Notes In Observance – WCWC 6/18/16: Defending Daddy’s Legacy
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.
Defending Daddy’s Legacy
– Marcus Malone’s an up-and-comer with potential, but he has been so watered down because of his constant losses that whenever he does get a Title shot, we’re never convinced he’ll win. That kind of thought isn’t the best to open with, but that’s what we had this week as Malone had a chance to win the WCWC Pacific Northwest Championship from Champion Grappler III (who has battled an identity crisis to become the “Only Grappler,” which works from an old-school heel standpoint) and the match was pretty easy to think out. The match’s slow pace didn’t help matters as G3 dominated early, but the in-ring story never went anywhere even despite Malone’s late comeback. We did like the “karma” in how G3 originally used a foreign object in his mask to headbutt Malone out cold to win only for WCWC Legacy Champion Eric Right to come out and protest the decision, getting physically involved to loosen the object from G3’s mask to have the decision reversed to Malone. It was seen as “justice,” but Malone did nothing more than get maybe another Title shot. Right looked the best coming out from this.
– With the main event announced as Wes Brisco-Caleb Konley, it was time for some subtle hype as per Konley’s backstage promo. Konley always kills it with his charisma and it was no different here. He put himself over as the “best wrestler in the WCWC” and insulted Brisco for not having the success of his family in his own generation. Good promo.
– The WCWC Legacy Championship match between Kassius Koonz and Champion Right was a decent clash with these two WCWC mainstays. Right was in a proverbial battle to win out tradition over cheap ways. Essentially, Right had been on his way to a Sleeper victory before G3 physically interfered to cause the DQ finish. That was fine since it wasn’t like Koonz was about to win, it was the other way around and given what Right did to G3 earlier in the show, it worked as a revenge angle. The brawl that began between Right and G3 where the entire locker room came out to separate them was okay, but didn’t come off as big as it should’ve. Right did cut a fiery promo afterwards where he challenged The Wrecking Crew to a “Bunkhouse Brawl” where they could bring anybody and anything they wanted. Think we’ll need more specific rules, but it sounds like a general street fight.
– The Ethan HD-Jeff Boom match was the show’s best thing thanks to the two’s close styles. There was also a good backstory for both opponents – Ethan on the prowl for a win after a recent loss to Brisco, while Boom looked to roll on his momentum after he put down Nick Fame. It was a nice back-and-forth encounter that we wish lasted a little longer. Ethan had Kate Carney in his back pocket and she wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty (or glittery) to get the job done. The finish was great, as Ethan went from almost getting hit with the Boomerang to delivering a silencing Blackout to get back on track. At the same time, Boom loses little since he was portrayed so evenly. We can #FollowThat.
– The WC’s backstage promo put over the heel stable’s eagerness to just fight it out in next week’s Bunkhouse Brawl. G3’s lines about there “being no belts or fancy robes, just taped fists” was something to hang onto.
– The Konley-Brisco main event took a while to get going, but towards the end, it picked up some steam. Something seemed a little off about Brisco’s appearance, but he covered well enough for it that it didn’t hinder the match. Konley did an excellent job of playing the crowd throughout and it made the near-falls towards the end great. Given that they’re trying to get Brisco over, he had to win this, so at least now he’s 2-0 in WCWC as he looked to make his Hall of Fame dad proud.
- WCWC Pacific Northwest Championship – Marcus Malone def. The Grappler III (w/Jeremy Blanchard) via reversed decision; G3 retains
- WCWC Legacy Championship – Eric Right (Champion) def. Kassius Koonz via DQ to retain
- Ethan HD (w/Kate Carney) def. Jeff Boom via pinfall
- Wes Brisco def. Caleb Konley via pinfall
Posted on July 10, 2016, in Misc, West Coast Wrestling Connection and tagged Blake Chadwick, Caleb Konley, Eric Right, Ethan HD, Grappler III, Jeff Akin, Jeff Boom, Jeremy Blanchard, JJ Garrett, Kassius Koonz, Kate Carney, Marcus Malone, Mikey O'Shea, Ricky Gibson, The Midnight Marvels, The Wrecking Crew, Todd Keneley, Wes Brisco. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.