Notes In Observance – WCWC 3/19/16: Wrecking Tradition
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 WCWC Tag Team Championship opener between Champions Greg Romero/”Rock God” Ricky Gibson and Mikey O’Shea/Crash Test Cody provided fun action and furthered their little feud as of late, with the punk juggernauts vying valiantly for the gold, which sat comfortably on the waists of Romero/Gibson. Liked how commentary established early on how Romero uses the t-shirt wrapped 8-ball to do his dirty work and pointed out the shirt’s location throughout the match. Both teams were evenly matched, with some shiny amateur-esque ring work, particularly between Romero and CTC, which was nice to see. The build to the hot tag to O’Shea was well-done and we questioned why O’Shea would tag back out so quickly, but it didn’t take long before CTC had his crossface applied and this was the first time it looked like the heels were in true jeopardy before Mr. Tubbs provided enough distraction on the outside where Romero walloped CTC with the 8-ball to again make the difference, retaining the belts. There’s no stopping G n’ R at this rate.
– The Ethan HD-Adam Thornstowe match carried off their match a few weeks back, with Kate Carney continuing to make a name for herself by making a name out of her clients. It’s working for Ethan, who now has an added element to his push up the card as a credible striker. The tattooed Thornstowe is also settling in nicely now that he’s back in the WCWC fold. The in-ring action was okay, not a polished as their last match, but the finish with Bonus Boyz attacking Thornstowe after hitting his finisher was clever, since it allowed the heels to get some momentum while also sparing Thornstowe a clean loss. Ironically, it made sense for The Whirlwind Gentlemen to come down and attack BB, thrusting right into the next advertised match.
– The WG-BB match was good for what it was. We like the storyline of WG seemingly on a decline ever since losing the Tag Team Championships and this helped advance that a bit. WG came roaring out of the gate with a newfound aggression, but BB wrestled the momentum back, dominating until Remy Marcel tagged in Jack Manley, who simply took over the match’s second half with a deranged array of aerial-esque maneuvers on both Clutch Kucera and Sugar Brown. Just when it appeared that WG might get back on the victory lap, it was one Kate Carney and her Carney Couture bag that knocked Manley off the top rope and into next week’s show, while BB took advantage and scored the pinfall, giving them another credible win and WG another painstaking loss. We wouldn’t dare dream of a WG split angle, but could it happen? Manley seemed like a different person here at times.
– The Gangrel-Matt Striker main event was a smart way to advance Gangrel’s recent feud with The Wrecking Crew and tie it into his alliance with The Grappler, defending tradition while Striker and The WC looked to tear it down. It was initially scheduled to be Grappler against Striker. Striker was accompanied by Jeremy Blanchard and WCWC Legacy Champion Grappler III, but when Grappler I came out wielding a chair, Striker got out of it by introducing Goldfarb and Morty Lipschitz to the ring, who informed Grappler I that Goldfarb wouldn’t sign his medical release form, making the match void. If the sound technician didn’t slip playing Gangrel’s music too early and if Gangrel’s mic would’ve actually worked headed into commercial, this would’ve came off more smooth than it did. Those were some glaring botches we couldn’t overlook. As for the new match, it was short, but we liked how it went down, with Gangrel sensibly making quick work of Striker but Blanchard’s apron distraction allowed for G3 to hit him with the orthopedic boot, giving Striker a win he could easily brag about as his own doing. We still think it’s all building to a big multi-man match where Grappler I finally returns maybe with the consent of a second doctor, but the journey there’s pretty good so far.
- WCWC Tag Team Championships – Greg Romero/”Rock God” Ricky Gibson (w/Mr. Tubbs) def. Crash Test Cody/Mikey O’Shea via pinfall to retain
- Adam Thornstowe def. Ethan HD (w/Kate Carney) via DQ
- The Bonus Boyz (w/Kate Carney) def. The Whirlwind Gentlemen via pinfall
- Matt Striker (w/Jeremy Blanchard, Grappler III) def. Gangrel via pinfall
Posted on March 27, 2016, in Misc, West Coast Wrestling Connection and tagged Adam Thornstowe, Crash Test Cody, Dr. Goldfarb, Ethan HD, Gangrel, Grappler III, Greg Romero, Jeff Akin, Jeremy Blanchard, Kate Carney, Matt Striker, Mikey O'Shea, Morty Lipschitz, Mr. Tubbs, Ricky Gibson, The Bonus Boyz, The Grappler, The Whirlwind Gentlemen, Todd Keneley. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.