World Wrestling Entertainment presents Velocity
1.) Crash Holly defeated Billy Kidman
2.) Shannon Moore defeated Doug Basham
3.) John Cena defeated Rev. D-Von
1.) Crash and Kidman shake hands before the match and they trade headlock takeovers. They have a standoff when neither man gets a clear advantage. Kidman hits a middle rope flying back elbow. Kidman head scissors Crash through the ropes to the floor and misses a baseball slide. Crash powerbombs Kidman over the barricade leading to a two count back in the ring. Crash slams Kidman and pulls back on Kidman’s arms while having his knee between Kidman’s shoulder blades. Kidman elbows free, but is met with a backbreaker for a two count. Crash locks in a camel clutch, but doesn’t get a submission. Kidman manages to boot Crash on a splash attempt for a two count. Kidman clotheslines Crash and hits a dropkick. Crash avoids Kidman in the corner and gets a rollup with his feet on the ropes for a near fall. Kidman plants Crash with a sit out powerbomb for a near fall. Crash avoids a bulldog and hits a bulldog of his own for a two count. Kidman nails Crash with a kick to the head. Kidman goes to the top ropes, but is crotched. Crash takes Kidman off the turnbuckles and hits the Crash Landing for the win. (*1/2. Well, it would appear that stealing AJ Styles finishing move may be leading to a push for Crash. This has to be seen as a major upset. It probably helps that Crash is coming from RAW, too. I’m sure Crash is getting some steam to lose to Noble soon.)
2.) Basham gets wrist control on Moore to start, but Moore counters with a wrist lock of his own. Moore avoids Basham in the corner and hits a heel kick coming off the ropes. Moore continues with a hurricanrana for a two count. Basham sends Moore shoulder first into the corner and drop toe holds Moore over the middle rope. Basham stomps on Moore leading to a near fall. Basham sends Moore into the corner to deliver a clothesline for a two count. Basham keeps a neck vice on Moore, but Moore fights free only to be yanked down to the mat by his hair. Moore plants Basham with a wheelbarrow bulldog. Moore kicks Basham in the corner a few times. Moore forearms Basham several times. Moore hits a crossbody off the middle rope for a two count. Moore nails Basham with a spinning heel kick and neckbreaker for a two count. Basham stops Moore with a leg lariat for a two count. Basham sits Moore on the top turnbuckle and clubs Moore over the back. Basham is elbowed off the middle rope and Moore hits a twisting moonsualt for the clean win. (*1/2. Basham has been really enjoyable down in OVW, but here on Velocity you wouldn’t even think they were the same person. The crowd had no idea who he was and the match just felt a little off to me. Moore continues to entertain me and he looked good in there this week.)
3.) D-Von backs Cena into a corner, but Cena counters and cleanly backs off. D-Von backs Cena into the corner again, but misses a wild strike. Cena arm drags and hip tosses D-Von. D-Von eye rakes Cena, but Cena returns with a crossbody off the ropes. Cena shoulder blocks D-Von followed by a rollup for a two count. D-Von dumps Cena through the ropes to the floor. D-Von forearms Cena off the apron and Cena lands face first on the floor. D-Von works over Cena with strikes and chops. Cena fights back with right hands to stagger D-Von. Cena clotheslines D-Von for a near fall. D-Von decks Cena with a clothesline to regain control of the match. D-Von side slams Cena and goes to the middle rope missing an elbow drop. Cena clotheslines D-Von followed by an atomic drop and dropkick for a two count. Cena hits a swinging fisherman neckbreaker for a near fall. Cena shoulder rams D-Von in the corner and continues with right hands in the corner. D-Von gets out of the corner hitting a neckbreaker off the middle rope for a two count. D-Von tries for a reverse DDT, but Cena breaks free. Cena shoulder rams D-Von from the apron and goes for a sunset flip managing to pin D-Von clean in the middle of the ring. After the match, D-Von cheap shots Cena and hits the Saving Grace. D-Von heads to the top rope hitting a diving headbutt to leave Cena laying. (*1/2. I enjoyed D-Von’s offense with that middle rope neckbreaker looking pretty good in this match. The match was only about five minutes and I thought they did well for the short amount of time they had to work with.)
Velocity continues to have several upsets per episode, which is a good thing as it eliminates the show from being predictable. The action wasn’t all that great this week, so it’s a skippable overall episode.
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