DVD Review: WSU Raining Misery
Taped: October 3, 2009
Featuring: Missy Hyatt, Malia Hosaka, Angeli Orsini, Amber O’Neal, Mercedes Martinez, Portia Perez, Rain, Jana Malene, Hailey Hatred, Jessicka Havok, Alicia, Cindy Rogers, Luscious Latasha, Becky Bayless, Sassy Stephie, Rick Cataldo, Brittney Savage, and Lea Morrison.
Matches on this DVD:
- Cindy Rogers vs. Sassy Stephanie (7:42)
- Alicia & Becky (w/Missy) vs. Brittney Savage & Rick Cataldo (8:18)
- Amber O’Neal vs. Malia Hosaka (9:32)
- WSU Spirit Championship Match:
(c) Latasha vs. Jana vs. Lea Morrison (5:45)
- WSU World Title #1 Contender Match:
Rain vs. Portia Perez (10:42)
- WSU Tag Team Title Match:
(c) Jessicka Havok & Hailey Hatred vs. Angel Orsini & Mercedes Martinez (16:45)
(Photos By Wrestlin Wally)
WSU Raining Misery began with a recap of the ending events of WSU Excellence between Rain, Jessicka Havok, Hailey Hatred, Portia Perez, Angel Orsini and Mercedes Martinez. (See: WSU Excellence Review)
Up next was a promo from Sassy Stephie, followed by one from “The Definition of Technician” Cindy Rogers, saying that she was going to make Sassy tap out.
Match Number 1:
Cindy Rogers vs Sassy Stephanie
Like WSU Excellence, this was another technical match from Cindy Rogers. The ladies began with a tie up, followed by nice reversals. Sassy Stephie did a great job holding her own in this match, as with getting the fans involved. In this match, you will almost forget that Sassy began wrestling in 2007, giving up a good 6 years to Cindy Rogers, who began wrestling in 2001. The finish came with Cindy getting a Russian legsweep on Sassy, followed by a Rear naked choke submission.
Winner: Cindy Rogers at 7:42
Post-Match: John Fallon Jr did a ringside interview with Cindy in which she said that she would be working her way up to the top.
Missy Hyatt, Becky Bayless and Alicia then made their way to the ring. Alicia got on the microphone, with fighting words for Brittney Savage.
Match Number 2:
Alicia & Becky Bayless (w/Missy Hyatt) vs. Brittney Savage & Rick Cataldo
This match started with Alicia getting the upper hand on Rick Cataldo in their exchanges. Becky and Rick then mixed it up before Brittney got tagged in. Rick and Brooke kept Becky from tagging Alicia in the minutes that followed. Alicia finally got tagged in, and the former tag team partners Alicia and Brittney went at it, with Alicia getting the better of it. The finish came with Becky Bayless hitting bulldog on Rick, followed by Alica hitting him with her “oral fixation” (running big boot to the corner). Winner: Alicia & Becky Bayless at 8:18
Post-Match: Brittney Savage threw a fit with Rick Cataldo.
Up next was a promo from “The modern day Moolah” Malia Hosaka, on her match against Amber O’Neal. This one was pretty interesting in that she noted that while Amber has been wrestling for 10 years, she has been wrestling for 21 years. 22 actually…
Match Number 3:
Amber O’Neal vs. Malia Hosaka
Like in WSU Excellence, this started off with a lot of stalling from Amber O’Neal. Although there was a lack of wrestling for the first 4 minutes, this was thoroughly entertaining. Amber is simply flawless with her gimmick, making her extremely enjoyable to watch. Amber got the majority of offense in this match with the use of a lot of dirty tactics, with Malia making a comeback towards the end. The finish came when Malia missed a top top move, which left her wide open for Amber’s “Amber Alert” (backslide into a bridge).
Winner: Amber O’Neal at 9:32, with the “Amber Alert”
Out next was Jana, Lea Morrison and Spirit Champion Luscious Latasha…
Match Number 4:
WSU Spirit Championship Match
Latasha vs. Jana vs. Lea Morrison
This match began with Latasha and Lea teaming up against Jana. Shortly after, Jana threw Latasha out the ring, and it was a one and one between Jana and Lea. Latasha made several attempts to get back in the action, however Jana continuously threw her out—The sit-out time was believable, as their was no ringside padding. Latasha finally got back into the action with forearms to Jana, only for Lea to get offense on both of them. Like in WSU Excellence, Lea’s saving grace was the announcers giving her the rookie treatment. The finish was abrupt, with no built… Jana hit Lea with a spine buster to become the New WSU Spirit champion. Lea looked genuinely injured.
Winner: Jana at 5:45
Out next was Rain accompanied by Jessicka Havok & Hailey Hatred, for her WSU #1 contender match. Portia Perez followed, in what looked like a 3 on 1 disadvantage. Angel & Mercedes cleared the ring of the WSU tag team champions, and they brawled to the back.
Match Number 5:
WSU World Title #1 Contender Match
Rain vs. Portia Perez
In WSU “Excellence,” we saw the a very hardcore side of Rain as she battled Angel Orsini in a “uncensored rules match.” In this match, it was a mix of brawling and technical offense. The start saw some nice exchanges as the ladies kept to the mat. It gradually moved from nice reversals to Rain taking advantage with heel tactics. This kept Portia on the defense for the majority of the match. The finish came with Rain kicking out a bulldog, followed by a series of small packages…when the ladies got to their feet, Rain was able to hit her Rain Drop (Falling inverted DDT) for the win.
Winner: Rain at 10:42
Up next was a promo from the WSU Tag team champions Hailey Hatred and Jessicka Havok.
Match Number 6:
WSU Tag Team Title Match
Jessicka Havok & Hailey Hatred vs. Angel Orsini & Mercedes Martinez
The match began with both Angel and Mercedes taking it to Haily and Havok with a flurry of offense, followed by a double suplex on Haily. After a double elbow, Mercedes and Angel took turns in the ring with Haily in the minutes that followed. Havok and Jessicka were able to turn things around when Jessicka illegally replace Haily. They then returned the favor by cutting Mercedes off from Angel as they dished out the pain. Mercedes was able to get a tag to Angel after a neckbreaker on Haily. Angel cleaned house, until more dirty tactics from Haily and Havok. Angel was on the defense untill Mercedes was able to get a hot tag. The ladies then pulled high-risk moves with suicide dives to Haily and Havok. When it looked like there was going to be new tag team champions, Rain interfered, followed by Portia taking on Rain. All hell broke loose, and the match was thrown out by the referee.
Winners: Announced as No Contest at 16:45 by WSU commentators.
Post-Match: Rain brutally attacked Mercedes Martinez with a chair, and paraded around with the WSU World Title. Mercedes needed help to the back.
The DVD closed with promos from Mercedes Martinez and Amber O’Neal.
Match Of The DVD: Jessicka Havok & Hailey Hatred vs. Angel Orsini & Mercedes Martinez
This was an excellent tag team match, with great psychology. Haily and Havok could make a great addition to TNA’s tag team division.
- Jessicka Havok & Hailey Hatred vs. Angel Orsini & Mercedes Martinez
- Rain vs. Portia Perez
- Cindy Rogers vs. Sassy Stephanie
- Amber O’Neal vs. Malia Hosaka
- Alicia & Becky Bayless (w/Missy Hyatt) vs. Brittney Savage & Rick Cataldo
- Latasha vs. Jana vs. Lea Morrison