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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 5/7/16: Gotta Save Granny

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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 5/7/16)

Gotta Save Granny 

– A couple shows past the episodic centennial mark, business rolls on at West Coast Wrestling Connection and if we know anything, heels will be heels and faces will eventually overcome. That seemed to be this episode’s theme, which was a relief for a company that relies a bit much on the run-in finish for cheap heel wins. That said, parts of this episode strayed from the usual formula, but we’re not sure if it was smart how they got to the end.

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

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(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 4/16/16: When Grapplers Collide

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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 4/16/16)

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 4/2/16: Championship Implications

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 4/2/16)

Championship Implications 

– As a pleasant surprise, we saw an influx of new WCWC talent on the show. The first ones were the superhero-esque Midnight Marvels tag team who’d take on the well-established top heels of The Wrecking Crew in the form of WCWC Legacy Champion Grappler 3/Kassius Koonz, accompanied by Jeremy Blanchard (who revealed he was cleared to compete once again) and it was on.  A battle also brewed on commentary, as Morty Lipschitz kicked Jeff Akin off the booth and brought in Dr. Goldfarb. They did an entertaining job of bullying Todd Keneley while also expressing they’d get payback against Gangrel/The Grappler with a potential lawsuit. Commentary actually overshadowed the in-ring action. The Las Vegas-bred new team established themselves as keen high-flyers, but the gimmick was too generic and they’re still green in the ring – not to the point where it was bad, but they could certainly improve. As you’d expect with the WC around, G3’s orthopedic boot won them the match.

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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 1/16/16: Fresh Out Of The Academy

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 1/16/16)

Fresh Out Of The Academy 

– Despite his loss last week to Jessy Sorenson, who has been on a two-match winning streak this year, Ethan HD shined in the opening match with him and Cameron Cole, hyped as someone you don’t mess with. Cole on the other hand, was portrayed on the same level as Ethan having beat talent like Joey Ryan in the past and this set the stage for a back-and-forth contest that could’ve gone either way. Ethan worked a methodical pace, while Cole picked it up when he had the advantage. Commentary did a good job of putting over the fact that Ethan’s Blackout (aka Curb Stomp) finisher was a trick he could pull out of his arsenal at any time and low and behold, we had our finish. Don’t call it a comeback, kids.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 1/2/16: Can’t Stop The Wrecking Crew

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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 1/2/15)

Can’t Stop The Wrecking Crew

– We kick off 2016 coverage by proudly adding the West Coast Wrestling Connection under the PWO banner. A little history on WCWC, started in 2005, is an organization based out of Salem, Oregon that airs its television show every Saturday at 11 PM on KPDX-TV in Portland, Oregon and uploads replays to its YouTube page every Monday at noon pacific time. It boasts a young, hungry roster upon a typical “indy show gym” look, but is quite professional and sleek in its broadcast presentation.

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