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March 15, 2008
â€“ Larry Goodman
Showtime All-star Wrestling is now available for internet viewing at TheSuperstation.TV.
Dramatic music. No voiceover. The video speaks for itself---Southern All-star Wrestling promoter T. J. Weatherby presents Showtime All-
LAST WEEK! Miss Boogie thwarts interference by â€œTowel Boyâ€� Paul Adams. Boogie Boy then pins Rick Santel with Boogie Blasterâ
€¦Paul says something needs to be done around here to settle things between him and herâ€¦Chrisjen Hayme makes a spectacular
debut winning with a 450 splashâ€¦The Tennessee Violence Authority hits the ring on Arrick Andrews. Boogie made the save with a one
on two shellacking of TVA. Santel joined the party and it was Boogie beatdownâ€¦Rookie Drew Haskins upsets Big Rig Bully with a roll
upâ€¦Tatsu nails TV Champion Nore Havoc with bicycle kick. He pulls off the mask to reveal your new SAW Television Champion,
Michael St. John and Jack Johnson did the opening with a gigantic new Showtime All-star Wrestling logo as the background. The tag line
now has St. John saying â€œItâ€™s Showtimeâ€� before Johnsonâ€™s â€œSAW starts now!â€�
And to the ring with a new look - Bleachers on the hard camera side. A new entrance ramp. Softer lighting.
(1) Damian Adams beat Big Rig Bully to retain the SAW TV Title in 5:45
St. John referred to Bully as â€œan 0 for.â€� Damian kicked off the ropes for a flashy side headlock takeover, Damian went for it again
and Bully countered with a back suplex. As Bully worked over Damianâ€™s back, St. John said he wasnâ€™t making his pin attempts
quickly enough. Johnson once again pointed out that Bully has all the tools but is in need of some managerial guidance. Bully executed
a painful looking double leg drop to Damianâ€™s lower back followed by stiff kicks. Johnson called it the chiropractic combo. Surfboard
submission attempt by Bully. Blistering chop by Damian. Bully cut Damian short with a high leg lariat, but paused to showboat before
making the cover. Bully planted Damian with a pretty hanging vertical suplex. Lazy back cover and Damian kicked out again. Bully came
up empty on a middle rope double ax where he took waaaayyyy too much time, then managed to duck Damianâ€™s bicycle kick and set
up a piledriver. Damian backdropped out of it and hit the bicycle kick. Bully sold it like he was paralyzed. 1-2-3.
March 21 at the SAW Arena in Millersville featuring 6 big matches! Already signed J-5 (c) (with Cocky Cody) vs. Chris Bomb for the
Southern Heavyweight Title, Big Rig Bully vs. T. J. Harley and in your main event the TVA (with Paul Adams) takes on Boogie Woogie Boy
& Arrick Andrews.
(2) Mason Raige beat Larry Cooter via submission with the Rack of Raige (5:26)
Cooter acted like a jerk. Raige dominated with the power game until the 2:30 mark when he miscalculated on an elbow drop. St. John
and Johnson made fun of the fact Cooter was losing his tights.
The one thing you have to learn in wrestling early on. Keep your pants up. I donâ€™t know what level you learn that on, or whatever but
you have to keep you clothes on in the ring.
Cooter used basic choke and gouge offense. Raige caught an airborne Cooter with a body slam. He followed with a clubbing lariat, a
high boot and a missile dropkick before ending it with the torture rack.
(3) Rob Roy McCoy beat Tatsu via submission in 5:53
Johnson called it an international match: Scotland vs. the Orient. St. John said the difference between a Scottish accent and a British
accent was â€œScottish accents are watered down with a better grade of whiskey.â€� They compared Tatsu to a Pekinese that got
caught in a blender with a pack of 64 crayons. McCoy capitalized on Tatsuâ€™s aggressiveness with a hotshot. McCoy used the ropes
for leverage on the pin attempt but ref Kurt Herron caught him. McCoy hit a swinging neckbreaker and applied a variation of the camel
clutch. McCoy nutted himself on Tatsuâ€™s knees. Tatsu hit a spinning heel kick for a two count, and got blindsided by McCoy when he
complained about the count. Another dumb move by a babyface. McCoy hit a hangman neckbreaker. McCoy was laying in wait as Tatsu
was slow to rise. McCoy locked in a choke/bodyscissors combo for the tap.
Johnson interviewed McCoy, who said he was superior to the toothless heathens in the audience. McCoy claimed his bloodline could be
traced to the last King of Scotland. Said the Highlander and Braveheart types were pretenders to his throne - â€œIâ€™m Rob Roy
McCoy, the real McCoy, and the only one.â€�
(4) T. J. Harley beat â€œSharp Dressed Manâ€� Lawrence Lane in 2:45
The commentators ridiculed Laneâ€™s yesterdayâ€™s news outfit. Fast-paced start. Harley came out on top. Lane wanted none of it.
Harley in hot pursuit. Lane jumped back inside and Harley fell into his trap. Not a smart move for the babyface. Lane connected with a
razor sharp back elbow and applied a rear chinlock. Harley fought his way free. Big right hands by Harley. Lane with an Edgecution for a
near fall~! Lane took waaaayyy too much coming off the ropes and landed nuts first on Harleyâ€™s knee. Harley got the pin with a
fisherman suplex dropped into a shoulderbreaker. Sweet.
(5) â€œSexy â€œSean Casey (with nameless hot blonde) pinned Jeff Jameson at 5:49
The commentary and camera focused on Caseyâ€™s â€œnear nekkidâ€� blonde at ringside.
Johnson: She can make two outfits out of my underwear.
St. John: She can have my underwear.
Jameson missed a slingshot dive so badly he fortunate not to crack his skull. Back inside, Casey let Jameson shoot his wad. The abuse
started with a diamond cutter off the ropes. Casey used a slingshot brainbuster suplex, a powerbomb, and was beyond toying with his
stick boy opponent. Johnson referred to f Caseyâ€™s dancing fist drop as the Cincinnati Chili Shuffle. It missed. â€œI think that was only
a two-way and meant to be a three way. (pausing for two beats) Letâ€™s not say three-way during this match,â€� said St. John.
Jameson got his comeback, and a pretty good lengthy one at that, before Casey smoked him with a superkick. Johnson said he wanted
to interview the girl.
(6) Indian Nation (Lennox Lightfoot & Indian Outlaw) beat Tennessee Violence Authority (Hammerjack & Matt Dillinger with Paul
Adams) via DQ in 9:52
Nation cut the ring in half on TVA and worked over their knees using quick tags. Outlaw shook off Dillingerâ€™s chops and returned fire.
The big spot was an awesome double chop by Outlaw that sent Dillinger over the top rope. But Outlaw ventured too close to the ropes
and got kicked in the head by Hammerjack. TVA gave Outlaw a beating. Paul passed Hammerjack taped rod of some kind, and TVA took
turns jabbing it into Outlawâ€™s throat. Snap suplex and a leg drop for near falls by Dillinger. Outlaw was looking so bad Johnson said
he was about to fade away. Out of nowhere, a Saman Drop by Outlaw and the hot tag. Lightfoot laid out TVA one against two. Lightfoot
broke out the war dance and hit a springboard chop on Hammerjack. Paul got on the apron to distract the ref, but Miss Boogie pulled
Paul down to the floor. Cut to a close up of Miss Boogie pummeling Paul. Lightfoot leapfrogged Dillinger, and Outlaw simultaneously
dropkicked him out of the ring. Lightfoot hit an assisted flying elbow drop on Hammerjack, but no ref. Ricky Bell was still busy with Miss
Boogie. Dillinger hit Lightfoot with the pool cue. Well, at least that was idea. Bell saw that and signaled for the DQ. Outlaw chased TVA
out with a chair.
Closing Thoughts: This was the second half of the taping Jerry Jarrett attended. I havenâ€™t gotten a chance to see episode 35, so this
was my first viewing of the new look. I still love the show but I hate the new name. Southern All-star had a nostalgic appeal. Showtime All-
star sounds like a rinky dink indie getting pretentious. This episode was more about showcasing talent and less about storyline
advancement. SAW can usually be counted on for at least one goofy, offbeat promo segment. This show was lacking in that department.
Good heat for the first match and the main and not much in between. Damian/Bully featured two of SAWâ€™s most athletic performers in
a fast-paced match and an impressive first title defense for Damian. Bullyâ€™s winless record born of arrogance and stupidity has
about run its course. At this point, I believe heâ€™s jobbed to every babyface on the roster. They obviously recognize his appeal as
evidenced by listing him in one of the feature matches for the house show next week. Raige had another solid match. His power moves
were on the money. I didnâ€™t get much feel for Cooter one way or another. McCoy is a prospect. I like the character, and heâ€™s got
the best physique in the company with a bit of resemblance to Paul Orndorff. McCoyâ€™s offense looked fine, but his selling needs
work. As for the Harley match, they got it done without extending the time unnecessarily, and that finisher looked tons better than what he
was using. Caseyâ€™s female friend made that match bearable. Nobody was buying Jamesonâ€™s weak offense and it looked
ridiculous having Casey sell for it. I donâ€™t get SAWâ€™s reluctance to book a squash when the situation clearly calls for it. Indian
Nation does some things really well every time out, but they never seem to put together a solid match from start to finish. I liked the crisp
teamwork to open the match. Outlaw was good selling for TVA. The finish, however, was no masterpiece of timing and execution. Miss
Boogieâ€™s pummeling looked better than last time, but thatâ€™s not saying much. Dillingerâ€™s shot on Lightfoot with the pool cue
appeared to be a complete miss. As for the announcing, Johnson and St. John continue to gel as a team. They got off some hilarious
lines, especially during the Casey match.