May 28, 2006
â€“ Larry Goodman
The show opened with highlights clips of the Giant Kahliâ€™s victory over Bradley Jay via bearhug submission. Freakinâ€™ Deacon
attacked Giant. At least he tried. Kahli decked Deacon with a double chop. Palmer Canon tried to play peacemaker. Giant raised a hand.
Canon skedaddled to ringside. Deacon acted like he wanted more. Canon backed Deacon up the ramp.
Cut to the DSW announce team of Nigel Sherrod and Bill DeMott. Sherrod asked DeMott about Gymini. DeMott got pissed and said he
didnâ€™t want to discuss it.
A Six Flags over Georgia logo was on the screen throughout the show. DSW has their first Six Flags show titled â€œPark Slamâ€�
scheduled for June 9 featuring a Booker T/Bobby Lashley main event.
Cut to Matt Striker for week two of Canonâ€™s â€œReign of Terror.â€� Strike was with Canon and Freakinâ€™ Deacon in the DSW
office. Striker sucked up to Canon about how much better things were with him in control. Striker gave Canon kudos for all the new
parking. Deacon idled away the time picking things out of his ear and nose. Canon said there was one problem, the bothersome phone
calls from the Assassin that were eating up his time. Canon told Attorney-at-law (and office boy), Quentin Michaels to take care of the
litigation against Assassin, chop-chop. Michaels said he had it under control. Striker mentioned the Giant. That got Deacon riled up.
Canon tried to defuse the situation. He said there was no need for the two monsters to do battle because they would soon join forces.
Canon told Deacon to go talk to Willow, his tarantula. Canon talked about how impressed he was with Antonio Mestre during their match
last week. Canon said Mestre had â€œthe heat of a lionâ€¦the soul of a warriorâ€� and declared that there would be a rematch. Deacon
wailed unintelligibly into the mic, and licked Striker on the face. Canon recoiled in horror.
As Canon entered the ring, DeMott said, â€œThe heart of a lion? Nigel, I smell something very Kabuki-ish.â€�
(1) Palmer Canon pinned Antonio Mestre at 1:37 with the Executive Decision
Canon took his sweet time with all the accoutrements. Mestre met him with a boot in the mush and Canon went down face first. Mestre
covered and Canon barely kicked out before the three count. Canon bailed. Mestre hit a pescado and Canon took a flat back bump at
ringside. Mestre hit a slingshot splash back to the inside for another very near fall. Canon reversed a whip and caught Mestre with a
headbutt to the gut. Canon pounded Mestreâ€™s face with forearm shots. Mestre went for a sunset flip. Canon flailed his arms to stay
upright and grabbed the ropes. Ref Mike Posey forced Canon to let go. Canon tried to punch his way free, but Mestre saw it coming and
Canon hurt his hand punching the mat. Mestre got an inside cradle. This time, Canon kicked out right at two. Play time was over. Canon
hit his finisher for the pin.
We saw prematch promos from Bradley Jay and Damien Steele. Jay gave Steele credit for being a great athlete with great training, but
tonight â€œIn my world, suffering is imminent. Pain is in the forecast.â€� Jay warned Steele that he better bring his A game. Steele said
it was time for him to step up. â€œIâ€™ve been taught by the best teachers in the world, and now itâ€™s time for me to show the world
what I can do.â€� Steele said he knew Jay was tough, and thatâ€™s the way he liked it.
(2) Damien Steele beat Bradley Jay in 3:09 with a flying bodypress
Solid pop for Steele, the local favorite. Jay started to brawl. Steele took control with a leapfrog-hiptoss-armdrag sequence. But Jay
answered with a single arm DDT. While Jay was abusing Steeleâ€™s arm, Sherrod mentioned Jayâ€™s MMA training in submissions.
DeMott nicknamed him â€œBruiserâ€� Bradley Jay. Steele got whipped in and exploded off the ropes with a flying forearm smash.
Steele connected with a dropkick that got impressive elevation. Jay picked Steele up for a powerslam. Steele escaped and countered
with a belly-to-back suplex. Steele climbed to the top and hit his finisher for the pin. No sooner had Posey raised Steeleâ€™s hand, than
Jay attacked from behind and left him laying.
Matt Striker interviewed Michelle McCool and Tracy Taylor. Striker kept trying to sneak peeks at McCoolâ€™s assets. The gist of it was
that the two Divas were best friends, but when the bell rang, they were both going for the victory. â€œFans, weâ€™re all winners when
Tracy Taylor takes on Michelle McCool,â€� said Striker.
(3) Francisco Ciatso beat Onyx with the Fuhgedaboudit at 4:15
This was a bonus match from the April 27 show.
They cut to the backstage area for a prematch promo by Ray Gordy. â€œSiaki, I wrestle with demons of doubt. I wrestle with my past
failures. I wrestle with my injuries. I wrestle with an unrelenting voice that tells me to give up.â€� Gordy guaranteed that no matter what
Siaki did, he would never give up because he was Ray Gordy.
We heard from Sonny Siaki. He said Gordy was standing in the way of the best thing to hit Deep South Wrestling. â€œThis is a message
to you, the rest of the locker room, and this crappy city of Atlanta. Watch out. Siakalypse is coming atchya. (pulls back the hood on his
sweatshirt and takes off his sunglasses) IN YOUR FACE.â€�
(4) â€œCockyâ€� Sonny Siaki pinned Ray Gordy in 3:20 with a Samoan drop
Siaki tried to intimidate Gordy right from the get go. Siaki made fun of Gordyâ€™s size by getting on his knees to square off. Gordy kicked
Siaki in the face. Siaki charged. Gordy caught him with a drop toehold and hit a basement dropkick. Gordy hiptossed Siaki and used an
armdrag to took him down again. Siaki reversed to an armbar and delivered a clubbing blow to the back of the neck, flipping Gordy to the
mat. Siaki blistered Gordy with a chop. Gordy sagged against the ropes. Siaki hit a high velocity powerslam and hooked the leg. Gordy
kicked out at two. Siaki took it the ground, but Gordy regained his vertical base and elbowed his way free. They traded stiff shots. Gordy hit
the fisherman neckbreaker. Both men down for a count of four. They traded again. Gordy launched a comeback that built to a Japanese
clothesline. Gordy charged out of the corner, and Siaki elevated him into the Samoan drop.
Derrick Neikirk entered the ring. Ring announcer Dan Masters informed Neikirk that he didnâ€™t have a match. Neikirk said he was the
DSW champion, so he called the shots. Neikirk demanded a match, â€œa non-title match,â€� and said that if someone could give him
a run for his money that someone would become the number one contender. Johnny Parisi answered the challenge.
(5) Derrick Neikirk beat Johnny Parisi in 5:35 with a superkick
Neikirk was all over Parisi as soon as he rolled through the ropes. Neikirk sent Parisi flying with a reverse elbow before pausing to take
off his robe and belt. Neikirk gave Parisi a royal beatdown in the corner. Neikirk whipped Parisi corner to corner. Parisi clutched at his
back like it was on fire. Neikirk drove a knee into the back and continued to meet out punishment. Parisi fired back with gutshots and
chops. But Neikirk regained the advantage when Parisi telegraphed a backdrop. Neikirk landed a pair of elbow drops, but didnâ€™t hook
the leg and Parisi kicked out at one. Neikirk applied a rear chinlock using the ropes for extra leverage. Sherrod said Neikirk was
resourceful but not respectable. Neikirk charged into an elbow and ate it bigtime. But Neikirk gave Parisi a neckbreaker from a reverse
DDT position and cradled Parisi, who kicked out twice. Neikirk stayed on the neck. Parisi caught Neikirk in a sleeper hold, but the champ
countered with a back suplex. Neikirk made a delayed one armed cover. Parisi rolled shoulder at two. Parisi made the comeback,
scoring a series of knockdowns on the champion. The fans got behind the Parisi. Parisi hit a kneelift and played to the crowd. Parisi hit a
backbreaker. Parisi hit a backbreaker, climbed to the middle rope and hit a flying elbow Neikirk kicked out a 2 and Â¾. Parisi tried to
finish with the Shaft, but Neikirk put Parisiâ€™s lights out with a superkick that was right on the freaking money.
Mike Taylor said getting the 1-2-3 wasnâ€™t going to get the job done in a Texas Death Match. Somebody was getting knocked out for a
10 count. Taylor said the fans knew he had the edge in endurance. Taylor promised Knox the fight of his life.
(6) Mike Taylor beat Mike Knox in a Texas Death Match in 12:15
Sherrod said it was the first match of its type in DSW history. Knox broke a hammerlock with a back elbow to the mouth. Taylor grabbed a
side headlock and punched Knox in the jaw. Knox had a perverse smile on his face. Knox sucker punched Taylor on the break. Taylor
ducked a haymaker and landed one on Knox. Taylor resumed the side headlock. Knox shoved Taylor chest first into the buckles, which
set up a 10 count hanging vertical suplex. Taylor was able to escape. But moments later, Knox nailed him with the clothesline from hell
for the first pin of the match at 2:26. A 30 second countdown clock appeared on the screen. Taylor made it to his feet at the count of five.
Knox pounded away. Knox hit hangman neckbreaker for a near fall. Taylor went down on a high impact Irish whip. Knox measured Taylor
for an elbow drop and another near fall. Knox hit a flying kneedrop and hooked the leg but Taylor kicked out again. Knox used a headbutt
that knocked both men loopy. Knox blasted Taylor with a right hand. Taylor fired back with European uppercut that sent Knox staggering
backwards into the corner. Taylor walked into a reverse elbow. Knox applied a kneeling reverse chinlock. The kids chanted â€œLetâ€™s
go Taylor.â€� Taylor did a backflip to break the hold and caught Knox with a monkey flip. Taylor launched a full-fledged brawling
comeback. Knox tried a sunset flip and Taylor countered with a kneedrop to the neck. Taylor hit a leg lariat. Knox was able to roll through
at the count of two. Taylor shook his fists and fed off the crowdâ€™s energy. Taylor used the leg lariat where he drives his victim into the
mat and pinned Knox at 8:07. The 30 second clock ran down with Knox not moving. As Posey started the 10 count, Taylor climbed to the
top rope. Knox rose to his feet and hit the ropes to crotch Taylor. A fierce battle with both men mounted on the ropes culminated in a full
blown top rope superplex by Knox. Neither man was moving a muscle. Posey made the ten count and called for the bell. The 30 second
clock ran down to zero with both men starting to show signs of life. Posey ruled that the first man to his feet would be the winner. Knox
tried to use Posey to pull himself up, while Taylor used the ropes. Just as Taylor was reaching his feet, Neikirk ran to ringside Posey
went to admonish Neikirk. Knox and Taylor got up simultaneously. Knox charged and Taylor backdropped him. Posey whirled around to
see Taylor standing on his feet and declared him the winner. Knox sat in the corner smiling, as Taylor headed to the back.
Sherrod and DeMott closed the show with a stand up. DeMott hyped Parisiâ€™s turn, and announced that he would get another shot at
the title. DeMott summed up the Death Match: â€œThree words, two men, one victor.â€�
The major storylines inched forward this week. The show was more successful in terms of developing stronger identities for the midcard
players. The office segment with Canon and company was entertaining in a bizarre kind of way. Canon/Mestre was well done. It toyed
with the fansâ€™ emotions by having Mestre a split second away from victory before crushing all hope. Steele stayed on the winning
track with a better match than he did last week. Jay hasnâ€™t gotten a chance to show much beyond the ability to make the babyface
look good. Siaki evened his record at 1-1. Siaki is an interesting case. He cuts the most sinister heel promo of anyone on the roster, and
with Parisi turning, heâ€™s the only loner type on that side of the equation. Gordy had a competitive match with Siaki, but his comeback
looked labored. I can see why creative went back to the drawing board with Gordy. The idea of a guy pressing on despite nagging doubts
didnâ€™t translate into an appealing character. Thereâ€™s nothing flashy about Derrick Neikirk. Ole Anderson would love him, which
has to be considered a mixed blessing in 2006. Neikirk has a healthy opinion of himself and the wrestling skills to back it up. Once the
bell rings, heâ€™s all business and as shrewd as they come. The commentary put Parisi over strong for answering the championâ€™s
challenge. The crowd took to Parisi, who showed good babyface fire, but losing clean in five minutes doesnâ€™t make him a number
one contender in my book. In any case, the finish looked awesome. The main event felt like the wrong stip at the wrong time. The
wrestling was solid. It had heat. Both guys sold big to get across the grueling nature of the match and that was one helluva superplex.
But try as they might, the announce team couldnâ€™t convince me that this was a level beyond the usual violence and mayhem. After all,
it was Knoxâ€™s heinous act that shelved Taylor with abdominal surgery. I should know better than to expect logic from pro wrestling,
but why would the ref change the rules on a double knockout to make it first man standing wins? Seems like that would only apply if one
guy made it to his feet before the ten count and the other guy didnâ€™t. Be that as it may, Taylor got a measure of revenge, and it looks
like more rocky times ahead for Team Elite.
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