Flash Funk vs. Marty Jannetty
Funk is of course, 2 Cold Scorpio, booked here under his WWE persona. Jannetty looked to be working hurt because when he ran the ropes, he seemed to be doing it really gingerly,
They locked up and did a test of strength. Jannetty backed up Funk into the corner and broke clean. They locked up again and Jannetty grabbed an armbar. Scorp used the ropes for leverage to flip out of it and grab Jannetty. Funk controlled Marty on the mat but Jannetty reversed. Scorp broke free and they faced off.
They locked up and Jannetty took Funk to the mat. Funk reversed and cinchd in a wristlock. Jannetty fought to his feet but Funk maintained control. Jannetty finally grabbed the ropes to force a break but was hiptossed over and put right back in the wristlock. They ended up in the corner where they broke clean but Jannetty drilled Funk with a right hand.
Jannetty worked over Funk. He slammed him into the buckles. which had no effect. Jannetty offered a handshake. Funk took it and was kicked in the gut. Jannetty used a side headlock takedown for a two count. He drilled Funk with a series of knees to the arms. Scorp fought back and nailed a series of shoulderblocked in the corner. He then nailed a double springboard moonsault for a two count.
Jannetty cut him off and began choking him on the mat. He pulled Funk to the outside and nailed him in the throat while he was draped on the ring apron. They battled on the floor. Jannetty slammed him into the guard rail several times.
He tried to whip Funk into the apron but Funk fought him off and nailed a big boot on the floor. He brought Jannetty back into the ring but was grabbed in a double leg takedown. Marty tried to cover him with his feet on the ropes but the referee caught him. Funk nailed a death valley driver and hit the Tumbleweed off the top for the win.
Your winner, Flash Funk!
It wasn't what they could do years ago as age and injury has really caught up to Jannetty but they did as much as they could. Weird to see Jannetty working heel. Funk can still whip out some awesome aerial moves and is in great shape. How he isn't in a more prominent role in the business blows my mind.
Facade vs. The Lifeguard vs. Pat Buck vs. Craven Varro vs. Anthony Vigilante vs. Brian XL
Lifeguard started with Vigilante. Varro tagged in and went back and forth with Lifeguard. Varro nailed him with a wheelbarrow suplex for a two count. Buck jumped in and exchanged holds with Varro. Varro used a cartwheel to avoid Buck but was caught. He finally used a head scissor to escape and got a nice round of applause for the sequence.
XL and Facade tagged in. Facade slammed him over with a hiptoss. They kept reversing each other's moves. Facade used the ropes to bounce back and take out XL. XL kicked off a charge in the corner but was caught with a headscissors takeover. They ended up battling on the floor. Varro hit a springboard moonsault to the floor to take them out. He almost also destroyed his shins on the rail.
Buck went for a dive but the Lifeguard got in the way blowing a whistle. Buck tossed him out. Lifeguard got back n the apron. Buck hit a dive through the ropes on everyone. Lifeguard then nailed a backwards dive onto everyone like he was doing a cannonball into a pool. Facade then hit a crazy dive
Facade hit a springboard spinkick and an Asai Moonsault for a two count on Lifeguard when XLbroke it up. He dropkicked Facade into the corner. Varro nailed him with a rana for two count. Varro hit a swanton for a two count. Vigilante grabbed him and nailed a pumphandle slam. Buck cut him off and drilled Vigilante with a series of chops. He worked over Vigilante in the corner and nailed him with a DDT for a two count.
Vigilante, Lifeguard and Buck went back and forth trying to pin the other while being undermined by the third person. They went into a sequence of dives and submissions. This all led to a Tower of Doom spot in the corner. Buck ducked a clothesline from Facade but was caught with a springboard kick.
Facade drilled XL with a series of thrust punches but missed a charge in the corner. XL nailed a tornado DDT for a two count. Varro broke it up. He and Vigilante went at it but were broken up by Buck. Buck drilled Varro with a kick to the head and rolled him up for a two count. Buck locked on a figure four.
Lifeguard went on the top rope and nailed a back splash senton on both, then covered Varro for the pin. He celebrated to the theme of the Baywatch theme.
Your winner, Lifeguard!
Entertaining match with some really great sequences and a lot of hard work. One thing I give PWS credit for is trying to create characters and do stuff with their trainees. Lifeguard was a really fun gimmick.
Pat Buck, who is also one of the promoters, noted that he broke his nose and apologized for any blood and how he looked. He said that he doesn't like when promoters put themselves over and he doesn't wrestle a lot on his shows because of it. He then said they were very happy to be in NYC. He then announced that Doc and D'Lo Brown were advertised to be here but weren't because they took another booking that was closer and didn't want to make the drive. He buried D'Lo for treating him bad when he tried to get into WWE years ago and noted that he was proud of his students, some of whom he's trained for nine months to get them ready for their debut.
Reality Check's Devon Moore & Alex Reynolds vs. Starman & Drunken Swashbuckler
Moore hit a dive over the top on Swashbuckler to start it and ran him into a closed section of the bleachers. Starman went to the top of the bleachers and dove off on everyone, which got a big pop.
They batled back to the ring where Moore nailed Swashbuckler with a spinebuster as Starman and Reynolds battled on the outside. Reynolds and Starman battled into the ring. Starman drilled Reynolds with a running knee in the corner.
Buckler worked over Moore. He and Starman whipped Moore into the ropes and double teamed him. Reynolds and Moore were whipped into each other in the corner. Starman and Swashbuckler splashed them in the corner. Starman went to the top for a moonsault but was crotched on the top. Reynolds hit him with a belly to back superplex for a two count. Buckler nailed a legdrop to break it up. He then nailed a flip dive over the top to the floor.
Reynolds and Starman battled and forth. Starman drilled him with a kick and scored the pin.
Your winners, Starman and Drunken Swashbuckler.
OK tag match. The crazier spots were fun. It never really had much of a flow though. Reality Check worked over Starman and Swashbuckler after. Moore somehow got busted open hardway.
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Still to come:
*PWS champ Kevin Matthews
*Davey Boy Smith Jr. (Harry Smith) vs. Scott Steiner
*Also appearing are Shelly Martinez, and more.
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