Full WWE Velocity Results - 6/14/03 (Spanky, Rikishi and DeMott in action)
» On Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 12:19 PM EST
Shannon Moore vs. Orlando Jordan
The two wrestlers start out with some grappling maneuvers as a “Shannon sucks” chant breaks out. Orlando takes control with a clothesline and a flurry of punches, but Shannon trips him face first into the turnbuckles and then hits a shoulder block for a two count. The MF’er slaps on a chinlock for awhile then spinning heel kicks Jordan into the turnbuckles. He tries a bronco buster type move but the rookie ducks out of the way and Shannon crotches himself in the corner. Jordan takes over with more punches and a power slam but charges into Moore’s boot in the corner. Shannon nails a second rope neckbreaker (which Orlando sells very well) but only gets a two count. He tries something else off the ropes but Jordan catches him and hits an inverted neckbreaker (like a Stunner but the opponent is facing him instead of being behind him) for the win.
Winner by pinfall: Orlando Jordan
Flashback to Smackdown
The arm wrestling segment is shown.
Rikishi vs. Crash
Crash shows up with several copies of the new WWE magazine with Matt Hardy on the cover and proceeds to place them all around the ring. Crash tries to bodyslam Rikishi but can’t lift the big man. Rikishi bodyslams Crash easily, causing the MF’er to retreat to the corner where he picks up a magazine and looks for words of advice in the Matt Hardy article. Rikishi picks up a copy and wipes his backside with it. This enrages Crash who hits a flurry of punches and tries a sunset flip. Rikishi tries to sit down on Crash, but the little guy moves out of the way. Crash tries to Irish whip Rikishi to no avail and then the Kish nails a clothesline and a DDT. Rumpshaker and it’s all over.
Winner by pinfall: Rikishi
Spanky vs. Chad Collyer
They start off with some creative grappling holds and counters. The pace stays fast as they bounce off the ropes and jump and slide over and under each other. Collyer finally nails the first big move, a side Russian leg sweep, followed by a double arm underhook suplex. He continues the assault with a regular suplex, a running clothesline and a surfboard submission. Spanky finally fights back with a high dropkick out of nowhere and a flying burrito through the ropes to the outside. He nails a flying knee to the head off the top rope but Collyer ducks a climb up ensuguri (Miz told me how to spell it but I forgot!!) and uses the Courtesy Flush (camel clutch into a face rub in the mat into a rollup attempt) to get a two count. He tries for another double arm suplex, but Spanky blocks it and tries for his finisher, Sliced Bread #2. The newcomer throws him off and tries for a German Suplex, but Spanky lands on his feet and hits Momo’s Latch (?) for the win. The move is like a hurricanrana into a pin, but Spanky ended up sitting down with Collyer’s head trapped between his legs while holding onto Collyer’s legs.
Winner by pinfall: Spanky
Flashback to Smackdown
We see the title match between Brock Lesnar and Big Show.
Kanyon vs. Bill DeMott
Bill tells a knock knock joke and Kanyon attacks him. Bill manages to gain control for a moment with some punches but then misses a shoulder charge in the corner. Kanyon hits a legdrop type maneuver off the top rope (Bill was standing up and Kanyon draped his leg over Bill’s neck and jumped off the ropes) and then locks in a knee to the back submission. Both guys get to their feet and DeMott blocks a suplex attempt and delivers one of his own. Bill then climbs the ropes and misses a huge flying elbow. Kanyon locks in the knee to the back submission again but Bill fights back with a suplex, a flapjack, a running clothesline in the corner, and a powerslam. Kanyon blocks a punch attempt and counters into a swinging neckbreaker. He tries for the Flatliner, but Bill blocks it and nails the No Joke for the win.
Winner by pinfall: Bill DeMott
Orlando Jordan vs. Shannon Moore
Great opening match. There were lots of momentum shifts and a couple of near falls, which made it interesting. Orlando is showing more offense every week but I’d like to see him drop the boxing moves. Punching someone in pro wrestling looks totally different than boxing and it just doesn’t seem believable (even though Jordan probably does have a boxing background). I do like his finisher. Shannon sold it well and it looked pretty painful. It’s also nice to see this mini-feud carrying over from last week.
Did we really need to see the whole thing again? Okay, so I didn’t see it on Thursday but it wasn’t very interesting. I really can’t think of a single arm wrestling contest in pro wrestling that was actually entertaining. Vince looked a rather strange shade of orange. Did they paint him right before the show? But he did his usual great job of riling up the crowd and eventually when Zach fights back, he should have strong fan support.
Rikishi vs. Crash
Goofy yet interesting match. The magazine idea was really funny. This shows how a little bit of creativity can turn a squash match into an entertaining match. The crowd was totally hot for Rikishi’s dancing. He appears to have the fan support to play a much larger role on the Smackdown roster.
Spanky vs. Chad Collyer
Awesome match!! Both guys used some great offense and counter maneuvers. Collyer didn’t look at all like a newcomer in there as they worked very well together. Spanky once again showed us some innovative moves with that Momo’s Latch pin. They said he learned it from a Japanese ladies wrestler so I may be spelling the name wrong. It looked pretty cool and made for a surprising finish.
The ring broke!!!!
Okay, so it was planned all along, but that takes nothing away from how amazing that finish was. I give Big Show all the credit in the world for doing something like that. For someone his size to take a superplex is just amazing. He and Brock had to synch their movements perfectly or Big Show would never have gotten all the way around on that move. The WWE definitely gave us something to talk about for a long time and delivered way more than most of us expected from this rematch.
B-Train vs. Kanyon
Wow!! That was a good match. I’ve always liked how Kanyon comes up with new moves, even though he’s never gotten much respect in the ring. But what really surprised me was Bill DeMott. He looked like a whole new wrestler out there. He used reversals and high flying maneuvers, and his new finisher looked great. It’s nice to see that he’s moving away from the boring, brawling only style and mixing it up a bit.
Overall, Velocity was great this week. All four matches were entertaining, which almost never happens. The arm wrestling flashback was too long, but other than that I have no complaints. I am very happy that I didn’t have to say anything negative about any of the wrestlers that performed on Velocity this week.
I’ll be off next week because I’m moving and probably won’t have cable or internet access yet. Miz will be covering for me once again as long as he doesn’t get a call from the WWE saying that his application for ‘I want to be a WWE Diva’ month was accepted.
In conclusion, I hope you all enjoy the $30 Raw show (disguised as a PPV) tonight if you feel the need to shell out the bucks for it. I think it’s humorously ironic that most of the HHH haters of the world will actually be rooting for The Game tonight because Kevin Nash as champion would be a hundred times worse. Enjoy the show!!