Torch Feedback FCW TV REPORT 11/8: WWE developmental TV - DiBiase & Rotundos vs. Dudebusters, Gail Kim vs. Serena, NXT's Skip Sheffield and Darren Young
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Florida Championship Wrestling TV Report
November 8, 2009
Aired on the Bright House Sports Network
Report by Cody Endres, PWTorch contributor
-Byron Saxton and Wade Barrett open the show and quickly send viewers to the first contest.
1 – JOHNNY PRIME & LEROY MORGAN vs. THE SOUTH BEACH BOYS (Darren Young & Percy Watson)
The South Beach Boys come out to wild techno music and post production is done on their entrance with various lighting effects. Young reaches into his fur coat and throws glitter. Barrett wondered what the hell was going on. Saxton refers to Morgan as a third generation superstar, but never mentions the McGuirk name. Watson shows off his agility with some high leapfrogs while Morgan runs the ropes. Young catches Morgan with a jumping shoulderblock. Young borrows a page from Alex Koslov and puts the boots to Morgan in between dance moves. Watson is incredibly green and has a horrible exchange with Morgan. Out of nowhere, Watson hits the jump over DDT a la The Rock and picks up the win.
WINNERS: The South Beach Boys in 4:21. As expected, Young was solid in his role. Everyone else was just there. With his afro, Young sort of reminds me of Elijah Burke during his days in OVW.
2 – "Queen of FCW" MIA MANCINI vs. GAIL KIM – Non-title Match
Raw superstar Gail Kim enters for a surprise appearance in FCW. Barrett talked about how big of a step up in competition this was for Mancini (now Serena on Smackdown). The crowd wakes up early on and cheers on Kim. Mancini takes control with some brawling early, but Kim counters with some highflying maneuvers. Kim grabs the hand of Mancini and runs up the ropes lucha-style, but Mancini trips her up and snaps Kim’s arm over the top rope. Barrett builds up the prestige of the Queen of FCW crown talking about how Tiffany and Rosa Mendes still desire it even though they made it to WWE. Barrett admitted he loved staring at the Divas, but revealed he was afraid Mancini might catch him looking at her. Hilarious. Mancini misses Kim and runs her own shoulder into the ringpost. Kim attempts a huracanrana off the top, but Mancini holds the rope. Mancini counters a victory roll attempt by Kim and grabs the ropes for leverage to obtain the victory.
WINNER: Mia Mancini in 5:43. Fun match that was a few notches above typical FCW Diva fare.
-A short video aired hyping that FCW Heavyweight Champion Justin Angel would be in action next week.
3 – ALEX RILEY vs. GABRIEL
Will this program ever end? Barrett quipped that Gabriel was dainty. Before the match could start FCW General Manager Abraham Washington entered the arena flanked by his lovely ladies – Rosa Mendes & Liviana. Washington said he was sick of this match and the fans cheered. Washington praised Riley and blamed Gabriel and his chipmunk face. To make things interesting, he added some stipulations to the match. If Gabriel wins the match, he gets his long awaited title shot. If Riley wins the match, Gabriel can no longer show his face in FCW. Washington then announced that this will be a handicap match and brought out Riley’s partner – Eli Cottonwood.
3 – ALEX RILEY & ELI COTTONWOOD vs. GABRIEL – Handicap Match
Cottonwood easily tosses Gabriel to the floor early on. Riley is standing on the apron and hasn’t even bothered to take off his jacket. Cottonwood hits a chokeslam and gets the pinfall. Barrett mentions that Riley is in excellent condition since he didn’t even break a sweat.
WINNERS: Alex Riley & Eli Cottonwood in 1:26. According to the stipulation, we could never see Gabriel's face again in FCW.
-Clips were shown of Gabriel leaving the ring during the break. Barrett said this was the greatest day of his life.
4 – SKIP SHEFFIELD vs. LENNOX MCENROE
Before the match, Sheffield cut a short promo. He ended by saying, "Yep Yep Yep" a few times and capped that off with a "What It Do." Two weeks in and I'm sick of this character already. Barrett advised FCW to hire Sheffield some sort of linguistics specialist. McEnroe, real name Byron Wilcott, hasn't been on FCW television in months and was actually released from developmental back in January. The strangest fans in all of wrestling chant "What It Do." Saxton informed Barrett that Sheffield has a Ph.D. Barrett was beside himself. Saxton cleared things up by stating that Ph.D. was short for "Pretty Huge Delts." McEnroe catches Sheffield with a DDT and begins to work over an arm. McEnroe attempts something resembling a triangle choke, but Sheffield escapes via powerbomb. Sheffield hits the Over-the-Shoulder-Boulder-Holder for the win.
WINNER: Skip Sheffield in 3:26. Horrible match, but there's no denying that Sheffield is over with the FCW fans. Barrett is quickly becoming the most entertaining person in FCW.
5 – THE DUDE BUSTERS (Trent Beretta & Caylen Croft & Curt Hawkins) vs. BRETT DIBIASE & THE ROTUNDO BROTHERS (Bo & Duke).
The Dude Busters are all sporting matching tights and headbands. Beretta surprises DiBiase early with a takedown and danced around in celebration. Barrett accused DiBiase of riding on his family’s coattails. Hawkins attempts a gut wrench on Duke, but that isn't happening. Duke hits Hawkins with a release overhead suplex for a nearfall. Duke tears off Hawkin's headband and mocks him. The match breaks down as the faces toss the heels out of the ring. All of the faces put on the Dude Buster headbands and dance around the ring like idiots. DiBiase & Bo hit simultaneous topes to the outside on the Dude Busters. Duke leaps off the top to the floor and takes out everyone.
The Dude Busters isolate Bo for several minutes. The designs on the Busters's tights even sort of look like proton streams for you Ghostbusters fans. Barrett goes on a long tirade about the faces being thieves for stealing the headbands. Beretta misses a crossbody which allows Bo to make the hot tag to DiBiase. DiBiase destroys Hawkins and hits a springboard crossbody for a nearfall. The match breaks down with everyone using their finishers. DiBiase locks in the Million Dollar Dream on Hawkins, but Hawkins manages to escape. Hawkins hoists up DiBiase in an electric chair position for a double team maneuver. DiBiase turns it into a victory roll for the win.
WINNERS: Brett DiBiase & The Rotundo Brothers in 12:38 (of what aired). Solid main event. Everyone worked hard.
-Advertised for the next episode: Eric Escobar vs. Yoshi Tatsu and FCW Heavyweight Champion Justin Angel (Justin Gabriel on NXT) will be in action.
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