Credit: Tony Spivey & PWinsider
They opened the show with a title match! Bully Ray vs. new champ Chris Sabin. Bully cut a promo about being screwed out of the title, demanded a rematch before the night was over. Sabin came out and said we didn’t have to wait, he would make Bully “Hail Sabin” right now. Decent match with Bully continuing to work on Sabin’s knees. Sabin gets with win with some sort of surprise rollup. Don’t really know what to call it, but it looked cool.
Second was BFG match, Samoa Joe vs. Jay Bradley. Surprising amount of offense for Bradley, I thought. Joe is a freakin’ machine. How a man that size pulls off the moves he does, I don’t know. Joe teased the muscle buster, Bradley countered, Joe gets a pin for the win.
I have to note some of my memory is clouded by the distraction of Christy Hemme as the ring announcer. Frankly, TV does none of the Knockouts justice, they are beautiful, but Christy…wow.
Note from Dave: Who wouldn’t be distracted?
Next up, a Knocko...