WWE News WWE News: Christy Hemme, Heyman, C.M. Punk, 3-Way Dance highlight developmental taping
Dec 1, 2005 - 1:24:00 PM
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By Wade Keller, Torch editor
Notes from last night's OVW TV taping in Louisville, Ky. at Davis Arena. OVW is WWE's top developmental territory.
-Christy Hemme made a surprise appearance. Matt Cappotelli came out for a promo, but was interrupted by Beth Phoenix, who was furious over being superkicked last week. Beth slapped Cappotelli, who decided to walk away. But Beth jumped on Cappotelli's back. Cappotelli flung Phoenix off his back, and then Aaron "The Idol" Stevens attacked. Cappotelli and Stevens went at it, and then Shelly slid in and grabbed Cappotelli's leg, which gave The Idol an advantage. First, Micki James ran in to save Cappotelli, and was all over Beth and Shelly, but then tried a top rope huracanrana on Stevens, who reversed it into a powerbomb. Then Maria Kannelis, who is very over in OVW, tried to save Cappotelli and Micki, only to get pummeled by Beth and Shelly. This brought out Christy Hemme, who cleared the ring with Cappotelli as the crowd went crazy.
-They taped a 3-on-2 mixed tag team match for next week with Cappotelli & Hemme defeating Idol & Beth & Shelly with a little assist from Micki Jamers, but Johnny Jeter and Mark Henry came in through the side door and after a brawl left Cappotelli lying in the ring. Great match and angle.
-Paul Heyman took part in his first table spot. At the beginning of the TV show, the former "Osama" came out with a table and starting setting it up next to Al Snow and Dean Hill. He said his name is Osama Rodrigues Allihandro, and while his mother is Palestinian, his father is Cuban, so this is the new Spanish Announce Table. He introduced Robbie Dawber as his cohost. Dawber, wearing a sombrero and carrying a Spanish-English dictionary, kept looking up words and would only say "Si!" They teased the table in the Three-Way Dance several times, but no one went through it. Finally, at the end of the show, Osama is on the mic, bragging that no one went through the Spanish Announce Table. From behind the desk, a closet door opened, and Boogeyman stepped out to an enormous pop. Osama ran away, and Boogeyman put Dawber through the table to end the show, with the audience chanting OVW OVW.
-The show-stealer was the three-way dance for the OVW Title. This was billed as the first Three-Way Dance in OVW history: C.M. Punk vs. Ken Doane vs. Brent Albright. This is an OVW match of the year candidate. In the first fall, Doane tapped out when Albright locked on the sharpshooter while Punk had Doane in the Anacanda Vice. Doane came back out and shoved both men off the top rope when Albright was attempting a top rope superplex on Punk. Albright took a nasty spill and crashed into the guardrail. The referee counted both Punk and Albright out, but senior official Robert Brisco came out and said in OVW, we live up to our promises, and this match continues until one man emerges victorious over the other two. He also made it No Disqualification, No Count out. Doane came back out later, but Brent Albright locked on another sharpshooter. Punk jumped on Albright and applied a standing version of the Anacanda Vice, while Albright held Doane in the sharpshooter. Doane tapped furiously, and then in a shock, Albright tapped (I believe for the first time in his career) and Punk retained the title. This match went almost forty minutes. [Thanks to PWTorch.com correspondent Eric Hall]
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