Jerry Lynn vs. Lance Storm
This Lynn's New Jersey farewell. Poor Storm actually had a travel day from hell getting here and arrived at the building just four hours ago from Toronto, where he was snowed in overnight.
They circled each other and locked up. The crow chanted, "ECW." They locked up and had a clean break. They began working over each other's arm and had a series of reversals before they faced off. The crowd chanted, "You still got it."
They went into another series of reversals before facing off again. Storm called for a test of strength. They reversed headlocks and Lynn took over Lance with a side headlock takedown. Lance fought his way to his feet but Lynn reversed it and brought him back to the side headlock takedown.
Lynn shoulderblocked Lance down, ducked a clothesline and hit a head scissor to bring him down for a two count. They battled back and forth over suplexing the other and Lynn nailed a guillotine legdrop through the ropes on Storm. They batted on the apron and Storm sent Lynn off the apron into the railing. Lynn came up bleeding.
Storm dragged Lynn back in and nailed a series of right hands. Storm controlled Lynn with a series of right hands. Storm whipped Lynn into the corner and cinched in an armbar Lance worked over Lynn in the corner and tagged him for a two count.
Lynn came back with a high cross bodyblock for a two count but Storm rebounded with a big dropkick. Storm scored several two counts. He began working over Lynn's neck and the back of his head. Lynn was locked in a rear chinlock but refused to submit. The crowd began a dueling chant.
Lynn went for a crucifix and turned it into a sunset flip for a two count. They went into a series of near falls and reversals that was fun as hell. Lynn nailed a German suplex for a two count. The crowd was really into each near fall and gave them a big "This is wrestling" chant.
Storm caught Lynn with a superkick for a two count. Lance caught him with the Maple Leaf crab as Lynn fought for the ropes. Lynn made it to the ropes and pulled himself up, then drilled Lance with an enziguiri. Lance came back with a big dropkick to the face for a two count.
Lance went to the top but Lynn caught him and nailed a top rope rana, then dropkicked him to the outside. Lance nailed a one legged codebreaker for a two count.
Lynn finally came back with the cradle piledriver and scored the win.
Your winner, Jerry Lynn!
Really fun match! Storm is still as good as he ever was and this was the best of the Lynn farewell bouts I've seen so far.
Lynn gave a great speech thanking Lance for coming and said that he was getting too old for this sh**. The crowd chanted for one more year and Lynn said he couldn't do it. He thanked everyone for their support and said he was thankful for Lance wrestling him one more time.
Lance hit all his signature lines and said that since the promoters never saw Lynn in a top spot, if they had an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the business, it would be Lynn. He said if you asked anyone who was the type of person that made the business fun and who was the best person to wrestle and have programs with in ECW, it was Jerry Lynn.
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