Battle of Naboo II – [Show Review]

Battle of Naboo II
by BrazillDazzle
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Scorpion and Android 13 vs. Solar Society (C)
(TMN Green Tag Team Title Match)
4.25/5

 

Scorpion and Captain Planet kick off the first match of the night. Scorpion hits a strong Sidewalk Backbreaker onto Captain Planet. He quickly tags in Moon Knight. Moon Knight connects on a Springboard Elbow Drop. Scorpion tags in 13. 13 unleashes a barrage of moves onto Moon Knight, including a Stun Gun and German Suplex. Moon Knight tags in his partner. Captain Planet gets revenge for his partner. He then tags Moon Knight back in. He connects on a Senton. 13 knocks Moon Knight outside the ring then tags Scorpion back in. Scorpion goes up to the top rope to leap down onto Moon Knight, but Captain Planet interferes and trips him up. Captain Planet then slams Scorpion’s head multiple times into the barricade. Moon Knight tags in Captain Planet.

Planet lands a Springboard Senton onto Scorpion. Scorpion tags 13 back in. 13 went for a Powerbomb but Captain Planet fights out of it. 13 busts Planet’s face open. Planet tags Moon Knight in. 13 goes for a cover on Moon Knight after hitting a Jackhammer. Captain Planet runs interference but misses the cover and instead hits Raditz in the back with a dropkick. Moon Knight tags Planet back in. 13 gets the hot tag off onto Scorpion. Scorpion hits a series of Flying Elbows and connects on a Frog Splash. He goes for the cover but Planet kicks out at 2 and a half. Planet gets the hot tag. Moon Knight comes in hot with three dropkicks. Scorpion hits the Unprettier and immediately goes for the cover. Planet breaks it up with mere fractions of a second left. Moon Knight tags in Planet. Scorpion finally gets the tag on 13. 13 wins it with a Spear!

 

There were so many good spots in this match! The outside bit between Solar Society and Scorpion is definitely a highlight of this match. Planet breaking up the first pin attempt was also a good spot. It was interesting to see the chemistry between Scorpion and Super Android 13 waver as the match went on. I think the question is whether or not they will be able to retain the Tag Team Titles or cough them back up to the Solar Society.


 

Darth Malak vs. Joey Wheeler (C)
(HiaC TMN Green Atom Weight Title Match)
3.75/5

 

Malak takes control at the beginning of the match. He goes for the cover seconds into the match, but Joey kicks out easily at one. Joey quickly regains his composure and does some dancing punch. Joey lands a Russian Leg Sweep onto Malak. Joey clotheslines Malak over the top rope. Malak locks in the Camel Clutch, but the duelist quickly fights out of it. Malak goes for another cover, but Joey again kicks out at one. Joey Wheeler lands a Flying DDT from the top rope. Joey Wheeler lands the Insect Queen onto the Sith Lord. He immediately goes for the cover. It was only a near fall – Malak kicks out with mere fractions of a second left. Joey Wheeler goes for another Flying DDT but he overshoots Malak. Joey goes for another pin, but again it was just a near fall. Joey busts Malak’s face open with a series of punches then grabs a steel chair and pummels Malak with it. Joey goes for another pin, this time using the ropes as leverage. Again, Malak shows his resolve and kicks out at two. Malak connects on a Rock Bottom and goes for the pin. That wins it for him!

 

Joey Wheeler took a dive or this was horrible booking. He had control of the match for literally 85% of the match and had an unrelenting offense. I think this is the finale for the rivalry between Joey Wheeler and Darth Malak. It was a pretty good ending to this feud.



Android 18 (C) vs. Nina Williams
(Super Nova Title Championship Match)
4/5

 

18 hits a Crucifix to start the match. Nina Williams counters with a Bulldog followed by a dropkick. Nina locks in a Mexican Surfboard, but 18 is able to kick out of it. Nina then drops 18 face-first onto the turnbuckle. 18 then locks in a Half Boston Crab, but Nina kicks out of it. Nina goes for the pin, but 18 kicks out at 2 and 99/100s. 18 then goes for a cover. Nina kicks out at 1. 18 goes to the top rope and connects on a Double Axehandle. 18 goes for another pin, but it was only a two-count. Nina Williams tries to steal a quick cover, but 18 is able to kick out of it fairly easily. Nina Williams uses the ropes to gain some leverage on a cover, but the Champion is able to kick out at two. 18 hits a Fall-away DDT and immediately goes for the cover. The Champion retains the Super Nova Title!

 

This was a really good back-and-forth match between the two. Both women had the belt in their grasps, but 18 walked away with the W. How does Jinx explain to Nina Williams that she didn’t break up the match-winning cover because her back was turned to the action?



Hawk Girl vs. Android 18 (C) (MitB Cash-in for the Super Nova Title) 3.5/5

 

18 whips Hawk Girl into the turnbuckle. She quickly wraps up Hawk Girl but she is able to kick out at one. 18 hits the Twist of Fate and goes for another cover. This time, it was only a near fall. 18 lands another Twist of Fate. She goes for another cover, again, it was just a near fall. 18 lands a Tornado DDT and follows it up with a third Twist of Fate. She goes for the cover for the fourth time, but again Hawk Girl kicks out at two. 18 connects on a Hurricanranna from the top rope. Hawk Girl gets some offense in by connecting on a couple of elbow drops. She goes for a cover, but 18 kicks out at one. Hawk Girl connects on three Suplexes in a row. Hawk Girl goes for another pin, but 18 shows her resiliency and kicks out at two. Hawk Girl locks in the Texas Cloverleaf and forces the Champion to tap out.

 

You can tell 18 was definitely fatigued after her match with Nina Williams. She connected on a series of devastating moves, but a fresh Hawk Girl outlasts the former champion.



Jesus vs. Zamasu (C) (Solar Flare Title Match) 4.75/5

 

Jesus connects on a Greco-Roman style takedown onto Zamasu. Jesus then hits a Dragon Screw. Zamasu hits a Neckbreaker. Jesus tries to land a Float-Over DDT but Zamasu reverses it. The Kai-like being then hits a Senton and follows it with a Chokehold. Jesus then locks in his own Chokehold. Jesus finally lands the Float-Over DDT. Jesus then punches Zamasu off the apron. Jesus goes for the first cover of the match, but Zamasu kicks out emphatically at 1. Zamasu lands a Piledriver. Someone’s music plays and distracts Zamasu, but Jesus is not able to capitalize on this attempted distraction. Zamasu lands the Sweet Chin Music. He goes for the cover, but Jesus barely kicks out at 2. Jesus lands a Rock Bottom and goes for the cover as Triple H runs out.

Zamasu kicks out at two. Jesus and Triple H trade blows before Triple H tries to silence him with a Pedigree. Jesus fights out of it. Jesus was focusing on Triple H, which allowed Zamasu to attack Jesus and go for a cover. Jesus kicks out with mere fractions of a second left. Jesus hits another Rock Bottom. Zamasu grabs the rope on the ensuing cover. Jesus goes for a cover, but Zamasu kicks out at 2. Zamasu lands a DDT which officially busts Jesus open.  Jesus retaliates with his own DDT. Jesus lands yet another Rock Bottom. He goes for yet another pin and Zamasu again kicks out at 2. Zamasu locks in a Sharpshooter, which makes Jesus taps out in mere seconds!

 

There were so many good spots in this match, too! That interference Triple H ran had my heart-racing! Triple H plays a good heel, and there is no better way to establish yourself as a heel than running interference against Jesus. Both competitors put on great offenses and the match was a toss-up.


 

Hulk vs. Goku vs. Jin Kazama(c)
(Triple Threat TMN Green Title Match)
5/5

 

Goku kicks off the Main Event with a Bulldog on Hulk. He hits a Neckbreaker on Jin and a Running Neckbreaker on Hulk. Hulk hits a Reverse Suplex on the Saiyan. Jin then lands a Suplex on Goku that he bridges into a cover. Goku kicks out at 1. Hulk hits a Full-Nelson Suplex onto the Champion, who wisely rolls out of the ring. Hulk hits a devastating, an absolutely nuclear clothesline on Goku. Goku goes for a quick cover, but it was only a 1 count. Goku busts Hulk open after a flurry of punches. Goku hits a stunner on Jin but is too tired to go for a cover on either competitor. Hulk then hits a DDT onto Goku. Jin goes for a pin attempt on Hulk, but Hulk kicks out at two. Jin then tries to cover Goku, but it was only a near-fall. Goku then uses all three ropes to wrap up Jin, but the Champion kicks out at 2.

Jin gives both of his opponents Codebreakers. In goes for a cover on Hulk in the middle of the ring, but the Avenger kicks out at 2. Jin hits a Sunset Flip onto Goku. He immediately goes for the pin, but Goku kicks out. Jin goes for yet another pin on Goku, but the Saiyan kicks out easily at 1. Hulk hits a German Suplex on Goku. He takes out Jin with a submission maneuver, but the Champion kicks out of it. Jin lands another Codebreaker on Hulk, then lands a Crucifix on Goku and holds it for a cover. Goku barely kicks out at 2. Hulk locks in a Kimara Lock. Goku is there to break it up. Hulk takes out Goku with a Clothesline. He then tries to cover Jin, but he kicks out at 2. Jin then tries to cover Hulk, but he kicks out at 2. Hulk goes for a Jackhammer on Jin, but Goku breaks it up. Jin lands a Missile Dropkick onto Goku. He goes for yet another pin, but Goku again kicks out at 2.

Jin connects on a Falcon Arrow, but again Goku is able to break out of the following cover. Goku takes Jin out with a Suplex and tries to cover Hulk. The Avenger breaks out at 2. Goku hits a Stunner on Hulk. Hulk is able to barely break out of the pin attempt. Jin hits another Missile Dropkick onto Goku. Hulk misses twice when trying to break up the match-winning cover by Jin.

 

This was a perfect triple-threat match. All three competitors showed why they are at the top of the card. Everyone looked extremely strong and there were so many devastating moves throughout the match. I’m still in awe that Hulk just missed breaking up the match-winning pin twice. How does that happen?

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