TV REPORTS FCW TV REPORT 6/7: Sons of DiBiase and Brisco in action, more FCW GM ridiculousness, Ricky Ortiz challenges for FCW Title, Brian Blair rib
Jun 17, 2009 - 7:51:59 PM
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Florida Championship Wrestling TV Report
June 7, 2009
Aired on the Bright House Sports Network
Report by Cody Endres, PWTorch contributor
-Footage aired from the previous episode of Ricky Ortiz winning a battle royal to become #1 Contender to the FCW Championship. Our announcers for the evening, Dusty Rhodes and Byron Saxton open the show from ringside. Dusty said it didn't get any better than Ortiz vs. McIntyre for the FCW Championship.
1 – FCW Tag Team Champions TRENT BERETTA & CAYLEN CROFT vs. KAFU & SWEET PAPI SANCHEZ -- Non-title match
Before the match, Sanchez handed out candy at ringside. Kafu gives Croft a snapmare and kicks his back. The heel team soon takes control and dominates Kafu. Kafu surprises Croft with a superkick and makes the hot tag to Sanchez. Sanchez misses a splash in the corner. Croft tags in Beretta who hits Sanchez with a missile dropkick for a nearfall. Tyler Reks ran through the crowd and stole the FCW Tag Titles off the apron. With Beretta distracted, Sanchez knocks him out with a big boot and splashes him for the win.
WINNERS: Kafu & Sweet Papi Sanchez in 3:45. Decent action. Sanchez has new attire which really adds to his character.
-A pre-taped promo aired with Duke Rotundo & Vic Adams. Apparently, they are the number one detective agency in sport entertainment. They will track, hunt, and take care of anyone for a price. Rotundo claimed FCW had a need for them to come in and perform some unknown services. They advertised their phone number as 813-310-8683. (Note: The number takes you to Brian Blair's voicemail.)
2 – DYLAN KLEIN vs. BRETT DIBIASE
Klein slaps DiBiase. DiBiase hits a serious of arm drags and a back body drop. Klein scoots to the outside for a breather. Klein grabs DiBiase's arm and tosses him off the apron onto the mats surrounding ringside. The ref starts a 10-Count. DiBiase gets in at the count of seven. Klein attacks DiBiase with punches and kicks. DiBiase reverses a suplex attempt into a cradle for a nearfall. DiBiase with a high dropkick and later a fist drop for another nearfall. DiBiase goes for a springboard crossbody off the second rope, but Klein floats over and gets the pin.
WINNER: Dylan Klein in 5:11. Both men looked impressive.
-A video package aired recapping the Johnny Prime and Alex Riley feud.
-Both candidates to become FCW General Manager - Fletcher Chase and Abraham Washington - make their way to the ring. Angela, the ring announcer for this show, said that while fans are allowed to vote for either candidate over the next few weeks the candidates will continue to compete in various challenges. Dawson Alexander comes out and said it was his right to inform the candidates of next week's challenge. Chase said Alexander had no right to do that since he just debuted last week. Alexander said Steve Keirn appointed him to oversee the legal aspects of the election being that he graduated from Harvard Law School. Alexander said next week's challenge would be a one-on-one contest between Chase and Washington. Washington asked Alexander how much he sold out for and called him a fake-Johnnie Cochran-I Love New York-looking-mother before he was cut off. Alexander said the special referee for next week's contest would be Sheamus O'Shaunessy. Everything except for Washington was horrendous.
3 – COUNT FRANKLIN FURTER vs. WES BRISCO
Dusty marked out repeatedly for Furter's full name. Brisco is making his FCW TV debut. Furter grabbed a mic and said Brisco doesn't have the right to stand in the same ring as him. Brisco performs a fireman's carry on Furter to start followed by an armdrag. Furter retreats to a corner before offering a handshake. Like an idiot, Brisco shakes his hand and gets a boot in the gut. Brisco reverses a snapmare attempt into a cradle for the quick pin.
WINNER: Wes Brisco in 2:15. Just a comedy squash match.
-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.
4 – MR. TARVER vs. HEATH SLATER
In a pre-taped promo that aired during his entrance, Tarver explained that the Mr. in his name doesn't stand for Mister. It stands for Monster. For some reason, Sebastian Slater is now known as Heath Slater. Both men trade offense at the onset. Tarver puts Slater in the corner and punches away at him with hooks to the body. Slater retaliates with a jumping clothesline and an armdrag. Slater ducks a few of Tarver's punches. Tarver bodyslams Slater into the turnbuckle. Tarver with a t-bone suplex for a nearfall. Dusty said that both men know that wins equal victories. Great insight, Dream. Slater powerslams Tarver for a nearfall. Moments later Tarver schoolboys Slater for the victory.
WINNER: Mr. Tarver in 4:00. Tarver has an intriguing MMA-style gimmick. It would be interesting to see how he could do in a longer match.
-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.
5 – DREW MCINTYRE vs. RICKY ORTIZ – FCW Championship Match
Ortiz came out sporting a Smackdown t-shirt. McIntyre immediately attempts a clothesline, but Ortiz ducks and punches him repeatedly. McIntyre tosses Ortiz shoulder-first into the metal ringpost. Dusty talked about FCW champions who moved on to WWE including David Hart Smith and Jack Swagger to build up the prestige of the title. McIntyre works over Ortiz's injured shoulder for an extended period. McIntyre with a back suplex for a nearfall. The current FCW Champ goes back to work on Ortiz's shoulder. Ortiz rallies back with a back body drop. Ortiz with a clothesline off the second rope followed by a northern lights suplex. McIntyre hits the Scot Drop out of nowhere, but Ortiz manages to grab the rope. McIntyre goes into the corner and tries to take off a turnbuckle pad. While the ref puts the pad back on the turnbuckle, McIntyre grabs the title belt and goes after Ortiz. Ortiz manages to steal the title belt away and smack McIntyre with it. The ref turned around at that exact moment, prompting the DQ. Ortiz tried to plead his case to no avail.
WINNER: Drew McIntyre in 5:01 via DQ to retain the FCW Championship. Boring main event.
-Advertised for the next episode: Fletcher Chase vs. Abraham Washington with special guest referee Sheamus O'Shaunessy.
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