No opening promos this week as the opening package for NWA-VA Action Zone airs and we go into our first of two matches of the night.
The Bounty Hunter & J-Sin Vs. Steve Harris & Big Tony
At first glance, I thought this match was going to completely bore me, but it didn’t. It wasn’t the best match possible, but I didn’t feel bored during it at all. J-Sin and Harris start off the match and Harris proves he is the better, causing J-Sin to crawl back to Bounty Hunter, who won’t tag him in. I kind of like the reluctant tag team element in some matches. It’s no secret I’m not a big fan of tag team wrestling, but the little things make me appreciate it more. Harris and Sin do a typical “I can do it better than you stick” before Sin finally tags in Hunter, unwillingly of course! Action continues with Big Tony coming in. Eventually, Hunter tries to tag in Sinn, but Sinn jumps down to avoid it. Hurray for the little things in life. Moving on, they eventually back up Big Tony into the heel corner and taunt Harris to come in. Harris does and the ref stops him, causing a double team on Big Tony. We then enter the waning face segment of the match with Big Tony desperately needing to get the tag. A good spot occurred when J-Sinn bit the face of Big Tony, and when the ref admonished him; he grabbed him and argued with him with his leg choking Big Tony. Fun little spot to me. I liked the power moves that followed to Big Tony like the sternum blow. Big Tony is a jolly ol’ big guy and cut off the air supply and you cut off most of the energy. Action continued even with the face comeback spiel, but I really enjoyed J-Sin playing a complete idiot for some reason. He crawled to the wrong corner at least twice in the match, and it just made the crowd heckle him more. Eventually, the heels get the chance to win, but they argue over who gets to pin and they end up losing via a roll-up. As the faces celebrate, the heels argue and push the ref around, and the ref, who was a wrestler I refuse to name, got the better of him. The ref in this match was extremely sub-par. He was slow for counts, slow for break-ups, sat around, and wore a freakin’ bandana. He definitely pissed me off the most in this match, which wasn’t that bad.
Winners: Steve Harris & Big Tony
Star Wrestler: J-Sin
I didn’t feel like anyone in this match was completely horrid. Big Tony is still a little green, but has already got some routines down that seem to work for him. Steve Harris is a nice, generic face that got over with the local crowd. Bounty Hunter played a good tough guy, but I have to say that J-Sin really impressed me. When he first came out, I really wasn’t looking forward to him in the ring, but he made it work. Without him, I doubt the feuding heels theme could have worked as well as his obvious ignorance made it work. If I was Bounty Hunter, I wouldn’t want to work with an idiot who crawls to the wrong corner and then grabs my waist begging for mercy. The wrestling was all on the same level in this match, but the character that J-Sin played was beautiful and I loved it.
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