Jerry Lynn vs. Senshi vs. Alex Shelley vs. Tiger Mask
[Note: Match recap courtesy www.wrestlemag.com due to technical difficulties. Thanks guys!]
Senshi and Lynn started out. They exchanged holds and takedowns before Senshi missed a foot stomp coming out of a sunset flip. Senshi locked in a cross armbar but Shelley blind tagged himself in and worked over LynnÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s arm. Lynn reserved things around and started to work ShelleyÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s arm before tagging out to Tiger Mask. Shelley tagged straight out, meaning we have Senshi vs Tiger Mask in there.
After some jockeying for position, Tiger Mask hit a dropkick. Lynn tagged back in and took TM down. Shelley tagged himself back in but Lynn then tagged TM back in. Shelley hit TM with a stunner of sorts but TM got right back into it with a standing moonsault for a two count. TM landed a kick to the head and hit a double underhook suplex from the top rope on Shelley. Senshi got tagged him and hit a springboard kick to TM. Shelley then kicked Senshi in the face before Senshi responded with a kick to the back of the head. WeÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢re entering spotfest territory now.
Lynn hit a springboard dropkick to Shelley on the outside as Senshi chopped the hell out of TM. TM went for a tiger suplex but it was blocked. They did a cool looking three way sunset flip spot before Lynn hit TM with a TKO. Shelley kicked Lynn in the head but missed a follow up. Lynn went to the ropes but was hit by a somersaulting Senshi. Lynn went for a cradle piledriver from the top but TM blocked it. Shelley then superkicked Lynn. He hit a hurricanrana off the top but Lynn rolled through and got the pin on Shelley.
Winner: Jerry Lynn.
Shelley attacked Lynn. Lynn took him down with a Lou Thesz press until Chris Sabin hit the ring and they laid out Lynn. Bob Backlund made the save and took out both Sabin and Shelley.
Another really good match. Short but they packed as much as they could into it. I really don't think Shelley and Sabin, who are on the cusp of tag greatness, should be humbled by Bob Backlund, but that's my only criticism of an otherwise good segment.
Backstage, Leticia interviewed Tomko. He said that he was tired of being questioned about where he is because if he's not here, he's taking care of business elsewhere. He said that if he said he was going to be here he will be. Tomko said it's one thing to be questioned by Cage, but not by Steiner, who he says is an idiot.
NWA Tag Team champions Team 3D vs. LAX vs. Scott Steiner & Tomko
Scott Steiner and Homicide started. Steiner slammed him and manhandled him early. Brother Ray got involved and hit a back suplex on Steiner. Steiner came back with a suplex on his own. Homicide dropkicked them both at the same time. The crowd was big-time behind LAX. Homicide and Steiner doubled on Ray. Devon tags in and 3D works over Steiner. Tomko and Devon trade punches. Hernandez tagged in and slingshot himself in with a shoulderblock on Tomko. Devon hit Hernandez with a Lou Thesz Press.
Steiner and Tomko pulled Devon into the ringpost, crotching him. Hernandez slingshot Devon into a Homicide clothesline. Steiner dropped an elbow on Devon. Hernandez choked Devon over the ropes. Devon clotheslined Hernandez in the corner but was then kicked low. They battled on the ropes. Hernandez sends Devon crashing into the ring, then hits a splash off the ropes. Tomko breask up the pin, then pulled Hernandez to the ring to tag himself in. Devon drilled Tomko with a DDT.
Brother Ray finally got the hot tag and cleaned house on LAX. He armdragged Homicide and DDT'd Tomko. Everyone got involved. Steiner hit a belly to belly on Homicide. Hernandez hit an over the shoulder backbreaker on Steiner. 3D did the wazzup headbutt on Homicide. 3D called for the tables but when they went outside, Hernandez did a running dive onto Devon. Ray grabbed him and slammed him into the guard rail.
Tomko and Steiner went for the Doomsday Device but missed and Homicide hit a forward roll on Steiner for a two count. Homicide got tossed to the floor. Tomko and Steiner had words in the ring and Tomko waved him off. Ray rolled up Tomko for a two count. Team 3D nailed the death Drop on Tomko and scored the pin.
Your winners and still NWA Tag Team champions, Team 3D!
OK match. Everyone was trying but it never really flowed because there were so many people involved. Homicide and Hernandez were really working their asses off.
Steiner and Tomko had words and began brawling in the ring. Tomko got the better of him when Rick Steiner hit the ring and attacked Tomko. Looks like we'll finally get the Steiners vs. Team 3D in TNA.
Backstage, Kurt Angle was interviewed in "Sting's set." Angle said that Sting called him a gym teacher once when the truth is he goes to Wal-Mart before every show to get paint to look like Ronald McDonald. He told someone off camera to turn off the effects. He rapped on the metal behind him and said, "See Sting, that's a garage door. Nothing special." He told Sting he didn't need to fly from the ceiling like caped crusader or "howl like some biotch". He said Sting was a cartoon character while Angle was a wrestler and that's the difference between them. He said, "This gym teacher is about to scold you and that's real, it's damn real." Nice serious promo from Angle.