August 23, 2007
â€“ James Falcon
The show began with former WWE Star Mr. Hughes introducing the audience to WWA4 Programming, and announced the card that
would occur for the evening. When Hughes announced the "Dream Tag Team" match, The Hooligans Vs Amien Rios/Cameron
Valentine, a voice boomed over the loudspeaker, saying "DID SOMEONE SAY THE HOOLIGANS??!?! It only took a moment for the voice
to reveal itself, as Taylor Mcknight emerged from the curtain, returning after a 2 month abscense following an attack from the Hooligans
in June. Mcknight, fired up , proclaimed that his problem with the Hooligans would not be a "long drawn out affair", and that it would end
by the end of the evening. Before Mcknight could finish the introduction, Reece Royale busted through the curtain, snatched the
microphone, and told the audience that tonight he would end Tex once and for all and take the internet championship.
The show broke for commercial and MCknight explained to the audience that he was sorry for taking up television time to vent his
personal frustration, but that after sustaining a vicious neck injury, he just couldn't pretend it didn't happen, and that if he got fired, at least
he'd go down making the Hooligans as miserable as he has been the past 2 months.
The show came back from commercial with Big Nasty taking on Dan Vendetta, in a match featuring power vs. technical ability. Big Nasty
destroyed Vendetta for a large portion of the match, with Vendetta getting glimpses of offence before being shut down by the extremely
large Big Nasty. In the end, Big Nasty lost his temper and nailed Vendetta with some kind of foreign object he had tucked in the
turnbuckle, and the referee immediately dqed the goliath, giving Vendetta the surprising victory.
Chris Deal, Ace Voleur, and the returning Michael Black battled to a triple count out when all 3 men battled across the building and
refused to return to the ring.
The show broke for another commercial, and Mcknight explored what the foreign object was, and reminded the fans that they can catch
all the action on http://wwa4.com and various other sources on the internet. Generally entertaining back and forth banter between the fans
and Mcknight, keeping things going inbetween the matches.
When the show came back, Tex was set to defend the WWA4 Internet Championship against Reece Royale. A classic match between
the all american star and the european snob, both men entertained the fans with a series of wrestling move/counter move series,
showing that pure wrestling is still present in Georgia.
Tex worked over Reece Royales arm for most of the match, utilizing both standard & fujiwara armbars alike. At the climax of the battle,
Reece Royale nailed Tex with his patented firemans carry slam into a sitout position, however when he made the cover, Reece did not
realize Tex placed the foot on the ropes.
Reece believed he had the victory and the championship, however by the time the referee explained to the overzealous challenger that
the match was not over, Tex was able to sneak up on Reece and slip in a school boy roll up in order to gain the victory.
The show went to commercial, and Mcknight announced that The Hooligans had not shown up for the event, calling them pre-madonnas
and "superstars" too good to make good on an advertised match. Taylor expressed he did not feel that the Hooligans were scared of
him, but rather just cowards in general that run from a fight from anyone other then a 100 pound announcer.
Amien Rios and Cameron Valentine were brought to the ring, and the referee began to raise their hands via forfeit, however the music hit,
and both Mason & Devin Cutter came to the ring. Mcknight refused to announce them and allowed commisioner Demarco to do it.
Once the bell rang, the Dream Team of Amien Rios and Cameron Valentine seemed to work well together, tagging in and out with more
tag team accuracy then the Hooligans themselves have shown, double teaming both Mason and Devin in the early moments of the
match. The Hooligans regained their composure however, catching Amien Rios in their corner, and beating down the former WWA4
champion. After several dirty tactics, Taylor Mcknight left the broadcast booth, standing at ringside in the corner of Cameron & Rios,
leading the crowd in chants against the Hooligans. Rios managed to tag in the current WWA4 champion Cameron Valentine, who
immediately cleaned house on both Hooligans. However, the odds eventually caught up with Valentine, and Devin managed to score
with his patented lariat across the throat. Seeing the new dream teams demise, Mcknight took the microphone, and challenged Devin to
a fight at ringside. When Devin exited the ring, Mcknight left him with a slap to the face, before running backstage with Devin Cutter hot on
his trail. With Mason left alone in the ring, the odds were quickly switched to the new dream team, and it only took one Hell-Bow from
Amien Rios to put Mason Cutter down for the one, two, three.
All and all, a great solid show. The one night angle with Taylor and the Hooligans was done very well, with Mcknight showing proper
respect to the Hooligans (I hate when announcers work angles because usually its not believable, especially in Memphis and Corey
Maclin, however this seemed to be in context, progressed very well, and was more about The Hooligans then it was Taylors revenge.) I
can't wait to see if Mason will be upset with Devin about leaving, or if this will now lead to a tag team title shot for Valentine & Rios.
This is how a television taping should flow. Great effort by everyone in the WWA4 locker room.
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