Post by howeirdhowie on Oct 18, 2010 10:47:23 GMT -6
I apologize in advance for the anchov-like lack of detail in this report, but I'm pretty fatigued after an all-night drive home. A small, but enthusiastic crowd in the Sears Centre saw the following:
1. Samoa Joe def. Jeff Jarrett with the Kokina Clutch. Match was a virtual ironman match compared to Rockford, lasting I would estimate 3-4 minutes.
2. Jay Lethal def. Doug Williams.
3. Madison Rayne def. Angelina Love.
4. Beer Money def. Eric Young & Orlando Jordan in a comedy match. Young gave a virtuoso comedy performance, but also shocked Super Eric fans, when he revealed during the pre-show meet-and-greet that he had "killed" the wrestling super hero.
Intermission: fans who were awarded a backstage pass for being the loudest and a limited number willing to pay $50 for a pass went backstage while Madison Rayne and the Hebners signed autographs at the merch table.
5. Matt Morgan def. Rhyno with the Carbon Footprint.
6. Tommy Dreamer def. Abyss in a Monster's Ball match with help from both "special enforcer" Mick Foley and Mr. Anderson.
After the show, Foley did the $20 photo-ops in the ring, while Anderson did autographs and free photo-ops at the merch table.
With the exception of a number of seats in the last rows, ringside appeared full. The elevated permanent seats were at most one percent occupied. Celebrities in the house included Chris Sader and Johnny Thunder.
Have to mention that Don West was the hardest working guy there, as he did a running informercial for TNA merch throughout the show.
I'm sure others who were in attendance will fill in more details. I'm going home to take a much-needed nap.