AIW: Bring The Ruckus

Sandusky, OH – 1.21.2010

Lince Dorado vs. Luis Diamante

This match came as a result of what happened at Absolution 4 back in June 2009. Dorado dropkicks Diamante twice. Diamante swipes away a spinwheel kick. Dorado moves out of a few strike attempts, and takes Diamante down with an alita. Dorado walks the top rope. He jumps off and drives Diamante’s face into his knee. Diamante retaliates with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Diamante stomps on Dorado and rips at Dorado’s mask. Joey The Snake chokes Dorado on the ropes while Diamante distracts the referee. Diamante gives Dorado another backbreaker for two. Diamante throws Dorado to the floor and Da Latin Crime Syndicate beat down on him while Diamante distracts the referee. Dorado comes back in. Diamante counters a sunset flip with a knee drop. Diamante stretches Dorado and takes him over with a suplex for two. Dorado gets back to this feet and Diamante knocks him back down with a lariat. Dorado fights back with some right hands. He sweeps Diamante’s legs to knock Da Latin Crime Syndicate off the apron. Dorado sends Diamante to the floor with his partners. Dorado follows out with a spinning tope. Backin the ring, Dorado comes in with a springboard crossbody and hits a quebrada for two. Diamante gives Dorado a back breaker for two. Diamante goes to the second rope. Dorado takes him off with a hurricanrana. Dorado gives him a step-up enzugiri and heads up top. Dorado hits a Shooting Star Press. Joey The Snake pulls Dorado out while K. Fernandez distracts the referee. Diamante drops Dorado with a Michinoku Driver for the pin at 7:25. This got Diamante heat with the AIW crowd which was the point of this. Seeing Dorado on this show made me appreciate him a lot more as well. **1/2

Intense Division Championship
Chris Dickinson (Champion) vs. Gran Akuma

Dickinson and Akuma trade wristlocks and hammerlocks. Akuma takes Dickinson to the mat, and Dickinson switches positions with an armdrag. Back to their feet, both guys lock knuckles. Akuma grabs a front face lock and takes Dickinson down to the mat. Dickinson nips-up and uses the ropes to armdrag Akuma. Akuma boots Dickinson and dragonscrews his leg in the ropes. Akuma keeps on Dickinson’s leg with kicks and a kneeDT. Dickinson escapes an Indian Death Lock. He tries to kick Akuma, but Akuma takes Dickinson back to the mat and applies a figure four leg lock. Dickinson rolls over to reverse the pressure and Akuma uses the bottom rope to break it. Dickinson chops Akuma, and Akuma responds by dropkicking Dickinson. Dickinson in such a way to further hurt his leg. Akuma traps Dickinson’s leg in the ropes and kicks away at it. Dickinson armdrags Akuma then gives Akuma a weak gutbuster. Dickinson is able to take over Akuma with a German suplex for two. Dickinson lights up Akuma with chops on the ropes. Dickinson drops Akuma with a Falcon Arrow for two. Akuma grabs Dickinson’s leg, and flips over so Dickinson’s leg drives against the mat. Akuma sole buts Dickinson. Akuma wheelbarrows Dickinson and rolls through into a knee bar. Dickinson and Akuma trade hard kicks to one another’s chest. Dickinson takes Akuma over with a belly-to-back suplex. Dickinson then hits Akuma with a lariat for two. Akuma blocks a pump handle slam and O’Conner rolls Dickinson for two. Both guys trade a few more pin attempts with no avail. Dickinson catches Akuma with La Magistral for the pin at 10:27. I really liked this match. They did a real good job of telling the story of Akuma working over Dickinson’s leg. Unlike some matches, Dickinson stuck to his leg being hurt and Akuma didn’t waste anytime with superfluous maneuvers. If you like psychology and hard strikes, this will deliver. ***

AIW Tag Team Championship
Christian Faith & Vincent Nothing vs. Jigsaw & Hallowicked

Jigsaw claims he’s not a Power Ranger, and he and Hallowicked did Hindu squats before the match outside the ring. I guess they took their goofy pills this morning. They look to bail, so Bryce Resmburg says they have till the count of ten to get to the ring and challenge for the tag titles. They make it back in time. Nothing throws Jigsaw to the mat, and Jigsaw retreats to his corner. Each guy flexes to show off. Hallowicked tags in, circles the ring, then tags back out to Jigsaw. A test of strength turns in Nothing’s favor with ease. Jigsaw knees Nothing in the gut and talks smack. Nothing lays in a barrage of knees to Jigsaw’s jaw. Hallowicked comes in and takes a series of strikes and a slam. Faith tags in and gives him a Manhattan Drop. Nothing tosses Hallowicked into a kick from Faith for two. Hallowicked gives Faith a step-up Frankensteiner. Faith stomps Hallowicked in the chest and down to the mat. Hallowicked hits the floor, and Jigsaw tries a crossbody. Faith catches him and Nothing blind tags in. Faith in Nothing give Jigsaw a double gut buster, and Jigsaw goes to the floor. Nothing this the ropes and Hallowicked trips him. Jigsaw runs in and tags Nothing with a leg lariat. The CHIKARA guys cut the ring in half, keeping Nothing from Faith. Nothing turns a headlock into a back suplex. Hallowicked tries to break a pin, but ends up dropping an elbow on Jigsaw. Nothing drops Hallowicked with a side suplex. Faith gets the tag and takes out both Jigsaw and Hallowicked, focusing his attack on their backs. Faith gives Hallowicked a rolling elbow and Jigsaw breaks the pin. Jigsaw lays in some forearms. Jigsaw sends Faith to the floor. Hallowicked and Jigsaw crack Nothing in the corner with enzugiri’s. Hallowicked gives him Go Too Sleepy Hollow. Jigsaw follows with a superkick for two. Nothing kicks Jigsaw and clotheslines Hallowicked. Jigsaw sends Nothing to the floor as Faith comes in. Faith grabs Jigsaw by the throat. Hallowicked gives Faith a big boot, and Jigsaw lands an enzugiri. Faith double chokeslams both guys. Faith In Nothing give Jigsaw the Project Mayhem for the pin at 11:08. This was a really fun tag team match. It seemed at the beginning Jigsaw and Hallowicked were just there to dick around. After a bit though, they really started bringing it and put on a great match with Faith In Nothing. Vincent Nothing is great, not to sure how much I like Faith just yet. Still, this was a good way to cap off the night. ***1/4

Read my review of the entire show here!

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