Full WWE Velocity Results - 7/19/03
Commentators: Ernest "The Cat" Miller & Josh Mathews
Report by: Keith Vinciguerra of WrestleView.com
Now this is really odd. I thought for sure that Vengeance was this weekend. The U.S. Title tournament is down to two people, weíve already seen Angle and Lesnar each take on the Big Show, Zach and Vince announced their match two shows ago (as did Stephanie and Sable), Kidman and Rey already won their #1 contender match for the tag titles. What is left to do next Thursday? A couple of insta-feuds to fill out the card? Anyway, on to Velocity.
The FBI (Palumbo & Stamboli) vs. Spanky & Funaki
Spanky starts off against Chuck and gets dropped immediately with a kneelift. He slides out of a bodyslam and tags in Funaki who hits a high cross body, dropkick to the knee and spinning head scissors. He tags in Spanky and they double team Chuck. Josh Matthews mentions Funakiís old partner, Taka Michinoku. Whatever happened to him? Have we seen him since that nasty Royal Rumble face plant a few years ago? Chuck levels Spanky with a clothesline and tags in Johnny the Bull. Spanky uses his quickness to take down the Bull several times but Nunzio distracts him on the outside and Chuck flattens him with a kick to the head. The FBI take advantage of this and pummels Spanky with power moves. HBKís brightest student finally manages to make the hot tag after being thrown into the air by both FBI members and somehow countering into a dropkick that hits them both. Funaki hits a few dropkicks and an insuguri to the Bull, but Chuck breaks up the pin attempt. The FBI tries their double team finisher (where the Bull hits a second rope leg drop while Chuck holds the opponent in a backbreaker position) but Spanky makes the save and then gets walloped by a second rope bulldog from the Bull. The FBI tries another double team maneuver, but Funaki reverses it into a double bulldog. He hits a tornado DDT on the Bull and gets the big win.
Winners by pinfall: Spanky and Funaki
Basham Brothers vs. Johnny Jeter & Matt Cappatelli
Before the match, the Basham Brothers are all over Shaniqua, licking her boots and stuff. Whoa, thatís Matt from Tough Enough? I didnít watch that season but I remember seeing the finals recapped on one of the main shows. Anyway, the Basham brothers maul the newcomers for awhile. Matt is on the receiving end of most of it, including a nasty double clothesline and a double team slingshot / bulldog maneuver called the Meat Curtain(?). Matt finally makes the tag and Johnny Jeter cleans house with a few dropkicks and an insuguri. He flips over both Basham Brothers and Matt hits them both with a springboard high cross body. Matt gets taken out with a reverse DDT and then the Bashams hit the Ball and Gag for the win. After the match, they lick Shaniqua some more.
Winners by pinfall: Basham Brothers
Flashback to Smackdown
They recap the two U.S. Title semi-final matches.
The APA give the Tough Enough winners an invitation to their Bar Room Brawl.
A-Train vs. Orlando Jordan
Albert is throwing chairs into the ring as usual. Orlando tries to throw some punches in the early going, but A-Train beats him down. Albert actually has a new strategy as he is working over Jordanís arm. Orlando finally fights back with an insuguri that drops the big man. He throws some punches then hits a dropkick and a flying burrito. A-Train hits the bicycle kick, but only gets a two count. He then hits the Train Wreck for the win.
Winner by pinfall: A-Train
Flashback to Smackdown
We see Kurt Angle beating Big Show and the Worldís Greatest Tag Team with a little help from Zach Gowen.
Dawn Marie vs. Nidia
Dawn Marie taunts Nidia before the match about Jamie and Torrie. Dawn Marie takes control early with a takedown and some kicks to the .... nether regions of Nidia. The former Mrs. Al Wilson tries a springboard something, but gets crotched and then falls into the Tree of Woe. Nidia kicks her repeatedly until she falls to the mat, and then chokes her in the ropes. Dawn Marie takes over with a high cross body, bodyslam and second rope splash. Nidia hits a DDT for a two count. She wins the match with a rollup pin using the ropes for leverage.
Winner by pinfall: Nidia