TV REPORTS 3/29 WWE Velocity review: Funaki-Noble, Stamboli-Tajiri
Mar 31, 2003 - 4:32:00 PM
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WWE Velocity review
March 29, 2003
Shown on TNN
By Pete Nyman, Torch Team Contributor
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Ernest Miller.
(1) Funaki beat Jamie Noble (w/Nidia). Lockup to start. Jamie Noble put on a headlock. Both men then put on hammerlocks. Noble hit a hiptoss. Noble then put on a wristlock but Funaki counted with a legscissors choke. Lockup. Funaki put on a waistlock. Noble hit an elbow. Funaki then hit a hiptoss and a drop toe hold. Funaki then followed with a dropkick to the head and pinned Noble for the 2 count. Noble hit a neckbreaker and then some shoulders to the gut. Noble then hit a short arm clothesline and pinned Funaki for the 2 count. Noble then hit a back suplex. Noble pinned Funaki for another 2 count. Noble then put on a headlock and a half Boston crab. Funaki then hit a backslide for a pin and the 2 count. Noble hit a knee to the gut. Funaki then hit an Enzuigiri. Funaki then hit a knife edged chop. Funaki hit a flying forearm but then Noble hit a powerslam and pinned Funaki for the 2 count. Funaki slingshotted Noble into the turnbuckles and then hit a bulldog and pinned Noble for the 2 count. Noble rolled up Funaki for the 2 count but then Funaki rolled up Noble for another 2 count. Funaki hit a sidekick and then an elbow. Noble hit a knife edged chop but Funaki hit a nice tornado DDT and pinned Noble for the 3 count.
A replay of the finish was shown.
Lugz Boot of the Week: Brock Lesnar getting attacked by Kurt Angle 2 weeks ago on Smackdown.
A video was shown of the feud between Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle.
Roddy Piper talked about his memories of WrestleMania. Surprisingly, the jerk didn't make any idiotic comments.
Gene Okerlund talked about WrestleMania.
(2) Bill DeMott beat Apollo Kahn via knockout. Apollo Kahn is from Pro Wrestling Iron. Bill DeMott hit a legsweep and put on a wristlock. DeMott then hit a knife edged chop. Apollo Kahn hit a kick and a punch but the DeMott just hit a hard clothesline on Apollo Kahn. A replay was shown of the clothesline. DeMott hit another hard clothesline and knocked out Apollo Kahn. DeMott then hit a powerbomb.
A video was shown for the Vince McMahon vs. Hulk Hogan match at WrestleMania.
WWE Slam of the Week: Vince McMahon signing Hulk Hogan's contract in his own blood.
More video of Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan was shown. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the last match at WrestleMania.
Jimmy Hart talked about his favorite WrestleMania memories.
More Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan.
Jesse Ventura talked about his WrestleMania memories.
WrestleMania Moment: Lawrence Taylor defeating Bam Bam Bigelow at WrestleMania XI. I remember they had the event on pay-per-view, then the next week they showed it for free on Fox.
(3) Johnny Stamboli (w/Nunzio) beat Tajiri. Lockup. Tajiri hit a handspring kick. Tajiri then hit a crossbody to the outside. Tajiri then hit an elbow and a kick to Johnny Stamboli's leg. Tajiri then put on the Tarantula, but Nunzio attacked Tajiri with his jacket. Nunzio then choked Tajiri. Johnny Stamboli pinned Tajiri for the 2 count. Stamboli then choked Tajiri. Nunzio then choked Tajiri. Stamboli hit an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Stamboli pinned Tajiri for the 2 count. Stamboli twisted Tajiri's head. Tajiri hit an enzuigiri. Tajiri then hit some kicks to the ribs. Stamboli hit a tilt-a-whirl slam. Tajiri delivered a dropkick to the face and pinned Stamboli for the 2 count. Tajiri delivered a knife edged chop and a spinning heel kick and pinned Stamboli for the 2 count. Tajiri hit a handspring elbow but then Stamboli hit the Faygetaboutit and pinned Tajiri for the 3 count.
Notes: Well, this Velocity report is on a Monday because I wanted to avoid all the WrestleMania hoopla. This Velocity was good, Funaki getting a clean win was nice. Bill DeMott beating up Apollo Kahn was actually pretty funny. That's it, see you next week. Send me feedback at Flexholly@aol.com.
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