Deep South Wrestling TV
Airing April 1, 2007 on CSS
Taped on March 22, 2007 in McDonough, Ga at the DSW Arena
This week’s episode of DSW opened with Nigel Sherrod recapping highlight clips from last week. Nattie Neidhart teamed up with Shatelle to get revenge on Krissy Vaine and Angel Williams. Team Elite successfully defended the DSW Tag Team Title against Robert Anthony and Johnny Curtis. Bradley Jay’s DSW Heavyweight Title defense against Ryan O’Reilly ended as a double count out. Referee John Cone and his balls of steel ruled that neither man was leaving with the belt.
Cut to co-general managers Vaine and Williams in the DSW office. They announced that they were holding up the heavyweight title. Furthermore, the title would be decided by a best of seven series between Jay and O’Reilly at the upcoming DSW house shows.
An ad hyping the O’Reilly/Jay best of seven series aired several times during the hour (DSW has house shows slated on a regular basis through at least the summer months).
T. J. Wilson entered the ring for his Deep South Wrestling television debut.
Kofi Kingston was interviewed by Nattie Neidhart. Kingston had the Jamaican flag draped around his shoulders. Neidhart said that being from Canada, she was very familiar with Wilson’s work.
Kingston called Wilson a young veteran Ã¢â‚¬â€œ young in age but a veteran in terms of experience. Kingston said they last time they tangoed, he came out on top because he had the support of the fans. The appearance of Luscious stopped Kingston in mid sentence. Kingston said that was the kind of support he was talking about and asked Luscious if she would support him tonight. Luscious sang her answer. “Jamaica, Jamaica.Ã¢â‚¬Â Kofi’s eyes lit up. “Bo! Bo! Bo!Ã¢â‚¬Â
(1) Kofi Nahaje Kingston (with Luscious) beat the debuting T. J. Wilson in 5:17. On commentary, G-Rilla said Kingston was sporting some arm candy. Crisp exchange of pin attempts to open. They went for simultaneous dropkicks and squared off. Wilson took Kingston down with a headscissors for a near fall. When Wilson used a snap suplex for a two count, G-Rilla said it was shades of the Dynamite Kid. Wilson hit a leg lariat for another near fall. Wilson grounded Kingston. The fans got behind Kingston. Wilson cut off Kingston’s comeback with a stiff back elbow. Sherrod noted Wilson’s arrogant swagger. Wilson hit a bridging northern lights suplex for a near fall. Wilson worked the neck. Kingston rallied with a sunset flip and connected with a spinkick to spark a full-fledged comeback. A running forearm dropped Wilson in his tracks. Wilson ran smack into the Cool Runnings (tornado kick) and Kingston covered for the three count.
We saw Vaine and Williams in the office congratulating each other on their brilliance in coming up with the best of seven for the heavyweight title. An enraged Bag Lady started banging on the door and demanding money from Vaine for attacking Williams. Vaine yelled for Bag Lady to get her lyin’ trashy butt out of there and tried to convince Williams it wasn’t so. O’Reilly confronted Bag Lady about the ruckus. She said she wanted her money. “Everybody wants something,Ã¢â‚¬Â O’Reilly said. Bag Lady took a swing at him, so O’Reilly deposited her out side the building. “Crazy lady.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Kingston joined Sherrod on commentary for the rest of the hour.
Neidhart was in the ring to capture the first spoken words from Jon Bolen and “The Bad SeedÃ¢â‚¬Â Shawn Osborne. Bolen acted like Heath Miller and Brian Cage, were inferior nobodys. Osborne said he and Bolen were The Future, and they planned to roll over the opposition until they got to Team Elite and the tag team titles.
Backstage, Brooke Adams informed Heath Miller and Brian Cage that Bolen and Bad Seed were two nasty characters. Miller said they wouldn’t be feeling too well after the match. Cage said he and Miller has aspirations for a tag team tag title shot. Miller closed with his catch phrase. “What time is it?Ã¢â‚¬Â (the fans yell “Miller time.Ã¢â‚¬Â) Great hair on these guys but a lousy promo.
(2) Shawn Osborne & Jon Bolen beat Heath Miller & Brian Cage in 6:17. Bolen came out brawling. Miller took advantage of his thuggish nature, and the babyface team administered a major stretching of Bolen’s groin muscles. Bolen managed to kick Miller off and into the wrong corner. The heel team went to work on Miller’s back. Osborne did a cool variation of a side suplex for one near fall. Bolen dropped an elbow for another. Sherrod brought up Bolen’s weight lifting record for the state of Ohio, an alleged 700 pound bench press. The rudos doubled up on Miller behind the back of ref Wes Adams. Miller took Bolen down with a double leg and rolled through for a two count, but the beating on his back continued. Out of nowhere, Miller overshot a flying forearm to set up the hot tag. Cage got in a few blows before falling victim to Osborne’s snap powerslam. A Bolen middle rope elbow drop/Osborne’s sidewalk slam combo sealed the deal.
Adams was in the ring with Siaki and Afa Jr. Siaki grabbed the mic out of her hand.
(to Adams) Nobody wants to hear you talk. You just stand there and look pretty cuz that’s all your good at. Tonight, Cousin Ray, you and your partner, Cousin Tilly have something in common with everyone out here in the audience: you smell like pig farm, you can’t read, you look like white trash, and you make me sick.
Afa said they were going to shut the people up and beat the country boys down.
Backstage, Neidhart asked Ray Gordy what was up with Henry Godwin. Gordy said Henry was back at the farm taking care of his prize pig, Daisy, but he had sent down Cousin Til as his replacement. Til said he heard Samoans smoked their pigs in the ground. Gordy said that didn’t sound half bad, but the one thing they liked better than eatin’ was fightin’.
(3) Ray Gordy & Big Tilly Godwin beat Siaki & Afa Jr. via DQ at 7:10. Kingston commented on the smell of the hillbillies. “They may not like showers as much as the next person and they may not love the high class life, but they love what they do,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Sherrod. Gordy ran the ropes and ended doing the dosey-do with Afa. Gordy put Afa in a headscissors and banged his head against the mat. Afa no sold it, but Gordy mule kicked him in the jaw. Afa took an awesome spin bump off of Tilly’s lariat. Tilly and Gordy executed an assisted legdrop for a near fall. Tilly put both Samoans in side headlocks, but they broke loose and nailed him with tandem sidekicks. The Samoans trapped Tilly in their corner and doubled up with chops and punches in stereo. Siaki put Tilly down with flying boot in the mush. Tilly kicked out. No water in the pool for Afa’s frogsplash. Tilly staggered sideways and fell into the corner for the tag. Gordy was a house of fire. Gordy hit the fisherman neckbreaker on Siaki, but Afa kicked Gordy in the face. Tilly knocked the Samoans’ heads together. They no sold it and gave Tilly a double headbutt that left him flat on his back at ringside. Gordy hit a double missile dropkick and covered Siaki, who rolled a shoulder just before the three count. Afa coldcocked Gordy. The Samoans hung Gordy on the tree of woe and refused to let up. Wes Adams called for the bell. Tilly finally ran the Samoans off.
Adams was in the ring with Freakin Deacon and G-Rilla. Deacon licked her hair. G-Rilla said this was their shot at showing focus and the right to belong with the elite teams.
Team Elite came to ringside. Neikirk did the talking.
I guess most people would say thank you for complimenting Team Elite such as you have. But guess what?…You two big tubs of goo are about to get shown what professional wrestling is all about. You might be the biggest opponents we’ve ever faced. That just means you’re the two biggest jabronis we’ve ever beat.
(4) G-Rilla & Freakin Deacon defeated the DSW Tag Team Champions Team Elite (Derrick Neikirk & Mike Knox) in a non-title match (11:33). Neikirk tried to work the arm of G-Rilla, but couldn’t make any headway. G-Rilla flattened him with a single forearm shot. Deacon tossed Neikirk around and beat him silly in the corner. Neikirk went down face first after taking Deacon’s trademark uppercut. The monsters leveled Neikirk with a double shoulder block. G-Rilla elevated Neikirk with a bearhug. Deacon licked G-Rilla’s palm to make the tag and blasted Neikirk with headbutts. Deacon followed with a huge jumping legdrop for a near fall. The tide turned when Knox laid across the ropes to cushion the impact of G-Rilla’s Irish whip on Neikirk. Knox got nailed with an elbow and fell to the floor, but Neikirk capitalized with a Saito suplex on G-Rilla. Over the next few minutes, Team Elite did everything in their power to keep G-Rilla on the mat. Knox hit his running legdrop. G-Rilla kicked out at one and slowly worked his way up. Neikirk brought G-Rilla back to his knees and dropkicked him in the head, but again, only good for a one count. Knox finally got a near fall with a slingshot senton. Elite trapped G-Rilla in their corner and blistered him with a bigtime double chop. Sherrod mentioned that Neikirk was “an Extremist,Ã¢â‚¬Â referring to his former role as one of Paul Heyman’s bodyguards. Knox tried a bodyslam but collapsed under all that weight, and G-Rilla scored a close near fall. Neikirk drew Deacon into the ring and Elite pulled off the tilt-a-whirl splash, but Cone recognized that Neikirk wasn’t the legal man. Eventually, G-Rilla revved up and clotheslined Neikirk. Hot tag. Deacon hit a sidewalk slam on Knox and caught Neikirk with the big boot. Deacon went up top for a flying clothesline on Neikirk, and Knox made the last split-second save. Team Elite lit into Deacon. But Deacon ducked the clothesline from Hell and Knox nailed Neikirk instead. Deacon took care of Knox with a clothesline over the top. G-Rilla pulled the straps down and splashed Neikirk for the three count.
The Inside Pulse
I like the best of seven series as a way to jazz up the house shows. It will be interesting to see how long the alliance between Vaine and Williams plays out. Here’s hoping for a long run to that storyline. Wilson vs. Kingston left me wanting to see more, as they did the best technical wrestling on the show. I like Wilson’s hard-nosed, no short cut style of heeling, where the arrogance stems from believing that he’s the superior wrestler. Kingston cut another excellent promo. Kingston and Luscious make a hot pair. It was about time Bolen and Osborne got a win. There’s something about Osborne that makes me laugh. Match was OK. The fans are in love with Miller and he was in most of the way. Cage had been working heel. He lacks babyface charisma and looked lost after taking the hot tag. None of them came across with much in their debut promos. Hillbillies vs. Samoans was fun because of the unique spots they did to get across the characters. It’s not my cup of tea, but this was the first time it felt like Gordy had the zest and fire the character calls for. Siaki and Afa have their timing down on the double teams, and they did a great job bumping for Gordy after the hot tag. Big Tilly is the Florida worker who was formerly one half of the Phi Delta Slam team that had a short run with TNA. Siaki has a wealth of experience when it comes to getting heat from southern fans. I know I put him over every in just about every report, but Neikirk’s selling was the highlight of an otherwise average main event. If the idea was to make Elite appear vulnerable, then it was mission accomplish. Their offense didn’t look all that devastating against a guy as massive as G-Rilla. The non-title win is the tried and true way to build up title challengers in DSW. They did it with O’Reilly/Jay a couple of months back and before that with Jay/Taylor and High Impact/Urban Assault. This week’s dark matches: Roughhouse O’Reilly b Bob Hopkins, Eric Perez & Shantelle b Cru Jones & Angel, Major Brothers vs. Robert Anthony & Johnny Curtis ended in a time limit draw.