JAPW Royal Consequences II 8/10/2002

Jersey All Pro Wrestling presents Royal Consequences II
From: Seaside Heights, NJ

In the ring, Striker has a confrontation with Sheik regarding his inability to win a match in JAPW, but Striker loves the country and he’s not joining Sheik.

Opening Contest: Striker vs. Jay Lethal: They lockup and counter each other on the mat for a few moments. Striker keeps arm control on Letha, but Lethal counters with a wrist lock. Striker keeps a headlock on Lethal, but Lethal counters quickly. Striker keeps Lethal over his knee, but Lethal rolls over and arm drags Striker. Striker arm drags Lethal and they have a standoff. They begin a test of strength with both men struggling to gain the advantage. Lethal gets control for a moment, but Striker bridges out. Lethal arm drags Striker to the mat a couple of times. Striker avoids a dropkick attempt and gets a two count. Striker keeps Lethal on the mat with a chin lock. Lethal breaks free with a jawbreaker and gets a two count. Lethal decks Striker with a clothesline and goes to the top hitting a diving headbutt for a near fall. Striker nails Lethal with a neckbreaker, but only gets a two count. Striker delivers a neckbreaker for another two count. Striker rams Lethal into the corner and hits a bulldog off the ropes. Striker eye rakes Lethal, but is taken down to the mat. Lethal gains control on the mat by pulling back on Striker’s arms. Striker nails Lethal with a stunner, but Crazy Ivan comes out to the apron. Sheik gets in the ring to help Lethal, but Lethal declines the help. Instead, Striker hits a modified neck breaker and locks in the Happy Monkey submission to win the match by submission. After the match, Striker continues to attack Lethal to cement his heel turn. (*1/2. Well, it was an effective swerve by Striker to actually join with Sheik and the heel group after saying he wouldn’t. The match was fairly basic, but it wasn’t boring.)

Second Contest: Dirty Rotten Scoundrelz (EC Negro & KC Blade) vs. Shaolin Wrecking Crew (Magic & Suba): Blade and Suba kickoff the match with Suba decking Blade after a pie face. Blade gets control in the corner and Negro gets a few cheap shots in, as well. Blade runs the ropes, but is met with a shoulder block and a clothesline to the floor. Blade decides to tag out to Negro. Negro wants a piece of Magic, who ends up getting tagged in as well. Negro eye rakes Magic followed by several right hands. Negro arm drags Magic and taunts the crowd. Magic blocks an arm drag and slams Negro to the mat. Suba enters the match and decks Blade off the apron. Negro is met with a double splash. Blade leaps off the top and accidentally splashes Negro. Blade is driven down with a double spinebuster. Negro nails Suba with a running knee strike in the corner. Suba slams Negro the mat by his neck. Magic returns to the match and nails Negro with a big boot. Blade backs off in the corner allowing Negro to hit a backbreaker on Magic. They hit a double team spinebuster/neckbreaker combo on Magic for a two count. Negro leaps off the middle rope to strike Magic. Negro puts a chin lock on Magic, but doesn’t get a submission. Negro knee drops Magic on the back. Magic is double teamed with a double submission, but doesn’t give up. Negro accidentally clotheslines Blade and Magic clotheslines Negro. Suba gets the hot tag and cleans house. Suba rams the Scoundrelz into each other and clubs Blade in the corner with strikers. Crew hit stereo splashes and slams in opposite corners. Crew hit middle rope splashes and get a double pin for the win. (*. There’s no denying that Negro and Blade are a solid heel team and they did a good job of getting the Wrecking Crew over. Magic and Suba are very limited for being bigger wrestlers. I found myself enjoying the Scoundrelz and their work overshadowed the lackluster ability of the Crew.)

Da Hit Squad rush the ring with chairs and proceed to destroy Suba and Magic with chair shots. They also destroy the Scoundrelz with clotheslines. Blade gets a vicious chair shot over the head. Mafia drives Negro onto chairs with the Burning Hammer. Mack frog splashes Blade. Man, Da Hit Squad come across as if they are badasses and future stars in wrestling. Mafia ends up making the main event match a tables, ladders and chairs match for the vacant tag titles.

Third Contest: JAPW Television Champion Ghost Shadow vs. Eddie Thomas vs. Rainchild: Shadow starts off arm drags and backbreakers to the challengers. Shadow dropkicks Rain to the floor and proceeds to mess up on a springboard, but still hits a corkscrew dive to the floor. Shadow rolls Thomas into the ring and delivers a right hand to get a near fall. Shadow hits a standing corkscrew elbow on Thomas for a near fall. Rain breaks up a cover attempt and hammers away on Shadow. Thomas dropkicks Shadow to the floor, but Rain nails Thomas with a kick to the face. Rain takes Shadow out with a somersault dive to the floor! Thomas takes both men out with a springboard somersault dive to the floor. Shadow nails Thomas with a stunner, but Rain breaks the cover at two. Rain nails Shadow with a backpack stunner for a near fall. Thomas sends Rain to the corner with a head scissors. Shadow is met with a double dropkick to his knees, but kicks out on two pin attempts. Rain nails Shadow with a superkick. Rain and Thomas go to opposite corners hitting a top rope leg drop/splash, but they pull each other off on pin attempts. Rain and Thomas chop each other as Shadow leaps off the top to hit a missile dropkick on both men. Lethal and Larzaro attack the others tag partner. Rain leaps off the moving truck taking everyone out with a corkscrew dive in the crowd. Rain goes to the top and misses a shooting star press attempt on Thomas. Thomas nails Rain with a bulldog out of the corner, but Shadow nails Thomas with a dropkick. Shadow tries to pin Rain, but Thomas breaks the cover. Shadow nails Thomas with a knee strike in the corner. Shadow drops Thomas with a Muscle Buster. Shadow spikes Rain with a tornado DDT out of the corner. Shadow gets a rollup on Rain and wins the match. (**1/4. The finish was a bit lame, but they did some fun spots throughout the match and popped the crowd with several big spots. I just wish they knew how to properly finish a match with a high note instead of a shock rollup that doesn’t make sense to the match.)

Fourth Contest: Slyck Wagner Brown vs. Mike Quackenbush: The fans are chanting ‘Koko B. Ware’ towards Brown because he’s dyed his hair blonde. They lockup and Brown shoves Quack to the mat. Quack drop toe holds Brown and taunts Brown. Brown controls Quack in a test of strength dropping Quack to his knees. Quack powers up and runs the ropes to arm drag Brown. Brown chops Quack in the corner several times. Quack nails Brown with a double knee strike in the corner and a heel kick. Quack slides to the floor, but Brown avoids a baseball slide. Quack hits a springboard dropkick to send Brown to the floor. Quack takes Brown out with a somersault dive to the floor. Quack goes for a cover, but Brown kicks out at two. Quack works over Brown in the corner, but April Hunter gets involved and kicks Quack. Brown hits a leg lariat for a near fall. Brown chokes Quack over the middle rope. Hunter gets involved again hitting a leg drop on Quack over the middle rope as Brown distracted the referee. Brown continues to stomp on Quack and hits a slingshot leg drop onto the apron leading to a near fall. Brown keeps Quack on the mat with a sleeper hold.

Quack hammers away on Brown to break free and almost wins with an inside cradle. Brown decks Quack with a clothesline to regain control of the contest. Brown locks in a surfboard submission on Quack, but doesn’t get a submission. Hunter gets in the ring and drives Quack down to the mat with a bulldog leading to a near fall for Brown. Brown sits Quack on the top rope, but Quack shoves Brown off. Brown press slams Quack off the top, but Quack recovers and almost wins with a rollup. Quack nearly wins with a backslide. Quack gets a two count following a DDT. Brown plants Quack with a tilt a whirl slam for a near fall. Brown goes for a suplex, but Quack counters with a neckbreaker. Quack hits a double stomp for a near fall. Quack elbows Brown in the corner, but Hunter stops Quack on the ropes. Brown hits the Appreciation Bomb off the middle rope and wins the match. (**1/2. A fairly short match, but a good one between these two. I’m glad that Brown won since he’s a regular in JAPW. The finish was suitable and it still protects Quack with Hunter getting involved several times in the match.)

Pete from Tough Enough cuts a promo about getting his ass kicked twice since he’s been back from the show. He talks about Chris Candido and Da Hit Squad beating him up. Pete has had time to think about what is happening lately. Pete knows he’s going to regret this, but he issues an open challenge to anyone in the back.

Fifth Contest: Pete vs. Striker: Pete nails Striker with a few right hands for the early advantage. Pete hip tosses Striker, who is dressed as if he’s Sheik. Pete continues to control the match with chops in the corner. Pete rams Striker face first into the corner several times. Striker drops to the mat and Pete gets a two count. Pete sends Striker into Sheik. Striker stops PEte with a low blow. Striker connects with a stunner and chokes Pete with a flag. Striker locks in the Happy Monkey and wins the match by submission. (NR. Striker is on a win streak now with his new attitude. Striker still has comedy going for him, so it’s not a complete serious character for him. This was harmless filler, really.)

Sixth Contest: Pimp Train vs. Crazy Ivan in a street fight: Ivan attacks Train during his dancing sequence. Ivan clotheslines Train in the corner. Train tries for a dropkick, but completely misses. Ivan goes to the top rope hitting an elbow drop for a two count. Ivan smashes Train with a chair shot a few times. Ivan misses a splash in the corner. Train gains control with a few chops in the corner. Train monkey flips Ivan out of the corner and hits a middle rope elbow drop for a two count. Train misses a clothesline and Ivan hits a side Russian leg sweep and puts his feet on the ropes for the win. (DUD. Well, that sucked.) After the match, Ivan decks Train, who oversells it quite a bit. Da Hit Squad run out to make the save and scare Ivan from the ring. Train dances a little bit, but ends up being attacked.

Seventh Contest: JAPW Light Heavyweight Champion Dixie vs. Azireal: Azireal arm drags Dixie and controls the champ with a headlock on the mat. Dixie breaks free with a head scissors, but Azireal pops free and they have a standoff. Dixie tries for a hip toss, but Azireal counters with a hurricanrana to send Dixie to the floor. Dixie grabs the championship and heads towards the backstage area. Azireal eventually runs after Dixie to bring him back to the ring. Azireal knee lifts Dixie and rolls the champ back into the ring. Dixie kicks the middle rope to low blow Azireal. Dixie hits a heel kick and manages a two count. Dixie knee drops Azireal for a two count. Dixie eye rakes Azireal on the mat. Dixie chokes Azireal over the middle rope and Valentina slaps Azireal from the floor. Azireal recovers and hits a northern lights suplex followed by an arm bar for a submission attempt. Azireal forearms Dixie a few times and keeps arm control. Azireal takes Dixie down to the mat with an arm bar. Azireal kicks Dixie in the ribs and continues with chops in the corner. Azireal kicks Dixie on the back several times and hits a seated savant kick for a two count. Azireal continues with stomps in the corner. Azireal tries for a top rope crossbody, but Dixie delivers a dropkick in midair for a two count.

Dixie continues with a series of snap suplexs and finishes with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Dixie misses an elbow drop off the ropes. Azireal kicks Dixie several times against the ropes. Dixie bails to the floor to regroup. Azireal knee lifts Dixie off the apron to the floor. Azireal heads to the top rope and takes Dixie out with a somersault dive to the floor! Azireal rams Dixie into the ring post face first to keep control of the match. Azireal forearms Dixie over the back and heads to the top rope hitting a frog splash, but both men are down on the mat. Azireal tries for a cover, but Dixie kicks out at two. Azireal slams Dixie and misses a frog splash attempt. Dixie tries for the Dixie Driver, but Azireal almost wins with a rollup. Dixie slams Azireal to the mat and forearms Azireal several times. Dixie avoids a heel kick and decks Azireal with a clothesline for the win. (**. The finish seemed as if it was mistimed, but they went with it. I thought the match was decent enough and Azireal came across as if he was a far more polished wrestler.)

Eighth Contest: Steve Corino vs. Jerry Lawler: They lockup and Lawler backs Corino into a corner, but cleanly backs off. Corino backs Lawler into a corner, but delivers a few right hands for the advantage. Corino decks Lawler with a clothesline and taunts the crowd. Corino scoop slams Lawler and does a strut. Lawler jabs Corino and connects with a clothesline to send Corino retreating in the corner. Corino backs Lawler against the ropes and delivers a strike followed by a backdrop. Corino tries for a backdrop, but Lawler drops Corino with a right hand. Lawler wants to do a test of strength, but it looks like Corino has something in his hand. Lawler knocks Corino to the mat, but Corino pops back up and they lockup again. Lawler jabs Corino a few times in the corner and Corno begs off. Lawler hip tosses Corino out of the corner followed by a dropkick to send Corino to the floor. Lawler scoop slams Corino and leaps off the middle rope to hit a fist drop for a near fall. Corino staggers around the ring, but pulls something out of his knee pad that Lawler didn’t notice. Corino nails Lawler with a right hand with a loaded hand. Corino is hiding the weapon in his tights whenever the referee asks about it. The referee checks the tights, but Corino has the weapon in his hand. Corino decks Lawler with a right hand in the corner to drop Lawler to the mat.

Corino continues to hit Lawler with a loaded fist. Corino goes for a cover and manages a two count. Corino chokes Lawler over the middle rope. Corino leaps off the middle rope to drop Lawler with his loaded fist for a two count. Corino locks in a figure four leg lock in the middle of the ring and uses the ropes for leverage. The referee finally sees Corino using the ropes and breaks the hold. Corino focuses his attack on the left knee of Lawler. Corino slams Lawler’s knee over the apron and taunts the crowd. Lawler nails Corino with a right hand to drop Corino to the mat to avoid a figure four. Lawler nails Corino with right hands and drops Corino to the mat again. Lawler continues with jabs and drops Corino to the mat with a strike. Lawler leaps off the middle rope, but misses a fist drop attempt. Corino tries for a piledriver and spikes Lawler for a near fall as Lawler got his foot on the bottom rope. Lawler drops his strap and pummels Corino with a flurry of strikes. Lawler kicks Corino in the midsection and spikes Corino with his own piledriver. Lawler covers and wins the match. (*1/2. Well, it certainly wasn’t a work rate kind of match and they used some Memphis style storytelling, which did a fine enough job to hold interest. I feel like every time I watch Lawler on the Indies I expect some kind of effort that he’s never going to provide. Regardless, it wasn’t a bad match to sit through, but it’s forgettable.)

Main Event: Da Hit Squad (Mafia & Mack) vs. Deranged & Mark Briscoe vs. Jay Briscoe & Insane Dragon in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match for the vacant JAPW Tag Team Championships: All six men start brawling on the floor as there are not going to be any sort of rules for this match. Mafia is nailed by chair shots by Mark and Deranged. In the ring, Mark and Dragon kick Mack. Dragon nails Mark with a hurriucanrana. Mack sends Mark into Dragon. Mack powerslams Mark in midair for a two count. Deranged nails Mafia with a tornado DDT on the floor. Mack kicks out of a northern lights suplex by Jay. Deranged nails Jay with a hurricanrana and a whiplash move. Mafia spears Deranged while Mack and Dragon brawl on the floor. Mafia and Jay trade yakuza kicks in the ring. Dragon hits Mack with a chair. Deranged tries for a springboard, but is met with a spinebuster by Jay and Mafia. Mafia puts a submission on Deranged, but tosses Deranged overhead. Mark nails Mafia with a yakuza kick. Deranged and Mark dropkick a ladder into Jay and Mafia. Deranged senton splashes the ladder onto Jay and Mafia. Mark sets a ladder up over the middle rope. Mack tosses Mark overhead onto the ladder for a two count.

Deranged and Dragon shove each other and begin to brawl. Mafia and Mark get involved to brawl with them. Mafia chops Deranged several times in the corner. Mafia is sent into the corner and tosses Deranged with a suplex. Jay nails Dragon with a Muscle Buster. Mafia sits Dragon on the top turnbuckle and hits a suplex. Mafia tosses Dragon onto the ladder in the corner with a suplex. Jay whacks Mafia several times with a chair shot. Jay leaps off the middle rope to whack Mafia with another chair shot for a two count. Mack catches Jay on a crossbody attempt on the floor and rams Jay into the post. Mafia takes out the referee. Jay tries for the Jay Driver on Mack, but fails to do so. Jay superkicks Mack and connects with a clothesline for a two count as Mark breaks the cover. Jay and Mark begin to trade right hands in the middle of the ring. Mark hits Jay with a spinning heel kick. Mark spikes Jay with a tombstone. Mark hits a springboard frog splash for a two count. Mark powerbombs Jay. Mark sets up a ladder, but Mack gets in the ring and sets a table up on two chairs. Mack climbs the ladder, but Mark stops Mack with strikes to the back.

Mark climbs the ladder, but Mack stops Mark, and Jay hits a sunset flip powerbomb putting everyone through the table. Mafia puts a table in the corner and dumps a ladder to the floor. Mafia tosses Dragon out of the corner, but Deranged nails Mafia with a Mad Scientist Bomb for a two count. Dragon puts Mafia through the table in the corner for a near fall. Mafia nails Dragon with a clothesline twice. Mack whacks Mark with a chair shot on the floor. Mafia spikes Dragon with the Burning Hammer, but Dragon kicks out at two. That’s the first time someone has kicked out of the Burning Hammer. Mack tells the fans to throw chairs into the ring, and fans quickly do. However, the ring announcer quickly tells the fans to not do that. Mafia grabs Dragon again and hits the Burning Hammer onto the table and a few chairs. That is good enough for the win. (**1/2. I’d say this was a disappointing match. First off, I didn’t like that the Briscoe’s and Wasted Youth were split up for whatever reason. That kind of took me out of the match, honestly. I’d rather the three original teams be all together and have this match. It’s nitpicking, but having the match be contested under pin fall rules was a bummer, too. But, I can’t expect an indie company to hang the titles especially in an outdoor setting. Da Hit Squad winning was probably the best choice as they are a great tag team and come across as stars to me in JAPW.)

Final Thoughts:
I was hoping for the TLC match to be a great match and it didn’t deliver that quality. There was some decent wrestling, but not enough to warrant watching the whole show. This is a skippable show for JAPW.

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