Well, this is my first look at the Jersey All-Pro Wrestling product, so let’s see if it strikes my fancy. They open up with a “in memoriam” graphic of Russ Hass (Charlie Haas’ deceased brother) which is kind of odd considering Russ died a fairly long time ago. They then show a disclaimer followed by JAPW Champion Jay Lethal talking to B-Boy about being brought up to a level that he didn’t think he could reach. He then says after he didn’t think could get there and did, he now he wants to go beyond it because Rhino gored him after the match (I have no idea which match he is talking about). He then goes onto say how the champ normally has a target on his back, but Rhino took the easy way out and hit his back. So Lethal is challenging Rhino to see if he can hit the bull’s-eye in his chest. Pretty good promo from a guy not normally known for his promo work. The JAPW video then plays which shows a pretty hardcore promotion which is not what I thought this promotion was at all. Oh, well; it could still be good. I’m not that big of a fan of overly hardcore feds like CZW (though they picked up this year), but I’ll give it a shot.
We get some guy hyping up the show tonight where it will be the Backstreet Boys defending their tag titles against the SAT and then the SAT walks on and starts to cut a promo. Whoa, the SAT talks? Where the hell have I been? They say they proved last month who the best tag team was and tonight they will go home with the straps. They then go off on the mouth in Spanish and we go to a match.
Well, maybe not because we just get a highlight reel of Trent Acid losing the tag titles solo (split coming up, maybe) to the SATs. God damn it, I hate when shows do that. Either show the full match or don’t. I don’t like highlight reels unless you’re pumping up for another match. If you say you’re going to give us a match, give us a full one. Anyway, the SATs won with the Spanish Fly and after they celebrated a bit, Monsta Mack showed up (ROH marks will remember that name) and told them to hit the move again onto Acid, to which they did. Ok, good for them. The crowd doesn’t really seem to care and after not getting a full match, I don’t either. Monsta Mack then gets in the ring and starts to mouth off to Acid about disrespecting JAPW. Acid then pushes him out of the ring and flicks him off. Oh, that will help. Nine minutes in and I’m already horribly disappointed.
We then see the SATs cutting a promo talking about how they are the best tag team in the world. Monsta Mack then shows up and says he’s tired of people disrespecting these belts. He goes on to put over the SATs and the belts and then says he’s going to go spread the word or something to that effect and get them some challengers. The SATs then put themselves over some more and Monsta Mack says they better both defend it. So apparently, Trent Acid’s partner Johnny Kashmere didn’t show up or something to that extent which pissed off Monsta Mack. Get over it, baby. Shit like that happens all the time in every promotion.
Some trio then shows up bitching about the “Toys For Tots” show JAPW is putting on. They keep calling themselves the familia and one of them looks Hispanic, so I’m going to assume this is your typical racial/national heel group. They ask why should they give toys to these people and then say they are going to steal the toys themselves. They then refer to themselves as La Familia and talk about how they are bringing pain and then they wish the kids a Merry Christmas, La Familia style. Good segment, but the camera work gave me a blinding headache as well as the colors. Whoever produces this show should be shot.
We then see an advertisement for that “Toys For Tots” show while “I’ll Be Stoned For The Holidays” plays in the background very randomly. This is coming off like such a great promotion, let me tell you. They then plug their shows in January which will have Monty Brown on it because Monty Brown naturally sells tickets. They pump up the card and say we will find out Lethal’s opponent tonight. An advertisement for the DOI is then shown again randomly. Hmm, wonder if I can get my site on there. Better question: do I want to? To follow up all these advertisements, we get some merchandise plugging to some pretty bad death metal music. This whole episode is just giving me one big headache. Make it stop, mommy! God damn, these ads are almost thrice as long as any WWE or TNA ads we get. What the hell is your problem? Show me some damn wrestling!