Arena Reports 11/2 PCW: Dallas Page, Malice vs. Devon Storm headlines
Nov 3, 2002 - 3:44:00 PM
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Phoenix Championship Wrestling event
November 2, 2002
Point Pleasant, N.J.. at the Memorial Middle School
Report by Eric McHugh, PWTorch.com correspondent
Last night a raucous crowd of an est. 1200 crammed into the Point Pleasant Memorial Middle School for Phoenix Championship Wrestling, as Diamond Dallas Page made a special appearance back in his hometown. The crowd was very into the show and DDP himself seemed to have a blast greeting what seemed like an endless line of fans before and during the show. Here's a rundown of last night's big event...
(1) CHI CHI CRUZ defeated JOEY MATTHEWS. Chi Chi appeared to suffer a knee injury at one point in the match, but by the end seemed OK. Both men put on a technical showcase as the #1 contender spot for Frankie Kazarian's TV title was on the line, since the champ demanded such a match for the next title shot. Matthews attempted a reverse DDT, but Chi Chi countered and finished off Matthews with a modified version of his El Grandes Dos Terminas, following the Northern Lights suplex with a Firebreaker for the pin. Cruz continues to show why he should be considered among the best out there right now. Matthews looked great as a heel and looks to make a solid run in the near future.
(2) DONNIE BON JOVI pinned KHUL. General Zeig did join Khul at ringside for this match, but throughout the match they seemed to have some disagreements. The finish saw Donnie dive off the apron onto Zeig, and Zeig try to run into the ring. However, referee Sonny Ocho held him at bay as Khul had DBJ down for the pin. Khul went over to ask Zeig what he was doing, and DBJ schoolboyed him for the pin (and a handful of tights). Afterwards, Zeig and Khul engaged in a shoving argument but did wind up leaving together. Nonetheless, the problems within the Matrix continue to escalate, this time publicly. Donnie Bon Jovi continues his "impressive winning streak" at 2 wins.
(3) PRECIOUS METALS defeated SAMMY & DAVE (DBJ'S roadies) and PHI TAPPA KEGGA. This Triple Threat match was a one-fall showdown. Precious Metals used their strength to their advantage, but both opposing teams impressed greatly with their double-team skills in their respective PCW in-ring debuts. Phi Tappa Kegga utilized a very aggressive style, while Sammy & Dave showed several innovative moves that popped the crowd. However, neither of them were able to overcome the experience and size of "Platinum" Mike Preston and "Titanium" Tank Toland, as Precious Metals moved one step closer to the top in the PCW tag-team ranks. All teams showed why PCW's tag team may be the best of any company in the US right now. Tappa Kegga seemed to take over the missing "females love them" spot that's been missing since the backseat boys competed in PCW.
(4) MATT VANDAL pinned SEVEN. Before the match, Seven came to the ring with none other than PCW champ Malice, as if to solidly validate that Malice brought in Seven here tonight to take this top contender to Malice's PCW title out of the picture. Seven cut a killer promo before the match that definitely got the crowd's attention, thanks to some comments I'll refrain from quoting here. Both Seven and Malice indicated that the two of them were to be feared, and just from their sheer size alone I'd agree. Matt Vandal came to the ring with Alexis Laree. Vandal and Seven started off feeling one another out, but Seven could not gain a decided early advantage. Therefore, Seven and Malice tried to corner Alexis, but she escaped into the ring. Referee Mike Kehner decided to eject from Malice from ringside for this, but Seven argued that under OVW rules Alexis would also have to leave as a result. Kehner adhered to the OVW rulebook, and both seconds were gone. Seven was heavy on the mic work tonight, but ultimately both men put on a physical battle much as anticipated. Towards the end, Seven brought a chair into the ring, but Alexis ran back out and stopped him from using it. Vandal ultimately won the match with a nice rolling cradle, but immediately after the pin Malice and Seven both laid Vandal out. Vandal was helped to the back afterwards, but he was victorious over Malice's hired gun, and in undoubtedly next in line for the PCW championship. While watching this match one could see what a clear difference there is between those who "get it" and those who just don't have it.
This brought on the intermission, but not before DDP himself came to the ring and gave a 15 minute inspirational speech about himself, his life, his wrestling career and his future in acting. It was a great, heartfelt speech that the crowd very intently listened to and applauded. DDP made mention of growing up on Hiawatha Avenue in Point Pleasant and being able to live out his dream, and he told the crowd they could do the same thing. DDP showed all the stories of his positive demeanor are true with this speech. PCW showed exactly 100% how to showcase a true superstar with the way they handled DDP in and out of the ring. Awesome.
(5) UNITED NATIONS pinned ERIC JUSTICE & SLAYER to retain the PCW tag belts, but not without some outside help. Justice seemed to have trouble trying to communicate with Slayer, but they still came close to pulling off the upset. Towards the end, Slayer and Khan fought outside the ring, and Justice was going to the top rope for the crowning blow on Prophet. However, referee SP Anderson did not see Sammy & Dave run in and shove Justice off the top rope, allowing for the UN to hit the Resolution and get the victory. Afterwards, Justice was helped out by PCW referees and officials, as Slayer attacked Sammy & Dave for their interference. Donnie Bon Jovi then appeared with his new favorite toy, the wooden guitar, and he blasted Slayer over the head with it. DBJ and his lackeys then left triumphantly.
(6) ALEXIS LAREE pinned MISS KARA SLICE. This ladies grudge match was a long time coming, and they put on quite a wrestling match that many fans didn't expect. Alexis was accompanied by Point Pleasant Councilman Marty Konkus, who had a run-in with Kara at the recent Toms River event. Kara, meanwhile, was accompanied by Little Ricky. Ricky wound up interfering several times, helping Kara to gain an advantage over Alexis. However, Alexis eventually overcame the obstacles thrown at her, and even took care of Ricky via a top rope huracanrana! Alexis then scored a reverse DDT on Kara for the pin. Afterwards, Ricky got in Marty's face, but Marty shoved him down and out of the ring where B98.5 DJ Kid Knight was waiting to pound on him some more. Great stuff. Classy, athletic and comedic. Congrats to the booker of that match.
(7) MALICE pinned DEVON STORM to retain the PCW title in an "anything goes" match. Storm and Malice pounded one another good in this match, as their long-standing rivalry reached new heights at this event. Storm and his second, Deana, surprised Malice with an onslaught of offense, but even a somersault legdrop onto a chair on top of Malice's face wasn't enough to keep him down for the pin. Malice wound up launching Storm to the floor, and then threatened Storm from inside the ring. However, Deana ran in and jumped on Malice's back. Malice wound up powerbombing Deana and later scoring the pin after a massive chokeslam that literally shook the building. Afterwards, Seven rejoined his partner in plunder and they pounded on Storm until Matt Vandal cleared them away with chair in hand. There's no doubt Vandal and Malice will meet and meet soon for that PCW title, and it will be nuclear when it happens. A true "main event" between two men who left it all in the ring. Great match. Malice and Seven are future world tag team champions.
Notes: That concluded this event, a great night for PCW and for everyone who came out. December 13 will be PCW's next event, the annual Season's Beatings back in Toms River (call 732 270 1678 for tickets!!!). Check out the newly-designed PHOENIXWRESTLING.COM for everything in PCW you can think of, and drop a line to PXCW007@aol.com if you have any feedback. Until next time, I'm Eric McHugh.
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