KSR’s own Shannon The Dude lost (or won, if you ask him) a controversial wresting match in the OVW over the weekend. The video now has over 10,000 views on YouTube and you owe it to yourself to watch it if you haven’t already. I’ve seen it twice and I’d like to share some observations from it all.
1. The Mic Check is a vicious move.
One of Shannon’s big moves was the Mic Check, a two-handed flying punch from the turnbuckle, which he landed on the wounded Tyler Matrix. I like the name of the move, but I think he missed a good opportunity to play around with some STD wordplay there.
2. He did lots of trash talking.
“Tyler Matrix says he is one of the best wrestlers in the country. The only problem is, all his fights are in the city!”
Shannon really embraced the villain role. I think he found his true calling in life.
3. Please take a moment to appreciate the woman chugging her drink in the front row.
Go to the 3:37 mark in the video to watch a woman pound a drink in the front row during Shannon’s entrance. Is it a Mountain Dew? Is it booze? It’s booze, right?
4. The chalk throw could use some practice.
It was a good idea and he hid it well, but the execution of the throw wasn’t the greatest. Stick to Mic Checks.
5. Those backhanded chops looked painful.
Shannon can expect to have Tyler’s hand print on his chest for at least the next week. At least he’s okay though. I would’ve cried and quit the match right there.
See it all for yourself: