United Wrestling Federation/Total Non-Stop Action presents Enigmatic Arrival Night Two
From: Ft. Lee, VA
Opening Contest: Jeff Jarrett, Rodney Mack & Jazz vs. Spike Dudley, Mark Jindrak & Jackie Gayda: Jindrak and Mack kickoff the six man tag to start the show. Well, they tag out without making contact to tag in the women. Jazz taunts Gayda by not locking up and tags in Jarrett. Gayda doesn’t want wrestle Jarrett and tags out to Dudley. Jarrett takes Dudley over with an arm drag and does a strut. Jarrett hip tosses Dudley and lays over the top turnbuckle to taunt Dudley. Jarrett knee lifts Spike a few times and sends Spike chest first into the corner. Jarrett sends Dudley chest first into the corner again. Dudley headbutts Jarrett in the midsection and hits the Acid Drop for a two count. Mack tags in as does Jindrak. Mack knee lifts Jindrak followed by a few strikes against the ropes. Mack elbow strikes Jindrak to the mat for a two count. Jindrak connects with a standing dropkick and a right hand for a two count. Jindrak sends Mack into the corner and hits a twisting clothesline off the middle rope. Mack tags out to Jazz.
Jazz takes Gayda down to the mat and taunts the crowd. Gayda drop toe holds Jazz and punches the back of her head. Gayda arm drags and dropkicks Jazz. Gayda continues with chops against the ropes. Mack holds Gayda’s leg from the floor and Jazz delivers a right hand. Jazz chokes Gayda over the middle rope. Mack pulls Gayda’s hair from the floor to help Jazz. Jazz takes Gayda over with a snap suplex for a two count. Jazz keeps a sleeper on Gayda, but doesn’t get a submission. Gayda breaks free with a jawbreaker. Gayda splashes Jazz in the corner and delivers a swinging neckbreaker for a two count as Mack got involved. That leads to everyone getting involved. Dudley tries to Acid Drop Mack, but is sent to the floor. Jarrett avoids a knee strike in the corner and plants Jindrak with the Stroke, but he’s not the legal man. Jarrett pins Jindrak to win the match. (*1/4. It was as if they blatantly decided to not follow the rules of the match as it was very evident that the women were the legal wrestlers. The match was rather uninteresting.)
Second Contest: Sonjay Dutt vs. Petey Williams: Dutt has wrist control to start the contest until Williams reaches the ropes. Williams backs Dutt into the corner and delivers a few knee strikes. Dutt kicks Williams away in the corner and delivers an arm drag followed by a dropkick. Williams bails to the floor to regroup. Williams floats over into the ring from the apron and is hip tossed to the mat. Dutt nearly wins after a springboard leg drop. Williams goes to the apron and Dutt tries for a powerbomb to the floor. Williams counters with a leg drop on the apron. Williams dropkicks Dutt on the back for a near fall. Williams takes Dutt over with a German suplex for a near fall. Williams puts Dutt in the tree of woe and steps on his groin. Williams stomps away on Dutt and threatens the referee. Williams takes Dutt down with a backbreaker and comes off the middle rope to deliver a forearm drop for a two count. Dutt rolls through a sunset flip to dropkick Williams.
Dutt hammers away on Williams and delivers a few strikes. Dutt plants Williams with a spinebuster and a springboard moonsault for a two count. Dutt slams Williams and heads to the top rope missing a senton. Williams hit a side Russian leg sweep out of a head scissors. Williams signals for the Destroyer, but Dutt counters through. Williams manages to lock in the Sharpshooter. Dutt manages to reach the bottom rope. Williams misses a splash in the corner and Dutt hits a springboard dropkick. Williams counters a suple x and tries for the Destroyer. Dutt blocks the move and hits a reverse piledriver. Dutt hits a standing shooting star press to win the match. (**. A decent match, but they probably could have done more.)
There is a kid in the ring wearing a Rikishi mask in the corner. Brian Hebner is doing his beat box gimmick that he showcased on WWE.
Third Contest: Monty Brown & Bill Bain vs. Rikishi & Ron Killings: Brown attacks Killings from behind to start the match and stomps away on Killings in the corner. Killings climbs to the top rope and missile dropkicks Brown. Killings hammers away on Brown against the ropes and delivers a forearm strike. Killings hammers away on Brown at ringside, but a boot stops him. Brown continues to work over Killings with strikes around ringside. Brown rams Killings into the railing and fakes the crowd out about sending Killings into them. Brown misses a clothesline and Killings delivers a heel kick. Killings hammers away on Brown against the ropes. Brown catches Killings on a crossbody to hit a fallaway slam. Rikishi tags in and Brown doesn’t know it. Brown has a standoff with Rikishi. Rikishi hammers away on Brown and misses a clothesline. Brown comes off the ropes to drop Rikishi with a clothesline. Brown hammers away on Rikishi and tries for a slam, but Rikishi doesn’t budge. Rikishi plants Brown with a belly to belly suplex.
Bain tags in and he’s fired up. Bain tried for the claw, but is decked with a right hand. Bain puts the claw on Rikishi, but that has zero affect on Rikishi. Rikishi breaks free and decks Bain to the mat. Rikishi chops Bain in the corner and Bain is clotheslined by both Rikishi and Killings. Killings continues with a right hand on Bain and a powerslam. Bain is sent into the corner and Rikishi hits a back splash in the corner. Rikishi savant kicks Brown to the floor and delivers the stink face to Bain in the corner. Rikishi decks Bain to the mat and delivers a sit down splash for the win. (1/2*. This was just an extended squash to put Rikishi and Killings over. Bain isn’t very good and I really don’t know why you’d have Brown associated with this since he’s involved in a title match next week on PPV.) After the match, Bain wants to shake hands and is beaten up by Brown, as expected. Brown hits the Pounce to murder Bain.
Fourth Contest: NWA World Tag Team Champions America’s Most Wanted vs. The James Gang in a non-title match: BG and Storm kickoff the tag match. BG bites Harris ass on the apron for some reason to frustrate the tag champs. BG shoulder blocks Storm ands they leapfrog each other leading to Storm falling through the bottom rope to the floor. Harris shoulder rams BG against the ropes a few times. BG hip tosses Harris and rams Harris into Storm’s groin off the apron. Storm backs BG into a corner and misses a right hand. BG puts Storm in the tree of woe, but Harris attacks from behind. Harris is sent into Storm, who is in the tree of woe. James Gang put them in the 69 position to get a pop from the crowd. Harris returns to the match but bails to the floor to avoid Kip. Harris backs Kip into the corner and AMW hammer away on Kip. Harris back elbows Kip to the mat and BG distracts the referee allowing AMW to back elbow Kip for a two count. Storm clotheslines Kip for a two count. BG continues to distract the referee allowing for more double teaming by AMW.
Kip is sent into the corner ribs first. Kip boots Harris in the corner, but Harris recovers to deliver a clothesline for a two count. Harris decks BG off the apron and Kip continues to be beaten up in the corner. Kip drops to the mat and Storm taunts the crowd before getting a near fall. Storm comes off the ropes to dropkick a seated Kip. Kip drops AMW with a double clothesline. BG gets the hot tag and cleans house with forearm strikes. BG jabs Storm several times and decks Harris. BG boots Storm for a near fall. Harris misses a flying clothesline and hits the referee instead. BG and Harris collide on stereo clotheslines. Storm has one of the tag championships. Harris is given the belt, but Kip plants Harris with a Fame-Asser onto the belt! BG has the cover, but the referee is knocked out. The referee wakes up and counts a three to give James Gang the win. (*1/4. It never felt like it got past first gear and the comedy stuff didn’t connect with me since they’ve done that a lot on the live event circuit.)
Fifth Contest: David Young vs. Chase Stevens: Young bails to the floor following a shoulder blocks by Stevens. Stevens arm drags Young a couple of times and keeps arm control on the mat. Stevens yanks down on Young’s arm a few times. Stevens shoulder blocks Young and arm drags Young a few times. Young decides to bail to the floor again. Stevens baseball slides both Young and Skipper before taking them out with a dive to the floor. Stevens has a rollup, but Young kicks out at two. Skipper throws a chair into the ring to distract the referee. Skipper hits a slingshot somersault clothesline to deck Stevens and help out Young. Young delivers a clothesline to keep Stevens on the mat. Young takes Stevens over with a snap suplex. Stevens tries to fight back with right hands, but Young eye rakes Stevens to stop that. Skipper chokes Stevens while the referee is distracted. Young kicks Stevens in the ribs to keep control of the contest. Young keeps Stevens on the mat with a sleeper. Young takes Stevens over with a snap powerslam for a near fall.
Young dumps Stevens over the top to the floor where Skipper hits a snap suplex. Stevens tries for a sunset flip and takes Young over after the referee kicked his hands. Young stops Stevens with a clothesline. Young works over Stevens in the corner with stomps. Stevens fights back with right hands out of the corner followed by a series of punches. Stevens drops Young several more times. Stevens nails Young with a flying forearm. Stevens hits a flipping neckbreaker for a near fall. Young knee lifts Stevens and heads to the top rope. Stevens crotches Young on the top rope. Stevens punches Skipper off the apron. Stevens tries for a hurricanrana and hits it. Stevens has a cover on Young but only manages a two count. Stevens comes off the ropes and is met with a spinebuster! Stevens counters a pin attempt with a rollup for the win. (*1/2. The definition of a filler match and I’m not sure where Andy Douglas was for this match. I would have rather had seen a tag match, but there was a lot of tag matches already on the show to begin with. Skipper would have been a better opponent for Stevens.)
Main Event: Jeff Hardy vs. Shannon Moore in a no disqualification match: They stall for a few minutes with Earl Hebner getting a chance to play to the crowd. Moore takes Hardy down to the mat, but that advantage doesn’t last. Moore reaches the ropes to stop Hardy’s momentum. Moore keeps wrist control and they trade wrist control. Moore reaches the ropes to break the hold again. Moore hammers away on Hardy with right hands. Moore shoulder blocks Hardy and gets scared by Hardy’s taunt. Hardy delivers a double leg drop to Moore’s lower midsection. Moore kicks Hardy in the midsection and delivers a few right hands in the corner. Hardy battles back with strikes in the corner and a head scissors out of the corner for a one count. Hardy nearly pins Moore after a leg drop. Moore stops Hardy with a strike the lower midsection. Moore hits a snap suplex for a two count. Moore slams Hardy and keeps an arm bar on Hardy. Moore knee lifts Hardy coming off the ropes and taunts the fans.
Moore chokes Hardy over the middle rope and delivers a splash over the middle rope. Moore delivers a neckbreaker for a two count. Moore tosses a chair into the ring and jabs Hardy in the ribs a few times. Moore sits Hardy on the chair, but Hardy drop toe holds Moore face first onto the steel chair. Hardy blocks a right hand and sends Moore into the ropes to deliver a clothesline. Hardy plants Moore with a DDT for a two count. Hardy sends Moore to the floor and wraps the chair around Moore’s head. Hardy sends Moore into the ring post a couple of times. Hardy slams Moore to the mat and gets a two count. Moore elbow strikes Hardy followed by a t-bone suplex for a near fall. Hardy leaps off the chair to splash Moore in the corner. Hardy plants Moore with the Twist of Fate. Hardy climbs to the top and hits the Swanton Bomb for the win. (*1/4. The action wasn’t very good and they wrestled this match as if there were no cameras and it was a just a live event. A lackluster main event to close the show.)
A week before TNA’s PPV it would have been wishful thinking to believe these guys would have been going out of there way to have standout matches in an empty high school gym. Recommended to avoid.
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