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  1. Yeah, the Observer reported back in 2016 that WWE backed off on signing him due to finding out about a domestic violence allegation in 2009 that led him to being suspended for a game when he was in the NFL.
  2. It takes what seems an eternity for this to start as Pearce walks around the ring, Dave Prazak teases he’s going to fight Kid, Pearce take a camera from a photographer which he and Hero then use to take pictures, Hero doesn’t want to be frisked by the referee so gets his valet to frisk him instead, Pearce frisks the referee, Pearce wants the audience member chucked out as they return a bottle to him that he had thrown out at them. The match finally gets going and Hero assumes the role of the referee. Now Pearce is playing as being ref, while the match itself is being played for ‘laughs’. This is garbage. Prazak is up on the apron distracting ‘referee’ Pearce and the actual ref, who is on the outside, uses the distraction to help Hero and choke Kid over the middle rope! The ‘comedy’ continues, real ref taking photos as Hero and Pearce do their best Dusty Rhodes impressions. Kid ducks the double clothesline and lands a double dropkick followed by a pair of clotheslines. Pearce and Hero roll to the floor where they get into a shoving match, oblivious to Kid who takes them out with a cannonball from the top turnbuckle. Hero and Kid return to the ring but Pearce trips Kid from the outside. Pearce hits a great looking move that starts out as a side suplex from where he flips Kid over and he lands face down on the mat. Unfortunately that leads to more nonsense with Hero telling him that he didn’t execute it right and this is how you do it. Soft looking belly to back/neckbreaker combination. Kid kicks out of the cover so the ref, at the insistence of Hero and Pearce, then covers him. Again, this is garbage! Hero takes a seat in the front row with his valet while the referee jumps around like some jack-in-the-box. Shiranui by Kid and Pearce is eliminated. Eliminated, unfortunately not over! Pearce shoves the ref, who shoves him back, which leads to Pearce decking him. He drags him to the top turnbuckle, only to slip! At the second attempt he gives him a ‘Pepsi Plunge’ and then powerbombs an official who comes from the back to check on him. Eventually a cop shows up and he’s cuffed and taken out of there. Hopefully this improves now we’re down to just the two. Hero counters the rana with a spinning powerbomb. He applies a ‘Cobra clutch’ but it’s real loose and he isn’t locking that thing in. Release cradle suplex. This isn’t the most dynamic of matches that we’re watching. Kid unloads with punches to counter the escape the powerbomb before hitting Elix Skipper’s ‘Play of the Day’. A terrible looking reverse DDT due to Hero dropping to the mat a moment earlier than Kid. Well I suppose it fits in with how this match has gone. Kid misses a moonsault but lands a rana. Hero reverses the Irish whip, keeps hold of the arm and hits a pumphandle slam. If this couldn’t get any worse we then get a ref bump, Hero hiptossing Kid into him. ‘Tomokaze’ by Kid, triple jump moonsault, but there’s no-one to count the fall. I just want this to end and I’m not the only one as the crowd are chanting “boring” at them. Eventually Hero clocks Kid with knux and then celebrates like he’s won the WWF World title in the main event at Wrestlemania. Dreadful match that I have no intent on expanding on further bar that Kid looked real indie and low rent, something which I hadn’t thought about him until now.
  3. The commentator who is lusting after Candi (Dylan Knight’s valet) sounds familiar but I can’t place him. Ah, it’s R.C. that jerk who does the commentary for the EWF. It may be a different promotion but he’s as obnoxious as ever, making fun of his co-commentator and saying how he would love to hang out with any girl with a pulse because the only type he does hang out with are the inflatable kind. Allison Danger is seconding Maldonado and dumb ass R.C. thinks that she is his mystery partner. When Knight and Powers see him on his own they think this is going to be two-on-one and not much of a contest. They jump Rapid Fire at which point the lights in the building go off; when they come back on Steve Corino is stood in the middle of the ring with Maldonado. Immediately the four men pair off and they start brawling around the Riverside Arena (to pick up on Tim’s point this really does look like one of those early Chikara venues). Corino puts a garbage bin over Knight’s head, which he punches, while Rapid Fire suplexes J.D. on the floor. R.C. doesn’t appreciate Corino bringing this “ECW crap” here and wants security to throw him out the building. The wrestlers return to the ring and RFM with a big powerslam, although he doesn’t even bother going for the cover. He unloads with kicks and a leg sweep fells Powers. A blind tag was missed by everybody, including me, and the legal Knight nails the unaware Maldonado. Corino tags in and Knight instantly backs off. He cheapshots him on the break and then starts running his mouth yelling “Come on Old School”. The conditioned crowd are already chanting for a catfight. I hope not, but imagine it’s on the cards. Corino catches a leg and kicks Knight in the groin, R.C. calling that an “ECW move”. Yawn. Powers knees RFM in the back when he’s whipped into the ropes and Knight with a swinging neckbreaker which he doesn’t quite get all of. He lures Corino into the ring so they can get some double teaming in behind the official’s back. R.C. points out that the referee is Mike Kehner, from ECW, and that the deck is stacked against Powers and Knight. Maybe not the most opportune time to make that point, at least wait until they’re on the back foot! Tornado DDT gets Powers a two count. Knight runs into a big boot followed by an elbow, but as Rapid Fire charges he’s floored by a clothesline. R.C. claiming that Maldonado ears slowed him down! This guy is the worst and is quickly back to perving over the valet. RFM ducks a right hand and then dumps Knight on his head with a back suplex. Nice little delay from him before he makes the hot tag. All four men are in the ring and we get double ‘ten punch in the corner’ spots. They go to whip Powers and Knight into each other, however Knight reverses and J.D. drills Corino with an elbow to the jaw. Low blow by Candi on RFM and here comes Allison Danger. Ah nice, they tease the catfight but don’t give it them, Knight cutting Danger off with a lariat. Corino drops him with a superkick as he plays to the crowd and then grabs Candi for a piledriver; Powers coming to her rescue in the nick of time. Maldonado with a step up enzuigiri on J.D. and that’s enough to put him away for the three count. Post-match Corino thanks everyone who chose to come out and watch them rather than watch Smackdown on TV and says they’re making it their mission to make the IWA one of the greatest promotions in the United States. It started out like we were going to get a building wide brawl before they settled things down into a traditional tag match. Everyone bar Corino was new to me and he worked harder than I expected on a non-ECW show. I don’t know if this is his promotion or he’s involved in some way behind the scenes, although you get that impression from his interview at the end and it would also explain why he had his working boots on. R.C.’s commentary was atrocious and he’s definitely up there as one of the worst of the year, I genuinely lost track of the number of times he started talking about ECW. I liked the tease of the catfight and then them not giving it and Maldonado is a useful hand. Not bad, not bad at all.
  4. I’ve always wondered why Cheerleader Melissa was called that. Was she actually a cheerleader? Turns out she was. She is in the Ballard Brother’s corner here doing a cheerleading gimmick complete with outfit and pom poms. Ice Box is in the West Side Playaz’s corner, the commentators noting how Melissa has been readily interfering in the Ballard’s matches recently and the 400lb Ice Box isn’t going to be beaten up by anybody, there to counteract her. They also point out that Shane has the number ‘1’ on his hockey jersey, while Shannon has number ‘23’. That helps a ton because I was fearing I’d have no idea how I was going to be able to identify who is who. The Playaz start out demonstrating their double team offense before focusing their attack on Shane’s left arm. Flying double axe handle by LeGrande, but Shane goes to his eyes and is able to tag out to his brother. Shannon immediately runs into a sit down powerbomb and fairs equally as bad. Nice suplex by Thompson. Vertical suplex/flying crossbody combo and Shane is in to break up the cover. Thompson misses seeing the blind tag and gets caught by a shoddy one footed dropkick. Cool little double underhook swinging neckbreaker. Shane plays to the crowd though before making the cover and the added few seconds allows Thompson to kick out. Referee Jimmy Ripp then makes a right balls up of things as he stands there and watches Melissa get in the ring for the next spot. He doesn’t even attempt to go over and usher her out of there, just stands on by. LeGrande is in, at which point Shannon pushes Ripp towards him and ‘behind the official’s’ back’ (although not really) Shannon assists Melissa with a quesadora legdrop onto Thompson. That looked great, but would have looked better if Ripp was doing his job better. Thompson gets a series of flash near falls only for Shane to knee him in the back as he hits the ropes. Baseball slide dropkick to the groin, out of the view of the official who is again over in the champion’s corner dealing with LeGrande. The Ballard’s telegraph the double backdrop, up kick on Shane and a big powerbomb on Shannon. That took plenty out of Thompson and he can’t muster the energy to make the tag. Shane goes over and knocks LeGrande off the apron, Thompson who has now recovered heads to his corner but there’s no-one there. Smart thinking from the Brothers. Thompson ducks a double clothesline and comes back with one of his own, the Ballard’s taking great flip bumps. Hot tag to LeGrande who runs wild with clotheslines, suplexes and finally a ‘Swanton bomb’. The champs hit a stacked up superplex or a ‘super-duper-plex’ as they call it with Boyce sat on Thompson’s shoulders. Shannon breaks up the pinfall as the match starts to break down with all four men in the ring. The Ballard’s go for a double superplex of their own, but Thompson comes up from behind and picks the brothers up, one sat on each shoulder. LeGrande sets himself, presumably for a double blockbuster, when he’s crotched by Melissa. Double Russian legsweep from the Ballard’s who then look to imitate that ‘Super-duper-plex’. Boyce blocks, hits a blockbuster and from the opposite corner comes Thompson with a frog splash. The WSP toss the Ballard’s to the outside and Thompson then backdrops LeGrande over the top rope and onto both. Cannonball by Thompson from the top turnbuckle to the floor. Back inside he loses Shane, practically spiking him on his head. Combination powerbomb/blockbuster, known as ‘the Drive By’ and the West Side Playaz retain. I can’t see what caused Chad to go the four stars on this as I found it pretty scrappy in places. Lots of double team moves, like in most WSP matches, and while the Ballard’s are fine foils with decent psychology, it jumped around. There was some structure to proceedings but I’m not a fan of when things like the arm work of the early portion is just blown off or forgotten about. Melissa looked good and I would’ve liked to have seen more from her, her counterpart on the other hand was non-existent. The ref was bad, totally ruining that one spot and was a bit all over the place. There was also a reliance on returning to certain things. Don’t get me wrong this isn’t bad, it just never stood out as anything special to me.
  5. Joel Gertner is undergoing a strict training regime in preparation for his match, eating a box of Lucky Charms! While Roadkill wouldn’t train him, he says that he did receive training from someone and that will show in the style of his wrestling. Cyrus is out and he tells Gertner that for the first time in his life he’s got the opportunity of being a “man” rather than a “fat bitch”. Gertner removes his head set and makes his way down to the ring, Joey Styles cheering him on until he’s out of ear shot, at which point he changes his tune thinking he’s got no shot as Cyrus is a ringer. After he steps into the ring Cyrus informs him that it’s not going to be that easy, he still has some ‘stroke’ and if he want this match he’s got to get through his man, E.Z. Money. Hot Commodity are followed out by Commissioner Spike Dudley, who has got his leg all braced up as he’s suffering from a knee injury. Spike tells Cyrus that while he may have a little stroke, he’s got a lot of stroke. E.Z. Money will have to face an opponent of his choosing, if E.Z. wins then Cyrus can go on his way, however if his man wins, then immediately following the match it will be Joel Gertner vs Cyrus, one on one. As for his opponent “his name is Kash”... Kash sends E.Z. hurtling over the top rope to the floor and when Hamrick and Dinero get up on the apron he nails slugs them both too. Elektra is next to involve herself, distracting referee John Finnegan so that E.Z. can attack Kash from behind. Money accidentally takes out his own partners when he goes flying through the ropes after Kash had side stepped his charge and Kid then with this awesome double jump springboard somersault plancha. He throws him back inside and picks up a two count following a springboard clothesline. Kash telegraphs the back drop, Money with the up kick, but when E.Z. charges Kash backdrops him over the top rope. E.Z. lands on the apron though and takes Kash’s head off with the ‘Money Clip’. A lovely set up for the ‘Pendulum of Pain’ submission, although he gives up on that to drop an elbow to the back of Kash’s neck. Money blocks the ‘O’Connor roll’ and as he swivels his hips to the crowd,Kash with a springboard sunset flip. Double jump springboard huracanrana. He’s hitting his aerial offense immaculately tonight. Kash picks up a near fall after a tornado DDT, Gertner looking on, chomping at the bit to get his hands on Cyrus. Hamrick trips Kash as he hits the ropes and Money with ‘Electric Dreams’. E.Z. runs into a big boot before we get more perfect Kash offense in the form of a twisting senton. ‘Money Maker’. Elektra is up on the apron again distracting Finnegan and Dinero is in from behind with a ‘Krussian Legsweep’. Double wheelbarrow suplex before Hamrick drops a sky high legdrop, standing on E.Z.’s shoulder’s who is in turn sat on the top turnbuckle. All of this behind the back of John Finnegan I may add! Kash somehow kicks out of the cover and Money goes up top only for Kash to fall into the ropes and crotch him up there. E.Z. with a low blow to block the suicideplex but Kash then counters the superbomb attempt with a Super Frankensteiner as Gertner gets that match he wanted. Some post-match shenanigans with Hot Commodity sees Spike Dudley and subsequently the Sandman out for the save, Sandman breaking his cane over HC’s head with Hamrick even taking a trademark flip bump off the apron and onto the concrete. Elektra backs off before trying to seduce the Sandman, amazingly he has some taste and isn’t falling for it, preferring to pour beer down her ample chest and then rubbing Gertner’s face into it. He slingshots Cyrus into the ring and the match is on.
  6. Mikey and Tajiri attack the tag team champions at the bell as they’re having a pre-match hug. They whip them into one another however the FBI put on the breaks and go to clothesline the Unholy Alliance, only for them to duck out the way as they end up clotheslining each other. Tajiri with a kick to the head of Guido, Mikey following suit on Mamaluke, showing that he’s been taking lessons from his partner. Tarantula by Tajiri, while over on the other side of the ring Mikey with a guillotine legdrop as the challengers continue to have their way with the champions. Big Sal grabs Mikey as he takes off after Guido, but he manages to free himself from his grasp and send the big man crashing into the ring post before Tajiri kills him with a kick. The Alliance tie Mamaluke in the ‘Tree of Woe’ and, after a Tajiri baseball slide, the Sinister Minister then enters the ring and shoots fire at his crotch. It’s laughable that the official didn’t see any of this, even by ECW standards, as they didn’t even attempt to try and distract him, he was just looking the other way. Guido tries to surprise them with a chair, but a Mikey drop toehold sends him head first into it. That ends up bloodying the Italian’s forehead. Mamaluke with a low blow while Mikey is unloading on him in the corner, and Guido is over to help his partner on a double powerbomb. As the crowd start up with our first “Where’s my pizza?” chant of the night, Cyrus goes on about the blatant stereotyping by this obviously uneducated crowd! ‘Sicilian slice’ for a near fall. Mikey catches Mamaluke on the bodyscissors and pancakes him face first to the mat. He makes the hot tag and Tajiri takes out his anger on Guido. Handspring elbow. Mamaluke lands on his feet from the attempted German and responds with one of his own, Joey Styles quickly correcting Cyrus and calling it an ‘Italian’ suplex. Rib breaker by Mikey and a Guido slingshot legdrop breaks up the cover. As he tries for the ‘Kiss of Death’, Tajiri blinds him with the mist. ‘Double Whippersnapper’ but Big Sal pulls the official from the ring, his team’s titles. The Sinister Minister fruitlessly attacks Sal with his cane, which has no effect and Sal ends up squashing him up against the guard rail. Asai moonsault by Tajiri takes out the big man. Mikey looks for a ‘Super Whippersnapper’ however Guido clocks him with one of the title belts. Some sort of double team move out of the FBI, the referee slides back into the ring and the champions retain their gold. Shorter match than I expected, almost a sprint, as they only go ten minutes. Very good as always with these teams, but refer to my comments in the opener about what I think should’ve happened here.
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  8. Flair is wearing a knee length fur jacket and has five models along with Hiro Matsuda accompanying him as he makes his way to the ring to be interviewed by Bob Caudle. ‘The Naitch’ notes that Ricky Steamboat is in the building and invites him out and to take his pick of the women as he must be bored going home to the same lady every night. He goes on to talk about money being no object when you have a manager like Hiro Matsuda and a multi-million dollar company behind you. Steamboat joins them and again Flair offers up the ladies. Like the wholesome family man is going to accept? Flair suggests Steamer do himself a favour and walk away from Monday night. They go back and forth for a bit until Flair tells him to go home and “help the missus do the dishes” as he’s going down town. Steamboat slaps him across the face and the fight is on. As the two go at it Bob Caudle and the models look to be in no hurry to exit the ring. ‘The Dragon’ decks Hiro and then starts tearing Flair’s clothes off his back. They blister each other with chops before Steamer strips Flair completely and he’s out there in just his pants and socks. Steamboat gets a visual pin after a flying crossbody, the crowd counting the three, but Matsuda has recovered, grabs Steamboat, and holds him so that his charge can unload with more knife edge chops that turn ‘The Dragon’s’ chest red. The two end up duking it out in amongst the crowd before Flair scarpers to the back. Steamer then returns to the ring and puts on the remnants of Flair’s tattered clothes. First question, where was security when all this was going on? You’d think with the big title match being only six days away they’d be out there pronto to make sure no-one got hurt or injured. Flair was great in the interview although Steamboat was fairly dry with his comebacks. The brawl was really good though, heated and sets up the PPV perfectly, even if Flair being stripped of his clothes is beyond overdone by this point.
  9. Rip Morgan does the ‘Haka’ and the moment he’s finished Steiner is over and biting at his leg. We get an insert interview from Mike Rotundo who thinks it’ll be like taking candy from a baby when he faces Steiner for the TV title at the Chi Town Rumble. Morgan rams Steiner’s head into the turnbuckles, which he no sells, and then repeatedly rams his own head into it to show that has no effect on him. Scoop powerslam. Steiner runs into a big boot as Ripper takes over. He misses a splash off the middle though and as the action continues Steiner counters his bearhug with a belly to belly for the win. Not much to this and it wouldn’t have looked out of place on the Saturday Night show.
  10. Done. I've long stopped listening to this but had completely forgotten what an appalling guest 'The Fray Movement' was when he was on.
  11. Earlier in the show Bob Caudle conducted an interview with ‘the Dragon’ and questioned why he was taking this match so close to the Chi Town Rumble. Steamboat replied that he was taking a bunch of ‘tune up’ matches in preparation for Monday night and this was one of them. He also warned Flair not to interfere like he did on TBS. I’m imagining Flair is too busy sorting out his wardrobe to be concerned with that now. Steamboat is accompanied by wife Bonnie and little Richie. Bradley with a hip toss, a scoop slam and an arm drag. ‘The Dragon’ replies with a pair of hip tosses, two slams and two arm drags as Bradley then takes a powder to the floor. I like the psychology behind Steamer one-upping him on those moves even if it is a spot (the Bradley stuff) that I wouldn’t have done. Steamboat slingshot him back inside but Bradley doesn’t take the flip bump, instead soaring over the top rope and landing chest first on the mat. After Bradley takes a second powder Steamer follows him out only to get slammed on the ringside mats and thrown into the guard rail. Jim Ross says how Bradley has nothing to lose here and everything to gain and that Steamboat may have made a mistake in taking this bout so close to Monday. Whip to the corner and ‘the Dragon’ avoids a charging Bradley who goes flying head first into the turnbuckles. Steamer works the left arm, a common theme in matches around this time. Side slam by Bradley but he fails to connect on the splash off the top. Flying crossbody follows shortly after as Steamboat puts Bradley down for the three. The number one contender for the NWA World title should not be having as much trouble with the likes of Bob Bradley as Ricky Steamboat had here; he should’ve beaten him in a few minutes. Where had Bradley been prior to this in ’88? World Class maybe? Later this year when he joins Titan he would become a full on jobber although I don’t think he is just yet. Still, this match was 50/50 and while Bradley bumped real well for Steamer, that’s what he should’ve stayed doing and not looking as dominant as he did at times.
  12. Jack Victory under the hood and working his second match of the night (this won’t be the only time that will be said in 1989). The Blackmailer is managed by Hiro Matsuda, although I doubt he’s his prized asset. Fancy going from Flair to the Blackmailer in consecutive segments? Another match with long drawn out moves, this time Lex working a side headlock. Victory escapes with a great looking belly to back suplex but Luger completely no sells it, being up to his feet before Jacko. Back to the side headlock… and again. Jim Ross points out that he isn’t showing much variety in his offense. And again. It’s not even like he’s cranking it in, just holding the Blackmailer there. Press slam, Lex goes for a clothesline but Victory moves and Luger goes flying out to the floor. Sunset flip back inside for a near fall. Rear chinlock from the Blackmailer. ‘The Package’ fires up and gets the win following a superplex. Matsuda doesn’t even bother to wait for his client, the Mailer one and done in the NWA and presumably out of his stable. The final minute for Luger’s comeback was okay but overall a poor match. Has there been a doctrine to have everything so slow paced? Not as bad as Reed/Casey mind.
  13. Magnum T.A. says Steve Casey is trying to prove himself in the NWA and may have bitten off more than he can chew with ‘Hacksaw’ someone who is “all man”. The camera bizarrely cuts away from the in ring action to focus on a couple eating each other’s faces off! Lengthy armbar/wristlock from Casey. Reed escapes, stalls and then goes after the arm himself. Casey is apparently unbeaten in the NWA and putting that unbeaten record on the line here. It’s been a while since I watched the NWA TV seasons but I can’t ever remember seeing him win a match. Casey escapes the armbar and slaps on… an armbar. Lots of shots of the crowd because of how boring this is. Jim Ross thinks Reed’s match against Sting at the Chi Town Rumble could be the sleeper match of the show. Not on the evidence of this bout. Rear chinlock time. Can this get any worse? Casey misses a dropkick and the audience are cheering. FFS, another rear chinlock. This has been nothing but rest holds. Casey mounts a brief comeback but succumbs to a flying shoulderblock off the top. If you are struggling to sleep give this snorefest a watch. Awful.
  14. The Russian Assassins don’t even get an entrance as they’re already in the ring as we return from a commercial break. ‘Sweet’ Stan switches to his karate to combat the strength advantage of Russian Dave Sheldon. Plenty of quick tags by the Midnights. We get an insert interview from Paul E. Dangerously who thinks it is very generous of Jim Herd to let everyone see Jim Cornette for one last time before he and his Original Midnight Express put them out of the NWA. Oddly, Heyman then joins Jim Ross and Magnum T.A. on commentary for the match. Corny looks to get some practice in for the Chi Town Rumble as he squares up to Paul Jones however Tommy Young gets between them. The Assassins pull a switcheroo and finally start to control things. Their control is dire though with long bearhug spots. Lane is taking a beating from them and Ross thinks this could carry over to Monday night. Stan makes the hot tag after the Assassins crash into each other and Paul E. has seen enough at this point. More miscommunications from the heels as one of the Assassins accidentally headbutts the other. Karate kick by Lane to Victory, ‘Rocket launcher’ and the Midnights pick up the victory going into the biggest match of their careers. The Midnights made this watchable and overrode the ungodly dull Russian Assassin control section. One of those matches where the result was never in doubt as the Midnights have bigger and more important fish to fry.
  15. From one useless manager in Paul Jones to another, as Hiro Matsuda is in Reed's corner. The Stinger has got himself some new threads because 'Hacksaw' has got his interest up! Reed blocks a hip toss and Sting nicely turns it into an armdrag. Jim Ross, just like in the opener, is again great on commentary as he explains the psychology behind what the wrestler's are doing. Another match, another long side headlock. Sting bites Reed's hand whilst he applies a wristlock. Ross says that despite Reed's complaints he can't see anything from his vantage point; they're not watching on a monitor then. Reed gives Sting an assist through the ropes to the outside as the match turns in his direction. Wow, Matsuda actually offers something, choking Sting while 'Hacksaw' distracts referee Teddy Long. Rear chinlock by Reed that lasts several minutes. Sting ducks a clothesline and it appears Reed loses his balance due to his momentum, stumbling over and falling out of the ring. Reed with a neckbreaker for a nearfall before returning to the umpteenth chinlock of the match. Jim Ross starts taking about someone in the front row and I thought he was going to namedrop Big Dave Meltzer, but no, NFL draft pick Brad Muster who is sat next to Meltz. Jawbreaker to escape the chinlock. Sting goes for a sunset flip but Reed grabs the ropes to prevent himself from being taken down. Long swipes his hands away, Reed then falls on top of Sting and again graps the ropes for leverage. Rinse repeat with Long and Sting rolls 'Hacksaw' up for the three. The fight continues after the match until a big Sting right hand sends Reed scurrying. This suffered from the same problems as the Hayes/Assassin opener in that they went too long (20+ minutes) and there was an over reliance on armbars (early) and chinlocks (throughout). It would've benefited greatly from losing about eight minutes and cutting out all the down time.