Sunday, 04 September 2011 14:11
7. The Elite(Ted McNaler & Adam Revolver) beat The Fat & The Furious(Trailer Park Trash & Jack Black) w/Joshua "Jump Squat" Johnson and James "Moose" Thomas & Rocco Bellagio w/Prince Bolin and Raul Lamotta in a three corners match to win the OVW Southern Tag Team titles
The Fat & The Furious were the champions going into this match. The huge Jack Black of that team has dyed his hair...well....black. Thomas and Bellagio were added to this match late for iffy reasons. Lamotta subbed for Bellagio when they lost the belts to the Fat & The Furious. Bolin was berating Lamotta on the floor before this match even began, and it would get worse. Both The Fat & The Furious and The Elite had decent luck against Bellagio early. The beefy guys came in when Moose and Black squared off. Black slapped Moose hard. Moose back with knees and punches. Adam Revolver of the Elite went for a pin on Thomas, but Trailer Park Trash knocked him off. Some dissension between the two babyface teams, The Elite and The Fat & The Furious, because they both wanted the belts. Revolver ended up taking the heat, getting mauled in the corner by Moose and Bellagio. McNaler came in and took over on Bellagio. Prince Bolin got involved, so Jump Squat Johnson chased him around for awhile. Everyone ended up brawling outside, except McNaler, who came off the top to knock everyone down by Jack Black. Bellagio came in the ring alone with McNaler. Raul Lamotta grabbed a chair and signaled Bellago, but of course Bellagio ended up going into the chair himself, and McNaler than speared Bellagio for the win, making the Elite once again the OVW Southern Tag Team champions. This is the first time they've held the belts for a few months. They weren't getting along, but never totally split up, and now they are getting along, are babyfaces, and again champions. They've come full circle kids. Prince Bolin was heavily berating Raul Lamotta after the match. The story is Lamotta is still not an "official" full fledged member of Bolin Services 2.0, and he'll never get in at this rate. The Fat & The Furious were arguing with each other a bit on the floor after the match.
8. Rudy Switchblade w/His security crew beat Jamin Olivencia in a street fight
Switchblade was wearing black pants, carrying a garbage can lid, and came out with three members of his interchangeable rouge "security" crew. Olivencia was wearing some loose fitting gym shorts. Both guys came out punching here, and Olivencia was bleeding from the nose less than a minute in to the match. The second guy to get busted open hard way tonight, Tracy Smothers being the other. Luckily the bleeding seemed to stop pretty quickly, but I'm pretty sure Olivencia had a broken nose, which sucked for him no doubt. Switchblade went for his frogsplash finisher, but Olivencia countered, and Switchblade ended up sitting in a chair that was in the ring. Switchblade countered that though, and gave Olivencia a drop toe hold into the chair. Switchblade went for the frogsplash again, but missed it. Switchblade used Olivencia's own clamping DDT finisher on him, but only got a two count. They found a ladder under the ring, and did a spot on the floor with it. Switchblade knocked the annoying raffle pitchman out of his chair, which popped me anyhow. That guy really annoys me. Swtichblade went in the ring and built a bridge with the ladder and two chairs. He paid dearly for that though when he got knocked on to the ladder, and Olivencia gave Switchblade a frogsplash on the ladder. That looked like it hurt both guys. Switchblade waved for his goon squad to come help him. Olivencia spit at them, beat the crap out of all three of them, then gave them all chair shots for good measure. But, that gave Switchblade time to recover enough to get up and kick Olivencia in the nuts, and win the match. Switchblade has been kicking guys in the nuts to win his matches here recently. I thought this would be a good, and intense, match, and it was.
9. Jason Wayne beat Andreas Rossi w/Christian Mascagni to retain the OVW Heavyweight title
The OVW Heavyweight title match was not the main event on this night, which is quite rare here. "King"(?) Rossi again did not have his crown or scepter with him. Wayne worked with his ribs taped up, selling that he has one broken rib, and three cracked ribs from being power bombed onto four chairs by Rossi a few weeks ago. Simple story here with Rossi going to work on the ribs of Wayne instantly, which is what he should have done. I liked that this was a heavyweight title match, and both guys here are heavyweights, in shape heavyweights at that. That's what pro wrestling is supposed to look like. Rossi held control for a long time in this one. Pretty much all Rossi. Rossi threw Wayne to the outside, but Mascagni told Rossi to get him back in the ring, the title can't be won via count out. Rossi was going to also get a $25,000 bounty in monopoly money from Mascagni if he won this match. Wayne finally came back a bit with some hope spots. Mascagni grabbed a chair, and hit Wayne in the back when he hit the ropes. Wayne came back some more, and hit a powerslam on Rossi, hurting his own ribs again in the process. Rossi finally managed to hit Jason Wayne with his powerbomb finisher, but Wayne kicked out in a dramatic near fall. Mascagni couldn't believe it. Rossi went for the powerbomb again, but Wayne countered and hit his full nelson slam to win the match and retain the title. Basic stuff here, and Jason Wayne is still a rookie, but the match worked alright.
10. Michael Hayes beat Mohamad Ali Vaez in a lumberjack match
They put this as the main event, as the one legged legit Iraq war hero Michael Hayes again had many supporters in the audience. The lumberjacks came out, mostly babyfaces, but some jobber heels too, all wearing Military fatigues, which of course got a big pop, and Hayes always gets a big pop here. Hayes attacked Vaez right away, and it was on. It was what you'd expect, Vaez kept trying to get away, or was tossed out, only to get thrown back in by the lumberjacks. The story is Vaez has no friends here, even the heels are against him for stealing the prosthetic leg of a one legged war hero. Hayes, like Jason Wayne, is also a rookie, so they kept it pretty basic, and of course, Hayes has to wrestle wearing a fake leg, which limits him. But, he's over here, that's for sure. This was not far off being a squash, with Vaez getting very little offense in. Vaez tried to make an escape thru the crowd, but some military guys in the audience shoved him back over the guard rail. In their last match Vaez had a brief altercation with Hayes' mother, and I thought they'd do a spot in this match where she would slap him, but they didn't. Hayes when for his knee to the face finisher, but Vaez dropped him down, and threw Hayes out of the ring. All of the lumberjacks were tending to Hayes, so Vaez took this as his chance to get away and ran to the back. He was carried back to the ring, firemans carry style, by a really muscular, but short, black guy. Seems like I've seen that guy before, but can't remember when or where. The guy has a Mr. T look, but no jewelry. He was wearing fatigue pants. This guy has huge arms. The dude deposited Vaez back into the ring. Hayes hit his knee to the face finisher, and got the win, to send the crowd home happy. This certainly looked like the blow off of this fued. All the lumberjacks got in the ring with Hayes for the victory celebration. Dean Hill said Hayes was a good role model, and that he was proud to know him. Hill, a career cop, then became legit emotional.