TCW Show 13-33 Recap and Review
Posted by Jesse Nguyen on 09.05.2013
This week's TCW includes Sigmon vs. Purple Haze, Americos vs. Shawn Shultz, an announcement from Michael Barry, and in the main event, Jon Saxon defends the TCW Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Kincaid!
Match #1: Sigmon vs. Purple Haze
Haze and Sigmon trade holds, until Sigmon gets the upper hand with a shoulder tackle. Haze quickly gets back up and hits an arm drag. Both competitors back to their feet and lock up again. Sigmon sends Haze to the corner, but he leaps over and nails Sigmon with a leg lariat and standing dropkick. Sigmon clocks Haze with a forearm to get the advantage. Sigmon taunts to the crowd before stomping and chocking Haze in the corner. Haze fights back with a series of strikes and sends Sigmon into the corner. Haze charges but Sigmon gets the boot up. Sigmon hits a snap suplex and goes for a cover. Only a two count. Haze fighting to his feet, but Sigmon hits a dropkick and goes for a cocky cover. Not enough to give Sigmon the win. Sigmon sends Haze to the mat with a scoop slam and goes to the top. Flies with a elbow drop, but Haze gets out of the way. Haze gains the momentum with a series of clothesline followed by a back body drop. Haze goes for a cover, but Sigmon gets the shoulder up. Haze runs at the rope, and Sigmon follows and mows him down with a lariat! Sigmon taunts once again before hitting a dragon suplex. Sigmon locks in the Winner's Circle and Haze taps out!
Winner by submission, Sigmon
Decent opener for the show. Haze got in a good amount of offense and it makes Sigmon look strong as he puts himself into the TCW Heavyweight Title picture. There was a lot of taunting from Sigmon, which really built up a lot of heat for him
Sigmon grabs a mic and talks about how he wants to fight Vordell Walker for attacking him during the Rumble Riot. Sigmon claims he deserves the first title shot against Scott Phoenix since he was never eliminated from the Rumble Riot.
Commercial break featuring Matt Hardy
Match #2: Americos vs. 'Mr. Everyone Knows' Shawn Shultz
Shultz shows his power early, taking Americos down with a snap mare. Shultz gets a wristlock, but Americos uses his agility to get out of it. Shultz knocks down Americos, who kips up and hits his own shoulder tackle. Americos hits a roaring elbow and Shultz goes to the outside. Americos threatens with a dive, but Shultz rolls back in. Americos goes to the top and nails a double axe handle. Shultz goes back outside, and Americos flies over the top with a plancha! Both back in the ring, and Shultz goes to the mask to get leverage. Americos is sent to the corner, and he gets the elbow up on a charging Shultz. He goes again, and Americos tries to get the boots up. Shultz grabs the boots and sets them on the middle rope. Shultz grabs Americos' head and slams it into the mat.
Shultz has a full nelson, and he converts it into a reverse DDT. Goes for the cover, but Americos kicks out. Shultz lifts Americos onto the top rope, who fights out and tries for a tornado DDT. Shultz manages to avoids it and sends Americos to the apron. Americos lands a kick to the head and goes back to the top. Shultz regains his bearings and takes away Americos balance. Shultz goes to the top, but Americos fights back and knocks him down. Americos flies with a Swanton! Goes for the pin, 1...2...3!
Americos wins by pinfall
Alright match. Nothing outstanding, but it shows that both Americos and Shultz have potential to put on some good matches
Main Event - 4th match in best of 7 series for TCW Jr. Heavyweight Championship, John Saxon (c) vs. Kincaid w/Boyd Bradford
Bradford slaps Saxon and runs, but it is not enough to give Kincaid an advantage as Saxon mows Kincaid down. They lock and trade holds until there is a standoff. Kincaid gets the upper hand with a wristlock, but Saxon counters into his own wristlock. Saxon sends Kincaid to the mat and they both stand up. Trading holds once again, both showing their technical prowess. Saxon manages to get the upper hand again, maybe getting in Kincaid's head. Saxon locks in a unique Japanese stranglehold, keeping Kincaid at bay. Saxon falls back with a backbreaker, and Kincaid rolls to the outside. Kincaid gets back into the ring, and is met with a kick to the gut. Saxon hits a Tiger Bomb, and goes for a Texas Cloverleaf. Kincaid manages to fight out and kicks Saxon into the corner. Kincaid drives Saxon head into the turnbuckle.
Kincaid hooks Saxon's jaw before lifting him up and hitting an uppercut. Kincaid rakes his nails against Saxon's back, following it up with a uppercut. Kincaid runs to the ropes, but Saxon mows him down with a lariat. Saxon springs off the middle rope and hits a legdrop! Kincaid counters Saxon attempt to lift him up with a jawbreaker. Kincaid throws Saxon into the corner, who collapses. Kincaid sends Saxon to the ropes and follows him. Kincaid sweeps the legs, then continues the attack with a bite to the head. Kincaid lands a butterfly suplex, flowing right into a head scissor submission. Saxon fights his way to his feet and goes for an elbow drop, but Kincaid avoids up and slams Saxon's head against the mat. Kincaid keeps up the attack as Saxon makes it to the corner. Kincaid hits a snapmare and stretches Saxon's arms out. Saxon gets to his feet and hits a shoulder tackle, followed by a super kick! Goes for the pinfall, but Kincaid gets the shoulder up. Saxon goes to the top, but Kincaid takes away his balance. Kincaid lifts Saxon onto his shoulders and nails a Finlay roll. Kincaid climbs to the top, leaping with a double stomp. Saxon rolls away and goes for an attack. Kincaid counters with a powerslam and jumps with a standing double stomp! Kincaid springboards off the second rope and nails a dropkick! Cover by Kincaid. 1...2...no! Kincaid locks in a chinlock. Saxon gets to his feet, but Kincaid throws him down. Kincaid goes for an elbow drop, but Saxon avoids it. They get to their feet and Saxon attacks with strikes. Saxon nails a flying forearm in the corner and rolls Kincaid up. Still not enough as they keep fighting. Saxon lifted onto the apron and the battle continues with a series of elbow strikes. Saxon goes for a sunset flip, but Kincaid grabs the ropes! 1...2...3!
Winner by pinfall, and new TCW Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kincaid
Great match. While I would still say Kincaid and Saxon have not put on a match as good as the first one in the series, this one came very close. These two have some awesome chemistry and each match they have had against each other has been noteworthy. I can't wait to see how the rest of the series plays out
Michael Barry in the ring, talking about the incident during the no DQ match against Titan. Barry asks for his fellow wrestlers to come out and share the moment with him. Barry announces his retirement from professional wrestling. Alan Steel comes out with Rich Rude. Steel and Barry stare at each other until they finally hug, seeming to end the rivalry they had. This ends the show.
The 411: Very good show this week with some good wrestling. Backstage promos were alright, but nothing stood out as far as mic work except for Michael Barry. Sad to see him retire, as he is one of TCW's best. Main event alone is worth checking this show out.