Written by: Bob Colling
Squared Circle Wrestling presents Christmas Chaos
From: Elmira, NY
Opening Contest: Dalton Castle vs. Tommaso Ciampa: Ciamps rams a viking helmet into the backside of Castle on the apron before the match officially begins. Castle grabs a viking helmet himself and they have a standoff. Their helmets come off with Ciampa breaking his. Castle wants Ciampa to kiss his hand but that’s not going to happen. Ciampa chops Castle in the corner as the match finally gets going and stomps Castle in the corner several times. Ciampa nails Castle with a running knee in the corner a couple of times. Castle stops Ciampa by dropping him throat first across the top rope and follows up with a big splash. Caimpa nearly steals a victory with a rollup but Castle quickly comes back with a clothesline. Castle gets a near fall following a back suplex. Castle slams Ciampa gut first to the canvas a coupe of times to maintain control of the bout. Castle knee lifts Ciampa and taunts the fans for having the advantage in the match.
Castle nails Ciampa with a big boot but Ciampa battles back with a series of chops. Ciampa runs over Castle with a clothesline and drops Castle over his knee with a back breaker for a near fall. Castle blocks a shining wizard and drops Ciampa to the canvas for a two count. Ciampa hits a sunset flip power bomb/back breaker for the victory. (**1/2. Not a bad opener to the show, though the match came across really basic. These two would be capable of a lot more as both men didn’t even hit some of their trademark offense in the match. Nonetheless, a good start to the show.)
Second Contest: Kevin Graham vs. Cheech vs. Magnus vs. Matt Taven vs. Pepper Parks: Magnus opens the match knocking everyone down with clotheslines and puts a Texas Cloverleaf on Cheech in the middle of the ring but Graham broke up the submission. Magnus is double teamed in the corner by Cheech and Graham. Cheech hits a slingshot denton from the apron and Graham gets a near fall. Taven pulls Cheech to the floor and Parks drops Graham with several right hands. Parks backdrops Graham and follows up with a big splash in the corner. Parks hits a snap suplex into the corner but Cheech enters to hit a STO. Taven tries his luck and hits a middle rope missile dropkick followed by a big boot in the corner on Cheech. Taven kicks Cheech on the side of the head following a springboard to send him to the floor. Parks plants Taven with a neck breaker and a swinging neck breaker for a two count. Magnus enters to break up the pin and begins trading right hands with Parks and they fall to the floor.
Cheech is taunting the fans but is kicked off the middle rope by Taven. Taven takes everyone out on the floor with a dive over the top! Magnus avoids a spin kick and hits a sit out scoop slam. Cheech nearly pins Magnus with a rollup from behind. Magnus hits a Rock Bottom and pins Cheech just before Taven can break up the pin attempt. (***1/4. I could have watched that for a few more minutes. This was non-stop action and it delivered some quality entertainment. This is the best that I’ve seen from Parks, too.)
Third Contest: Necro Butcher vs. Brute Van Slyke in a no holds barred match: Brute hammers away on Butcher early on and clotheslines Necro over the top to the floor. Butcher rams Brute face first into the top turnbuckle several times and leaps off the top rope to hit an awkward looking head butt. Butcher big boots Brute to the floor and plays to the crowd. Butcher chops Brute on the floor but Brute comes back with right hands of his own. Butcher lifts the protective mats on the floor but is stopped by Brute with a few head butts. Butcher sends Brute chest first into the guard railing and rams the ring steps into Brute’s head several times. Brute sends Butcher into the railing back first but misses with a ring steps attempt. Butcher and Brute continue to trade strikes on the floor.
Butcher avoids a running strike with a kick to the midsection. Brute rams Butcher head first into the apron. Butcher grabs Brute’s groin and yanks down. Brute catches Necro coming off the apron and rams him back first into the ring post and hits a scoop slam on the floor. Brute continues to work over Butcher gouging his eyes in the ring. Brute drives Butcher into the corner and hits a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Brute goes to the floor looking for something and tosses a chair into the ring. Brute works over Butcher with the chair and locks in a camel clutch. Butcher reaches the ropes to seemingly break the hold in a match that it would apply to. Brute rams the chair into Butcher’s face and hits a double arm choke slam for a near fall. Butcher punches the chair into Brute’s face and works over Brute with the chair. Butcher struggles but hits a chair assisted scoop slam and gets a near fall. They begin to trade right hands until Brute hits a lariat for a two count. Brute hits a couple more short arm clotheslines and that gets the victory. (*1/2. Butcher is brutal to watch wrestling in 2014. He is far too old and doesn’t have the appeal that he had some ten years ago. Thankfully the right guy went over here.)
Fourth Contest: 2CW Heavyweight Champion Nick Ando vs. Juggerdawg vs. Jay Freddie vs. Colin Delaney: Juggerdawg is Jason Axe under a mask, for those who don’t know already. Delaney wastes no time hitting Ando with a suicide dive during his entrance to get the match started quickly. Axe decides against doing a dive and is quickly pinned by Jay Freddie from behind, so Juggerdawg is eliminated within the first minute.
Delaney and Freddie shake hands as they square off in the ring. Ando slides in from behind and clotheslines Freddie before hammering away on Delaney. Ando hits a running dropkick in the corner on both challengers. Freddie comes back with a clothesline and Delaney big boots Ando in the corner. Freddie and Delaney hit a Samoan Drop/middle rope neck breaker combo on Ando as well. Colin and Jay begin to exchange chops and right hands with Colin getting the better of the exchange. Freddie chops Delaney in the corner but Colin comes back with a few chops of his own. Freddie hits a running uppercut in the corner to knock Delaney silly in the corner. Delaney backdrops Freddie to the apron and heel kicks Ando. Delaney places Ando on the top rope but Ando fights back with right hands and looks for a power bomb but Delaney counters with a middle rope backdrop. Freddie hits a top rope DDT on Delaney and Delaney lands on top of Ando!
Some music begins to play and Jason Axe makes his way back out to the ring and says he had a flight delay so he is actually here to compete. Axe is attacked by the other three wrestlers and rolled back into the ring where Freddie continues to work over Axe. Freddie hits a suicide dive on Delaney after hitting a backdrop on Axe. Axe dropkicks Freddie across the top rope and delivers a running knee strike in the corner. Axe plants Freddie with a spine buster but is met with a kick to the head by Delaney. Ando nails Delaney with a clothesline and is nearly rolled up by Freddie after a spear attempt. Freddie drops Ando with a side suplex and Axe delivers a kick to Jay’s face followed by an overhead suplex. Freddie locks in a Sharpshooter on Axe but Ando enters and breaks up the hold. Freddie kicks Ando in the corner and heads to the top rope where Ando hits a spear in midair to eliminate Freddie.
Delaney plants Axe with a DDT from out of the corner to eliminate Axe! Delaney is tossed out of the corner by Ando who hits a big boot but can’t keep Colin down on the cover attempt. Ando clotheslines Delaney but Colin hits an elevated knee strike and goes for the cover but Ando reaches the bottom rope to break the count. Delaney heads to the top rope but Ando cuts him off. Ando gets crotched on the top rope and Delaney heads to the top turnbuckle as well. Ando attempts a top rope hurricanrana but Delaney holds onto the ropes and hits a middle rope ace crusher. Delaney puts Ando back on the top turnbuckle and hits a middle rope tombstone but Ando somehow manages to kick out! Delaney misses a top rope elbow drop and Ando rolls Delaney up to retain the title. (***1/2. That was a really good four way match. I wasn’t expecting that type of action, but this was done extremely well. Ando continues to impress in 2CW, whether people like it or not. Delaney is on a fabulous run in his career and Freddie is solid hand in the ring as well. A really fun match for the championship.)
Fifth Contest: Dojo Brothers vs. Biff Busick & Gregory Edwards: Biff and Strong start the match with Busick backing Strong into a corner but cleanly breaks away. A few moments later, Strong does the same for Biff. Eddie and Gregory are now in the match with Gregory getting control of Eddie’s arm briefly as Eddie gets control of Gregory’s arm in short order. Gregory works over Eddie in the corner with a series of chops but Eddie recovers and drops Gregory with a chop of his own. Eddie rams Gregory face first into Strong’s boot in the corner and the Dojo Bros begin to work over Gregory with several chops. Roderick gets a near fall following a vertical suplex. Eddie is rammed into the corner and Biff works over Eddie briefly with strikes. Gregory comes back in and is met with a hip toss. Roderick tags back in and viciously chops Gregory followed by a standing dropkick for a near fall.
Biff tags back in and rakes Roderick’s eyes to maintain control of the match. Biff misses a splash in the corner and Eddie knocks Gregory off the apron with a big boot. Strong misses a chop and so does Eddie as they hit their hands on the ring post. Busick works over Strong in the corner but is met with a kick in the corner. Eddie hits a senton off the top but Roderick only gets a near fall. Eddie works over Busick in the corner with chops. Strong tags back in and continues to work over Busick in the corner. Eddie runs into a big boot and misses a spear hitting the ring post and crashes to the floor. Gregory drops an elbow on Eddie for a near fall. Eddie can’t get any momentum going as Biff and Gregory continue to work over Eddie as Biff hits a vertical suplex. Eddie counters and drops Biff with a vertical suplex of his own. Gregory knocks Strong off the apron and stomps on Eddie. Eddie counters a double back suplex attempt and hits a overhead belly to belly suplex on Busick onto Gregory in the corner.
Strong gets the hot tag and cleans house with running knee lifts and a back suplex on Biff for a two count. Strong and Eddie nail Biff with running kicks in the corner and Eddie hits a sit out slam on Biff for Strong to get a near fall. Gregory pulls Eddie to the floor and super kicks Strong so that Biff can hit an overhead suplex for a near fall. Gregory super kicks both Eddie and Strong. Eddie is pulled back into the ring but Strong shoves Gregory off the middle rope to the floor. Strong has Biff over his shoulder and Eddie hits a double stomp for the win! (***1/4. This was another really enjoyable tag team match with Gregory and Biff holding their own in the ring with two of the best wrestlers going today. The fans were into the action, as well which is always a plus.)
Sixth Contest: Isys Ephex vs. Guy Sunshine: They shake hands with Sunshine kissing Ephex’s hand and decked with a right hand for a near fall. Ephex gets another two count following a tilt a whirl back breaker. Ephex takes Sunshine over with a head scissors for a near fall. Guy dropkicks Ephex from behind for a near fall. Isys comes back with a few clotheslines and drops Sunshine with a spin kick for a two count. Ephex counters a head scissors in the corner by kicking Guy right in the face while he was doing a handstand. Sunshine hits a back breaker and a neck breaker but can’t keep Ephex down on the cover attempt. Ephex hits a modified pump handle overhead suplex for a near fall. Ephex drops Guy across his knee head first but only gets a two count. Sunshine counters a Burning Hammer and hits a double stomp to the back for the win. (*1/2. That could have been a lot worse.)
Seventh Contest: Sean Carr & Short Sleeve Sampson vs. Team CK: Originally, Tracy Smothers was to make his debut and team with Carr, but was pulled due to injury so Sampson makes his return to 2CW. This match goes on for quite sometime and I’d be lying if I said I was interested in it. Sampson got the win following the Worm onto Kage.
Eighth Contest: Cherry Bomb vs. Mickie James: Early on, each woman focuses on their opponents arm. They also trade headlocks on the canvas as the first few minutes of the match are rather slow and uninteresting. James gets a near fall following a dropkick as the match begins to pickup in pace. Cherry gets some offense going with an arm drag and dropkick for a near fall. James gets a two count following a seated dropkick and Cherry does the same move. Cherry locks in the Cattle Mutilation but James breaks the hold and rolls to the floor. Mickie is stalling and kind of acting as a heel with the fans giving her a heel reaction. James blocks a baseball slide by trapping Cherry in the apron and pummels her with right hands followed by a super kick for a near fall.
James keeps control with a camel clutch but isn’t able to get a submission. Cherry elbows Mickie in the corner but James plants her with a neck breaker for a two count. James kicks Cherry in the midsection but Cherry fights back with a Codebreaker to drop Mickie. They begin to trade right hands with Cherry getting the better of the exchange and drops James with a few clotheslines. James misses a spear and hits the ring post and Cherry dropkicks Mickie shoulder first into the middle turnbuckle for a near fall. Mickie gets out of a DVD and hits a flapjack. Mickie heads to the top rope and hits a Thez Press but Cherry is able to kick out at two. Mickie goes for a jumping DDT but Cherry counters and clotheslines James. Cherry heads to the top rope and hits a missile dropkick for a near fall! Mickie rolls through a rollup and pins Cherry. (**1/2. That was a decent women’s match. They’d have an even better match in April at LOTE.)
Main Event: Jim Duggan, Jasper Whipple & Rob Cook vs. Bin Hamin, Pete D. Order & EMT: Rob Cook just played a heel role a few matches ago and is now on the baby face team for the main event. As per usual with Duggan matches on the independents he and his buddies take care of the anti-American heels and they pin all three of them to send the fans home happy.
This is one of the better 2CW shows despite a lackluster main event. The 2CW Championship match was a highlight as was the Dojo Brothers tag match. The five man scramble match was a really fun match too. I’d say this was a worthwhile event and people would enjoy the show. The fans in attendance certainly did.
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