Grand Center Welch AuditoriumGrand Rapids, MI
MEN ON A MISSION vs. DAMIEN DEMENTO & ROCK WERNER
This match is worth watching just for MOM's entrance and watching all these people in the audience waving their hands. Damien Demento is tagged up with a cat named Rock Werner. I wish I could have seen how those two ended up together. After some back and forth between Mo and Demento, Mabel got tagged in and scared off Demento. Damien had perhaps his greatest moment EVER when he just ran over to Rock Werner and threw him into the ring. Crowd was crazy hot for MOM and their beat down of Werner. They've got a cool reverse irish whip splash in the corner that works for me, and Mabel's DDT seems like an instant death move. Think about all that weight pulling your head to the mat, bro, think about it. Also, someone needs to reuse Rock Werner's name. That's a good name.
ADAM BOMB vs. MITCH BISHOP
Mitch Bishop look frustratingly disinterested during his introduction. He just sat there chewing his gum like an asshole and then gave a weak fist pump and wink when they called his name. I like my jobbers to atleast pretend they matter. Adam Bomb gave some really nice Vader Hammers, and threw a great dropkick that sent Mitch to the floor. Bomb won the match with the slingshot clothesline, and after the match hit his powerbomb. Johnny Polo then counted another three to keep getting over Bomb's Atom Smasher. I really like the idea of wrestlers having a secondary finish that they beat jobbers with, and then having the big one that they use on superstars.
FACE TO FACE LUGER vs. BORGA
I'm only mentioning this because smiley happy Lex Luger, flexing his tits, and talking about USA this and that, is super annoying. I'm so pissed he went from The Narcissist gimmick, which was great, to this cornball shit.
MR. PERFECT vs. RED TYLER
Oh man, this match is hilarious. Red Tyler, who looks like serious business with his long, flowing red locks gets tossed back into the ring by Perfect after some scuffle on the outside. When Perfect tosses him back in he gives Red a super wedgie, which remains stuck up Red's ass for a long time. you can't even take the cool spinning right hand offense that he pulls out seriously. Eventually Vince picks up on it going "Oh my goodness, it seems as though Mr. Tyler is gaving a problem with his tights." At this point Mr. Perfect is seeing this, and he decides to make it even worse by picking Tyler up by his tights before giving him an atomic drop. Next thing you know you've got Savage, McMahon, and Jerry Lawler making wise cracks. Poor Ret Tyler. Funniest squash I've seen in a while.
BONNIE BLACKSTONE INTERVIEWS BAM BAM BIGELOW
Bigelow gives a great bully promo, recapping all the events between him and Doink over the last few weeks. I like his little troll bait line "Doink. Just hearing that name drives me crazy." Which got the crowd riled up. Luna's outfit is off the charts awesome during this segment. She has cooler stuff any anyone on the roster, and she's so crazy that I can't imagine what real Luna Vachon would be like without all the makeup and crazy voice.
WELL DUNN vs. VIRGIL & JERRY FOX
Virgil started out pretty hot on Steven Dunn doing some okay looking headlock work. Much like the Men On a Mission match it all goes to hell when the jabroni gets tagged in. Jerry Fox is magnificent though. He looks like a meth'd up Young Buck. His tights are white with black ziggzags with weird bits of rainbow pattern on them. He takes a good beating, but Well Dunn really don't have particularly interesting offense. Man I want Red Tyler and Jerry Fox to make a tag team called Red Fox, that just dominates the indies. Oh and it should be noted Harvey Whippleman has joined up with Well Dunn. He added nothing.
THE UNDERTAKER vs. ROB BELL
Kind of like Adam Bomb, Undertaker finished this one off with the chokeslam. But no post match Tombstone because he's got nothing to prove on this jabronie. Pretty nothing match. Rob Bell couldn't get up very much for some of the offense so it didn't look all that great.
HEADSHRINKERS vs. STEVE NIXON & TONY BITHERA
Samu hit a great brainbuster that KO'd Nixon. He rolled him over to Bithera and just dragged Bithera into the ring. That stuff NEVER gets old. The tag team division is incredibly fun. Steiners, Quebecers, MOM, Heavenly Bodies, Smoking Gunns and the Headshrinkers is a solid group. Really want to see more interaction between these teams. Headshrinkers in particular seem to just being a holding pattern.
OVERALL SHOW THOUGHTS
A great show if you want to see some goofy as hell jobbers. The matches weren't that great and the Mr. Perfect one is the only one that's really memorable for ridiculous reasons.
We get 123 Kid vs. Pat Tanaka, hell yeah. But before we get there it's Monday Night RAW, which will have Razor vs. Martel for the Intercontinental Title. CAN'T WAIT!
|Luna's reaction to the Red Tyler match.|