Originally reviewed here.
August 22, 2003
St. Petersburg, Florida
Christopher Daniels (w/ The Sinister Minister) vs. Sabu (w/ Bill Alfonso) [Spike Match]
Sabu supposedly had a broken arm.
Daniels got control early on, and he worked Sabu over for a while. Sabu used a chair to come back. Daniels cut him off again though and went right back to working him over. Daniels hit a pair of BMEs, but Sabu kicked out. Minister told him to get the spike. Sabu took the spike away, but Daniels got the Koji Clutch. Sabu used the spike to escape. Daniels went to put Sabu through a table, but Fonzy provided a distraction. Sabu hit a DDT and then hit an Arabian Facebuster. Sabu punched out the Minister. Mikey Whipwreck showed up and tried to throw a fireball. Fonzy blocked it with water. Sabu spike Daniels and put the spike in his eye until Daniels submitted.
This is one of those matches that is put together well in theory, but the execution was boring as piss. Sabu was a heck of a thing in his prime, but a lot of his matches just are not good. The look sloppy and have very little in the way of heat other than the pops for the sporadic highspots.
Match Rating: **