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Full WWE Velocity Results - 9/27/03 (Rhyno vs. Orlando Jordan and more)

Reported by Keith Vinciguerra of WrestleView.com
» On Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 11:19 PM EST

VELOCITY RECAP

Nunzio vs. Billy Kidman
Billy Kidman gets a nice ovation from the crowd during his entrance. He starts off fast with a few hiptosses and a hurricanrana, but Nunzio dumps him over the top rope and slows things down with some brawling and ground submissions. Kidman tries a spinning leg scissors counter in the corner, but Nunzio pulls him off the ropes and drops him face first into the mat. Mr. Torrie Wilson hits a high dropkick out of nowhere and both men are down. Billy gets the momentum going in his favor with a really high back body drop and his patented Death Valley neckbreaker over his knee. Power moves are exchanged with Kidman hitting a reverse BK Bomb and Nunzio hitting a clothesline off the ropes and a DDT. Insuguri by Kidman followed by a Shooting Star Press and it’s all over.

Winner by pinfall: Billy Kidman

Flashback to Smackdown
They show Eddie Guerrero’s two matches from Thursday night. Uncle Eddie got beat on by just about every heel on the Smackdown roster but still managed to successfully defend his titles.

Crowbar vs. Sean O’Haire
The wrestlers exchange some grappling moves and counters in the early going. Both guys lay on a few woo chops and then Crowbar runs into a clothesline. O’Haire counters a suplex into an armbar faceplant and then starts bending Crowbar’s fingers. After a few more minutes of punching and arm twisting, O’Haire wins it with his finisher.

Winner by pinfall: Sean O’Haire

Ultimo Dragon and Funaki vs. Joey Mathews and Jason Porcaro
Funaki hits a few armdrags on Porcaro and tags in Dragon. Mathews enters the match and a bitchslapping contest breaks out between him and Dragon. Ultimo takes him down with a leg sweep and Funaki tags in and hits a low dropkick. The heels take control and beat on Smackdown’s #1 announcer for awhile. Funaki ducks a charge in the corner, hits a bulldog and makes the hot tag to Ultimo who promptly cleans house with all sorts of springboard moves and chops. Funaki takes out Mathews with a plancha to the outside and Dragon hits his flip over reverse DDT for the win.

Winners by pinfall: Ultimo Dragon and Funaki

Flashback to Smackdown
We see the PPV main event build-up begin as Undertaker and Brock Lesnar have it out in the ring.

Rhyno vs. Orlando Jordan
Orlando takes control by throwing Rhyno over the top rope, hitting a baseball slide and then a high cross body. Rhyno catches him with a brutal spinebuster and clothesline as the pace slows down. The manbeast continues to maul Jordan with brawling moves but misses a gore. Orlando fights back with a few Flying Burritos and a powerslam, but walks right into a clothesline. Rhyno finishes it with a gore that sends Jordan flipping head over heels.

Winner by pinfall: Rhyno




VELOCITY REVIEW

Nunzio vs. Billy Kidman
Awesome match to open the show!! But what is the deal with Kidman’s new plum colored wrestling attire? The WWE cruiserweight division is definitely alive and kicking on Velocity. Both guys showed a wide range of skills including high flying and power moves. This easily could have been the main event of the evening. On another note, how cool would it be to see a cruiserweight tournament on Smackdown or a PPV? They definitely have enough talent now.

Los Guerreros
Eddie and Chavo rule, plain and simple. I like them better as heels, but their matches are always entertaining regardless. Chavo would make a great cruiserweight champ after they lose the tag belts.

Crowbar vs. Sean O’Haire
Pretty standard match. I’ve seen Crowbar have much better matches in the past and O’Haire has better skills than the brawling and kicking we see every week on Velocity. Unfortunately, this bout involved too much punching and boring submission holds to hold the fans’ interest for long. Definitely could have been better.

Ultimo Dragon and Funaki vs. Joey Mathews and Jason Porcaro
Decent tag match. The all Japanese team is becoming more popular with the fans every week. They just need a few wins against good teams. For the first time in weeks, we didn’t get to see Funaki’s reverse DDT counter, which is one of the coolest reversals in the WWE right now. Two weeks in a row for Joey Mathews on Velocity. Is he going to stick around for awhile? It might make sense for him to become an MF’er because of his past with Matt Hardy.

Taker vs. Lesnar
Ugh. Another Undertaker title chase? Brock looking scared is just plain stupid. He beat Taker in a Hell in the Cell match. He’s supposed to be a crazy monster. He has no reason to be afraid. Since I have to sit through this feud for the next month, can I make one simple request? Please don’t bring Mean Mark’s wife into the storyline again.

Rhyno vs. Orlando Jordan
Solid main event, but too short. Rhyno controlled most of the match and his offense was pretty vicious. The gore finish was especially brutal and Jordan sold it well.

Overall, an average Velocity. O’Haire vs. Crowbar was disappointing and the main event was just okay. The flashbacks weren’t all that interesting (because I already saw Eddie’s impressive night on Smackdown and Taker vs. Brock is just plain boring). Funaki and Ultimo were entertaining in their win, but it was the Kidman vs. Nunzio match that really saved the show this week.