Event: TNA HardCORE Justice Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: Universal Studios Soundstage 21 in Orlando, FL
Results by TNAWrestlingNews.com
TNA HardCORE Jutice Opener:
We open the show with a video package highlighting some of the former stars of ECW, current members of EV2.0. They talk about how they revolutionized the wrestling business, and it was where they learned some of the most important lessons in their careers. They also talk about paying tribute, and coming home tonight.
No pyro, but we do get crowd shots, and lots of 'E-C-Dub' Chants. There's a different ring announcer, though I'm not sure who he is, and he introduces Taz. Taz makes his way out to the entrance ramp with a mic in hand. He welcomes the fans to Hardcore Justice. Lots of 'Taz' chants. He says he's been backstage since 11 a.m. and he's looked into the eyes of the athletes that will perform tonight, and it's going to get extreme, because the desire is in their eyes again, and their passion will bleed out tonight in more ways than one. The Impact Zone is absolutely packed. Taz says as of recent, there's been some haters and doubters on what they did back in the day. He hears stuff like 'they were a bush league promotion'. Taz says they weren't all about violence. All they did was revolutionize the business. He says they were the true renegades of the industry, and that's the real deal. Taz says they were the little engine that could, and they did. He says he's got a message to the folks who doubt what they did, they don't get it, and they never will, so they might as well just kiss his ass.
Taz says he's done, he's the human suplex machine, beat him if you can. Back to Stephen DeAngeles, the ring announcer, and it's time for the first match. The FBI of Tony Mamaluke, Little Guido, and Tracy Smothers make their way out first.
The FBI vs. Kid Kash, Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger
Kid Kash is the first man announced for the opposing team, and he makes his way out to a big pop from the crowd. Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger are announced as Kash's partner, and this one is on. We get formal ring introductions for all six men, as well as Big Sal E. who accompanied the FBI, and there's huge pops for everyone.
Kid Kash and Guido start things out for their respective teams. For some reason the house lighting is kind of a blue hue. Guido takes Kash right down to the mat where he and Kash roll around for a bit before getting right back up. Kash and Guido chain wrestle for a bit, trading roll ups and starting to argue. Kash shoves Guido and then Guido extends his hand. Kash shakes hands with Guido, but brings him in nose to nose. Tony Luke tags in, and so does Swinger. Luke hits a drop toe hold and tries for a roll up but Swinger kicks out. Luke locks in an arm bar, but Swinger picks him up off the mat and slams him down to break the hold. Smother and Diamond are the next men to tag in.
Diamond and Smothers come to blows, with Smothers looking like a million bucks, taking it right to Diamond, taking him down to the mat, hitting a big knee drop, and taking Diamond to the outside. Diamond grabs a mic while on the outside, and he comes back into the ring, telling the Impact Zone that he has a problem. This crowd is pretty awesome, very reminiscent of an old ECW machine. Diamond says they're not a fine oiled machine because of Kash. So while the FBI can probably out-wrestle them, their team can out-dance them. Diamond asks for the DJ to hit the music and initiates a dance contest. Swinger and Diamond dance, horribly, while Kash looks on ashamedly. Smothers grabs the mic and says Michael Jackson rolled over in his grave. He asks the DJ to hit the music again because if they can't do better everyone dies. The FBI then begins to dance.
This is pretty goofy as Guido does the can opener, Smothers tries to do the worm. Sal E. dances a bit, but the distraction allows Swinger and Diamond to attack from behind. They try to tag Sal E., but they're taken down by a double clothesline instead. Everyone brawls to the outside except Kash. The referee gets down on his hands and knees, and Kash takes off, jumping off the ref's back and diving to the outside on top of everyone. Things move quickly back into the ring where Kash and Luke are legal. Kash takes Luke over his knee with a backbreaker that's good for a near fall.
Kash and Luke trade huge chops with Luke gaining the advantage with a clothesline. When Luke charges Kash though, Kash responds with a powerslam into the corner. Luke tags out to Guido who takes out Diamond and Swinger before hitting a cross body and Russian leg sweep to Kash before a low drop kick that's good for a near fall. Things before to break down and there's a crazy tower of doom spot with everyone in the match except Diamond. Diamond comes in and hits a series of suplexes on Guido, but then Smothers is right there with an eye poke and clothesline. Smothers is takes out by Swinger, who's taken out by Luke. Kash hits a double underhook suplex on Luke. Guido hits a leg drop on Kash. Guido hits the unprettier on Simon Diamond and goes for the pin, scoring the three count.
Winners: The FBI
- Taz and Tenay talk a bit about how Tenay has never called an ECW match before. They then turn to the injury situation, talking about how Jerry Lynn had to drop out of tonight's event due to a back injury, and he'll be replaced in the main event by Sabu.
- We get updates on Todd Gordon, Pitbull #1, and The Blue Meanie who all get one more chance to be on PPV and thank the fans for supporting them throughout their careers.
- I guess we'll get a lot of segments tonight. AJ Styles remembers the Singapore Cane match between Sandman and Tommy Dreamer where Dreamer continued to ask for lashes from the Sandman. Styles says Dreamer may be one of the toughest wrestlers in the world. Angelina Love is next and she talks about how the crowd reactions made everything even better.
Al Snow is backstage talking to Head, yelling at it for chanting those three little letters. Stevie Richards asks is Al is OK, and Al says no. He runs down everything that could go wrong, and then asks if Stevie knows a good therapist. Nova comes in from out of nowhere, but he's got a different shirt on, and Al yells that he can't even use the shirt of he'll get sued. I can't tell who it is, but someone comes in dressed up as the Blue Meanie, and Nova says he's just as good as the real thing. Al says he's not the guy and storms off with Head. This is pretty ridiculous. Stevie Richards says tonight is about proving to everyone what Stevie is about. He doesn't seem too pleased about the fake Blue Meanie. Someone else omes in picking his nose and I have absolutely no idea who it is, or is meant to be. The segment ends with weird guy and fake Blue Meanie picking each others noses. Dumb.
CW Anderson vs. Too Cold Scorpio
Both men got very nice reactions, and both look to be in very good shape. Again we get formal ring introductions for both.
Both men lock up and Scorpio is quick to go behind. Anderson turns things into a wrist lock, but Scorpio is able to use the ropes to flip and turn the wrist lock around. A leg sweep and attempted pin from Anderson yields a two count. Anderson tags Scorpio with a couple of forearms, and Scorpio returns a couple of his own. Anderson locks in a side head lock, and Scorpio sends him into the ropes, hitting a beautiful dropkick that sends Anderson to the outside. A dropkick through the ropes and corkscrew plancha from Scorpio are beautiful.
Back in the ring, Scorpio hits a top rope cross body to Anderson for a two count. Anderson and Scorpio trade blows with Anderson scoring a superkick, good for a near fall. Anderson stomps at Scorpio's arms and legs before picking him up and tossing him shoulder first into the ring post. This blue light thing is really annoying. Anderson wrenches Scorpio's arm, but Scorpio responds with a back kick out of nowhere. A series of jabs startles Anderson, but Anderson ducks a kick and knocks Scorpio down with a big blow of his own. Anderson gets a two count when he goes for the pin.
Anderson and Scorpio trade roll ups. Anderson avoids a kick and hits Scorpio with a big forearm shiver. Scorpio sends Anderson into the corner and hits a cannonball like maneuver before going up top to hit the front flip leg drop. Scorpio pins Anderson but still only gets two. Scorpio goes back up top and goes for a moonsault but Anderson gets his knees up. Anderson hits a big spinebuster and goes for the pin but Scorpio kicks out at two. Anderson hits Scorpio with a couple of forearms, but when he charges in from the ropes Scorpio connects with a big kick. Scorpio goes up top and hits a moonsault leg drop. Scorpio pins Anderson and gets the three count.
Winner: Too Cold Scorpio
After the match Scorpio pulls Anderson back into the ring. He says something to Anderson before offering his hand. Anderson and Scorpio shake hands, and Scorpio raises Anderson's hand to the cheers of the fans.
- Madison Rayne gets a chance to talk about ECW, but I zoned out after she started talking about how TNA was like ECW. Matt Morgan talks about how when he went on vacation he used to be able to watch EVW and he loved it. He talks about when he was a bouncer once for an ECW show and how much he loved it. Mr. Anderson talks about how ECW brought something different to the table in the 90's.
RVD is backstage with Bill 'Fonzie' Alfonso. He talks about how much he loved his matches against Jerry Lynn and he can't wait to do it again in 2010. He says though, that Lynn trained too hard and hurt his back, so he's not going to be able to make it. RVD says Dreamer called him and asked him who he wanted to wrestle, and RVD had to really think about it. RVD says there's a lot left unfinished from his TV Title run. He says it's also important to please the fans. He tried to think who he could wrestle that would capture the time frame, and it's got to be Sabu. Fonzie says you couldn't have picked a more hardcore wrestler than Sabu. RVD says he knows Fonzie managed both men, and he wants to know he can count on Fonzie. Fonzie says he'll call it right down the middle. He knows both men have a lot of history and it'll be one of the greatest matches of all time. Fonzie reassures RVD he'll call it down the middle before blowing his whistle.
P.J. Polaco vs. Stevie Richards
Polaco, AKA Justin Credible, is the first man out to the ring, and he has a kendo stick in hand. Credible does not look great with huge dark circles under his eyes. Stevie Richards is out next with Nova and fake blue Meanie in tow.
The bell rings and both men lock up, Polaco locks in a head lock, but Richards is quick to fight it off, only to eat a big shoulder block. Another lock up and a head lock from Richards. Polaco fights it off, and Richards comes back with a shoulder block. Yet another lock up, and Polaco grabs Richards' hair and pulls him back to the corner where he hits a couple of knees to the stomach. Stevie turns it around and sends Polaco into one corner, and then the other. Polaco rolls to the outisde, and Richards follows, but Polaco pushes him back first into the ring apron. Polaco hits a suplex on the floor before rolling back inside and hitting a slingshot splash right back to the outside on top of Richards.
Back in the ring Polaco stomps on Richards in the corner before yanking him out by the legs and bringing him down in a powerbomb. Polaco sends Richards into the ropes and catches him with a boot to the stomach before following it up with a big DDT and a jawbreaker. Stevie responds with a kick to the face, but it's short lives as Polaco continues the assault in the corner with kicks and chops. Polaco catches Stevie around the neck with his feet, and Richards throws Polaco to the outside where fake Meanie and Nova taunt him. Polaco rolls back into the ring where he eats a series of right hands and forearms from Richards before Richards hits a nice delayed side slam. Stevie picks up Polaco and drills him with a powerbomb, but it's only good for two.
Stevie dives from the second rope, but he's met with a big kick from Polaco. Polaco hits a big piledriver and goes for the pin, but pulls Richards up at the count of two. Polaco taunt Stevie, beginning his Justin Credible phrase, but catching a big Stevie kick instead. Richards pins Polaco and gets the two count.
Winner: Stevie Richards
After the match Stevie celebrates, but he eats a bunch of cane shots from Polaco. The lights go out in the Impact Zone, and when they come back on, Sandman is in the ring with a Singapore Cane of his own. Polaco tries to hit Sandman, but Sandman avoids it and hits the Singapore Cane assisted Russian leg sweep before cracking Polaco over the head. Sandman picks up Polaco's cane and drapes it over his throat before posing over his prone body.
- Francine gets a little bit of screen time and we see her 1 year old daughter. She thanks the fans, and the boys in the back. She says she loved performing for everyone, and event though she's done in wrestling the fans will always be in her heart.
Brother Runt vs. Al Snow vs. Rhino Update
Before the match Taz and Tenay make it seem like there's going to be a video package highlighting wrestler's who are no longer around, but there's just a title card.
Brother Runt is out first, followed by Al Snow (of course with Head), and then Rhino. All three men get nice pops from the crowd.
This match will apparently be elimination rules. The circling begins and Brother Runt puts Snow in a head lock, only to be put in a head lock by Rhino. Snow is sent to the outside and Runt tries for a pin on Rhino only to eat a shoulder block. Rhino teases the Gore, but Snow grabs his feet out from under him. Snow hits a backbreaker on Runt, but Rhino is there, sending him to the outside. Rhino charges Runt, and he's tossed over the ropes by Runt. Runt dives to the outside, but he's caught by Snow and Rhino, and they simply toss him over their heads to the entrance ramp. Snow rolls Rhino into the ring and tries for a slingshot leg drop but he misses. Snow catches Rhino with a double underhook and a series of head butts. Snow hits a big moonsault that's good for two.
Snow tries to use head, but Rhino prevents it, putting him down with a dvd. Runt hits Snow with a double stomp from the top. He tries for the Dudley Dawg, but Rhino simply tosses him off. Runt responds with a hurricarana to take Rhino off his feet and everyone is down. Snow and Runt are up first, and Rhino soon after. Runt hits both men with left and rights but when he tries for a double Dudley Dawg, he's tossed to the outside. Snow and Rhino fight and the ref goes down. Snow grabs head and smashes it into Rhino's face. Runt throws a chair at Snow and takes a dive, Snow slams the chair down and falls down himself and everyone is down.
Everyone makes it up and Runt connects with the Dudley Dog on Snow. Runt gets the three count, eliminating Snow. Runt turns right around into a gore, and a three count eliminates him as well.
Mick Foley gets a bit of interview time to talk about his role in Raven vs. Dreamer later tonight. Foley says he knows their history better than almost anyone. He says he's been friends and enemies of both men. He knows there's serious potential for the match to get out of hand, and he knows it's being billed as a final showdown, and if that's how it's being billed, you need someone who'll be able to be there when the smoke clears, to make the three count, and Foley can do that.
- Brutus Magnus talks about how impressive it is that ECW was able to sustain itself for so long on passion alone. Chris Sabin talks about how his first taste of hardcore wrestling was Terry Funk vs. Sabu and it was simply captivating. Sabin says people like that, like RVD, inspired him to become who he is today.
Axl Rotten and Kahoneys vs Team 3D Update
Alright, it's Balls Mahoney, and he'll be Balls in this review. Balls grabs the mic, he says what you're looking at in the ring, is the most hardcore tag team in wrestling. The most extreme tag team in the history of the business, and they don't have a match, so this is an open challenge to anyone in the back. Joel Gertner makes his way out with a tye-dye clad 3D and there's a huge pop from the crowd.
Gertner does his old schtick on the mic, and even Balls on the outside is loving it. Gertner is freaking ridiculous, saying things I guarantee you'll never hear on TNA PPV ever again before giving Team 3D a proper introduction.
Ray tells Balls and Axl to come into the ring for a second. He tells the crowd they're looking at four of the most hardcore men to ever step into a wrestling ring, and the last thing the people want to see is a 'wrestling match' so they should do what they do best, and give the people exactly what they came to see, Old School South Philly Street Fight. Fisticuffs ensue and this one is on.
This is basically just a brawl with Axy and D-Von and Ray and Balls squaring off. Things quickly spill to the outside, and TNA employs their dumb split screen that makes everything so much harder to follow. Balls tags Ray with a couple of big right hands, but he eats a big boot and a second rope shoulder block for his troubles. D-Von begins looking under the ring apron but he gives up pretty easily. Ray grabs a styrofoam head from the audience and whacks Balls over the top of the head. Balls replies in kind. Things spill to the crowd, where the fans are absolutely loving it. Everyone is basically just beating on everyone else up the staircase.
Rey hits Balls with yet another Head, and Axl and D-Von fight up and down another staircase. This is just an absolute mess. It's fun, but there's nothing going on but guys punching each other. They fight back to the ringside area where Ray sends Balls into the ring and begins throwing weapons into the ring left and right.
In the ring Ray eats a trash can lid shot from Balls. Balls tries for a second rope leg drop, but Ray moves, and whack Balls over the head with a frying pan that sends him to the outside. Axl comes in the ring and hits Ray with a series of punches and an elbow of his own before whacking him with a cookie sheet. D-Von tries to hit Axl with the clothesline, but Axl ducks it and hits him with a couple of right hands for good measure. Axl comes up with a plastic lightsaber from out of nowhere, and D-Von tosses in another for Ray. Axl and Ray have a lightsaber duel in the middle of the ring, with Balls coming out on top. Balls hits Ray with a couple of right hands, but Ray comes back with a lightsaber low blow. Ray hits a couple of right hands of his own, dances and hits a bionic elbow.
Axl hits Ray with an inverted DDT that's good for a near fall. D-Von comes in an hits a neckbreaker on Rotten. Balls hits a big sit out powerbomb, that's good for a two count. Everyone gets to their feet and everyone has a chair. Balls and Axl are the ones who comes out on top, hitting 3D with chairs and going for a simultaneous near fall. Axl and Balls try to clothesline the ref, but the ref ducks. 3D hit Rotten and Balls with chair shots of their own, but it's not enough to keep either man down. 3D hit the What's up head butt on Balls and Ray tells D-Von to get the tables.
3D bring a table into the ring and set it up and Gertner hands Ray a bottle of lighter fluid. This is not a good idea. Ray absolutely douses the table with lighter fluid. D-Von sets the table on fire and Ray powerbombs Balls through it. D-Von pins Balls and 3D gets the win.
Winners Team 3D
Following the match, Ray says that 3D is the greatest, but music hits, and the Gangstas make their way out to the ramp with a ton of weapons in hand.
New Jack and Mustafa come in and lay waste to 3D. New Jack staples D-Von's Testicles before laying a trash can over him and whacking it with a hockey stick. He then hits Ray with a crutch, breaking it over his back. The Gangsta's music is still playing and this is just an exended beat down. New Jack grabs a guitar and smashes it over Gertner's head. 3D make it back up to their feet, and Ray hugs Mustafa and New Jack hugs D-Von. Balls and Axl get back into the ring and all six men celebrate.
Raven talks about his history with Tommy Dreamer, especially their history as kids, when both were very different. Raven talks about how he got tougher and tougher, and how his career took off and Tommy's wallowed in obscurity, and then the friendship changed. Raven says Tommy couldn't handle not being the top guy. He says Tommy knows if you hurt someone emotionally it can hurt them for years, so Dreamer stole his girl. Raven says he's smarter though, because he waited for the right moment, and it took ten years, and this is Tommy's moment for glory, and Raven is going to hurt him, cripple him, and shatter his soul.
- Jesse Neal talks about being able to see ECW live in Florida. He says it was insane and it just wasn't the same as other companies. Kaz says that he was lucky enough to be in the ring with some of the old school originals when he was training, and it was like living a dream.
- Former ECW wrestlers get some time to pay homage to Joey Styles, complimenting him and telling him that he's the best at what he does. Jerry Lynn even gets a little bit of promo time, which is nice, especially considering he's not able to perform tonight.
The Final Showdown
Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven
Mick Foley, the special guest referee, is the first man out to the ring, to a huge pop from the crowd. Raven is the first of the two competitors to make his way to the ring, and he gets a decent reaction from the crowd. Raven makes sure to stop by Dreamer's wife, who's sitting next to Dixie Carter at ringside. Dreamer is out next, to a really nice pop from the Impact Zone.
Foley tells both men that anything goes, but this is the final showdown and someone will win and someone will lose. Raven starts things off by kicking Dreamer below the belt. Raven tosses Dreamer to the outside. He follows and buries his boot in Tommy's midsection before slamming him into the guardrail back first with a Russian leg sweep. Raven tosses a chair into the ring before stomping at Dreamer and sending him back into the ring. Back in the ring Raven wedges the chair in between the second and third rope, but when he tries to whip Dreamer into it, it backfires and Dreamer counters, sending Raven into his own trap. Raven rolls to the outside, and Dreamer follows, hitting him with left and rights. Raven smiles, so Dreamer grabs a fans beer, spits some in Raven's eyes, and slams the can into his head repeatedly.
Dreamer sends Raven back into the ring where he sets two chairs up side by side. Dreamer tries to suplex Raven into the chairs, but Raven turns it around, hitting a drop toe hold to send Dreamer head first into both chairs. Dreamer rolls to the outside and Raven follows with a chair. Raven uses the chair to slam into Dreamer's head and Tommy is split open. Raven stares at Dreamer's wife and kids and Tommy's family is leaving the ringside area. Raven is pounding away on Dreamer and he's a bloody mess. Raven tries to hit Dreamer with a chair but Dreamer ducks and Raven connects with the ring post. Raven sends Dreamer into the rings steps instead, slamming him headfirst into the top step. Raven brings things back into the ring.
Raven stomps away at Dreamer, before setting up a chair in the middle of the ring. Raven tries to whip Tommy into the ropes, but Dreamer turns it around and hits a drop toe hold, sending Raven face first into the seat of the chair. Dreamer goes to the outside and grabs a 'fans' sign, that has a street sign concealed in it, and he whacks Raven with it, sending Raven to the outside. When Raven comes back into the ring he's split open and Dreamer suplexes his on top of the sign. Dreamer goes to the outside where he grabs a ladder. Dreamer brings it in and puts it in the corner in between the bottom and middle rope. Dreamer turns his attention back to Raven and he bites away at Raven's forehead. Dreamer drags Raven by his legs and places his head under the ladder, slingshotting him up, face first into the ladder.
Dreamer sets Raven on the top turnbuckle, and puts the ladder in between the second and third ropes. Dreamer stands on the ladder, but Raven fights back and Dreamer falls through in a nasty spot. Raven hits I believe a clothesline and Tommy crashes to the mat. Dreamer kicks out of a pin attempt, and when Raven brings him up to his feet, Dreamer is able to connect with the Dreamer driver out of nowhere, but Dreamer doesn't even try for a pin. Dreamer sets Raven up in the tree of woe and stomps down on Raven's groin before setting the street sign in front of Raven's face and hitting him with a giant dropkick.
Dreamer goes to the outside where he grabs a tiny bit of barbed wire. Dreamer uses the wire to scrape across Ravens forehead. The barbed wire is in Raven's mouth and Dreamer is yanking back. Nova and fake Meanie run in and take out Foley while Raven taps. They then attack Dreamer. Fake Meanie goes to the top rope where he tries for a frog splash, but he misses. Dreamer connects with a DDT on fake Meanie, and a neckbreaker on Nova, but Raven is there to catch Dreamer with a DDT. Dreamer kicks out of a cover and Raven argues with Foley, shoving him. Foley responds with a series of right hands before reaching in his trunks and grabbing the sock, using it to apply the mandible claw. Someone, who's apparently Raven's lackey comes in with a top rope leg drop, but he's quickly taken out by Foley who hits him with a barbed wire mandible claw.
The blood is gushing out of this kids mouth as Foley takes him to the back. In the ring, Raven has handcuffs which he uses to trap Dreamer's arms behind his back. Raven grabs a chair and uses it to hit Dreamer across the back. Foley screams at Raven that Dreamer is helpless. Dreamer's wife runs out to the ring, and she begs Raven to stop. Raven looks conflicted, and Dreamer's wife gives him a hug. Raven pushes her off and hits Dreamer in the head with the chair. He goes for Dreamer's wife and Foley tries to stop him, so he eats a couple of chair shots for his trouble. Dreamer's wife hits a low blow, and Dreamer is kind of able to connect with a DDT, but it's still only good for a two count. Raven has the chair and he uses it to hit Dreamer over the head before dropping him on top of it with a DDT. Raven pins Dreamer and he gets the three count.
After the match, Dreamer makes his way up the ramp with his wife to a ton of applause from the crowd. Dreamer thanks the fans while they chant 'E-C-Dub'.
Jeremy Borash is backstage with So Cal Val, and it's not long before they're interrupted by New Jack and Mustafa. New Jack asks Val if she knows what you say about black guys, once you go black, you get bad credit. Mustafa chases Val away, and New Jack says that makes JB his b---h. JB makes sure to plug TNA's website before he goes offscreen with New Jack.
- The originals get a chance to talk about Paul E. Heymen, and there is nothing negative said, which is a little bit surprising when you really think about how ECW ended. I guess time really does heal all wounds.
Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu
Rob Van Dam is the first man out to the ring with Alfonso in tow. He gets a nice pop from the crowd, and Fonzie won't stop tooting on the damn whistle. Alfonso runs back up the entrance ramp and takes off his 'RVD' jacket. He makes his way back to the ring with Sabu, unsurprisingly, still tooting that damn whistle.
Interestingly, Van Dam doesn't even get a mentioned as the TNA World Champion. The bell rings, and Sabu tries right off the bat to dive into Van Dam's legs. Another attempt and RVD avoids it again. Both men have a bit of a pose off before locking up. Sabu goes behind and locks up RVD until Van Dam is able to get into the ropes. RVD bails to the outside and poses for the crowd. Fonzie advises Sabu to pose for the fans. Another leg dive and Sabu gets it this time, but he's kicked right off by RVD.
Another lock up and RVD gets a side head lock. Things change quickly as we get some nice chain wrestling from both men. It's pretty obvious that both of these guys know each other well. Fonzie throws a chair in the middle of the ring and Sabu comes up with it, throwing it with force into RVD's head before setting it up, and jumping off of it, splashing RVD in the corner. Sabu gets a near fall and RVD rolls to the outside. Sabu hits a baseball slide that sends RVD into the crowd. Sabu sets up a chair in the ring and uses it to jump to the top rope, and then the outside on top of RVD.
Sabu makes it back into the ring and RVD is there shortly after. Sabu goes right for the cover but RVD kicks out. Sabu locks in the reverse chin lock and stomps on RVD before picking up the chair and slamming it down into RVD's back. Sabu applies a modified camel clutch with a chair across Van Dam's back for a bit before setting up another chair and trying for another splash in the corner. This time though, RVD dropkicks the chair into Sabu's legs. RVD sets up the chair and tries to monkey flip Sabu on top of it, but it looks like Sabu pretty much misses it. RVD throws the chair into Sabu's head and tries for a pin but he only gets two. Sabu sends Van Dam into the corner and follows it up with a big clothesline that's good for a two count.
Sabu and RVD both go for springboard moves in the corner and collide, crashing down to the mat. Fonzie comes into the ring and backs the referee off. He tosses both RVD and Sabu water, telling them both to drink up. They then both go to the outside where they both grab tables. They then run around to the hard camera side of the ring where RVD jumps up to the apron and right off with a single leg drop kick to Sabu's face. RVD picks Sabu up and hits a front suplex, placing him on the barricade. RVD goes to the apron and hits the corkscrew leg drop on Sabu, who's still hung up on the barricade.
Van Dam rolls Sabu into the ring on top of an unfolded table, and places a chair on Sabu's chest, slingshotting himself out to the apron with a big leg drop across Sabu's chest. Van Dam tries for a quick cover, but he only gets two. Sabu charges RVD in the corner, but he eats a shoulder. Van Dam climbs the ropes, and Fonzie throws a chair to Sabu who throws it at RVD's face. Sabu puts the chair in the middle of the ring and hits a top rope hurricarana that sends RVD back first on top of the chair. Sabu then hits a chair assisted Arabian facebuster, but it's not enough to keep RVD down. RVD hits a drop toe hold and Sabu's face is smashed into a chair. RVD crotches Sabu on the top rope and he calls Fonzie into the ring and asks him to hold the chair in front of Sabu, Fonzie obliges and RVD connects with the Van Daminator.
RVD rolls Sabu back in the ring and hits a split legged moonsault that's good for a two, and Sabu keeps grabbing his nost. RVD goes for a table and begins setting it up, and Sabu has a chair that he uses to toss at Van Dam's back, then his face. Sabu hits a leg drop, but RVD is in the ropes and the ref doesn't count it. Sabu is whipped into the corner and RVD connects with a big kick to the face. Van Dam sets a chair on Sabu's chest and connects with rolling thunder.
RVD grabs a chair, and uses it to assist a corner dropkick, slamming the chair into Sabu's head. Sabu starts to fight back, hitting a big boot and a springboard twisting DDT that sends Van Dam head first into one of the chairs in the ring. Sabu goes for the cover but Van Dam kicks out at two. Sabu drills Van Dam with a chair assisted leg drop but it's still only good enough for a near fall. Sabu brings RVD to his feet and drapes him across the table, but when he dives off the top with a chair assisted leg drop, Van Dam is able to avoid it and Sabu crashes through the table. RVD goes up top to hit the five star frog splash and he connects. RVD pins Sabu, and this one is over.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
Fonzie helps Sabu to his feet while RVD celebrates, but Sabu drops right back down to his knees. Sabu talks to the ref and points to his ribs. RVD hands the belt to Fonzie and backs him off. He goes to help Sabu, but Sabu pushes him away. Sabu stops though, and hugs Van Dam before raising his hand.
The Originals make their way down to the ring with beers in hand, and everyone gets a brew. Lots of 'thank you' chants. Everyone toasts with everyone else, and even Dixie Carter gets a beer. 'F you Vince' chants. Dreamer grabs the mic, he thanks Taz and Tenay and says they've got beers for them. Dreamer thanks everyone watching at home, saying this couldn't have happened without Dixie Carter. Brother Ray grabs Dixie and brings her up to the ring. Dreamer says to everyone in TNA, they set the bar, and hopes that they can raise it. Dreamer says that was one hell of an F'n Pay Per View, and he thanks the fans once more as the PPV goes off the air.
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