Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/13/16: The Vampire Obsession
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.
The Vampire Obsession
– Cheap tricks and shenanigans were the name of the game, stemming from last week’s shocking ending where Mr. Tubbs played a physical factor in costing The Whirlwind Gentlemen the WCWC Tag Team Titles, allowing his boys, “The Rock God” Ricky Gibson and Greg Romero to be the new Champions.
– The opening contest carried off last week’s segment when Eric Right was eager to get his hands on Kassius Koonz for costing him a match, shedding his “gentlemen” personality and going into full brawler mode. Sort of contradictory that Right would offer a handshake before the bell given the storyline, but once Koonz slapped him in the face, we got our brawler, as he went for a Lou Thesz press and the battle was on. The action carried on for a few more minutes, but ended prematurely by an abrupt disqualification when Jeremy Blanchard of The Wrecking Crew got his hand “caught in the cookie jar” by the Referee. Good to see officiating looking smart for once, though that went down the drain later on. We see why they did it, since it gives Right a victory and protects Koonz to an extent, but they didn’t get everything out of this that they should’ve. Maybe there’ll be a more definitive match later on, a la the WCWC Pacific Northwest Champion Gangrel-Caleb Konley feud.
– We had some even-handed tag team action when Mikey O’Shea/Crash Test Cody took on the confident jocks, The Bonus Boyz. Lots of strength and speed-related maneuvers here, which made both teams look good. Especially liked the exchange of power moves towards the end, as CTC scored the pinfall with the Ambulance Chaser (Skull-Crushing Finale basically) after Sugar Brown prematurely celebrated. The purpose here was to shine O’Shea/CTC for a possible title shot down the road.
– The backstage promo with Romero, Tubbs and Gibson was good for what it was, as the Champs (namely Romero) called out everyone for not believing in them or their success, also priming up Marcus Malone for later embarrassment, with Tubbs making that declaration. It was all about momentum.
– The Gibson-Justin Alexander match was too short to be memorable, but the basic story was Tubbs getting physically involved outside and then Gibson using the ropes for the cheap win.
– Konley’s promo hyped the main event against Gangrel, saying that last time they fought, Gangrel had to rely on a pile of chairs and his Impaler DDT to beat him, but that wouldn’t be possible on this night because he wouldn’t have that. Konley shows such good aggression and tone on the mic, looks like a total badass, definitely shines on this show.
– The Malone-Romero match followed the story of Gibson-Alexander, with heel tactics influencing the decision, as Tubbs again was a factor, leading to an 8-ball shot on Malone while he sat on the top rope dealing with Tubbs. Malone looked good in this outing again with a gritty effort, as he showed good mic skills by calling out Romero for needing allies and an 8-ball to win, ironically words he’d end up facing in real life. We applaud the efforts to get the Tag Champs over separately, but damn, is this Referee the worst or what?
– The WCWC Pacific Northwest Championship match between Konley and Champion Gangrel was all about Konley trying to get the belt that had alluded him all this time with multiple shots at it before. Both men knew each other’s playbooks and there looked to be a clear winner this time around, with past contests involving decisions of a draw and DQ. The Ref had let them go for a good three minutes outside before having the bell ring. Konley used lowly tactics like brass knuckles, a low blow and distracting the Referee to get the belt. We mean, Konley could only lose so many times, so this was inevitable. This also marked the second straight week a Title was won on dirty tactics. Poor Gangrel. We’re intrigued to see what happens next and low and behold, a rematch will probably be on the horizon.
- Eric Right def. Kassius Koonz (w/Jeremy Blanchard) via DQ
- Mikey O’Shea/Crash Test Cody def. The Bonus Boyz via pinfall
- Ricky Gibson (w/Mr. Tubbs) def. Justin Alexander via pinfall
- Greg Romero (w/Mr. Tubbs) def. Marcus Malone via pinfall
- WCWC Pacific Northwest Championship – Caleb Konley def. Gangrel (Champion) via pinfall to become new Champion
Posted on February 20, 2016, in Misc, West Coast Wrestling Connection and tagged Caleb Konley, Crash Test Cody, Eric Right, Gangrel, Greg Romero, Jeff Akin, Jeremy Blanchard, Justin Alexander, Kassius Koonz, Marcus Malone, Mikey O'Shea, Mr. Tubbs, Ricky Gibson, The Bonus Boyz, Todd Keneley, West Coast Wrestling Connection. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.