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March 24, 2007 / Reed

Metro Sickness (Eric Tuttle & Jude) vs. Faith in Nothing (Christian Faith & Vincent Nothing) from 2007

Review by Reed Benson:

This is from a show held at the ECW Arena by a one-and-done promotion with a potentially offensive name. Out of respect for all the Hindus out there, I’m going to refrain from using the promotion’s monicker in this review. Smart Mark Video refers to it in the video description as “a show that we don’t speak its name.” I guess that makes it the Lord Voldemort of indy shows. They still list the name on their website, though, if you must know.

This match would be a watchable affair if not for the homophobic gimmick of Metro Sickness.Since their gimmick is that of two guys who might be gay, they’re the de facto heels to the awful Philly crowd. They do the fall-out-of-the-corner-into-a-compromising-position bit that’s so tired and homophobic, but the crowd eats it up. This is probably one reason why people seem to want to forget this show.

Faith in Nothing do show their experience as a team and dominate most of the match. Their skill pretty much keeps the match from being a complete trainwreck. Their alternating face wash kick spot is slick and brutal. Tuttle and Jude aren’t terrible when they’re wrestling and flipping. Tuttle, however, does do a couple terrible things to his legs. First, he seems to hurt his ankle on a missed phoenix splash. Shortly after, he does a moonsault from the top to the outside and lands his shins right on the guard rail. It’s so sickly notable that SMV uploaded the clip by itself for your sadistic pleasure. The good news is that Tuttle did have at least one match after this, so he must still be able to walk.

Christian Faith gets the win for his team after hitting a somersault dive to the outside and then a discus lariat on Jude in the ring. I guess I’m glad I watched it because I got to see Faith in Nothing.

Commentary by Rick Feinberg and Derek Sabato. They’re not very good. They think Vincent Nothing is Christian Faith and vice versa. They also make a few offensive comments and don’t seem to know the names of moves.

– Reed Benson

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