Arena Reports SHOW RESULTS - 11/9 HOH in New York: Second detailed report on Funk & Dreamer vs. Waltman & Storm, "TNA" and "Triple H" references draw boos, more
Nov 10, 2013 - 12:45:40 AM
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House of Hardcore Results
November 9, 2013
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Report by Joe Napoli, PWTorch correspondent
(1) Sonjay Dutt beat Ben Ortiz. Decent opener. Ortiz got a lot of heat for being overweight, and Dutt won with his impressive double-foot stomp finisher after fighting from behind most of the match.
(2) Matt Striker beat Lance Anoa’i. Striker took the mic and got big heat by telling the fans that ECW is dead, and they should be respecting Sports Entertainment. Short, but fun match. Fans chanted "You got fired" at Striker, who won with a roll-up.
(3) Carlito & Rosita beat Stevie Richards & Tara. Carlito did a funny bit before the match where he was finding chances to stare at Rosita's behind. "BWO" chant as matched started. Lots of comedy spots between the men and their female opponents, including Tara bodyslamming Richards. After a ref bump, Blue Meanie hit the ring! He attempted a moonsault, but couldn't make it to the top rope. Rosita won the match with a moonsault. Tara hit her finisher on the ref after the match. Another fun match.
(4) Vik Dalishus won a Hardcore Rumble. This match was a bit of a train wreck. Lots of green wrestlers and a poorly-paced match that dragged on. Some nice pops for the surprise entrants, especially Spike Dudley, who hit a double Acid Drop. Hardcore Rumble Participants: Jonathan Red Beard, Joe Caldo, King Danza, Brooke Danielle, D3, Harley Cruise, Little Guido, Nick Owens, Danny Doring, Tony DeVito, Fungus, Anthony Michaels, T. Sizzle, C.J. Mirror, Mike Mitchell, The Silent Assassin. Bill Carr, Hale Collins, Shawn Shultz, Vik Dalishus, and Spike Dudley.
(5) MVP beat Luke Gallows (w/Amber O’Neal). All right match to help pick crowd up after the rumble. MVP played the face and won after a back and forth match.
(6) Devon & Matt Hardy (w/Reby Sky) beat Homicide & Eddie Kingston (w/Amber O’Neal). Lots of "We want tables" chants and the crowd chanted various herpes-related chants at O'Neal. Loud "TLC" chant when Hardy went for a ladder. Hardy won with a pin on Homicide after a double slam through on a table on Kingston.
After the match, Hardy put over all of the participants in TLC. Devon got on the mic afterwards to testify.
(7) Rhino beat Kevin Steen. When the crowd broke out into an "ECW" chant early in the match, Steen started a "TNA" chant, which drew lots of heat. The match had a crazy spot where Steen did a senton onto Rhino, who was laying on a guardrail. Rhino won with a Gore! Good match with some nice hardcore spots.
(8) Tony Nese beat Alex Reynolds and Petey Williams in a three-way match. The crowd was dead early on until Nese hit a bunch of fun aerial spots. Williams took over in the middle part to match and utilized a double submission hold spot. Lots of "Holy S---" and "This is Awesome" chants. Classic three-man spot fest, but done very well. Williams landed a Canadian Destroyer from the top rope, which was craziest spot I've seen live. But, Nese won the match with a 450 Splash on Williams, who had previously eliminated Reynolds with the top-rope Canadian Destroyer.
Main Event time with X-Pac and Lance Storm vs. Terry Funk and Tommy Dreamer. X-Pac came out first and got the crowd riled up by saying he just got off the phone with Triple H. Storm came out and said he broke Dreamer's back at this arena, and he had something up his sleeve for tonight. Then, out came Justin Credible with Angelina Love and some crotch-chopping ensued. Dreamer came out to a big pop. Funk received a hero's welcome, and "Thank You, Terry" chants.
(9) Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk beat X-Pac & Lance Storm.The actual match was pretty fun, and had an old ECW feel. Credible taunted Funk and was beaten to the backstage area. Beulah then made her way out and got into a cat fight with Angelina. Funk pinned X-Pac with a DDT about 15 minutes in.
Post-match, Dreamer got on the mic and thanked the fans and Funk. Strong chants of "HOH" and "Thank You, Terry." Special surprise Bully Ray attacked Dreamer and Funk, then said TNA was going to have a show in Poughkeepsie on December 30. Ray challenged Dreamer to a Street Fight. Spike's music hit and he attempted to Acid Drop Bully Ray, but was thwarted. Devon then came down and feigned an attack on Ray before siding with him. They beat down their fallen victims until Sandman's music hit to a strong pop and a long entrance followed. He landed some cane shots, before being beaten down as well. Eventually Team 3D left the ring and gave Funk and Dreamer a chance to say their thanks to the crowd.
Overall, a good show, though not as good as the first HOH I attended last year. The hardcore royal was a disaster and made the show run long - it started at 7:30 and didn't end until around 11:30. There were many big names in the business signing autographs before the show and during intermission, including Ted DiBiase. I got a picture with Stevie Richards, which was great because I'm a big fan of his work, especially with Raven.
The arena holds around 2,000 and it was mostly full, maybe 1,600 people. The crowd was pretty hot for most of the night, and seemed to really enjoy the action. I would recommend the DVD to all hardcore fans, and especially those who loved ECW, as many of the names on the card were big in that promotion.
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