Velocity starts off with the normal package and what-not. It was kind of confusing on WWE.com though. For Heat, they had the parts listed in the order to watch them. For this show, it’s all jumbled up and I had to click around a bit to find which came first. WWE shouldn’t do that. As much as I like them splitting up the show into parts, I think they should either direct the fan in the order to watch them or just do away with the opening packages or the show in parts altogether. In anyway, Stacy Kiebler comes out for some odd reason to be the guest ring announcer. I can just feel the happiness building up inside me to see someone who has no business with a mike being the ring announcer.
Shooting Stars Vs. Full Blooded Italians
I know I called Kidman and London the Shooting Stars, but I also called London and Spanky that too, so shut up. Why the hell are they calling him Brian Kendrick again anyway? Spanky is a better name to fit his gimmick and overall, more marketable than Brian Kendrick. If you never heard of any name and never saw the guy perform at all, which name would you be more inclined to watch: Spanky or Brian Kendrick? If you’re smart, or rather have common sense, you would have picked Spanky. Anyway, this match really wasn’t as good as you would think it should be with London and Spanky in it. Well, it wasn’t Spanky; it was Brian Kendrick. Thanks a ton, WWE. The match just seemed too spotty for my tastes especially in the beginning and towards the end. The fact that London busted out a standing SSP doesn’t really help the argument of psychology in this match. It just seemed like London and Spanky were using the flips to get over rather than some actual psychology or crowd working. That is definitely not something that either men should be doing. Vito and Nunzio in here were good though. They had better tag team work, spots, and psychology during Spanky’s face-in-peril moment. Honestly, I went into this expecting the Shooting Stars to carry the match, but it was exactly the other way around which is just plain sad from two guys trained by Shawn Michaels. Finish came when London almost got the win and Nunzio capitalized on a stunned London with a quick roll-up. Vito used his boot on Nunzio’s ass to give him more leverage and let them steal the win.
Winners: Full Blooded Italians
Star Wrestler: Vito
Giving Vito a star wrestler accolade in a match with Nunzio, Spanky, and Paul London is something I never thought I would see, but I did. Nunzio wasn’t particularly bad in this match, but he had no real chance to pull any kind of offense nor did he work the crowd at any one point. Vito, on the other hand, was on the ball tonight with his offense, selling, power psychology, and heel work. He actually worked the crowd with taunts and moves with meaning rather than just flipping about the ring. Even more, the finish with him pushing Nunzio’s butt to give him leverage was gold and miles better than just holding his arm or leg. I never thought I’d see the day where I hated a Shooting Stars match, but I did. I’m still glad WWE put them back together as a tag team, but I’m straining to call this match mediocre and scratching my head as Vito was the star. Go figure.
They then show the WWE Rewind which is the segment from SmackDown! with Bobby Lashley and Simon Dean furthering their feud which I’m actually enjoying probably more than I should be.
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