The Sassy Way
May 5, 2008
A short while ago, a friend on one of the many wrestling
forums I frequent, pointed me in the direction of this site:
I decided to take a look and found several wrestling shows
that I can’t get locally. I
decided to give them it a try. I am
beginning my review of the shows at the above site and…first up
All Star Wrestling
This is the link to watch the actual show: http://www.thesuperstation.tv/saw.html
40, April 13, 2008
NOTE: This appears to be a weekly show. I had not seen the
show or heard about SAW until I went to the Superstation site.
For a weekly local wrestling show, I have to say that it was worth the
watch. The matches are a little on
the short side but the feuds are realistic and what real wrestling is all about.
The announcers are Michael St. John and Jack Johnson.
Tag Team Title Match
Lennox Lightfoot, 6’0, 220 lbs.
Indian Outlaw, 6’4”, 245 lbs.
Of Tribal Nation
SAW Tag Team Champions
Hammerjack, 6’3”, 250 lbs.
Matt Dillinger, 6’2”, 240 lbs.
Of TVA (Tennessee Violence Authority)
With Paul Adams
Referee: Ricky Bell
Match time: 7 minutes
and new SAW Tag Team Champions
Hammerjack with the use of his sledgehammer
& Matt Dillinger
After the match, Lightfoot is down in the ring from the
sledgehammer blow. Help is called
for to tend to him in the ring. The
referee also took a hit in this match, which gave the bad guys time to use a
foreign object to win the match.
When someone named Hammerjack appears with a sledgehammer and
someone named Matt Dillinger appears with a pool cue, you can rest assured it
may not be a pretty match. Lightfoot and Outlaw worked a decent match for the
time allotted against two non-wrestling opponents.
I was a little unhappy they lost the titles.
Damian Adams, 5’9”, 202 lbs.
Playboy Scott Hayes – No Stats
Time: 5 minutes
and still SAW Champion
Adams with a super kick
**I am not certain this was a match for the title belt.
While Hayes didn’t have a bad match, there is something
about Adams that I like to see in a wrestler. There was a lot of wrestling
involved unlike the first match of the show.
Big Rig Bully, No Stats
Chris Eckos, 5’8”, 170 lbs.
Time: 4 minutes
Chris Eckos with a roll up
Bully does an airplane spin and makes himself dizzy.
Both of these opponents could wrestle with Bully being a
little lax in keeping with the rules of the match.
In what appears to be a commercial, individual real life
murderers names are shown and now there is Frank Malone…coming soon to SAW. He
certainly has the look that should scare his opponents.
Michael St. John is interviewing TJ Harley who says he was
honored to lose his title to Damian Adams but Rob Roy McCoy interrupts.
Commissioner Freddie Morton appears and makes an official match.
TJ Harley, 5’10”, 230 lbs.
Rob Roy McCoy, 6’0”, 230 lbs.
Time: 7 minutes
Roy McCoy with a chicken wing/inverted grapevine
After this match, McCoy puts Harley back in the submission
hold and refuses to release him until several of the ring workers and the
Commissioner enter the ring. McCoy tells Damian Adams that he is next.
Both of these men were also wrestlers but McCoy wanted to
spend a little more time fighting and inflicting pain on his opponent.
St. John and Johnson are talking while a still downed TJ
Harley is being tended to in the ring. Big Rig Bully interrupts the conversation
to let everyone know what a raw deal he has gotten in SAW.
Arrick Andrews, 6’0”, 230 lbs.
Rick Santel, 5’11”, 205 lbs.
With Paul Adams
Time: 5 minutes
Andrews by disqualification
Before the match is over, the TVA (Dillinger & Hammerjack)
hit the ring to beat down Andrews. The
referee rings the bell and awards the match to Andrews. Boogie Woogie Boy
appears to assist Andrews but it is 5 on 2 until Indian Outlaw appears from the
back. Outlaw has been handcuffed and has had his mouth taped but he manages to
enter the ring and clear the bad guys out to the floor.
I liked Andrews ring work and Santel did a good job. The
match was a little too short and, although the run in extended the time of the
match, it cut one on one action between the two wrestlers.
While this is not your average weekly wrestling show on
national television, it is great insight into the work of wrestlers you don’t
often get to see. If you have never seen a down home style wrestling show or if
you miss seeing the old time wrestling shows, I recommend that you watch SAW.
Visit their website for information on how to see their
events live and how to view more of their videos on YouTube.
NOTE: Personal stats taken from SAW website.