FIP In Full Force 5/30/2008
Written by: Bob Colling
Full Impact Pro presents In Full Force
From: Crystal River, FL
Opening Contest: Dingo vs. Chris Jones: They lockup with neither man getting a a clear advantage. Jones took Dingo down to the mat, but they didn’t break the hold. Jones arm drags Dingo, but Dingo comes back with one of his own. Jones head scissors Dingo out of the corner and keeps arm control. Jones knee drops Dingo’s arm. Dingo takes Jones down to the mat to keep leg control for a moment. Dingo slaps Jones into the corner and delivers a spinning forearm. Dingo comes off the middle rope to connect with a knee drop to Jones back. Jones delivers a few kicks to the knee, but Dingo plants Jones with a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Dingo drops Jones with a clothesline leading to a near fall. Jones tries for a sunset flip, but is slapped again. Dingo takes Jones down to the mat and locks in a body scissors. Jones drops Dingo with a clothesline and a standing dropkick. They mess up a crossbody spot as Jones seemed to be out of position and Dingo still went for it. Dingo punches Jones in the corner and misses a somersault splash in the corner. Jones barely hits a moonsault to win the match. (*1/2. Well, the closing sequence was botched rather badly. It’s not a bad match but these guys need a few more matches to get their groove.)
Heartbreak Enterprises come out to cut a promo with Sean Davis saying that Phil Davis will beat everyone up if they get out of line. Sean says that phase two will take place on July 19th. Sean will be going to Japan and bring back someone from the orient.
Second Contest: Kyle O’Reilly vs. Damien Wayne: O’Reilly has wrist control for a moment and takes Wayne down to the mat with an arm drag. Wayne regroups with his guys on the apron. O’Reilly forearms Wayne and Wayne complains of a closed fist. Wayne hammerlocks O’Reilly, but O’Reilly counters quickly. O’Reilly gets control on the mat with a headlock after escaping Wayne. Wayne forearms O’Reilly after a knee to the midsection. O’Reilly drops Wayne with a heel kick and a forearm smash followed by a standing dropkick. O’Reilly delivers a few kicks in the corner. O’Reilly backdrops Wayne coming out of the corner. Wayne sends O’Reilly shoulder first into the ring post. O’Reilly is dropped over the guard railing by Sean and Phil Davis while Babydoll is distracting the referee on the apron. Wayne keeps control in the ring by stomping on O’Reilly’s elbow. Wayne wrenches on O’Reilly’s arm under the top rope in the corner. Phil continues to do the same while the referee is distracted. Wayne continues to focus his attack on O’Reilly’s left arm. Wayne hooks O’Reilly and hits a vertical suplex. Wayne keeps an arm bar on O’Reilly, but Kyle counters with a rollup for a two count. Wayne stops O’Reilly with a standing dropkick. O’Reilly continues to sell the arm injury.
O’Reilly ducks a clothesline, but Wayne drives O’Reilly down with a shoulder breaker. Sean and Phil Davis get cheap shots in while the referee is distracted by Wayne. Wayne drives O’Reilly down with a delayed vertical suplex. Wayne misses a top rope leg drop. O’Reilly battles back with forearms while still selling his left arm. O’Reilly knee lifts Wayne and delivers a kick to the back. O’Reilly nails Wayne with a leg lariat followed by a northern lights suplex for a near fall. O’Reilly forearms Wayne followed by a running dropkick in the corner. O’Reilly plants Wayne with a tornado DDT for a near fall. O’Reilly delivers a few slaps and tries for a under hook suplex, but Wayne low blows O’Reilly and locks in a modified Crossface to win the match by submission. (*. Well, it was a rather boring match but I can appreciate O’Reilly selling the arm the entire time. O’Reilly kept it limp and didn’t use the arm on any of his strikes. It’s the little things that matter in wrestling. At this point, O’Reilly had only been wrestling for a short time and did a better job than guys wrestling for decades.)
Third Contest: Rain vs. Daizee Haze: They shake hands to start the match. Haze gets a rollup on Rain early into the match for a two count. Rain locks in a front face lock and Haze waves off a submission. Haze takes Rain over with a headlock, but Rain counters with a head scissors for a moment. Haze gets out of the hold and Rain shoulder blocks Haze. Haze arm drags Rain a couple of times. Haze tries for a backslide managing a two count. Haze misses a middle rope crossbody. Rain stomps on Haze in the corner. Rain continues with a knee drop to the midsection to keep Haze on the mat. Rain dropkicks Haze against the ropes, but Haze reaches the ropes on the cover attempt. Rain shoulder rams Haze in the corner a few times. Haze drops to the mat and Rain gets a near fall. Haze gets a sunset flip on Rain for a near fall. Rain dropkicks Haze and goes for another cover managing a two count. Rain delivers an elbow drop to Haze’s midsection and lays Haze over the middle rope to deliver a double knee strike. Haze fights back on Rain, but a strike to the back stops Haze. Rain tries for a slam, but Haze counters with a rollup for a two count. Haze forearms Rain and ducks under a clothesline. Haze and Rain begin to trade chops. Haze decks Rain with a clothesline and a running back elbow. Haze slams Rain for another two count. Rain stops Haze with a Codebreaker and Haze reaches the ropes. Rain sends Haze into the corner but runs into a boot. Haze leaps off the middle rope to hit a crossbody. Haze has a cover, but Rain kicks out at two. Haze drives Rain down to the mat face first and gets the three count. (**. They kept a good pace and it wasn’t all that bad. That shouldn’t be surprising with two experienced wrestlers.)
Davey Richards cuts a promo on the aisle and wants the fans to shut up so that he can speak. Richards thinks it is beneath him to wrestle for the fans tonight. Richards wrestles all over the world and says he makes more money in one month than the fans make in one year. Richards is here to help out a good friend, Roderick Strong. Strong has a problem with Erick Stevens, who is an idiot muscle head and won’t stay down. Richards reminds everyone that he broke Stevens arm in ROH and he’s going to do the same thing here in FIP.
Erick Stevens comes out after Davey Richards enters the ring. Stevens tells Davey if he wants to take a whopping for his boyfriend, that is up to him. Stevens is going to send a message to Roderick tonight. Stevens wants Richards to tell Strong that he’s coming for him and he’s never going to stop.
Fourth Contest: Davey Richards vs. Erick Stevens: Stevens starts off the match with chops in the corner for the early advantage. Stevens chops Richards some more and delivers a few right hands. Stevens chops Richards against the railing and Richards tries to crawl to the backstage area. Stevens stops Richards and beats on Richards with strikes on the floor. Stevens rolls Richards into the ring and delivers a few more strikes and a back suplex for a two count. Stevens beats on Richards with elbow strikes. Richards tosses Stevens to the floor and delivers an axe handle off the apron. Stevens and Richards trade strikes on the apron until Richards yanks Stevens down to the apron arm first. Richards works over Stevens arm as they continue to brawl around ringside. Richards beats on Stevens with kicks to the chest. Richards keeps Stevens on the mat with an arm bar, but Stevens doesn’t give in. Richards kicks Stevens over the middle rope as Stevens attempted to return to the ring. Richards knee drops Stevens arm a few times. Stevens headbutts Richards a few times and Richards delivers a kick to the midsection. Richards takes Stevens over with a snap suplex. Richards heads to the top rope and misses a diving headbutt as Stevens rolls out of the way.
Stevens chops Richards, but Richards fights back with strikes. Stevens tosses Richards with an overhead suplex. Stevens misses a splash in the corner. Stevens plants Richards with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Stevens elbows Richards in the corner and runs into an elbow. Stevens tosses Richards to avoid a tornado DDT. Stevens hits a middle rope shoulder block. Stevens plants Richards with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Stevens puts Richards on the top turnbuckle and delivers a few chops. Richards headsbutts Stevens and hits a missile dropkick. Richards connects with several kicks but Stevens fights back with chops. Richards kicks Stevens followed by a northern lights suplex. Richards switches to a Kimora, but Stevens reaches the ropes. Richards signals for the DR Driver, but Stevens rams Richards into the corner back first. Stevens hammers away on Richards in the corner. Stevens misses a splash in the corner but manages to plant Richards with a twisting slam for a near fall. Stevens taunts the fans and signals for the Doctor Bomb. Richards counters with a backslide for a two count. Richards drop toe holds Stevens into the middle turnbuckle. Richards looks for a DR Driver off the middle rope. Richards hits a middle rope Divorce Court (arm breaker) and nearly wins with a rollup.
Richards goes to the top rope and hits a diving headbutt for another two count. Richards locks in the Kimora again. Stevens breaks free to hit a TKO and lariat for a near fall. Stevens plants Richards with the Doctor Bomb to win the match. (**1/2. A fine match, but it only really picked up in the final two or three minutes. It’s a solid undercard match and gives Stevens momentum towards Strong, again. But, it failed in the sense of a double main event kind of match. I might have gone into this with too high expectations.)
Fifth Contest: Black Market (Joey Machete & Shawn Murphy) vs. Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis & Kory Chavis) in an anything goes match: Black Market attack Fight Club during their entrance to jump start the match. Market clothesline Davis in the corner and hit a double spinebuster on Chavis. Machete and Chavis brawl into the crowd as do Murphy and Davis on the other side. Chavis sends Machete into chairs in the crowd. Murphy sends Davis into the wall and they continue to brawl with Murphy tossing a trash can onto Davis. Machete powerbombs Chavis through a table. Davis is clotheslined by the Market. Davis hits Machete with a chair. Murphy knee lifts Chavis against the wall several times. Murphy slams Chavis face first onto a chair. Murphy whacks a chair into Chavis groin with another chair on him. Machete chokes Chavis out in the crowd. Machete has been busted open from some point in the match. This is mostly just a wild brawl in the crowd with chair shots. Chavis hammers away on Machete at ringside to keep control of the contest. Chavis tosses a chair at Machete.
Chavis and Murphy continue to brawl in the crowd followed by an elbow drop. Murphy and Chavis brawl in the crowd while Machete clotheslines Davis in the ring. Machete comes off the ropes with an elbow drop for a two count. Machete and Davis trade strikes in the ring with Machete missing a splash and Davis hits the Rack Bomb to win the match. Murphy was sitting on a chair on top of Chavis while the finished happened. (*1/2. Like I said, this was just a brawl in the crowd with not a lot happening in the ring. The match was what it had to be considering the feud, but the match could have been better. The brawling got a little repetitive and aside from the table spot there wasn’t anything all that worthwhile.)
Jon Davis gets on the microphone and says that they don’t need any of the retards in the crowd because they are like none of them. Murphy wanted to go back and fight but Machete walked backstage. Chavis says they are the baddest guys in FIP. Chavis tells the fans they can all burn in hell.
Scotty 2 Hotty comes out and grabs a microphone to cut a promo. Scotty thanks FIP for bringing the Worm to the company. Scotty grew up in New England but now calls Florida home and he’s glad to be home. Sal Rinauro comes out with the YRR behind him to cut Scotty off. Rinauro laughs at Scotty for being proud to call the fans his home. Sal makes a few corny jokes about Scotty’s name. Sal says they are the future of this business. Jason Blade gets the microphone and along with Kenny King say that Scotty is washed up and a has been. Scotty says it’s fine to insult him. Scotty says it’s better to be a has been than a never was. Scotty goes on the attack, but naturally the YRR outnumber Scotty and roll him into the ring. Delirious runs into the ring to make the save for Scotty. Delirious get the microphone and speaks in jibberish. Scotty translates saying there will be a tag team match tonight.
Tyler Black cuts a promo saying that the YRR is spoiled rich brats and nothing has changed from last month. Black has brought some help and that help is Jimmy Jacobs the leader of the AOF. A woman is in the crowd and wants to know if she can join the cause that she believes in. Black says that anyone can be a member and she hopes the railing. Her name is Leva.
Sixth Contest: FIP Tag Team Champions The YRR (Kenny King & Jason Blade) vs. the Age of the Fall (Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs): Blade and Jacobs start the match with Jacobs dropkicking Blade to start the action. Jacobs head scissors Blade to the mat and keeps arm control before tagging in Black. Black leaps off the top to axe handle Blade. Blade drives Black into the corner and King enters to forearm Black in the corner. Black gets a hammerlock on King for a few moments. King arm drags Black, but Black comes back with strikes and an arm drag. Jacobs leaps off the top to hit an axe handle. King sends Jacobs into the corner face first. Blade works over Jacobs with stomps in the corner. Jacobs beats on Blade with stomps in the corner. Blade is choked on the mat by both Black and Jacobs. Black stops Blade with a standing dropkick for a two count. Jacobs hits an axe handle off the top and works over Blade with strikes. Jacobs drops Blade with a strike and hits King coming off the top rope. Jacobs is tripped by a woman and King gets tripped, too. Jacobs clotheslines King leading to a near fall. King sends Jacobs to the floor as Blade held down the ropes. Blade drops Jacobs chest first over the railing and rolls Jacobs back into the ring for King to get a near fall.
King connects with a side slam for a near fall. Blade comes off the middle rope to knee drop Jacobs. Blade dropkicks Jacobs for a near fall. Blade scoop slams Jacobs and tags in King. King runs the ropes to hit a springboard twisting leg drop for a two count. Jacobs drops King with a leaping forearm smash. Blade prevents Black from tagging in after a punch off the apron. King holds Jacobs and allows Blade to deliver a kick. Blade hits a slingshot senton splash and forearms Black on the apron. Jacobs hammers away in the corner, but can’t break free to make the tag. King returns to the match and keeps Jacobs on the mat with a choke. Blade returns to the match and kicks Jacobs a few times. Jacobs tries to crawl to Black and kicks Blade into a right hand before tagging in Black. Black cleans house with right hands and chops. Black drops Blade with a springboard clothesline followed by a neckbreaker but King breaks the cover. King plants Black with a sit out powerbomb. King is on the top, but Jacobs crotches King. King is in a tree of woe and is met with stereo dropkicks.
Blade kicks Jacobs, but Black kicks Blade from the apron allowing Jacobs to hit a spear for a near fall. King yanks Black off the apron and decks Jacobs from the apron. Blade atomic drops Jacobs and King hits a springboard blockbuster for a two count. Blade kicks Jacobs and King hits a backbreaker for another near fall as Black broke the cover. Black clotheslines himself and Blade to the floor. Jacobs stops King with a jawbreaker. Jacobs heads to the top rope, but is crotched by Mimi. King takes Jacobs off the top with a superplex. Five women are in the ring with Milo Beasley carrying Portia Perez to the backstage area and then the other women spanking each other. Blade and King have the AOF girls that almost leads to a rollup pin. Chasyn Rance and Sal Rinauro get involved. Sal kicks Jacobs leading with a over the shoulder slam and a DDT combo to finish off Jacobs and retain the titles. (**1/2. A decent match, but the finish was a bit much. I don’t think the women being involved was needed at all. I had a feeling there was going to be interference to allow the titles to be kept, which is fine. They just went and did too much to distract the viewer. Blade and King worked well in there and held my interest and did better than I was expecting them to.)
Seventh Contest: FIP World Champion Roderick Strong vs. Austin Aries vs. Jerry Lynn in an elimination match: Strong shoves both challengers and then backs off to the floor. Strong returns to the ring and is met with a double hip toss and bails to the floor again. Strong decks Lynn from behind and chops both men. Strong runs into a double chop and bails to the floor to avoid both challengers. Strong eye pokes both men and struts. Strong runs into a double hip toss and a chop causing Strong to bail to the floor. Lynn is tripped by Strong and he lands on Aries. Strong sends Lynn into the railing and shoulder blocks Aries. Lynn trips Strong from the floor and leg drops Strong over the middle rope. Aries runs the ropes and takes both men out with a suicide dive. Aries rolls Strong into the ring and hits a missile dropkick for a near fall. Strong rams Aries into the corner and delivers a few strikes. Aries counters a powerbomb with a hurricanrana. Strong blocks a dropkick with a kick in the corner. Lynn tries for a tornado DDT out of the corner, but Strong crotches Lynn on the top rope.
Aries sends Strong into Lynn in the corner. Lynn sunset flips Strong, who tosses Aries with a German suplex leading to a near fall. Lynn gets an inside cradle on Strong for a two count. Strong eye rakes Lynn and delivers a backbreaker. Lynn head scissors Strong but is met with a kick. Aries dropkicks Strong in the corner and tries for a brainbuster, but Lynn clotheslines Aries leading to a DDT on Strong for a near fall. Aries counters a piledriver and dropkicks a seated Lynn for a near fall. Lynn counters a suplex and kicks Aries hitting the cradle piledriver. Lynn covers and eliminates Aries. Strong nearly pins Lynn with a backbreaker.
Strong chops Lynn and chokes Lynn over the middle rope. Lynn elbows free from Strong and is met with a strike to the back. Strong tries for a suplex, but Lynn breaks free. Strong puts an abdominal stretch on Lynn for a moment. They counter each other. Lynn elbows free and hits a middle rope hurricanrana. Strong plants Lynn with a backbreaker. Strong sends Lynn to the floor. Strong chops Lynn on the floor. Strong taunts the crowd while beating on Lynn and rams Lynn into the apron back first. Strong controls Lynn on the mat with a bearhug. Lynn elbows free from Strong, but Strong hits a backbreaker for a near fall. Lynn plants Strong with a reverse DDT. Strong misses a clothesline and is met with a backdrop. Lynn connects with a backbreaker and right hands in the corner. Strong dumps Lynn to the apron, but Lynn leaps off the top to hit a crossbody for a near fall. Lynn places Strong on the top rope and delivers a chop to the chest. Lynn hits a top rope hurricanrana for a near fall.
Strong delivers a jawbreaker and a gut buster for a near fall. Strong clotheslines Lynn in the corner and delivers another backbreaker for a two count. Lynn avoids Strong in the corner and nearly wins with a rollup. Lynn plants Strong with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Strong takes Lynn down and goes for a Boston Crab, but Lynn counters with a rollup for a two count. Strong delivers a gut buster and a running yakuza kick. Strong tries for a Gibson Driver, but Lynn counters with an Air Raid Crash for a near fall. Strong backdrops Lynn and delivers another yakuza kick. Strong hits the Gibson Driver and wins the match. (***1/2. I thought that was a really good triple threat match. Aries wasn’t in there all that long, really. The portion between Strong and Lynn was a lot of fun and entertaining. Strong winning the match cleanly is the kind of stuff that helps a heel get major creditability and doesn’t hurt his opponents at all. This was a really good match and effective booking.)
Roderick Strong cuts a promo and puts himself over for beating Lynn, Aries, Erick Stevens and Necro Butcher recently. Strong promises to be unstoppable. Erick Stevens runs out to the ring and chases Strong to the back. Stevens gets in the ring and questions the unstoppable comment. Stevens mentions that he’s beaten Strong twice and didn’t need to use weapons. Stevens wants a match where Strong can’t run away. On July 19th, Stevens issues a challenge to Strong for a dog collar match. Stevens promises to leave Strong in a pool of his own blood.
Scotty 2 Hotty cuts a promo saying that the three ladies with the YRR are hookers and that FIP should get an award for cleaning up the streets.
Main Event: Scotty 2 Hotty & Delirious vs. The YRR (Chasyn Rance & Sal Rinauro): Rance and Delirious kickoff the match. Rance goes to the ropes to break Delirious hold and drops to the floor to regroup. Delirious takes Rance down to the mat and keeps a front face lock on for a moment. Delirious works over the left arm, but Rance knee lifts free and tags in Sal. Delirious startles Sal to the floor with a chicken mocking. Sal proclaims that he’s not scared on the apron. Delirious scares Sal on the top turnbuckle. Sal knee lifts Delirious followed by a headbutt and a chop. Delirious scares Sal into the corner. Delirious sends Sal into the corner face first several times. Sal is ramming himself into the corner after Delirious walked away. Scotty punches Sal leading to a flop and Delirious backs Sal into the corner. Delirious kicks Sal on the knee and then makes Sal do a chicken dance. Scotty tags in and Sal chats with Rance. Scotty takes his time to play to the crowd. Scotty plays to every side of the ring and gets a good reaction for doing so. Scotty is spending several minutes doing this.
Sal eye rakes Scotty and delivers a few strikes. Sal chokes Scotty on the mat to keep control of the contest. Sal stomps on Scotty and asks the crowd who is a chicken now. Rance chokes Scotty while the referee is distracted. Scotty drops Sal with several right hands and avoids being sent to the floor. Scotty drops Sal with more right hands. Scotty ducks a clothesline and mocks Sal with a chicken dance. Scotty hip tosses Sal a few times and works over Sal with right hands in the corner. Sal backdrops Scotty to the apron where Scotty rams Sal groin first into the ring post. Scotty sends Rance into the corner and ducks a boot. Scotty trips Rance in the corner and rams Rance groin first into the post. Rance and Sal crawl to the middle of the ring and hug each other. Delirious and Scotty send them into each other. YRR go to the floor and they’ve had enough of this. Rance legally enters and Delirious drop toe holds Rance. Delirious double stomps Rance on the back and slams Rance down to the mat gut first. Portia Perez gets on the mat and Delirious taunts her. Rance decks Delirious from behind and delivers a few kicks. YRR elbow strike Delirious to the mat.
Sal keeps Delirious on the mat by stomping on his face. Sal drops Delirious with a neckbreaker for a two count. Rance tags in and works over Delirious with right hand. Rance tries to get a cover, but can’t keep Delirious down long enough. Sal kicks Delirious and hits a slow sit down splash. Delirious almost gets a three count on a rollup. YRR continue to work over Delririous in the corner. Rance tries to pull off the mask of Delirious. The referee doesn’t see Scotty get a tag and that allows YRR to beat on Delirious some more. Sal takes Delirious down with a vertical suplex. Sal sits Delirious on the top rope and looks for a suplex, but gets shoved off. Rance leaps off Sal’s back to knock Delirious to the floor. Sal delivers a standing fist drop and taunts the fans. Sal goes to the apron trying for a springboard clothesline, but Delirious counters with a chokeslam. Scotty gets the hot tag and cleans house on the YRR. Scotty forearms Rance followed by an atomic drop and back suplex. Scotty backdrops Sal, but is clotheslined by Rance. Delirious leaps off the top to splash Rance. Sal dropkicks Delirious, but Scotty face plants Sal. Scotty proceeds to hit the Worm on Sal for the win. (DUD. There was a lot of comedy and honestly this does zero favors for the YRR. Scotty is capable of getting a strong crowd reaction, but this should not have been the main event. The previous match should have been in the main event and the crowd gone home on a really good match instead of a typical comedy basic match.) After the match, Scotty brings his young daughter into the ring, who is no older than 7 years old. The commentator says “keep her away from Chasyn Rance.” She actually does the Worm really well! Now it’s Delirious to try the Worm. He flops around on the mat in a comedic matter and hits Sal again to send him to the floor.
There are a couple of solid matches on the show with the triple threat title match being a highlight, but aside from that there’s not much going on here. The main event was a bummer and was a poor way to end the show. I’d suggest watching the three way, but that’s about it. This one doesn’t get a recommendation.
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