The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & BlackJack Marciano) vs. The Senior Assault Team (Lester Crabtree & Melvin Snodgrass) from A Sandwich Called Destiny 2002


Allentown, PA

This match is on the Best of 2002 DVD, which is available for purchase at Smart Mark Video.  For a more informed opinion on this match, check out Kevin Ford’s review.

Recap from TJ Hawke:

This is the Chikara debut for everyone in the match. They were all a part of the second class of the Chikara’s Wrestle Factory according to Quack on commentary. Lester Crabtree would later become known as Darkness Crabtree. I’m not sure why he is Lester here.

Crabtree and Melvin are quite old, and they did some geriatric humor to star the match.  The Wild Cards quickly ended up on the floor, and The Senior Assault Team hit them with stereo topes.  The old guys got distracted by the prune juice salesman on the floor. That distraction allowed the rudos to recover and get the advantage.  The Wild Cards worked over for Melvin for a while.  Melvin managed to tag in Crabtree.  Crabtree hit Kingston with a Sweatigree (a sweater assisted pedigree): 1…2…NO!  Kingston came back with a pair of suplexes on Crabtree. Melvin rolled up BlackJack for a nearfall.  BlackJack hit Melvin with the Russian Roulette.  The Wild Cards double teamed Crabtree for a bit.  Kingston then hit him with the Royal Flush: 1…2…3!

Wackiness.  I thought this match was pretty amusing, but the real value of this match (in my mind at least) is seeing Kingston’s Chikara debut considering he would be one of the most important parts of the promotion for years to come.  For that reason, you shouldn’t skip this match even though the action alone doesn’t warrant a watch.

Match Rating: *3/4


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