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.
Red-Chested Physicality And Trophy Justice
– Like the previous episode, we saw more action from the “AML Wrestling LIVE!” taping at the WrestleCade FanFest in Salem-Winston, North Carolina during Thanksgiving Weekend 2015. Even though turkey and stuffing was all the rage then, it’s still entertaining during the brink of winter’s passing. The opening contest featured “The Ring Wrecker” Vordell Walker (think “angry bald badass”) going against Alex Reigns, who was personable, hearty and tattooed. The action began before the bell dinged, both men trading knuckles in the ringside area getting down to business. This was more about the physical than the technical, as both men practically sold their hearts out. Reigns’ tomato-red chest was an awesome visual, no words necessary to tell us how vicious Walker’s stiff chops were. Reigns put in an impressive showing in his AML debut, but a victory wasn’t in the cards, since Walker delivered a hind leg-esque low-blow out of the Referee’s vision. Given the storyline that Walker was in the midst of an attitude change wanting to get back into the Title picture, him winning this way made sense and wins will say more than anything. His post-match promo exuded confidence and a wee bit of jealousy towards the crowd not recognizing him as real talent compared to others like Caprice Coleman. Good stuff.