Rocket Randy Tyler "pumps up" Mike D in a promo before...
Match 1: Tony Thunder Tisoy vs. Mike D with Rocket Randy Tyler.
Tisoy is from the Philippines, they say. He gets off to a fast start but things slow down quite a bit when Tyler gets ejected for interference. At one point, Tisoy starts with the hatchet chops to Mike D, and starts up what appears to be an Indian War Dance. Um, he's from the Philippines? Mike D has the not-quite-ready-but-promising protegee thing going good, and he's fun to watch, but this didn't quite click.
Local 13 Wrecking Crew promo here.
Match 2: Vid Vain and RAGE vs Local 13 Wrecking Crew (Killswitch and Wrathchild)
Good stuff here as these two teams have gotten to know each other quite well. Potentially nasty spot as Wrathchild and RAGE go over the top rope, looked like 'Child's back took a frightful bend there. Nice guillotine leg drop double team from the Crew. Don't be fooled by the look, there's a lot of wrasslin amongst the faux goth and metal angst there. Doomsday Device for the Vainrage win. TRW has four fine tag teams now. There's some post-match stuff that seems to lead to a Last Man Standing match for this Saturday, not to be taped for TV.
Match 3: Seth Knight vs Ice
Seth Knight can go, and Ice was pretty good in an earlier match, so lets see. Ice has the cruiserweight-who-has-seen-lucha moves, Knight with some counters and variations on sit-out powerbombs and a swinging full-nelson into a slam. Ice gets some quick offense in, finished is kinda messed up but an OK TV match nonetheless.
G.O.D. give a little promo, leading to...
Match 4: For the TRW Tag Belts: Nelson Creed and Layne Fontaine (champs) vs the Glamour Order of Discipline (Vance Nevada and Michelle Starr with Disco Fury)
No, wait, there's no Starr here. Fury is in for him. The G.O.D. take awhile to get going, but by the middle of the match both sides are hitting on all cylinders. Creed and Fontaine can put on some of the top tag performances you'll see these days, and there's no stopping Mr. Beefy Goodness Vance Nevada. No title change here, but they do set up the future.
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"
It's a nice change from many of the PPV names that all kinda sound the same (Armageddon = Unforgiven = Judgment Day, and so on). I agree. Every PPV name other than the Big Four are about impending doom.