International Wrestling Cartel presents Hell Hath No Fury III
From: Elizabeth, PA
Opening Contest: CJ Sensation vs. John McChesney: Sensation starts off with right hands on McChesney followed by a heel kick and a hip toss out of the corner. Sensation hip tosses McChesney out of the corner and McChesney bails to the floor where Sensation hit a somersault dive to the floor. Sensation runs into a dropkick by McChesney after missing a splash in the corner. McChesney keeps control with an elbow drop. McChesney elbow strikes Sensation a few times on the back of the head. Sensation tries to fight back, but is stomped by McChesney several times. McChesney delivers a boot to Sensation on the apron. McChesney tries to use a flag, but the referee stops him. McChesney slams Sensation and goes to the middle rope missing a forearm smash as Sensation got his feet up. They trade a few chops with McChesney getting the better of the exchange. McChesney missile dropkicks Sensation against the ropes for a near fall. McChesney sits Sensation on the top rope, but Sensation gets off of McChesney’s shoulders. Sensation superkicks McChesney and heads to the top rope. Sensation misses a missile dropkick. McChesney hits an electric chair driver for the clean win. (**. A fairly basic opening bout, but it was fine for what it was. There were a few impactful moves to hold interest in the match. They didn’t go over the top with it, which is always a good thing for the opening match to do.)
A video package promoting the issues between Rowe and J-Rocc is shown. There’s been cage doors shut on Rowe and chair shots from both men during this feud.
Second Contest: Raymond Rowe vs. J-Rocc: Rowe attacks Rocc during his entrance from behind to gain the advantage around ringside. Rowe chops Rocc several times followed by strikes. They get in the ring with Rowe delivering a clothesline and a seated clothesline to send Rocc rolling to the floor. Rowe forearms Rocc, but Rocc drops Rowe face first over the apron while leaning over the middle rope. Rocc pummels Rowe with right hands on the floor. Rocc baseball slides Rowe off the apron and back to the floor. Rocc chokes Rowe and delivers a chop before taunting the crowd. Rocc sends Rowe face first into the ring post. Rocc clotheslines Rowe at ringside and insults a fan in the front row. Rocc misses a chair shot on Rowe hitting the ring post instead. Rowe rolls Rocc into the ring and is met with a knee lift. Rowe no sells a suplex and Rocc isn’t aware. Rowe decks Rocc with a strike and a clothesline. Rowe tosses Rocc with an overhead suplex and an overhead belly to belly suplex. Rocc is forermed into the ropes and Rowe hits an overhead suplex. Rowe chops Rocc a few times into the corner.
Rocc is driven down to the mat with an STO. Rowe goes to the floor to grab a steel chair. Rowe chops Rocc in the corner and misses a running double knee strike. Rocc tries for a cover, but Rowe manages to kick out at two. Rocc plants Rowe with a double arm DDT for a near fall. Rocc grabs a steel chair and wedges it in the corner. Rocc avoids being sent into the chair, but Rowe dropkicks Rocc into the chair back first and doesn’t keep the cover. Rowe grabs Rocc and delivers an awkward looking slam before shoving the referee. The referee is calling for the bell. Rowe brings the ring announcer to the ring. Rowe has a paper for the announcer to read. The announcer reads it saying that Rocc’s life has been spared. Rocc will witness the destruction of Jason Bane. Once Rowe is done with Bane then he’ll kill Rocc. Rowe nails Rocc with a running knee to the back of the head. (**1/4. I enjoyed the action and the finish doesn’t bother me as it appears to be leading to something bigger for Rowe and Bane. Plus, Rowe will be coming back for Rocc to finish this issue off. I thought it was an effective segment for everyone involved.)
Sexual Harassment cut a promo about all the tag teams they have beaten for the past six months and tonight they get a shot they deserve for the tag titles. Xtsay doesn’t think people can prepare for what is in store for tonight. Xtasy doesn’t let Idol cut a promo as they head to the ring.
Third Contest: IWC Tag Team Champions Babyface Fire (Gory & Xion) vs. Sexual Harassment (Xtasy & Idol): Xion and idol kickoff the tag title match. Idol backs Xion against the ropes and delivers a few right hands. Xion arm drags Idol a few times and gets a rollup for a two count. They have a standoff leading to Gory tagging into the match. Idol controls Gory with a headlock. Idol shoulder blocks Gory, but Gory arm drags Idol. Idol comes back with an arm drag and another standoff. Xtasy decks Gory from behind to help Idol get the cheap advantage. Gory head scissors Idol and Xion nails Xtasy with a top rope clothesline. Idol is driven down with a double spinebuster and is nailed by a double dropkick by the champs. The champs are pulled to the floor where they brawl for a few moments. Xion is sent into the ring post as Gory and Idol return to the ring. Idol elbows Xion in the corner and Xtasy connects with a clothesline from the apron. Idol covers Xion for a two count. Xtasy tags into the match and headbutts Gory a few times before delivering a neckbreaker for a two count. Xtasy keeps Gory on the mat with a headlock. Xtasy yanks Gory down by his hair to keep control of the match and tags in Idol. Gory forearms Idol a few times and ducks a strike to attempt a head scissors, but Idol counters by dropping Gory chest first to the mat for a near fall.
Xtasy returns to the match and drives Gory down to the mat with a vertical suplex for a two count. Rocc tosses Gory with a fallaway slam for a two count. Rocc shoulder rams Gory in the corner a few times and Idol returns to the match. Gory kicks Xtasy and hits a double wheelbarrow bulldog on the challengers. Gory manages to tag in Xion, who leaps off the top hitting a crossbody to both men. Xion hits a dropkick/arm drag combo. Xion plants Idol with a reverse DDT for a two count. Xion avoids Xtasy in the corner and Gory takes Idol out with a somersault dive to the floor. Xtasy dumps Xion through the ropes to the floor. Gory dropkicks Xtasy to the floor. Idol misses a double knee in the corner. Gory hits a spinning reverse DDT driver for a two count on Idol. Xtasy connects with the Happy Ending on Gory and slams Xion followed by another slam for a two count as Gory makes the save. Xtasy clotheslines a charging Gory to gain control of the match. Idol goes to the top rope as Xtaay delivers a backbreaker and Idol connects with a knee strike on Gory for a two count. Xion forearms Idol several times on the floor. Gory is crotched on the top after Xion is shoved into the ropes. Gory and Xion have an argument allowing Xtasy to spear Xion. Idol kicks Gory and hits the Spirit Crusher, but Gory kicks out at two! Xtasy has Xion, but Xion gets out of a slam and kicks Xtasy in the corner. Xion leaps off Xtasy to take Idol over with a hurricanrana. Xion drops Idol on his knee and Gory nearly wins with a rollup. Xion nails idol with a running knee and Gory wins the match. (***1/4. I thought that was a good tag team match with both teams showcasing themselves very well. Xion and Gory are a really good high flying team while Idol and Xtasy are a solid traditional tag team. The crowd was into the match and liked both teams, so it made for a interesting dynamic.)
Fourth Contest: Jake Roberts vs. Vendetta: Long story short, John McChesney comes out and attacks Roberts to save Vendetta from the DDT. Roberts is triple teamed until Sexual Harassment comes into the ring to make the save.
Dennis Gregory cuts a promo about being the champion and having been champion five times. Gregory says that he’d hit a woman if they deserve it just like the Steelers do. Gregory says that Delirious drew the short straw. Gregory has done this alone and will continue to do so.
Fifth Contest: IWC World Champion Dennis Gregory vs. Delirious: Gregory cheap shots Delirious in the corner before the bell sounds. Once the bell sounds, Delirious goes nuts and Gregory bails to the floor to avoid his opponent. Gregory gets on the microphone and doesn’t know what the heck just happened. Gregory suggests Daizee Haze sleeping with him for half off. Delirious rambles into the microphone and suggests Gregory has a small penis. Gregory cheap shots Delirious, but Delirious delivers a clothesline. Delirious back elbows Gregory to the mat followed by a clothesline and plays to the crowd. Delirious rams Gregory into the corner a few times. Delirious elbows Gregory followed by a kick to the back. Gregory dumps Delirious through the ropes to the floor. Haze checks on Delirious as Gregory didn’t follow to the floor. Gregory elbows Delirious on the apron and rolls the challenger into the ring. Gregory splashes Delirious over the middle rope and chokes Delirious for a few moments. Delirious kicks Gregory a few times out of the corner, but Gregory knee lifts Delirious followed by right hands. Gregory splashes Delirious in the corner. Delirious misses Gregory in the corner and Gregory gets an inverted Boston Crab locked in, but Delirious doesn’t submit and reaches the ropes.
Gregory tells Haze to go make him a sandwich. Gregory slams Delirious followed by an elbow drop for a two count. Gregory keeps a chin lock on Delirious, but Delirious bites his way free. Gregory chokes Delirious with the tassels on his mask. Gregory goes to the floor and grabs Haze, but is dropkicked by Delirious. Delirious chops Gregory, but Gregory delivers a neckbreaker. Gregory covers, but Delirious kicks out at two. Gregory continues with a back elbow strike and gets a two count. Gregory is shoved off the middle rope and Delirious leaps off the top rope hitting a leg drop, but doesn’t get a cover. Gregory rolls to the apron and staggers to the top rope. Haze crotches Gregory over the top turnbuckle to help Delirious. Delirious forearms Gregory a few times and hits a Rock Bottom followed by right hands on the mat. Delirious drops Gregory to the mat gut first and hits a senton splash for a near fall. Delirious runs into a superkick after leaping over Gregory off the top, but Gregory only manages a two count. Gregory has the championship, but Haze enters and low blows Gregory. Delirious gets a rollup for a two count. Delirious locks in a cobra clutch Crossface, but Gregory refuses to give in. Delirious gets a bridging suplex, but both shoulders are down as the referee counts three. The referee awards the match to Gregory. (**1/4. I do like Gregory’s heel work as he’s an easy guy to dislike. The finish was lame and one that I really don’t understand. Delirious is the one doing the offensive move and is pinned by Gregory? Sure, Gregory is on top legally, but it’s a lame way to avoid Delirious from doing the job.)
CJ Sensation is brawling with a security guy, but is pulled off by officials.
Sixth Contest: Johnny Gargano vs. Troy Lords: Lords takes Gargano down to the mat with a headlock to keep control for a few moments. Gargano breaks free with a head scissors, but Lords counters on the mat with a chin lock before switching back to a headlock. Gargano gets a top wrist lock, but Lords breaks free. Gargano arm drags Lords a few times. Gargano is shoved off the middle ropes by Lords followed by an elbow smash for a two count. Lords rams Gargano into the corner face first and delivers an uppercut. Lords dropkicks Gargano coming off the ropes for another two count. Lords chokes Gargano with his own arms, but Gargano gets up only to be brought down by a back suplex for a two count. Lords knee lifts Gargano, but Gargano comes back with strikes. Gargano hits a modified swinging neckbreaker with his knee on Lords neck. Gargano clotheslines Lords a few times, but Lords blocks a dropkick. Gargano pummels Lords with left hands on the mat. Lords battles back with a few chops and an uppercut. Gargano hits a springboard missile dropkick for a near fall. Lords kicks Gargano on the side of the head followed by a knee strike. Lords dropkicks Gargano in the corner and goes to the top rope. Lords barely hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Lords tries for a suplex, but Gargano counters and kicks Lords. Gargano goes to the top rope missing a crossbody. Gargano kicks Lords and hits a sit out slam for a near fall. Lords avoids a superkick and tries for a backslide, but settles for a brainbuster for a near fall. They trade several rollup attempts with Gargano getting on top and pins Lords. (*1/2. It really just felt like a filler match or a cool down. It’s cool to see Gargano so early in his career. There wasn’t much going on here, but they tried and it didn’t overstay its welcome by any means.)
A video package highlighting Super Hentai being attacked by the Family is shown. They threatened Hentai and warned that he not show up to Super Indy. Of course, Hentai showed up.
Seventh Contest: Michael Facade, Shirley Doe & Super Hentai vs. The Family (Jimmy DeMarco, Marshall & Mickey Gambino): Facade and DeMarco kickoff the match with some mat wrestling holds. Facade gets a two count with a cradle, but DeMarco gets control with a few blows before tagging in Marshall. Marshall knee lifts Facade and holds Facade to allow Mickey to get a few punches on Facade. Doe gets tagged in and keeps wrist control on Mickey. Doe delivers a few strikes to the ribs before tagging in Hentai. Marshall returns and trades blows with Hentai. Marshall sends Hentai to the apron, but Hentai just returns to the ring. Hentai sends Marshall to the floor and drops Marshall off the apron. Hentai kicks Marshall into Mickey on the floor. Hentai kicks Mickey into the railing. Hentai dumps DeMarco onto the family on the floor. Facade hits a dive to the floor to take everyone out. Hentai hits a dive to the floor and Doe tries to dive, but is tripped. Doe is beaten up by a few associates of the Family. DeMarco tags out to Marshall and Marshall drops Doe with a headbutt. Marshall continues with clubbing blows to Doe before tagging in Mickey. DeMarco enters the match, but Doe delivers a double clothesline and tags in Facade. Facade kicks Marshall a few times and does the same to Mickey. Facade dropkicks Marshall followed by forearm strikes. Marshall backdrops Facade over the top to the floor.
DeMarco has a chair on the floor and smashes Facade over the head as the referee is distracted. DeMarco plants Facade with a cutter onto the chair on the floor. Hentai comes over to help and check on Facade. Hentai is double teamed in the ring as DeMarco and Mickey control Hentai in the corner. Mickey returns to the match and takes Hentai over with a snap suplex for a near fall. Marshall beats on Hentai with a few strikes in the corner. Hentai tags out to Doe and Doe cleans house with forearms and elbows. Facade is busted wide open on the floor. Marshall clotheslines Doe for a two count. Hentai knee strikes Mickey and tries to hurricanrana Marshall, but is met with a powerbomb. Doe fights off the associates on the apron, but DeMarco hits a cutter on Doe for a near fall. Marshall has Doe over his knee and DeMarco delivers an elbow drop, which pissed off Mickey because that’s his spot. Doe stops the referee from counting him out on the cover. Mickey goes to the top rope and is stopped by Hentai. Hentai nails Marshall with a kick. DeMarco nails Hentai and Doe with chair shots. Facade nails DeMarco with a chair shot, but Marshall knocks Facade down. Hentai spears DeMarco off the apron and onto the associates. Doe hits a tornado DDT on Marshall, but the referee is pulled out. Vendetta comes out and powerbombs Doe. Marshall goes to the top hitting a splash on Doe for the win. (*1/2. I didn’t like the match and it felt like it took forever to get through. First off, if a mafia threatened to break my leg with a cement block, I’m probably not going to do arm drags and headlocks. This match should have been a street fight. I was hoping for a street fight. Considering the angle the match lacked serious aggression and intensity. Hopefully there’s a stipulation match in the future to makeup for the lackluster showing here.) After the match, the Family continue to viciously attack their opponents with a chair.
Main Event: IWC Super Indy Champion Larry Sweeney vs. Jerry Lynn: They start off by doing a dance off, which is actually funny. Sweeney takes Lynn down with a headlock, but Lynn gets out with a head scissors. Lynn gets a headlock, but Sweeney breaks free, too. Lynn shoulder blocks Sweeney and shoves Sweeney to the mat. Sweeney keeps control on Lynn with a headlock. Lynn gets out and pulls Sweeney hair for brief advantage. Sweeney keeps a headlock on Lynn and follows up with a shoulder block. Lynn eye rakes Sweeney and controls Sweeney with a headlock. Sweeney shoulder blocks Lynn, but is tripped to the mat and Lynn gets control with a headlock. Lynn comes off the ropes with a head scissors and ducks a clothesline. Sweeney holds onto the ropes on a rollup and drops Lynn over the ropes throat first. Sweeney delivers a fist drop to Lynn a couple of times. Sweeney keeps Lynn on the mat with a chin lock before switching to a headlock. Lynn gets to his feet and elbows free managing to hit a crossbody off the ropes for a two count. Sweeney knee lifts Lynn coming off the ropes and delivers a knee drop for a two count. Sweeney rams Lynn into the corner and continues with shoulder rams. Sweeney goes to the middle rope hitting an elbow drop for a two count. Sweeney dumps Lynn to the floor. Sweeney continues to work over Lynn with strikes on the floor and into the railing ribs first. Sweeney taunts the crowd while keeping control of the match.
Lynn sends Sweeney into the post and comes off the apron with a somersault dive. Lynn sends Sweeney into the railing and continues with right hands. Sweeney tries for a suplex into the ring, but Lynn counters and trips Sweeney on a slide to the apron. Lynn leg drops Sweeney over the middle rope and hits a slingshot splash into the ring for a two count. Lynn goes to the top rope and is slammed off by Sweeney. Sweeney goes to the top rope missing an elbow drop. Lynn tries for a sunset flip, but Sweeney counters. They trade a couple of pin attempts. Sweeney nearly wins with a fisherman suplex. Lynn gets an inside cradle, but Sweeney kicks out. Lynn catches Sweeney in the corner and drops Sweeney face first over the turnbuckle. Lynn almost wins following a tornado DDT. Lynn tries for a cradle piledriver, but Sweeney takes Lynn down and catapults Lynn into the corner chest first. Sweeney backslides Lynn, but Lynn rolls through to backslide Sweeney for a two count. Sweeney plants Lynn with a spinebuster for a near fall. Sweeney knee lifts Lynn to the mat and plants Lynn to the mat with a front suplex for a near fall. Sweeney tries for a piledriver, but Lynn blocks it and hits the Kryptonite Crunch for a two count.
Sweeney elbows Lynn on a go-behind and hits a neckbreaker followed by a DDT. Sweeney is stopped on the top rope and Lynn delivers a few strikes. Lynn hits a hurricanrana off the top rope. Lynn spikes Sweeney with the cradle piledriver for the clean win in the middle of the ring. (*1/2. I really wanted to enjoy this because I’m a big fan of Lynn and Sweeney is an entertaining heel, but this was too slow of a match to start and the action that followed just wasn’t captivating enough for me to enjoy. The crowd didn’t pop big for the title change and it felt like a lackluster main event in general.) After the match, Sweeney puts over Lynn for being a great wrestler and doesn’t feel like it’s a bad thing to lose to Lynn. Lynn also puts over Sweeney and for how well he’s improved. Lynn requests a few drinks at the bar and they embrace.
There’s a few quality matches on the show, but overall I’m going to consider this a thumbs down show for IWC. The tag title match was the MOTN, but there’s just not enough on the show to make it a thumbs up.
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