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Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/25/17: Throwing Caution To The Whirlwind

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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 2/25/17)

Throwing Caution To The Whirlwind 

– In the ring already were WCWC Tag Team Champions The Bonu$ Boyz and Kate Carney, as they mentioned how they deserved respect and whatnot. They were interrupted by some rather familiar music, The Whirlwind Gentlemen. Oh snap. Sadly, the audio went in and out at this moment so that pop couldn’t be fully soaked in. Jack Manley felt more natural on the mic and suggested a challenge for the belts. Of course, we’d imagine that the Champs wouldn’t be inclined to accept given that WG literally just returned. This moment was interrupted by The Heavenly Bodies, who laid claim to being the #1 Contenders and “not yesterday’s news.” A three-way brawl and a lot of stumbling later, it was WG left alone in the ring. It didn’t look as though they “cleaned house,” but we get it and all. WG back in the fold should open some fresh feud ideas. They’re also featured again in those furniture commercials, so it must be for the foreseeable future.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 5/21/16: Killin’ And Thrillin’

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 5/21/16)

Killin’ And Thrillin’ 

– The opening in-ring segment with The Wrecking Crew did a good job as it set perspective on the heel faction’s goal to overturn their recent rut and hyped the main event to determine a new WCWC Pacific Northwest Champion as we learned that Grappler III would compete. Also liked that he “renamed” himself The Grappler since he alleged he put the original on the shelf.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 4/30/16: A Paragon of Innovation

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 4/30/16)

A Paragon Of Innovation

– West Coast Wrestling Connection television episode #101 ushered in a new era of sorts, one with featured talent from Paragon Pro Wrestling, peppered up and down this card. The first example took place in the opening contest, a two-on-one handicap between The Midnight Marvels – everybody’s favorite squared circle superheroes, as they battled the monster in Drew Donovan (simply going by Donovan) here. Donovan, a PPW talent, came off as a Ryback-esque character in terms of gimmick, promo style and build. Also for our hearing pleasure, Morty Lipschitz replaced Todd Keneley on commentary. MM briefly teamed up to take Donovan off his feet with double missile dropkicks, but their offensive arsenal was soon ransacked, as the monster took over and made quick work of them, pinning them simultaneously. The post-match interaction where Gangrel attacked Donovan when he tried to administer more punishment upon the masked do-gooders and hit him with an Impaler DDT was logical and effective. Should be an interesting feud, as it seems “The Vampire Warrior” will defend his WCWC turf against the muscular newcomer.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 4/23/16: The Episodic Centennial

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 4/23/16)

The Episodic Centennial

– With this being the West Coast Wrestling Connection’s 100th television episode, we’ve gotten a taste of what the Oregon-based promotion has to offer, giving us notable names like Matt Striker, Gangrel and WCWC Pacific Northwest Champion Caleb Konley, as well as pushing their own up-and-comers like Marcus Malone and Kassius Koonz. Plus, what better time to introduce an influx of new talent, like Jeff Boom, the Midnight Marvels and Khash like recent weeks?

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 4/16/16: When Grapplers Collide

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 4/16/16)

When Grapplers Collide

– Matt Striker continues to be a ball with his loudmouth cowardly heel persona with Jeremy Blanchard at his side. This week, we got the continuation of his program with Gangrel, carrying off the stipulation of last week’s loss to Jeff Boom that he’d have to wrestle Gangrel blindfolded. Striker opened things up by aggressively declining the stipulation before being confronted by Gangrel/Boom, the latter whom urged him to “be a man and grow a pair.” Was a good showing for Boom, who possesses the “talk” to back up the “walk.” As far as the match itself, it was more for the comedic spots of Striker eventually eating his words and falling everywhere with the blindfold on before heading backstage. We’re not sure why Greg Romero and Spider Warrior hit the ring to attack Gangrel only to get easily taken out, but it played into the clever heel finish where Blanchard distracted the Referee and Striker hit Gangrel with brass knuckles with the blindfold up, only to put it back on and “feel” his way to Gangrel, pinning the former WCWC Pacific Northwest Champion and earning another bragging right.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 3/19/16: Wrecking Tradition

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 3/19/16)

Wrecking Tradition

–  The WCWC Tag Team Championship opener between Champions Greg Romero/”Rock God” Ricky Gibson and Mikey O’Shea/Crash Test Cody provided fun action and furthered their little feud as of late, with the punk juggernauts vying valiantly for the gold, which sat comfortably on the waists of Romero/Gibson. Liked how commentary established early on how Romero uses the t-shirt wrapped 8-ball to do his dirty work and pointed out the shirt’s location throughout the match. Both teams were evenly matched, with some shiny amateur-esque ring work, particularly between Romero and CTC, which was nice to see. The build to the hot tag to O’Shea was well-done and we questioned why O’Shea would tag back out so quickly, but it didn’t take long before CTC had his crossface applied and this was the first time it looked like the heels were in true jeopardy before Mr. Tubbs provided enough distraction on the outside where Romero walloped CTC with the 8-ball to again make the difference, retaining the belts. There’s no stopping G n’ R at this rate.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 3/5/16: Don’t Make Friends, Make Money

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 3/5/16)

Don’t Make Friends, Make Money 

– 2016 has been friendly to Ethan HD’s singles resurgence, flashing a winning record, but perhaps missing that one factor that could push him to the top of the card. The Bonus Boyz definitely have a tag team presence, almost as “athletic jocks” of sorts. While Sugar Brown and Clutch Kucera each excelled in singles competition, they were glorified jobbers as a team and nobody took them seriously. This episode took care of all that, as we saw the debut of Kate Carney, their new valet with a character of a well-known sports agent. Close to ROH’s Veda Scott character yet rocking a swagger like Zooey Deschanel, Carney makes it work. We were introduced to pieces of the new stable with an opening backstage promo from Ethan/Carney and we couldn’t had been happier.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/27/16: Once And For All

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 2/27/16)

Once And For All

– We kicked things off with a decent opener between Marcus Malone and The Bonus Boyz’s Clutch Kucera, seemingly designed on paper to be a way to keep Malone’s winning momentum going by giving him an opponent that outsized him turned out a bit different. Sure, Kucera was put over by commentary for his old linebacker days and it helped Malone in terms of selling all the big moves, but we would’ve booked this a bit differently. The finish of Brown blatantly stopping Malone’s impressive Blockbuster finisher was okay, but that should’ve been a DQ win for Malone. Instead, the Referee throws the match out amidst the “controversy,” but what’s so controversial? Malone’s opponent’s partner stopped the pinfall getting physically involved. Albeit, Malone got the last word by cleaning house of The Bonus Boyz after the bell, but “moral victories” don’t get ’em over. You could’ve had the exact same thing play out and gave Malone another win.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/20/16: Living The Dream

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 2/20/16)

Living The Dream

– The opening in-ring segment involving The Grappler, Marcus Malone, WCWC Legacy Champion Grappler III and Jeremy Blanchard was a nice change from the usual episode format, giving the chance for the young afro’d upstart rookie Malone to be put over by The Grappler as one of the academy’s brightest stars getting to “live the dream” with Malone showing that mutual respect back before the heartfelt moment became tarnished by The Wrecking Crew doing well, Wrecking Crew things. Malone/Grappler clearing the ring obviously created a bonding moment that actually things up for later in the show too.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/6/16: Who Do You Love?

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/6/16)

Who Do You Love?

– This was our first glimpse at “Gentleman Brawler” Eric Right, who came out with his Brawler Brigade (a cavalry of mustachioed youth, if you will) and basked in the spotlight after being gone for a few weeks. He definitely has his own cult following from the West Coast Wrestling Connection faithful and that came through in spades. Think of NXT’s Vaudevillains gimmick, but with its own modern spin. On the other side, we had WCWC Legacy Champion Grappler III defending his gold, with the tall and mighty Kassius Koonz at his side. The Wrecking Crew regarded G3 as a “fighting Champion,” though in actuality, he was a cheating Champion. The in-ring work was decent to a point, with G3 working Right’s head, neck and arms at various points, while Right coined a late comeback that was all for naught thanks to Koonz being a slight physical distraction on the outside, which bided G3 time to take advantage and get the win. Smart way to keep G3 on the winning track and you have to wonder just who’ll take down The Wrecking Crew.

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