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November 24, 2008 / Reed

Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose) vs. Dick Rick (Eli Drake) from HWA 2008

Review by Reed Benson:

This is a Last Man Standing match, and as such, it features a lot of downtime during the numerous ten counts. Prepare for that going in, and you’ll probably enjoy it more. Both guys brawl a lot; the match doesn’t even get into the ring until several minutes after the video starts. They try to throw each other off the balcony. One of them gets pushed off the stage on a stretcher. Moxley piledrives DR in the ring, but he gets up. He DDTs him twice, and he gets up both times. Moxley changes focus from the head to the leg and Pillmanizes DR, but DR staggers up. After DR mounts a comeback, Moxley manages to Pillmanize him again. DR makes it to a knee and rains punches onto Moxley’s head with a chain wrapped around his fist. Moxley falls back into the corner, which keeps him on his feet. DR, meanwhile, can’t get all the way up to his, and so he gets counted down despite scoring the final blows of the match. Clever finish, I think.

– Reed Benson

Twitter: @Hookthelegman

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