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November 15, 2008
â€“ Larry Goodman
â€�Alright, Arrick Andrews. Itâ€™s this week on SAW. Youâ€™ve seen my training videos.â€�
Paul Adams ripped off his shirt and flexed his couch potato physique wearing nothing but his American flag trunks.
â€�Look at me. Iâ€™m huge! As if this physical specimen isnâ€™t intimidating enough for you. Iâ€™m gonna let you in on a little
secret, something I didnâ€™t reveal in my training videos. I play dirty. You know, itâ€™s nothinâ€™ to me to rear back and give you a
good old swift kick in the old family jewels, and ask questions second. So I hope youâ€™re prepared Andrews, because this week on
SAW. Itâ€™s all about Paul.â€�
Chase Stevens interrupted Reno Riggins solo opening to demand a match with Chris Michaels. Riggins said he couldnâ€™t promise
anything because they had a format to follow.
Riggins welcomed Michael Graham to the broadcast booth with no explanation about Michael St. Johnâ€™s whereabouts.
1 â€“ SIGMON vs. JESSE EMERSON
Back and forth brawling right from the get go. The announce team explained that Sigmon appeared to be on his way torching Old Glory a
few weeks back before Emerson came to the rescue. Sigmon was wise to Emersonâ€™s up and over move and caught him with a
release German to take over. Sigmon went to work on the neck. Emersonâ€™s comeback built to a punishing high backdrop for the
close-but-no-cigar near fall. Sigmon put that huge cranium to good use with a jawbreaker and nailed Emerson off with a great looking
dropkick, but he took his sweet time climbing to the top rope. Emerson rolled out from under Sigmonâ€™s flying headbutt to get the
pinfall with an Oklahoma Roll.
Sigmon was interviewed by newcomer, Natalie Van Eron and demanded a rematch. â€œCheating apparently is the American way.â€�
WINNER: Emerson in 3:43. Off to a good start. There were a few iffy spots, but generally speaking, a nice display of athleticism.
Backstage, Rachel Worthington was furious with Shawn Shultz and Chrisjen Hayme for failing to get the job done with TJ Harley. â
€œDaddyâ€™s not happy. Iâ€™m not happy. You two get it together.â€� As soon as Worthington walked off, Shultz jumped down
Haymeâ€™s throat. Shultz said when Rachael and daddy werenâ€™t happy, he wasnâ€™t happy, and he was going to make Haymeâ
€™s life miserable. Hayme said Shultz needed him, but he didnâ€™t need Shultz. Shultz said that was back talk.
â€�Iâ€™m the only reason youâ€™re allowed to walk around SAW. What you need to do is finally, one time, do something right and
tonight, end TJ Harleyâ€™s career, you frigginâ€™ idiot.â€�
2 â€“ CHRISJEN HAYME (with Rachel Worthington & Shawn Shultz) vs. T. J. HARLEY
Harley got the edge in a chain wrestling exchange, so Hayme went to the floor, where he was abused by Shultz. Hayme tried to rough
Harley up and got a taste of his own medicine. Shultz chewed Hayme out again, and Harley knocked their noggins together. Shultz
grabbed Harley by the leg to set up the tide-turning enzuigiri by Hayme. He unleashed a relentless attack on the braced right wrist of
Harley. Riggins said he had never seen Hayme so focused. Harley appeared to be gaining momentum after connecting with a knee
strike. Hayme responded with a German suplex that saw Harleyâ€™s head ricochet off the middle and bottom turnbuckle. Wicked move,
but Harley rolled a shoulder at 2 and Â½. Hayme planted Harley on the top turnbuckle for a superplex. While Worthington distracted ref
Jim Kleckner, Shultz powerbombed Hayme, who superplexed Harley. As Hayme struggled to his feet, he was distracted by the sight of
Shultz sweet-talking Worthington and got pinned by Harleyâ€™s rolling prawn hold.
WINNER: Harley in 8:48. They were given more time than previous matches in this feud and produced a solid match.
Shultz got all up in Haymeâ€™s face, and it was dÃ©jÃ vu all over again, as Hayme ended up walking away from Shultz.
Adams was in the back telling Rick Santel his tale of woe. Dillinger wasnâ€™t answering his phone and Hammerjack had quit. Adams
wanted to know what happened because he had been too busy training to watch the TV show. Adams asked Santel if he was going to be
there, and Santel hung up on him.
Graham and Riggins introduced a recap of the events that occurred last week involving â€œBoogie Woogie Boyâ€� Gary Valiant, Marc
Anthony and Raven.
Cut to a bloody Gary Valiant. â€œMarc Anthony, you want a war. You got a war.â€�
Cut to a helmeted Marc Anthony looking like a complete lunatic. â€œI guess Iâ€™m not so crazy after all. The voices that manifest in my
head are no longer there. They stand in front of me now. Now Iâ€™m saved.â€� The camera panned over to Raven with his arm around
Anthonyâ€™s shoulder. â€œYou are saved my son. Yes my child, it has only just begun. It has only just begun. Quote the Raven,
Van Eron congratulated High Society on winning the SAW tag team titles. Van Eron asked Michaels about the challenge issued by
Stevens. Michaels said Stevens was the idiot that couldnâ€™t keep a tag team partner. Michaels said he tired of beating Stevens up,
because he was a tag team wrestler with bigger fish to fry. Commissioner Freddie Morton came out saying he could accommodate
Michaels. With that, Tribal Nation attacked High Society.
3 â€“ SAW Tag Team Champions HIGH SOCIETY (Sean Casey & Chris Michaels with Tiana & Lexi Pillman) vs. TRIBAL NATION (Indian
Outlaw & Lennox Lightfoot)
The former champions beat the hell out of High Society, but while ref Kurt Herron was getting Outlaw out to officially start the match,
Society doubled up on Lightfoot. Society got heat on Lightfoot. Riggins said Casey was showing heart by wrestling with the knee injury.
He announced Michaels vs. Stevens for next week. Michaels and Lightfoot went down after a mid ring collision. Lightfoot made the tag.
Outlaw cleaned house. Pillman grabbed Lightfootâ€™s leg to disrupt a combo move. In the ensuing confusion, Michaels clocked Outlaw
with knucks to get the pin.
WINNERS: High Society in 5:26. Same bad match as last week only shorter. Casey moved slightly better but was still pretty much
Adams was at ringside with Von Eron. Adams said there was no way he could have the match without his corner men. Andrews chased
Adams around the ring and up the ramp.
Back from commercial, Morton dragged Adams down to ringside by his ear, removed his glasses, and tossed him into the ring.
4 â€“ PAUL ADAMS vs. ARRICK â€˜The Dragonâ€� ANDREWS
Adams begged and bumped and took a beating. Graham compared it to Creed against Drago in Rocky IV. Andrews pounded Adams into
oblivion with 25 consecutive punches. Hammerjack showed up to distract Herron. David Young speared and spinebustered Andrews,
and dragged Adams on top of him. With Adams out cold, Herron made the three count.
WINNER: Adams in 2:40. Adams got his and sold it huge. As over as Andrews is, I imagine the fans were outraged at the finish, but the
audio was so screwed up there was no way to tell.
Young and Hammerjack rolled Adams off of Andrews so they could put the boots to him. They tossed Andrews into the Cyclone fence
mounted on the wall of the SAW Mill. A masked mystery man in black attacked Andrews with martial arts blows. He applied an Oriental
Back from commercial, the beatdown on Andrews continued. Hammerjack gave him the cheese grater treatment on the fence. Andrews
was busted open big-time. The blood was dripping out his forehead to form pools on the mat. Riggins said there was a problem with
lock on the dressing room that was preventing the other wrestlers from helping Andrews. There was a gruesome close up of Andrews
trying to pull himself up by the ropes, his face a complete bloody mess. The heels dragged the section of fence into the ring. Young
slammed his head into it. The show closed with Andrews laid out on the fence.
Closing Thoughts: What appeared to be light-hearted, good times for the babyface took a sudden and very dark turn for Andrews. Some
heavy-duty shock value there, as SAW rarely does blood, and this was copious, gory blood. For the second week in a row, a top babyface
was destroyed at to close the show. Theyâ€™re building to a big holiday show on December 12, â€œThe Fight Before Christmasâ
€¦Things have come full circle with Valiant and Andrews back on top in featured programs, but with enough time elapsed that it feels
freshâ€¦Adamsâ€™ comedic instincts were a major highlight again this week. The opening was hilarious. So was Morton dragging him
down the ramp by the earâ€¦Emerson/Sigmon made sense. It was refreshing to see the babyface win clean and not have the heel beat
him down to keep the program going. Sigmon was justified in asking for the rematch straight up. He was more than competitive and lost
on mistake. Not that he would admit itâ€¦The Worthington-Shultz-Hayme triangle moved a step closer to imploding. Shultz is a wonderful
assholeâ€¦Tribal Nation are getting buried. They got the jump on a team that has one member with a badly blown knee and still lost.
Yeah, High Society cheated but stillâ€¦Between Riggins, Stevens, and Worthington, the English language got murdered on this show.
There was some type of production problem with the audio mix this week. I donâ€™t about the version that aired on Comcast, but in the
DVD copy I received and the Internet version, there was almost no crowd noise in the mix of Andrews/Adams, which severely deadened
the impact of the big show closing angle. There was no crowd noise at for Harley/Hayme. St. John missed this show due conflicts with
his other broadcasting responsibilities. Graham had a run as an announcer with Bert Prenticeâ€™s North American Wrestling back in
the mid nineties. Heâ€™s got a smooth, more traditional sports feel to his style that makes him easy on the ears. Unlike St. John,
Graham called the moves correctly, but he didnâ€™t do nearly as good a job of painting the picture. I found myself missing the obscure
references, oddball mistakes and colossal exaggerations that made St. John both entertaining and maddeningâ€¦Von Eron is slated to
be a regular interviewer, but was not scheduled to do the ringside stuff. Sheâ€™s certainly no Hot Rod Biggs at ringside. Biggs was a
late cancellation due to personal issues...Much like 69, this was a strong thumbs up show except for the tag match.