Now don't get me wrong, she's still a little shaky in the ring, but by god I just watched her wrestle Nidia to an entertaining match on Velocity. She actually jumped off the top rope to the floor to hit Nidia and Noble with a cross body block! I'm impressed she isn't just content to be eye-candy (the hottest diva there is) and is actually trying to step it up in the ring. Then again, this might just have been a fluke, but you never know. She could be the next Trish Stratus!
I didn't see the match so I can't comment on that. But I saw Dawn Marie at a house show 2 or 3 years ago, and during a Simon Diamond match she got involved and hit a cross body block off the top rope. So she's had that move for a while, so I wouldn't necessarily say that this particular move in this match would represent an improvement. (and for all I know, she may have used this move every week in ECW)
I didn't see the match either. But considering I just watched a Trish Stratus match from three years ago (w/Val Venis), ANYTHING'S possible. Still, being the next Trish Stratus takes more than highspots, I think. Remember what Trish said about bringing PSYCHOLOGY to her matches.
She pulled a Rob Van Dam in that match. Nidia had her in a half-crab (a pretty darn good one at that) for quite some time, and Dawn was able to run around and jump off the second turnbuckle and everything just fine afterwards.
Originally posted by Dagent913She pulled a Rob Van Dam in that match. Nidia had her in a half-crab (a pretty darn good one at that) for quite some time, and Dawn was able to run around and jump off the second turnbuckle and everything just fine afterwards.
Pah, second turnbuckle indeed. Rob would have been up there pirouetteing of the top rope quicker than you can say 'no-selling'. ;)
"You dont appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle aged woman: stuff you'd pay good money for these days."
Also noted that Bad News Barrett appropriately absconded to the backstage without getting a Shield beatdown. Seems like almost the entire show was about Shield beatdowns, which gave it an oddly unified quality.