Notes In Observance – WCWC 3/11/17: 12 Large

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez


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






(Aired 3/11/17)

12 Large 

– The Beast The Butcher-Julian Whyt match was probably another easy way to get the newly turned babyface Whyt a viable victory over a scary individual like Butcher, though Butcher’s stock has fallen since he became horror movie jobber fodder. Whyt now had family support and Commentator Blake Chadwick mentioned he was “around to do it right.” Can’t they say “Do It Whyt?” as that’d be much better. Good detail by commentary on Butcher’s attire that appeared to have skin that hanged, maybe he was in a cement mixer? A springboard forearm led to the win, but then Butcher chased him backstage immediately afterwards, so we guess that’s a thing?

– Backstage, Alexander Hammerstone sold his facial injury received when Eric Right burned him with a menthol fireball. This was your basic “I seek revenge” stuff that was a good follow-up. Our only gripe – Hammerstone argued that he’d “do something worse than fire” when he returned after a couple weeks. What exactly is worse than fire?

– The Matt Striker-Gangrel match had some nice buildup, as Striker was previously paid off by Ricky Gibson to help him retain his WCWC Legacy Championship. There was action before the bell, but it seamlessly settled into subtle strategy. Try to say that 10 times fast. Striker targeted the left knee with the apron and ring post. He set his ankle up in a chair, but was stopped by Adam Thornstowe from further attack as the Referee decided to throw the match out as a no-contest. We doubt Gangrel’s permanently injured from that, but this does set up a cool Striker-Thornstowe feud. This also ties into Hammerstone’s deeper conflicts with The Wrecking Crew, so we love the extra layer.

– Backstage, Phlex Walker was about to speak when Richard Syncyr cut into the shot, which gave Right a chance to blow a fireball in his face. Holy crap – we love this heel duo. We ddi not see that coming, given WCWC’s “controlled” backstage environment. Also had to dig Right’s snarky, “Card subject to change” remark as the shot closed out.

– Right/Syncyr came out to a chorus of boos. Right was once one of the top faces, so it amazes us how quickly he can change that. May be one of WCWC’s best heels in company history. His opponent was now Marcus Malone, who did well to sell his anger towards Right for the brutal injury to his friend/tag partner. Not bad on the action side, as Malone sold around for a while before the big comeback. However, he was grounded by Syncyr and a piledriver squashed his hopes. Right pinned him with a single finger. How pompous can one get? Yes.

– The “Adrenaline” Adrian Matthews-Darin Corbin match just reminded us of how awesome Corbin can be, from his zany promo style to rambunctious theme music. Disappointingly, that was a rather tame response promo on Matthews’ side. To add to his list of heat antics, Corbin teased the crowd that he’d leave and later used the Referee to get back on his feet when he failed to spring step. Classic Corbin. Anyways, Matthews worked his way back to hit the Adrenaline Spike and defeated the veteran. Run-of-the-mill. We wish they’d use Corbin more instead of these sporadic appearances.

– The WCWC Tag Team Championship match between Champions The Bonus Boyz and The Whirlwind Gentlemen was the culmination of momentum from WG’s timely return, while BB retained heat with Kate Carney on their side. Both teams also came off separate victories against The Heavenly Bodies and Gangrel/Sinn Bodhi, respectively. Remy Marcel came into the match and did an impressive set of head scissors, which included one off the top rope. Jack Manley was tripped on the top rope and set up for The Signing Bonus as the Champs retained. That was a good time to capitalize on WG’s return momentum with gold, but we like the story of the chase better, as things ultimately stay the same. We’re always fine with that in the long run.






Quick Results

  • Julian Whyt def. Beast The Butcher via pinfall 
  • Matt Striker and Gangrel to a no-contest 
  • Eric Right (w/Richard Syncyr) def. Marcus Malone via pinfall 
  • “Adrenaline” Adrian Matthews def. Darin Corbin via pinfall 
  • WCWC Tag Team Championships – The Bonus Boyz (Champions) (w/Kate Carney) def. The Whirlwind Gentlemen via pinfall to retain 

About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 29-year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently a freelance journalist with two websites - Pro Wrestling Opinion and The Music Bugle - he has also been published on sites such as The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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