TV REPORTS FCW TV REPORT 8/9: Randy Orton's new henchman in action, Team Ricky Ortiz vs. Team Tyler Reks, new tag champs
Aug 24, 2009 - 2:05:30 PM
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Florida Championship Wrestling TV Report
August 9, 2009
Aired on the Bright House Sports Network
Report by Cody Endres, PWTorch contributor
-Announcers Byron Saxton & Dusty Rhodes open the show at ringside. Saxton announced a "star-studded" six-man tag match as the main event. Rhodes said the show is kicking off with an FCW Tag Title match.
1 – FCW tag champions TRENT BERETTA & CAYLEN CROFT vs. KRIS LOGAN & JUSTIN ANGEL – FCW Tag Team Championship
A pre-match taped promo airs with Logan & Angel. They promise to capture the belts tonight. Logan's hair is kind of frizzed out on the front corners to make him look like Wolverine or something. In the opening moments both teams tag in and out allowing everyone to see some action. Angel executes a drop toe hold on Beretta and then lifts Beretta's body up with his neck on the ropes. Logan jumps in the ring and takes out Beretta with a moonsault off the second rope in an innovative spot. The heel team regroups at ringside. Logan jumps through the ropes to attempt some sort of huracanrana variation, but Beretta blocks it and dumps him on the floor. Dusty talks about meeting girls at the local waffle house. The champions isolate Logan and make frequent tags. Beretta misses a running knee in the corner and tumbles outside the ring.
Back from the break Dusty draws a complete blank on the names of the tag team champions. It makes me ill to think that Dusty replaced the greatness that was Colt Cabana on commentary. The champions continue to ground Logan. Beretta springboards into the ring and arrogantly kicks Logan's head. Logan lands on his feet after a suplex attempt by Croft and makes the hot tag. Angel destroys Croft with the Ultimo Dragon series of kicks. Angel with a springboard cross body for a nearfall. Croft makes a blind tag to Beretta. Beretta nails Angel with a running dropkick for a nearfall. Angel reverses a tornado DDT into an STO. Angel climbs to the top, but Beretta crotches him. Angel throws Beretta back to the mat and hits the 450 splash for the victory. The crowd popped big for the title win. Some people even stood up from their seats, which is a rarity in this promotion.
WINNERS: Kris Logan & Justin Angel in 8:58 of what aired to capture the FCW Tag Team Championships. Both teams looked good here, but Angel really shined.
-On commentary, Saxton announced that GM Abraham Washington had just signed the main event for next week's broadcast: Tyler Reks defending the FCW Title against Alex Riley in a two out of three falls contest.
-Alex Riley and Beverly (the new Courtney Taylor on ECW) were standing by backstage. Beverly said her birthday was coming up and she wants that big piece of jewelry around Tyler Rek's waist. Riley said it'll be the biggest birthday present she's ever gotten.
-FCW Heavyweight Champion Tyler Reks cut a backstage promo. Reks reminded viewers that he pinned Riley a couple weeks ago. The only reason Riley is getting a title shot is due to his buddy Abraham Washington. T-Reks said he was a fighter and we'd see who would sink or swim next week.
-FCW General Manager Abraham Washington accompanied by Rosa Mendes and Troy Jackman entered the ring. Washington announced the main event as Ricky Ortiz (before his release), Drew McIntyre, and Alex Riley taking on Joe Hennig, Johnny Curtis, and Tyler Reks. Washington brought out "the bubblegum and the center of the lollipop" Sweet Papi Sanchez's Candy Girl. Washington asked her if she can make her Tootsie Roll. Rosa was not happy. Washington asked what was going on between Candy Girl, Sweet Papi Sanchez, and Queen of FCW Angela. Candy Girl claimed that Sanchez told her that she was more of a woman than Angela. I've watched this show for months and I have no idea what is going on here. Angela enters the ring and slaps Candy Girl. Washington booked a 3-on-2 handicap match for next week featuring Candy Girl, Alicia Fox, and Rosa Mendes taking on Angela and a partner of her choosing. That should be epic.
2 – DYLAN KLEIN vs. BRETT DiBiase
Before the match, Klein grabbed a microphone. Klein said he wasn't going to apologize for his actions the past several weeks including cracking DiBiase's ribs. He's going to show everyone why he's the "trend setting, attention getting, rib cracking, DiBiase slapping" etc… Before Klein could finish, DiBiase's music interrupted. Klein attempts a kick, but DiBiase grabs the foot and sends Klein falling to the mat. DiBiase hits the ropes and connects with a running double foot stomp. DiBiase with a bulldog for a nearfall. Klein catches DiBiase running off the ropes and scores with a gutbuster. Klein on the offense with a series of elbow drops. DiBiase makes a brief comeback, but Klein grabs his trunks and sends him throat first across the second rope. Klein with a back suplex for a nearfall. DiBiase flips out of another back suplex attempt and surprises Klein with a jawbreaker. DiBiase runs corner to corner ramming Klein's head into the turnbuckles. DiBiase hits his father's signature fist drop for a nearfall. Moments later DiBiase takes out Klein with a missile dropkick for the win.
WINNER: Brett DiBiase in 7:15. Another exciting match between these two. DiBiase continues to improve and showcased many new offensive maneuvers.
3 – RICKY ORTIZ & DREW MCINTYRE & ALEX RILEY (w/Beverly) vs. JOE HENNIG & JOHNNY CURTIS & FCW champion TYLER REKS
Dusty mentioned that Alex Riley is trainer Billy Kidman's favorite superstar. Hennig came out to a new entrance theme which included a brief snippet of Mr. Perfect's theme (very similar to how the Hart Dynasty's music is edited). Curtis dominates the offense against McIntyre to start. Both men tag out and Hennig works over Riley for a short period. Hennig takes out both Riley & Ortiz with a double clothesline. The heels talk strategy on the outside.
Reks with a sunset flip for a nearfall on Riley. Reks follows up with a crossbody off the second rope for another nearfall. Reks whips Riley towards the corner so Curtis can connect with a hard clothesline. Hennig enters the match and hits a suplex for a nearfall. Hennig hits the ropes, but McIntyre holds them open sending Hennig out to the floor. McIntyre tags in to work over Hennig a while. The announcers don't recognize it, but McIntyre continues to act more aggressive since he lost the title to Reks. Ortiz attempts to wear down Hennig with a headlock. Hennig attempts a dropkick, but Ortiz swats him out of the way. Riley enters the match and puts Hennig in a neck crank variation. Hennig manages to hit a back suplex and sneaks in a rolling neck snap before making the hot tag to Curtis. Curtis with a running kick to the side of Riley's head for a nearfall. Curtis connects with the Johnny Kick out of nowhere, but Riley gets the shoulder up. The referee loses control of the match as all six men enter the ring and brawl. The action spills to the outside with Curtis standing alone in the ring. Riley rolls up Curtis from behind and grabs his trunks for the cheap win. Neither Hennig nor Reks could make the save in time.
WINNERS: Ricky Ortiz, Drew McIntyre, and Alex Riley in 10:45 of what aired. The lack of follow up on the Reks-Curtis situation from the previous week was extremely disappointing. Ortiz was simply not on the same level as the other participants.
-Advertised for next week: Candy Girl, Alicia Fox, and Rosa Mendes take on Angela and a partner of her choosing. In the main event, FCW Heavyweight Champion Tyler Reks defends the title against Alex Riley in a two out of three falls contest.
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