On Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 12:46 AM EST WWE Velocity Results: 10/23/04
Taped From: Rockford, IL
Commentators: Josh Matthews and Bill DeMott
Reported by: Brandon Tomblin of WrestleView.com
The 3 Dudleys make their way down to the ring, followed by the FBI and Funaki, as we get set for our first match, which will be a six-man tag.
Match 1 - The Dudley Boyz vs. FBI & Funaki
I miss the Dudleys’ pyro. Anyway, Nunzio and D-Von start. D-Von clubs Nunzio in the back a few times. D-Von tries to irish whip Nunzio, but gets reversed into a small package. Tag to Stambolli. D-Von goes to work on Stambolli as we get a “Dudleys Suck” chant from the crowd. Bubba tags in. Stambolli with a running shoulder block, then a clothesline off the ropes. Pin, but only 2. Funaki tags in and delivers a double axe-handle from the top rope. Bubba irish whips Funaki, but it’s turned into a sunset flip attempt. Bubba goes to sit on Funaki, but misses…as always. Bubba digs into Funaki’s eyes. Bubba whips Funaki into the ropes, goes for a running splash, but it’s countered into a school boy for 2. Funaki goes to the apron, but gets suplexed back into the ring. Bubba throws Funaki into the ropes and clotheslines him. Dudleys use some triple teaming in the corner. Spike tags in and delivers a double axe-handle to Funaki. Another “Dudleys Suck” chant from the crowd. Bubba beats on Funaki while he’s down, while the ref’s attention was turned to Stambolli. D-Von tags in and goes to work on Funaki with a snapmare and neck wrench. Funaki fights back up, runs into the ropes, but only to get powerslamed. 2 count by D-Von. Spike tags in and goes for Funaki’s head and neck with a sleeper. Funaki fights out, but gets clubbed in the back. Spike tries to throw Funaki into a corner, but Funaki reverses. He makes a hot tag to Stambolli. Stambolli goes to work on all 3 Dudleys, including powerslams and gorrilla presses and a sidewalk slam to all 3 of them. Stambolli with a HUGE spinebuster to Spike. Goes for the cover, but only gets 2. The FBI and Funaki then triple team on Spike. D-Von tries to help Spike, but just gets thrown into the corner where Spike is. Funaki goes up top and hits Bubba and D-Von on the outside with a crossbody. The FBI hits their Sicillian Slice double-team finisher on Spike, but the ref’s back is turned during the pin. Bubba enters the rin and delivers an elbow to the back of Stambolli’s head. Spike then covers Stambolli as the ref turns around and counts the 3.
Winners: The Dudley Boyz
They hype Kurt Angle vs. Hardcore Holly as the main event for tonight. Damn….that’s cool. Also…..Big Show will be in action? Wow….since when did Velocity turn into Heat circa 1998 and 1999?
They highlight the 8 finalists that will be competing in the $1,000,000 Tough Enough. After having to put up with the $250,000 Raw Diva Search “Contest”, I care little about this. Sorry.
They once again hype the Kurt Angle – Hardcore Holly match for later in the night. Up next: Big Show in action.
WWE Rewind: Chavo Guerrero returning to Smackdown this week to confront Billy Kidman. Looking forward to that feud, Brandon is.
The Bald Show makes his way down to the ring to face Akio, who I’m sure is wetting his pants.
Match 2 – Big Show vs. Akio
Akio tries some offense, including dropkicks and punches, but is having little or no effect on the giant. Chops in the corner by Big Show, followed by tossing Akio around and clotheslining him. Akio tries to retreat, but Big Show tosses him back in the ring by the hair. Easy gorilla press by Baldie. Signals for the Chokeslam. Seems a little one-sided, no? Chokeslam to Akio, and Bald Show gets the easy 3.
Winner: Big Show, of course.
They hype Kurt Angle – Hardcore Holly yet again as the main event for the night.
We return with highlights of the Smackdown brand’s recent tour of Italy. A good time was had by all. The FBI was WAY over with the hometown crowd.
We now get highlights from the six-man tag match this week involving JBL, Rene Dupree, and Kenzo Suzuki taking on Rob Van Dam, Rey Mysterio, and Booker T. Much speculation going on as to what Booker T will do in the match. Booker T acts as though he will turn on RVD and Mysterio, but he ends up beating the begebus out of JBL and covering him for the victory. Looks like Booker T is turning back into a face.
Kurt Angle vs. Hardcore Holly is next after the break.
WWE Slam Of The Week: Carlitto Carribean Cool spitting the apple chunks into Torrie Wilson after she refused his advances.
Kurt Angle and Hardcore Holly make their ways out for our main event….and what a main event it is!!!
Match 3 – Kurt Angle vs. Hardcore Holly
Nice chain wrestling between the two to start with. Kurt with a hiptoss and a sleeper. Holly up and irish whips Kurt, but Kurt gives him a shouler block. Holly gets up and gives Kurt a hiptoss. “Angle Sucks” chant by the fans. Kurt tries for a hiptoss off the ropes, but Hardcore counters with one of his own. Kurt charges at Hardcore, but gets thrown outside the ring as we go to break.
We’re back as Hardcore just chopped the sh!t out of Kurt in the corner! Kurt fights back and gives a german suplex. Kurt stomps on Hardcore then picks him up for a backbreaker. Kurt tosses Hardcore headfirst on the ropes. Cover by Kurt, but 1 count only. Waistlock by Kurt. Holly gets up and elbows out. Kurt then delivers an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Nice. Kurt then applies what looks to be a modified Crippler Crossface, then turns it into a sleeper. Hardcore fight out and the two start trading punches. Kurt then runs off the ropes, only for the two to knock heads and go down. Ref starts the 10-count. Both up by 9. Hardcore with a series of clotheslines and a dropkick. Pin, but only 2. Kurt goes for a German Suplex, but Angle reverses into a cradle, but only 2. Hardcore goes for the Alabama Slam, but Kurt grabs the ropes and gets out. Hardcore knocks Kurt down again and goes up top for a Lou Thesz Press. He hits it and goes for a pin, but only gets 2. Soon after, Kurt delivers another overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Hardcore. Olympic Slam by Kurt. Going for the pin, but only 2. Kurt then gets pissed and pulls the straps down and applies the ankle lock. Hardcore tries to fight out and eventually does by rolling out. Alabama Slam attempt, but Kurt rolls through and applies the ankle lock again. Hardcore can’t get to the ropes, and eventually taps out to give Kurt the much-earned win.
Winner: Kurt Angle
Kick ass Velocity!!! This reminds me of the days back when Sunday Night Heat used to be a one-hour version of Raw. If only they’d give us that kind of a show every week. Then maybe Velocity wouldn’t just be hoping to get a 0.5 rating! Anyways, great effort by everyone involved…..even Hardcore Holly, who I loathe for his bullying antics.
To anybody that thought that Akio had any chance of beating Big Show: Please lay off the Sam Adams beer. Remember, moderation is your friend.
Speaking of Akio, it’s too bad that Sakoda isn’t still around. I was really hoping to see that team hold the Tag Titles one day. They could have been a modern-day version of the Orient Express. That was a great team back in the day. They could have even had their own version of Mr. Fuji to help them cheat.
Is Booker T in line for a WWE Title Shot against JBL? I sure hope so! Booker T has more than paid his dues since arriving in the company in 2001 and deserves a chance to run with the big gold for awhile. Hell, he deserved to win it back at WrestleMania 19 last year from Triple H, but that’s a different story for a different day. Please Vince, reward Booker for all his hard work and let him dethrown the one-trick pony that is JBL.
Hope you guys enjoyed Velocity this week. I know I did. See you next week!