Donnie Drake vs. Shannen Embry (From The Vault)
FROM THE VAULT: The FTV series presents some of your favorite W4H wrestlers early in their underground careers, or early matches filmed that formed the foundation of the W4H empire. One of the more popular underground wrestlers from the past decade or so has been Donnie Drake. Having real pro credentials on his resume, I am not sure Shannen Embry realized just who he was facing when he signed on for this match. It is apparent from the beginning that he is in way over his head.
Donnie goes about his business the way a true professional would, he finds a part of the Shannen's body to weaken, and then focuses on it until he feels it has been appropriately neutralized. Here Donnie begins on Shannen's midsection, which he weakens with devastating ab claws, elbows to the midsection while Shannen is in the corner, and then an abdominal stretch. Shannen's legs are next in line with Donnie dropping his muscular elbows on them and then also applying a vise-like figure four.
The end is near for poor Shannen when Donnie starts to punish Shannen's back with a half Boston crab, back breakers and a camel clutch. When one over the knee back breaker turns into a dragon sleeper hold, Shannen soon departs the land of the waking and begins his long nap. A three count later and Donnie walks out of the ring, a victor once again. But who will be there to wake up the poor jobber and let him know that his match ended some time ago?
TOTAL RUN-TIME: 30 minutes, 19 seconds