TV REPORTS FCW TV REPORT 7/5: Tyler Reks FCW Title defense, Abraham Washington and his Presidential Cabinet, El Sicodelico debuts
Jul 7, 2009 - 7:00:55 PM
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Florida Championship Wrestling TV Report
July 5, 2009
Aired on the Bright House Sports Network
Report by Cody Endres, PWTorch contributor
-Footage aired from last week's episode of Tyler Reks defeating Drew McIntyre to capture the FCW Title. Following the opening montage, we head right to the ring. Alicia Fox is this week's ring announcer.
1 – MR. TARVER vs. EL SICODELICO
This is El Sicodelico's FCW television debut. In actuality, El Sicodelico is El Sicodelico, Jr and he signed a developmental deal just this past April. Sicodelico worked a few FCW house shows unmasked and under his real name of Aaron Rodriguez, but has returned to his usual gimmick for television. Besides being the son of the original El Sicodelico, he is also the nephew of Mil Mascaras and Dos Caras. His cousin, Dos Caras Jr., recently signed a deal with WWE as well. Sicodelico with some armdrags early. Tarver shoves Sicodelico into the corner and peppers him with punches. Sicodelico is thrown out to the floor. Back in the ring, Sicodelico hits a clothesline and a flying forearm smash. Tarver catches Sicodelico in midair and hits Tarver's Lightning, a powerslam variation, for the win.
WINNER: Mr. Tarver in 3:26. These two did not work well together. Sicodelico's lucha libre style and Tarver's MMA offense do not mesh.
- An FCW Spotlight sit-down interview with Joe Hennig aired. Hennig talked about his injury which put him out of action for 3 months and caused him to vacate the FCW Title after making zero defenses. Hennig said that the strongest people in the world are those who triumph over tragedy and that things happen for a reason. He said he was back to 100 percent and that he would regain the FCW Title.
-FCW General Manager Abraham Washington made his way to the ring. Already in the ring were Fletcher Chase, Washington's agents, Alex Riley, Beverly, and Troy Jackman. Washington said that although he is a great man, even he needs help sometimes. The fans started a "turn his mic off" chant. Washington said he was going to appoint members to his Presidential cabinet. Washington named Jackman his Minister of Defense and Weapon of Mass Destruction. Riley was introduced as the uncrowned heavyweight champion and the #1 draft pick. Washington thanked his Secret Service agents and said they would now be known as the "Super-Duper-Califragilisticexpialidocious Secret Service." The agents high-fived and hugged. Washington called Chase his own personal Joe Biden and named Chase Assistant General Manger and Head of Talent Relations. Everyone shook hands to end the segment.
-Backstage, The Presidential Cabinet entered Washington's office. Rosa Mendes was sitting on Washington's lap, but he pushed her off as soon as the others entered. Washington told Mendes he will make sure she is crowned the new Queen of FCW. "Gracias Presidente," said Mendes. "I don't know what that means, but alright," follows Washington. Washington booked an FCW Title Lumberjack match with Tyler Reks defending his championship against Agent T. The Lumberjacks will only consist of members of the Presidential Cabinet.
2 – TRENT BERETTA (w/Caylen Croft) vs. JUSTIN ANGEL
I've failed to mention it before, but Beretta was trained by Mikey Whipwreck and was known as Plazma in the NYWC. Angel surprises Beretta with a dropkick. Angel tries a springboard maneuver, but Croft distracts him. Beretta runs up and shoves Angel to the mat. Beretta with a running knee to the gut. Beretta puts his opponent in the tree of woe and stomps him. Angel misses with a spinning kick, but follows up with an enziguiri that connects. Angel hits the Ultimo Dragon series of kicks. Angel with a sitout side slam for a nearfall. Beretta hoists up Angel and drops him into a gutbuster for a nearfall. Beretta attempts a tornado DDT, but is unsuccessful. Angel with a horrible looking reverse huracanrana. Angel climbs up and performs his 450 splash for the victory.
WINNER: Justin Angel in 4:15. Short, solid match. Beretta is better suited as a singles wrestler.
3 – ANGELA vs. ROSA MENDES – Queen of FCW Match
Rosa has had her sights set on Angela's Queen of FCW crown for a long time. Before the referee can ring the bell, Abraham Washington comes out. Washington called Rosa super-sexy and super-fine. The General Manager informed Angela that if she doesn't win the match within a minute that Rosa will automatically become Queen. When the bell rings, Angela tries to pin Rosa with a backslide and then a small package. Rosa ducks to the outside to burn some of the clock. Sweet Papi Sanchez comes out to scare Rosa back into the ring. Angela with a rollup for the quick win.
WINNER: Angela in 0:43 to remain the Queen of FCW. At least it was kept short. Between her tag match two weeks ago on FCW and her match on Raw last week, Rosa has looked downright dangerous in the ring lately.
-A vignette aired where Eric Escobar was in the hospital having what looked to be knee surgery. Escobar was sitting up and giving directions to the surgeons. He told his fans not to worry. "There will be no scar – only Escobar," he said.
4 – KRIS LOGAN vs. JOHNNY CURTIS
This is Curtis's return match after being out with an injury for the past two months. Both men exchange holds for a stalemate. Curtis with a lifting fireman's carry as he begins to work over Logan's arm. Moments later, Logan flings Curtis over the top to the outside. Logan with a snap suplex on the floor before tossing Curtis back in the ring for a nearfall. Logan works a number of different submission attempts. Curtis rallies back with a Russian legsweep and a springboard legdrop. Out of nowhere, Curtis hits a spinning heel kick referred to as the Johnny Kick. Curtis climbs to the top and executes a guillotine legdrop for the win.
WINNER: Johnny Curtis in 4:43. Curtis looks like he needs to work off some ring rust. Logan had little opportunity to show off his innovative offense, which was a shame.
-A video warned that "Nightclaw is Coming"
5 – TYLER REKS vs. AGENT T – FCW Title Lumberjack Match
The entire Presidential Cabinet and FCW General Manger Abraham Washington are lumberjacks around ringside. Reks with a Japanese armdrag. Reks catches Agent T with a back elbow for a nearfall. Agent T gets clotheslined to the floor. As the other agent attends to him, Reks takes out both men with a springboard tope. Reks takes out Riley with a single punch. Back in the ring, Agent T hits an electric chair for a nearfall. The Cabinet pulls Reks out of the ring and attacks him before tossing him back in. Agent T with a pair of legdrops. Reks battles back with a flapjack and a running dropkick. Reks with his High Tide elbow drop for a nearfall. The FCW Champion performs a moonsault from the second rope, but Washington pulls the referee out of the ring to stop the pin. Washington quickly appoints Fletcher Chase as the new referee. Reks rolls up Agent T, but Chase refuses to count. Reks sends Chase out of the ring with a punch. Reks hits his Burning Hammer finisher as the original referee enters the ring. The Cabinet quickly jumps in the ring and puts the boots to Reks to prompt the DQ. The Cabinet celebrated over the prone body of Reks to end the show.
WINNER: Tyler Reks by DQ in 6:56 to retain the FCW Title. Just a big clustermess.
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