On Thursday night, Florida Championship Wrestling held their latest set of television tapings for the episodes to air on Sunday September 25; Sunday October 2; and Sunday October 9, 2011.
Here are the results:
September 25, 2011 Episode
Your announcers are William Regal and Matt Martlaro.
Match Number One: Mike Dalton defeated Mack Hetfield with a drop kick after rolling through on a sunset flip attempt.
FCW co-General Managers Maxine and Norman Smiley come out and Maxine is holding the FCW Heavyweight Championship. She says that she has some good news and bad news. She says that due to an injury Bo Rotundo will be out of action for a few months and he must relinquish the FCW Heavyweight Championship. As a result, they will be determining a new champion in a ‘Super Eight' Tournament over the next three weeks. There will be four first round matches and then the winners of those matches will meet in a Fatal Four Way Match to determine the new FCW Heavyweight Champion.
The eight participants are FCW 15 Champion Seth Rollins, Leo Kruger, Big E Langston, Leakee, Percy Watson, Damien Sandow, Dean Ambrose, and Husky Harris.
Match Number Two: Damien Sandow defeated Leakee in an FCW Super Eight Tournament Match with a neck breaker to advance to the finals.
Briley Pierce interviews Abraham Washington and Abe mentions that he is back in the ring and that he wants to challenge whoever becomes the new FCW Heavyweight Champion.
Caylee Turner comes to the announce table to join Matt and William for the next match.
Match Number Three: Audrey Marie defeats FCW Divas Champion Aksana to become the new FCW Divas Champion with a rollup after countering a spinebuster.
A segment in the back is shown with Briley trying to interview Aksana but she is unable to talk because she is crying about her loss. Husky Harris stops by and he tells Aksana that she got what she deserved. Aksana tries to apologize and then she hugs Husky but she has a devious look on her face.
Match Number Four: Erick Rowan defeated Corey Graves (Sterling James Keenan) with a choke slam. This was Graves' television debut in FCW.
Match Number Five: Husky Harris defeated Big E Langston in an FCW Super Eight Tournament Match with a shoulder tackle to the knees to advance to the finals.
October 2, 2011 Episode
Your announcers are William Regal and Byron Saxton.
Match Number One: Leo Kruger defeated Percy Watson in an FCW Super Eight Tournament Match with a sleeper to advance to the finals.
Maxine was in the back with Richie Steamboat and she tells Richie that he will face Brad Maddox again but this time Richie is banned from using the super kick because of what he has done to Brad in the past. After Maxine leaves, Aksana stops by to wish Richie luck.
Briley Pierce interviews Big E Langston. Langston says that he might have lost in the tournament but he is putting his name on the list to face the new FCW Heavyweight Champion when he is crowned.
Match Number Two: Abraham Washington defeated Rick Victor with the ‘In Yo Face' elbow drop.
They show a video package for the Ascension (Raquel Diaz, Conor O'Brian, Tito Colon, and Kenneth Cameron)
Match Number Three: Richie Steamboat defeated Brad Maddox in a match where Steamboat was banned from using the super kick with a super kick when the referee was not looking. After the match, Steamboat gave Maddox another super kick in front of the referee.
Briley Pierce interviews the new FCW Divas Champion Audrey Marie.
Match Number Four: Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins with the Midnight Special in an FCW Super Eight Tournament match to advance to the finals. Rollins' arm was taped up before the match and Ambrose worked on it throughout.
October 9, 2011 Episode
Your announcers are Matt Martlaro and William Regal.
Match Number One: Tito Colon, Conor O'Brian, and Kenneth Cameron (with Raquel Diaz) defeated Johnny Curtis and FCW Tag Team Champions CJ Parker and Donny Marlow when Cameron pinned Marlow after a jawbreaker.
AJ Lee comes out to the announce table to join Regal and Martlaro.
Match Number Two: Naomi Knight (with Cameron Lynn and Byron Saxton) defeated Malia (I could not tell what her last name was) with a blockbuster.
Brad Maddox is interviewed by Briley Pierce and Brad challenges Briley to a match.
Match Number Three: Calvin Raines defeated Peter Orlov with a spinebuster.
Richie Steamboat, Aksana, and FCW co-General Manager Maxine came out to watch the main event.
Match Number Four: Leo Kruger defeated Dean Ambrose, Husky Harris, and Damien Sandow when he made Sandow tap out to a sleeper in the finals of the FCW Super Eight Tournament to become the new FCW Heavyweight Champion.
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Florida Championship Wrestling's television program airs on Sunday nights at 6:00 PM on Bright House Sports Network (Channel 47 or 812 for Standard Definition and 1147 for High Definition in the Tampa area) throughout Florida for people who have Bright House Cable. There are replays on Wednesday nights at 10:00 PM and Thursday nights at midnight.