This is what you get when you feature wrestlers at their 50s-60s on your card. Most of the matches were sloppy and overall not entertaining. Sad to see these legends at the bottom of the pit as they say.
The commentators for this match are resident JCW commentator; "KG" Kevin Gill and hardcore legend; Mick Foley. The two are good but sometimes KG doesn't know what he's talking about most of the time but I'm not surprised. Mick on the other hand is pretty good on commentary, I wish we could see more of that in other wrestling events!
Now don't get me wrong, I like JCW believe it or not. It's sort of my guilty pleasure promotion, the term "it's so bad it's good" is very appropriate for this promotion. I like it sometimes because I get entertained, but Legends & Icons has got to be their worst show ever.
Anyways let's get onto the matches shall we?
Match #1 - Cage Match:
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine vs Tito Santana
The two are obviously out of their prime already, Tito is still decent but Greg is obviously just doing it for the money. He has turned fat and very lazy, Tito just did his best to keep up with his old rival.
The Hammer and El Matador had a few changes of blows here and there, the usual chops and what have you. In the end Greg was the one who won after putting his feet on the ropes to pin Santana, a classic heel move!
Tito complained to the referee afterwards but the match was already decided. Honestly, I want Tito to win this match too but whatever. After the match the two had a little bit of trash talk outside the ring and then headed backstage.
Match Rating: 3/10
Match #2 - Battle Royal:
Eliminations for Generations
The match started off with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan against Headbanger Mosh, the two had a usual one-on-one match until Ronnie Garvin came. KG told on commentary that he was wearing his "signature outfit" but I don't ever remember Garvin wrestling in shirt and jeans until this very match so what are you talking about there?
Then Headbanger Thrasher came in and it seemed like a tag-team match between The Headbangers against Hacksaw and Garvin. Until then the ring started to fill up with different legends and current superstars, with eliminations occurring here and there.
The rest of the legends that came into the match were: Jimmy Snuka,Tony Atlas,Doink the Clown (Matt Bourne),Rikishi,Brutus Beefcake,and Disco Inferno (for some reason he's considered a legend.)
And the rest of the current superstars were; Carlito,Rob Conway,Zach Gowen,Big Daddy V,and Eugene.
The final two were actually Zach Gowen and Big Daddy V. BDV botched an elimination twice after not getting his fat body over the ropes until the third time where he was finally eliminated making the one-legged wrestler; Zach Gowen to take the victory!
It was a pretty standard rumble match and sometimes a little bit boring. But hey I was actually surprised to see some of the people that were in here. Snuka looking old as ever! Tony Atlas is still surprisingly in shape and Doink the Clown seems on some influence here.
Match Rating: 4/10
Match #3 - Tag-Team Match:
The Rock N' Roll Express vs The Midnight Express (Condrey & Eaton)
What we got though was nothing but a refund-worthy match. I bet a lot of people who are watching this live via iPPV just clicked out of the damn thing already and let me tell you why!
The entrances were longer than the goddamn match itself! After a few exchanges of blows, Morton quickly pinned Dennis Condrey and abruptly ended the match. I don't know what happened if someone got injured or what but as Mick Foley said on commentary "this is far from being one of their best bouts."
I'm not sure if it was booked that way but this match was nothing but disappointment, especially to the fans of both tag-teams, shame on you JCW for letting this happen!
Match Rating: 1/10
Match #4 - 7-Man Hardcore Match:
Raven vs Sabu vs Douglas vs Balls vs Al Snow vs Scorpio vs Rhyno
The match was good, it wasn't great but it isn't bad. Very much entertaining than the first three matches we've seen so far, all 7 ECW greats really performed pretty well in there!
The main highlight of this match was Sabu sets up Al Snow for the table and then tries to splash him but Snow got out of it, only to receive the GORE from Rhyno, thus Rhyno getting the pin.
I actually was rooting for Sabu to win this one but Rhyno was good enough. Also I would like to comment that Scorpio looked liked he didn't aged at all! But this was 2011, don't know how he looks like now. Balls on the other hand seems like he really needs some DDP Yoga going on in his life.
This could very well be the best match of the night for me!
Match Rating: 7/10
Match #5 - Singles Match:
Bob Backlund vs Ken Patera
Now this one is just really sad to see. If you watch the match, you won't even recognize it was Ken Patera that was in the match if only they didn't mention it. The man is like in his late 60s or 70s I'm surprise he still wrestles!
The Rock N' Roll Express vs The Midnight Express match may be disappointing, but this one is boring. Almost the whole match, Backlund and Patera are just staring and taunting at each other, no actual wrestling happening.
Backlund also keeps going out of the ring to high five with the fans. There were a few grapples and submission holds here and there but that was mainly it, 10 minutes of two old men just standing in the ring!!! THIS was the match that was supposed to end fast but no, it is probably one of the longest match of the night.
After Backlund managed to get out of Patera's bearhug, he pinned him to finally end the match! After the match Bob did as usual a crazy interview with Mick Foley. This match is just pure garbage.
Match Rating: 1/10
Match #6 - 5-Way Memphis Tennesse Match:
Dutch Mantel vs Koko B. Ware vs Brickhouse Brown vs Doug Gilbert vs Austin Idol
The match was decent, it was nothing great but these legends aren't old enough yet so they could still wrestle good (except for Dutch Mantel aka Zeb Colter.) There was nothing exceptional here other than these 5 men reliving the old days of Memphis wrestling.
Austin Idol got the victory in the end much to Mick Foley's happiness. Foley then interviewed Brickhouse Brown and Austin Idol after the match. Idol is the reason why Foley and his wife met so he really means a lot to Mick!
Match Rating: 5/10
Match #7 - Singles Match
"Wildfire" Tommy Rich vs Tracy Smothers (w/ Isabella Smothers)
Again, there were only very few moves executed in this match and the staredowns are even longer! After Isabella successfully destructed Tommy Rich, Smothers went for the quick pin and boom! End of the match.
These two aren't even that old enough to give a good wrestling match so I don't know why they booked it that way, or if it was even supposed to go that way. Either way, I think Tommy Rich should have won that one but I guess it won't make much of a change to his career.
Match Rating: 2/10
Match #8 - Tag-Team Match:
The New Age Outlaws vs Kevin Nash & X-Pac (w/ Scott Hall)
Before the match, Hall announced that there will be a special guest referee that will be on their side and it was former WCW superstar; Vampiro (but he doesn't have his signature facepaint on.)
The match was good, it was nothing special though. After a scuffle in the latter part of the match, Vampiro superkicked Road Dogg thus Kevin Nash pinning him. The nWo won and X-Pac was interviewed by Foley later. The thing about this though is that X-Pac was also a member of DX so it was a little bit awkward to watch.
Match Rating: 5/10
Main Event - Singles Match:
Terry Funk vs "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (w/ "Cowboy" Bob Orton)
Before the match started, Terry Funk dropped a "pipebomb" to Piper before the match saying some really offensive stuff to the Hot Rod, Piper also had a few words of his own. I don't know if what Terry Funk said was real or fake, but if it was fake then what a hell good actor and mic worker he is!
So after those two trash talking the hell outta each other, the brawl began! They've fought in and out of the ring. Funk bleed and at the latter part of the match, "Cowboy" Bob Orton came in as well and basically made the match 2-on-1 against Terry Funk.
Mick Foley had enough and quickly ran into the ring and helped his buddy out. The crowd cheered but Piper still won the match! But everybody was cheering for Foley & Funk, it was basically the reunion of Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie.
The two legends bid farewell to the fans and there goes that show.
Match Rating: 6/10
Usually JCW iPPVs are good or at least entertaining in a way, but this one is just garbage. Seeing old retired men trying to wrestle isn't what I wanted to see. There were a few good matches but overall it was just a boring show.
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OVERALL RATING: 3/10