I came home exhausted after the latest Melton show, and
I had two matches, and that included the lumberjack match between George
Julio and Firestarter - the feud settler between the two. But you might as
well have made it eight on eight with 12 lumberjacks on the outside!! So I
had to watch where I was going an incredible amount!
But another factor in the exhaustion was the atmosphere! It was GREAT! The
crowd got right into this one, giving the Hitman heaps and getting right
behind Firestarter. And the enthusiasm of the face lumberjacks also
helped. During the match I tried to count the Hitman down, but I was
yanked off my count by Mozart, who quickly took off to cover his tracks!
The finish came when Ang Anarchy jumped onto the apron when he saw Rohan
with a chair. I didn't see the chair, but I had to get Ang off the apron.
Behind my back, Firestarter was knocked flat with the chair. George
figured he had the match won, and took way too long to take the pinfall.
And when he did, he just laid on top of him. Firestarter was playing
possum and rolled him up. I counted three - and Melton Indoor Sports
Centre almost exploded! That was a great match, a pleasure to be the third
man in the ring for it - but I was pissed off that there was no video
camera!! And I wasn't the only one.
My other match was Steve Valek and Mike Manson. Manson constantly
complained about my counting, and it ended up costing him. He went for a
Stunner, but Valek pushed him off and on the rebound from the corner
Manson was trapped in the Tazzmission. Manson refused to tap, but he was
knocked out. I dropped his arm three times and called for the bell. Valek
- under my instructions - woke Manson up, and he was pissed off and took
it out on me. I had to get out of the ring quick smart otherwise I would
have been flattened!
Then there was the battle royal. No major hassles there, and it was me who
got into the ring to raise the arm of the winner - Krackerjack. I had to
hold the Jungle Cat and Steve Frost - the last two out - back at different
stages as they both wanted to get back into the ring. Kracker was only too
happy to beat on Frost but I kept him at bay - even when Kracker climbed
the rope as Frost was heading for the lockers, trapping me there as well.
Again, I didn't get to see all the matches beyond the first intermission.
I did see Stefan Cool and Mozart get the win over Jesus and Silekta, when
Julian James got Silekta with the Fa whilst Daniel Beaumont was occupied
with Jesus. Cool knocked Mozart on top of Silekta with a drop kick and
Mozart took the win for the team. But Mozart was still unable to get in
between Cool and James!
Ang Anarchy and Jimmy Mustang ended up fighting each other rather than as
a team in a handicap match - and the crowd took a liking to Anarchy with
his flying. Mustang was a good sport post match after he was beaten with a
splash from the top rope.
The other matches - as I am told - saw Frankie the Frog pin Insano with
the Frog Splash, and the Candy Man and Krackerjack beat the Jungle Cat and
Steve Frost when Daniel Beaumont took a shove from the Cat, and he
returned the shove allowing the Candy Man to roll up his adversary for the
victory. Rohan very quickly went to the back to get some help, and the
result was an empty locker room as the Battle Royal started. I know the
Rack Dogg defeated T-Cup (who replaced Fabio) but I don't know how.
Nevertheless, a fantastic night and a great way to finish 2002 for ARPW.
Hopefully 2003 will be even better.