NEW Wrestlefest XVI
Mid Hudson Civic Center – Poughkeepsie, New York
Pre-Match Thoughts: Not a real clue who either of these two are. I have read the names but have never stopped to actually watch them. Hopping into a “Loser Leaves Town Street Fight” might not be the best one to just hop into. Assuming there will be context I don’t grasp. No cares.
Match Thoughts: Hale Collins entering through the crowd like a total mark for himself probably set the tone of this bout in all the wrong ways. For some reason I dug it though. Hilarious how un-self aware he is. Looks like a complete goof taking it to Vik in your common around the ring “brawling”. Ripping apart his mouth in front of a fan wearing a Vik shirt. Noting, that fan wore that shirt despite Lawler, Matt Hardy, Fit Finlay, Tommy Dreamer, and John Morrison being on this show. Vik’s comeback is tremendous. I assume he is meant to be the heel but he looks like a construction worker who got stiffed on pay and has enough of this crap. Embodying “take a swig for the working man”. Vik takes off his belt and goes ham on Hale. Bloodies up Hale in a nasty way. Love me a gusher. Vik going for a flipping senton and then Hale quickly getting the win after was dissatisfying but the dude also walked down from the crowd so I’m in tears of this man existing. Almost has to be on the booking committee.
Beating the 10-Count: Probably didn’t enjoy this for the “right” reasons.