Written by: Bob Colling
Squared Circle Wrestling presents Nothing Left To Prove
From: Binghamton, NY
Opening Contest: Yusuke Kodama vs. Jason Axe: Early on, Axe slaps Kodama in the corner and taunts his opponent. Axe is teaching Kodama English to show he’s a nice guy. Kodama kicks Axe on the leg a few times to get the advantage. Kodama comes off the ropes to head scissors Axe. Axe yanks Kodama off the middle rope to gain the advantage. Kodama nearly wins with a sunset flip, but runs into a clothesline from Axe. Kodama dropkicks Axe and delivers a few kicks. Kodama connects with a handspring back elbow for a two count. Axe ducks a kick to plant Kodama with a spinebuster for a near fall. Axe drives Kodama into the corner and hits a Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Kodama counters a fisherman suplex and plants Axe with a DDT from the apron into the ring. Kodama nails Axe with a kick to the head and wins the match. (*3/4. The crowd loves Kodama and he’s pretty good. The action was rather basic here and Axe didn’t do much of anything to standout during the match. Axe has fallen off physically compared to his main event run a handful of years prior. Kodama did a lot of the same stuff that Tajiri has done and it got over with the crowd.)
Second Contest: Kevin Matthews vs. Pepper Parks: The fans have no idea who Kevin Matthews is. Well, they are at least chanting “who the fuck are you” to get under his skin. Matthews knocks Parks off the apron during his entrance. Parks knee lifts Matthews in the corner and hits a snap suplex into the corner. Parks dives over the top to hit a somersault dive and hits the floor hard due to Matthews not doing a great job to catch Parks. Matthews tosses Parks into the corner with a suplex. Matthews chokes Parks in the corner followed by a scoop slam. Matthews hits a slingshot splash from the apron for a two count. Parks avoids a splash by getting his boot up and kicks Matthews to the corner. Parks and Matthews trade strikes until Parks hits a powerslam. Parks plants Matthews with a sit out spinebuster for a two count. They trade overhand chops with Parks getting the advantage. Matthews drives Parks down with a pump handle spinning sit out slam for a two count. Matthews signals for the Ego Driver, but Parks breaks free and big boots Matthews for a two count. Matthews plants Parks with a flatliner and the Ego Driver for a near fall. Parks fights Matthews off the middle rope and leaps off the top only to roll through and hit a superkick followed by a neckbreaker. Parks leaps off the top for another neckbreaker for the win. (**. Not a bad debut match for Matthews who displayed some good power moves and I’d have to think he won over a good portion of the crowd. Matthews has had some good matches in PWS and working in 2CW would be a welcomed addition to the roster.)
Third Contest: Dick Justice vs. George Gatton vs. Jessicka Havok vs. Joe Gacy: The match was originally starting off as a three way between Justice, Gatton and Gacy. They do comedy with Justice using a finger gun. Gacy doesn’t buy into the gun and Gacy rips something up. Jessicka Havoc makes her way out to make the match a four way. Havok says she didn’t come to the show from Orlando to do nothing. She has some unfinished business with Justice.
Justice has a standoff with Havok before being shoved. Havok forearms Justice and they begin to trade forearm strikes. Havok sends Justice to the floor. Gatton nearly pins Gacy with a rollup. Havok chops Justice on the floor. Gacy tosses Gatton across the ring. Justice misses a running boot and hits the railing. Havok hits her running boot against the railing. Gacy superkicks and knee strikes Gatton followed by a snap suplex. Gacy is slammed to the mat by Havok and Justice. Justice misses a clothesline and Havok tries for a back suplex, but can’t hit the move. Justice can’t pick Havok up either. Justice splashes Havok agains the ropes, but Justice is met with a clothesline and falls to the floor. Gatton almost pins Havok with a rollup. Havok tosses Gatton over the top to the floor onto both Gacy and Justice. Havok takes everyone out on the floor. Justice jabs Havok a few times to send her into the corner. Justice splashes Havok in the corner followed by a clothesline. Gatton plants Justice with a cutter out of the corner. Gatton chops Gacy several times, but Gacy comes back with a powerbomb and Death Valley Driver on Gatton. Gacy nearly wins following a kick to Gatton’s head, but Havok shoved Gacy to the floor and stole the pin. (*1/2. The crowd was most interested in Havok’s surprise and reacted well to her offense. The action was rather basic and not very strong. The finish was kind of lackluster, too. The crowd is responding well to everything, so that made it not a dreadful viewing experience.)
Fourth Contest: Slyck Wagner Brown vs. Jay Freddie: They start off with some basic mat wrestling with neither man getting a clear advantage. Brown clotheslines Freddie over the top to the floor to get the first advantage of the match. Brown catapults Freddie throat first into the bottom of the guard railing. Brown jabs Freddie with a wooden leg that a fan gave him. They trade a few chops on the floor against the railing. Brown hits Freddie with a drink it appeared. Freddie drops Brown over the railing chest first and follows up with a suicide dive. Freddie whacks Brown with a metal cane and chokes Brown with the cane. Freddie hits a missile dropkick for a near fall. Freddie gets a two count following an elbow drop coming off the ropes. Browns takes Freddie over with a double under hook suplex for a two count. Brown controls Freddie with a wrist lock and cuts Freddie off coming off the ropes. Brown puts a camel clutch on Freddie. Freddie counters a powerbomb with a hurricanrana. Freddie jump kicks Brown followed by a side suplex and a running knee strike for a two count.
Freddie kicks Brown from behind and follows up with a snap suplex for a two count. Freddie tries for the Sharpshooter, but Brown kicks Freddie away. Freddie gets yanked off the middle rope and Brown hits a middle rope leg lariat for a near fall. Freddie forearms Brown, but Brown hits a swinging side slam for a two count. Freddie uppercuts Brown but Brown fights back with strikes. Freddie sends Brown to the floor but runs into a kick. Brown hits a top rope moonsault for the win. (**3/4. That was a solid undercard match with a rather surprising result. I wasn’t expecting Brown to pickup the win. Once they got past the mat wrestling they worked a fun match and kept my interest.) After the match, Brown hugs Freddie.
Fifth Contest: Michael Christopher vs. Super Beast: Christopher had previously worked as Guy Sunshine and then drastically changed his persona. Of course, the 2CW crowd will not let him forget the Guy Sunshine character. Beast works over Christopher with clotheslines and chops. Christopher dropkicks Beast a few times followed by a splash. Beast scoop slams Christopher but misses a splash in the corner. Christopher dropkicks Beast on the mat and hits a leg drop. Christopher comes off the top to double stomp Beast for the win. (DUD. Yeah, that just kinda happen.)
Sixth Contest: Guero Loco & Steve McKenzie vs. Brute Van Slyke & Kevin Graham vs. Isys Ephex & Ted Goodz: Graham and Ephex start the match. Ephex is dressed like he’s Santa Claus. I’d be lying if I said I had any interest in this match. Ephex sits Loco on his lap to play into teh Santa character. Graham tags in and beats on Ephex from behind. Goodz comes off the top to double stomp Graham’s arm. Goodz takes Graham down to the mat with wrist control. Graham is met with a rolling kick on the mat. McKenzie tags in to work over Graham delivering a scoop slam. Loco arm drags Graham to keep control of the match. McKenzie and Loco spend some time to work over Graham hitting a double side Russian leg sweep. Brute pulls Graham to the corner and tags himself in. Brute is worked over by McKenzie and Loco, but Brute takes them both over with a back suplex. Brute tosses McKenzie with an overhead suplex for a two count. Goodz entered to breakup the pin attempt. Graham splashes McKenzie in the corner and delivers a rolling neck snap for a two count. Graham tags in Brute to keep control on McKenzie.
Brute taunts McKenzie for not being able to tag out to anyone on the apron. Brute takes McKenzie over with a northern lights suplex for a two count. Graham is stopped by McKenzie with a jawbreaker. Loco knee lifts Graham but Graham gets a head scissors on Loco. McKenzie puts a head scissors on Graham and Ephex enters to put a Boston Crab on Loco causing everyone to roll over. Goodz enters to put a chin lock on McKenzie. Brute big boots Goodz and decks Ephex. Brute is stopped on the middle rope by Goodz and Ephex with a kick. They try for a double suplex on Brute, but McKenzie and Loco come over but are kicked away. Brute nails Goodz and Ephex with a middle rope clothesline. Loco cleans house with a few running forearms. Brute doesn’t fall down until a strike by McKenzie. McKenzie big boots Graham for a two count. Brute decks McKenzie off the top rope and Loco gets met with a chop block/clothesline combo by Graham and Brute. Brute gets sent to the floor and Ephex plants Graham with a Falcon Arrow. Goodz and Ephex pin Loco. (*1/2. As I said, I didn’t have much interest in this match to begin with. The action wasn’t awful, but I just couldn’t find myself to care. The finish was rather weak. Loco was wiped out for several moments before actually getting pinned. I’ve never been a fan of those kinds of finishes.)
Seventh Contest: 2CW Heavyweight Champion Sami Callihan vs. Dalton Castle: Callihan nails Castle with a boot to send Castle to the floor. Callihan sends Castle into the guard railing. Callihan works over Castle with a metal cane. Castle head scissors Callihan on the floor. Castle is met with a kick on the apron and Sami hits a springboard clothesline off the apron. Callihan takes Castle out with a suicide dive. Castle fights back with a suicide dive of his own. Castle sends Callihan to the floor and tosses Sami into the guard railing. Castle tries to get a count-out victory but Sami returns to the ring. Castle continues to beat on Sami on the floor. Sami sends Castle through the curtain and they continue to brawl. Castle is met with a knee strike in the corner. Sami connects with a running boot in the corner. Sami delivers a running boot wash in the corner. Sami plants Castle with a slingshot spinning suplex for a two count. Sami clotheslines Castle in the corner, but Castle tries for a suplex. Sami blocks the suplex, but a second attempt is successful for Castle.
Castle knee strikes Sami in the corner and drops Sami over the top turnbuckle before hitting a running knee strike for a two count. Castle lays Sami on the turnbuckle trying for another suplex. Sami elbows out of the hold and they trade strikes on the middle rope. Sami chops Castle and kicks Castle’s knee off the middle rope. Sami nearly wins with a sit down powerbomb. Castle counters the Stretch Muffler for a two count. Castle plants Sami with a deadlift German for a two count. Sami almost wins with a rollup and nails Castle with a big boot for the win. After the match, they embrace but Sami backs Castle into the corner and Castle leaves. (**1/4. A decent match, but maybe a little disappointing. The finish felt like it came out of nowhere. They relied on some brawling outside the ring and some comedy to get through the match. I felt like their goal here wasn’t to have an outstanding match. It wasn’t bad, but was something I was hoping to get more out of.)
Eighth Contest: Pete D. Order vs. Rob Cook: This is going to get a long story short treatment. I mean, look at the final two matches and that should tell you why I’m not inclined to give this match a lot of notes. Bin Hamin tries to get involved but gets punched off the apron by Cook. Cook leaps off the middle rope to hit a modified flatliner for the win. This was so short that even my long story short summary still told the majority of what happened.
Mikey Metaxas comes out to proclaim that Xcite Wrestling is better than 2CW Wrestling. Jason Axe comes out to hit Mikey with a chair and then puts Mikey through a table with a powerbomb off the apron.
Ninth Contest: Matt Hardy vs. Sean Carr: Hardy is getting some great heat from the crowd before the match begins. Early on, Carr controls Hardy with a hammerlock until a back elbow stops Carr. They go to the floor where Hardy works over Carr with strikes. Carr slams Hardy’s face onto the apron followed by right hands. Carr nails Hardy with a big boot against the railing. Carr delivers another running boot strike against the railing. Hardy stops Carr with a clothesline on the floor. They return to the ring where Hardy beats on Carr with elbow strikes. Hardy leg drops Carr for a two count. Hardy keeps control with a clothesline and a bulldog out of the corner. Hardy hits the combination again out of the corner. Carr connects with a spinning heel kick to stop Hardy’s offense. They trade strikes from their knees before standing up. Carr connects with a kick and a discus clothesline for a two count. Carr nails Hardy with a few kicks and a standing moonsault for a two count. Carr hits a missile dropkick off the top for a two count.
Carr strikes Hardy in the corner and boots a charging Hardy. Hardy stops Carr on the middle rope and hits a sit out powerbomb for a two count. Hardy comes off the middle rope to deliver an elbow strike. Hardy hits the Side Effect for a near fall. Hardy gets kicked on the middle rope and Carr connects with a rolling fireman’s carry followed by a middle rope moonsault for a two count. Hardy blocks a superkick, but Carr counters the Twist of Fate with a Death Valley Driver for a near fall as Hardy got his boot on the bottom rope. Hardy connects with a reverse DDT/elbow drop combo for a near fall. Hardy tries for the Twist of Fate again, but Carr hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Carr misses a swanton bomb. Hardy connects with the Twist of Fate but Carr kicks out at two. Carr almost pins Hardy with a rollup. Hardy low blows Carr and hits the Twist of Fate for the three count. (**. It’s not too bad of match, really. I’d consider it to be an average encounter. I really don’t think Hardy should have gone over here. The crowd was ripping Hardy apart and to have Carr win would have been a good moment for Carr in Binghamton.) After the match, Hardy notes that he’s 2CW. Carr cuts a promo saying “this is probably the last time I wrestle in Binghamton.” That’s not true whatsoever. Carr knew he wanted to be a wrestler after seeing a match between Slyck and Samoa Joe in 2CW in 2007.
Main Event: Bullet Club (Kenny Omega & Young Bucks) vs. Cheech, Colin Delaney & Eddie Edwards: Delaney and Nick start off the main event by trading a few wrist locks. Delaney avoids a superkick attempt and Nick taunts Delaney. Matt enters to superkick Colin but Edwards takes both Bucks over with a hurricanrana. Omega enters and is head scissored by Cheech. Omega is met with an elbow shot by Cheech on a suplex attempt. Cheech sends Matt into the corner with a headbutt. Nick tries for a brainbuster, but Edwards makes the save. Bullet Club try for stereo brainbusters, but all three are countered. Bullet Club deliver stereo ten count punches in the corner. Omega tosses Colin into the corner where the Bucks deliver a kick from the apron. Omega is stopped by a Delaney knee after Edwards pulled the Bucks off the apron. Delaney dives off the top onto the Bullet Club on the aisle way! All six men brawl towards the stage. Nick gets superkicked by someone on the stage and falls off into the arms of his partners and is pushed back onto the stage to superkick Edwards, it looks like.
Nick tries for a brainbuster, but Edwards suplexs Nick off the stage onto everyone else on the floor. Omega is nailed by three kicks in the ring. Delaney goes over the top to the floor. Edwards superkicks Nick on the mat but runs into a boot by Omega. Edwards kicks Omega and is met with a superkick by Matt. Omega plants Edwards with a leaping Fame-Asser. Matt taunts Colin with Eddie’s arm and now the referee is trying to follow the rules. Edwards is choked by Omega and Nick in the corner. Edwards continues to be worked over by Nick. Omega continues to work over Edwards on the mat with some basic strikes. Edwards is tripled teamed as the Bullet Club deliver chainsaw forearms. Edwards dumps Omega to the floor and powerbombs Nick onto Matt. Cheech gets tagged in and cleans house with clotheslines. Cheech hits a flipping cutter/neckbreaker on the Bucks. Cheech leaps off of Nick’s back to head scissors Matt to the floor.
Nick goes to the top rope but misses a swanton as Cheech got his knees up. Delaney enters and knocks down the Bucks. Omega is superkicked by the Bucks on accident. Delaney rams the Bucks into each other and drops Omega with a cutter. Delaney and Cheech hit suicide dives to the floor as Edwards slammed Omega. Cheech and Delaney hit elbows off the top onto Omega for a two count. Delaney is nailed by Omega with a knee and a double superkick to Edwards by the Bucks. The referee is met with a double superkick in the corner. Matt is given the wooden leg as Edwards struggles to get up in the corner. Edwards blocks the shot and twists the leg, which Matt sells. Delaney hits a missile dropkick and is met with a slingshot facebuster by Nick. Cheech kicks Nick off the apron and Omega hits a suplex on Cheech. Omega whacks Delaney with the leg and Edwards nails Omega with the leg for a two count.
Edwards superkicks Omega, but walks into three superkicks. Cheech elbows all three Bullet Club guys, but is met with a wooden leg shot to the throat. Nick goes to the apron and hits a double Meltzer Driver for the win. (****. A fun six man tag to close the show and the crowd was hot for it all. It’s always great to have a main event that delivers a highly entertaining match.)
I’d consider this a good overall show as there was some good undercard wrestling and the main event didn’t disappoint. Plus, the crowd was responding to everything and that’s always a plus.
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