ErinQuinn wrote:Forth WrestleCircus show was tonight. Show started around 6 and didn't let out until 11:30. Building was sold out, with only SRO available day off I think
-MOTN for me was ACH/Hero; it was top level bully Hero and you couldn't flabbergasted a better fiery babyface than the hometown guy.
-Elgin vs Cobb delivered as the hoss fight it was going to be. It's a sight to see Elgin get chucked around, and to see Cobb get powerbombed all over the ring. Finish felt a bit anti climatic, but this was a long show so crowd was getting worn out
-surprise of the night was Cabana/Guevara. Sammys had a great year but Colt didn't feel like the ideal opponent, but they worked really well together and Sammy plays off really well getting pissed at Cabanans antics. Crowd was on fire at the bell, I've seriously never heard that loud a dueling chant before. The building they're running has great acoustics. Sammy got the victory which was a great sign that the Texas talent isn't going to get the short end of the stick booking wise
-The Boys really stepped up against Keith Lee and Shane Taylor. It was a good underdog match that ended in the slaughter you'd imagine. Boys are improving really quickly
-the main event with EC3 vs Pentagon Jr was a total dud. George Gatton appeared again doing The Trashman gimmick from last month and was the distract that led to a roll up EC3 win. Match was less than 10 minutes and was deflating. EC3 isn't working at all and I'm going to be sad if he beats Elgin in January
-there was too much intergender. Joey Ryan and Jade was a Joey Ryan match which feels more uncomfortable the longer it goes; and Dijak/Blanchard had both working really hard but felt like an addition to the card that didn't need to be there.
They also failed to crown their Lady of the Ring champion, as Christi Jaynes lost to Rachel Ellering and thusly didn't get the third win she needed to earn the belt. Feels like it's going to take months to have a women's champ if she needs three wins a row and most of the women booked are doing intergender. Hope this get corrected
-the show was too long at 5 and half hours and 13 matches. It's hard for anything early in the show to stick and the crowd definitely was tiring out by the end of the show.
Good to see they sold out, but 13 matches is ridiculous. They can do the same loaded shows with 8-10 bouts by killing the IG and doing more tags. I want to see this group survive and thrive because I'm tired of L.A. & Chicago having all of the fun and like having a "Super Indie" in my backyard.
Here's a few of my thoughts on the booking, since obviously I wasn't there.
-They are clearly pushing Sammy G, who gets big wins on every show over established indie names. This is smart, and he should be built up to be the face of the company. Aside from being an exceptional talent with massive upside, he's just starting to get noticed nationwide, so he's a few years away from being scooped up, which makes him a good candidate for the long game. He's going to break even bigger in the next year or so, so it would be smart to be the first place to build around him. Plus Texas is his home base. It all just makes sense.
-The Trashman stuff is pure cringe, so I'm glad the crowd shit on it again. And believe me, as others will tell you, you have to work REALLY hard to get an Austin crowd to not react to something. I'm glad Gatton is getting booked (he moved here earlier this year), but he deserves better than this bootleg James Ellsworth shit.
-Imagine laying out the booking & trans expense for Pentagon Jr and wasting him in this manner. Smdh.
-ECIII not being a great worker is no secret, but he didn't really get heat at the show I attended, and it looks like this was a dud too. Elgin should win the title.
-Can't believe Jaynes lost. Wtf. It's hard to book people consistently enough on the indies to make the three in a row gimmick work. Too gimmicky, but if you are going to do it, establish someone right off the bat. Jaynes, like Sammy G, would be perfect because she isn't over exposed and she could be "their" star.
-Gutted I missed Hero/ACH, but Dijak/Blanchard is a total waste of Dijak. And Blanchard, for that matter.