Notes In Observance – WCWC 10/1/16: Day of Reckoning
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.
Day Of Reckoning
– With the WCWC Tag Team Champions The Bonus Boyz in a wait to get their hands on Gangrel/Sinn Bodhi in an unsanctioned No Holds Barred match, we had some time to kill. On top of the “No Contact Clause” placed on both teams, the Champs had to worry about the potential loss of their belts as they took on everybody’s favorite superhero jobbers, The Midnight Marvels. Luckily, MM had a goal in mind and were more serious in tone in their pre-taped promo. They were out for revenge for what the Champs did last time. The biggest twist here was Kate Carney with the Champs as we seen their alliance apparently reignited. This was actually a more even contest than anticipated and that was a pleasant surprise. Damien Drake did a cool Tope Con Hilo to lead into the episode’s first commercial break. The Champs took the momentum back and almost got the win right there, but Drake sparked a late comeback that almost changed the course of history. It was all for naught though, because BB simply overpowered MM in the final minute. Jocks still on top, as they hugged sleeves and ate dweebs. Easy way to keep the Champs strong as they head into this match with Gangrel/Bodhi. We were surprised not to see the crazed duo on the show to at least taunt the heels from afar.
– The Marcus Malone/Mikey O’Shea backstage promo hyped their match to come against Darin Corbin/Matt Striker, which wasn’t a surprise given last week’s events. Malone was eager for revenge on Corbin, whom interrupted his match with Striker last week. O’Shea was calmer than usual as he spoke of a “rude awakening” for the heels as this was a “day of reckoning” for them. A little restraint on the mic can go a long way and it was cool to see O’Shea display some vocal versatility.
– If one knows anything, you don’t get one over on The Wrecking Crew and live to tell about it. If anybody knows now, it’s WCWC Pacific Northwest Champion Adam Thornstowe, who cut a promo about how good it felt to be on top and promised to be the real “fighting champion” that Grappler III pretended to be. The former Champ came out and reminded everyone he had a contractual rematch, but wouldn’t take it up on this show, since “doctors wouldn’t let him wrestle.” Classic heel stuff. For everybody’s convenience, G3 brought out his good friend, stablemate “Big” Jack Cunningham to do a number on the new Champ. Of course, the music guy messed up and played Thornstowe’s song again, so we feared a “mock” opponent, but they quickly fixed that up. As far as the Thornstowe-Cunningham match, think of it like a Hulk Hogan classic. The big man dominated the early going before Thornstowe began to work his comeback and looked to get the big man off his feet. He eventually did so and that helped lead to the Scum Stomp to keep the Champ hot with momentum. The heels got their moment with the post-match attack where Cunningham hit two big splashes, one from the ground and the second from the top rope. It took locker room members like MM, O’Shea, Malone and “Adrenaline” Adrian Matthews to run off the WC. It showed Thornstowe’s toughness in how he wanted to get up on his own.
– We never realized how great a team Corbin/Striker would be on the comedic level of things. Striker continued to poke fun at the “Look at the camera and scream” style of the pre-taped promos. They did some antics before the bell that involved a megaphone where Striker spoke into it and hurt Corbin’s ears. Striker/Malone engaged in the world’s longest collar-and-elbow tie-up. The fun continued when Striker/Corbin did double-team maneuvers in slow-motion to taunt O’Shea on the apron. They even hit each other in slow motion by mistake and bickered the same way. Eventually, the faces outsmarted the heels which led to the hot tag to O’Shea and after they made the heels pay in “ball-busting” fashion, it was O’Shea who hit the Gun Slinger to get the pin on Corbin. An enjoyable match where the comedy was actually effective and O’Shea/Malone got a win out of it too. Lord knows they need to begin to rack up those wins.
– The WCWC Legacy Championship match between Champion Ethan HD and Eric Right was all about Right’s arrived opportunity after a long while and he didn’t even wait for the bell to ring. He attacked Ethan on the ramp and hit a piledriver on the chair. Things calmed down once the match began, but it didn’t take long for Carney to intervene. Fortunately, the Referee ejected her and she had to be carried out by personnel. Not long after, we had a mix of a natural one-on-one fight and bent rules. Ethan hit a spear on Right on the apron and then a piledriver of his own for a close near-fall. To add more, he took Granny Right’s tonic and spilled it on the canvas to leave his opponent “powerless.” Of course, Right had another small bottle hidden in his tights and drank it up to get his strength. Ethan used the opportunity to get out of the airplane spin and shoved Right into the Official to knock him down. Carney came back out to slip Ethan brass knuckles and he used them before he hid them in his tights. Ethan covered himself with Right to make it appear as a pin, then “kicked out” and countered the cover with his own for the three-count. Yup, another overbooked cheap finish. That wasn’t the full case though, as we were left with a cliffhanger when officials came to dispute the finish and unveiled Ethan’s knuckles from his tights. While it appeared that Ethan retained, it seemed the decision would be challenged. We’d find out how they finished this next week. Another fun show.
- WCWC Tag Team Championships – The Bonus Boyz (Champions) (w/Kate Carney) def. The Midnight Marvels via pinfall to retain
- Adam Thornstowe def. “Big” Jack Cunningham (w/Jeremy Blanchard) via pinfall
- Marcus Malone/Mikey O’Shea def. Matt Striker/Darin Corbin via pinfall
- WCWC Legacy Championship – Ethan HD (w/Kate Carney) def. Eric Right via pinfall to retain; Final Decision In Challenge
Posted on November 26, 2016, in Misc, West Coast Wrestling Connection and tagged "Big" Jack Cunningham, Adam Thornstowe, Adrian Matthews, Darin Corbin, Eric Right, Ethan HD, Grappler III, Jeremy Blanchard, Kate Carney, Kris Kloss, Marcus Malone, Matt Striker, Mikey O'Shea, Morty Lipschitz, The Bonus Boyz, The Midnight Marvels, West Coast Wrestling Connection. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.