Notes In Observance – WCWC 9/17/16: Doing A Solid
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.
Doing A Solid
– The opener between Darin Corbin and “Adrenaline” Adrian Matthews was good for what it was, as the relative newcomer took on the feisty redhead. As always, Corbin was gold with the way he played off the crowd and sold the perfect heel facial expressions. On the other hand, Matthews was dry on the mic, but has thankfully improved in the ring. The two kept things interesting throughout, as we saw a pompous Corbin have Matthews beaten with a facebuster, but purposefully lifted his head off the mat to continue the punishment. This was Matthews’ opening to score the upset and that happened a minute later on a small package pin. Corbin got nice heat with the Ginger Snap for retaliation, which then drew out the team of Marcus Malone/Mikey O’Shea to make the save. We liked how it turned out since Matthews got the win and the rub from the company’s ultimate “good guy” team.
– Although they were defeated in sinister fashion by WCWC Tag Team Champions The Bonus Boyz last time around, the scary team of Gangrel/Sinn Bodhi cut a good backstage promo that made it known that they were still standing and coming for the belts. Bodhi formally (as well as a screaming clown could) challenged BB to an “anything goes” match to take place for a future time. He shouted, “weapons” before Gangrel said some witty rhymes about “fanging and banging, clowning and frowning.” That’s the case for most Gangrel West Coast Wrestling Connection promos. Sounds about right.
– Earlier in the year, Matt Striker was a pest heel who sided with the likes of The Wrecking Crew. Nowadays, Striker is still a heel, but has toned down his boisterous personality in the way of ironic comedy. We actually got a kick out of how he trashed WCWC’s pre-match promo format as “saying insults and trendy hashtags.” His opponent was Malone, who he beat last time in one-on-one competition. Malone was eager to get even in “Round two” as the two went on to have a pretty good match. We also liked the added comedy touch on commentary as Morty Lipschitz “informed us” that Striker wanted Kris Kloss to be quiet during his matches. Always excellent quarrels between those two. Normally, we’d sour upon a dirty finish, but it worked here, as Corbin pushed Malone off the top rope for a DQ, which made sense since he was angry with Malone from earlier. O’Shea also quickly came down to watch after Malone, which further set off Corbin. Guess this is where a tag match gets set up.
– The Kassius Koonz-Bodhi match was a smart way to push the angry clown as he chased the Tag Titles. As always, Jeremy Blanchard provided a physical distraction at ringside multiple times, but Bodhi’s unorthodox moveset helped him overcome the “Corn-Fed Colossus” with the Circus DDT.
– The “Rock God” Ricky Gibson-Owen Travers match served as Travers’ WCWC debut, while Gisbon added a new instrument to his act, a guitar named “Janice.” So many bad reminders of TNA right there. Luckily, Travers showed some great personality on the mic. Travers had a decent showing, but the match wasn’t nearly long enough to see much develop. Sure enough, it was Janice who provided the key factor in the finish as Mr. Tubbs used the guitar to attack Travers with the Referee distracted to help Gibson get the win. This had the makings of a new feud, so we could forgive Travers’ debut loss, as long as he gets revenge.
– When we last left off, it was WCWC Legacy Champion Ethan HD who revealed that he had “his good friend” Royce Isaac$ from Paragon Pro Wrestling doing him “a solid” as he wanted him to take out Eric Right to prevent him from officially getting a Title shot against him. The backstage promo with Ethan HD, Kate Carney and Isaac$ reminded us of what Ethan said, while it became apparent that him and Isaac$ were little more than acquaintances. Isaac$ was convinced that he’d get the Title shot if he beat Right, but Ethan tried to talk him out of the Title shot. Funny. On a side note, Isaac$ looked like a trendy young Elton John.
– The WCWC Legacy Championship #1 Contender’s match between Right and Isaac$ was predictable from the get-go, but the good kind. In the ring, it wasn’t really all that, but Isaac$ came off well enough to be a good foil for Right. Also liked how Ethan/Carney came down to ringside to observe and tried to interfere but it backfired, as Right used the opportunity to get the pinfall. The post-match angle with Lipschitz and Right was more comedic than anything else, as the commentator/lawyer tried to file an injunction against Right for the “illegal substance” that was Granny’s tonic and wanted to try it out, but fell to the floor from one swig, as Right called him a “lightweight.” The closing image of Lipschitz nearly passing out from the tonic was hilarious. Now we have our Ethan-Right showdown, but the question this time is what kind of stipulation will the two have? Hashtag on a Pole? Tonic Drinking Game? Time will tell.
- “Adrenaline” Adrian Matthews def. Darin Corbin via pinfall
- Marcus Malone def. Matt Striker via DQ
- Sinn Bodhi def. Kassius Koonz (w/Jeremy Blanchard) via pinfall
- “The Rock God” Ricky Gibson (w/Mr. Tubbs) def. Owen Travers via pinfall
- WCWC legacy Championship #1 Contender’s Match – Eric Right def. Royce Isaac$ via pinfall
Posted on November 6, 2016, in Misc, West Coast Wrestling Connection and tagged Adrian Matthews, Darin Corbin, Eric Right, Ethan HD, Gangrel, Jeremy Blanchard, Kasisus Koonz, Kate Carney, Kris Kloss, Marcus Malone, Matt Striker, Mikey O'Shea, Morty Lipschitz, Owen Travers, Pat Kelley, Ricky Gibson, Royce Isaac$, Sinn Bodhi, West Coast Wrestling Connection. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.