Notes In Observance – WCWC 11/12/16: Kiss The Table
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.
Kiss The Table
– The WCWC Legacy Championship match between Champion Ethan HD and Gangrel was warranted from The Vampire Warrior’s previous Non-Title victory over the Champ. This was an easy story to tell, since Ethan stuck to his cowardly ways when he didn’t have the upper hand. Carney also proved to be a managerial force, as she distracted Gangrel atop the apron and also threw glitter in his face. The commentary team couldn’t hold themselves back from a vampire joke. Also, it was mentioned that Kris Kloss would return in December. We wonder if this is now a running joke. Some good bumps and near-falls as the contest progressed, particularly where Ethan hit his 450 Splash and when Gangrel back dropped him into the top turnbuckle. Unfortunately, it was Carney who intervened one too many times for Gangrel to overcome, as she allowed Ethan to hit the Blackout when she was dragged into the ring for her client to retain. Another match with the same story. Not to say it wasn’t good though.
– The “Rock God” Ricky Gibson/Julian Whyte-Midnight Marvels match was undercard action at its finest. The little backstory here was that Whyte now joined forces with Tubbs/Gibson for an advantage over our favorite masked wrestling superheroes. We had a decent exchange between Damien Drake and Whyte to start out while commentary smartly put MM over for their big hearts despite their below-average sizes. This was an okay match on the forgettable side with its best work in the finish, where MM reversed the momentum, as Drake avoided the Power Ballad and MM hit their double-team finisher to win. This was billed as an “impressive win” for MM, so we’ll see if it actually means anything for them headed forward.
– The Mikey O’Shea/Marcus Malone backstage promo was good hype for the main event where we’d see them challenge for the WCWC Tag Team Championships against Champions The Bonus Boyz. They put themselves over as confident and mentioned there was “something in the air” on this particular night. We hoped that this would finally be the show where O’Shea/Malone get the gold.
– The Kassius Koonz-Ian Sutton match began on a morbid note when we saw Koonz brandish his new hat, supposedly given to him by Ricky Morton as the same Bruiser Brody wore when he was murdered. Not sure why you’d want to accentuate that, but he’s a heel, so we guess that makes him unlikeable. This “Battle of the Rednecks” almost wrote itself. We almost cracked up at Koonz’s “Monarch of the Trailer Park” nickname. Action-wise, this was nothing special and merely served as another buffer bout for Koonz to stay over by way of Jeremy Blanchard’s interference in a low blow when Sutton had the match won. We guess The Wrecking Crew’s back on the same page.
– The WCWC Tag Team Championship main event between O’Shea/Malone and Champions The Bonus Boyz certainly had the “big fight” feel, as we saw the underdogs extra amped, while Carney did double duty. Nothing special happened, until the turning point where Koonz/WCWC Pacific Northwest Champion Grappler III interfered as they took O’Shea and drove him through the ringside table while the Referee was distracted with Carney in the ring. That must’ve been a first. Hilarious moment where Carney took a selfie with the laid-out O’Shea. At this time, the bout became most investable as we saw Malone take punishment from BB, even from Carney on the bottom rope. O’Shea was still laid out, as the Champs tagged in and out frequently. Malone fought the good fight and even managed to hit Kiss The Sky on Clutch Kucera. However, he couldn’t take advantage because he was so beat up. After a few more resilient minutes, Malone was pushed off the top rope by Kucera and fell victim to The Bonus Signing for the Champs to retain. We’d normally be disappointed with yet another loss for Malone/O’Shea when it counts most, but that might’ve been Malone’s best effort to date. Plus, we applaud progression on the “Bounty” storyline as WC looked to take out O’Shea and did precisely so. We assume the big guy will want revenge, so we’ll see how that takes shape.
– The final cutscene segment took place outside the arena as we saw Koonz/G3 celebrate the occasion with a selfie and rode off with Commentator Morty Lipschitz, who was conveniently there. That made things fairly interesting, but nothing surprising here.
- WCWC Legacy Championship – Ethan HD (Champion) (w/Kate Carney) def. Gangrel via pinfall to retain
- The Midnight Marvels def. “The Rock God” Ricky Gibson (w/Mr. Tubbs)/Julian Whyte via pinfall
- Kassius Koonz (w/Jeremy Blanchard) def. Ian Sutton via pinfall
- WCWC Tag Team Championships – The Bonus Boyz (Champions) (w/Kate Carney) def. Mikey O’Shea/Marcus Malone via pinfall to retain
Posted on January 16, 2017, in Misc, West Coast Wrestling Connection and tagged Clutch Kucera, Ethan HD, Gangrel, Grappler III, Ian Sutton, Jeff Akin, Jeremy Blanchard, Julian Whyte, Kassius Koonz, Kate Carney, Marcus Malone, Mikey O'Shea, Morty Lipschitz, Mr. Tubbs, Ricky Gibson, The Bonus Boyz, The Midnight Marvels. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.