The once again OVW Womens champion Lady JoJo was backstage talking with Taryn Shay, and the disco dancing Lennox Norris. JoJo beat Izza Belle Smothers(Mickie Knuckles) last week to regain the womens title, and she was happy about that. JoJo said this Saturday she, Shay, and Norris would be facing Smothers Twisted Daughters and ??? in a 6 person tag match. Lennox Norris now has a flashing light on a chain around his neck, to help him set the mood for his spontaneous fits of disco dancing.
8. Lady JoJo w/Taryn Shay & Lennox Norris beat Holly Blossom w/Hannah Blossom in a non-title match
This was the first somewhat competitive match of the show. Back and forth match early on. Holly had JoJo pinned, but Lennox Norris came over and disco danced in front of Hannah Blossom to block her, while Taryn Shay distracted the referee. Lady JoJo came back and dropped Holly down for the win, the champ winning a non-title match. Looked like Holly Blossom took a painful bump on the finish.
They showed JoJo, Shay and Norris backstage. JoJo won her match, but was yelling at her goofy crew. Jessie Belle Smothers came up and got in JoJo's face, and told JoJo not to mess with her family. Jessie Belle said her sister Izza Belle was having car problems, but would be here tonight. Taryn Shay laughed, and "wondered" if Izza Belle had a few flat tires, revealing that the heels had caused the car trouble. Out of the blue, Tracy Smothers then showed up, threw an innocent Jay Bly into the wall for some reason, which made a big dent in the drywall. Tracy Smothers then jabbed his Confederate flag staff into the gut of Lennox Norris and cut a promo on Lady JoJo and company, saying he'd be teaming with his "Daughters"(?) this Saturday to take on JoJo, Shay and Norris. The appearance of Tracy Smothers on the video screens got a big pop in the arena, and gave the crowd a shot in the arm they really needed right then. The whole mood of the place changed for the better when they saw Tracy Smothers. Smothers comically called Lady JoJo "JoJo-SoJo-Tojo". lol He didn't seem to know that Lennox currently goes by the name Lennox Norris here, calling him "Lennox Lewis", then calling him "Lennox Lightfoot", both names he used to use here.
Brittany DeVore interviewed Jimbo Onno backstage. Onno faces Alex Silva this Saturday. Onno said only his friends can call him "Jimbo", everyone else should call him James. Onno said he has no friends in OVW. Onno said he'd show Silva this Saturday what an enemy really is. They could have fun down the line if they wanted to with Onno on the mic. He has a serious, somewhat halting speech pattern.
9. "Smooth" Johnny Spade vs Shiloh Jonze went to a no-contest
Jonze out with new trunks here, purple and black, and fringed on the bottom. They matched his new white boots better than his old trunks did. Jonze, who has been on a winning streak lately after a long losing streak that caused him to quit OVW, didn't do any of the "Holy roller" type talk tonight he's been doing in recent weeks. Jonze and Spade know each other extremely well. They've teamed up before, and wrestled each other many times before, with Spade always getting the better of it, but that was before the "new" Shiloh Jonze, and the winning streak. The crowd came alive for this match. Good action early, and totally even, and clean, between these two. Tony Gunn, the stalker of Johnny Spade, came out, with the stuffed bear he's been trying to give to Spade for a long time now. Gunn went to the desk, and made some comments. Jonze hurt Spade with a wicked forearm shiver off the top rope. Tony Gunn got in the ring and told Jonze to stop. Spade again became angry with Gunn, and told him to leave now. Much shimmying and shaking at each other with Spade and Jonze. The match continued to be totally even between these two. The director of the show, or someone like that, ran out to the floor, and was frantically waving his arms at the announcers in front of the desk. I guess this is when the mic problems really escalated, and like I said earlier, they never got fixed, causing much drama and frustration at the announce desk. Jonze got knocked out of the ring, and Tony Gunn ran back out, and threw Jonze into the ring post, causing the ref to rule the match a no-contest. Spade was pissed at Tony Gunn after the match, yelling at Spade to get out of his life. That he doesn't want Gunn, or his bear. Gunn looked hurt, like he always does when Spade berates him, and finally left. This was easily the best match of the night, even with all the Tony Gunn stuff, and the many technical problems. They stalled for awhile after this match while they tried to fix the issues.
10. Tracy Smothers & Jessie Belle Smothers beat CJ Lane & Mysterie in a mixed tag match
Big pop for Tracy Smothers here, who now works in overalls and a T-shirt. He doesn't look youthful for his age, but he still moves around pretty well. Smothers has really good natural charisma too, especially in this setting. Tons of stalling early in this one. Out of the blue, Mysterie and CJ Lane started doing some ballroom dancing, which looked good, as goofy as it was. Tracy and Jessie Belle then did something that was supposed to be a "dance"....I suppose. Looked more like a disjointed spasm. Tracy Smothers ending up hitting Mysterie with a spear for the win. Smothers then cut a promo for his appearance here this Saturday, but that won't be televised I don't think.
Michael Hayes came to the ring. Hayes said Mohamad Ali Vaez made his life a living hell in OVW, so tonight he would make Vaez' life a living hell. Hayes said last week Vaez promised him any match he wanted, and he wanted Vaez out here now. Actually, that is bullshit, Vaez didn't do that at all last week. In fact, last week Vaez told Hayes to take his fake leg back, and begged on his hands and knees for Hayes to get out of his life. Some iffy booking going on here. Real iffy. Vaez finally poked his head thru the curtain and came out after Hayes threatened to hunt him down. Vaez, in his wrestling gear, was wearing his red knee pads around his ankles. Either that was a Ric Flair impression, or he was trying to be a stylish Cody Rhodes. Vaez said Hayes makes threats, and says he has friends, but it doesn't look like he has any friends tonight. Vaez said it looks like Hayes has no friends. Hayes asked Vaez if he wants to meet his friends, and said that Vaez had no friends. Then, many babyfaces, and a few heels, came thru the curtain all wearing Military fatuiges, which got a big pop, and surrounded the ring. A USA chant came up. Hayes said it would be him vs Vaez in a Lumberjack match this Saturday. They portray Vaez as a cerebral heel here, but at times they have him be just flat out stupid. This was one of those times. I hated that "Michael Hayes has no friends here" line. That made zero sense on any level. Plus, even if it were true, which it obviously wasn't, Hayes has been kicking Vaez' can all over the building for weeks now. I get where they were going here, but more iffy booking.
Joshua "Jump Squat" Johnson was backstage giving Trailer Park Trash & Jack Black a pep talk for the their tag team title defense against The Elite this Saturday. They were saying The Elite has changed and are nicer guys now, and they're looking forward to the match. Bolin Services 2.0 showed up, and Prince Bolin told Jump Squat and the gang that James "Moose" Thomas & Rocco Bellagio have been added to the tag title match this Saturday, it will now be a three corners tag title match. Jump Squat and the gang were ok with that too. Some strange shenanigans going on with the tag team division lately. More iffy booking, to beat a dead horse.
11. Paredyse vs Raphael Constantine went to a 10 minute draw, so Paredyse retains the OVW TV title
TV main event time, finally. Constantine has been campaigning, picketing actually, for this match for weeks. Ever since many weeks ago when a TV title shot he was supposed to get never got off the ground. It was Christian Mascagni who finally got him this shot. Ring announcer Ron hed said this would have a 10 minute time limit, and time limits are not normally announced here, so I knew then the time limit dealio would be the finish, and it was. Constantine, like he's been doing lately, again took the mic and did color commentary while wrestling. But, this again was with a corded mic, which is harder. To his credit I guess, Paredyse tried to make Constantine pay for it, and they did several spots where the two were fighting over the mic cord. Constantine stuck the mic down in his trunks, and when he pulled it back out, the wind screen came off and stayed in his trunks. Did that then become his "wind breaker" or something? At one point Paredyse hogtied Constantine up with the mic cord, and got a near fall out of it. Having a wrestler trying to do his own color commentary during a title match was so dumb. I mean the guy is supposed to be going for a title, and finally gets the title shot he's supposedly been clamoring for. That's not what anyone serious would do against a champion. Maybe that's the point, who knows. Constantine finally put the mic down. Paredyse chased Constantine around outside the ring. Paredyse tried to kiss Constantine on the floor, but missed and went mouth first into the ring post instead. The technical problems at the announce desk persisted, with a young referee running out several times to tell the announcers something. They were shaving time off this match here as Dean Hill made time remaining announcements. The match went back and forth down the stretch. Constantine removed the top turnbuckle pad, and then choked Paredyse with the mic cord as the ref fixed the turnbuckle. Paredyse back with a flying butt bump. The match ended in a draw. Paredyse tried to get the crowd to chant for five more minutes, and they kinda, half heartedly, did. But Paredyse then said that wouldn't be long enough, and wanted a 10 minute rematch this Saturday night. Constantine agreed.