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Recap from TJ Hawke:
Pre-match promo: Mr. Touchdown, “Today, the sign said, ‘Long haired freaky people need not apply.” So many buys.
Touchdown had some trouble getting off his shoulder pads, and he did not appreciate Dasher helping him. Dasher had a lot of success against both members of the Batiri early. Dasher set up for a baseball slide, but Touchdown made a blind tag and hit an out of control dive off the apron. Dasher then hit his baseball slide. Touchdown then insisted on working the match and not tag in Dasher. The Batiri took control of the match, and Dasher apparently decided to sit on the guardrail instead of trying to convince Touchdown to tag out. Touchdown finally seemed to realize he needed to tag out, but Dasher refused to return to the apron. The crowd then chanted “Say you’re sorry!” The Batiri then used Dasher’s in the park homerun dropkick, which motivated Dasher to come back. Dasher made a hot tag and hit Kodama with a Jackhammer. Dasher hit Kodama with the Suicide Squeeze, but Obariyon made the save. Touchdown ate a spinebuster variation for a nearfall. Obariyon hit Dasher with spike DDT on the ring apron. That brutal move distracted referee Jon Barber enough that Touchdown was able to hit Kodama with his football helmet and get the win. Veronica came to ringside, and she was most pleased about the win.
This was a good match that I enjoyed, but more importantly, it progressed the Throwbacks’ storyline and characters in a very effective way. The ability to balance those two objectives really impressed me. This isn’t a MOTY or anything, but I think you will enjoy this match, even if you are not too familiar with Chikara.
Match Rating: **3/4