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By Mike Johnson on 2013-12-28 23:00:01

Papadon vs. Hijo del Rey Mysterio

Papadon worked over Mysterio early.  They did some nice back and forth wrestling.  The crowd chanted, "Where's my gyro" at Papadon since he's Greek.

They went into a test of strength.  Papadon gained control but was sent into the ropes.  He shoulderblocked Rey down and began working over his shoulder.  Mysterio came back by countering an Electric Chair into a rana.  Papadon ended up on the apron and was sent into the buckles and then dropkicked off.

Rey placed him in a chair at ringside and teased a dive, which was an old Psicosis vs. Rey Jr. spot. Papadon moved but was caught with a leaping rana into the railing.  Rey went for a springboard but Papadon yanked him down to the floor hard.

Back in the ring, Papadon backdropped Rey onto the apron but was caught with a kick.  Rey used a springboard into a head scissors takedown.     They battled on the outside and Papadon ended up in a chair.  Rey did a crazy twisting dive down on him.  The crowd chanted "ECW" and "Holy sh**."

Back in the ring, Papadon regained control and drilled Rey with a running knee in the corner for a two count.  He worked over Rey and tossed him to the floor.

Papadon worked him over with stiff kicks.  He rebounded off the ropes with a clothesline while Rey was in the sitting position and locked in a side chinlock.  Rey made a comeback and scored several two counts.  Papadon nailed a neckbreaker and an uppercut.

Rey came back with a whirling DDT after spinning about Papadon with a  number of rotations for a two count.  Papadon drilled him throat-first into the ropes.  He drilled him with a tiltowhirl backbreaker.   Rey went for a schoolboy but Papadon rolled through and scored with a kick to the face.

They battled back and forth with forearms with Papadon nailing a spinkick to the bread basket.  He went for a suplex but Rey landed on his feet.  Papadon nailed a jawjacker elbow off the ropes for a two count.  They went back and forth until Papadon scored the pin.

Your winner, Papadon!

Solid match.  The crowd didn't seem familiar with them so they were sort of watching and trying to see what to make of them, but they didn't turn on them like they did Ortiz.  Lots of good work here.  Best Hijo del Rey bout here yet, although I still am waiting for him to break out somehow similar to his more famous family members.

Hardcore Match: Balls Mahoney vs. Too Tough Tony

This match is brought to you by Lou Thesz' autobiography Hooker.

They tested each other and went back and forth with some chops and slaps.  Balls sent him to the floor. Balls nailed him with a fan's drink.  Tony caught him with a chair, a headbutt and tossed Balls into the railing.  The crowd chanted ECW.

Balls was slammed into the railing again.  They battled back into the ring  Tony sat Balls into the ropes and went for a flip onto Balls but it went bad and looked worse.

A trash can full of weapons was brought into play and Balls began beating Tony with a trash can lid.  He placed it on Tony and dropped an elbow.  Balls did his usual plunder and series of punches.  Balls whipped Tony into a corner where a trash can was placed.  He then charged and Tony moved so Balls nailed it.

Tony poured liquid on his hand, set it on fire and hit a discus punch for the win.

Your winner, Too Tough Tony!

This was exactly what you expect it would be.

After the match, Balls was pissed he lost and teased hitting Tony with a chair but dropped it and offered his hand.  He then mocked the Juggalos and went to nail him with a chair.  Matt Tremont hit the ring and attacked Balls, grabbing the chair and killing him with it.  Balls absorbed it and attacked Tremont.

They brawled up the aisle and out of sight.

They are taking an intermission as there were complaints of fans parking in the wrong areas so they want to give them a chance to move their cars. That's a first.

Sabu vs. Facade.

This is billed as legend vs. next generation.  Big reaction for Sabu obviously.

The story early on was that Facade had scouted Sabu's moves and was younger and faster.   Sabu missed a clothesline.  Facade rolled him up for a two count.  Sabu finally caught him with a springboard into a DDT.

Facade went to the floor and Sabu threw several chairs at his face.  Facade was cut off as he returned to the ring and drilled with a chair to the chest.  Sabu nailed Air Sabu off the chair in the corner and then snapped Facade down with a drop toehold into the chair.

Sabu locked in a rear chinlock.  He went for another Air Sabu but missed.  Facade dumped him down and scored a two count.   Sabu came back and sent Facade to the floor and hit a springboard dive to the floor.

Back in the ring, Sabu drilled Facade with chairs and pulled a chair out from under the ring.   He went to set it up but Facade attacked him and nailed a splash for a two count.

Facade worked over Sabu but was cut off and nailed with an Arabian Facebuster.   Sabu went to the top and nailed another one.  Sabu set up the table and tossed a chair at Facade, who went to the floor.  Sabu went to use a spike but was nailed.

Sabu grabbed a chair but Facade went to the top and hit a springboard dropkick into the chair.   Facade used a sitdown Michinoku Driver for a two count.  Facade grabbed a chair and tossed it at Sabu, then hit a Van Daminator for a two count.  The crowd booed that.

Facade tried to suplex Sabu onto a chair but Sabu reversed and suplexed him onto the chair. Sabu placed Facade facefirst on a table and hit the Arabian Facebuster through a table but Facade kicked out.  That should have been the finish.  Sabu nailed another one and scored the pin.

Your winner, Sabu!

The crowd came to see a Sabu nostalgia show and that's what they got here.

They shook hands after. The crowd paid respect to Sabu and chanted "Hall of Famer."


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