The Reverend Rogue Six (no login) Posted Apr 20, 2010 11:48 PM
The Rev Reviews: April Ambush II
April 17th, 2010
From the MCW Wrestleplex
The MCW Heavyweight Champion, Christian Vaughn, decided to start the evening off by gracing the crowd with his presence. There was something different about him this night. . .couldnt put my finger on it. . .oh wait. . .it was his hair! His hair looked normal! Which was kind of a pity, because I was starting to get used to it. . .and oh, yes, his little entourage wasnt following him.
Evidently the champ had something on his mind, but it was hard to make it out, over the VAUGHNS A PUSSY chants. I could hear something about his previous title thefts - I mean, defenses, and was starting to comment about his match with Brain Damage and some surprise news that he had, when MCW Commissioner Justin Diaz came out to the ring. While the crowd chanted VAUGHN SUCKS DICK, Diaz mentioned how odd it is that no ones heard from Brain Damage this evening, and how suspicious it looked that Vaughn was out in the ring by himself. This prompted him to ask the question of the night (and this gets my Quote of the Night award for its timing): By the way, Vaughn, wheres your whore? After the crowds cheers quieted down, Diaz added that since Brain Damage wasnt to be found, he had another idea; Vaughn interrupted, saying that he wanted to prove to the crowd that he was a fighting champion, and since he was scheduled to defend the MCW title, hed defend it -- against Justin Diaz. Just as Diaz accepted the challenge, Big Hurt appeared out of the back and nailed Diaz with a chair! Vaughn ordered Hurt to bring Diaz into the ring, where he put the chair over Diazs body, climbed to the top turnbuckle -- and came off with a sick two-footed stomp on the chair! Vaughn then took the mic back, looked down on Diaz, and said Guess Ill see you tonight. . .
Crew Spence took on Aero in the opening match. Now, Ive always been an admirer of Aeros, but I have to say that Spence impressed me a bit with his moves in this contest. He had quite an arsenal of offense, but he couldnt seem to contend very well with Aeros style of wrestling at times; he was even letting the crowd get to him as well. But after a mistimed move, Spence caught Aero and nailed him with what looked like a variation on Chavo Guererros Gory Bomb to score the pinfall.
Killer Sensation came out to the ring, and Chris Kole took a few moments for some obligatory trash talk about their opponents -- the new team of the Young Studs: Eric Ryan and Bobby Beverly. Just as he called them out to the ring, the duo came out and hit the ring running. The Studs tried posing for the crowd a little too early after the opening volley of blows, and of course, they paid for that. Shane and Kole cut Eric Ryan off from his corner for several minutes (sound strategy, cant argue with that), but when Eric got away and managed to tag in his partner, thats when (to quote Jim Ross), business picked up! Things looked bad for the Studs just as Kole suplexed Ryan -- but out of nowhere, Beverly rolled Kole up after getting rid of Shane and scored the upset of the night by pinning Chris for the 3-count!
From the shocked looks on the faces of Killer Sensation, I can say that they made one fatal error: they underestimated their opponents. I heard someone in the crowd say it best: About time someone took those two down a notch. . .
Wilbur Whitlock faced off with newcomer The Hawaiian Lion, who came to the ring sporting Samoan face paint and tribal tattoos on his upper right chest and shoulder. Lion didnt seem all that impressed with Wilbur, who took control of the match right away. Lion had some impressive moves of his own, hitting a T-Bone suplex on Wilbur and lighting him up with chops and kicks that made me think of Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Steamboat, and a little of Samoa Joe in their style; he even surprised me when he hit Wilbur with a Hawaiian Hammer (Id have said Polish, but. . .) after an Irish whip. Wilbur responded by going for the Whitlock Cutter, but ended up on the wrong end of a release suplex. Lion then caught Wilbur with a Roaring Elbow that did some damage, but when he went for it a second time, Wilbur hit the Whitlock Cutter again and scored the pinfall.
I have to say, I liked this Hawaiian Lion, and hopefully well see more of him in future shows.
In what would be the most unique match of the night, Jebediah (with Dr. Dale Pierce)teamed up with Big Hurt and Mike Hercum to face the team of Luscious Larry Lavender, Krazy, and Mr. Insanity Toby Klein in a very off-beat six-man tag match that saw both teams huddle like football players, Toby using his tag partners as battering rams to clear the ring, a game of rock-paper-scissors between Larry, Krazy, and Toby to decide whod start the match for their team, and more muggings then Central Park on a Saturday night. It seemed that the team of Jebediah, Hurt, and Hercum had the upper hand for most of the match, due to an easily-distracted referee, but after a Krazy Krunch on Jebediah and a Shake, Rattle, and Roll leg drop from Luscious Larry, the tide had been turned, and the team of Luscious Larry, Krazy, and Mr. Insanity came out the winners!
The Heavyweight Championship match looked like it was going to be a forfeit win for the champion (which I think was what he was hoping for, in my opinion), but to his credit, Justin Diaz did come to the ring, his ribs taped and in obvious pain, from the look on his face. Vaughn centered his attacks on Diazs ribs while spouting an endless stream of trash talk, but the Commissioner wasnt going to just roll over and die; he managed to give nearly as well as he got, but every move cost Diaz a measure of pain. But regardless of how often Justin was hit, Vaughn simply couldnt pin him! Diaz seemed to get a second wind, and began nailing Vaughn with everything and anything for several moments, until Vaughn hit Diaz with a gut buster that seemed to injure his knee. He laid on the mat, gripping his knee; this brought out several people from the back to lend aid. Something told me this wasnt entirely kosher. . .there was something wrong with this picture. . .and just as Vaughn reached up and grabbed Diaz for a school-boy rollup and the quickest 3-count Id ever seen in awhile, I knew I was right.
Justin looked visibly frustrated as Vaughn left the ring, and he wasnt the only one; I heard numerous comments of Thats BS throughout the crowd, along with he had that match won. . .
Im awarding Commissioner Diaz my Iron Man Trophy for his prowess in this match, holding his own, even though injured.
The rules for the 20-man Elite Championship Battle Royal were simple: you eliminate your opponents by throwing them over the top rope, and the last man left is the new MCW Elite Champion. Pretty much MCWs Royal Rumble, but it would get the job done. . .
First to the ring came Isaac Alter, with MalachI and Mary in tow, soon to be joined by Supa Lucha.
The Battle Royal went like this: Big Hurt was next, followed by Chiyudo Ropa and Otis (who was eliminated by Hurt). . .Isaac Alter was taken out by Hurt as well. . .
Crew Spence came out, followed by Mike Hercum, who eliminated Ropa. . .then came Luscious Larry Lavender, Chris Kole, Hawaiian Lion, Eric Ryan, and Wilbur Whitlock. . . Spence was eliminated by Eric Ryan. . .Big Hurt was taken out by Luscious Larry. . . Jebediah entered next, followed by Bobby Beverly and then Krazy. . . Eric Ryan was eliminated by Chris Kole. . .and then out went Luscious Larry at the hands of -- BIG HURT?
Sweet cream on an ice cream sandwich, where the blue hell were the refs?
Next came Nikki Skidz. . .then out came Mr. Insanity Toby Klein and then Shane Sensation. . .(man, its hard to keep this all straight, lemme tell you) . . . Lucha and Skidz were taken out by Shane Sensation. . .Aero entered next. . .Hawaiian Lion and Bobby Beverly were eliminated by Kole and Shane. . . Shane was then dispatched by Aero, and Krazy was removed by Wilbur. . .Chris Kole was removed by Aero, who then taken out by Jebediah, who was then dispatched by Mr. Insanity Toby Klein (who ended up taking himself out as well). . .Wilbur took out Mike Hercum -- and just as it looked like we had a new Elite Champion, Hercum snuck in behind Wilbur with a chair, blasted him with it, and then rolled him out! The refs looked back to the ring and saw Hercum there where Wilbur had just been, then called for the bell and awarded Hercum the belt!! WTF??
As the boos rose in volume, along with chants of BULLSHIT!, Hercum celebrated his win - until Wilbur came back in himself and administered one Whitlock Cutter on the new champ. The crowd began to chant TAKE THE BELT, and from the look in Wilburs eyes, he was sorely tempted. . .but instead left it draped on Hercums chest.
An excellent show of restraint, Wilbur.
(You know something, folks -- I try my best to remain impartial and unbiased when I review things. . .I really do. But even the Rev has his limits. I dont think Ive ever seen referees blow calls this badly since the last World Series that the Yankees won. . .I mean, good lord. . .and Logan Scott wasnt even involved in this match! Gentlemen, due to your actions, Im currently talking with the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe about filing a class action lawsuit against the Ohio Referees Union for gross malpractice. Youll be hearing from them soon, mark my words.)
So we now have an Elite Champion. How long can he hold the belt -- and wholl be the one to take it from him?
Until next time, Im the Reverend Rogue Six, and Ill see you at ringside!