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November 28, 2009
â€“ Larry Goodman
LAST WEEKâ€¦Hammerjack announced that he was walking away from pro wrestling to protect his daughter (from Marc Anthony)â€¦Big
Dolla returned with a huge impact â€“ decimating the hapless LT Falk in the dressing room and attacking Vordell Walker in the ring â
€¦Flash Flanagan laid out matchmaker Reno Riggins with a kendo stick.
Michael Graham said SAW Commissioner Freddie Morton would address Flanaganâ€™s unprovoked attack on Riggins later in the hour.
1 â€“ â€œProblem Solverâ€� DAVID YOUNG (with Paul Adams) vs. MICAH TAYLOR
Young tried to sneak in a punch on the break. Taylor cut him off at the pass and took him off his feet. Taylor went after Youngâ€™ knee
with a vengeance. At one point, Taylor used an old style toe hold that Graham called as ankle lock. This went on for several minutes, until
Young ducked a high crossbody and Taylor mangled his arm on the ropes. He was flopping around like a fish out of water. Young limped
around and did nothing but attack the shoulder. Taylorâ€™s comeback was all punches, staggering Young at first, and then repeatedly
sending him down. Taylor got a near fall with a lariat. Young reversed a whip and charged. Taylor swiveled onto the ropes and rolled him
up. Taylor clutched at his arm after the ref raised his hand as the winner.
WINNER: Taylor in 8:10. As uncomplicated a match structure as youâ€™re going to find. For that reason, some might find it dull, but the
work was good (except for Taylor not selling the arm on the comeback) and it had a well executed finish.
A Brandy Malone interview with Scarboni Brothers aired. This was replayed in episode 117.
2 â€“ SCARBONI BROTHERS (Sonny & Vinnie) vs. J-ROD & JEREMIAH PLUNKETT
Graham said the debuting J-Rod (a star performer on the Georgia indie scene) and Plunkett werenâ€™t seeing eye-to-eye. This was the
match where Graham thought Vinnie was Sonny and vice versa. J-Rod went tit for tat with Sonny and it was all clean and good
sportsmanship, and Plunkett was hating it. Plunkett tagged in to show J-Rod how it was done. Plunkett got rough with Vinnie, but that
lead to Scarbonis playing ping pong with his face. Plunkett scrambled for a tag. (Commercial break) Scarbonis hit a double dropkick on J-
Rod for a near fall. Plunkett clubbed Sonny from behind and tagged himself in. Plunkett worked on Sonnyâ€™s back. He allowed J-Rod
in ever so briefly. Plunkett hit a powerslam, but Sonny made him miss with a top rope elbow. Tag to Vinnie for comeuppance. Plunkett
barely kicked out of Vinnieâ€™s flying burrito. Still, Plunkett refused to tag and Scarbonis hit Hot and Ready (flapjack/X factor combo) for
WINNERS: Scarboni Brothers in 6:15. Everyone got a chance to shine. Scarbonisâ€™ win was overshadowed by the dissension
between Plunkett and J-Rod.
Plunkett continued to disrespect J-Rod after the match. Plunkett slapped him. J-Rod cocked his fist and Plunkett high-tailed it up the
3 â€“ MARC ANTHONY vs. TRENT DAVIS
Davis jetted to the outside, while Anthony paced the ring like a predatory carnivore. Davis entered and demolition ensued. Anthony
crushed Davis with a Samoan Drop the likes of hasnâ€™t been seen since the heyday of â€œCrusherâ€� Jerry Blackwell. Anthony
scraped Davis off the mat and gave him another one. Anthony looked completely out of his mind. He started tossing chairs into the ring.
Two of them hit Davis on the fly. Anthony cracked one of the chairseats on the poor guyâ€™s head for the DQ. Anthony kneeled over
Davis and barked.
WINNER: Davis via DQ at 2:05. Devastation. Anthony has done some great squash matches, but between the Samoan Drops and the
chair seat finish, this was his best.
Clips of the packed house at the Fairgrounds on November 21 aired with the graphic - â€œThank you Nashvilleâ€¦See you 2-13-10 at the
As footage of Flanaganâ€™s attack on Reno was shown again, Morton said Flanagan had been fined $2500 and suspended for 30 days.
Cut to Dan Masters in the locker room with Flanagan for his comments on the suspension. â€œAsk me if I care, because I donâ€™t.â€�
Flanagan said he would do it again if he could, and he was by no means done with A-Team. Flanagan introduced the man he picked to
replace him next week against Rick Santel. It was Wolfie D. Wolfie said they had fought on the same side and tried to beat each other half
to death. He brought up the time Flanagan tried to hang him off the balcony of the Fairgrounds. Wolfie said Santel was one of those pretty
boys, and he was one of those low down rotten, stinking bad boys. Wolfie did some rhyming and said he had a cap for Santelâ€™s
dome, as they panned to a shot of hubcap.
4 â€“ SEAN CASEY (with Freak Squad featuring Lexi Pillman) vs. LANI KEOLOHA
There was way too long intro segment featuring Lexi and Sean (commercial break) Casey asked the ref to check Lani, so he could jump
him from behind. Keoloha fired back and Casey bailed for some TLC from the Freaks. Casey took some bumps, did a little clowning, and
hit a bigtime DDT. Casey dumped Keoloha, who stumbled around at ringside for a bit. Casey brought him the hardway and locked in the
dreaded rear chinlock. Casey used a dancing fist drop for a near fall. After cutting off a couple of comeback, Casey tried for his ropes
mounted diamond cutter, and Lani took it like a facebuster. Lazy back cover for two. Lani surprised Casey with a flying shoulder block that
left both men down. Lani made the full-fledged comeback, hitting the diving headbutt for his big near fall. Lexi grabbed Laniâ€™s leg and
Casey was waiting with the superkick.
WINNER: Casey in 7:05. Longer than necessary. Noteworthy only for the eerie final television appearance by Pillman, coming just two
days after she died in a car accident.
Grumpyâ€™s Bail Jumper of the Week featured the segmentâ€™s first two time loser, Cody Davis.
â€œAll he does is lie, cheat, steal, manipulate and use people, and heâ€™s very selfish on top of that.â€�
5 â€“ BIG DOLLA (with Derrick King & JT Stahr & Sista Oâ€™Feelyah) vs. VORDELL WALKER
Walker with an uncharacteristic degree of caution at the start. Dolla stuck his finger in Vordellâ€™s face. Walker shoved it away. Dolla
wasted no time dishing out punishment. Walkerâ€™s attempt to fire back had no effect. Walker went down clutching at his back after
taking an Irish whip. Dolla grabbed Walker by the throat and bounced his head off the canvas with a judo trip. With Walker already
damaged and gasping for air, King choked him over the bottom rope. Walker gamely kicked out of Dollaâ€™s cover. Dolla used a
chinlock to ground Walker and got extra leverage help from King. Walker broke free with a series of elbows to the breadbasket â€“ the
first chink in Dollaâ€™s armor. Dolla flattened Walker with a shoulder block and dropped an elbow to the sternum. Walker was in agony,
but again, Dolla was unable to keep his shoulders on the mat. Dolla reapplied a smothering rear chinlock. Walker struggled to his feet
and fired up. Dolla, this time, showed the effects and went to one knee in the corner. Dolla tried to take Walkerâ€™s head off with wild
swings and was getting tattooed in the process. A flying forearm connected solidly and down went Dolla. As Walker covered, Stahr
distracted ref Joe Williams. King then passed a foreign object to Dolla, who knocked Walker out cold with the loaded fist.
WINNER: Dolla in 7:27 with a massive assist from DKE. Dollaâ€™s status as resident monster remains intact. Walker sold his ass off
for him. The only bump Dolla took was at the finish.
The show closed with a new feature, â€œShowtime Rewindâ€�, a review of the highlights.
CLOSING THOUGHTS: This was the final episode taped at the SAW Mill, at least for the foreseeable future. I like the intimate TV studio
type ambience, but crowd was low, and if they canâ€™t fill the place up, then it is best they stay away. It was an uneventful episode for
storyline advancement. The only thing of significance was Flanaganâ€™s suspension. The backstage segment with Flanagan and
Wolfie was a fine lead into next weekâ€™s main event, making effective use of the history between them. Not so fine, was the set up of
Scarbonis as challengers to DKE. The interview was nothing special. The match left me more interested in seeing Plunkett and J-Rod go
at it. J-Rod doesnâ€™t have a lot of size, but heâ€™s lean and muscular and can go in the ring. It would be interesting to see if he can
get over in Nashville like he does in Georgia. Plunkett was entertaining as the cocky, know-it-all heel. Casey is the man without a
storyline. SAW really hasnâ€™t done anything with him since High Society disintegrated. SAW has done a great job of rebuilding the
maniacal and mysterious nature of Anthonyâ€™s character, after it got tarnished by the conclusion of the feud with â€œBoogie Woogie
Boyâ€� Gary Valiant. Dolla/Walker did a great job of telling the story. It was, unfortunately, the wrong time to tell it, given Walkerâ€™s next
television appearance turned out to be a SAW title match at the Fairgrounds. Clearly, Kash vs. Walker was not the plan for the title match
at the time of this taping. It should be noted that Graham continues to do a great job of driving home the angles on commentary. When
something big happens, like the attack on Reno being a prime example, it rarely gets lost in the shuffle.