TV REPORTS FCW TV REPORT 6/21: Tyler Reks becomes #1 contender, Dusty Rhodes criticizes Josh Mathews, Abraham Washington involved in decent segment
Jun 30, 2009 - 11:00:09 PM
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Florida Championship Wrestling TV Report
June 21, 2009
Aired on the Bright House Sports Network
Report by Cody Endres, PWTorch contributor
-The show opens with a video recap of the Alex Riley-Johnny Prime feud. The feud ends tonight with a match never before seen on FCW TV, a Last Man Standing match. Announcers Dusty Rhodes and Byron Saxton hype the show.
1 – KRIS LOGAN vs. TYLER REKS – Championship Challenge Match
This "Championship Challenge Match" is another way of saying a #1 Contenders Match. The winner of this match will get a shot at Drew McIntyre's FCW Title next week. Tyler Reks doesn't have one of the stolen tag titles with him, so apparently that storyline has been dropped. Reks catches Logan off guard with a clothesline early on. Reks has Logan up in the electric chair position. It looked like Logan was supposed to turn it into a rollup, but both men seriously botch the maneuver. The announcers don't cover for it – they don't even know what happened. Both men lay on the mat awkwardly before Reks covers Logan for a nearfall. Logan with a crisp DDT. Reks rams Logan's head into the mat. Reks attempts a Burning Hammer, but Logan counters with an armdrag. Logan lifts Reks up in a pumphandle position and then drops him face first for a nearfall. Reks with a toned down version of Jimmy Rave's Gonorrhea. Reks misses a moonsault off the second rope. Logan hits a moonsault of his own off the second rope for a nearfall. Moments later, Reks hits the Burning Hammer for the win.
WINNER: Tyler Reks in 5:52 to become the #1 Contender to the FCW Title. The botched spot killed the match early on. Logan has some really innovative offense that stands out on this roster.
-An FCW Spotlight sit-down interview with Aiden Frost aired. Frost will be making his FCW TV debut next week. Frost said his goal is to be a WWE Superstar. He'll do anything to reach that goal. First, he plans on being FCW Champion. He claims he will become the first FCW Superstar to become WWE Champion. Frost was so soft spoken and the background music for the segment was so loud that you could barely hear anything.
2 – ROSA MENDES & LAYLA vs. ANGELA & ALICIA FOX
You have to wonder how this match even made television with such an atrocious start. Rosa & Alicia begin the match. Rosa hits the ropes and Alicia ducks down on the mat so Rosa can hop over her and continue running. Rosa manages to trip on Alicia's prone body and continues running. With Rosa running at her, Alicia leaps into the air for a flying clothesline. Alicia hits the move with all the force of a newborn infant throwing a punch. Rosa gently falls to the mat and Alicia goes for the cover. Both ladies end up tagging out. Angela with a head scissors on Layla. Alicia tags back in and works over Layla with some kicks. Rosa pulls Alicia's hair as she hits the ropes allowing Layla to regain control. Later in the match, Angela with an offensive flurry on Rosa. Rosa sneaks up behind Angela and rolls her up for the cheap win.
WINNERS: Rosa Mendes & Layla in 4:12. Worst match I've ever seen on FCW TV. Rosa is absolutely lost out there. Nothing dangerous happened in this match, but I worry about some of these ladies suffering a serious injury with all of the botched spots.
-A campaign video for Abraham Washington aired. Washington said that he loves kids – as long as they aren't his. Washington called himself a man of the people. A woman off camera said she loved him and tossed a large pair of granny panties in his face. Washington told her she should love Jenny Craig. He ended by saying he had our back – sitting on those 40 inch rims in his new Cadillac.
3 – JUSTIN ANGEL vs. YOSHITATSU
Dusty Rhodes is still unable to pronounce Yoshitatsu. Dusty ripped on Josh Mathews, his former broadcast partner, during the match. He said Josh used to take a cab to the FCW shows and then charge WWE for it. Yoshitatsu takes Angel down and locks in a variation of an octopus submission on the mat. Angel has Yoshitatsu in a Russian legsweep position and then rolls forward to hook in a leglock submission. Frustrated, both men exchange blows. Yoshitatsu with a Muta-elbow for a nearfall. Angel with a springboard moonsault for a nearfall. Angel hits an STO before locking Yoshitatsu in the Koji-Clutch. Somebody has been watching Christopher Daniels. Yoshitatsu with a series of kicks. Yoshitatsu rolls thru a sunset flip attempt by Angel and nails him with a running kick to the face. Yoshitatsu springboards off the ropes, but Angel catches him with a dropkick. Angel follows up with his 450 splash for the win.
WINNER: Justin Angel in 6:06. Good match with some interesting submission holds early on. Both of these guys show plenty of promise.
4 – SHEAMUS O'SHAUNESSY vs. AGENT T & AGENT D & AGENT C (w/Abraham Washington) – Handicap Match
The agents are members of Washington's security team. Sheamus sends one of the agents out of the ring with a kick and double clotheslines the other two. Sheamus grabs one of the agents and hits a jackhammer suplex for the easy win.
WINNER: Sheamus O'Shaunessy at 0:36.
-A campaign video for Fletcher Chase aired. Chase referred to himself as the future FCW General Manager and said he was on a mission of positivity. Unlike Washington, he won't resort to negative campaign smear tactics. For example, he wouldn't say that Washington is better suited for custodial service than public service.
5 – ALEX RILEY (w/Beverly) vs. JOHNNY PRIME – Last Man Standing Match
Prime dominates Riley at the start of the match. For some reason, Prime decides to work over the arm of Riley. Prime throws Riley shoulder first into the ringpost. Riley attempts a piledriver, but Prime sends him to the outside with a back body drop. Prime goes for a springboard plancha and Riley redirects him in midair and sends him face first into the steel steps. Riley whips Prime into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Prime hits a dropkick. Riley with a swinging neckbreaker. Riley begins to choke Prime with his wrist tape. The ref counts to seven before Prime makes it to his feet.
Both men are now on the top rope. Prime nails Riley with a superplex. Beverly hands a roll of quarters to Riley and he clocks Prime with them. The ref counts to nine before Prime reaches his feet. Prime clotheslines Riley to the floor. Riley shoves Prime head first into the ringpost. Riley attempts to piledrive Prime on the steel steps, but Prime hits a back body drop. Prime climbs on top of the announcer's desk and nails Riley with a flying crossbody. In the ring, both men knock heads and collapse to the mat. The ref counts as both men struggle to their feet. Riley uses the ref to hoist himself up. With the referee distracted, Lance Hoyt runs out and trips Prime so he falls back to the mat. The ref reaches the count of ten and declares Riley the winner.
WINNER: Alex Riley in 11:42 of what aired. For a match advertised as the blow-off of the feud, this was a disappointment.
-Advertised for the next episode: The FCW TV debut of Aiden Frost and Drew McIntyre defends the FCW Title against #1 Contender Tyler Reks.
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