TV REPORTS 10/26 WWE Velocity review: Funaki-Crash, Torrie-Nidia
Oct 27, 2002 - 3:34:00 PM
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WWE Velocity review
October 26, 2002
Shown on TNN
By Pete Nyman, Torch Team Contributor
Announcers: Michael Cole & Tazz.
(1) Funaki beat Crash Holly. A bunch of fast paced moves dealing with the arm to start off, and then a standoff. Funaki then shakes Crash Holly's hand. Crash Holly then tries to do an impression of a karate expert. Funaki hits him and then delivers an armdrag, a hiptoss, and a dropkick. Crash Holly then delivers a clothesline and a bodyslam. Funaki hits a sunset flip for a pin and a 2 count. Crash Holly pins Funaki for a 2 count. Crash Holly then locks on a Bow and Arrow submission. Crash Holly then delivers a knee to the back. Funaki hits a bulldog, a drop toe hold, and dropkicks Crash Holly in the face. Funaki then pins Crash Holly for a 2 count. Funaki then hits a crossbody and Crash Holly rolls through with a pin on Funaki for a 2 count. Crash Holly then makes the Nation of Domination sign. Okay, I hope that's not a sign of things to come. Crash Holly rolls up Funaki for a pin and a 2 count and then Funaki reverses the pin and gets a pin of his own and the 3 count.
(2) Albert beat Chuck Palumbo. Lockup. Albert delivers 2 splashes and then pins Chuck Palumbo for a 2 count. Albert hits a clothesline and then delivers a knee to the gut. Albert then knees Chuck Palumbo in the face and slingshots him throat first into the 2nd rope. Albert then pins Chuck Palumbo for a 2 count. Albert puts on a headlock, but Chuck Palumbo elbows out. Albert hits a bicycle kick and pins Chuck Palumbo for a 2 count. Albert then hits the Vader Bomb and pins Chuck Palumbo for another 2 count. Chuck Palumbo then hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and a superkick. Chuck Palumbo pins Albert for a 2 count. Albert then hits the Baldo Bomb on Chuck Palumbo and pins him for the 3 count.
JVC Extreme Blast of the Night: Edge & Rey Mysterio beating The Guerreros on Smackdown.
Footage is shown of Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit fighting over their Tag Team title trophy. Highlights are then shown of Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit.
A video is shown of the Hell In A Cell match between Undertaker and Brock Lesnar.
(3) D-Von & Ron Simmons beat Chase Stevens & Big Bully Douglas. Battle of WWE vs. NWA-TNA! Chase is one half of the Hot Shots from NWA-TNA. Big Bully Douglas is from USA-Wrestling in Tennessee. He also used to wear a "Hot Rod" t-shirt. I guess Chase and Douglas are connected by the word "Hot". Anyway, Ron Simmons and Big Bully Douglas start off. Big Bully Douglas puts on a headlock, but then Ron Simmons hits a Yakuza Kick. Big Bully Douglas then hits a jawbreaker. Chase Stevens comes in. Big mistake. Ron Simmons delivers a knee to the gut and D-Von comes in and then hits a revolving elbow. Ron Simmons comes in again. Ron Simmons hits a bodyslam and a headbutt and then pins Chase Stevens for a 2 count. D-Von comes in. Chase Stevens hits a crossbody and pins D-Von for a 2 count. D-Von hits a clothesline and a powerslam. Ron Simmons comes in and pins Chase Stevens for a 2 count. Ron Simmons then hits the Spinebuster. D-Von hits the Flying Headbutt and pins Chase Stevens for the 3 count.
Bret Hart is coming back! No wait, that's just a commercial for WWE Anthology.
Footage is shown of The Big Show returning to Smackdown.
WWE Overdrive of the Night: Brock Lesnar accepting The Big Show's challenge for a match.
Footage is shown from the last episode of Tough Enough III.
(4) Torrie Wilson beat Nidia in a Bikini Match. Gum vs. Lollipop! Lockup to start. Nidia gets an arm wringer. Nidia then gets a headlock. Nidia then follows through with a headlock takedown. Torrie Wilson then locks on a headscissors. Torrie Wilson slingshots Nidia into the turnbuckles. Torrie Wilson then pins Nidia for a 2 count. Nidia hits a clothesline. Torrie Wilson pins Nidia for a 2 count. Torrie Wilson then hits a clothesline, and another clothesline. Torrie Wilson then hits a Swinging Neckbreaker and pins Nidia for a 2 count. Nidia kicks Torrie Wilson in the ribs. Nidia then hits a suplex and pins Torrie Wilson for a 2 count. Nidia then hits a snapmare. Torrie Wilson hits a drop toe hold. Nidia hit a clothesline and pins Torrie Wilson for a 2 count. Torrie Wilson hits a Knife Edged Chop and pins Nidia for the 3 count.
Notes: Velocity was pretty good this week. Crash Holly vs. Funaki was good, as was Nidia vs. Torrie Wilson. Albert and Chuck Palumbo basically wrestled the same match as Albert vs. Bobby Rood from last week, with the punches and kicks the whole time, and then only using 2 actual wrestling moves on Albert. Listening to Tazz make fun of Chase Stevens and Big Bully Douglas on commentary was hilarious as well. I remember Chase Stevens and Big Bully Douglas from USA-Wrestling, I used to watch that and NWA Wildside on the America One Network's website. My favorite wrestler from USA-Wrestling was Ashley Hudson, and my favorites from NWA-Wildside were Adam Jacobs and Jason Cross. Anyway, that's it, see you next week. Send me feedback at Flexholly@aol.com.
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