Notes In Observance – WCWC 8/6/16: The Ol’ Switcheroo

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at then bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 8/6/16)

The Ol’ Switcheroo

– Last time we saw Matt Striker in a West Coast Wrestling Connection ring, he rubbed elbows with the likes of The Wrecking Crew to become a true despicable heel. This time around, Striker was around for pure comedy, as him and Ian Sutton had one of the strangest opens to a WCWC show in a long time. Striker did succeed in his mocking antics of the ring announcer and the dance-off bit with the Referee was chucklesome, but Sutton didn’t really get over from this. The most we remember from this match was a ringside child fan riding Striker like a horse and toy bow and arrows, before Striker pinned Sutton by surprise and Sutton responded by hog-tying Striker. What exactly was the goal here?

– The WCWC Tag Team Champions The Bonus Boyz’s backstage promo hyped their upcoming defense against Marcus Malone/Mikey O’Shea, who defeated them last time in a Non-Title affair, to which they took offense to when Pat Kelley mentioned it. The heels bragged that they’d win with everything on the line because “jocks were back.” Typical BB promo, but good stuff. In the back of our heads, we wondered if a Title change would actually happen.

– The WCWC Tag Team Championship match between O’Shea/Malone and Champions BB was a fine match, if only overshadowed by another fluky finish. The in-ring story maintained the heels dominating from the get-go, as they jumped the challengers upon their entrance. A big key of this bout was O’Shea’s nice selling, as Clutch Kucera and Sugar Brown took turns beating him down. Malone had some time to show off his signature stuff, but O’Shea took most of the match time in survival mode. Upon a comeback by O’Shea that threatened the Champions’ reign, he was taken out with a chair to preserve it. Malone’s anger post-match sold his frustrations, but have they damaged Malone with yet another heartbreaking loss? Are they bound to split up Malone and O’Shea down the road? Malone has hints of a mean streak in him. You never know.

– The Khash-Gangrel match was a decent clash between the foreign heel and the babyface vampire veteran. It was designed as a glorified squash for Gangrel to regain some momentum after he was outsmarted by The Wrecking Crew. Kris Kloss mentioned Khash’s hooked boots and how it might’ve given him an illegal advantage, so perhaps he had an out. It wasn’t long before the Impaler DDT ended it. The post-match promo exchange between Gangrel, WCWC Pacific Northwest Champion Grappler III and The Grappler was good development for that rivalry, as we found out that Gangrel was granted another shot at G3’s belt with the match this time taking place next week with a “Special Guest Enforcer,” revealed to be the original Grappler. Oh, snap. Like a typical heel, G3 complained it was unfair and denied anybody helping him win last week, but again, this was a good twist for next week.

– The “Double Threat Rumble” WCWC Legacy Championship #1 Contender main event that featured JJ Garrett, “The Rock God” Ricky Gibson, Damien Drake, Spyder Warrior, Sutton, “Adrenaline” Adrian Matthews, Kassius Koonz, The Shadow and The Hippie with WCWC Legacy Champion Ethan HD and Kate Carney on commentary gave the show a nice conclusion. Ethan/Carney could’ve been more talkative on commentary since they usually are more outspoken. The commentators also sucked at explaining the rules of the match more clearly early on, since we finally got the hint more than halfway that it was like a Royal Rumble, just that the participants entered two at a time, well except for the time The Hippie came out alone. Way to stay consistent, guys. So in the end, the only people we bought in as potential winners were Koonz (didn’t make sense for a heel-heel match though) and either Midnight Marvels members. We never heard of The Hippie (a masked wrestler in a 60’s-inspired singlet) before so our guard was up when he became the winner. In the end, it was revealed to be Eric Right, who freaked Ethan out when he tried to intimidate “Hippie.” A fine twist and all, but will Ethan try to avoid the bout somehow? We have that to look forward to next week and the big Gangrel-G3 match.

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Results

  • Matt Striker def. Ian Sutton via pinfall 
  • WCWC Tag Team Championships – Marcus Malone/Mikey O’Shea def. The Bonus Boyz (Champions) via DQ; Bonus Boyz retain 
  • Gangrel def. Khash via pinfall 
  • “Double Threat Rumble” – WCWC Legacy Championship #1 Contender Match – The Hippie def. Kassius Koonz, JJ Garrett, “The Rock God” Ricky Gibson, Damien Drake, Spyder Warrior, Ian Sutton, “Adrenaline” Adrian Matthews and The Shadow  
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About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 25 year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently Freelancing for The Bensonhurst Bean website in Brooklyn, he has also been published on sites such as Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, BrooklynFans.com and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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