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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota/Jasper, Minnesota
Re: Shane Douglas' Extreme Revolution
Pennsylvania National Guard Armory
No pyro, no elaborate video package, Extreme Reunion simply starts off with the entire arena going dark. When the lights come back on, ring announcer Steven DiAngeles is standing in the middle of the ring welcoming everybody to Extreme Reunion. Following the very short introduction, Steven wastes no time in introducing the very first match of the night.
Match #1: Justin Credible vs. Too Cold Scorpio
The crowd is very amped up and ready to go which is obvious by the reactions both men get when they are arriving to the ring. Too Cold Scorpio is the first out to the ring, to a pretty loud pop. He’s followed by his opponent for tonight, Justin Credible, who receives an equally loud ovation.
The match begins with both men circling each other, trying to figure each other out. Once they’ve apparently had enough of that, they begin to lock up in the middle of the ring. Too Cold Scorpio has the advantage in the early going, due to his slight quickness edge. Justin Credible tries slowing him down some by grabbing onto his arm and twisting it but again Too Cold uses his ability to get out. Too Cold continues dominating, using the quickness advantage he has but soon Justin Credible starts busting out some impressive moves of his own which apparently stun Too Cold, who doesn’t really have much of a response for this new offensive strategy by Credible. This goes on for a few moments before Too Cold is able to break free and give himself an opportunity to re-assess the situation. Too Cold realizes that Justin probably won’t be able to keep up with him too much longer so Too Cold decides to go at it full bore, in an attempt to try and wear Justin down quickly. This, however, back fired on him as he soon quickly realized that he could not go at that speed anymore for that amount of time. So after about a minute or so it was back to going back and forth between the two. Justin now knows that if he is to win this match then he will have to totally wear Too Cold down, to the point where Too Cold can’t use his quick offense anymore. To accomplish this, Justin tosses Too Cold out to the ring and proceeds to beat on him up and down the guard rail. The audience absolutely loves this, the action getting up close and personal right away. Too Cold manages to get a few offensive moves in here and there but other than that it is pretty much all Justin Credible from this point on. The two battle each other all around the ring, exchanging punches back and forth. This goes on for a while until a fan hands Justin a kendo stick which he immediately uses to whap Too Cold over the head with, knocking him out right away. Justin then picks Too Cold up and rolls him back into the ring where he prepares to put him away. While Justin attempts to set up his finisher, Too Cold somehow regains consciousness and manages to mount an offense for a few seconds. A strong strike to Justin’s midsection doubles him over. Too Cold takes this time to rev up the fans while he attempts a finisher. Too Cold probably shouldn’t have done that because as soon as he turns back around, Justin nails him with a super kick! Quickly seizing the moment, Justin covers Too Cold for the 1, 2, 3!
Winner: Justin Credible
Following the match, the referee raises Justin’s hand and Justin walks out of the ring soon thereafter. As soon as Too Cold is able to stand up, he does and starts walking out of the ring. Once both men have left the ring, Steven immediately begins announcing the next match.
Match #2: Axl Rotten vs. Balls Mahoney
Both men enter the arena with steel chairs in hand. Axl Rotten is first out of the curtain, followed by his opponent Balls Mahoney. The crowd is still very fired up, once again giving both men a brilliant ovation. Once both men are in the ring, they set their chairs to the side and the bell rings.
The match begins traditionally with both men locking up in the middle of the ring. Axl gets the upper hand early on as he’s able to get Balls down to the ring mat right away and lock in an arm bar. Balls starts throwing elbows and is apparently able to land one and break out of the hold. Now out of the arm bar, both men are back to their feet. Axl attempts to test Balls’ strength but Balls wants none of that. He shoots for Axl’s legs and takes him back down to the mat again. The two roll around like that for about thirty seconds but Axl reverses it and takes the offensive advantage back. This didn’t last for a while though because just as Axl had Balls locked up, Balls started throwing elbows. Back to their feet again, the two start trash talking as the crowd starts getting antsy for them to start hitting each other with those steel chairs. Axl once again raises his hand and this time Balls accepts. They start pushing each other back and forth until Axl is able to push Balls out of the ring. The crowd finally starts getting revved back up as both Balls and Axl start brawling on the outside. Axl maintains his advantage, taking Balls and “introducing him” to the objects on the outside of the ring. Luckily for Balls, these are former ECW fans so they’ve come prepared. A fan, knowing Balls is in trouble, hands Balls a beer which he immediately throws into Axl’s face. Instead of continuing the fight on the outside of the ring, Balls rolls a blinded Axl back inside. Before he steps back into the ring, Balls grabs a pair of what looks like scissors that were sitting under the ring. With Axl against the ropes, Balls tries using the scissors to cut him open but apparently the scissors aren’t quite scarp enough. Balls then whips Axl into a ring post where he proceeds to repeatedly stab Axl in the forehead with them. Now with Axl clearly busted open, Balls continues the scissors attack. He does not let up at all; the scissors attack lasts for nearly two whole minutes! Not being able to take it anymore, Axl gets a cheap shot in by kneeing Balls below the belt. It’s now Axl’s turn with the scissors. He proceeds to stab and cut Balls’ forehead just like Balls did to him. This lasts for a good minute or so before Axl apparently gets sick of the scissors and tosses them down. He grabs a steel chair instead and the crowd goes wild. Axl goes to hit Balls over the head with it but Balls counters and somehow manages to get the chair out of Axl’s hand. With a steel chair in Balls’ hand, it’s only a matter of time before the match is over. After a few chair shots to the head, Balls delivers the final blow which knocks out Axl enough for the 1, 2, 3!
Winner: Balls Mahoney
Balls waits to leave the ring until Axl is up again. Once Axl has regained his composure, the two hug and walk out of the ring together. Once they reach the back, after about a minute or so of silence, Raven’s music begins to play. Looking very much in shape, Raven stops a few times on his way to the ring to acknowledge the fans that are still fired up from the match before. Once Raven does make it to the ring, he calls for a microphone.
Raven: It is good to be back, it really is.
The crowd cheers.
Raven: You know, when Shane called me up about appearing here tonight I can honestly say that I didn’t think twice before I said yes I’ll be there. But as I started preparing and getting in shape, I started realizing, I’m 47 years old; do I really want to be doing this shit again? I mean damn, it was hard back when I was in my twenties, how am I going to do it now? Raven has always been about giving the fans the absolute best and if I honestly can’t at my age, then maybe it’s time to hang it up.
The crowd starts booing a little.
Raven: I’m facing Rhino tonight in what should be a great match…I’ve given a lot of thought to this and I’ve decided that if I lose tonight, that’ll be it for me, I’ll retire. If I win, I’ll keep going but the next time I lose, it will be it for me. Thank you.
The crowd is very unsure of what to make of Raven’s announcement that the next time he loses, he’ll retire. They don’t start getting fired back up until Steven DiAngeles begins introducing the next match.
Match #3: ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? – International Three Way Dance
As soon as Steven introduces the next match as an International Three Way Dance the crowd starts buzzing, wondering who all will be competing in this match. The crowd explodes as the first competitor comes out of the entrance…Juventud Guerrera! Juventud is hyped up and ready to go, just like the crowd. The crowd’s excitement continues as the next competitor is announced…Super Crazy! And last but not least, the third and final competitor in this match…Yoshihiro Tajiri! The crowd absolutely loves this and cannot wait until the match gets started!
Juventud and Super Crazy both decide to single out Tajiri at the beginning of this match. Nobody really attacks anybody quite yet; they’re just trying to feel each other out at this point. The early alliance of Juventud and Super Crazy does not last very long as they quickly turn on each other. Once Tajiri gets back up he too joins the fight. There is a lot of back and forth going on in the early goings in the first half or so of this match. One man will get knocked out and the other two will fight each other a little bit until the other man gets up, tosses somebody else to the side and the process just repeats itself like that for a while. Eventually, everyone, including the fans, get sick of this so they try something a little new. Juventud and Super Crazy both decide to try and rekindle their partnership from earlier in the match and double team Tajiri. Tajiri does put up a damn good fight though. Trying to isolate one from the other, Tajiri tosses Super Crazy out of the ring, leaving him and Juventud alone. Tajiri and Juventud now battle. As they are battling, Super Crazy is lying in wait outside of the ring to try and seize the moment and get a pinfall. Right as Juventud hits a move on Tajiri which knocks him down, Super Crazy jumps into the ring, pushes Juventud aside, covers Tajiri as the referee counts 1, 2, 3!
Yoshihiro Tajiri has been eliminated.
Juventud and Super Crazy both stand there for a few seconds as Tajiri exits the ring just staring at each other. You can tell Juventud is not too happy about Super Crazy stealing his pin like that. Pretty soon Juventud gets into Super Crazy’s face and the two starts going at it. Juventud is clearly very pissed off and it shows as he just unloads on Super Crazy. Like all the matches so far tonight, the battle spills onto the floor on the outside of the ring. Juventud maintains his advantage here as well, doing a very good job of keeping Super Crazy grounded. Once Juventud believes he has Super Crazy sufficiently weakened, he decides it’s time for some high risk offense. However, like all high risk moves there is always a chance for failure and this move failed big time. Just as Juventud is in the process of a moonsault, Super Crazy ducks out of the way causing Juventud to crash ribs first onto the guard rail. This is doubly bad for Juventud because not only is he out of breath with possible rib damage, but he has ruined any momentum he had. Juventud tries to keep the fight going but the rib injury is just too much for him. Eventually Super Crazy is able to put him away for the 1, 2, 3!
Winner: Super Crazy
Following the match, Juventud staggers to his feet, still holding his ribs. He simply stares at Super Crazy as Super Crazy tries to extend his hand towards Juventud. Juventud simply looks at it and walks away, still angry apparently at what happened. Super Crazy just shrugs it off and walks towards the back as well. Once both men have disappeared behind the curtain, the ring announcer begins introducing the next match.
Match #4: Raven vs. Rhino
In what originally was supposed to just be a normal, grudge type match has now taken on a lot of significance with the announcement by Raven that the next time he loses a match he will retire. The crowd is still firmly behind both men however, judging by the reaction that Rhino gets as he makes his way down to the ring. Raven follows shortly thereafter, with a grocery cart full of weapons in tow. As soon as he gets to the ring he starts tossing the weapons in, just all over the place. Raven then climbs into the ring and the match begins.
Immediately Rhino comes rushing at Raven. Raven is quick to realize this, countering Rhino’s move with his famous drop toe hold. Raven then tries for quick pin but doesn’t get very far. He wastes no time in utilizing the weapons he brought with him. Tossing Rhino into the ring post, he picks up a trash can and starts nailing Rhino over the head with it. He nearly gets Rhino in all four ring corners before Rhino is able to quickly counter and turn the tides in his favor with a shoulder to Raven’s midsection. Instead of going for the weapons right away, Rhino uses his fists to try and beat Raven down. Soon Rhino starts alternating, using his fists for a few strikes then picking up a garbage can and using that. Rhino knows he has the power advantage and he uses it every which way he can think of, from chair shots to garbage can shots to irish whipping Raven into the steel steps on the outside but they don’t seem like they do much good against somebody who is obviously very determined to win this match. Rhino then decides to pick up the intensity a little. He increases the severity behind his punches and his strikes but again, still doesn’t stop Raven. Rhino decides to try a different tactic. He knows that Raven is considered a clever wrestler so what he tries to do is out clever him. Rhino tries baiting Raven but Raven is too smart and doesn’t bite. Rhino tries again, still nothing. At this point in the match you can tell Rhino is getting rather frustrated and would like to get this over with as quickly as possible so he reverts back to his high intensity offense. It looks like Raven is almost just lying in the weeds waiting for Rhino to slip up and that’s exactly what happens. As Rhino goes for a move, Raven counters. Rhino tries again, another counter. Again, another counter. The angrier Rhino gets, the better it is for Raven because Rhino is starting to get sloppy. Rhino is so angry at this point that he doesn’t even notice Raven setting up a chair in the middle of the ring for his trademark drop toe hold which Rhino falls right in to. Utilizing the moment, Raven goes for a cover and sneaks out the 1, 2, 3!
Trying to avoid an angry Rhino, Raven quickly ducks out of the ring and back to the locker room. Rhino gets up and starts throwing stuff in frustration but ultimately cools down and starts walking towards the back. Extreme Reunion continues right on with the next match.
Match #5: The Gangstas vs. Stevie Richards & The Blue Meanie vs. Tracy Smothers & ???
Continuing right along, Steven begins introducing the next match, a three team tag team match between the teams of The Gangstas, Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie, and Tracy Smothers and an unknown partner. First team out to the ring is Tracy Smothers along with; you guessed it, Little Guido! The crowd starts chanting FBI as the two make their way down to the ring. Next team to be introduced is the Gangstas, New Jack and Mustafa. When the Gangstas reach the ring, New Jack grabs the microphone from Steven.
New Jack: Tracy Smothers, Little Guido…You two are f***ing embarrassments! You embarrass me, Mustafa, these fans, the history of ECW, everything. You were an embarrassment then and you’re an embarrassment now and somebody should do something about it!
New Jack and Mustafa both jump Guido and Tracy, catching them totally by surprise. They toss Guido aside and decide to focus their attention on Tracy Smothers. They kick and punch him until he isn’t moving. Just as the Gangstas were about to finish him off, Tony Mamaluke comes down from the crowd and rushes in the ring to try and save Tracy. The Gangstas then turn their attention from Tracy and focus on Tony who is putting up one hell of a fight. Pretty soon Little Guido recovers and joins the fray and now it’s an even fight again. The two teams battle it out until Stevie Richards and the Blue Meanie finally make their way to the ring. Richards and the Meanie jump right at the Gangstas who now apparently have to fight off four people instead of just two. When an errant punch from Tony Mamaluke hits Stevie, Stevie turns around and starts attacking Tony and now all hell has broken loose. Tony is fighting Stevie, Guido and the Meanie are fighting the Gangstas while Tracy is still trying to recover. Some of the participants spill out onto the area outside the ring while some stay inside. Everyone seems to take turns attacking everyone. One minute the Gangstas will be fighting Guido and Tony, the next minute it’ll just be Stevie Richards or the Blue Meanie. At this point Tracy has regained his senses and joins the fight. He singles out Mustafa and those two begin fighting. The fight outside the ring now has expanded to the audience. New Jack, Stevie Richards, and Little Guido all begin battling each other in the crowd. Back in the ring, Mustafa is being beaten on by the trio of Tony Mamaluke, the Blue Meanie, and Tracy Smothers. For some odd reason, the Blue Meanie and Tracy Smothers begin arguing with each other. This argument eventually spills over into an all out fight. With those two temporarily out of the picture, Mustafa is then left alone to battle Tony. Being a bigger man than Tony, Mustafa is easily able to overpower him. Mustafa tries pinning Tony, but the referee reminds him that Tony actually isn’t a legal man in this match. Realizing that, Mustafa just tosses him aside and turns his attention back towards the Blue Meanie and Tracy Smothers. Meanwhile, New Jack, Stevie Richards, and Little Guido are still all making their way through the crowd. Back in the ring, Mustafa joins the Meanie/Smothers fight. Smothers apparently is still feeling the effects of the beat down at the beginning of the match, he has very little left at this point. Like he did with Tony, he tosses Tracy off to the side and attacks the Blue Meanie. Left alone with Mustafa, the Blue Meanie is trouble. From their fight in the crowd, Stevie Richards sees this and starts running back towards the ring but he’s stopped in his tracks by New Jack. Most likely he wouldn’t have made much of a difference anyway, by the time he would have gotten there; Mustafa had already put the Blue Meanie away and got the pin 1, 2, 3!
Winners: The Gangstas
Following the match, it takes quite a bit of time trying to sort everybody out and get them to the back. You’ve got some in the ring, some outside, some in different places in the crowd, it’s all a mess. There is a small scuffle at the end between Stevie Richards and the Gangstas but that’s quickly stopped and taken care of. Eventually everyone cools down and is separated so they can make their way to the back. Once everyone has made it to the back and after a few seconds of silence, Shane Douglas’ music hits.
“The Franchise” makes his way down to the ring, dressed in street clothes, with a microphone in hand.
Shane Douglas: I figured this would be as good a time as any to come out here and personally thank all of you.
Crowd starts chanting “Thank you Shane!”
Shane Douglas: No no, thank you guys. You guys are the ones that have kept the spark of extreme going for all this time. When I first started planning this, I ran into the same type of problems over and over again. People would say “Shane, it’s been over a decade since everything went bankrupt, everybody’s older now, the business has changed, etc. etc.” Yes, all those things are true but what I would tell them is that this is not simply another money grab like the god awful reunions TNA and WWE tried to do. This is about trying to regain those fans that those two companies have been pushing away for the last decade, the ones that followed ECW and helped make it great. The ones that are sick of the bullshit, the ones that want wrestling back!
The crowd cheers.
Shane Douglas: This right here is a rebirth, a rebirth of extreme. Tonight, we start the second Extreme Revolution!
Shane’s music starts up as the crowd continues to give him a huge ovation. Shane takes time to acknowledge the fans as he makes his way back towards the dressing room. Once there, everything is now free for the next match to start.
Match #6: Jerry Lynn vs. Sabu
The crowd knows what’s coming next but despite that, they still go crazy when both Jerry Lynn and Sabu’s names are announced. Jerry Lynn is the first out to the ring, followed by one of the most influential men in extreme wrestling history, Sabu.
It is clear almost from the get go what both men’s strategies are. Jerry Lynn would prefer a more high-paced, high-flying type strategy where it seems that Sabu would prefer a more grounded strategy. Early on Sabu has the advantage, not allowing Jerry Lynn to ever get very far away from his grasp. Sabu keeps a hold of Jerry pretty good for a while, until Jerry is able to duck out of the ring for a breather. Sabu knows he needs to keep the pressure on him so he doesn’t let Jerry rest for very long. Diving out through the ring ropes, both Sabu and Jerry crash into the guard rail. Sabu then tosses Jerry back into the ring where he continues to keep the pressure on him. It would appear that Jerry is getting a little agitated at Sabu’s actions by the way he starts striking Sabu anywhere he can. Eventually one of the strikes lands enough to daze Sabu which allows Jerry to finally get some distance from him and put an offense together. Knowing that Sabu’s strategy is to keep him locked in, Jerry doesn’t waste too much time on his strikes. He’ll hit Sabu and then quickly get away to try and avoid him. Sabu does manage to catch him a few times but every single one he is able to get free and continue. This game of cat and mouse goes on for a while before both men realize that the crowd is starting to get a little bored with everything, so they need to pick it up a little. While on the outside of the ring, Sabu grabs a chair. Sabu is known to be much more dangerous with a weapon at his disposal and it shows in this match as well. Using it in a bunch of different ways, he is able to wear down Jerry Lynn significantly but not enough to get the pin fall. Sabu then upgrades the chair for a table. He sets the table up in the ring and places Jerry on it. Sabu then climbs to the top turnbuckle, jumps off and onto Jerry Lynn, causing the table to split in two. Going for the pin, Sabu surprisingly only gets a two count. Undaunted by this, Sabu grabs another table but this time he props it up against the ring post. He places Jerry right on it again, goes to the opposite ring post and starts running. Just as he’s about to get there, Jerry steps out of the way causing Sabu to go right through the table. This is the opening that Jerry has been waiting for. Using anything he can get his hands on, Jerry starts wearing down Sabu to the point where he feels he can put him away but before he tries any pin, he grabs a table. In reverse of what happened to him last time, Jerry sets Sabu up on the table, climbs to the top turnbuckle, jumps off and onto Sabu, which splits the table in two. Seizing this moment, Jerry covers Sabu and gets the 1, 2, 3!
Winner: Jerry Lynn
Following the match, in yet another show of respect between these Extreme Originals, Jerry Lynn picks Sabu up and the two walk towards the back together. Once the two have made it to the back and all the broken tables have been cleared from the ring, it’s time for the main event.
Match #7: Shane Douglas vs. Tommy Dreamer - Guest Referee: Terry Funk
Tonight’s main event features “The Franchise” Shane Douglas taking on “The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer with the legendary Terry Funk as the guest referee. Terry Funk was initially announced as just a “guest enforcer” but it was changed at the last minute. The crowd goes wild when Terry comes out to the ring. He arguably gets the best reaction of the night. Following him is Tommy Dreamer who also gets an equally great reaction. Last but not least is Shane Douglas who gets the least reaction but still a respectable one.
Terry Funk calls for the bell and the match begins. Almost immediately the match spills to the outside with Dreamer tossing Shane out to the floor. The two trade punches all the way back up the entrance way until they reach the actual entrance. Tommy has the advantage in the early going, tossing Shane several times into chairs set up by the entrance as well as the wall. Soon Shane turns the tide and starts tossing Tommy against the wall and anything he can find that would hurt. Terry Funk’s yelling eventually convinces Shane to take this fight back towards the ring which he does. But once he gets there he doesn’t actually get into the ring, he keeps the fight outside where he uses the ring posts to bash Tommy’s head against. Tommy eventually reverses it and takes the offensive advantage back. With the advantage, Tommy spies a set of tables set up in the back of the crowd and he starts moving himself and Shane towards them. Once again away from the ring, the two battle their way through the crowd all the way towards the tables in the back. Using all of his strength, Dreamer picks Shane up and slams him through the table. Tommy tries again but is unsuccessful because Shane is able to fight him off. It’s now Shane’s turn to put Tommy through a table which he does. In traditional ECW fashion, Shane starts picking up random items of merchandise, etc. and starts using them as weapons. Dreamer, getting a second wind, starts fighting back. Using the makeshift weapons, the two start wailing on each other as they make their way around the back of the crowd and through the aisles, all the while with Terry Funk watching over them. Slowly but surely after several long minutes, the two finally make it back to the ring area. Once back at the ring area is where we finally see some actual wrestling action. Dreamer is the one who benefits from being back in the ring, dominating Shane in every aspect. Dreamer even manages to get a few of his trademark baseball slides in. At this point in the match both men are weak and bloody but they continue on. Shane starts to show some life again, fighting back against Dreamer with all he’s got. They each start going back and forth, one person has the advantage then the next few seconds the other person has it. Back and forth, trash can lid after trash can lid shot, chair shot after chair shot, kendo stick shot after kendo stick shot, both men don’t show any signs of letting up. Just as Shane is about to go for what looks like a put away shot, the lights in the arena go out!
A few seconds of silent darkness go by before music is heard. The music starts off soft but eventually gets louder. As the music gets louder it becomes apparent who it’s for, the crowd starts chanting, the lights come back on and reveal…The Sandman! The Sandman is not alone however, right alongside him is Sami Callihan, who promised he would help destroy extreme forever. The two have laid out Terry Funk, Dreamer and Shane Douglas, leaving all three men motionless. The show concludes with The Sandman standing in the middle of the ring, kendo stick over his head, crowd booing him immensely.
Last edited by CoRyP2008 : 06-26-2012 at 03:05 PM.