Monday, July 6, 2009

7/5/09 Live Event (Honolulu)

John Morrison vs. Shelton Benjamin: **1/4

Mark Henry vs. Evan Bourne: *1/2

The Great Khali vs. Dolph Ziggler: 1/2*

CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy (World Heavyweight Title): ***

Gail Kim & Melina vs. Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox: *3/4

Tommy Dreamer vs. Jack Swagger vs. Christian (ECW Title): *3/4

Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho (IC Title): ***1/4

Loudest pop: Ricky Steamboat (he was the special guest referee for Mysterio/Jericho)

Biggest heat: Chris Jericho

Three stars: (1) Chris Jericho; (T2) Rey Mysterio and Ricky Steamboat

The #1 star was an easy call. Jericho was a master on the mic and his match with Mysterio was the best of the night. Apparently, someone in the crowd had held up a sign saying "Jericho is a mahu," which Jericho noticed. I have no idea if he really didn't know what a "mahu" is, or if he did know and said his lines to gain laughter, but either way it was classic.

A "mahu," for those that don't know, is meant to describe a man that acts feminine. In fact, a few years ago, when Triple H came to Hawaii, he made reference to the Samoan word "fa'afafine," which has an equivalent meaning to "mahu."

The crowd was electric all night. There was a section of the Blaisdell (upper level behind the entrance curtain) that was sectioned off. Otherwise, it seemed to be a pretty full house, with several thousand people packed into the tiny arena.

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