Review - WSU 5 Year Anniversary Show
The main event (Jessicka Havok defeated Mercedes Martinez to become the new WSU World and Spirit Champion)
What a match. For half an hour these two destroyed tables, doors, chairs, walls and each other. In the end, only Havok’s semi-conscious unfurled arm draped over the body of Martinez for the three-count was what separated these two phenomenal performers in what was without a doubt the biggest match in WSU history.
As well as looking hotter than ever, Lexus continues to impress me greatly in the ring. Her first match of the night against Rain was solid, and her second match against The Soul Sisters was fantastic. She may have dropped the tag titles that night, but expect big things from Lexus in 2012.
The Midwest Militia
The two members of the Midwest Militia who aren’t Jessicka Havok (Allysin Kay and Sassy Stephanie) had a great Uncensored Rules match against Alicia and Brittney Savage to become the number one contenders, then shocked the WSU crowd by cashing in their title shot that very night against new champions The Soul Sisters, and winning! This now means that The Midwest Militia hold all the gold in WSU, and I for one am extremely excited about this.
Athena vs Leva Bates (Athena won)
The opening match of the night was a great way to start things off. A back-and-forth match that saw some great chain wrestling and some hard-hitting strikes. These two rising stars have bright futures in this business, and let’s hope we see them back in WSU soon.
Jon Harder and Cindy Rogers’ commentary is a breath of fresh air to listen to. Both are extremely knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the sport and can tell stories and anecdotes without distracting from the matches that they’re calling, something that the Michael Coles and Jerry Lawlers of the business could do with taking a lesson from.
Nothing truly bad of note in this show. Usually this is the part where I’d bemoan the quality of the stream or various technical issues, but alas, there were none. Indeed, the only technical issues of the night came from my end (bad weather causing my connection to slow down drastically and make the show lagariffic).
Marti Belle vs Tina San Antonio (Marti Belle won)
Considering how this was hyped as a big ‘grudge match’ between two good-friends-turned-bitter-enemies, it all seemed a little tepid. It was a decent enough match, but neither woman seemed to have the fire within her that was needed for a match that’s supposed to have so much animosity.
Rick Cataldo’s dress sense
Jennifer Cruz vs Becky Bayless
I’m not going to jump on the “Jennifer Cruz can’t wrestle” bandwagon. From what I’ve seen of her, she’s effective but unspectacular. However, her match against Becky Bayless wasn’t particularly bad, but it wasn’t particularly great either, and went on for far too long.
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