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Sorry - should have added that there's a bonus point for correctly guessing the ??? as well.

Please feel free to add a guess/edit your existing guesses
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I have to admit my picks have been completely offbase so why change here right?

Card for predictions:

Flash Sparrow vs. Notorious
Hardcore has some heat but I am going to go against the grain and say they steal a victory here

Going Coastal vs. The American Cobras

Going Coastal doesn't seem to be going anywhere right now so I'll take the Cobras.

Cage Match: Greg Black vs. Al Coleman
Black has the valet that was scorned by Coleman, so always take the woman scorned in a blowoff match. Not sure it is a blowoff but feels like it could be

Coastal Zone Tag Championship:
Jackpot Jordan/Jonnie Perez (c) vs. Wild Cats
Guess I'm thinking it is time to shake things up a bit. Besides the current champs where thrown together because of injury. That type of thing normally ends in a feud somewhere

#1 Contendership Four-way:
Super Ninja vs. Fox Mask vs. Dave Wallace vs. ???
??? is often a sure bet to win these things. My guess is it is Mark Smart

Coastal Zone Championship:
Champagne Lover (c) vs. Frankie Perez
You changed the date of your weekly show for this guy, you must have some plans for him so I say he gets the belt, for now
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Flash Sparrow vs. Notorious

Going Coastal vs. The American Cobras

Cage Match: Greg Black vs. Al Coleman

Coastal Zone Tag Championship:
Jackpot Jordan/Jonnie Perez (c) vs. Wild Cats

#1 Contendership Four-way:
Super Ninja vs. Fox Mask vs. Dave Wallace vs. ???

I am going with someone who is very unlikely to show up but who I actually signed in one of my personal CZCW games...Joe Sexy.

Coastal Zone Championship:
Champagne Lover (c) vs. Frankie Perez
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???? = Remmy Skye
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CZCW Spring Break Bash

Monday 1st April 2016


Los Angeles, California

Attendance: 3400



Flash Sparrow (American Flash/Matt Sparrow) v. Notorious (Miguel Rivera/Carlos Barrera)

No surprise here that Notorious come out fast and hard, given Sparrow's taunting of them on Saturday. Keen though they are to make an impression and prove Sparrow wrong, you still get the impression that they are fighting rather like the underdogs they truly are, even if their natural disposition isn't really suited to it.

They do seem to be learning from this particular match-up though, and there are a couple of times where American Flash's expected moves are well scouted and countered, leaving Notorious in a more dominant position. It helps that Flash does seem a little tentative, but even so he hits a nasty Flash Bang on Barrera that gets a long two count, and that's where things seem to change up a a gear, as Flash Sparrow really start to get into their stride.

As the more established pair start to take control, Sparrow notably scoring with a picture perfect missile drop-kick as he is tagged in, Notorious become more and more desperate. Rivera twice has to kick out of covers that look like they might end the bout, and Barrera becomes more and more agitated on the apron. He come in to break up a third pinfall attempt and things break down into a brawl, spilling out to ringside with all four wrestlers engaged.

Matthew White lets it roll, and eventually we get two men back in the ring. Sparrow looks for a butterfly suplex on Rivera, but this only obscures White's view of the low blow that Rivera lands, and the resulting roll-up is aided by some serious leverage on the ropes too keep the struggling Sparrow down for the full three count.

Winners: Notorious (D)






We cut to a locker room backstage, where Jake Idol is giving a rousing pep talk to Jackpot Jordan and Jonnie Perez ahead of their Coastal Zone tag Championship defence. (E)






Going Coastal (Lance Trueman/Fernandes Franklin) v. The American Cobras (Jimmy Marvel/Storm Spillane)

Two teams that have plenty of experience and plenty of knowledge of each other, and it makes for a good bout. The recent issues between Spillane and Trueman appear forgotten, although there's no handshake before things kick off.

In fact the only reason why this isn't much better is the seeming lack of animosity. The crowd don't quite seem to get into it quite as much as other recent contests despite the wrestling itself being a notch above what they've delivered in the past. It's actually very slick and smooth, but without the sort of bite that was present in the opener.

Nevertheless, some of the best spots come from Jimmy Marvel, who appears to have upped his technical game, and busts out some neat transitions and a new submission hold that looks like a variant on an ankle lock. Trueman and Spillane show off some of the high-spots of their recent feud that culminate in marvel having to come on to break up the pinfall when Trueman hits a Coast-to-Coast bulldog on Spillane that would have ended things.

And indeed it's Trueman in the ring at the death, after Franklin is forced to tag out after an extended period of dominance from Spillane that ended in a big Stinger Splash in the Going Coastal Corner. Trueman looks to hit a running bulldog as he comes in, but is pushed off at the last moment and goes crotch-first into the turnbuckle. Spillane tags out in turn, and as Trueman recovers himself, he can only walk straight into Marvel's Cobra Strike, and that's enough to keep him down.

Winners: The American Cobras (C)



As Cliff Anderson and Peter Michaels look forward to the Cobras challenging for the Coastal Zone Tag Championships, we cut to a video highlights package.


The concentrates on the issues between Willow and Al Coleman, and then subsequently the additions of Greg Black and Britney Hollywood to the mix, ending with the managers signing the contract for tonight’s Cage Match. (D+)




Cage Match



Greg Black v. Al Coleman

Both managers accompany their charges down to the ring, though they are firmly escorted away by CZCW officials before the match can get under way. The cage is lowered into place around the ring, and Matthew White gets things started.

The first thing to note is that the lack of chemistry between the two wrestlers that has been evident from time to time over the last month doesn't appear to have abated here, and we get a number of odd-looking spots as a result, where one or other of the protagonists mistimes a particular spot. Despite that it's a decent enough contest, with the crowd rather more invested again here, though perhaps more at Coleman's misogynistic behaviour than anything Black does.

It's very much a technical wrestling showcase from these two. Both claim to be “wrestling machines” from time to time, and it's clear that it is definitely more their forte than the high-flying, and the cage itself doesn't get an awful lot of use other than to keep the managers away.


Or at least directly away from the action in-ring, at any rate, as it's no more than five minutes before both Willow and Britney have managed to get themselves back to cage-side – Willow coming through the crowd, and Britney charging down the aisle with a couple of backstage crew in hot pursuit. Cliff Anderson waves them off from the commentary booth, given that there is still a cage separating the managers from their clients.

And in the end, blissfully, neither manager gets involved enough to impact on the finish. Greg Black makes a costly error when coming off the top turnbuckle and landing awkwardly on an ankle, and Coleman concentrates his efforts on that ankle for the remainder of the bout, eventually locking in his Ankle Brace submission hold whilst grapevining Black's leg, and the former SWF star has no choice but to tap out.

Winner: Al Coleman (C-)





Coleman immediately calls for the cage to be raised, and jumps out of the ring into Britney's arms. They celebrate with the crowd madly and they dash of up the aisle joyfully, with Britney holding Coleman's arm aloft, whilst Willow checks on her man still on his back in the ring clutching at his ankle. (D-)






Coastal Zone Tag Championship



Jackpot Jordan and Jonnie Perez (c) v. Wild Cats (Tigre/El Jaguar)

That Jordan and Perez were put together with so little chemistry between them remains a mystery, let alone how they then got to hold the Tag titles, but it's clear once again here that they aren't on the same page as tag team partners, and it spoils the contest for the fans, who seem rather disengaged from what is otherwise a decent affair. Both of the champs appear to be learning new things as they go a long here, but it seems that its more from their opponents that from each other.

Wild Cats high-flying antics are definitely the highlights in this, with El Jaguar pulling off a lovely 450 Splash that only fails to get a three count as a result of Jordan coming in to haul the masked luchadore off Perez to break it up, and Tigre puts together a smooth DDT-countered into a head-scissors takedown on Jordan that is as neat as any seen on CZCW.

It turns out not to be enough though. With half an eye on the potential for interference from Jake Idol (who never materialises at ring-side), Wild Cats are never fully able to address their attention to finishing off the champs, and Jonnie Perez seals things with his Triple jump Tornado DDT to retain the belts, after a discrete low blow.

Winners: Jackpot Jordan and Jonnie Perez (D+)





As the Coastal Zone Tag Champions receive their belts from the referee, we cut backstage to a shot of Jake Idol watching the action on a monitor. He looks as miserable as sin as he sees his former tag partner retaining the straps with a different partner. (E)





Ahead of the Four-way to determine the next Number One contender for the Coastal Zone Championship, Cliff Anderson gets up from the announce booth and steps into the ring with a microphone.

“As you all know, we've a new signing who is debuting tonight in this Number One contender's match.

“You'll all know him very well from his previous stint in CZCW, where he was a multi-time Coastal Zone Tag Champion, and we expect him to be a great addition to the roster.

“So without further ado, please welcome...”




“Remmy Skye!”

The crowd are pretty pumped for the return of Skye, who was fairly popular in his previous run in California. He comes out and is still in his old surfer-style gear, and schmoozes his way down to the ring clasping hands with selected fans on his way. (D+)







#1 Contendership Bout

Super Ninja v Fox Mask v Dave Wallace v Remmy Skye

Fox Mask looks pretty pleased to see his former tag partner, and gives him a cautiously positive welcome, but Dave Wallace looks more than disgruntled. He looks pretty narked off at the newest roster member, in fact, and keeps giving Skye venomous looks.

The sad thing about this match is that as decent as it was, it looked like at least two of the participants had more to give, but were not on their game at all. There's a real sense of uncertainty between several of the wrestlers as well, and it seems to be expressed best by Dave Wallace, who reverts slightly to type here, becoming something of a ragdoll for the others to toss around. Ninja and Fox Mask have a good sequence together that leads to a close fall being interrupted by Skye at the last minute, and even Wallace has his moment, a cradle piledriver on Ninja looking like it would be the key moment, only for Fox Mask to elbow drop onto the pair of them to break up the count.

Skye's shining moment comes as Wallace is about to piledrive Fox Mask as well, some minutes later, and he comes off the top turnbuckle with a missile drop-kick that prevents Wallace completing the move, then bounces back to his feet and sends Wallace out of the ring with a massive lariat.

In the meantime, Fox Mask and Super Ninja are paired up in mid-ring, and Mask hits his Fox Hunter to score a pinfall that isn't broken up at all.

Winner: Fox Mask (C-)





With the match over and the winner celebrating, there is still a ruckus going on at ringside.

Dave Wallace has apparently snapped and is giving Remmy Skye a serious beating, ramming his head into the ring-post, the announce booth and then hitting a spinebuster that sees Skye's head bouncing back off the floor. He lays in several hard boots, and only stops the beat-down when he is pulled away by several officials. (D)





Backstage, and the camera has found Coastal Zone Champion Champagne Lover ahead of his title defence against Frankie Perez. As usual, Lover has some words for his challenger.

“Ah, Frankie! Finally we go one-on-one and you get to experience the reality of facing the greatest wrestler in the world. I hope you find that it is everything that you dreamed of, as it is likely to be very short and very painful... for you, at any rate.

“Nothing I have seen from you causes me the slightest concern. What can you possibly bring to the ring that would be a threat to Champagne Lover? No, it is inevitable that I will triumph once again, though triumph is rather a grand word for what will be a typically low level of threat.

“Still, it is another stepping stone towards the recognition that I truly deserve. When they see you lying in my wake, perhaps one day people will say: 'Frankie Perez. I remember him. He once professed to think that he could be a challenge to the great Champagne Lover'. Perhaps you will have a place in history, Frankie. But it will only be as a footnote to the story of the man who rose to the utmost glory in professional wrestling!” (C+)







Coastal Zone Championship



Champagne Lover (c ) v. Frankie Perez

A pretty darn good match here, and whatever Champagne Lover might say about his own abilities, he would be hard pressed to find anybody here tonight who disagreed with the view that Perez was indeed a threat.

As it turned out, he was more than a threat. He might not have the absolute levels of talent that Lover does, but he certainly has a skill-set that matches neatly with many in CZCW, and which has an edge of its own to it, with the stiff kicks and chops that he delivers. Lover felt the brunt of those in the early going, with Perez no doubt motivated by his taunts. Indeed, you could almost say that Perez's relative freshness was a surprise, given that he'd appeared on the WLW show at the weekend as well.

As the contest wore on Lover became seemingly disconcerted by the repeated submission attempts Perez tried to employ. Having bailed on two or three attempts at the P-Clutch, he reverted to a simple Figure-four, but couldn't get it locked in to best effect, and when he tried to use the ropes for leverage he was caught at it by Matthew White. Lover's own offense was smooth and crisp, and kept Perez on his toes, as the swift counters to the challenger's throws and holds meant it was a fast-paced affair.

Lover eventually resorted to making it more of a brawl, but that was where he eventually came undone. Missing a really big overhand right that looked like it would take Perez's head off, he was swung around into a back suplex that knocked the wind out of him, and was in no position to react when Perez hit his Perfect Parity, finally getting the pinfall.

Winner: Frankie Perez (C+)







Lover initially looked dazed at the result, but then rather angry, and as Perez was presented with the Championship belt, Lover took his knee out from behind and started laying in boots, eventfully dropping to the floor and pounding away with fists, until Matthew White and a couple of the road crew were able to pull him away. (D)


Overall Show Rating: (C+)





Author's notes

It seems like we get better results from our big monthly show, which is always a bonus, but C+ is pretty darn good for this stage of things, I think, and I'm pretty happy with how that turned out.

Frankie and Lover obviously aren't done yet (though Frankie has someone else to challenge for the title in the near future), and neither is the Jonnie Perez/Jackpot Jordan/Jake Idol triumvirate. Coleman and Black are done though, for now, which may disappoint those hoping to see Coleman get his come-uppance, though the Coleman/Willow issue will continue to resonate a little longer...

Theheel topped out the predictions at 3/6, though WilburTrey's extra point for correctly guessing the debutant to be Remmy Skye gives him 3/6 as well. BHK1978 scored 2/6 and ink625 1/6. Thanks very much everyone. It seems that Al Coleman's victory threw everyone, but I always felt that he had to win this one: he's the one with a stake in the argument, whereas Greg Black is just the proxy for Willow, regardless of whom is ostensibly acting badly here I don't think you give the win to the valet. As I said, this isn't completely dead yet though...
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CZCW Tonight!

Saturday 6th April

Preview

Hello all!

We crowned a new Coastal Zone Champion on Monday at CZCW Spring Break Bash, but today the focus is on other areas of the organisation, with all sorts of other repercussions from the big event to start the month off.

Among other things, and hot on the heels of the arrival of Remmy Skye just five days ago, we're warned to expect four debutants tonight, but with few clues given as to who they might be, other than that three of them are a new tag team and their manager. They'll be taking on the established team of Going Coastal on their début – sure to be a tough ask first up for the newcomers.

Speaking of Remmy Skye, he'll be facing off against Dave Wallace in tag team action tonight, after the veteran seemed to lose his rage in the aftermath of the Number One Contender's bout won by Fox Mask. Skye will team up with de-throned Coastal Zone Champion Champagne Lover, whilst Wallace will have Greg Black as his partner, no doubt looking to regain some momentum after his cage match defeat to Al Coleman.

Notorious will be in action as well, following from their controversial victory over Flash Sparrow at Spring Break Bash – and you can be sure we haven't heard the last of that – they will be going up against the team of Chet Chavez and Bullseye. If they can't win against that young duo, you can be sure that Matt Sparrow and American Flash will have plenty to say about it.

Finally, Waylon Walls will also be in action, but we're still awaiting word on his opponent. A rumour is floating around that it will be the fourth of the debutants - apparently a former TCW star - but we'll have to wait until the show tonight to find out who!



Card for predictions:

Notorious vs. Chet Chavez & Bullseye

Waylon Walls vs. ???

Going Coastal vs ??? and ??? (with ???)

Dave Wallace & Greg Black vs. Champagne Lover & Remmy Skye





*Bonus points for each ??? correctly identified.
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Notorious vs. Chet Chavez & Bullseye

Waylon Walls vs. Stevie Grayson

Going Coastal vs The Heartbreak Express (with Lisa Bowmen)

Dave Wallace & Greg Black vs. Champagne Lover & Remmy Skye

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Just to clarify, each ??? is one person - the tag match isn't a triple threat
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Notorious vs. Chet Chavez & Bullseye

Waylon Walls vs. John Greed

Going Coastal vs The Dynamite Express (with Lisa Bowen)

Yeah I know she is not their manager in MAW but I did not want to directly copy Wilbur's pick.

Dave Wallace & Greg Black vs. Champagne Lover & Remmy Skye
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Notorious vs. Chet Chavez & Bullseye

Waylon Walls vs. Human Arsenal

Going Coastal vs ??? and ??? (with ???)
Noooo idea who that's going to be so I'll just go with Coastal.

Dave Wallace & Greg Black vs. Champagne Lover & Remmy Skye
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Notorious vs. Chet Chavez & Bullseye

Waylon Walls vs. ??? Human Arsenal

Going Coastal vs ??? and ??? (with ???)
Lisa Bowman presents the Heartbreak Express



Dave Wallace & Greg Black vs. Champagne Lover & Remmy Skye
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CZCW Tonight!

Saturday 6th April


La Jolla, California

Attendance: 3300




Notorious (Miguel Rivera/Carlos Barrera) v. Bullseye & Chet Chavez

Fox Mask is again at ringside to assist Bullseye tonight, but he isn't able to have much of an impact here, as the Latino duo roll through his protégé and partner within ten minutes. Barrera is particularly brutal tonight, really taking it to Bullseye, who seems happy to brawl it out despite the beating he receives, and it's he who eventually gets the pinfall, though it's Chavez who falls prey to a double team backbreaker that actually ends what isn't a great match.

Winners: Notorious (D-)







Miguel Rivera grabs a microphone straight after the match and has words for Flash Sparrow.

“Flash? Sparrow? See I know you boys gonna come down here and whine about how we cheated your asses out of the match on Monday, but frankly I don't give two ***** about that. You gotta learn that it don't matter how you win. And ya know what? That record book shows that we gotta win over you idiots, so suck it up brothers.” (E+)




Waylon Walls has made his way down to the ring, and is awaiting his to-be-named opponent, and familiar music hits, before cutting off after a couple of bars and changing to something not heard before.

Out from behind the curtain comes none other than former TCW All-action, Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion Harry Allen, decked out in his old, familiar cowboy hat.



He picks up a microphone and takes the hat off, sending it Frisbee-style out into the crowd. The cheers soon start to turn to jeers once they hear what he's got to say, though, regardless of his existing fan base.

“See, you can keep it, because I don't need the hat,” he begins with a sneer. “I don't need the cowboy outfit to show you what I'm made of. I don't need your cheers and I don't need your support.

“See, I'm better than every single one of you. I'm better than you down there in the ring, Waylon Walls. I'm better than all you out in the crowd here in La freakin' Jolla, California. I'm better than all the guys in the back.

“I'm better than CZCW. And I don't need to be here.

“I've spent my career in TCW – the real show. Total Championship Wrestling. Where wrestling actually looks like wrestling, not like flying freakin' monkeys. In TCW, it's a real challenge, every time you step foot in the ring there's an opponent worthy of respect, worth your time and effort. But this? This is nothing.

“So, if it's all right with you – and hell, even if it ain't – I'm just gonna come down there, whup some undeserving ass, and pick up another pay check, and demonstrate to you all that whatever you folks out here on the West Coast think, this ain't the big leagues.”

With that he's down to the ring and we have a match. (C)






Waylon Walls v. Harry Allen

The truth of it is, Allen really is a much better wrestler than Walls, and he does an awful lot to showcase it here. You get the impression that he is improving even as he demonstrates his superiority. Walls' own style actually helps him do so, as he's more than willing to brawl with the newcomer, which only makes Allen's point even clearer. You have to imagine that there are much tougher challenges lying ahead for him though.

Allen punctuates his performance with some of the old favourites we've seen in TCW, including a neat Savate Kick and a Gunslinger's Revenge that would easily have gained him the three count, but he chooses to make his point by applying a submission hold – it looks like a variant on a Boston Crab – and Walls has no choice but to tap.

Winner: Harry Allen (D+)






We go backstage to the locker rooms, and join Jonnie Perez and Jake Idol in the middle of a rousting argument.

“I won the damn titles, and you ain't just stepping in to take over my title,” Perez is saying as we join them.

“Well you wouldn't have won jack if I hadn't been there,” Idol reminds him. “You're only subbing in for me while I was injured, and now that I'm fit again, Rich and Famous are the Coastal Zone tag champs, not Jonnie Perez, so you can damn well get used to it.”

“Yeah? And you're gonna make me, are you? Some chance, loser. You wanna hold the title, you've actually gotta win it yourself, not have someone else do the job for you.”

It looks like it's about to come to blows when Jackpot Jordan steps in. He does his best to calm both men down and suggests that he might be able to help them resolve their issues.


“Look boys, I'll try and sort something out with management for you. You know how they listen when I wave a bit of the green underneath their noses. I don't want us fighting about it,” he says, and although Idol still looks mutinous, he doesn't look quite as ready to start launching fists as he did a few moments earlier. (D)




And we're back in the same position we were a short while ago, waiting for the introduction of someone new to CZCW.

New music hits – something of a variation on Soul Asylum's “Runaway Train”, and a good looking young blonde, familiar to anyone who has seen MAW over the last half dozen years, steps out.



“Well hell-lo California,” she says with a smile. “It's sure good to be seeing new faces in a new territory. You might know me from... somewhere else... but for the purposes of our entertainment over here on the West Coast, you can call me... 'Electric'.”

At the announce desk there's a muffled comment from The Guru to the extent of “she sure is!”.

“But anyway, you're all here for the wrestling, right? So let me introduce the duo who'll be stepping into the ring here in Coastal Zone as my clients:

“All the way from London, England, please welcome Leigh Benson and Ricky Hedges, also known as The Gallaher Brothers!”




The two young Brits come out to a nice round of applause and make their way down to the ring. The really knowledgeable among them look a bit excited to see the duo as Benson, at least, has something of a reputation back in his homeland. (E)





Going Coastal (Lance Trueman/Fernandes Franklin) v The Gallaher Brothers (Leigh Benson/Ricky Hedges)

The newcomers seem to have a much more ground-based mat wrestling style than is common among most of the CZCW roster, and they mesh quite neatly with both of Going Coastal who are not without a deal of skill in that area themselves, which leads to a nicely-paced game of hold and counter-hold that keeps the crowd entertained for a while.

It's when the high flying breaks out from Lance Trueman in particular that Benson and Hedges aren't able to keep pace with the more familiar pair. Trueman starts adding the more flashy moves from his arsenal after five or six minutes, and The Gallaher Brothers have to keep tagging out in order not to get overwhelmed. Franklin follows suit, and when a Coastliner strands Hedges in the Going Coastal corner a series of quick tags between Franklin and Trueman ensures that he is never able to get back to the sanctuary of his tag partner, and Trueman is eventually able to finish things off with his Coast-to-Coast drop-kick for the three count.

Winners: Going Coastal (D+)






Backstage again, and we have Jimmy Marvel with the microphone, not a familiar sight over recent weeks, which adds a level of intrigue here...

“So, I don't normally do this, but I have a bone to pick,” Marvel informs us.

“Over the last couple months I've been watching as Willow has defended herself and her reputation against Al Coleman, and she's done well by herself, too, finding a great wrestler like Greg Black to help her in her fight.

“But that little discussion appears to be over now, and it annoys me that Coleman, after acting like a complete jerk to a lady, is the one who comes away looking like the star. I don't like seein' that so I put my mind to what I might do to help lower his self-esteem a little.

“So, Coleman, I think it's time that you and I went round a time or two. It seems like you learned nothing from the last couple months other than you think you can do what you want with no consequences. Well, it's time to show you that you're wrong. You're not going to get away with this – I'm not letting you.” (C-)






Dave Wallace & Greg Black v. Champagne Lover & Remmy Skye

Whatever Wallace's issues are with Skye, he's keen to get him one-on-one in the ring, and whenever that pair is in, he's really vicious, and doesn't hesitate to use eye-pokes, low blows and small-joint manipulation whenever he thinks Pee-wee Germaine isn't looking and he can get away with it. Neither man appears to be completely on their game tonight though, leading to some awkward-looking spots that detract from what is otherwise a really good main event.

As is often the case, Lover is the real star of the show, often able to run rings around both Wallace and Black with some lovely high-flying manoeuvres, and able to evade the mat game of Black and the brawling of Wallace, his opponents' main strengths.

For his team, Black come closest to winning it, wrapping Skye up in a body-lock and something of a choke hold that looks like it will force him to tap, especially as Lover seems uncommonly disinterested in breaking up the hold – in fact he's busy exchanging barbs with a couple of fans at ringside whilst this is going on – but Skye eventually wriggles close enough to the ropes to force a break by Germaine.

Out of the blue, Lover is interested again and up on the apron, and Skye is only too happy to tag out. Black makes an equivalent tag to his own partner, but it isn't long before a whip-reversal sees Lover hit the Lover Stunner on the rebound, and the three count quickly follows.

Winners: Champagne Lover and Remmy Skye (C)


Overall Show Grade: C-



Notes and prediction scores to follow later.
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Author's Notes

So, first up, prediction results:

Spirophore got a clean sweep of winners (4/4), but didn't make any correct guesses.

Theheel and BHK1978 both scored 3/4 and gained a bonus point for correctly guessing that Lisa Bowen would be the manager of the incoming tag team.

WilburTrey scored 2/4 and gained the same bonus point.


Comments on the debutants:

The tag team are here initially to put over much of the rest of the division. Initial weeks have suffered a little by only having Notorious and various combinations of the openers as potential tag opponents that will help build positive momentum. Plus, they are decent workers for this level of competition (D+ seemed like a decent enough grade for a team that were debuting as openers). Not to mention lots of puns and comments on their names. Giving them a manager fulfils two purposes - one is so that when they do need to take a victory, managerial interference is a good excuse (and can potentially build to a reason for a rivalry down the line; the second is that although they are basically unknown in the US, their skills mean that once they get known they could move up the card. having a manager is likely to help with that as well, since it means that I can throw them out there in an interview segment whilst they are gaining popularity without completely tanking the ratings...

Lisa Bowen (Electric) was apparently an obvious pick, given that everyone who picked a manager picked her. She was one of the best free agents out there when I was making that decision, and she has those links into SWF that can be referenced as and when necessary, as well as to MAW. Ideally her clients will outgrow her before too long and I can repeat that trick with the next set of newcomers that need a mouthpiece...

Harry Allen was someone I though fitted the CZCW style quite nicely, but could also wrestle a more mat-based style that the company needs more of if it's going to rise. Bringing him in as the arrogant former TCW star who thinks the company is beneath him also lays a foundation for a later feud, regardless of who his first couple of opponents are.

Other thoughts:

I need to let Jimmy Marvel loose with the microphone more often. He's not Champagne Lover, but that's no mean effort...
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Damn, after I posted that I thought it might have been Harry Allen instead, shoulda changed it! Great update though
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I was going back and forth between Allen and Grayson... either would have worked so this was a good add for sure! I am glad to come back to realty after having picked well for a few rounds. Another solid show I look forward to where some things are going to go.
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