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James Storm & Shane Eden vs Jeff Daniels & Chris Champion (Music City 06/03/00)

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#1 soup23

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:36 AM

Sort of a weird tag match as it couldn’t decide if it wanted to be a traditional southern tag or a hardcore match. Jeff Daniels was fun to watch as he is a sleazy looking guy that would be entertaining to see in other spots. Chris Champion looks like he tweaked too hard at the rave and had a fairly rough night execution wise with a lot of errant kicks. James Storm is really young here but looked more polished from a traditional sense than anyone else. That just leaves us with Eden who did a beautiful back body drop with great air control but also was spotty in other areas. This ends in a catfight and run ins with 3 out of the 4 competitors busted open. Gary Valiant makes a run in and goes after Daniels but gets a huge fireball blown into his face from Champion that looked really cool. Daniels beats up the referee on the outside and he is busted open. An interesting angle to look at for sure as not everything from the match connected with me but PRX was a violent faction and the visuals of the match leave a lasting impression. **1/2



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:35 PM

I got flashbacks watching this match of when I used to watch NWA worldwide on the old America One website back in like 01. I remember Jeff Daniels and Dominique being a big deal with Tim Renesto. Also remember Shane Eden being a lunatic in a Roughouse Fargo type deal. The match was a mess where it started with southern comedy and then went really violent. Chris Champion looked like he went to a party dressed like Yoshi Kwan but came back as Chris Champion. Lots of blood and barbwire. That fireball was insane. Almost Picudo like.



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 06:08 AM

Chris Champion looks bad, it’s like Yoshai Kwan has taken far too many drugs and not slept for a week!  Storm nails him with a dropkick and he was supposed to take a bump over the top rope to the outside but can’t manage it so rolls under the bottom rope instead.  About eight minutes in Champion drops Eden with a spin kick and makes the cover.  The ref doesn’t count though as the commentator informs us that there are no pins in this match, something that he’s completely neglected to mention up to this point.  He tosses Eden to the outside and Jeff ‘the Crippler’ Daniels blasts him over the head with a chair busting him open.  Champion jabs a fork into his forehead and then starts digging it into that cut.  Quality handstand into a sunset flip by Eden, but as there are no pins here, pretty pointless.  Daniels with a camel clutch and the commentator says that at least one more man will have to bleed here, so looks like this is a double first blood match.  Eden is able to make the hot tag to Storm and he unloads on ‘the Crippler’.  Low blow by Daniels and he asks their valet, Dominique, to pass him a chair.  She slides one into the ring, but Storm ducks the chair shot and superkicks it into Daniels own face and we’re all tied up as he’s bleeding now too.  Champion is back using that fork as he tries to open up Storm and an accidental clash of heads sees both men go down.  Eden cuts off Daniels as he tries to involve himself, another clash of heads and they’re also out of it on the canvas.  ‘The Ringmaster’ (as in a Circus ringmaster not Steve Austin impersonator) appears from nowhere and passes Champion some barbed wire which he ties to the middle turnbuckle.  He’s about to wrap Storm in it, when Eden regains his senses just in time and clocks DRX in the back of the head with a chair.  They wrap Champion in the barbed wire and Eden drills him over the head a chair a split second before Daniels levels Storm.  That’s opened ‘Cocky Chris’ up and Eden and Storm get the win.  Post-match is wild as Athena (I’m guessing another Music City valet) attacks Dominique, however she ends up being 3-D’d (or the ‘Double Penetration’ as it’s called here) by Daniels and Champion.  A chap called Gary Valiant comes to her aid (he’s got prior with Daniels by the sound of it) but Champion blows this almighty fireball in his face.  The ref has been busted open somewhere in here and Champion has this crazy look on his face, blood streaming down it whilst still wrapped in barbed wire.

 

After being transfixed by the sorry looking state of Chris Champion at first, and a very slow start I got right into this.  This isn’t Chris Champion of the New Breed, this isn’t even Chris Champion as Yoshai Kwan, he can’t do much, but he can do crazy, bleeding and maniacal pretty darn well.  Daniels is the glue that holds their team together and Eden is the young, good looking, very 3 Count-esque sympathetic FIP who’s got no problem getting busting open.  Ironic in how things would later pan out in his TNA run that Storm is the one who doesn’t juice.  That fireball is the biggest that I’ve ever seen in my time watching wrestling and unless there was some camera trickery with the angles and he wasn’t as close as he looked, no idea how Valiant wouldn’t have got burned by that.



#4 Robert S

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:56 AM

There sure were a lot of wrestlers called "Daniels" in the early 2000s. Christopher Daniels, Jeff Daniels, Danny Daniels, Josh Daniels...




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