Notes In Observance – WCWC 6/4/16: A Brisco Bombshell
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.
A Brisco Bombshell
– Even though he seems to be who West Coast Wrestling Connection lugs out for anybody’s debut matchup, it says a lot about how great Ethan HD continues to look in the process. This episode’s marquee factor was in Wes Brisco’s WCWC debut (who already had a lot of work to do to shake off the “Aces And Eights” TNA stink) and that was handled nicely. These two meshed well in the ring and like you’d expect Kate Carney to, she was a factor early on. Ethan had new, slower theme music, which took us by surprise. Brisco’s covered in tattoos from the torso down, which could be distracting given his ring attire, but it also made him stand out in a good way. We never doubted the result, even if Ethan had one good near-fall. The clear story was Brisco’s big comeback to overcome Carney and beat Ethan on his first night. The Brisco Bomb also came off well as a go-to finisher.
– JJ Garrett almost reminds us of a young heel AJ Styles, which is always a compliment. Pairing him with Mr. Tubbs gives him some light credibility, given that Tubbs is associated with the WCWC Tag Team Champions Greg Romero/”The Rock God” Ricky Gibson. Morty Lipschitz was entertaining on commentary here as well. Since Garrett lost his first match against Mikey O’Shea, we expected him to bounce back with a win in some form of kooky fashion and that’s how out played out with his use of the kendo stick with the Referee down. Gangrel was a good guy to put in this spot since he can come right back the next week, so all was good here.
– Not sure why they continue to push The Shadows as more than jobbers, but we guess it made sense in this instance here as far as the WCWC Legacy Championship match between Shadow #2 and Champion Eric Right. The match was used as a platform to further the feud between Right and WCWC Pacific Northwest Champion Grappler III, which started from the start of the match as G3 taunted Right about being a “paper Champion” and pleaded is case on commentary. This was an easy defense with little suspense for Right as he’d win with the Sleeper, but the post-match angle was well-done as G3 attacked Right only to back away when Right grabbed a chair from outside. We’re building to another big match, but it was nice to see a break this week from The Wrecking Crew.
– Khash continues to get over as the cocky foreign Iranian heel, but his lack of English might hurt him in the long run. Charisma is everything and while he seems to possess it in terms of facial expressions and theatrical mannerisms, there’s only so far you can go when you can’t express it in a way everybody universally understands. His match against Azul Angel was a textbook squash match as he worked over the sad little luchador and eventually put him down with a fierce Forearm.
– Surely on the “random main event” side of the spectrum, we weren’t disappointed with the Caleb Konley-O’shea match. Commentary smartly played up their extensive rivalry as a “grudge match” angle and it helped the action get over as such. Konley’s a master at working the crowd while O’Shea knows how to build up to a great comeback. The ingredients were here for a good match and that’s surprisingly what we got. A rare clean victory for Konley as he hit his finisher. The show sort of ended from there, but we wonder if this win propels Konley any further up the card.
- Wes Brisco def. Ethan HD (w/Kate Carney) via pinfall
- JJ Garrett (w/Mr. Tubbs) def. Gangrel via pinfall
- WCWC Legacy Championship – Eric Right (Champion) def. Shadow #2 (w/Miss Shadow) via submission to retain
- Khash def. Azul Angel via pinfall
- Caleb Konley def. Mikey O’Shea via pinfall
Posted on June 21, 2016, in Misc, West Coast Wrestling Connection and tagged Azul Angel, Blake Chadwick, Caleb Konley, Eric Right, Ethan HD, Gangrel, Grappler III, Jeff Akin, JJ Garrett, Kate Carney, Khash, Mikey O'Shea, Miss Shadow, Morty Lipschitz, Mr. Tubbs, Shadow #2, Todd Keneley, Wes Brisco, West Coast Wrestling Connection. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.