04/14/2012 – NWA Main Event Report from Nashville on 4/12
From Rusty Emerson:
Some regulars I hadn’t seen in a few weeks came back for tonight. All the matches seem like “dark matches" tonight, because about half the lights are non-functional.
Match #1 – Triple Threat Match. Jamey Farrari vs. Randy Dolphing vs. Shawn Fatal.
Shawn Fatal is actually the biggest guy in the match. Fatal with the first arm drags of the night. Lots of fast paced offense. Fatal wins over New Guy with a Go To Sleep.
After the match, Jamey Farrari comes back in after walking to the back to beat on Fatal.
Shane Steel was out next. Steel complained that he was signed as a Tag Team wrestler, but he has been stuck wrestling singles matches, and is tired of coming to
wrestle Erik Hayes every week. I can’t say I blame him. But Steel wants someone new, and Charles is happy to oblige him.
Match #2: Shane Steel vs. Lennox Norris.
“What they lack in timing, they make up for in botched moves”. – Cliff
Norris has been wrestling for OVW under various gimmicks since 2006.A bowling shoe of a match includes a ref bump and Shane Steel using a chain for a quick win in
a very forgettable match. Norris hasn’t had enough, and awkwardly challenges Steel to a rematch next week with a clean finish. Charles makes it official.
Both guys are capable of much better then they showed tonight.
Match #3 – The Monster Seven w/Omar Al Kazan and Mini-Jamie Noble (Dyron Flynn) vs. Nick Iggy.
Iggy with some early offense, but Seven puts a stop to that. Dyron and Omar do plenty of outside offense to help Seven out. Some redneck is trying to add “arrested by the
cops in front of my daughter” to his resume, stalking Dyron Flynn. Seven with some bearhugs to choke the life out of Iggy. Seven is DQ’d after a ref bump, and Dyron
Flynn brings a huge ladder to ringside. Is it getting ready to challenge for the NWA Mid-American Heavyweight Title? Is Flynn going to change some lights? The Elements
of Wrestling are out to rescue Nick Iggy from a 3 on 1 beatdown, and for a change they are helping someone else out to the back. Charles has had enough of this “Pearl
Harbor” stuff going on, so he schedules a TLC match next week with Nick Iggy vs. Seven.
The Elements of wrestling are out next, and Charles Cook praises them for the job they have done, and promises them a special surprise.
Match #4 – The Elements of Wrestling vs. Cedric Alexander and Joe Black
The “Reward” the Elements get is Black and Alexander. Cedric is a regular with Ring of Honor, tag teaming with Caprice Coleman. Joe Black is a champion in CWF in
the Carolinas. Madison and Joe Black start things off, trading arm wrenches. Neither man can get a consistent advantage. Joe Black is a lot shorter then I thought he
would be. Kaden and Cedric tag in. A thundering drop kick turns Sade inside out. Both Black and Cedric wrestle with a lot of confidence, and the four turn in a very high
octane match. The crowd was really jacked for this match, which ended when Dyron Flynn and Seven came out to beat up on the Elements of Wrestling, causing the DQ.
Cedric and Joe were unhappy with this result, and challenge Dyron and Seven to a match. Omar accepts on their behalf. One again the Elements of Wrestling end the
match down on the mat. The Elements get a surprising amount of offense in on Cedric and Joe Black.
Match #5 – Kevin Kardashian w/ Victor Van Glorious vs. Larry Cooter.
Cooter is sporting new trunks, orange lettering on black. “We want to see Cooter!” Cliff and I have been on a Trailer Park Boys kick, and decided with the referee’s big
glasses, we decided to christen him “Bubbles”. Kardashian did a long routine of trying to hide a chain on him, Cooter would object, and by the time Bubbles checks him
out, he has moved the chain to another spot, including taking it from his crotch to his mouth to his crack. Icky! Victor Van Glorious says Kevin is smarter then half the
people in the bleachers, and I am not going to disagree. There are a lot of empty trailers on Thursday night. They finally lock up, and Cooter delights the crowd, (ok, me)
by giving Kardashian a Noogie. Kevin retreats to the corner so Victor can fix his hair. They do dueling arms for a test of strength, and Cooter finally hits Kevin so hard that
his gum gets knocked out into the front row. Cooter takes things outside, sending Kevin into the front seats, then into the bleachers. Bubbles takes slightly longer then
forever to count, and Cooter is back in the ring by 8. Kevin mounts a comeback, with some timely help from Victor, who hugs out Cooter against the ropes. (BTW, I am
working on how to do play-by-play again so I can have better match reports. I am way out of practice.) One low blow to the Cooter stops his offense. Kevin takes
advantage with a noogie of his own. Cooter fights back, landing some nice sounding slaps and a pumphandle slam. Cooter gets the pin, but Victor argues that Kevin
had his foot on the ropes. Bubbles restarts the match, while Kevin hits Cooter with a face full of power. As soon as Bubbles restarts it, Kardashian gets the cheap pin
without Bubbles wondering where that dust cloud came from. This doesn’t sit well with Larry Cooter, and he wants a rematch next week.
Match #6 – The Drink Destroyers (Dyron Flynn & Chris Norte) w/ Omar Al Kazan vs. Psycho Medic and Steve-O.
The Drink Destroyers are here to destroy their opponents and their own livers. Dyron spends a lot of time jawing with the redneck. Chris Norte still looks like Abraham
Lincoln. It takes forever and a night for them to get around to ringing the bell and starting the match. Norte and Psycho to start, and they trade holds and gentle rubs.
Steve-O comes in and spins Norte dizzy. Flynn gets in and the heels bail to exchange cookie recipes. He gets in with Psycho. The crowd cheers Medic as he is in the
wrong corner. Medic takes a lot of abuse from Dyron, Norte, and Omar. Steve-O keeps running in and getting escorted out by the referee. The ref has to this point spent
more time talking to Steve-O then he has watching the match. [Part where Rusty complains about wrestling tropes. Would someone explain to me why it’s “heelish” for
the heels to not tag but leave the ring while the ref’s back is turned. I mean, by the time the ref turns around, there is only one man in the ring, so what’s the difference? It’
s not like they couldn’t have made the tag. Just one of those things.] Chris Norte has this unusual move where he gets his opponent’s head between his knees, then
executes a vertical jump I think I can match. Weird. [And why does Omar never hook an opponent with the curved end of the cane? It’s perfect for that.] Steve-O spends
time in the wrong part of town, getting chocked by Omar. The ref continues to watch the good guys like a hawk, and never see cheating from the heels. He’s also very
hands on with the faces. Miscommunication between the heels leads to a great Steve-O kick. Steve-O is pinned after a low blow the referee missed. Norte and Flynn pick
up the cheap win.
More confusion as the referee asks the crowd if there was a low blow. Why ask the crowd now? It’s not a democracy, you call the shots, ref.
After the match, an exhausted Psycho Medic and Steve-O talk. They decide to make a No-DQ match for next week, and if they win they get five minutes with Omar. Psycho
suggests that Prince Omar get handcuffed to Charming Charles.
Match #7 – Eric Hodge vs. Lumberjack David Knox.
Eric is fast becoming my least favorite NWA ME wrestler named Eric. Wearing Michael Cole’s unitard this week. Knox comes out with axe handle and took. They brawl
inside and outside the ring, eventually leading to a double count out as they brawl in the front row. They brawled so hard that Knox split his pants wide open just to the
side of his zipper. Afterwards Knox offers Hodge a knuckle bump of respect, which Hodge awkwardly accepts. Charming Charles offers them a rematch next week with
an Axe Handle on a pole. They agree
Match #8 - Dyron Flynn & Seven w/ Prince Omar vs. Cedric Alexander & Joe Black.
I couldn’t wait to see Flynn and Black side by side, to see which man is shorter. I was surprised at how small black, the CWF RGL (Rising Generation League)
champion, is. Cedric too, was shorter then I imagined, and made me feel better about the rest of the Main Event Roster. I think Black is a little smaller, although Joe has
much bigger hair. I’ve always thought Flynn was pound for pound one of the most talented wrestlers in NWA Main Event, and tonight showed it. Cedric Alexander and Joe
Black are just as well trained as him, and they kept up a fast pace to the match. The beginning of the match was pretty much all Alexander & Black. It’s been a long day at
work, so I am not going to go into great detail on this match, but you should a been there. Hopefully it’s up on YouTube by now. And I’m going to start working on these
Thursday nights. Trying to do this while short handed at work is a pain. Any who, Joe Black gets worked over for a good while. In the end, I really felt like Seven was the
odd man out in this match, overmatched by the rest of the talent in the ring. Huge Brainbuster by Cedric Alexander on Dyron Flynn to send the fans home happy for a
The Fave Five
1. Nick Iggy. Hasn’t been booked strong in weeks, but he survived.
2. The Elements of Wrestling. They showed they can hang with the big boys this week.
3. Cedric Alexander. The crowd was really impressed to be seeing him, plus he brought a lot of supporters.
4. Larry Cooter. Because who doesn’t like Cooter?
5. Psycho Medic. Always a crowd favorite, regardless of what he does or doesn’t do.
Bringing the Heat
1. Dyron Flynn. They needed someone to step up, and this man did. He didn’t look at all out of place wrestling Cedric Alexander, worked twice tonight, and knows his role.
2. Seven. Still big and powerful, but the luster is starting to come off of him. Exposed against some of the faster wrestlers.
3. Prince Omar Al Kazan. Could get heat managing a stepladder, I stand by that.
4. Kevin Kardashian. Has actually been pretty low key the past few weeks.
5. Eric Hodge. Really got some heat directed his way this week. Honorable mention to Jamey Farrari here.