Finlay Vs William Regal - US Title - Great American Bash July 23rd 2006
Thoughts on the Regal-Finlay match from TGAB 2006 that the crowd basically shit all over ? I really enjoyed it besides all of the Hornswoggle shenanigans , but maybe I'm just a little INNNSAAAAAANNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !
at Finlay and Regal trying to be hip with Teddy Long before the match, doing some cool handshake crap
. Looked more out of place than Chavo in a PPV main event.
Regal looks like he is not going to have any part of fighting his friend, so he is about to leave the ring, when Finlay runs up from behind and rolls him up! Regal doesn't like that, so he gets up and slaps Finlay in the face. Now its on!
After a long tie up (which goes to the outside, then up the steps and back into the ring lol), Regal slaps Finlay again, to show him that its REALLY on, and the first slap wasn't JUST payback for the roll up attempt. Regal dominates early on, and its great to see. He takes Finlay down and then Finlay counters by standing on his head and essentially break dancing
. Awesome looking sequence tbh, but also a little funny
Speaking of funny; watching Regal running away from a midget with a Shillelagh might be the funniest thing I have seen all week.
Awesome European uppercut exchanges from the two, needs to happen more often dammit!
Poor Regal gets attacked by Hornswoggle again, who ends up biting his hand. Why can't Hornswoggle be good again like this?
All the way through the match, we get some tremendous back and forth action, great offence from both men, and plenty of stiffness. Shame the fans in attendance are chanting boring. I knew this match should have had more tables and ladders!
Nice old school finish to the match, with Finlay hitting Regal in the head with his own boot (which Hornswoggle stole earlier lol) and then using the ropes to get the 3 count.
Gotta say, as good as these two guys are in the ring together, I always remembered this match being pretty, well, shit. Not any more though! Great match, and probably one of their best together from this year!