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December 13, 2008
â€“ Larry Goodman
Jason James and Scott Barry on commentary.
1 â€“ â€œThe Internetâ€™s Favorite Wrestlerâ€� WHITE TIGER & JEROMY JUSTICE vs. LARRY COOTER & #1 BOB
Barry said Tiger was on work release from the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Tiger and the debuting Bob, â€œthe two luchadores of NWA
Main Eventâ€� (well, they do wear masks) started. Tiger with an early burst of shockingly crisp offense. He busted out the headlock
takeover/headscissors double team. They made a big deal out of the return of Justice after a long absence. Tiger took the heat, mainly
bad tribute spots by Bob â€“ The Rock, Hogan, The Worm and even a Baron Von Raschke claw. Bob started doing these bizarre
splashes. Barry called them bobble head doll splashes. James said he looked like a sea urchin. Bob missed on the third one. Tiger and
Bob ended up bumping heads and trading punches from their knees. Finish was botched. Justice went for a springboard armdrag.
Cooter tried to catch Justice on his shoulders but lost him and had to pick him back up to hit his firemanâ€™s carry slam finisher.
Winners: Cooter & #1 Bob in 8 minutes. So what if he got the pin. If theyâ€™re hell bent on pushing Cooter, why put him in what was
essentially a comedy match? Justice looked good for the limited time he was in the ring. Do my eyes deceive me, or is Tiger improving?
We saw Daniels in the locker room saying he had to find a partner. Dominique pointed at Shawn Shultz, who was sitting on bench talking
to himself. Daniels asked Shultz why he was so sad.
â€�Why am I sad? I lost to Aiden Scott twice in one night, and not only that, I went to Ring of Honor and I lost to freaking ninja, man. Itâ
€™s the worst losing streak of my life.â€�
Shultz said he felt like a loser. â€œCheer up little trooper,â€� said Daniels. Daniels guaranteed Shultz a win if he would be his partner
against Steve-O and Scott Hayes. â€œEverybody knows youâ€™re going to be on the winning team, Shawn.â€� Shultz got fired up and
said he was ready to win.
2 â€“ BRYAN CASEY vs. DYRON FLYNN
James said Casey was allegedly the descendant of a famous wrestler. Barry said Caseyâ€™s moves resembled a former
Intercontinental Champion. Casey dominated after taking a time out to regroup. He did the swivel hips and a cool move that was like a
hangmanâ€™s version of the Gori Special. Casey dropped it into a gutbuster and the announce team went bonzo when Flynn managed
to kick out. James put Flynn over for tenacity. Flynn made a horrible looking comeback. The announce team said neither guy was hooking
the leg like they should. Casey hit a flying lariat off the ropes and did the â€œlook at these absâ€� mannerism. James said Casey was
rude. Casey pinned Flynn with the swivel hips neckbreaker.
Winner: Casey in 8:12. Not good.
In the locker room, NWA Mid-America Champion Scott Hayes presented Steve-O with the first ever limited edition â€œPlayboyâ€� Scott
Hayes t-shirt. Hayes said O brought him into the NWA and always had his back. O said it meant a lot to him, but as soon as Hayes left, O
tossed the shirt into a cubicle. The camera pulled back to find Gypsy Joe sitting next to the cubicle. â€œOh my God, what this business
going to? My God.â€� Joe smacked himself in the face. â€œWhatâ€™s up?â€�
3 â€“ NWA Mid-American Heavyweight Champion â€œPlayboyâ€� SCOTT HAYES & STEVE-O vs. JEFF DANIELS (with Dominique) &
Barry said you werenâ€™t going to find a hotter rivalry in Nashville. James clarified - â€œUnless itâ€™s between promoters.â€� James
said Daniels couldnâ€™t live without the title. The technicos worked on the arms of the rudos until the 6:30 mark, when Shultz hit a
spinebuster on Hayes. Daniels and Shultz decimated Hayes. On two occasions, Hayes made it to his corner, but O was on the other side
of the ring being distracted by that she-devil Dominique. Hayes made the comeback on Shultz and hit a flying forearm. Both men down.
Both men tagging. O was a house of fire. He superkicked Daniels. A second superkick sent Shultz out of the ring. Meanwhile, Hayes
covered Daniels for the three count. O reacted like â€œWhat the f***?â€�
Winners: Hayes & Steve-O in 11:36. This match worked - clear story telling and a well-executed finish. The wrestling wasnâ€™t half bad
either. You have to be willing to suspend disbelief enough to buy Ferrari counting the pin.
Back from commercial, Daniels was at the broadcast table challenging Hayes & O to a rematch. Daniels said he wasnâ€™t a loser. He
complained about a fast count, and told Gordon that Hayes was not the legal man. Gordon agreed to the rematch. â€œIâ€™m tired of
losing! Iâ€™m tired of losing!â€� Shultz whined.
4 â€“ NWA Mid-America TV Title match: Champion â€œMagnumâ€� SHANE SMALLS vs. â€œColossalâ€� CHRIS CAIN
Cain accepted Smallsâ€™ offer of a handshake. They wrestled clean with Cain able to ground Smallsâ€™ aerial attack in the early
going. Smalls got untracked with a snap powerslam and a running shooting star press for near falls. But Cain caused Smalls to miss
with a springboard crossbody and dropkicked his knee. Cain exploited it with fierce attack on the knee. Cain tossed Smalls to the floor.
Smalls flipped back in over the top rope, clutched at his bum leg, and got leveled by a spinwheel kick. Cain tortured Smalls with leg
submissions. The camera panned over to show Cooter observing from a distance. As Smalls made a comeback from the ground,
Cooter inched closer to ringside. Smalls tried to go up top, but Cooter grabbed his foot. A midring struggle ensued between Smalls and
Cain. Cooter jumped up on the apron. Smalls shot Cain into Cooter. Cooter took a bump and Smalls rolled Cain up.
Winner: Smalls retains in 7:37. Some good wrestling here. These guys match up well. Smalls did an awesome job selling the leg. The
grounded comeback was inspired. The only bad thing was that brainless flip over the top rope.
Cooter and Cain continued to destroy Smallsâ€™ leg until Justice made the save.
Promo by Cain and Cooter. Cain said Smalls cheated his way to another victory. He wanted another shot next week with Cooter watching
his back. Cooter spit a vile stream of liquid on the floor and said â€œyeah.â€�
Promo by Smalls. He kicked a chair. Smalls said Cooter and Cain showed what dogs and cowards they really were, but they also
showed what allies Smallsâ€™ had in the Tennessee fans. Smalls said Cain could bring Cooter next week, because he was bringing
An irate Steve-O confronted Hayes in the locker room. O said he had it all taken care of with the superkicks only to turn around to see
Hayes getting the 1-2-3. Hayes said, â€œIsnâ€™t that what itâ€™s all about, Steve-O?â€� O told Hayes he just didnâ€™t get it.
Random Thoughts: This show was the drizzling shits for the first 20 minutes or so, but things picked up considerably after that. The
backstage vignette with Daniels and Shultz was killer. Shultz is the only guy they have capable of holding his own with Daniels on the mic.
The match quality of the last two matches was way up from most of their recent stuffâ€¦The angle with O and Hayes cuts both ways. Itâ
€™s not much of a stretch to dislike Hayes for being the oblivious glory hound O is making him out to beâ€¦I liked the way Smalls turned
through his wrestling in advance of the angle. With O turning heel, there was nobody to push on the babyface side besides Hayes. â
€¦Christmas Chaos was pushed hard throughout the show, but what's up with only 12 days away (one more week of TV) with no
matches announced?...All matches shown in their entirety this week. Talent the likes of which appeared in the first two matches is better
served with less exposureâ€¦Cooter looked like just another guy in the crowd during that deal in the main event. Heâ€™s completely
lacking when it comes to the larger-than-life quality that is one of the keys to becoming a successful pro wrestler...The contrast between
the lighting of the ring and the crowd visually disguises how few people are the seats, but it sounds like less than 50â€¦Whereâ€™s
Charminâ€™ Charles? Two weeks back at the Fairgrounds and not a peep out of him. Casey could use some face time with Charles as