Things start with the presentation of the NECW championship belt to "The Pinnacle" Paul Lombardi, the winner of the Iron 8 tourney, and some promos.
Match 1: Frankie Arion vs Tony Montana
Comedy spots to start, little speedy guy (Arion) outwitting big slower guy. Montana tries to get his submission on a few times, but doesn't. Seemed very short, not a lot to this match.
Nutty little promo/interview with Arion followed.
Match 2: Chase Del Monte vs P.C. Cruz (of Afterburn)
Cruz weighs about what I've lost since last December. Del Monte is IMO, very very good. Since I last saw him on NECW he has held the Mid-Atlantic title for the NWA fed there, a wrestler has e-mailed me that Del Monte has had quite a buzz about him on the East Coast. OK match with Cruz doing the cruiserweight high spots, and Del Monte getting a Zybyszko-ish duke.
The Hot Shots (Bryce Andrews & B.K. Jordan) have a beef with the team PRIDE and will fight them soon! Thats the gist of their promo.
Match 3: The Logan Brothers (Matt & Bryan) vs Doug Summers & Clip O'Reilly (of D-Unit)
O'Reilly's hat is bonus points awesome. The Logans come out with matching green tights that have "Logan" on them so I won't get confused. Logans start out hot, but the villains get the upper hand and lay a beating on a Logan. O'Reilly hits a nice top-rope headbutt dive from three-quarters across the ring for two as the other Logan is a teensy late getting in for the pin breakup. Frenetic finish to an innovative double-team neckbreaker gets the win for da bruddas. The D-Unit guys did good, the Logans have potential. Give the Logans some time training with some of the tag masters and they would be quite good indeed.
The Logans promo a series with tag champs A-List and thats that.
(edited by Eddie Famous on 28.10.05 0119) As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 As of 10/24/05: 174 pounds "I've lost a light heavyweight"
Lita: The Human Petrie Dish of the RAW lockerroom. Wrong match was the main event. Benoit/Trip should have been the main. Benoit had far more offense in the match than I expected, and at least required a low blow to set up the pin.