GWE Dynamite! 02-21-2008 Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada
We go live to the Lawlor Events Center, where 11,000+ fans have gathered to see the superstars of GWE! “Welcome to the jungle” plays as the camera pans the arena and we see signs such as ‘Hulkamania is running wild’, ‘Mr. Thursday Night’ and ‘Gimme that apple, Carlito!’. We then go to ringside, where Joey Styles and Mike Bucci are ready to welcome us to the show!
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to a jam packed Lawlor Events Center, where more than 11,000 crazed fans are ready for another hour of pure entertainment! My name, Joey Styles, the name of my broadcast colleague, Mike Bucci, and Mike, are you ready for Dynamite tonight?
Am I ever, Joey?! Tonight, as you said, 60 minutes of pure entertainment! Tonight, we will see the fallout of the amazing main event we had last week between Rob Van Dam and Hulk Hogan, our boss, and I, as well as everyone in this arena and watching at home, are curious to see where this is going!
“Real American” hits the P.A. system as the crowd goes crazy for the chairman of GWE, Hulk Hogan, who steps through the curtain, wearing a black suit and a black bandana. The Hulkster is smiling as he steps towards the ring, taking in the thunderous ovation.
And there he is, our chairman and still our champion, Hulk Hogan!
Last week this man, our chairman, pulled out everything he had and came out on top! It was a tremendous match, Joey, and Hogan won and well, he is still our GWE Global Champion and I don’t know a lot of people who don’t love it. I love it!
Hogan steps into the ring and is handed a microphone. One thing that is noticeable though, we can’t see Hogan wearing the championship. Is he even wearing it tonight?
“Brothers!(pop) Brothers!(pop) One more time, BROTHAS!”
*Huge pop for the immortal one*
“Now some of you may be confused, but take a look at this.”
Hogan puts the mic on the mat for a second and starts unbuttoning his vest. And as he opens the final button, we see that the Hulkster is wearing his GWE Global Championship UNDER his vest! The crowd pops big time as Hogan points at his belt and tabs it, signaling it’s still his.
“Now I am out here right now for two reasons. First of all, I’m here because I’ve done some thinking about the GWE Global Title situation. Last week, Rob Van Dam and myself gave you everything you wanted. Passion, excitement, entertainment and one hell of a terrific match, brother!”
“And well, it really could’ve gone either way, but in the end, I am still your GWE champion, brother! But this leaves us without a number one contender. And I am a fighting champion, brother! I want to defend my championship anywhere, anytime, so I want a number contender, brother! So I have come up with an idea that will sure please me, the guys in the back, and especially all you hulkamaniacs!”
*The crowd cheers in anticipation*
“We will have an 8-man road-to-the-gold-TOURNAMENT, brother! In fact, since you’re all so excited right now, how bout we start this tournament right here tonight?”
*Huge pop, as the fans don’t want nothing more than for this tourney to start in their arena*
“Then tonight, in our main event, it will be a first round match between…Frankie Kazarian...(small pop) and…ROB VAN DAM!”
*The crowd goes crazy, as Rob Van Dam will be main eventing tonight!*
“But there’s more, brothers! The second reason I am out here is to make a very important announcement. Not as your champion, but as your chairman! In just five short weeks Global Wrestling Enterprise will host its very first two hour spectacular, brother! On the 27th of March, we will have a two hour special edition of Dynamite and it will be called EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA!”
*The fans rejoice at the thought of the two hour spectacular*
“And I’ve got a surprise for all you hulkamaniacs, brother. At Easter Extravaganza the winner of the road-to-the-gold tournament will face me for the GWE Global Championship!”
“But that’s not all, brothers, o no. GWE is a growing company and a fast growing company. And it’s not a shame to say that Dynamite has beaten TNA Impact in the ratings for the past three weeks, brother! And we just keep on growing, brother, so that’s why at Easter Extravaganza we will introduce two all new GWE championship titles!”
*The crowd goes crazy*
“I said three weeks ago that GWE was gonna shock sports entertainment and that’s exactly what we’re doing, brother. So whatcha gonna do? WHATCHA GONNA DO, BROTHER, WHEN GWE RUNS WILD ON YOU?!”
“Real American” hits as the crowd erupts into an enormous pop for the chairman, the champion, the Hulkster, Hulk Hogan!
“Vrooar, vrooooaaaar” The sound of lawnmowers is heard and that’s exactly what we see. Psicosis along with Juventud Guerrera drive their green vehicles down to the ring as we are ready for the opening contest.
Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, after the thrilling opening speech by our chairman, it’s time for some thrilling action. Psicosis, one half of the Mexicools, will do battle with one half of the Basham Brothers and that will be Danny. What are you expecting, Mike?
This will be an interesting contest to follow, Joey, you’ve got two very talented individuals, going toe to toe, but I got a feeling, Danny Basham’s raw strength will get him the win in the end. He’s nasty, Joey!
“Bald and nasty” hits the P.A. system and out come Doug and Danny Basham along with their
ho valet, Jillian Hall. They strut very cockily toward the ring and it’s of course Danny who slides in, while Doug and Jillian remain on the outside.
Psicosis(w/Juvy Guerrera) vs. Danny Basham(w/Doug Basham and Jillian Hall)
Summary: Danny definitely showed he’s got talent in this contest. He dominated for the most part and truth be told, Psicosis sold everything really well. Psicosis wasn’t able to lay even a finger on Basham as Danny completely dominated the first couple of minutes. He nailed a series of german suplexes, followed by an elevated DDT. He only got a two count, however. Psicosis then got into the match for a brief moment, hitting a spinning heel kick, followed by a standing moonsault. Psichosis then immediately went to the top for his well known guillotine leg drop, but when he went for it, Basham moved out of the way, sending Psicosis crashing into the mat. Danny Basham then hit an inverted DDT, but again only got a two count. Basham got frustrated and removed the turnbuckle padding. This was all just a distraction, however, as when the referee went to put the padding back on, Danny was handed a steel chair from the outside, ready to smack it across the head of Psicosis. But when Danny went to wield the chair, suddenly a man came running through the crowd and into the ring. It was none other than one half of the Invaders, Kid Kash, who grabbed the steel chair and threw it away, followed by a Hogan-like finger wag. Kash laughed and got out of the ring, leaving a confused Danny inside the ring. Psicosis was up on his feet by this time and tried to surprise Danny, but he sidestepped and nailed Psicosis with a huge club to the back, sending Psicosis down to the mat. Basham then looked around the ring, looking for Kash, who suddenly took Doug Basham’s head off with a devastating clothesline. The referee went to check what was going on, when suddenly, James Gibson, Kash’s fellow Invader, slid into the ring, surprised Danny and nailed him with a huge Tiger Driver! The crowd “ooooh”d, as Gibson smiled profusely, before exiting the ring. Psicosis crawled over a fallen Danny as the referee counted the one, two, three!
Winner (6:01) Psicosis(w/Juvy Guerrera)!
Psicosis causes the upset! He pins Danny Basham and wins the match!
Psicosis causes the upset? PSICOSIS? It were those damn clowns again, damn it! They came out of nowhere and attacked Doug and Danny Basham, when Danny had the match practically won! This is outrageous, Joey, this shouldn’t be. If Hogan has any sense of decency, he fires these two goons for ruining the second match in two straight weeks! God damn it!
Kid Kash, James Gibson and Juventud Guerrera enter the ring and celebrate Psicosis’ victory. The Bashams are seen stumbling their way up on the entrance ramp, looking extremely furious and fuming. Jillian points at Kid Kash and James Gibson, who are seen pointing back and smiling profusely. We then cut to the back.
We see Ken Doane walking down a hallway, sporting a blue training vest and just his wrestling tights. He looks to be walking out of screen, when suddenly, he stops and the camera zooms out, to reveal that Sean Waltman is standing opposed to Doane.
“Ey, Ken, how ya doin’?”
“What do you want?”
“Listen, I’m gonna cut right to the chase here with ya. I saw your match last week and what happened to you with Paul Wight.”
“Listen to me, Sean, I don’t wanna hear anything about that match, got it? That big brainless gorilla, Paul Wight, he humiliated me. He embarrassed me. He made me look like a fool before the eyes of a worldwide audience. And I don’t want anyone to remind me of that, you got that?”
“Well I’m sorry to disappoint ya, young Doane, but I will. ‘Cause you see, when I look at you, Ken, I’m looking at myself fifteen years ago. I see a young, talented, good looking, athletic individual who just lacks one thing. You just lack one element, Doane, to make it to the top. And that’s experience. What you need, Ken, is an experienced star to guide you to the big leagues.”
“Exactly where are you getting at, Sean?”
“Ken, I have a proposal for you. If there’s anyone that has the experience and the knowledge of the business to lead you up the ladder toward the top, it’s me. Let me guide you into the big leagues, Ken. Alongside me, you could become what I see in you, and that’s the best in the business, Ken.”
“I don’t need anyone to make it, Waltman, and I especially don’t need you. You talk about experience? You have experience cause you’re old, Sean. Fifteen years ago, you were nothing and you’re still nothing today. What have you ever done that’s worth mentioning? I’m better of by myself.”
Doane looks to be leaving, but Waltman stops him. Apparently, he’s not done talking yet.
“Listen, Ken, I have a match up next. And if you still don’t think I’m the right man after that, then feel free to remain at the bottom of the ladder. Think about it, Ken, and realise what’s good for ya.”
Sean Waltman leaves the area, as Ken Doane is staring into blank space, looking to be thinking about the things Waltman just threw his way.
Sean Waltman in action, and it’s next!
As we come back, we see Scott Taylor standing in the ring, ready for his match against Sean Waltman.
“X-Factor” hits the P.A. system as Sean Waltman comes out to a rather good reaction from the crowd. He puts his arms in an X position in front of his chest, a sign that somewhat reminds us of his time in WWF as a member of Degeneration X, before walking down to the ring.
And hello again, everybody, I’m still Joey Styles and next to me is still Mike Bucci, and up next is an interesting contest to say the least, Mike.
Interesting is the word, Joey. Apparently, Sean Waltman wants to prove to Ken Doane that he needs his help, that Ken needs his help in order to achieve success. And well, if Sean beats Scott Taylor here, he might be well on his way proving it, Joey.
Sean Waltman vs. Scott Taylor
Summary: This wasn’t a squash as most of the fans expected it to be, cause Scott Taylor got quite a lot of offence in. Waltman and Taylor were even in the beginning of the match-up, with Waltman going for a headlock, but Taylor countering it into a headlock takeover of his own. Scott Taylor even went over in an elevated chin lock, trying to force Waltman to tap. But Waltman didn’t tap and started to take control. He nailed a series of chops, followed by a dropkick and finally a spinning heel kick. He only got the two count however and when he went for his 1-2-3 kick, Taylor ducked and nailed Waltman with a superkick of his own. Taylor went up to the top turnbuckle and wanted to connect with a huge crossbody, but Waltman caught Taylor in mid-air and nailed him with a fallaway slam. From hereon out, Waltman kept dominating the match-up. He went up to the top turnbuckle and nailed Taylor with a huge seated senton. Waltman motioned the end was near, as he put his arms in an X-position again, before picking Taylor up and nailing him with the X-factor, a sitout facebuster! Waltman went for the cover and scored the pinfall.
Winner (6:42) Sean Waltman!
And Sean Waltman scores an impressive victory here tonight, Mike. Taylor took him to the limit, but Waltman came out on top and won!
He sure had to go to the limit to win, Joey, but he did win. And important right now is if whether or not Doane is impressed by this or not. One thing’s for sure, though, I am impressed!
Whether or not he impressed Doane, we will not know until at least next week, but what we do know, Mike, is that in our main event tonight, Frankie Kazarian has the opportunity of his lifetime, when he faces Rob Van Dam in the first round of the road-to-the-gold tournament!
Kazarian is one hell of an athlete, Joey, but will he be able to beat Rob Van Dam? It’s gonna be tough, but hell, he might pull it out tonight!
We see Sean Waltman looking straight into the camera and saying “What about that, Ken? What about that?”, before we go to the back.
In the back, we see Rey Mysterio walking down a corridor, wearing his “neutral” black outfit and mask. While he’s walking, he’s greeting several GWE superstars, the likes of Super Crazy, Matt Sydal and the Mexicools(Juvy and Psicosis). He then walks through a door that says ‘Rey Mysterio Jr.’, meaning, he’s walking into his locker room. Mysterio goes to search for something in his bag, and as the camera turns around, we see Carlito Colon, standing behind the door! He must’ve snuck into Mysterio’s locker room earlier! As Mysterio opens his bag, Carlito approaches him, with a steel pipe in hand!
Mysterio quickly jumps up and turns around as he has a shocked look on his face, as if he’s seen a ghost.
“What’s wrong, Rey? Didn’t you see this coming? I warned you last week. This is where it ends, Rey. This is where your career is over and mine will flourish!”
Carlito then quickly wields the steel pipe toward Mysterio, who ducks underneath it just in the nick of time. Carlito hits the wall as he quickly swings away at Rey again. He doesn’t seem able to hit Rey, however, as the man of mystery uses his quickness to avoid any contact with the steel pipe. Carlito keeps wielding the steel pipe like a mad man, until suddenly, Mysterio ducks underneath it yet again, coming up behind Carlito. Mysterio nails Carlito with a dropkick to the back, which sends the Bad Apple falling straight into an open locker! Mysterio quickly slammed the locker, before grabbing his bag, running out of the locker room and supposedly, out of the arena. Finally, Carlito comes stumbling out of the locker, looking extremely pissed off.
We see a location that looks like a desert, but with a temple standing in the middle of it. The clouds are dark and a storm is brewing. The temple is far off, but the camera slowly approaches it and we can see a silhouette standing in front of it. The silhouette is of a man, apparently a priest of some sort, wearing a white robe with a large hood. The priest looks straight into the camera and it looks to be Johnny Parisi.
Priest Parisi: “Since the beginning of time, man has worshipped gods and waited for one of them to finally descend upon earth. Since the beginning of time, man has endured inhuman pain and struggle, in the hope one day, a divine figure would emerge and save humanity. Soon, that day will finally be upon us, as the god I have been worshipping all my life, will finally come to us and save all of mankind…”
A huge thunderbolt interrupts Parisi, but he quickly resumes.
Priest Parisi: “Soon, a creature with superhuman strength, godlike speed and divine looks, will be descending upon the planet earth to smite everyone that stands in his way and to strike fear in all of his adversaries. Nobody will even lay a finger on him, as he is… “The Divine One” Mark Jindrak.”
A big smile appears on Parisi’s face, as the screen is filled up with dark clouds and the following words flash the screen:
“The Divine One” Mark Jindrak is coming to Dynamite!...Soon
As we return we are in a backstage area, where we see Frankie Kazarian walking down a hallway. He is in his wrestling gear, ready for his main event match with Rob Van Dam. Suddenly, Billy Kidman (along with Torrie) appears and stops Kazarian.
“Hey, Frankie, sup? Ready for your big match tonight?”
“Yea, man, I’m ready.”
“This is your night, Frankie, the night you can prove to the world you are A-material. Just know, man, that I as well as Torrie, believe in you, and we know you can pull it off tonight. You can do it, man!”
“Thanks, Billy, Torrie. I won’t let you down.”
Kazarian and Kidman hug briefly, before Kazarian walks on, towards the entrance area, as we go back to ringside, to Joey Styles and Mike Bucci.
And welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, it is now time for our main event. The Road-to-the-gold Tournament kicks off right here tonight, with Rob Van Dam facing off with Frankie Kazarian. Will Kazarian be able to cause the upset, Mike?
Well, Joey, I believe he will. Rob Van Dam lost to Hulk Hogan last week and you know that has to leave its mark on him. He doesn’t have the confidence of a winner right now, Joey, and that will no doubt play a big part in tonight’s match.
“Look up, beat down” hits as Frankie Kazarian comes out to a small pop from the crowd. The fans give the impression Kazarian has no hope in hell of winning tonight, but Frankie’s looking motivated, running towards the ring and sliding to the inside.
“Walk” hits as Rob Van Dam walks out to an amazing pop from the crowd. They’re red hot for Mister Thursday Night! Van Dam slaps hands with some fans at ringside, before entering the ring and getting ready for this main event contest.
Road-to-the-Gold(1/4 finals): Rob Van Dam vs. Frankie Kazarian
Summary: A fast-paced, exciting contest between these two fine athletes. Frankie Kazarian started the contest like a man possessed, seizing immediate control over the match-up. Kazarian connected with some huge blows to the back of RVD, followed by a back suplex. Kazarian was all fired up, going for the top rope. He went for a double foot stomp, but RVD moved. However, Kazarian landed on his feet and nailed RVD with a quick DDT. The crowd was getting behind Kazarian, as he was dominating in the early going. Kazarian then got a little too confident, however, as he went for a belly to belly suplex, but tampered too long, giving RVD the opportunity to jump out and hit a beautiful enzuighiri. Rob Van Dam went to the top rope and nailed Kazarian with a double foot stop, doing what Kazarian couldn’t do earlier! RVD went for the cover, but only got a two count…
From thereon the contest went back and forth till the finishing sequence. Both hit some high-impact moves that got the fans into this contest. Rob Van Dam hit a series of kicks and fists, followed by a monkeyflip. Kazarian on the other hand, tried to use high flying action to ground Van Dam, including a slingshot into a DDT and a huge Moonsault Side Slam, what he calls the Flux Capacitator! Frankie almost got the victory after that one, but RVD was able to kick out at two and seven eighth! This is where the finishing sequence kicked off, as Frankie Kazarian got slightly frustrated. He picked RVD up and wanted to hit a huge kick to the head, but RVD countered into a kick to the head of his own! Kazarian dropped to the mat, knocked out and motionless. Van Dam quickly ran into the ropes and nailed Kazarian with the rolling thunder! The crowd was all fired up, as Rob Van Dam did his patented R V D taunt, before climbing to the top turnbuckle. He leaped up into the air and nailed Kazarian with the Five Star Frog Splash! RVD hooked the leg and got the win!
Winner (9:01) and advancing in the RTTG Tourney, ROB VAN DAM!
Rob Van Dam is victorious tonight! What an exciting main event, Mike, and what an exciting winner!
Finally, Rob Van Dam wins a match here on Dynamite and he did it in style, Joey, with the frog splash. If he continues to wrestle like this, Joey, Van Dam might go very far in the Road-to-the-gold Tournament!
But we got to hand it to Frankie Kazarian as well, Mike. This youngster pulled out all the stops and came this close to advancing in the tournament. A great performance by Kazarian!
Without a doubt a great performance, Joey. This kid was hungry, he was ambitious and unfortunately, he drew the shortest straw. But I bet all my houses on it that this kid has a tremendous future lying in wait for him!
And with that, ladies and gentlemen, this edition of GWE Dynamite comes to a close. For Mike Bucci, I’m Joey Styles, good night, from Reno, Nevada!
The show ends with Rob Van Dam celebrating his victory inside the ring, and on all four turnbuckles, doing his well known RVD taunt.