JP Nichols on Teddy Hart, Bob Saget, and the Dragon Gate Trainwreck

Hey guys, Superfriend JP Nichols typed this up about his experience at the Friday Night DGUSA show. Dragon Gate USA ran in Glendale, AZ in Celebrity Theatre as night one of their Wrestlemania double-shot weekend.

Firstly, the results:

– In a dark match: Brad Allen won The Dragon Gate Fray.
– Yamato defeats Luke Hawx with a brainbuster. Bob Saget (Yes from Full House) was the Special Ring Announcer. The match was taped for Saget’s A&E series.
– Susumu Yokosuka and Grenki Horiguchi defeat Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw when Yokosuka pinned Quackenbush with a Tiger Driver 98 set up into a DDT
– Yamato defeats TJP with a sleeper.
– Brian Kendrick and Jon Moxley defeat Paul London and Jimmy Jacobs when they get a rollup on Jacobs. Moxley attacks Jacobs after the match. London took a really nasty spill right before the finish and it shows on his back. Moxley and Jacobs brawl and Jacobs sets Moxley up on the table outside for London to put Jon through. London and Kendrick are now in the ring talking. Kendrick is on the mic telling him that it’s not worth the cheers to do this. He tells Paul that it isn’t worth it. Teddy Hart comes out and says that London has lost his balls. Hart does a moonsault and puts Moxley through the table. London tells Teddy to do another moonsault and Teddy backflips into the ring. London and Kendrick attack Hart. Teddy is now attempting to get back in the ring and is asking where is Jack. London and Kendrick come out and are attacking him but Teddy makes a comeback and eventually dives from the ring onto them. Teddy left and London and Kendrick also leave. Hart appeared to have hit his head hard on the ground when he made the dive to the floor. Before the main event, Jack Evans returned and said that Teddy Hart is supposedly on his way to the hospital with a broken clavicle. Evans wants London and Kendrick in some form tomorrow night.
– Masato Yoshino defeats Shingo with the Sol Naciente in what was described as a great match. After the match, Jon Moxley comes out to help Shingo.
– LA PARK and Hijo De Rey Mysterio defeat Derrick Niekirk and G.Q. Gallo by disqualification after Gallo hit LA PARK with a low blow.
– BxB Hulk defeated Naruki Doi with the E.V.O.P. to retain the Open the Freedom Gate Title.
– CIMA, Gamma, and Dragon Kid defeat Jack Evans and the Young Bucks when Cima pinned Matt Jackson with Meteora.


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Brian Kendrick Axed is wishing THE Brian Kendrick well in his future endeavors.

Does this surprise anybody? This man consecutively did jobs to an over-the-hill Jerry Lawler and to US Champ Kofi Kingston in under 30 seconds. He was doomed from the minute he was drafted to Raw.

Why was he fired though?

While I may not have the definitive answer, in combining what I have heard from a few people, including people inside of WWE and wrestling journalists, Kendrick had a problem with sticky icky icky. Apparently Brian was having issues controlling this habit. Now let it be known that failing a weed test does NOT constitute a strike on the WWE wellness policy, it does constitute a fine of 1,000 dollars each time. WWE does 4 weed tests per year, so if you get busted all 4 times, you gotta pay 4 grand a year. Not exactly a good idea. Apparently the head of WWE Talent Relations, John Laurinatis (Johnny Ace) told Kendrick to stop failing tests and that even though he was paying the money out, it still looked bad to fail these tests.

Of course, this is just speculation and there is no actual written proof of this or statement from either.

Well apparently he pissed SOMEBODY off and was treated like a joke until now, when they put him out to pasture.

Maybe now we’ll see The London & Kendrick vs. Motor City Machine Guns Dream Tag Match people have salivated over.

Dear WWE – Bring Back Tag Team Wrestling

After watching The Hardy Boys take on Miz and Morrison on Tuesday night, I just kind of threw up my hands and thought, “Why don’t we get more tag team matches like this anymore?” Today in WWE, the tag team is usually used as mid card fodder, and only on certain occasions is booked like it means something, like Tuesday night, albeit on the third rate show.

I started to think of the guys who are on top today like Edge, who made his name as a tag team wrestler, and even the Undertaker, who got his break as the replacement for Sid Vicious with the Skyscrapers in the NWA. A look further shows that while Dave Batista and HHH weren’t necessarily known as tag team wrestlers, they were part of a team with Evolution and DX. Being a part of a tag team is a great way to get over, and if the teams get over big, guys can become singles stars. So why don’t we have more today?

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