House Of Hardcore…Oct. 6, 2012. Mid-Hudson Civic Center: Poughkeepsie, NY. I was there! This was Tommy Dreamer’s debut of HOH and what a way to start it off! This was one of the better live events that I’ve been to. Tommy knows what it takes to make a great show after being part of several himself throughout the years. I don’t need to give a history lesson here on Tommy Dreamer…everybody knows him. This DVD was put out by RF Video and low and behold, this actually worked and didn’t mess up like my other RF Video release.
I have a complaint before I get to the gravy. The music on this absolutely sucks! I knew I wasn’t going to hear the original songs due to not having the licenses but this was bad. When The Sandman comes out…we expect “Enter Sandman”. When Spike comes out…we expect “Highway To Hell” and so on. They put this generic junk so loud(to cover up the music the wrestlers did use) that you can barely hear the commentators talk!
Alright enough nitpicking. Here’s a list of the matches and results:
- Shawn Davairi def. Crowbar
- Doring & Roadkill beat The FBI (Guido & Mamaluke)w/ Sal E. Graziano
- Jazz def. Winter
- Anthony Nese beat Alex Reynolds. Special Guest Referee: Mikey Whipwreck!
- Scott Steiner (w/ Rick) beat Luke Gallows (w/ Eddie Kingston)
- Chris Mordetzky beat a “fan” in the Masterlock Challenge. Then hometown boy Hale Collins came out and they made it an impromptu match which Collins lost due to interference by a masked man.
- Rhino beat Sami Callihan
- Big Daddy V beat up some Ham & Egger(I think that was his name actually) and another bum until Spike Dudley came out and gave him the acid drop.
- Adam Copeland (FKA Edge) cut a promo and was the special guest ring announcer for the next match
- Paul London & Brian Kendrick beat The Young Bucks
- Carlito beat Mike Knox and Tommy Dreamer(C)to win the FWE Heavyweight Title – Raven & Sandman come out
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody sweat as badly or as much as Luke Gallows! Not even the Big Bossman!
Anthony Nese is a great wrestler. I’d like to see him on more events.
I miss ECW. The original, not the crappy WWECW!!
Rhino & Sami Callihan are unbelievable! Need both of them on every show I go to! Worth a shot anyway.
The Mid-Hudson Civic Center was where the Heenan Family(Big John Studd & Ken Patera) cut Andre The Giant’s hair! Also, where Miss Elizabeth made her debut with the Macho Man! Rich in history.
When you are picked from the crowd to be a part of the Masterlock Challenge, don’t hop over the barricade like an old pro and then wipe your feet before you get in the ring. You may just look like a plant in the crowd! The fans yelled “Bullsh*t!!”
Edge is cool.
London & Kendrick vs. The Young Bucks should have been longer!!
Tommy Dreamer is The Man! (Live Note:He’s talked to me and my friends enough that he recognizes us and he went out of his way to thank us for making it to the show. Class act.) THANK YOU TOMMY!!! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP CLAP CLAP!!
Special Features include all the promo spots about HOH . A great one by Sami Callihan and one by Vik Delicious (who was banned from wrestling in Poughkeepsie…I’d imagine he was the masked man that interfered in the Hale Collins match). Overall, the show was great, the DVD was almost great, and a fun time was had by all.
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