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RADICAN'S JCW "St. Andrews Brawl" review 5/4: U-Gene vs. Goodie, Cabana vs. Weedman, Rydas vs. Haters

May 7, 2011 - 9:40:56 AM
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RADICAN’S 5/4 JCW “St. Andrews Brawl” iPPV ANALYSIS
Detroit, Mich.
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Results

Corporal Robinson beat Izabella Smothers (wBull Pain)
Kowabata beat Bill Martel.
Mad Man Pondo & Necro Butcher beat Bumpin' Uglies to become #1 contenders for the JCW tag team titles.
U-Gene vs. Sexy Slim Goodie went to a no contest
The Ring Ryders beat the Haters to retain the JCW tag team titles.
Commissioner Violent J named 2 Tuff Tony the #1 contender for the Butler Geeves’s JCW Hvt. championship.
Officer Colt Cabana defeated The Weedman in a Mask vs Badge match.
2 Tuff Tony & Rhino vs. Rob Conway and Sabu (w/Charlie Brown) went to a no contest.
2 Tuff Tony beat Sabu.

Overall thoughts: The first thing that needs to be said here is that all of the chairshots to the head need to go. JCW can be an entertaining product without weapons getting involved in nearly every match. When Shaggy 2 Dope hit numerous unprotected chairshots at the end of the main event I cringed because no wrestling company should be using unprotected or protected chairshots to the head during any match. It’s just too much of a risk to the long-term health of the wrestlers participating in these matches.

Many of the matches on the show turned into a weapons brawl and that style of wrestling burned out a long time ago in WWE and TNA. With matches of that style, less is more. Another concern was seeing Corporal Robinson back in action of suffering a concussion amongst other injuries two weeks ago and the announcers saying JCW doesn’t need a doctor to clear their talent to wrestle. He should have been held off the show completely to sell the table bump from the last show and to have more time to recover from his injuries.

The show hit a stretch where it was really entertaining beginning with the U-Gene vs. Sexy Slim Goodie match. Goodie interrupted U-Gene singing happy birthday to Zach Gowen, who was watching at home. This caused U-Gene to snap in entertaining fashion. The JCW Tag Team Championship match featuring the Ring Rydas beating The Haters was actually pretty darn good while it lasted and entertained the fans.

The highlight of the night was the hilarious Officer Colt Cabana beating the Weedman and forcing him to become his deputy. I was laughing at Cabana’s heel work in front of the JCW fans. Cabana delivered some hilarious lines on the mic as well.

JCW used a great video package to make Rob Conway come across as a dangerous gun for hire in the main event. I liked the storytelling in the match with Conway using submissions, but he was only able to take out Rhino after he revealed that he had used a protective steel plate when Rhino nailed him with the Gore. The Sabu-2 Tuff Tony singles match that occurred once Conway left the ring after Brown couldn’t pay him anymore money wasn’t as good as the tag match.

JCW does a lot of things right from a storyline standpoint. The company tells logical stories that are heavy on humor and character driven wrestlers. The production quality is very good by iPPV standards, but they need to get rid of the dangerous chairshots and stunts.

You can order a replay of “St. Andrews Brawl” at Pyschopathiclive.com. JCW’s next iPPV airs on May 18.

Contact Sean at PWTorchSean@gmail.com


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