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"
Taker played that -- or was genuine -- like he was wracked in suffering. The spinebuster off the stairs onto the table was sick and allowed Hunter to set the pace afterward. Taker's performance (or survival) should have been saved for his last (WM)