Written by: Bob Colling
Squared Circle Wrestling presents Everybody Is Going To Pay
From: Binghamton, NY
Ted DiBiase opens the show making his way to the ring. The fans greet him with a warm ovation as enhancement talent Tim Rouff is in the corner waiting for his match. DiBiase says it is a pleasure to be back in Binghamton. DiBiase says that everyone has a price and he’s the commissioner for the show. He can do whatever he wants to do. He turns his attention to Rouff and mentions how he always stretching. DiBiase says that Rouff must want to be a star and become a somebody if he has wrestling gear on. DiBiase declines to give him match because he can’t wrestle out of a wet plastic bag. DiBiase asks to get a basketball and there just so happens to be one under the ring. If Rouff can dribble the ball fifteen times then he will get a match, but on the fourteenth dribble DiBisse knees the ball to the floor. DiBiase says he’s kidding and decides to give him a match. Cheech trie to blow off DiBiase but Ted grabs him by the throat and Cheech backs off. That’s apparently the opener for tonight.
Opening Contest: Cheech vs. Tim Rouff: Cheech boots Rouff in the midsection for the cheap advantage and lifts Rouff over his shoulder before delivering a knee strike for the quick win.
Cheech gets the microphone and tells the crowd to shut up and puts over all eighteen of his abs. He wants a real challenger and here comes Pete D. Order to answer the challenge.
Second Contest: Cheech vs. Pete D. Order: Cheech cheap shots Order at the start and hammers away on him for a few moments. Order knocks Cheech off his feet with a few running body strikes. Cheech tries for a hip toss, but Order counters with a scoop slam and comes off the ropes missing a leg drop. Cheech boots Order in the corner and hits a sloppy looking tornado DDT followed by a dropkick for a two count. Cheech delivers a headbutt and a boot to Order to knock him down to the mat. Cheech gets a bandana out of his tights and rubs it in Order’s face followed by a shoulder ram in the corner. Order backdrops Cheech and delivers a few right hands. Order delivers a jaw breaker and a big splash for a two count. Order drags Cheech to the corner and comes off the middle rope missing a splash. Cheech leaps off the top rope and delivers a double stomp to Order’s back. Cheech connects with a baseball slide dropkick sliding to the floor and a swinging kick in the corner from the floor for the win. (*1/2. I’ve seen a lot worse from Pete D. Order. They played to their strengths and this wasn’t nearly as bad as I’m use to for Order.)
Third Contest: Marcos vs. Isys Ephex: They do some comedy early on with Ephex tripping Marcos as he ran towards him. It’s not very funny. Ephex knocks Marcos down with a standing dropkick and a clothesline over the top to the floor. Ephex hits a slingshot crossbody from the ring to the floor and takes a sip of beer. Ephex continues with ten punches in the corner but misses a splash. Marcos head scissors Ephex out of the corner followed by a standing hurricanrana for a two count. Marcos does a few push-ups while also choking Ephex on the mat. Marcos continues to beat on Ephex with a seated abdominal stretch. Marcos dropkicks Ephex and hits a head scissors on a kneeling Ephex. Marcos tries for a suplex, but Ephex counters trying for a suplex of his own. Marcos breaks free but can’t hit a Slice Bread and is inside driven down with a powerslam by Ephex. Ephex sends Marcos shoulder first into the post followed by an overhead suplex. Ephex delivers a few kicks to the chest but Marcos head scissors Ephex into the middle turnbuckle and gets a two count on a rollup. Marcos leaps off the top but misses a crossbody attempt. Ephex kicks Marcos on the side of the head and locks in a choke hold. Marcos rolls backwards on his back and has his legs in the ropes to earn the cheap win. (**. A solid match as they both had some decent moves thrown in and did more than I was expecting. I liked the finish as well.)
Fourth Contest: Portia Perez vs. Madison Eagles: The crowd appears to be pumped for this match. They start off with a test of strength with Eagles getting control controlling Portia’s left arm until Perez switches to a hammerlock. Eagles tries to bridge her way out of a head scissors and is able to roll through. Eagles works over Portia’s right arm for a moment on the mat. Perez gets up and stomps Eagles but gets her legs kicked out from under her and rolls to the floor. Eagles gets a cross arm bar on Perez but Perez counters and pulls her hair in a modified surfboard. Perez beats on Eagles with a kick to the back and chokes her on the ropes. Eagles fights back out of the corner with a chop but Perez beats on her with right hands and keeps Eagles on the mat with a headlock briefly. They begin to exchange chops in the ring with Eagles knocking Perez down a few times. Eagles hits a twisting reverse DDT for a two count. Perez stops Eagles with a jawbreaker and a dropkick for a two count. Perez locks in modified Crossface but Eagles elbows out of the hold. Eagles delivers a brainbuster for a two count. Eagles sits Perez on the top turnbuckle and is met with right hands and Perez plants her with a tornado DDT. Jason Axe comes out and talks to Perez on the apron. He’s telling her to come on. Eagles hits a Death Valley Driver onto her knee and wins the match. (**. The mat wrestling stuff wasn’t all that enjoyable, but the overall match was decent. It felt like it went a little longer than it needed to go.) After the match, Axe is upset with Perez losing the match and yells at her.
Fifth Contest: Six-Man Battle Royal: The men involved in this match are Kevin Graham, Brute Van Slyke, ZSIII, Steve Kruz, Steve McKenzie and Loca Vida. This is just the usual battle royal style match of mostly brawling and guys trying to eliminate each other. It’s basically just a six man tag match, but without rules and eliminations over the top being the only way to eliminate someone. Eventually, Graham wins the match by eliminating Vida last. I’d be lying if I said I had any interest whatsoever in this match. After the match, Kruz and McKenzie attack Graham leading to everyone brawling.
Prior to the next match, Jimmy Olsen is glad to see everyone in Binghamton fans taking a break from robbing people to come to a wrestling show. Jimmy and Colin notice that the Best Around isn’t the team because TJ Cannon is hurt. Instead, they are wrestling the Best Available. Thus, they aren’t going to defend the titles tonight since it’s not the Best Around. Bruce Maxwell asks if they are chickens.
Sixth Contest: 2CW Tag Team Champions The Olsen Twins (Colin & Jimmy) vs. The Best Available (Aaron Arbo & Bruce Maxwell): Arbo dives to the floor to take them out with a somersault dive! They brawl in the ring until the champs bail to the floor. Arbo and Maxwell hit suicide dives to keep control of the match. Arbo hits a neckbreaker on Colin for a two count. Colin is slammed to the mat gut first and met with a double splash as Jimmy gets dumped to the floor. Jimmy gets caught coming off the apron with a double team neckbreaker. Colin avoids a splash in the corner but not a kick. Jimmy dumps Arbo to the floor and Maxwell gets kicked twice. Arbo is chopped by Jimmy a few times in the corner as a few fans are chanting “boring”. Colin continues to keep control of the match with a double knee drop. Jimmy controls Arbo with a front face lock and Colin knocks Maxwell off the apron. Colin slams Arbo followed by a knee drop. Jimmy runs into a double boot and Arbo tries for a head scissors, but Jimmy counters with a powerbomb into the corner. Colin hits a slingshot senton from the apron and delivers a few knee drops to the lower back. Arbo tosses the champs with a backdrpp and Maxwell gets the tag.
Maxwell hits a top rope crossbody and then a few forearm strikes on the champs. Colin misses a dropkick and is met with a boot to the face. Jimmy knocks Maxwell off his feet. All four men are in the ring as Arbo tries to help his partner with strikes. Jimmy and Colin are sent into each other and driven down with sit down powerbombs. Colin is slammed to the mat by both men but there’s no referee. Jimmy enters and gets driven down to the mat with a swinging slam, but there’s no referee again. Colin is met with a stunner and a modified Angle Slam, but kicks out at two. Jimmy comes up from behind and rolls Maxwell up from behind and gets the win with his hand on the ropes. (**1/4. The crowd didn’t seem to be all that invested in the match since it wasn’t the Best Around, who had been impressive in previous showings. There were a few decent moments, but for the most part this was completely forgettable and a lackluster match for the Olsen Twins.) After the match, Colin seems to get in a confrontation with a fan in the front row.
Seventh Contest: Eddie Edwards vs. Brodie Lee: Edwards chops Lee to start the match but Lee runs over him with a running shoulder block. Lee hammers away on Edwards in the corner but runs into a big boot. Edwards comes back with a head scissors and tries for a dive but settles for a head scissors in the ring. Lee avoids a slingshot crossbody and nails Edwards with a right hand. Lee continues to beat on Edwards with strikes and chops on the floor. Lee continues to chops Edwards on the floor. Brodie rolls Edwards into the ring and gets knocked down on the apron. Edwards nails Lee with a double stomp on the apron. Edwards takes Lee out with a suicide dive. Edwards keeps control with chops on the floor but gets an uppercut. Lee big boots Edwards over the railing into the crowd and tosses a chair into the ring, which the crowd popped big for. Lee sends Edwards into the ring and stomps away on him. Lee continues to deliver chops and an uppercut. Lee scoop slams Edwards and steps on him. Eddie tries to fight out of the corner but Lee delivers another strike. Edwards and Lee trade strikes on the floor until Lee sends Edwards into the crowd. Edwards tries to send Lee into a chair, but Lee blocks it. Lee jabs Eddie with a chair on the floor and threatens the referee. Lee charges towards Eddie, but is met with a drop toe hold and lands face first onto a few chairs.
Edwards has a steel chair and rams Lee in the face. Edwards uses a fans chair in the front row. Edwards drops Lee throat first over the top rope from the apron and goes under the ring. Eddie has grabbed a brick but gets met with a running big boot and Lee nearly wins the match. Lee clubs Edwards with a clothesline for a two count. Edwards lands on the apron and avoids a boot attempt managing to hit a boot of his own. Edwards comes off the top rope with a missile dropkick. Edwards gets fired up and delivers a knee strike. Edwards delivers a few boot scrapes in the corner. Edwards nails Lee with a running boot strike in the corner. Edwards tries for a suplex, but Lee elbows out. Edwards boots Lee several times and they trade forearm strikes. Edwards superkicks Lee followed by a German suplex for a two count. Lee holds the ropes to avoid a German suplex. Lee connects with a standing dropkick and a superkick. Lee nails Eddie with a big boot in the corner and an overhead suplex for a two count. Lee goes to the top rope but is met with a boot from Edwards. Lee shoves Edwards off but is met with another kick as he stands on the middle rope. Lee grabs Edwards and tries for a chokeslam, but Edwards lands on his feet and almost wins with a backslide. Edwards connects with a lariat but Lee is able to kick out at two on the cover attempt.
Lee avoids a strike off the top and delivers a running knee strike to stop Edwards. Edwards gets out of a powerbomb and they begin to trade strikes. Lee turns Edwards inside out with a big boot and delivers a powerbomb. Lee hits a sit down powerbomb and gets the clean win. (***1/2. I thought this was a really well done match and easily the best thing on the show to this point. The crowd was hooked on what they were doing and the clean finish was a pleasant sight to see. Brodie has been a big deal for 2CW and this is a big win for him. I was hoping for a really good match and they delivered.)
Eighth Contest: 2CW Heavyweight Champion Slyck Wagner Brown vs. Davey Richards: Brown hip tosses Richards early on and does a few pushups to taunt Richards. Brown shoulder blocks Richards and does a few jumping jacks. Richards comes back with a standing dropkick and fakes a dive to the floor and proceeds to do a few pushups. Brown returns and is arm dragged a few times before being taken down to the mat and driven head first into the mat from a head scissors position. Brown goes to the floor and is a little frustrated. Richards takes Brown to the mat and focuses his attack on the left knee. Richards has an Indian death lock on Brown but isn’t able to get a submission. Brown is able to reach the bottom rope but Richards keeps the champ on the mat with Texas Cloverleaf. Brown is able to reach the ropes again. Richards kicks Brown several times in the corner but Brown comes back with a standing dropkick. Brown continues to work over Richards with stomps in the corner. Brown continues to work over Richards with blows in the corner to keep control of the match. Richards ducks a clothesline and is met with a swinging side slam for a two count. Brown stops Richards with a boot but gets sent to the apron. Richards delivers a kick and takes the champ out with a suicide dive.
Richards rolls Brown into the ring and goes to the top rope. Richards hits a missile dropkick and Brown rolls to the corner. Richards continues with a running forearm but is met with a boot. They trade a few shots in the middle of the ring. Richards hits a handspring kick for a two count. Richards hooks Brown for a suplex, but Brown avoids it. Brown misses a spear and hits the post shoulder first. Richards delivers a few running boots in the corner and chops Brown on the top turnbuckle. Richards hooks Brown for a superplex and hits it for a two count. Richards switches to a cross arm bar but Brown reaches the ropes to break the hold. Richards gets a fans fake leg and hits Brown with it a few times, which should be a disqualification but the referee just shrugs his shoulders. Richards continues to hit Brown with the fake leg. Richards is met with a jumping leg lariat and Brown gets a two count. Richards is driven down with a full nelson slam for a two count. Brown tries for a Cloverleaf, but Richards stops the champ with a clothesline over the top to the floor. Richards kicks Brown while on the apron. Richards puts Brown over the railing and goes to the top rope. Richards hits a dangerous double stomp!
Back in the ring, Richards kicks Brown and delivers a spinning clothesline for a two count. Richards plants Brown with a tornado DDT and then switches to a cross arm bar in the middle of the ring. Brown gets a rollup for a two count and is met with a kick from Richards. Richards goes to the top rope and gets crotched by Brown. Brown gets knocked off the middle rope and Richards regains his footing. Richards attempts a shooting star press but Brown gets his knees up to block it. Brown hits the Appreciation Bomb but Richards kicks out at two. Richards gets another cross arm bar on Brown but can’t get a submission. Brown counters with a Cloverleaf and pulls Richards to the middle a few times. Brown lowers his knee onto Davey’s back and gets the submission in the middle of the ring! (***1/2. Similar to the Lee/Edwards match, I thought this was a really good match and a huge clean submission for Brown. Davey had a few good spots in there and they delivered a quality match that kept my interest. I thought for sure Brown would cheat to win, but the clean win was refreshing.) After the match, the fans show their appreciation for Richards.
Prior to the next match, Jason Axe says that Mikey Metaxes has made a huge mistake accepting his challenge. Mikey decides to slap Axe.
Main Event: Jason Axe vs. Mikey Metaxas: Axe responds with a right hand and hammers away Mikey. Axe continues to pummel Mikey with right hands on the mat and chokes him with his knee. Axe chokes Mikey over the bottom rope and delivers a kick to the ribs. Axe locks in an ankle lock but Mikey isn’t going to give up yet. Mikey reaches the bottom rope to break the hold. Mikey tries to fight back but gets knocked back down to the mat. Mikey gets a sunset flip for a cover but Axe kicks out. Mikey backdrops Axe over the top to the floor and the crowd gets behind Mikey. Mikey plays to the crowd on the apron and goes to the top rope. Mikey leaps off the top and is met with a chair shot from Axe! Axe sets up a table over the railing and apron. Axe whacks Mikey over the back with a steel chair. Axe has Mikey on the apron and powerbombs him through the table on the floor. Jay Freddie runs out and chases after Axe but isn’t able to get his hands on him.
Ted DiBiase comes out with a microphone and says he knows the history between them. DiBiase says on April 22nd in Watertown they will square off inside a steel cage. Axe isn’t happy about that stipulation. Marcos comes out to confront DiBiase for some reason. Marcos offered to be Ted’s bodyguard but was rejected. It’s a little hard to hear what they are talking about due to various crowd noise. DiBiase suggests that Marcos either take his best shot or leave. DiBiase takes his jacket off and Marcos wants to calm down the situation. DiBiase avoids a shot and puts the Million Dollar Dream on Marcos to knock him out. DiBiase has a wad of cash and puts a dollar into Marco’s mouth.
The two matches that I thought would deliver certainly did, but I’m not sure if a two match show can make the whole show worthwhile. There isn’t anything overly bad, really. I had no interest in the battle royal, but I wouldn’t consider it awful. It’s probably a skippable show, but the final two matches (not counting the final segment with Axe), are worth checking out. I’ll give it a very mild thumbs up show as it was entertaining despite it not being an A-level show from 2CW in terms of star power used.
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