Sunday, 09 October 2011 11:29
7. Jamin Olivencia beat Rudy Switchblade in an I quit match
Referee Chris Sharpe held a cordless microphone for the loser to say "I quit" into. Switchblade and Olivencia have had a heck of an intense feud, and the dark hated both have for each other really comes across. Switchblade is a full fledged heel now, but surprisingly still gets a mostly babyface reaction, much more than Olivencia got early, but that changed some at the end of the match. These two had a street fight at the September Saturday Night Special ending when Switchblade won after kicking Olivencia in the nuts. Switchblade has kicked many guys in the nuts lately. Switchblade's new slogan/gimmick is "Wake up call", and he wore new trunks tonight with "Wake up" on the rear end. Switchblade stayed on the floor, in no hurry to get this match started. When it did start, it was all Olivencia. He hit many of his big moves right away. The match went to the floor, with Switchblade throwing Olivencia hard into the big steel support beam that helps hold the building up. Back in the ring, Olivencia got Switchblade in a submission hold, and Switchblade's arm actually fell three times, which concerned the Referee greatly, but Switchblade did not quit. All match long here, the guy with the advantage was trying to goad the other on the microphone to say "I quit". Olivencia told Rudy to "Wake up" while Switchblade was out on the mat. Switchblade did wake up, and went out and got a chair, and wedged it in the corner in the ring. OIlivencia applied his new submission finisher to Switchblade on the mat, where he pins a guys shoulder between his legs, then pulls hard on the guys neck back towards him. Looks very painful, and like it would put someone to sleep quick. Switchblade fought out of it with knees to the head of Switchblade. Olivencia got catapulted into the chair wedged in the corner head first, sending the chair flying, and leaving Olivencia dangling on the ropes. Switchblade swung the chair at Olivencia, but it hit the ropes instead, and then hit Switchblade in the head. I've always hated that spot. The crowd really came alive around this point. Back on the floor, Olivencia wrapped the chair around Switchblade's head, and sent him head first hard into the steel support beam. Back in the ring, Olivencia came off the top rope with a Moonsault, but Switchblade moved out of the way. Switchblade then applied his "Wake up call" submission finisher on Olivencia, which is the old Chris Jericho Lion Tamer. Switchblade then went to a full Boston crab on Olivencia. Olivencia would not quit. Switchblade found a bullrope under the ring, wrapped a noose around Olivencia's neck, and choked him. Switchblade dragged Olivencia around the ring by his neck with the bullrope. Switchblade then hung Olivencia over the top rope. Olivencia was in bad shape. Olivencia sent Switchblade into the ringpost. Back in the ring, Switchblade came off the top rope, but Olivencia greeted him with a wicked knee to the face. Damn. Several forearms to the head by Olivencia on Switchblade. Switchblade came back though and kicked Olivencia in the nuts. Switchblade went into his ring jacket pocket for black tape, and taped Olivencia's hands to the top rope. Switchblade on the floor told Olivencia to quit. Olivencia instead hocked a big loogie right into Switchblade's face. Again, damn. Switchblade demanded referee Chris Sharpe give him the belt off his pants. When Sharpe didn't like that idea, Switchblade shoved Sharpe down, and took the belt off himself. Switchblade then whipped Olivencia with the belt, as Olivencia was taped to the ropes. Olivencia used his teeth to bite the tape off to free himself from the ropes. Olivencia got the referee's belt. Instead of taking a whipping, Switchblade simply said "I quit", then pointed to his head like he was smart. It didn't pay off however, as not only did he lose the match, Olivencia then kicked Switchblade in the nuts, and whipped him with the refs belt. Olivencia then again put Switchblade in his submission finisher, and wouldn't let go. Other referees ran out to break this up. Hell of a popcorn match, that for sure. It was good, and an intense match. Not sure this feud is over yet, though this was a pretty definitive win for Olivencia, who got a much better babyface reaction at the end then he did in the beginning.
8. Jason Wayne beat Rocco Bellagio w/Bolin Services 2.0 to retain the OVW Heavyweight title
This was the second Saturday Night Special in a row where the OVW heavyweight title match was not the main event. Last month Jason Wayne beat Andreas Rossi in the semi-final to retain the title. Like I said earlier, this past Wednesday Bellagio beat Wayne to win the OVW TV title, so Bellagio had a chance to come out of this match a dual title holder. Wayne was a dual title holder, until he lost the TV title at the Wednesday night TV tapings, when he attempted to defend the OVW TV title against all of Bolin Services 2.0 on the same night. He won the first two, but lost his third match of the night to Bellagio.
Bellagio and Wayne showed their respective title belts to each other, with Bellagio making his patented crazy eyes. Wayne, a legit former Marine, gives dog tags away to a little kid before every match. He was going to do that here when Bellagio jumped off the apron and attacked him. Bellagio then teased the kid, and threw the dog tags away. Wayne threw Bellagio into the ring steps. Both guys going for big moves in the ring early. Bellagio somehow got a big rope burn close to his left shoulder early in the match. Back on the floor, Bellagio gave Wayne a snake eyes on the announce desk. James "Moose" Thomas and Raul Lamotta of Bolin Services 2.0 attacked Wayne on the floor. Wayne came back and sent Bellagio into the ringpost. Back in the ring, Wayne off the top rope with an eblow to the jaw of Bellagio. Bellagio went to the floor to buy some time. The referee then ejected James "Moose" Thomas and Raul Lamotta for them both blocking Wayne's path to Bellagio. Prince Bolin was allowed to stay at ringside. Back in the ring, Bellagio took control of the match. Bellagio with a spinebuster. Bellagio is big, but he's a very agile guy. He does a move where he jumps off the top turnbuckle, lands on the top rope, then springs off that with an elbow drop. Looks impressive, but if he ever slipped, man would that ever be bad for him. Wayne moved out of the way of the Bellagio's top rope springboard elbow drop. Wayne back with a sidewalk slam on Bellagio. Prince Bolin distracted the ref, allowing James "Moose" Thomas and Raul Lamotta to come back in and attack Jason Wayne. Thomas hit his "Moose kick" on Wayne, but Wayne kicked out when Bellagio went for the pin. Bellagio hit his chokeslam finisher on Wayne, but Wayne kicked out. Seems like he kicks out of everyones finisher. Wayne hit his full nelson slam finisher to win it, and retain the OVW Heavyweight title. I had questioned how this match between two big rookies would be, but like their match on Wednesday, it was fine. This was better than the match on Wednesday actually. So they did fine in a longer match with each other. The crowd was fairly into it too. They did tip the finishes of both title matches tonight though as a commercial that aired on todays TV for the October 15th OVW house show in Clarksville, Indiana said Jason Wayne would defend the OVW title against Rudy Switchblade, and The Elite would defend the OVW Southern Tag Team titles against Bolin Services 2.0.
9. Michael Hayes & Cliff Compton beat The Insurgency(Mohamad Ali Vaez & Omar Akbar)
This was the second straight OVW Saturday Night Special main event with one legged Iraq war hero Michael Hayes vs. Mohamd Ali Vaez, only this time they had partners with them. Last month Hayes beat Vaez in a lumberjack match. Vaez is looking more muscular, and more toned up. Big pop, as always, for Hayes and Compton. This match came about a few weeks ago on OVW TV when Vaez teased a babyface turn, wanting to call a truce with Michael Hayes, but it was a trick, as Vaez' old Insurgency partner, Omar Akbar, showed up and attacked Hayes, with Vaez gleefully joining in. Hayes then found a partner in the retuning to OVW Cliff Compton.