AIW: Jack of All Trios Tournament, Night One

Cleveland, OH – 4.9.2010

Jack of All Trios Opening Round Match
The Homeless Handicap Connection (Hobo Joe, Gregory Iron, & Robert Paulson) vs. Da Latin Crime Syndicate (Luis Diamante, Joey The Snake, & K. Fernandez)

Diamante lays in some shots to Iron, and Iron comes back with a hip toss. He takes the Snake down with a headscissors, then takes Diamante over with a hurricanrana. Iron beats on Fernandez and tags in Joe. Joe and Iron slam all three members of DLCS in the corner. Iron splashes them, then Joe wheelbarrows Iron into a spear in the corner. They do this once more. Joe and Paulson give Fernandez a double pit stop. Diamante doubles clotheslines them down, then takes Iron down with an STO for two. Iron gets trapped in the corner of DLCS and beaten down by all three guys. Iron hits a tornado DDT on Diamante, but Fernandez cuts Iron off and drags him back to their corner. Iron rolls through a clothesline and tags in Paulson. Joey kicks him and hits a flipping DDT. Fernandez hits a splash, and Diamante hits a top rope knee drop. Essentially, DLCS have replaced Iron with Paulson. Paulson hits a BTS variation on Fernandez. Diamante and Joe tag in. Joe takes out all of DLCS. Diamante and Paulson exchange punches on the floor. Joe comes off the second rope and misses a leg drop. Diamante and Fernandez hit a tandem powerbomb/backcracker on Paulson to score the win at 8:46. This was sloppiness all around and not many people got into this. Not a great effort to pop off the show. 3/4*

Jack of All Trios Opening Round Match
The Mustache Militia (Marion Fontaine, Super Oprah, & Southside Sinclair) vs. The Young Studs (Bobby Beverly, Eric Ryan, & TJ Dynamite)

The Studs are accompanied by their manager Aaron Bauer. The Militia get right in the faces of the Studs. They duck triple clotheslines from the Studs and nail them with headbutts. Beverly whips Fontaine in the corner. Fontaine trips him and Oprash hits a cannonball senton. Beverly begs for mercy from Fontaine. Fontaine punches him. Sinclair reaches him his tights and pulls out…ummm…fudge. He chops Beverly and the referee does nothing. No, I’m not joking. Fontaine and Oprah take down Ryan. Oprah shoves a tampon into Ryan’s face. Wow. Ryan tags in Beverly. Fontaine hits two flying assholes. Ryan hits a German suplex with a superkick assist from Beverly. The Studs then beat on Fontaine for awhile. Fontaine comes back with a flying double axe handle on Beverly. Oprah interjects and clotheslines Dynamite to the floor. She follows to the floor. Ryan tries a rana, but Oprah slams him into the guardrail multiple times. Beverly comes in and schoolboys Sinclair. He holds the tights to get the pin at 10:25. This was a strange match. I liked most of the wrestling, but the comedy took it away. If it was straight wrestling this would have been so much better. As it was, it was only okay *

Jack of All Trios Opening Round Match
The Pleather Platoon (Corey Winters, Ben Fruith, & Dave The Potato) vs. Blackballed (Lamont Williams, Randy Smith, & “Kano” Josh Emanuel)

Shawn Blaze was Smith’s old ring name, but he insists on being called by his real name. Blackballed consists of people who were all kicked out of AIW at one time. Smith shoves Winters. Winters takes down Smith with a flurry of offense, but Smith cuts him off with a series of kicks. Smith wrenches on a headlock. Smith blasts Winters in the face with a hard right punch, and he goes to the floor. In come Fruith and Emanuel, however everyone’s checking on Winters on the floor. Fruith applies a headlock and Emanuel shrugs him off. Fruith dropkicks Emanuel in the back. He lays in some forearms and hits a flying knee strike. Fruith heads up top and lands a Thesz Press. He heads up top again as Emanuel looks annoyed. Emanuel catches him with a series of hard strikes. Emanuel goes up and drives Fruith’s head into the top turnbuckle. Potato tags in because Emanuel said he would kill him if he didn’t. Williams tags in and throws Potato to the mat by his neck. Potato doesn’t back down and armdrags Williams over. Williams blocks a drop toe hold but misses a boot in the corner. Potato lays in some shots to Williams’ back. Williams chops Potato hard in the chest. Williams sizes up the Potato and nails him in the head with a hard kick. Williams beats on Potato on the floor, including dropping him head first on the floor. The bell rings as the referee stops the match at 9:50. Blackballed takes it. Well I don’t know why this wasn’t a disqualification, or why AIW even let a team of guys who bad mouthed them back in the tournament, but the match itself served it’s purpose well enough I guess. *

Blackballed has a noose around the Potato’s neck, but Alpha Beta Duke and John Thorne hit the ring and chase them away. This leads right into…

Jack of All Trios Opening Round Match
Alpha Beta Duke (The Duke, Nick Belushi, & John Thorne) vs. Team LWA Showcase (Pierre Abernathy, Evan Gelestico, & Gary J.)

The same people who tried to ruin King of Trios 2009 are looking for a tournament spot this year. It’s a fun story. As the LWA guys are jaw-jacking with the fans, Alpha Beta Duke attack them. Davey Vega accompanied the LWA guys, and even he gets his fair share of shots. A female fan twists Gelestico’s nipples! The Duke brings Gary J back in the ring. He takes down Gary with a side Russian leg sweep. Duke takes Gary over with a double underhook suplex. Belushi brings in Gelestico. Alpha Beta Duke hit stereo spinebusters. They then Giant swing both guys into each other. Belushi drops Gelestico with a delayed vertical suplex. Thorne slams a beer into Abernathy’s head on the outside. Belushi hits another vertical suplex on Gelestico. On the floor, Gary throws Duke’s head into the ring. Abernathy whips Thorne into a jump-up ace crusher from Gelestico. Gary J hits a flip senton onto Duke on the floor. The LWA keep Alpha Beta Duke out of the ring by tapping Thorne in their corner. Vega gets in a few shots as well. Thorne sunset flips Gelestico, but Gelestico turns over into a crossface variation. Thorne trades forearms with Abernathy. Abernathy goes to the eyes, but Thorne drops him with a facebuster. The Duke tags in and lays out Gary J. and Gelestico. Abernathy screams when he sees Duke, and Duke punches him. Duke drops Gary J. crotch first on the top rope. Duke splashes Abernathy and misses one on Gelestico. Vega comes in with a flying kick. Belushi breaks up the pin. Thorne boots Abernathy. Duke scoops up Gary as Belushi scoops up Gelestico. They slam them right by Abernathy, and thorne hits a trifecta of double stomps on them. Belushi comes off the second rope with a quebrada and pins both Gary J and Gelestico for the pin at 11:02. This was a nice way to get Alpha Beta Duke and Thorne over, by decimating the team everyone hated. For the most part everyone did a pretty good job, but this wasn’t real exciting or anything. *3/4

Jack of All Trios Opening Round Match
Da Soul Touchaz (Marshe Rockett, Acid Jaz, & Willie “da Bomb” Richardson) vs. Team CLASH Wrestling (Cameron Skyy, Tommy Treznik, & Dave Manzo)

Treznik cuts a promo says that Manzo has way more dance cred, and Manzo shows off what he’s got. Jaz starts to hype the crowd when Manzo attacks him from behind. Jaz. Jaz fights back and Manzo retreats to his corner. Skyy tags in as does Rockett. Rockett obliterates Skyy with chops. Rockett hits a few offensive maneuvers, and Skyy tags in Treznik. Richardson comes in and uses his size to take down Treznik. Treznik applies a side headlock and Richardson backdrops him. Treznik holds onto the headlock. Trenzik lays in some forearms. Richardson drops Treznik bottom first on the mat, and his partners break up the pin. Rockett and Jaz come in and take them down. Rockett dropkicks Manzo and lands a leg drop. Treznik kicks Rockett in the back and holds him on the middle rope. Manzo hits a bottom splash as Skyy distracts the referee. Rockett gets bullied by the CLASH team, but Rockett escapes with an enzugiri to Manzo. Richardson and Jaz both get tagged in and slap the crap out of Skyy. He gets knocked down. Jaz splashes Manzo in the corner, and Richardson follows with a Pounce. Jaz gives Treznik the Swiss Mist and an STO. Skyy breaks the pin and gives Jaz an inverted slingblade. Rockett drops Skyy with an ace crusher. Treznik gets nailed with a right hand by Richardson. Rockett hits a swanton, Jaz hits a frog splash, and Richardson drops a big leg drop form the top rope to score the win at 12:07. Really fun ending stretch there, and the match was pretty good otherwise. A refereshing change of pace from the otherwise drab first round thus far. **1/2

Jack of All Trios Opening Round Match
Team Beyond (Jonny Mangue, Chase Burnett, & Zane Silver) vs. The Jack of Love (Jack Verville, Chest Flexor, Jefferson Saint)

Jack of Love jump Team Beyond before the bell. Beyond ditch to the floor and hide under the ring as the Jack of Love celebrate their attack. They go to the floor wondering where they went. The Beyond guys come back in and hit double dives. Burnett fakes the dive, and Verville attacks him. Burnett attempts a roll-up for two. Verville knees in the gut. They leave and Flexor lays in knee strikes to Mangue in the corner. Mangue fires up by ramming his head into the corner. Flexor kicks him in the gut a few times, and Mangue comes back with a splash in the corner. Mangue drops Flexor with a Samoan drop. Flexor and Mangue trade strikes. Silver trips Flexor and Saint trips Mangue. Silver kicks Saint down to his knees and in the chest. Silver land an armdrag. Saint lands a Manhattan drop and takes Silver over with a big lariat. The Jack of Love isolate Silver in their corner. Burnett finally tags in and lands a double knee drop off the top rope. He kicks Verville in the corner, and Flexor drops him with a suplex variation for two. Mangue and Silver look to double team Flexor but Saint stops them. Jack of Love hit triple DDT’s on Team Beyond. Mangue fires right up and clotheslines both Verville and Flexor down. Saint chop blocks Mangue and applies a figure four leg lock. Verville and Burnett both springboard in with stereo splashes to different people. Flexor throws Silver to the corner. Silver comes back and throws Flexor into Verville. Burnett and Silver pull off a basement dropkick/hurricanrana combo. Saint and Burnett trade shots. Saint wheelbarrows Burnett into a powerbomb/lungblower combo. Mangue breaks the pin and beats on Flexor. Silver gives Saint a spinning back kick and whips Saint to the apron. Silver springboards into a flip kick to Saint, sending Saint to the floor. Silver hits a chinbreaker on Verville and Burnett gets a skull buster. Mangue hits a sit-out choke bomb and Flexor breaks the pin. Silver takes Flexor down, and comes off the top with a missile dropkick. Mangue and Silver hit a wheelbarrow lungblower combo, and Burnett follows with a springboard double knees for the pin at 9:54. Real good match with the Beyond guys really looking good. I like Saint’s stuff, but I thought Flexor and Verville had more time to shine which I appreciated. **3/4

Jack of All Trios Opening Round Match
Team No Mercy (Toby Klein, Chris Dickinson, & Tommy Mercer) vs. Team IWA East Coast (Madman Pondo, Zac Vincent, & Elkview Adam)

Klein knocks Vincent down, but Vincent comes right back with a hip toss and armdrag. Klein throws Vincent down with the same moves. Vincent and Klein reach a stalemate. They shake hands, and Klein bites Vincent’s hand. Klein hairmares Vincent into the No Mercy corner. Mercer helps Klein toss Vincent onto Pondo and Adam (who were knocked off the apron). Dickinson goes to the floor and lays in shots to Pondo. Mercer knocks Vincent down with a back elbow and stalling vertical suplex. Adam and Klein are also brawling on the floor. Vincent spears Mercer in the corner. Mercer swipes Vincent away when he attempts the dropkick, and smacks Vincent in the face with a hard kick. Mercer goes to the floor. Klein comes off the second rope with a back senton to Adam. Klein and Adam go the floor via a Cactus clothesline. Dickinson is whipped off the ropes by Pondon. Dickinson tries to knock down Pondo and does with a spinwheel kick. Adam looks to cut off Klein’s finger with wire cutters, and Dickinson knee drops a chair on Pondo’s leg for two. Pondo clotheslines Dickinson down and suplexes him on a set-up chair in the middle of the ring for two. Pondo sits Dickinson on the chair and goes up top. He comes off with a back splash onto Dickinson, and Klein breaks the pin. Dickinson escapes a side slam and gives Pondo an ace crusher onto a stop sign. Dickinson tags in Mercer. Pondo low blows him behind the referee’s back and blasts him in the face with stop sign. Vincent comes in and continues the beatdown on Mercer. The IWA guys beat down on Mercer until Mercer drops Vincent on his face with a spin-out facebuster for the pin at 11:22. Real fun, crazy tag match with all these guys doing some fun stuff. The fans ate it up as well, and I think the right team won. ***

For our next match, one of the participants is unknown. Team Oreo come out, and then Shiima Xion and Façade come out with a very attractive young lass. Xion says that Façade said they needed a third member, and since Xion thought he meant something sexual, he found this girl on Craig’s List. Façade then introduces their third member, AIW regular Corvis Fear.

Jack of All Trios Opening Round Match
Team Oreo (Johnny Gargano, Flip Kendrick, & Louis Lyndon) vs. Psycho Sexual Panic (Shiima Xion, Façade, & Corvis Fear)

PSP attack Team Oreo as they pose on the ropes. They take to the floor, and Kendrick stays in the ring with Xion. Kendrick takes him down with a headscissors and hits a standing cancun tornado splash. Kendrick springboards with a dropkick, sending Xion to the floor. Kendrick follws with a Foxberry Flop. Fear and Lyndon go in the ring. Fear blocks some offense from Lyndon, but Lyndon sends him to the floor with a headscissors. Lyndon pescado’s over into a hurricanrana. Gargano and Façade trade sole butts. They trade waistlocks. Gargano boots Façade in the face. Façade comes back with a leg lariat. Gargano kicks away a Façade and hits a jump-up neckbreaker. Xion comes in. Gargano kicks him in the face. Kendrick and Lyndon give him double dropkicks. Gear throws Lyndon and Kendrick to the floor. Gargano forearms Fear. Fear back elbows him down. Fear beats on Kendrick. PSP celebrate in the ring, and Lyndon comes off the top rope with dropkicks to Fear and Xion. Façade hits a spinwheel kick. Lyndon sends Façade to the floor. PSP continue their onslaught on Lyndon, keeping him from his partners. Kendrick gets the tag and takes down Fear and Façade. Xion dropkicks Kendrick to the floor. Gargano brings Xion to the floor and pops off the ropes with a clothesline. Lyndon hits an Asai moonsault onto his partners and Xion. Façade springboards off Fear to the top rope, and senton’s onto everyone. Fear looks for a dive, but Gargano cuts him off with a slingshot spear. Xion sends Gargano out. Lyndon gives him a jump up boot. Fear gives Lyndon a shoulder to the mid-section. Kendrick lands a tornado DDT. Kendrick goes up top, and Façade tight-walks the top rope and kicks Kendrick to the floor! Façade kicks Lyndon in the side of the head. Façade stomps away on Gargano. Kendrick and Lyndon hit a double enzugiri while Gargano hits a superkick. Fear and Xion break the pin. Xion tombstones Kendrick. Fear hits a moonsault dropkick onto Kendrick’s head, and Lyndon breaks the pin. Xion drops Lyndon face first on his knee, and Façade slingshots into a springboard bulldog. Fear splashes Lyndon for two. Kendrick pushes Façade into the crowd as he hops onto the guardrail. Fear headbutts Lyndon and looks for the Joker Driver. Gargano drops Fear into the Uniquely You. Kendrick capitalizes by hitting a sky twister press from the top rope for the pin at 12:51. Really great match to cap off Night one, with Team Oreo looking like the strong favorite to win. All three guys on PSP also brought the goods and made for a fun main event. ***1/2


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