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June 13, 2009
â€“ Larry Goodman
Starting with this episode, SAW TV is available for viewing at ProWrestlingWorldwide.TV.
Opening with a clip of A-Teamâ€™s despicable dismantling of Hammerjack. David Young pinned Hammerjack with the banned
piledriver. Rick Santel and Andy Douglas joined in for a pair of triple team spike piledrivers.
Cut to Michael Graham and Reno Riggins (wearing another ridiculous hat) at ringside. They had the dial turned all the way to the right for
todayâ€™s Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match between Raven and â€œBoogie Woogie Boyâ€� Gary Valiant.
Next up was a killer set of clips showing the history of the war between Valiant and â€œthe strange father and son combination of Raven
and Marc Anthony.â€� This included the infamous sequence in which Anthony locked himself in a closet with Miss Boogie.
Cut to promo by Raven with Anthony at his side. Raven said it was 12 degree weather in the mountains of Tennessee. The sound of the
whipping wind could be heard in the background. Anthony looked lobotomized. His eyes were rolling back into his head. His lip was
curled. They both looked like they were freezing their asses off.
â€œI enjoy anything that is inclement, anything that is painful, anything that is annoying, I love. And thereâ€™s nothing more annoying
than hearing someone like Boogie talking about marching across battlefields and declaring victory where victory is not to be hadâ€¦If you
canâ€™t get through the protÃ©gÃ©, how can you get through the master?â€�
Raven morphed into a campier and more bizarre version of his usual character and in essence said he was going to destroy Boogie.
1 â€“ Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match: RAVEN vs. â€œBoogie Woogie Boyâ€� GARY VALIANT
Graham compared the ring to a battlefield. The far side of the ring was fenced in and covered with an assortment of weapons. Weapons
were also strung from chains on two sides of the ring. Boogie came to the ring with a look of grim determination. Senior Official Mark
Herron banished Marc Anthony from ringside. For openers, Raven bashed Boogieâ€™s skull with a stop sign. Raven grabbed a broom
off one of the chains, swept the mat towards Boogie, and jabbed him in the gut with the handle. Raven paused to do the crucifix pose.
Boogie fired back with punches. Raven bailed. Valiant followed him out and whacked him with the remnants of a truck grille. Boogie tried
to baseball slide the stop sign into Ravenâ€™s head. Rave dodged it, but twisted his knee in the process. They battled on the floor.
Raven used the truck grille on Boogie. Raven went for a haymaker and punched the brick wall of the SAW Mill when Valiant ducked.
Raven sold the hand huge. Graham pointed out that Raven injured both of his hands in their previous match. Back from commercial
break, Reno said he had received a text from his dad informing him that the truck grille they were using came off a 1983 E-250 Econoline
van. Ravenâ€™s knee appeared to giving him major trouble. Raven slung Boogie into the fence and fell on top of him for a two count.
Valiant double-legged Raven and applied the figure four. Raven lifted his shoulder just before Herron counted three. Raven reversed the
hold and used the ropes for leverage, forcing Valiant to release it. Both men clutching at their knees in agony. Valiant threw an arm
across Raven, who put his foot on the bottom rope. Raven sent Valiant head first into the cage again. Valiant reversed a whip and tried for
the Boogie Blaster, but Raven shoved him into Herron. With the ref down, Anthony reappeared at ringside. He threw the powder at Valiant,
but he ducked and it went into Ravenâ€™s eyes. Raven grabbed Valiant and had him set up for the Evenflo, when Miss Boogie crawled
into the ring and gave him a low blow. Anthony entered the ring and took the Evenflo from a blinded Raven. Valiant hit the Boogie Blaster
on Raven. 1..2..3. Quite a scene with all three men down in the ring. They went to a replay. Valiant put on Anthonyâ€™s helmet and did a
little dancing for his Boogie Nation.
WINNER: Valiant in 7:33. About what I expected based on their previous match. As weapons matches go, this was pretty tame. It still
worked to a degree because it had good heat and they both sold everything huge. Boogie set the tone selling the first sign shots big to
establish that the weapons inflicted serious damage. The ref bump was bad. Miss Boogieâ€™s low blow was even worse. And why
would Anthony use powder of all things?
The A-Team was at ringside with Dan Masters. Paul Adams assured Masters that A-Team hadnâ€™t lost their smiles, they were
wearing them. Young said it was so hot in the building; he was sweating like a Nashville girl in church.
â€œHammerjackâ€¦you finally get to stay at home, and you get to watch the kids run around the trailer park, while your mom stands there
and holds a cup of water for you with your neck brace on. Hah, hah. Because â€œThe Problem Solverâ€� did exactly what he is
supposed to do, I took care of a problem.â€�
Adams eyes got big and he started screaming like a girl. Chase Stevens and Flash Flanagan sprinted down the ramp. A-Team made
themselves scarce. Stevens and Flanagan wanted Rick Santel and Andy Douglas in a match immediately if not sooner.
Sure enough, as the next match was getting underway, Graham announced Steven & Flanagan vs. Santel & Douglas for todayâ€™s
2 â€“ JESSE EMERSON vs. JOHN DAVIS
Reno said Davis, a cocky guy with a good physique, reminded him of a young Bart Sawyer. He said they shared a lot of the same â
€œmaneurisms.â€� Emerson displayed sound fundamentals in his offensive attack, as he twice grounded Davis with textbook side
headlock takeovers. Reno called Emerson the Bob Backlund of SAW. â€œI know heâ€™s going to take that in a complimentary way, and
Iâ€™ll just leave it at that,â€� said Graham. Davis went to the shortcuts. A charging lariat by Emerson left Davis in a crumpled heap. As
Davis rose to his feet, Emerson met him with a dropkick. Emerson followed up with a high knee. Davis blocked a vertical suplex and
called for his big move. Emerson reversed it into the Alabama Slam to get the pinfall.
WINNER: Emerson in 3:50. A fine match. Everything Emerson did was right on the money. Davis was good in his role. As a side note, my
wife said Emersonâ€™s tiny pants looked like monogrammed underwear.
Emerson was at ringside with Masters. Emerson said John Michael Worthington refused to accept his challenge for a rematch, but he
wasnâ€™t done with him yet. Emerson said he had passed his bar exam, and his first act as a lawyer was to remove the injunction
Worthington had obtained barring SAW from showing the footage of Worthington as T.J. Harleyâ€™s servant.
SIX WEEKS AGO, GLEN FALLS, NYâ€¦ Harley told Worthington there was lots of work to be done. Worthington said he wasnâ€™t
dressed for it. Harley said he had that covered. He made Worthington wear a Homer Simpson top and a pair of geeky Zubaz workout
pants from the 90s that were 6 inches too short. â€œThe Road Warriors loved this stuff,â€� Harley said. Worthington was reaching into
the crotch trying to adjust them. Harley reminisced about the weekend he spent on the farm with Rachel (Worthingtonâ€™s sister).
Harley said they f***** in a lot of different places, and was going to let Worthington know when they came across them. T.J. Harley put the
blueblood from Bellmeade through his paces. As Worthington was raking hay, Harley was pitching goat pies his Worthingtonâ€™s back.
Worthington was horrified. â€œTheyâ€™re treasures. In some cultures, itâ€™s a delicacy,â€� Harley explained. They cut to Worthington
with a bucket telling Harley he milked the cow. Harley broke the bad news. â€œYou didnâ€™t milk Sea Bass did you? That big black bull?
â€� Worthington looked sick. They cut a bathroom scene. Worthington had head in a toilet. He was begging Harley to leave him alone.
Harley informed Worthington that he was kneeling in one of the spots where he did it with Rachel. My words canâ€™t do this segment
Back at ringside, Worthington said there was more footage where that came from. He said the challenge was still open.
3 â€“ RICK SANTEL & ANDY DOUGLAS (with Paul Adams) vs. CHASE STEVENS & FLASH FLANAGAN
The good guys hit the ring and the fight was on. Santel was taking a major beating, until Flanagan backed off and started holding his
head. Graham said it had to be effects from the concussion Flanagan suffered in the parking lot attack. Douglas dropped Flanagan on
his head with a DDT. Then delivered another one. Flanagan managed to roll a shoulder was clearly in a bad way. A-Team continued to
attack Flanaganâ€™s concussed head. Reno said the commission needed to take a look at this because Flanagan may have come
back too soon. Flanagan made a tag that Herron didnâ€™t see. Back from commercial with the abuse still in progress. Santel nailed
Stevens with a cheap shot and tagged out. Douglas hit a hangman neckbreaker and made the worldâ€™s laziest cover. Flanagan finally
made the tag after Stevens gave Santel a receipt with a shove off the top rope. Douglas was panic-stricken at the sight of Stevens. He laid
Douglas out with a DDT. It broke down to four way action. Stevens had Douglas pinned with the fisherman when Young hit the ring for the
WINNER: Stevens & Flanagan via DQ in 8:45. Not much as a match. However, it worked just fine as an elongated angle. Plenty of heat.
The show close with A-Team administering an unmerciful beating on Stevens and Flanagan, as the crowd chanted in vain for
CLOSING THOUGHTS: This episode was chock full of entertaining stuff. All of the matches had the kind of heat that makes for good TV.
For a gimmicky blow off of a big feud, the Raven/Boogie match was pretty pedestrian, but I wasnâ€™t expecting anything off the charts.
The finish tied up all the loose ends, including the resolution of the Miss Boogie mystery. The finish and the way Boogie was put over on
commentary would leave one to believe he was in line for another big program. However, my understanding is that is not the caseâ
€¦Emerson is really coming on as a wrestler. Safe to say his ring work is light years ahead of his mic work at this point. That interview
was a disaster in the making the way Emerson was stumbling and bumbling through it. Masters did a great job of salvaging the
segment. Working Emersonâ€™s law degree into the story was a pretty cool dealâ€¦After a rough start, Worthington is turning out to be
far better with his acting and talking than I would have believed possible. The servant deal was absolutely hilarious if you donâ€™t mind
sophomoric humorâ€¦The main event continued to heap heat on A-Team. It got the desired effect with the crowd begging for
Hammerjack to make the save. In my book, this episode was the best one since 87, and one worth going out of your way to see.