April 1, 2007
â€“ Larry Goodman
This weekâ€™s episode of DSW opened with Nigel Sherrod recapping highlight clips from last week. Nattie Neidhart teamed up with
Shatelle to get revenge on Krissy Vaine and Angel Williams. Team Elite successfully defended the DSW Tag Team Title against Robert
Anthony and Johnny Curtis. Bradley Jayâ€™s DSW Heavyweight Title defense against Ryan Oâ€™Reilly ended as a double count out.
Referee John Cone and his balls of steel ruled that neither man was leaving with the belt.
Cut to co-general managers Vaine and Williams in the DSW office. They announced that they were holding up the heavyweight title.
Furthermore, the title would be decided by a best of seven series between Jay and Oâ€™Reilly at the upcoming DSW house shows.
An ad hyping the Oâ€™Reilly/Jay best of seven series aired several times during the hour (DSW has house shows slated on a regular
basis through at least the summer months).
T. J. Wilson entered the ring for his Deep South Wrestling television debut.
Kofi Kingston was interviewed by Nattie Neidhart. Kingston had the Jamaican flag draped around his shoulders. Neidhart said that being
from Canada, she was very familiar with Wilsonâ€™s work.
Kingston called Wilson a young veteran â€“ young in age but a veteran in terms of experience. Kingston said they last time they tangoed,
he came out on top because he had the support of the fans. The appearance of Luscious stopped Kingston in mid sentence. Kingston
said that was the kind of support he was talking about and asked Luscious if she would support him tonight. Luscious sang her answer.
â€œJamaica, Jamaica.â€� Kofiâ€™s eyes lit up. â€œBo! Bo! Bo!â€�
(1) Kofi Nahaje Kingston (with Luscious) beat the debuting T. J. Wilson in 5:17
On commentary, G-Rilla said Kingston was sporting some arm candy. Crisp exchange of pin attempts to open. They went for
simultaneous dropkicks and squared off. Wilson took Kingston down with a headscissors for a near fall. When Wilson used a snap
suplex for a two count, G-Rilla said it was shades of the Dynamite Kid. Wilson hit a leg lariat for another near fall. Wilson grounded
Kingston. The fans got behind Kingston. Wilson cut off Kingstonâ€™s comeback with a stiff back elbow. Sherrod noted Wilsonâ€™s
arrogant swagger. Wilson hit a bridging northern lights suplex for a near fall. Wilson worked the neck. Kingston rallied with a sunset flip
and connected with a spinkick to spark a full-fledged comeback. A running forearm dropped Wilson in his tracks. Wilson ran smack into
the Cool Runnings (tornado kick) and Kingston covered for the three count.
We saw Vaine and Williams in the office congratulating each other on their brilliance in coming up with the best of seven for the
heavyweight title. An enraged Bag Lady started banging on the door and demanding money from Vaine for attacking Williams. Vaine
yelled for Bag Lady to get her lyinâ€™ trashy butt out of there and tried to convince Williams it wasnâ€™t so. Oâ€™Reilly confronted Bag
Lady about the ruckus. She said she wanted her money. â€œEverybody wants something,â€� Oâ€™Reilly said. Bag Lady took a swing
at him, so Oâ€™Reilly deposited her out side the building. â€œCrazy lady.â€�
Kingston joined Sherrod on commentary for the rest of the hour.
Neidhart was in the ring to capture the first spoken words from Jon Bolen and â€œThe Bad Seedâ€� Shawn Osborne. Bolen acted like
Heath Miller and Brian Cage, were inferior nobodys. Osborne said he and Bolen were The Future, and they planned to roll over the
opposition until they got to Team Elite and the tag team titles.
Backstage, Brooke Adams informed Heath Miller and Brian Cage that Bolen and Bad Seed were two nasty characters. Miller said they
wouldnâ€™t be feeling too well after the match. Cage said he and Miller has aspirations for a tag team tag title shot. Miller closed with
his catch phrase. â€œWhat time is it?â€� (the fans yell â€œMiller time.â€�) Great hair on these guys but a lousy promo.
(2) Shawn Osborne & Jon Bolen beat Heath Miller & Brian Cage in 6:17
Bolen came out brawling. Miller took advantage of his thuggish nature, and the babyface team administered a major stretching of Bolenâ
€™s groin muscles. Bolen managed to kick Miller off and into the wrong corner. The heel team went to work on Millerâ€™s back.
Osborne did a cool variation of a side suplex for one near fall. Bolen dropped an elbow for another. Sherrod brought up Bolenâ€™s
weight lifting record for the state of Ohio, an alleged 700 pound bench press. The rudos doubled up on Miller behind the back of ref Wes
Adams. Miller took Bolen down with a double leg and rolled through for a two count, but the beating on his back continued. Out of
nowhere, Miller overshot a flying forearm to set up the hot tag. Cage got in a few blows before falling victim to Osborneâ€™s snap
powerslam. A Bolen middle rope elbow drop/Osborneâ€™s sidewalk slam combo sealed the deal.
Adams was in the ring with Siaki and Afa Jr. Siaki grabbed the mic out of her hand.
(to Adams) "Nobody wants to hear you talk. You just stand there and look pretty cuz thatâ€™s all your good at. Tonight, Cousin Ray, you
and your partner, Cousin Tilly have something in common with everyone out here in the audience: you smell like pig farm, you canâ€™t
read, you look like white trash, and you make me sick."
Afa said they were going to shut the people up and beat the country boys down.
Backstage, Neidhart asked Ray Gordy what was up with Henry Godwin. Gordy said Henry was back at the farm taking care of his prize
pig, Daisy, but he had sent down Cousin Til as his replacement. Til said he heard Samoans smoked their pigs in the ground. Gordy said
that didnâ€™t sound half bad, but the one thing they liked better than eatinâ€™ was fightinâ€™.
(3) Ray Gordy & Big Tilly Godwin beat Siaki & Afa Jr. via DQ at 7:10
Kingston commented on the smell of the hillbillies. â€œThey may not like showers as much as the next person and they may not love the
high class life, but they love what they do,â€� said Sherrod. Gordy ran the ropes and ended doing the dosey-do with Afa. Gordy put Afa in
a headscissors and banged his head against the mat. Afa no sold it, but Gordy mule kicked him in the jaw. Afa took an awesome spin
bump off of Tillyâ€™s lariat. Tilly and Gordy executed an assisted legdrop for a near fall. Tilly put both Samoans in side headlocks, but
they broke loose and nailed him with tandem sidekicks. The Samoans trapped Tilly in their corner and doubled up with chops and
punches in stereo. Siaki put Tilly down with flying boot in the mush. Tilly kicked out. No water in the pool for Afaâ€™s frogsplash. Tilly
staggered sideways and fell into the corner for the tag. Gordy was a house of fire. Gordy hit the fisherman neckbreaker on Siaki, but Afa
kicked Gordy in the face. Tilly knocked the Samoansâ€™ heads together. They no sold it and gave Tilly a double headbutt that left him flat
on his back at ringside. Gordy hit a double missile dropkick and covered Siaki, who rolled a shoulder just before the three count. Afa
coldcocked Gordy. The Samoans hung Gordy on the tree of woe and refused to let up. Wes Adams called for the bell. Tilly finally ran the
Adams was in the ring with Freakin Deacon and G-Rilla. Deacon licked her hair. G-Rilla said this was their shot at showing focus and the
right to belong with the elite teams.
Team Elite came to ringside. Neikirk did the talking.
"I guess most people would say thank you for complimenting Team Elite such as you have. But guess what?...You two big tubs of goo
are about to get shown what professional wrestling is all about. You might be the biggest opponents weâ€™ve ever faced. That just
means youâ€™re the two biggest jabronis weâ€™ve ever beat."
(4) G-Rilla & Freakin Deacon defeated the DSW Tag Team Champions Team Elite (Derrick Neikirk & Mike Knox) in a non-title match
Neikirk tried to work the arm of G-Rilla, but couldnâ€™t make any headway. G-Rilla flattened him with a single forearm shot. Deacon
tossed Neikirk around and beat him silly in the corner. Neikirk went down face first after taking Deaconâ€™s trademark uppercut. The
monsters leveled Neikirk with a double shoulder block. G-Rilla elevated Neikirk with a bearhug. Deacon licked G-Rillaâ€™s palm to
make the tag and blasted Neikirk with headbutts. Deacon followed with a huge jumping legdrop for a near fall. The tide turned when Knox
laid across the ropes to cushion the impact of G-Rillaâ€™s Irish whip on Neikirk. Knox got nailed with an elbow and fell to the floor, but
Neikirk capitalized with a Saito suplex on G-Rilla. Over the next few minutes, Team Elite did everything in their power to keep G-Rilla on
the mat. Knox hit his running legdrop. G-Rilla kicked out at one and slowly worked his way up. Neikirk brought G-Rilla back to his knees
and dropkicked him in the head, but again, only good for a one count. Knox finally got a near fall with a slingshot senton. Elite trapped G-
Rilla in their corner and blistered him with a bigtime double chop. Sherrod mentioned that Neikirk was â€œan Extremist,â€� referring to
his former role as one of Paul Heymanâ€™s bodyguards. Knox tried a bodyslam but collapsed under all that weight, and G-Rilla scored
a close near fall. Neikirk drew Deacon into the ring and Elite pulled off the tilt-a-whirl splash, but Cone recognized that Neikirk wasnâ€™t
the legal man. Eventually, G-Rilla revved up and clotheslined Neikirk. Hot tag. Deacon hit a sidewalk slam on Knox and caught Neikirk
with the big boot. Deacon went up top for a flying clothesline on Neikirk, and Knox made the last split-second save. Team Elite lit into
Deacon. But Deacon ducked the clothesline from Hell and Knox nailed Neikirk instead. Deacon took care of Knox with a clothesline over
the top. G-Rilla pulled the straps down and splashed Neikirk for the three count.
I like the best of seven series as a way to jazz up the house shows. It will be interesting to see how long the alliance between Vaine and
Williams plays out. Hereâ€™s hoping for a long run to that storyline. Wilson vs. Kingston left me wanting to see more, as they did the
best technical wrestling on the show. I like Wilsonâ€™s hard-nosed, no short cut style of heeling, where the arrogance stems from
believing that heâ€™s the superior wrestler. Kingston cut another excellent promo. Kingston and Luscious make a hot pair. It was about
time Bolen and Osborne got a win. Thereâ€™s something about Osborne that makes me laugh. Match was OK. The fans are in love with
Miller and he was in most of the way. Cage had been working heel. He lacks babyface charisma and looked lost after taking the hot tag.
None of them came across with much in their debut promos. Hillbillies vs. Samoans was fun because of the unique spots they did to get
across the characters. Itâ€™s not my cup of tea, but this was the first time it felt like Gordy had the zest and fire the character calls for.
Siaki and Afa have their timing down on the double teams, and they did a great job bumping for Gordy after the hot tag. Big Tilly is the
Florida worker who was formerly one half of the Phi Delta Slam team that had a short run with TNA. Siaki has a wealth of experience
when it comes to getting heat from southern fans. I know I put him over every in just about every report, but Neikirkâ€™s selling was the
highlight of an otherwise average main event. If the idea was to make Elite appear vulnerable, then it was mission accomplish. Their
offense didnâ€™t look all that devastating against a guy as massive as G-Rilla. The non-title win is the tried and true way to build up title
challengers in DSW. They did it with Oâ€™Reilly/Jay a couple of months back and before that with Jay/Taylor and High Impact/Urban
Assault. This weekâ€™s dark matches: Roughhouse O'Reilly b Bob Hopkins, Eric Perez & Shantelle b Cru Jones & Angel, Major
Brothers vs. Robert Anthony & Johnny Curtis ended in a time limit draw.
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