TV REPORTS FCW TV REPORT 9/27: WWE developmental TV - Hennig vs. Reks, Team Brett DiBiase vs. Team Vance Archer, Identity of faux Tiger Woods wife
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Florida Championship Wrestling TV Report
September 27, 2009
Aired on the Bright House Sports Network
Report by Cody Endres, PWTorch contributor
-After announcers Byron Saxton and Dusty Rhodes opened the show, we cut quickly to the first match.
1 -- FCW Tag Team Champions THE ROTUNDO BROTHERS (Bo & Duke) vs. FLETCHER CHASE & TROY JACKMAN – Non-title Match
The announcers put over Bo being a tag team champion at the age of 19. Duke has new ring attire and really stands out on this roster due to his unique look. Of course, anybody who isn't a jacked up muscle head stands out in developmental. Duke nails Chase with a gut wrench suplex.
Dusty flubs up and mentions Steve Keirn booking the matches. Saxton had to remind him that Abraham Washington was in charge. The heels work over Bo's leg for a long time. Dusty continues to be in rare form and refers to someone as "Bo Jackman." Bo counters a suplex attempt and makes the hot tag to his brother. Duke takes out Chase with a series of clotheslines. Jackman enters the ring, but Duke cuts him off. Chase sneaks up behind Duke and executes an inverted DDT for the win.
WINNERS: Fletcher Chase & Troy Jackman in 10:11. Dull match made even worse by horrible commentary. Why they didn't do any editing on Dusty's comment about Steve Keirn is beyond me. These sort of mistakes make everyone look so minor league.
-Right after the pinfall, the screen started to flicker and then cut to black and white footage. A mystery man, who is the cameraman, with a distorted voice walked up to Serena Mancini backstage. He informed Serena that she would have to take the fall tonight against Angela because "tonight's just not your night." Serena got angry and started to respond, but the video suddenly ended and we went back to the ring where Chase & Jackman were celebrating their victory. Still no mention of these videos from the announcers. These segments are like a hybrid of GTV and the Jigsaw voice from the "Saw" movie franchise.
-Backstage in the General Manager's office, Abraham Washington is talking with both Tyler Reks & Joe Hennig. In case you're wondering, the FCW GM office looks better than the random rooms the Raw guest hosts hang out in. Washington booked a number one contender's match between them and ordered them to shake hands. Washington warned Hennig about Reks' "Rastafarian dreadlock dandruff." Reks & Hennig shook hands and then left just as Alex Riley entered the room. Riley complained about not being in the number one contender's match. Washington said he planned for Reks & Hennig to destroy each other so that Riley could easily become the top contender later on. Riley celebrated with Washington and then walked out of picture. Viewers heard a loud noise and the camera panned over to the door where Gabriel was standing over an unconscious Riley with a steel chair. Gabriel said he wanted his title shot as Washington yelled for a doctor. Way too much stuff shoved in a small amount of time.
-Before the ladies match, all of the FCW divas came out to the ring. Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Jenny Cash, April Lee, and even Courtney Taylor (formerly Beverly and Tiger Woods's wife in that skit on Raw) were there along with a few other ladies I'm not familiar with. They all stand in the ring during introductions before taking a seat at ringside.
2 – ANGELA vs. SERENA MANCINI – Queen of FCW Match
Serena attempts to humiliate Angela from the onset. Angela fires back and horribly botches an armdrag attempt. Serena tosses Angela out to the floor as the heel divas applaud. Angela hits a step-up enziguri out of nowhere. Angela with a flying crossbody off the top rope for a nearfall. Serena catches Angela with a boot to the gut and executes Ron Simmons' Dominator move for the win.
WINNER: Serena Mancini in 5:18 to become Queen of FCW. Angela is very green and a bit dangerous in the ring. It will be interesting to see how the mystery man reacts to Serena's victory.
3 – CHRISTOPH HERZOG & VANCE ARCHER & DYLAN KLEIN vs. JUSTIN ANGEL & DAWSON ALEXANDER & BRETT DIBIASE
Archer and Alexander trade power moves early. Saxton kept mentioning how Angel was the only member of the FCW roster who hails from South Africa. Rhodes referred to this as a "Michael Cole call." DiBiase with a fist drop and a series of dropkicks on Klein. DiBiase is pummeled by the heel trio for a while until making the hot tag to Angel. Angel connects with a springboard crossbody, spinning back kick, roaring elbow, and an STO on Herzog for a nearfall. Members of both teams brawl outside the ring. Angel takes Herzog down with a superkick and follows up with his 450 splash for the win.
WINNERS: Justin Angel & Dawson Alexander & Brett DiBiase in 6:27. Another excellent showing by Angel.
-A video package aired with clips of last week's Slater vs. Hennig match. Following the video, FCW Heavyweight Champion Heath Slater joined Dusty and Saxton on commentary.
4 – JOE HENNIG vs. TYLER REKS - #1 Contender's Match
Reks' ribs are taped from the attack by Eli Cottonwood on the previous show. Saxton talked about the difficult balance Reks had defending the FCW Title while also working for ECW. Hennig charges Reks, but Reks yanks the top rope down and sends Hennig to the floor. Reks crashes and burns on a flying crossbody attempt. Hennig begins to focus his offense on the injured ribs of Reks. Hennig with a rolling neck snap for a nearfall. Reks battles out of a headlock with a side suplex and hits a flapjack variation for a nearfall. Hennig nails an awesome Boss Man Slam for another nearfall. Reks regains control and connects with the High Tide Elbow. Reks attempts a moonsault, but Hennig lifts his knees up right into the injured ribs. Hennig quickly lands a Hennig-Plex, but Reks is able to grab the bottom rope to break the pinfall. Hennig slips out of a Burning Hammer attempt and hits the second Hennig-Plex for the win.
WINNER: Joe Hennig in 7:34 to become the #1 Contender to the FCW Heavyweight Championship. Basic, but satisfying matchup. Both men told a good story with Reks's injured ribs.
-Advertised for next week: Alberto Banderas & Espiral battle Eric Escobar & a mystery partner while Alex Riley takes on Gabriel in a lumberjack match.
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