ASW February 5, 2002
1. Firestarter defeated White Wolf by submission with the Burning Sensation
2. Deliciously Cool defeated King Haka & Krackerjack when Mark Delicious pinned Krackerjak after a DC Hart Attack
3. Sebastian Walker won a Cruiserweight Battle Royal which included Jimmy Mustang,
Firestarter, Frank Smooth, Fuel, Fox, JC, Mozart and Mad Dog
4. Steve Frost pinned Chucky in a Hardcore Falls Count Anywhere No DQ match after a headbutt from the top rope
5. Steve O'Neal pinned Austen Young in a lumberjack match to retain the ASW heavyweight title after a Swanton Bomb
The first All Star Wrestling Show for 2002 took place at the
All Star Cafe at Melbourne's Crown Casino last night. It was a good show all
up in the finish. I stuck a sign in front of me which read "The Time Lord
is in da house! Your time is up!" with my website down the bottom. My
triple sign was a bit boring this time around, with my old NWE sign "Hell
Yeah Chucky! We want Barbed Wire!" joined by "Hey O'Neal! Got
Water?!" and "WHAT?!"
The first half of the show was somehow missing something. It wasn't hopeless
and like December there were no real bombs. Rohan's former bodyguard, the
White Wolf, made his wrestling debut against Firestarter. Even though he got
beat he impressed me with his performance. I hope to see more of him.
King Haka was supposed to originally fight Ox, but that was delayed again
after Haka attacked Ox in a hall way somewhere during the week. Ox was, and is
acting as the bodyguard of Julian James and Deliciously Cool, Mark Delicious
and Stefan Cool. The pair were put in a handicap match against Haka (they
attacked Haka in the hallway in Ox's defence), and quickly had their hands
full with a flat out Delicious having to cope with the harka over his face.
When Haka got into trouble, Krackerjak ran out - and made the match a proper
tag match. He ended up costing Haka the match after copping a good old
fashioned Hart Foundation Hart Attack.
Perhaps the match I enjoyed the least was the Cruiserweight Battle Royal. Nine
participants, including a few I didn't know, but Firestarter shouldn't have
been in there! Luckily he was eliminated, but then Titanic injected himself
into the match, and threw everyone except Sebastian Walker out! A bit of a
cheap win for Walker - and a screw job for the others which frankly I didn't
buy. But Walker now has a bodyguard as well, and he was sending a message to
the back. Well, OK.
I enjoyed myself the most at the start of the show, when the train surfing,
head banging, Adelaide water drinking moron Steve O'Neal came out with Steve
Frost. I gave him heaps (and I wasn't the only one) and when Krackerjak came
out to say his piece he was jumped by the pair. Austen Young came out to put a
stop to it.
But the second half of the show was terrific. Obviously I was disappointed
with Chucky getting pinned by Frost - mind you he got belted with O'Neal's
title belt. But the match was a typical hardcore bash fest Chucky style! It
was a falls count anywhere contest, and the match made it's way around the
crowd, with the only potential ending when Frost put Chucky in a boston crab.
The two big holy [oops!] moves were when Chucky went sailing over the top rope
as Frost ducked, and smashed the commentary table, and when the pair climbed
the small scaffold over the wrestler's entrance, and Chucky fell off through a
table!! The fans preferred the first one, but I preferred the second.
The main event lumberjack match was also a beauty as both O'Neal and Young
worked their butts off. Jim Demirov threw Frost away from ringside (Victorian
lumberjacks only - then why was the White Wolf allowed to stay [he's from
South Africa!]?). I loved Krackerjak's outfit - literally a lumberjack! The
Bulldog turned on Young, and as a free for all started amongst the
lumberjacks, Frost snuck back and powerbombed Young. Chucky ran in (he wasn't
a lumberjack) and made him pay but as I watched that battle, O'Neal pinned
Young to retain his title. After clearing the ring, Krackerjak and Chucky
joined Haka in another harka - but Chucky gave up early and gave a Greek style
dance instead around the other two!
I met a few of the wrestlers after the show, and I have to say I found Steve
O'Neal to be a good bloke. And look out at the next show! We have a agreement
to have a nose to nose! *Evil Laugh* Oh I'm going to milk that for all it's
ASW is shifting to Sundays with the next show on March 10. I hope cricket
umpiring doesn't get in the way. That's finals weekend.