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3/15 WWE Velocity review: Best name for a finishing move debuts

Mar 16, 2003 - 8:52:00 PM
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WWE Velocity review
March 15, 2003
Shown on TNN
By Pete Nyman, Torch Team Contributor


Announcers: Josh Mathews and Ernest Miller.

(1) Johnny Stamboli (w/Nunzio & Chuck Palumbo) beat Funaki. Funaki is shown getting attacked last week by the FBI. Johnny Stamboli attacked Funaki with an elbow. Funaki hit a crossbody and pinned Johnny Stamboli for the 2 count. Funaki then hit an Enzuigiri and a pin for a 2 count. Funaki then hit a headscissors and a baseball slide. Stamboli then hit 3 elbow drops. Stamboli pinned Funaki for the 2 count. Stamboli then choked Funaki, first with his hands, then with the ropes. Stamboli laid in a forearm shot, then Chuck Palumbo interfered. Stamboli hit a hangman suplex and then pinned Funaki for the 2 count. Stamboli then hit a reverse wheelbarrow suplex and pinned Funaki for the 2 count. Stamboli put on an armlock, but then Funaki delivered a knee to the gut. Funaki then hit a hiptoss and pinned Stamboli for the 2 count. Funaki hit a dropkick to Stamboli's face and pinned him for the 2 count. Funaki then hit a tornado DDT and pinned Stamboli for the 2 count. Funaki went to the outside and then Nunzio beat him up. Stamboli then hit a spinning top rope legdrop and pinned Funaki for the 3 count.

[commercial break]

Wrestlemania Moment: The Undertaker vs. Psycho Sid at Wrestlemania 13.

A video was shown of Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan.

[commercial break]

Rey Mysterio is shown 2 weeks ago on Smackdown becoming the #1 Contender.

Highlights were shown of the Pittsburgh Penguin/Brian Kendrick vs. Matt Hardy.

(2) Shannon Moore beat Matt Stryker. Matt Stryker is from HWA and he has the world's most dangerous unibrow. Lockup to start. Waistlocks by both men. Matt Stryker hit an elbow and then put on a headlock. Stryker then hit a shoulder knockdown. Shannon Moore hit a hiptoss. Moore then hit 2 armdrags but Stryker came back with forearm shots. Moore then hit a huracanrana but Stryker slammed Moore into the ring apron. Stryker then pinned Moore for the 2 count. Stryker hit a European Uppercut. Stryker then delivered an Irish Whip, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Stryker then pinned Moore for the 2 count. Stryker put Moore in a bow and arrow. Moore hit some forearm shots and then a spinning heel kick. Moore then hit a clothesline, an elbow, and a dropkick. Moore then hit a crossbody and a modified TKO. Moore then pinned Stryker for the 2 count. Moore then hit a heel kick and the Mooregasm, and pinned Stryker for the 3 count.

[commercial break]

(3) Bill DeMott beat B.J. Payne. BJ Payne is from OVW. Lockup to start. Bill DeMott put on a front face lock. BJ Payne delivered a shoulder to the gut. DeMott put on an abdominal stretch. DeMott then choked BJ Payne in the ropes. DeMott hit a knife edged chop and some headbutts. Payne hit an elbow. DeMott hit a clothesline and a powerbomb and pinned Payne for the 3 count.

[commercial break]

Highlights were shown of Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar.

[commercial break]

WWE Boot of the Week: Sean O' Haire getting Dawn Marie to flash on Smackdown.

The Torrie Wilson Playboy cover is shown, as well as Jamie Noble trying to get into the Playboy mansion.

(4) Tajiri beat Jamie Noble (w/Nidia). Lockup to start. Jamie Noble put on a hammerlock an a leglock. Tajiri then hit an armdrag and a legsweep and pinned Noble for the 2 count. Tajiri then put on the Tarantula. Nidia attacked Tajiri. Noble hit a suicide dive to the outside onto Tajiri. A replay was shown. Noble delivered a knee to the gut and pinned Tajiri for the 2 count. Noble then hit a gordbuster and pinned Tajiri for the 2 count. Noble put on an abdominal stretch. Tajiri hit a hiptoss and then some kicks. Tajiri then hit a back kick and a handspring elbow and some knife edged chops and an inverted powerbomb and pinned Noble for the 2 count. Tajiri hit some knife edged chops. Noble hit a sunset flip and pinned Tajiri for the 2 count. Tajiri delivered a dropkick to the face and then the Buzzsaw Kick and pinned Noble for the 3 count.

[end show]

Notes: Just your average Velocity show. Shannon Moore's new finisher name is cool. Jamie Noble is one of the most underrated wrestlers in the WWE, as he is just simply great, I'd like to see him versus Chris Benoit or Eddie Guerrero. Tajiri I'd like to see start becoming the giant killer of the WWE, kicking guys like Bill DeMott in the legs until they can't stand and then the kick to the head. B.J. Payne and Matt Stryker also did good in their jobber roles. The only reason Matt Stryker isn't under WWE contract right now is because of the damn unibrow. That's it, send me feedback at Flexholly@aol.com.


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