets a near fall.
Gargano and Matt go face to face and they exchange forearms. Matt with a back heel kick and a super kick. The Jacksons with super kicks to Gargano and Taylor while Gargano hits a lariat on Nick. Gargano and Nick fight on the apron. Nick gries for a super kick. Taylor hits Soul Food on Nick and Matt hits Gargano with a DDT and all four men fall to the floor.
Taylor and Matt are in the ring and they exchange forearms. Matt with a thumb to the eyes and Taylor with a rollup into a single leg crab. Matt tries to fight through the pain and Nick comes in on the other side and hits a spinning heel kick and Taylor releases the hold. Nick helps Matt up. They set for More Bang for Your Buck but Gargano with a super kick to Nick and Taylor with one too. Gargano with a lawn dart of Nick into Matt who is in the Tree of woe. Taylor with a DDT and Gargano hits Hurts Donut but Nick kicks out at two.
Gargano goes to the ramp with Nick. Nick with a spinning back fist and Gargano goes into the ring. Gargano misses a spear. Matt hits Taylor with the title belt but Taylor kicks out at two. Matt and Nick hit an assisted Tombstone piledriver but Gargano makes the save to break up the cover.
Gargano with punches to both Jacksons. The Jacksons respond with a double super kick and they go for More Bang for Your Buck and they hit it for the three count.
Winners: The Young Bucks
This was a very solid main event. I was a bit surprised that we got new campeones in this match. This might have been one of my favorite Young Bucks matches that I have seen. I thought all four men gave everything in this match and it was a fitting match to close the show. There were a number of solid tag team moves and there was a lot of strategy in the match. It seemed like the first fall was to feel out the other team and to try to get that advantage to possibly lead to a quick win in the second fall.
We go to footage from downtown Philadelphia where Archibald Peck is still walking in shock after losing earlier tonight. He walks past the Rocky statute.
The first team announced for King of Trios is Tommy Dreamer, Jerry Lynn, and Too Cold Scorpio.
2012 – Pro Wrestling Syndicate held Night Two of their Fifth Year Anniversary weekend in Rahway, NJ.
The crowd is down a lot from last night’s event…The word on Teddy Hart not appearing this weekend is due to a flight issue….New Jack was visiting before the show….The Powers of Pain were originally scheduled to appear but the vendor that was bringing them in pulled out, so they were rescheduled for September.
Pinky Sanchez vs. Mike Dennis
They locked up and Dennis grabbed an armbar. Sanchez reversed it into a headlock and took him to the mat. Dennis slipped out and sent him to the corner.
They locked up again in a knucklelock and Sanchez used that to transition into a side headlock,then shoulderblocked him down. Dennis came back with a dropkick that sent him to the outside. He went for a dive but Sanchez walked away. Dennis stopped himself and nailed a clothesline off the apron to the floor.
Sanchez was tossed into the ring but hit a rolling kick. He used the ropes to give himself momentum with a double stomp. Dennis made a comeback with several clotheslines and a backdrop. Dennis kicked Pinky down but missed a charge into the corner. Sanchez hit a dropkick across his knee, which was tied up in the ropes.
Sanchez continued working his leg over, kicking away and twisting the knee. Dennis finally kicked him off into the corner and nailed a kick of his own. Dennis covered Sanchez for a two count. Sanchez came back with a release German suplex.
Dennis was drilled with a double stomp. Sanchez came off the ropes but Gates moved. Dennis nailed him with a F5 and scored the pin.
Your winner, Mike Dennis!
Good opener. Sanchez is really coming into his own as a performer and Dennis looked really good.
Star Man vs. Taka Suzuki vs. AR Fox vs. Samuray del Sol
Star Man is billed from the Nintendo Universe and walks as if he’s a videogame character from the 80s come to life. He doesn’t stop moving, just like a character from say, Zelda, doesn’t stop. He comes out in a full body costime with a star over his face.
All four circled each other and Star Man scattered them with a spinkick. He tried to again and they all scattered again. Suzuki and Star Man finally locked up with the others going to the outside.
Suzuki kicked Star and sent him into the ropes but Star stopped and marched in place, then nailed a spinkick. He sent Taka into the ropes but it was reversed and Taka beat him down with chops. Fox hit the ring with a missile dropkick. Sol hit the ring and he and Fox went into this awesome sequence of moves and reversals that brought the house down.
Fox kicked him hard when they faced off and whipped him into the corner. Fox missed a leaping splash in the corner. Sol came off the ropes with a twisting Lucha armdrag, sending him to the outside. He teased a dive but was taken out by Suzuki. Star Man pulled Suzuki oiut of the ring and went after Fox, who caught him with a suplex into a spinebuster for a two count.
Fox worked over Star Man, who mounted a comeback. Sol made a blind tag and nailed Star with a splash off the ropes for a two count. Suzuki took out Sol and trashed Star Man with a series of kicks and a slam for a two count. Star Man was “paused” and no one was able to move him or slam him. They all charged him but he ducked and then went out of the ring. Fox pulled his pants down so he couldn’t move and nailed him with a spike DDT.
Suzuki returned to the ring and began beating the hell out of Fox with chops. Suzuki laid waste to him in the corner and nailed a stiff running dropkick. Sol and Suzuki exhanged chops. Sol nailed him with a gutbuster for a two count.
Star Man nailed a springboard backflip pescado onto everyone on the outside. Fox nailed a standing 450 splash off the corner to the floor to on everyone. Sol then hit a sprinting leap into a dive onto everyone.
Sol nailed a suplex into an armbreaker on Fox but Suzuki hit the ring and drilled him with a kick. He used an inverted whirlybird on Sol for a two count. Star Man broke it up and went for a suplex on Suzuki but it was reversed for a two count. Star Man went to the ropes but Suzuki drilled him with a kick. Fox caught Star Man with a leaping suplex but was then caught by Sol, who spiked him hard into the mat for the pin.
Your winner, Samuray del Sol!
Really fun and chaotic aerial bout with lots of crazy dives.
Scott Steiner vs. Dan Maff
Steiner came to the ring on a motorcycle. Steiner worked over Maff early in the corner with punches and kicks. He nailed Maff with chops and punches, then suplexed him over. A fan yelled that Bischoff sucked and Steiner yelled, “You’re Goddamn right.”
He continued controlling Maff until Maff caught him with a kick and nailed a series of kicks and punches. Maff came off the middle rope with a double axehandle but was caught with a belly to belly suplex.
Steiner tossed Maff to the outside and whipped him into a row of seats. Steiner worked him over and tossed Maff back into the ring. Steiner nailed a clothesline and dropped an elbow for a one count, then decided to do push-ups instead of making the pin. Maff caught him with a shot while he was doing the push-ups and began working him over with strikes across the black and kicks for several near falls.
Maff raked Steiner’s back and dropped a low headbutt. Steiner was whipped into the ropes and nailed with a clothesline. Maff came off the ropes with a clothesline for a two count. He stomped away on Steiner and came off the ropes with a big elbow, but Steiner rolled out of the way.
Steiner made a comeback on Maff and sent him into the ropes. He backdropped Maf off and nailed a series of clotheslines. Steiner sent Maff into the turnbuckles. Maff reversed an Irish whip but was caught with a boot as he charged. Steiner nailed a belly to belly suplex for a two count.
Steiner chopped Maff and sent him into the corner but was caught with a pair of knees as he charged. Maff hit a back splash in the corner, then nailed a cannonball that hit a little too high. Steiner kicked out at two. Maff went to the top for a back senton but Steiner moved. Steiner went for a belly to belly superplex off the top with Maff rudely coming down in a nasty position.
Steiner locked in the Steiner Recliner and Maff tapped.
Your winner, Scott Steiner!
The stiff match you’d expect with these two. Solid.
Simon Dean vs. Phantasio.
Dean came out and immediately went after me. I’m sure no one who listens to Symonology was surprised by that. Phantasio aka The Spellbinder, was accompanied by an extremely hot blonde. Phantasio began doing tricks. Dean said that he didn’t believe in Santa and didn’t believe in magic tricks, so if he was really a magician, he could go back to WWE and make Johnny Ace disappear.
They locked up and Dean was pushed into the corner. He demanded that the referee break them up. They locked up again and Dean grabbed a side headlock. He was sent into the ropes and Phantasio shot streamers at him, which freaked Dean out. He went to the outside to stop the momentum.
Phantasio was handed a magic wand by his valet. Dean stole it and tried to use it but couldn’t get it to work. Somehow, they turned on a spell where they all wrestled in slow motion. They did this bit for awhile and it was hilarious.
Dean got the wand and nailed Phantasio with it a number of times, covering him for a two count. Dean locked him in a rear chonlock, but the crowd rallied Phantasio for a comeback. He nailed a series of clotheslines but Dean ducked and the referee was nailed.
Dean grabbed his workout bag and nailed Phantasio from behind but there was no referee to make the count. He tried to rouse the referee but Phantasio pulled out another wand, made it expand and drilled him in the throat for the pin.
Your winner, Phantasio!
Good silly match.
PWS Tri-State champion Tony Nese vs. All Japan Junior champion Kai
Only Nese’s title is on the line here. They locked up and Nese backed Kai into the ropes but broke clean. They locked up again and Kai grabbed a waistlock. Kai began working over Nese’s arm but Nese rolled out of it and grabbed a hammerlock,.
They went to the mat, where Kai maintained control. They made their way back to their feet where Nese tried to shove him off into the ropes but Kai overpowered him and stopped. Nese dropped down and Kai ran over him, rebounding off the ropes, only to be nailed with a dropkick. Kai came back with a massive clothesline over the ropes, sending Nese to the floor. He went for a dive but Nese hit the ring and nailed a clothesline.
Nese nailed Kai, sending him through the ropes to the outside and into the crowd. Kai returned but was taken down and hit with a lionsault into a knee. Nese kept working him over and went for a suplex but Kai blocked.
Kai snapped him onto the ropes. He went to the ropes for a powerbomb but it was reversed into a rana. Nese ducked a clothesline and nailed a series of kicks. Kai came back with a springboard kick to the back of the head for a two count.
He nailed Nese with a stiff electric chair for a two count. He drilled Nese down for a two count and ascended to the top. Kai came off with a splash but Nese pulled his knees up.
They battled back and forth with forearms but Nese caught him with a superkick. Kai came back with one of his own. Both men were down but fought to their feet. They battled on their knees and then on their feet with back and forth strikes as the bell rang to signal a draw.
They kept brawling as the crowd chanted for five more minutes.
We are now at intermission!
Alexis Neveah vs. Brittney Savage
Savage controlled the match early, choking Neveah against the ropes. Neveah ducked a charge and nailed several forearms and a clothesline. Neveah nailed Last Rites for a two count.
She went for another but Savage broke free and nailed a spike DDT for the pin.
Your winner, Brittney Savage!
Tommy Dreamer vs. The Sheik – Extreme Rules
They locked up and the Sheik worked over Dreamer’s arm. Dreamer grabbed a headlock but was sent into the ropes. He rebounded and shoulderblocked Sheik, who didn’t go down. They went back and forth and Dreamer caught him with a hiptoss and locked on an armbar.
Dreamer tossed Sheik over the top to the floor and came off the apron with a flip onto Sheik. Dreamer nailed him with several drinks. Dreamer nailed Sheik with a trash can as they brawled in the crowd. He nailed Sheik with another trash can, then rang the ring bell over his groin.
As they battled back into the ring, Sheik snapped Dreamer’s throat over the ropes. Sheik knocked him off the apron to the floor and nailed him a chairshot. They battled into the bleachers.
When they returned to the ring, Sheik chopped the hell out of Dreamer. Dreamer fired back with a series of chops but missed a charge in the corner and hit the ringpost shoulder-first. Sheik worked him over and pulled Dreamer out of the corner into a powerbomb type of move.
Sheik slammed Dreamer for a two count and raked his face. Sheik whipped Dreamer hard into the buckles. Sheik began stomping on Dreamer’s hand, then slammed him again. He went for an elbow but Dreamer rolled out of the way.
Dreamer kicked off a charge in the corner and nailed a series of punches. He slammed Sheik into the turnbuckles and rained down with punches, then bit him across the face. Dreamer nailed a neckbreaker for a two count.
Dreamer went to run Sheik’s face into a chair but Sheik blocked and nailed a drop toehold into the chair on Dreamer for a two count. He locked Dreamer in the Camel Clutch. Dreamer fought to free himself and made it to the ropes.
Sheik went to the ropes with a chair and came off but Dreamer kicked it. It didn’t look good. Dreamer tied him to the tree of woe and drilled the chair into his gut. Dreamer did the ECW running dropkick into the corner.
The Sheik nailed Dreamer and covered him for a two count. Sheik’s whip was reversed and he was sent into a chair that was wedged in the corner. Dreamer nailed the Spicoli Driver and scored the pin.
Your winner, Tommy Dreamer!
Decent hardcore match.
Vader & Scorpio vs. Jay Lethal & Devon Moore
Vader and Scorpio cleared the ring of the Reality Check early. Vader overpowered Lethal early, pushing him into the corner. Lethal chopped him several times and kicked at Vader, to no effect. Vader dared him to try again so Lethal tagged out to Moore.
Moore got clobbered and Lethal tagged back in. Lethal was beat down bad with stiff shots. Scorpio tagged in and continued working him over. Lethal and Scorpio chopped each other.
Lethal nailed a handspring elbow for a two count. Moore tagged in and suplexed Scorpio for a two count. Moore and Lethal began double teaming Scorpio, cutting off the ring and taking turns. Scorpio fought back and made the hot tag to Vader.
Vader overpowered Moore and tagged out to Scorpio, who locked in a side chinlock. Scorpio began nailing a series of elbows to weaken Moore and covered him for several two counts. Moore kicked Scorpio and nailed a DDT, setting up a Lethal tag.
Lethal nailed a backbreaker and worked over Scorpio’s back. Scorpio fired back with a series of strikes and a rolling kick. Vader picked up Lethal and slammed him hard. He went up on the ropes for the Vader splash and covered Lethal, but Moore broke up the pin. The fans chanted, “You still got it” at Vader.
Vader went back up for another and drilled Lethal but again, Moore hit the scene and broke up the pin. Scorpio ran off Moore and tagged in, slammed Lethal and going to the ropes for a twisting splash. Moore dropkicked him before the referee could count a pinfall.
Lethal tagged Moore, who nailed Scorpio with a missile dropkick. Vader tried to enter the ring but was held back by the referee. That allowed Moore to come off the ropes. Vader hit the ring but Lethal intercepted him. Vader drilled him with shots and chokeslammed him hard.
Vader and Scorpio double teamed Moore. Vader slammed him and Scorpio nailed the Tumbleweed on Moore, scoring the pin.
Your winners, Vader & 2 Cold Scorpio!
Vader was a beast here. He and Scorpio looked great. Lethal and Moore worked really hard with the story being that they tried to beat down Scorpio since Vader was too much of a monster to handle.
$5 Wrestling champion Freight Train vs. Dynomite
They locked up and Train muscled him to the mat, badly. They locked up and were in the corner. Dynomite nailed a series of shoulderblocks and was nailed over the back. Dynomite hit the world’s worst stunner for a two count. He controlled Train with a series of knee drops. TTrain fired back with several clotheslines but accidentally hit referee Jake Manning.
Your winner by DQ, Dynomite.
Manning was hit with the stunner by Dynomite because he didn’t win the belt, then chokeslammed by Train because he lost.
Train and Dynomite danced together in the ring before leaving.
It was worth, well, $5.
PWS champion Sami Callihan vs. Kevin Matthews -Ladder Match
Callihan drilled Matthews hard with a clotheline when he hit the ring. Callihan measured and kicked him in the face on the floor, then rolled him back into the ring.
Callihan nailed him with a running Facewash. He set u and drilled Matthews with two more. Callihan began stomping on Matthew’s hands and ripped his t-shirt off.
Callihan stiffed him hard with a chop across the back. Callihan rode Matthews to the mat and began drilling him with crossfaces. He slammed Matthews’ head into the mat. Callihan beat him with a number of shots across the back of the head and neck.
Callihan retrieved the ladder and brought it into the ring. He drove the bottom of the ladder across Matthews’ chest several times. Matthews pulled the ladder into Callihan’s head and began stomping the hell out of him in the corner.
Matthews, who was busted open, began climbing up the ladder but Callihan attacked him from behind and nailed Matthews. Callihan set the ladder up in the corner and placed Matthews across it, then nailed a running clothesline into it.
Callihan went for a tornado DDT using the ladder as a base but Matthews turned it into a Northern Lights suplex into the ladder. That looked nasty. Devon Moore came down and drilled Callihan with a kick to the head. Matthews went to grab the ladder. Callihan slid under it but Matthews nailed him in the head.
Matthews dragged him to the back of the arena and suplexed Callihan through a table. He then threw about four more tables atop of him. Moore tried to attack Sami as he crawled to the ring but was kicked away.
Matthews climbed up the ladder but Callihan pulled another one into the ring and slammed it into the back of Matthews’ knees. He tried to climb the ladder but was nailed. Matthews nailed a powerbomb across his own knees and began climbing up to retrieve the PWS title.
Callihan returned and stopped him with a series of stiff chops. They battled atop the ladder with headbutts and chops. Callihan chopped Matthews so hard he took a bump off the ladder backwards across the other ladder, who was bridged in the corner. That was a sick bump.
Callihan climbed up the ladder but Devon Moore attacked him. Moore used tape to tie Callihan to the bottom rope. He then woke up Matthews and told him to get the belt. Matthews climbed to the top and grabbed the title.
Your winner and new PWS champion, Kevin Matthews!
Good ladder match although they had an anticlimactic finish. The bumps were nutty and stiff as hell.
That’s all from PWS! Thank you for all the support!
2012 – TNA issued the following press release:
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING ANNOUNCES “TNA HALL OF FAME” WITH FIRST INDUCTEE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT “SLAMMIVERSARY” ON JUNE 10
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING announced the beginning of a “TNA Hall of Fame” with the first inductee to be announced at this year’s 10th Anniversary celebration, “Slammiversary” in Arlington, Texas.
TNA President Dixie Carter announced the news as part of the first live IMPACT WRESTLING event of the summer from Universal Studios.
This is TNA’s chance to recognize the great contributions of the people who gave so much to make this 10-year anniversary possible.
“This 10 year milestone is an incredible achievement for TNA,” stated TNA President Dixie Carter. “In honor of that, we felt it was time to begin recognizing the contributions of those who have made the greatest impact on our success.”
TNA Wrestling was founded in Nashville in the summer of 2002 and this June marks the 10th year anniversary. The internationally televised “Slammiversary” pay-per-view event will be one of the biggest nights in TNA’s history.
The annual live, anniversary pay-per-view extravaganza is scheduled for Sunday night, June 10, at The College Park Center in Arlington. Limited tickets for “Slammiversary” are still available at UTACollegePark.com and The College Park Arena box office.