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Lipinski's Lounge: 2003 In Review – Very Special Music Video Edition

Jan 2, 2004 - 3:23:00 PM

By Keith Lipinski, Torch "New Years Bad Boy"

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The Soundtrack of your life, now playing in the "Dummy Room" (click on the band name for a free MP3): "Seven Ways To Scream Your Name" - Funeral For A Friend, "Room On Fire" - The Strokes

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Unfortunately 2003 will not be known as "the year of Eric Bischoff" (as proclaimed by RAW General Manager Eric Bishoff during the first Raw of 2003), however 2003 was another interesting year for the wonderful world of professional wrestling. Now, we here at Lipinski's Lounge would like to take you on a musical and visual trip back through time over the last 365 days, or what we would like to call "the year 2003." However, due to budget constraints, the decline of house show business, the weather, the internet, "Tough Enough", the American Version of "Coupling", and the cyclical nature of the musk oxen reproductive cycle and the business, we were unable to acquire the rights for the footage or the music. I know, it’s a low down damn dirty shame. However, these very special music videos can still be viewed on the Real Time Player in your head by using your imagination and revisiting a time full of wonder, excitement, agony and disappointment. Where the air smelled of burnt Kane, and the hopes of the industry rested on the one leg of Zach Gowen and extreme nepotism. A time I would like to call 2003. Enjoy!

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"Say You Say Me" by Lionel Richie

I had a dream (Dusty Rhodes pulling out a stepladder in his ladder match against Brian Lawler)

I had an awesome dream (Goldust putting a wig on Goldberg's head)

People in the park (3 Live Kru in that trailer park being stalked by unnamed "shirtless hick")

Playing games in the dark (New Jack and Shark Boy playing Twister, Hulk Hands)

And what they played was a masquerade (Mr. America putting the American flag down his pants)

Behind the walls of doubt (Footage from the Nathan Jones promo video where he's locked in jail)

A voice was crying out... (Tito Ortiz getting spanked by Randy Couture)

Say you, say me (a goateed Hawaiian shirted Tony Schivone asking Goldylocks whose bed she's been sleeping in)

Say it for always. That's the way it should be (Jeff Hardy getting booed at ROH show)

Say you, say me. Say it for always, naturally... (Team Sasquatch )

As we go down life's lonesome highway (Brock Lesnar’s shooting star press at Mania 19, Frankie Kazarian almost killing himself with AJ Styles styles clash, Kane’s limo smashing into a truck and being thrown into a flaming dumpster)

Seems the hardest thing to do is to find a friend or two (Scott Steiner vs. HHH feud highlights, pose down, arm wrestling, bench pressing pie-eating contests)

A helping hand - Some one who understands (Al Wilson & Dawn Marie’s "naked" wedding, honeymoon, and funeral, Trish & Jeff Hardy, Trish & Chris Jericho)

That when you feel you've lost your way (Teddy Hart doing backflips and throwing up in his hands, Shane Douglas throwing up mid-ring, Eric Bishoff throwing up in the "Judgment Day" skybox)

You've got some one there to say I'll show you (Spanky riding a girls bike down for the Undertakers singing telegram, streaking through the crowd, and dancing on the bar during the first annual APA Barroom Brawl)

Say you, say me (Big Show being sprayed with s**t, Young Roosevelt and super hero in training box, Mae Young giving the bronco buster to Eric Bishoff during the "Redneck Trailaton", Billy, Torrie, Jamie Knoble and Nidia love-in)

Say it for always. That's the way it should be (Kane shocks Shane’s testicles, Hulk Hogan is attacked by Jeff Jarrett in Japan, Misawa vs. Kobashi tiger suplex off of the ramp onto the floor spot)

Say you, say me. Say it for always, naturally...(Austin’s two beer toast goodbye at Survivor Series 2003)

So you think you know the answers - Oh no (Vince McMahon flips over clipboard, Damaja "quits" OVW, Raven gets scalped, David Flair's "burlap sack" uncovered with NWA title belt)

'Cause the whole world has got you dancing (John Cena’s "you cant see me" hand sign and shuffle, Low Ki dancing with Special K at "Expect The Unexpected", Vince and Sable dancing in his private skybox, "Bullet" Bob Armstrong doing the charliston and saying "ROCK AND ROLLLLLL!", Lance "Boring" Storm and his funky dance, Rico's lovely prance)

That's right - I'm telling you (Sean O’Haire’s "I’m not telling you anything you don’t know" gimmick, Paul Heyman convincing Vince of his greatness, Colt Cabana admitting he cried during the film "My Girl")

It's time to start believing - Oh yes (Raven shows up on TNA, CM Punk’s bloody "my father was just like you Raven" promo after "WrestleRave", Kobashi’s burning hammer to Misawa, Jody Fleisch and Slim J's stereo moonsaults off a 20 foot scaffold)

Believing who you are, You are a shining star (Benoit’s standing ovation at Royal Rumble, Paul London’s goodbye at "Death Before Dishonor", Danny Davis & Doug "The Machine" Basham hugging in OVW, Eddie Guererro in El Paso, Cro Cop and ring announcer crying during Pride "total elimination" show)

Say you, say me (John Laurantis and Jim Cornette’s debate in OVW, Vince Russo and Mike Tenay debate in TNA, Scott Steiner and Christopher Nowinski "great debate")

Say it for always. That's the way it should be (Kane unmasking, Goldust getting electrocuted, Homicide ruptures Steve Corino’s eardrum with an open hand slap, Low Ki knocks out Dan Maff with a kick)

Say you, say me. Say it for always, naturally... (Kurt Angle making Brock Lesnar tap out at SummerSlam, Chris Daniels tapping out to Samoa Joe at "Glory By Honor 2", Tenzan submitting Jun Akiyama in the G-1 Climax finale with the Anaconda Vice)

Say it together... naturally. (Naoto Morishita, The Sheik, Ox Anderson, Curt Hennig, Michiaki Yoshimura, Tony Altimore, Sailor Art Thomas, Kodo Fuyuki, Bruiser Brian Cox, Les Kellet, Ray Mendoza, Babs Wingo, Jackie Nichols, Kurt Von Poppenheim, Miss Elizabeth, Fred Blassie, Core, Jack Curran, Danny Johnson, Mickey Gold, Tug Wilson, Giant Ochiai, Marva Scott, Great Antonio, Pitbull #2, Frank Zela, Stu Hart, Road Warrior Hawk, Floyd Creatchman, Mitsu Hirai, Crash Holly, Ed Sharpe, Dick Hutton, Joey Rossi, Moondog Spot, The Wall, Mike Lozansky RIP)

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...and now, because you never ever here this song enough during the final days of the year

"Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" by Green Day

Another turning point (Father Frank and Vince, Michael Shane wins Ultimate X match, The Hurricane pins the Rock, a smiling Brock Lesnar, Samoa Joe's soccer kicks into guard rails)

a fork stuck in the road (Bishoff searching for Austin at the Alamo and Bufords house, Senator Sasuke, Americas Most Wanted hits the death sentence during steel cage match)

Time grabs you by the wrist (Eric Watts, Brian Lawler, David Flair as "NWA Next Generation", Miller Lite Catfight Girls vs. Stacy & Torrie at Mania and de-pantsing Coachman)

Directs you where to go (The FBI gambling blackboard, Jerry Lynn vs. the Luchadors feud, Curt Henning vs. David Flair (axe handle on a pole match), Bill DeMott "Tough Enough Bully" and velocity announcer)

So make the best of this test (Test breaking his leg thanks to a Shane O'Mac, John Cena hitting the FU on the Big Show, the self proclaimed worlds greatest tag team, Brock hanging on to win the "Ironman" match)

And don't ask why (Teddy Long's "five minute white boy challenge", Goldberg vs. Gillberg, Dudley's on UPN's "the Mullets")

It's not a question (Kevin Nash powerbombing Triple H into regular announce table, AJ Styles running with a chainsaw, Fedor holds on to defeat Nogueria for the Pride Heavyweight Title)

but a lesson learned in time (Linda Miles receives clothesline from hell and in addition receives bigger breasts)

It's something unpredicatable (Steve Corino's twenty five minute ring introductions, Colby Corino takes out Shinjiro Otani with a vicious punch)

but in the end it's right (Kawada and Ogawa knock each other out, Van Dam hits five star frog splash off of ladder to win Intercontential title)

I hope you had the time of your life (Vince's "WrestleMania" training video, Quinton Jackson - Wandeli Silva stare down and confrontation, curtain call at "Christmas In Baghdad")

So take the photographs (Torrie kissing Sable on the lips, Test gone WILD (Girls Gone Wild, GGW Bus, Playboy)!, a real live cat running past brawl in WWE women's locker room)

And still frames in your mind (Homicide doing his flip jump to the outside going over the guardrail into second row, Spanky as "the penguin", AJ Styles hitting Christopher Daniels with a Styles Clash from the apron through a table)

Hang it on a shelf (Disgraceland, Iceburg, Kurt Angle Oil painting, B-Squared, Vader & Dusty tag team in TNA)

In good health and good time (Lawler spraying Stacy Kiebler in the rear with a "super soaker", Jackie Gayda vs. Nikita in OVW bikini contest, Holly Wood Lollypop goes topless versus Holly Wood)

Tattoos of memories (Low Ki killing Special K member Deranged, Rock N Sock reunion to beat on the French, King Mabel & The Truth tag team, Col. Sanders, Nikita Kolloff vs. Dusty Rhodes in TNA, Chief Morely, "Latino Streetfight")

and dead skin on trial (CM Punk being forced beer by Tommy Dreamer and Raven, Sandman forefully making out with lollypop, Kid Kash-Trinity feud)

For what it's worth (Les Resistance almost killing Spike Dudley with a powerbomb on a table outside the ring, Vince Russo's Two Sons saying what a bad father he is, Vince admitting he pimped out Stephanie, Hunter on the cover of FLEX magazine)

It was worth all the while (Kevin Sullivan as TNA "special observer" referee going topless, painted on black stripes and the word "violence" written on his back, Vince's bloody glare at Mania, Stephanie McMahon and Carrot Top 1-800-Call-Att commercial, Special K's wrestle-rave)

It's something unpredicatable (Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho at Mania, Trent Acid and Homicide hitting each other with yakauza kicks, the Inoki festival featuring leg wrestling, Yuji Nagata pulling off a four star match against Tadeo Yasuda)

But in the end it's right (TNA's "operation SEX," The Rock Concert, Snuka on Piper's Pit, Ross gets burnt, fired, and paddling Coachman)

I hope you had the time of your life (Brock pins Eric Angle, Jim Ross quits! Jeff Jarrett gets kidnapped, Randy Savage punks out "Hulk Hogan" impersonator in rap CD commercial, Los Guererros stealing baby from carriage)

It's something unpredicatable (Big Show's gift boxes to the Undertaker including Kanyon's rendition of "do you really want to hurt me", TNA's S&M, Sin, Clockwork Orange House Of Fun Matches)

but in the end it's right (Tank Abbot submitting in 46 seconds, Red Shirt Security, the JerichoTron 5000, Stephanie & Hunter's wedding photos, Dox Hendrix singing)

I hope you had the time of your life (Blassie tells D-Von to get the table, Masa Chono take 6 half-nelson german suplexes from Kenta Kobashi, Spanky and John Cena rapoff, Steve Austin and Goldberg enjoying Molsen, Chris Benoit passes out to the "Brock Lock", Brock fork lifting Big Show)

It's something unpredicatable (Mark Kerr in "The Smashing Machine", a riot at the ROH first anniversary show, Glen "The Gift" Gilberti Number One Contender, Someone in a white car tries to run over Goldberg, Vince pins Tenacious Z Zach Gowen, TNA's Hard Ten Tournament, Triple Juice in Hell in the cell, Vince McMahon and the lie detector (DING!))

but in the end it's right (Flair's Greenville Promo to Triple H, Randy Colture taking Chick Liddell down, Bob Sapp dancing in "Sapp Time!" video, Rey Misterio's wife crying after Rey won the cruiserweight belt, Mikro CroCop killing Igor Vovchanchyn with a high kick)

I hope you had the time of your life (Vandeli Silva smiling while delivering 20 knees to the head of Quinton Jackson, a bloody and tried Shawn Michaels hitting Sweet Chin Music on Randy Orton at the Survivor Series, Kurt Angle getting Chris Benoit to tap out at the Royal Rumble, Handshake between Angle and Benoit at their last match against one another, Hug between Angle and Lesnar at Mania)

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Lipinski's Lounge 2003 Wrestling Award Pics

Wrestler Of The Year
1. Kurt Angle
2. Kenta Kobashi
3. Brock Lesnar
Honorable mention: Eddie Guerrero, AJ Styles, Chris Benoit, Yuji Nagata, Samoa Joe

Most Outstanding Wrestler
1. Kurt Angle
2. Chris Benoit
3. Yuji Nagata
Honorable mention: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama, Brock Lesnar, Eddie Guerrero, Christopher Daniels

Feud of the Year
1. Raven vs. CM Punk
2. Shawn Michaels Vs. Chris Jericho
3. Doug Basham v. Damaja
Honorable mention: Kurt Angle Vs. Chris Benoit, NJPW juniors v. NOAH juniors, Kurt Angle Vs. Brock Lesnar (would have been top three if it wasn't for the swerve match with Eric Angle), Shawn Michaels Vs. Ric Flair

Tag Team of the Year
1. KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji
2. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
3. The Backseat Boys (Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere)
Honorable mention: America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm), The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe), Triple X (Christopher Daniels & Elix Skipper), Guerreros del Infierno (Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero), Eddie Guerrero y Tajiri

Most Improved
1. Brock Lesnar
2. John Cena
3. Elix Skipper
Honorable mention: Big Show, Dan Maff, Matt Hardy, BJ Whitmer, Colt Cabana, Trish Stratus

Best Interviews
1. John Cena
2. CM Punk
3. Ric Flair
Honorable mention: Father James Mitchell, Chris Jericho, Colt Cabana, Theodore Long, The Rock, Dan Maff

Most Charismatic
1. Bob Sapp
2. The Rock
3. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Honorable mention: John Cena, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Christopher Daniels

Best Technical Wrestler
1. "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson
2. Chris Benoit
3. Kurt Angle
Honorable mention: Yuji Nagata, Jun Akiyama, Shelton Benjamin, Osamu Nishimura

Best Brawler (non-Brooklyn)
1. Brock Lesnar
2. Raven
3. Yoshihiro Takayama
Honorable mention: Samoa Joe, Homicide, Chris Benoit, Brock Lesnar

Best Flying Wrestler
1. Naomichi Marufuji
2. Teddy Hart
3. Rey Mysterio
Honorable mention: Amazing Red, AJ Styles, Spanky, Sonjay Dutt, Paul London

Overrated Wrestler
1. Triple H
2. Goldberg
3. Booker T
Honorable mention: Jeff Jarrett, Randy Orton, Shane McMahon

Underrated Wrestler
1. Rico
2. Spanky
3. Rob Conway
Honorable mention: Victoria, Matt Hardy, Jamie Noble, Nunzio, Kanyon

Promotion of the Year
1. Ring of Honor
2. Pride Fighting Championships
3. Pro Wrestling NOAH
Honorable mention: OVW, WWE (at times), New Japan (at times)

Best Weekly Television Show
1. Smackdown
2. OVW
3. Pro Wrestling NOAH

MMA Fighter of the year
1. Randy Couture
2. Wanderlei Silva
3. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Honorable mention: Mirko Filipovic, Quinton Jackson

Match of the Year
1. 01/19 Kurt Angle Vs. Chris Benoit - WWE World Heavyweight Title - Royal Rumble 2003
2. 03/01 Mitsuharu Misawa Vs. Kenta Kobashi - Pro Wrestling NOAH Global Honored Crown
3. 04/12 Paul London v. Bryan Danielson, 2/3 Falls Match - ROH - The Epic Encounter
Honorable mention:
08/17 Hiroyoshi Tenzan v. Jun Akiyama - G1 Climax Finals
09/12 Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Makoto Hashi - Pro Wrestling NOAH Global Honored Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
08/24 Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar - WWE World Heavyweight Title - SummerSlam 2003
06/25 Triple X vs. America's Most Wanted - NWA World Tag Team Titles - Cage Match
07/27 World's Greatest Tag Team vs. Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman - WWE World Tag Team Titles - Vengance 2003
02/08 Paul London v. AJ Styles v. Low Ki - #1 Contender's Trophy Match - 1st Anniversary Show
09/12 Kenta Kobashi v. Yuji Nagata - Pro Wrestling NOAH Global Honored Crown
08/20 Chris Sabin v. Michael Shane v. Frankie Kazarian - NWA X Division Title - Ultimate X Match
05/31 Samoa Joe v. Homicide - ROH World Title Match - Do or Die
06/14 Paul London v. AJ Styles - #1 Contender's Trophy - Night of the Grudges

MMA Fight Of The Year
1. 11/09 - Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Mirko Filipovic - PRIDE Grand Prix Final Conflict
2. 11/09 - Wanderlei Silva vs. Hidehiko Yoshida - PRIDE Grand Prix Final Conflict
3. Randy Couture vs. Tito Ortiz
Honorable mention:
011/9 Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson - PRIDE Grand Prix Final Conflict
03/16 - Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira - Pride 25
12/23/02 - Antonio Rodorigo Nogueira vs. Dan Henderson - Pride 24
08/10 Kazushi Sakuraba vs Wanderlei Silva PRIDE Grand Prix Elimination

Rookie of the Year
1. Chris Sabin
2. Mark Magnus
3. Zack Gowen

Best Non-Wrestler Performer
1. "Father" James Mitchell
2. Steve Austin
3. Eric Bischoff
Honorable mention: Vince McMahon, The Cat (as long as he doesn't wrestle and or announce)

Best Television Announcer
1. Bas Rutten
2. Mike Tenay
3. Jim Cornette
Honorable mention: Tazz, Josh Matthews, Stephen Quadros

Worst Announcer
1. Jonathan Coachman
2. Ernest "The Cat" Miller
3. Jerry Lawler
Honorable mention: Damon "The Dog" Perry

Best Major Wrestling Show
1. 11/09 - PRIDE Grand Prix Final Conflict
2. 07/19 - ROH "Death Before Dishonor"
3. 03/30 - WWE Wrestlemania XIX
Honorable mention: 06/06 - NOAH Budokan Hall, 08/10 - PRIDE Grand Prix - Total Elimination, 02/08 - ROH - 1st Anniversary Show, 07/27 - WWE -Vengeance, 03/22 - ROH - Night of Champions, 09/03 - NWA TNA - Super X Cup

Worst Big Show Of The Year
06/15 WWE Bad Blood
Honorable mention: 01/19 - AJPW Wrestle-1, 05/19 - WWE Judgment Day

Worst Wrestler
Nathan Jones
Honorable mention: Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, Lex Luger, Jon Heidenreich, Shane Douglas, Bradshaw

Worst Tag Team
La Resistance (Sylvan Grenier & Rene Dupree)
Honorable mention: former OVW Tag Champs the APA, 3 Minute Warning (Rosey & Jamal) Ross & Lawler

Worst Weekly Television Show
WWE Stevie (Sunday) Night Heat
Honorable mention: Bottom Line, Afterburn

Worst Non-Wrestler
Stephanie McMahon
Honorable mention: Vince Russo

Worst Match of the Year
05/19/03 Triple H vs. Kevin Nash
Honorable mention: 01/19 - Triple H (world) v. Scott Steiner
09/21 - Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler v. Jonathan Coachman & Al Snow
12/15/02 Kane v. Batista
10/19 Stephanie McMahon v. Vince McMahon (I Quit)
05/19 Mr. America v. Roddy Piper
06/15 Eric Bischoff v. Steve Austin (Redneck Triathlon)
09/21 Test v. Scott Steiner
08/14 Stephanie McMahon v. A-Train
02/23 Great Muta v. Shinya Hashimoto
02/19 Disgraceland v. Shark Boy

Worst Feud of the Year
Kane vs. Shane McMahon
Honorable mention: Vince McMahon vs. Stephanie McMahon, Kane vs. Shane, Test vs. Scott Steiner, Scott Steiner vs. Triple H (although this had the greatest buildup ever for two quys who shouldn't be wrestling or couldn't do much with each other have had), Triple H vs. Kevin Nash, Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler v. Jonathan Coachman & Al Snow, Big Show vs. Eddie Guerrero (all are very close)

Worst Interviews
Stephanie McMahon
Honorable mention: Al Wilson (RIP), Linda McMahon

Worst Promotion
World Japan (RIP)
Honorable mention: XPW (RIP), All Japan (RIP?)

Best Booker
Gabe Sapolsky (ROH)
Honorable mention: Jim Cornette (OVW), Mitsuharu Misawa (NOAH), Dutch Mantel (IWA)

Best Gimmick
John Cena's "Thuganomics"
Honorable mention: CM Punk "Str8 Edge is better then you", Jimmy Jacobs as "HUSS~!" the barbaric berzerker, Special K (until like the nWo grew to 1,000 members and all over the shows), and the very much missed RNN~!

Worst Gimmick
Goldust's electrocution/tourette's syndrome
Honorable mention: Mr. America, La Resistance, Zach Gowen

Most Embarrassing Wrestler
(tie) Lex Luger/Roddy Piper

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Don't forget your 2004 wrestling/wrestler New Years resolutions (send 'em in hooknose) next week along with a new Strap On, Strap Off update.

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Once and future Towel Boy Keith Lipinski (or "Keith Fairplay") is a regular contributor to From the bottom of Keith’s black hart, he wished to thank you all for making 2003 a wonderful year when it came to wrestling, writing and writing about wrestling. Thanks kids! Please note: 97% of this column is not fact but Lipinski's opinions. If you have any questions, corrections, feedback, comments, ideas, he can be reached at:

Keith would like to take the time to thank the following wonderful and special people for making 2003 so goddamn amazing: Ryan, Jay "Spinach" Williams, Keith’s Friend Olek, Derek F’N Burgan, "Money" Mike Sempervive, Gregg "Taskmaster" Allinson, Wade Keller, Jason Powell, James Guttman, "Uncle" Bruce Mitchell, Bryan Alverez, Dave Meltzer, Zach Arnold, Dusty Giebink, Cel, Seth, Ma & Pa Lipinski, Karen, Uncle Bill, Mary, Erin, Molly, Old Style Beer, Nathan & Erika, Ken & Casey, Daryl, Huff (thanks for the pimpjuice, playa), Deli, Berek, D. Buckley esq, Swersko Polocko, "The Real" AC Slater, Lagelli O’Neill & Martin (and the youth crew at Simons Tavern), all members of the Lipinski ‘n’ Tyrrell ‘n’ 'n' families, Gabe (ROH), Andy (MLW), Turi (Pride), Prazak (IWA), Samoa Joe, Craig (supp!), Cabana, Jacobs (HUSS~!), Styles, Ki, Maff, Sabin, Stryker, Funk, Gowen, The mighty TCS Titans (Erin, Eric Frank, Jeff O, DeGoose, Ringer Matt, Sluggo Sadler, Harvey, Cataldo, Mia y Miguel ), all the bands, wrestlers, writers and people that inspire me, the almighty Onion, and of course you the reader!


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MONDAY: What It’s Worth - Marc Donmoyer (also NWA-TNA PPV reviewer)

MONDAY: Curtain Jerker – "Diamond" Doron Barbalat (DDB!) (also Velocity reviewer)

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