FIP Dangerous Intentions 4/26/2008
Written by: Bob Colling
Full Impact Pro presents Dangerous Intentions
From: Crystal River, FL
Footage from Supercard of Honor III is shown where there was a match between Roderick Strong and Erick Stevens. They are both bloodied and trading shots. Strong nailed Stevens with a chair shot and Strong got scissors from Davey Richards to cut Stevens hair. Strong cuts Stevens mohawk in the middle of the ring. Rocky Romero had clippers and they use them to get the job done quicker. Strong posed with the championship while standing on Stevens. They will be in the main event in a last man standing match.
Opening Contest: Chasyn Rance vs. Jigsaw: Rance takes Jigsaw down to the mat looking for wrist control, but Jigsaw counters that rather quickly. Rance shoulder blocks Jigsaw and is met with an arm drag. Jigsaw delivers a right hand in the corner and arm drags Rance out of the corner. Jigsaw arm drags Rance again and keeps arm control on the mat. Rance sends Jigsaw chest first into the middle rope and continues with a forearm into the corner and delivers a few chops. Rance keeps Jigsaw on the mat with a chin lock. Rance drives Jigsaw down with an elbow drop to the chest for a two count. Rance continues with a snap suplex and rolls over into a front face lock. Rance comes off the ropes with a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Rance keeps Jigsaw on the mat with a cobra clutch headlock. Rance ducks a clothesline to superkick Jigsaw for a two count. Rance tries for a slam, but Jigsaw counters with a rollup. Jigsaw clotheslines Rance followed by a heel kick for a two count. Jigsaw splashes Rance in the corner and connects with a leaping knee strike. Jigsaw spikes Rance with a reverse piledriver to win the match. After the match, the YRR slide into the ring to attack Jigsaw. Jay Briscoe runs out and helps out Jigsaw. Briscoe is outnumbered by the JRR. Austin Aries runs into the ring to make the save with strikes. Aries and Briscoe clean house. (**. A decent start to the show as they displayed some solid action and kept it rather simple and to the point. The aftermath sets up the tag match later on and that’s fine with me, too.)
Austin Aries gets on the microphone and says that Mark Briscoe isn’t here because of an injury. Aries tells Jay Briscoe that he has Jay’s back and reveals that they will be challenging for the FIP Tag Team Championships tonight.
Heartbreak Express come out to cut a promo saying that the fans are lucky to see the rise of the Heartbreak Enterprises. They are going to show what they got in singles competition. They are going to introduce the newest member to their group. This person is a legend in professional wrestling. They introduce… Baby Doll! She comes out to zero reaction.
Second Contest: Chris Jones vs. Rex Sterling: Jones hip tosses Sterling and keeps arm control with an arm bar. Jones focuses his attack on Sterling’s left arm. Jones stomps on Sterling’s hand and keeps wrist control followed by an elbow strike. Jones arm drags Sterling to the floor where Sterling regroups. Jones goes to the floor as Sterling returns to the ring to frustrate his opponent. Jones dropkicks Sterling into the Heartbreak Express. Damien Wayne attacks Jones on the floor as Baby Doll distracted the referee. Sterling dropkicks Jones in the corner followed by a running boot in the corner. Sterling connects with a somersault splash and a senton splash for a two count. Jones gets a two count with a rollup. Sterling drives Jones down to the mat face first to counter a wheelbarrow attempt. Sterling goes to the top and misses a moonsault. Jones atomic drops Sterling followed by a clothesline, dropkick and a leg lariat. Phil Davis gets on the apron and Jones dropkicks Sean on the floor. Sterling nails Jones with a superkick to win the match. (**. Jones stood out to me for his work as a babyface here and his selling was done rather well. He was able to get the crowd behind him and I found myself interested in what he was doing. The action was simple and average, but they didn’t get a lot of time to develop anything. Heartbreak Express is a group I’ve always enjoyed and they should help Sterling.)
Seth Delay is at the top of the aisle and has a microphone. Delay says that Heartbreak Express has proven they are bush leaguers. Delay challengers Wayne to a match tonight.
Third Contest: Seth Delay vs. Damien Wayne: Wayne works over Delay with knee lifts in the corner. Delay rams Wayne into the corner face first and delivers knee strikes. Delay misses a dropkick as Wayne held onto the ropes. Delay tried for another dropkick, but Wayne runs over Delay to prevent that. Wayne comes off the ropes with a spinning elbow drop. Delay splashes Wayne in the corner with a forearm followed by a scoop slam and knee drop. Delay drops Phil Davis off the apron with a right hand and gets a one count on Wayne. Wayne hooks Delay hitting a delayed vertical suplex. Wayne goes to the top rope hitting an elbow drop, but doesn’t go for the cover quickly and thus only gets a two count. Wayne stops Delay with a dropkick. Wayne looks for a piledriver, but Delay counters with a hurricanrana for a two count. Delay takes Wayne down with a backslide for a near fall. Delay drops Wayne with a leaping forearm as Wayne ran the ropes for a two count. Delay gets a rollup out of the corner for a near fall and dropkicks Wayne. Delay goes to the top, but Wayne crotches Delay on the top turnbuckle. Wayne tries for a superplex, but Delay shoves Wayne off and tries for a moonsault senton, but Wayne moves out of the way. Wayne spikes Delay with a piledriver to win the match. (**. A fine undercard match and the win gives Heartbreak Enterprises plenty of momentum moving forward with two wins on the show. They seem to letting these matches go the right amount of time before it feels like it overstays its welcome.)
FIP World Champion Roderick Strong comes out and grabs the microphone before heading to the ring to cut a promo. Strong says the story with Erick Stevens started seven years ago with them wanting to be the best wrestler in the world. Strong says they traveled the road together. Strong mentions wrestling Bryan Danielson over and over again before winning the FIP championship. Strong loves the championship and has given everything for it. Strong asked Stevens to never put him in the position to defend against Stevens and that changed at Final Battle. Stevens was the better man that night. Strong was put in a position to do anything it took to regain the championship. Strong takes credit for making the championship what it is today. Strong had to do what he had to do at Redefined to regain the gold. Strong took Stevens pride and disrespected him when he shaved his mohawk. Strong says a last man standing match is his kind of match. Strong says “in the end, only the strong survive.”
Fourth Contest: FIP Florida Heritage Champion Sal Rinauro vs. Delirious: Sal goes to the floor and says that he’s going to toss the title into the river if the fans keep insulting him. They stall in the ring with Sal taunting the fans and backs into Delirious leading to Sal being scared to the floor, again. Sal tries for a shoulder block, which Delirious isn’t impacted by and scares Sal into the corner. Sal is spending quite a bit of time stalling. Sal is offended the fans are calling him a chicken nugget. Delirious mocks Sal by using his arms to act like a chicken after Sal went for a go behind in the opening moment of the match. Delirious avoids Sal in the corner and the stalling continues. Sal shoulder blocks Delirious and is met with a hip toss and arm drag. Delirious keeps Sal on the mat with arm control. Sal shoulder rams Delirious in the corner followed by a few more strikes. Delirious takes Sal over with another arm drag and continues the slow pace of the contest. Delirious chases Sal around the ring and Sal misses an elbow drop in the ring. Delirious drops Sal with several chops in the ring. Sal delivers a jawbreaker and big boots Delirious in the corner. Sal maintains control with shoulder rams in the corner.
Sal continues to stomp on Delirious and delivers a standing dropkick for a two count. Sal keeps Delirious on the mat with a chin lock. Delirious goes for a sunset flip, but Sal punches Delirious and jumps onto Delirious back over the middle rope leading to a one count. Sal beats on Delirious with right hands and stomps in the corner. Sal keeps control with a falling fist drop and taunts the crowd. Delirious headbutts Sal in the midsection and delivers another one in the corner. Delirious forearms Sal followed by a kick to the head and a leaping clothesline. Delirious chokeslams Sal for a near fall. Delirious works over Sal with chops and drop toe holds Sal face first into the middle turnbuckle. Delirious connects with a running knee strike in the corner. Delirious comes off the top to hit the Shadows Over Hell! YRR come out and distract Delirious. Sal collides with Kenny King and Delirious nearly wins with a rollup. Delirious backdrops Sal over the top onto the YRR.
Delirious has all the momentum and is met with a shoulder ram. Delirious counters a springboard and locks in the cobra stretch. King distracts the referee and Delirious chokeslams Jason Blade! Sal hits a springboard spinning kick to win the match. (*1/2. It took forever to really get going and to be honest, this didn’t make the champ look strong whatsoever. I understand the heel stable gets some cheap wins, but Sal really didn’t get a shine here at all. The finish was expected for Delirious to do the job, too.)
Black Market make their way out and are greeted warmly by the fans. They are here for business and says there is an unwritten code. That code is not coming near a man’s family. They taunt Sean Davis and how he doesn’t wrestle anymore. They will be wrestling the Dark City Fight Club and knows that they can’t take them out. Dark City attacks from behind.
Fifth Contest: Black Market (Joey Machete & Shawn Murphy) vs. Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis & Kory Chavis): All four men are on the floor brawling with the Dark City Fight Club getting the better of the exchange. They enter the ring to continue brawling. Jon sends the referee to the floor and the match has broken apart already. Murphy decks Kory to the floor and Jon gets worked over in the ring. Machete and Murphy splash Davis in the corner while there still no referee. Chavis tries to use a chair on Machete, but that doesn’t work. Machete puts Chavis over the top rope and delivers a chair shot to the back. Machete hits a snap suplex on the floor to keep control on Chavis. Murphy scoop slams Davis on the floor. Machete sends Chavis over the railing into the crowd. Davis is sent over the railing onto Chavis, as well. Machete is sent into several chairs in the crowd by Chavis while Davis pummels Murphy. Davis is sent back first into the wall and Murphy tosses a bunch of chairs onto Chavis. Murphy whacks Chavis over the back. Davis leaps over the railing to take Machete out in the crowd with a clothesline.
It’s noted that a bell has not be rung and that this is just a fight. All four men continue to brawl around ringside. Davis has Murphy in the ring looking for a piledriver, but Murphy plants Davis with a spinebuster onto a steel chair. Murphy stomps on Davis sending Davis to the floor. Machete has Chavis on the floor looking for a piledriver and Chavis counters with a backdrop. Murphy sends Davis face first into the post. Chavis whacks Murphy with a chair shot on the floor. Machete hammers away on both men and is met with a powerbomb/neckbreaker combo. Chavis gets a microphone and tells the crowd they will show what the dangerous wrestlers can do. Davis has gasoline and dumps it over Machete. They are going to light Machete on fire. The locker room empties to save Machete from being lit on fire. (NR. Well, it’s obviously not a match and rather just a segment to promote another match. The ending was a bit over the top to suggest they’d light a guy on fire. However, the segment was effective in making me interested in a showdown between the two teams. I’d imagine it would be a street fight of some kind. I don’t think a regular tag match would be the right direction to go in.)
Sixth Contest: Davey Richards vs. Tyler Black: Richards declines a handshake by spiting in Black’s hand. Richards misses a chop against the ropes and Black spits on Richards sending Richards to the floor. Richards shoulder blocks Black but is met with a hip toss and arm drag. Black keeps control of Richards with an arm bar. Black scoop slams Richards and follows up with a knee drop and leg drop for a two count. Black works over Richards with chops in the corner, but Richards fights back with a boot to the midsection. Black continues to control the match with a chop and a stomp to the face for a near fall. Black chops Richards against the ropes and hits a standing dropkick for a two count. Black spits on Richards but misses a dropkick as Richards held onto the ropes. Black landed on his feet and clotheslines Richards to the floor. Black misses a slingshot crossbody as Richards sidesteps Black’s attack. Richards drops Black with a kick to the chest leading to a one count in the ring.
Richards stops Black with a knee strike to the midsection leading to a near fall and controls Black with a body scissors on the mat. Black elbows Richards and is able to rollover, but Richards beats on Black with several strikes. Richards pulls back on Black’s chin with his feet pressed into Black’s knees, but doesn’t get a submission. Richards sends Black chest first into the corner. Richards absorbs a few strikes and kicks Black leading to a backbreaker for a two count. Black gets out of a body scissors with an eye rake, but Richards continues to deliver strikes in the corner followed by a headbutt. Black boots Richards in the corner and Richards delivers a kick to Black’s chest off the middle rope. Richards drives Black down with a gut buster for a near fall. Richards delivers a knee drop to Black’s lower back. Richards has Black over his back with a Gory Special. Black nearly wins with a rollup and stops Richards with a jawbreaker. Black hammers away on Richards with right hands. Richards puts an abdominal stretch on Black, but Black breaks free with a hip toss and a spinning heel kick. Black forearms Richards in the corner. Richards dumps Black to the apron, but Black delivers a kick to the head. Black hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall.
Richards kicks Black and goes for a sunset flip for a two count. Richards misses a spin kick to the gut and Black nearly wins with a lifted reverse DDT. Richards decks Black over the back with a forearm and tries for a back suplex. Black knocks Richards to the mat, but Richards tosses Black with a German suplex off the top rope. Richards kicks Black followed by a powerbomb for a near fall. Richards goes for the Texas Cloverleaf and has it locked in right in the middle of the ring. Black reaches the ropes to break the hold. Black counters another Cloverleaf with a rollup for a near fall. Black stops Richards with several chops. They collide on stereo crossbody attempts. They begin to trade strikes from their knees. Richards kicks Black in the midsection and tries for a handspring, but Black dropkicks Richards. Black hits an F5 for a two count. Black quickly hits the Small Package Driver to win the match. After the match, the YRR run into the ring and attack Black. They aren’t happy that Black convinced Lacey and Rain to leave their group. Austin Aries and Jay Briscoe make the save. That leads into the next match. (***. It was a fine match, but it felt like Richards dominated a good portion of the match and then Black hit a couple of moves to win the match. So, it lacked a competitive feel to it, but it was the best match on the show despite that. These two work fairly well together and it held my interest, but I was hoping for more between them here.)
Seventh Contest: FIP Tag Team Champions The YRR (Jason Blade & Kenny King) vs. Austin Aries & Jay Briscoe: Briscoe and Blade are on the floor brawling with Briscoe getting the advantage. Aries is also beating on King on the outside with several strikes. King eye rakes Aries and slams Aries face first on the apron. Briscoe slams Blade on the floor. Briscoe sends Blade back first into the guard railing. King is met with a double shoulder block in the ring as Briscoe gets a two count. Briscoe uppercuts King to keep control of the contest. Briscoe catapults King into a forearm by Aries. Aries hits a slingshot senton onto King over Briscoe’s knees for a two count. Blade enters and gets tossed to the floor. King tries to tag out, but is dragged across the ring. King comes off the ropes and is hip tossed to the mat by the challengers. Blade enters again to get involved and is backed to his corner. Aries beats on King in the corner with strikes. King fights back with right hands while Briscoe and Blade square off. Briscoe is sent into Aries and accidentally clotheslines his partner.
Blade tags in and maintains control on Aries with stomps in the corner. Chasyn Rance gets a few cheap shots in on Aries. Blade nails Aries with a standing dropkick for a two count. Blade tags in King to keep Aries on the mat with more stomps and a knee drop to the lower back. Blade slingshots into the ring and works over Aries some more with shoulder rams in the corner. King taunts Briscoe but Aries fights out of the corner with strikes and tries to make the tag, but fails. King drops Aries face first over the top turnbuckle. Blade delivers a leg drop for a near fall. Aries stops Blade with a jawbreaker, but King decks Briscoe off the apron preventing a tag. King returns to the match legally with a forearm shot and a snap suplex on Aries for a near fall. Blade nails Aries with a knee strike in the corner and King delivers a swinging backbreaker on Aries for a near fall. Aries hammers away on the champions to fight off the middle rope. Aries tries to tag out and manages to do so.
Briscoe hammers away on the champs and dropkicks Blade. Briscoe clotheslines King in the corner and drops King face first onto the second turnbuckle. Briscoe backdrops Blade over the top onto King on the floor. Aries takes them out with a suicide dive! Briscoe plants King with a Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Briscoe has King on his shoulders and Aries hits a bulldog off the top for a two count. Briscoe and Blade trade strikes. Blade superkicks Briscoe and King hits a German suplex for a two count. King tags Blade into the match while Blade was in the ring. Aries sends King into Blade to save Briscoe. Aries dropkicks King in the corner and Briscoe forearms Blade in the corner. Aries accidentally dropkicks Briscoe in the corner allowing King to cover Briscoe while Blade held Aries and that’s good for a three count. (***. I liked the outcome here since the YRR are an actual team and they worked well to defeat a team that has zero chemistry and that is what cost them the match. It’s a simple formula, but it’s highly effective for a young group like YRR. It’s a great win for them and excellent booking.)
Tyler Black comes out and he’s pissed about the YRR. Black has an answer for the YRR number game. Black is bringing Jimmy Jacobs to FIP to battle the YRR. That will be taking place next month. They are going to win the tag titles.
Main Event: FIP World Champion Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens in a last man standing match: Stevens goes after Strong on the aisle and they trade right hands until Stevens sends Strong into the railing back first. Stevens spits water on Strong followed by a bottle water shot. Strong fires back with body shots as they both continue to trade blows. Stevens rams Strong back first into the apron. Stevens drops Strong chest first over the railing. Strong low blows Stevens and demands the referee count. Stevens gets to his feet easily and they trade more strikes. Stevens drives Strong back first into the ring post. Stevens delivers a chair shot to Strong’s midsection. Stevens whacks Strong over the back with a chair. Strong eye rakes Stevens followed by chops on the floor. Strong whacks Stevens over the back with a steel chair. Strong delivers a kick to Stevens midsection followed by forearm strikes. Strong slams Stevens on the floor, but Stevens gets to his feet. Strong tosses a chair at Stevens knee to stop the count. Strong beats on Stevens with a few more chair shots. Strong forearms Stevens on the floor. They trade several chops around ringside. Stevens delivers a few forearm shots to the back to stop Strong’s momentum. They brawl into the crowd with Stevens tossing Strong into a few chairs in the crowd. Stevens whacks Strong over the back with a chair shot.
Stevens continues to beat on Strong with chair shots to the back. Strong gets to his feet and kicks Stevens to block another shot. Strong lays a few chairs on the floor and side slams Stevens onto the chairs. Strong kicks Stevens a few times in the crowd. Stevens sends Strong back first into the wall and slams Strong onto a folded up table. Stevens hits Strong with a DVD. Strong delivers a DVD shot to Strong and they trade more strikes in the crowd. Stevens rams Strong face first onto the concession stand counter. Stevens presses a chair onto Strong’s lower back. Stevens delivers several chair shots, but Strong gets up and whacks Stevens over the back. Strong tosses a guard railing at Stevens at ringside. Strong continues to beat on Stevens and lays the railing against the apron. Strong slams Stevens onto the guard railing. Stevens manages to standup before the count of ten.
Strong wedges a chair into all four corners. Stevens hammers away on Strong in the corner with forearm strikes. Stevens sends Strong head first into three chairs! Strong boots Stevens in the corner to stop his momentum. Strong sits Stevens on the top rope and they trade strikes. Strong drops Stevens back first over the top turnbuckle. Strong piles chairs in the middle of the ring. Strong tries for a Gibson Driver, but Stevens connects with a TKO onto the chairs instead. Stevens runs off the apron to shoulder block Strong on the floor. Stevens chops Strong on the floor several times. Strong sends Stevens into the post arm first. Strong grabs another chair and whacks Stevens over the back. Strong nails Stevens with an unprotected chair shot over the head. Strong has put together a bunch of chairs on the floor and has Stevens on the apron. Strong tries for a slam onto the chairs, but Stevens counters with elbow strikes. Stevens tries for the Doctor Bomb, but Strong holds onto the ropes. Strong hits a half nelson slam onto the pile of chairs.
Stevens gets to his feet at the count of nine. However, the referee for sure messed up the count as Stevens hadn’t gotten to his feet quite yet and should have been counted out. Stevens staggers to his feet in the ring, but manages to toss Strong with a German suplex. Stevens splashes Strong followed by a clothesline. Stevens plants Strong with the Doctor Bomb! They both get to their feet before the count of ten. Stevens chops Strong in the corner several times. Stevens places Strong on the top turnbuckle. Stevens tries for a top rope Doctor Bomb, but Strong holds onto the ropes. Strong kicks Stevens on the chest to crotch Stevens. Strong hooks Stevens managing to hit a superplex. Strong hits a gut buster and a yakuza kick. Strong plants Stevens with a Gibson Driver. Stevens gets to his feet again and is met with a running yakuza kick. Strong drops Stevens with a running yakuza kick, again. Stevens refuses to stay down. Strong connects with another yakuza kick. Strong delivers another kick followed by several punts. Strong puts a chair in front of Stevens face and delivers a running yakuza kick in the corner. Stevens is unable to get to his feet and Strong retains. (**1/2. Well, this went nearly a half hour it was mostly chair shots and strikes. The crowd was into the action, but for me the stipulation wasn’t effectively used. There were a few big spots, but it lacked creativity and the constant chair shots hurt the match. I’m not sure if this was a budget restriction for FIP, but I’m sure there would have been more weapons and bigger spots if this happened in ROH. If they cut this match down by eight to ten minutes, it would have been better.)
I’m going to give this a thumbs up despite a disappointing main event. There was some quality wrestling and nothing overly bad, at all. The show runs at 2hrs and 20 minutes and it flew by.
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