2CW Serve The Servants 8/8/2014
Written by: Bob Colling
Squared Circle Wrestling presents Serve The Servants
From: Oswego, NY
Guy Sunshine drives into the venue with Alberto Del Rio’s music to start the show before doing his usual entrance with his usual theme song. Dick Justice came out to American Badass and riding on a bicycle.
Opening Contest: Guy Sunshine vs. Dick Justice: Sunshine is going to allow Justice to frisk him in the corner, but they go with a lockup. Christopher knee lifts Justice and Justice gets a waist lock on Christopher, which he likes. Justice lets go and runs into a butt strike on the middle rope. Christopher connects with a missile dropkick for a two count. Christopher stomps on Justice followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Justice misses a splash in the corner and Christopher hits two dropkicks for a near fall. Christopher leaps off the middle rope to hit a splash for a two count. Justice fires back with right hands to drop Christopher. Christopher connects with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Justice drives Christopher down with a chokeslam and a leg drop to win the match. (*. There’s nothing much going on here to start the show. It’s a quick match that had a little bit of comedy, but really for the most part not much else.)
Austin Hope makes his way down to the ring and is asked what he looks to accomplish in the company. He wants to be part of the best wrestling company in the country. He’s quickly cutoff by Bin Hamin and his infidels. EMT sends Hope over the top to the floor.
Second Contest: Jasper Whipple vs. Pete D. Order vs. Bin Hamin vs. EMT: This is a gauntlet match meaning that Whipple needs to defeat all three men. Hamin sends Whipple into the corner after a few chops and misses a splash. Whipple pins Hamin and is attacked by Order. Whipple counters a powerbomb with a rollup to pin Order. EMT slams Whipple to the mat and taunts the crowd. Order hip tosses Whipple out of the corner. EMT beats on Whipple in the corner with several chops and tosses Whipple to the mat. Whipple delivers a jawbreaker and right hands, but EMT connects with a fallaway slam. Hope drops EMT over the top rope allowing Whipple to hit a neckbreaker and wins the match. (DUD. I didn’t enjoy this and it was predictable how they were going to present the heels here.)
Third Contest: Isys Ephex vs. Zaquary Springate III: Ephex attacks Springate during his entrance and rams him face first onto the apron. Springate fights back with forearms and chops against the railing. They trade chops on the floor until Ephex decks Springate with right hand. Ephex rams Springate into the guard railing chest first followed by right hands. Springate sends Ephex into the railing chest first and tries for a piledriver, but Ephex counters with a backdrop. Ephex delivers a kick to the chest on the floor. The referee has not been counting this entire time. Ephex rolls Springate into the ring and the match officially begins. Ephex connects with a yakuza kick in the corner. Springate comes back with a dropkick in the corner. Springate nails Ephex with a discus punch and tries for a handspring but is met with a clothesline to the back for a near fall. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Springate superkicks Ephex in the chest and they continue to trade strikes. Springate decks Ephex on the back and Ephex delivers an uppercut. Ephex kicks Springate and drives him down with a double knee strike for a two count. Springate hits a rolling German suplex that causes Ephex to roll to the floor. Springate leg drops Ephex from the apron to the floor. Ephex is sent into the railing and clotheslines Springate. Ephex sends Springate into the hockey boards and they brawl backstage leading to a double count out. (*. It’s not a very good brawl and there wasn’t a lot of moves or substance to this one. I think the point was for it to be a fight around ringside, but I didn’t find it entertaining.)
Fourth Contest: Sean Carr vs. Brute Van Slyke: Carr ducks a clothesline and forearms Brute followed by jabs before being shoved down. Carr dumps Brute over top to the floor and hits a suicide dive to the floor twice. Carr leaps off the apron to take Brute out with a somersault dive. Carr hammers away on Brute as he returns to the ring and delivers a heel kick. Carr avoids a splash in the corner and connects with a knee strike. Brute blocks a missile dropkick and tosses Carr with a gut wrench suplex. Brute clubs Carr in the corner with a few forearm strikes and tosses Carr across the ring. Brute delivers an elbow drop for a two count. Brute ducks a clothesline and drops Carr with a body strike. Brute chokes Carr over the middle rope. Carr dropkicks Brute on the knee and connects with a shining wizard for a one count. Brute drops Carr with a clothesline for another two count. Carr boots Brute in the corner and delivers a kick to the face. Carr hits a leaping double knee strike off the middle rope. Carr comes off the top to hit a crossbody. Carr hits a top rope moonsault for a near fall.
Carr delivers a kick to the midsection and tries for a head scissors, but Brute counters with a sit down powerbomb for a near fall. Brute misses a big boot in the corner and Carr delivers a superkick to the head followed by a neckbreaker for a two count. Carr hammers away on Brute and blocks a clothesline attempt. Carr superkicks Brute several times. Brute nails Carr with a bicycle kick. Brute has Carr over the shoulder and hits a Rikishi Driver for the win. (***1/4. That was a fun match as they kept a fast pace and worked a good match to showcase both men. I could see these two having a fun rivalry as they work rather well with one another. The victory is a strong one for Brute as he looks to keep a singles momentum. Carr is seemingly never hurt from loses in 2CW since he’s a big fan favorite for the company.)
Fifth Contest: Dalton Castle vs. Jay Freddie vs. Kevin Graham vs. Cheech: Cheech taps Castle on the ass before jumping to the floor. Freddie does the same thing and Graham does it as well with Cheech causing Castle to have a fit in the ring. Cheech and Castle start the match with Cheech wanting a test of strength and kicks Castle in the midsection. Cheech keeps a wrist lock on Castle for a moment to maintain control of the contest. Cheech spanks Castle again and plays to the crowd while Castle is angry. Cheech takes Castle down with a headlock. Cheech shoulder blocks Castle and spanks Castle again. Castle misses a dropkick and is spanked again leading to Graham doing it as well. Graham and Freddie are now in the ring with Graham playing to the crowd and is chopped by Freddie after an eye poke. Freddie takes Graham over with a head scissors and a clothesline. Freddie connects with a running uppercut and dropkick in the corner. Freddie knee lifts Graham coming off the ropes for a two count. Freddie continues with chops against the ropes. Freddie dumps Graham to the apron and hits a springboard kick. Freddie tosses Cheech to the floor and does the same to Castle. Freddie tries for a suicide dive and is met with a forearm by Castle, a strike by Graham and a slingshot senton by Cheech for a two count.
Cheech keeps control on Freddie with a snap suplex for a near fall. Cheech forearms Freddie several more times followed by a headbutt. Castle enters the match and beats on Freddie to keep him on the mat. Freddie tries to chop Castle, but is stopped by a forearm. Castle hits a gut wrench slam for a near fall. Graham tags in and chokes Freddie on the mat. Graham delivers a rolling neck snap for a two count. Graham knee lifts Freddie and delivers a scoop slam followed by an elbow drop. Graham sits Freddie on the top and Cheech joins him. Freddie knocks them both off and hits a top rope missile dropkick onto both men. Castle drops Freddie with a deadlift German. Castle hits a suplex on Cheech, but Graham plants Castle with a sit out spinebuster. Cheech hits an STO/side Russian leg sweep combo on Castle and Graham before going to the top rope. Cheech is stopped by Graham on the top with a boot to the midsection. Graham hooks Cheech, but Castle comes over to hit a powerbomb and Graham superplexs Cheech. Freddie boots Castle in the corner and tosses Graham overhead. Cheech drops Freddie face first over the middle turnbuckle and delivers a running boot. Freddie drags Cheech into the ring and locks in the Sharpshooter to eliminate Cheech. Freddie superkicks Castle and hits a Blue Thunder Driver for a three count. Graham steals the win with a rollup on Freddie to win the match. (***. It’s an enjoyable match, but it certainly met the formula of most four way matches that 2CW puts on with the elimination stipulation. They all worked well together and everyone got a moment to shine. I think it’s clear that 2CW has a lot of talent to eventually challenge for the championship down the line. Freddie and Castle stood out to me in the match, but Graham winning seems to go along with his tag partner getting a major singles win, too.)
Sixth Contest: Jason Axe vs. TNA Tag Team Champion Eddie Edwards: They counter each other with wrist control with Edwards taking Axe down to the mat for the early advantage. Axe slaps Edwards in the corner and Edwards slaps Axe. They begin to trade forearm strikes. Axe beats on Edwards over the back with strikes. Edwards dumps Axe to the floor and delivers a big boot to send Axe off the apron. Edwards fakes a dive to the floor but nails Axe with a knee strike off the apron to the floor. Edwards chops Axe against the railing and delivers an eye poke. Edwards rolls Axe back into the ring and goes to the top rope but Axe avoids Edwards. Edwards misses a spear in the corner and hits the ring post. Axe follows Edwards to the floor and keeps control by dropping Edwards arm over the railing a few times. Axe wraps Edwards arm around the ring post and delivers a leg drop to the arm in the ring. Axe continues to work over Edwards in the corner with strikes. Edwards boots Axe in the corner, but runs into a spinebuster for a two count.
Axe keeps arm control on Edwards for a few moments. Axe works over Edwards in the corner with back elbows and strikes. Edwards rolls to the floor and chops Axe several times around ringside. Axe yanks Edwards down by his arm and delivers a kick to the shoulder. Edwards shoves Axe into the corner, but is met with an elbow. Edwards battles back with back elbows. Axe kicks Edwards, but Edwards hits a leg lariat. Axe boots Edwards in the corner, but gets kicked on the middle rope. Edwards hits a backpack stunner and locks in the half Boston Crab. Axe kicks free and crawls to the corner. Edwards forearms Axe from the apron and gets kicked down by Axe. Axe plants Edwards with an Unprettier over the middle rope for a two count. Axe knee lifts Edwards, but Edwards manages to get a crucifix pin and wins the match. (**1/4. A finely paced match, but I didn’t find myself overly entertained by the action throughout. I could watch Edwards wrestle in any match as he’s a lot of fun to watch. Axe showcased some solid offense throughout, but this was a fairly uneventful bout to me.)
Seventh Contest: 2CW Heavyweight Champion Nick Ando vs. TNA Tag Team Champion Davey Richards: Richards wants to shake hands, but Ando declines the offer. They trade wrist control in the early moments of the match. Richards bridges up and kicks Ando to the floor. The crowd sounds split on who they are rooting for to win the match. Richards runs the ropes and shoulder blocks Ando. Richards dropkicks Ando to the floor as the crowd supports Richards. They stall by playing to the crowd and Ando goes backstage. Richards follows Ando and brings him back to the ring. Richards holds Ando and allows a few kids at ringside to get punches in. Ando shoulder rams Richards on the apron to get control of the contest. Richards fights back with right hands and a backdrop. Richards clotheslines Ando and locks in a modified Texas cloverleaf. Ando doesn’t give up and is kicked several times by Richards in the corner. Ando stops a charging Richards with a leaping boot to the face. Ando dumps Richards to the floor.
Ando follows and delivers several right hands around ringside. Richards delivers a kick to the midsection and kicks to the chest against the railing. Richards nails Ando with a running boot against the railing. Ando takes Richards over with a slingshot head scissors from the apron into the ring. Richards dumps Ando over the top to the floor. Ando sends Richards chest first into the corner and delivers several stomps. Ando tosses Richards across the ring for a two count. Ando puts a sleeper on Richards, but doesn’t get a submission. Richards fights out of the hold, but Ando hits a sit out spinebuster for a two count. Ando hammers away on Richards, but Davey is getting a second wind. Ando slams Richards and goes to the top rope. Ando misses a diving headbutt. Richards clotheslines Ando after they traded strikes and hits a handspring kick to the face. Richards waits in the corner and nails Ando with a kick to the head for a near fall. Ando avoids a double stomp, but gets dropped over Richards knee and is met with a kick to the chest for a two count. Ando sneaks a low blow to stop Richards and nearly wins with an inside cradle. Richards sunset flips Ando and quickly hits a double stomp. Richards goes to the top rope and Ando rolls to the floor to avoid Richards offense. Ando bails and goes backstage. Richards wins the match by count-out. (**. Richards was good here, but the finish was expected. Obviously, Richards isn’t going to lose as he’s a champion in TNA and you’re not wanting Ando to lose the title at this point. So, it’s a lose-lose situation. The action was solid enough, but there was a bit of stalling throughout.) After the match, Eddie Edwards brings Ando to the ring and Wolves kick Ando leading to Richards hitting a top rope double stomp and Edwards counting the fall for the typical face segment to makeup for the lame finish. Richards gets a microphone and wants a rematch with Ando.
Eighth Contest: Guero Loco & Steve McKenzie vs. Kage & Rob Cook: Kage and Cook go on the attack early, but they are stopped by stereo bulldogs. Loco and Cook legally start the match with Loco hitting a knee lift and knee drop for a two count. McKenzie plants Cook with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Kage kicks McKenzie from the apron and soon tags in to keep control of the action. Kage clotheslines McKenzie and delivers a back elbow strike followed by a knee drop for a two count. Cook prevents McKenzie from tagging out to Loco. McKenzie drops Cook with a big boot and crawls to the corner to tag in Loco. Loco dropkicks Cook after a few elbow strikes. Loco leaps off the top to arm drag Cook across the ring. Loco monkey flips Cook across the ring for a two count. Cook misses a spear in the corner and Loco head scissors Kage into Cook in the corner. Loco follows up with a crossbody in the corner. Kage catches Loco on a crossbody attempt, but Loco breaks free. Cook hits a Codebreaker and Kage plants Loco with a chokeslam for a two count as McKenzie made the save. McKenzie sends Kage to the floor with a knee strike and Cook knocks McKenzie down with a clothesline for a two count. Loco kicks Cook on the head and they mess up a boot/bulldog combo for the win. (DUD. The finish was messed up and the action here was not very good. It’s obviously a cool down match for the main event.)
Main Event: Colin Delaney vs. Austin Aries: They shake hands to show respect for each other. Aries takes Delaney down to the mat with a hammerlock. They are keeping with a slow pace mat based offense to start the bout. Delaney gets a sunset flip for a two count. They have a standoff after neither man can get lasting offense. Aries tries for a brainbuster, but Delaney breaks free and gets to the corner. Delaney arm drags Aries and delivers a heel kick for his first real offense of the match. Aries shoulder blocks Delaney followed by an arm drag. Aries dropkicks a seated Delaney and then taunts Delaney in the corner by laying over the top rope. Delaney forearms Aries and works over Aries in the corner. Aries sends Delaney into the top turnbuckle a couple of times. Delaney dropkicks Aries off the apron to the floor. Delaney goes for a suicide dive, but Aries delivers a forearm shot to block that and misses a senton from the apron. Delaney tries for a splash, but Aries counters and tries for the Last Chancery, but Delaney got to the ropes. Aries splashes down onto Delaney’s back over the bottom rope on the apron. Aries drops Delaney over the top rope throat first followed by slingshot senton for a two count. Aries splashes Delaney in the corner followed by a middle rope elbow strike to Delaney’s back for a two count. Delaney knee lifts Aries and delivers a knee strike to the face. Delaney kicks Aries into the railing and delivers a few strikes. Delaney sends Aries chest first into the railing. Delaney hits a side Russian leg sweep and attempts a submission, but Aries doesn’t give in. Delaney works over Aries with more chops around the ring.
Aries drops Delaney with forearms, but Delaney kicks Aries to the floor. Delaney runs the ropes and nails Aries with a suicide dive. Delaney hits a his pull up back splash from the apron for a near fall. Aries is bleeding quite a bit here and after a knee strike in the corner and a running dropkick nails Delaney with a brainbuster. Aries locks in the Last Chancery to win the match by submission. They clearly went home early as Aries got busted open hard way on Delaney’s pull up back splash. (**1/2. The injury is unfortunate and it likely cutout a good portion of what they wanted to do as the action was just starting to pickup. I’d like to see these guys go at it again without the unfortunate injury. Delaney clearly felt bad about the accident and Aries was a pro about the accident.)
There wasn’t really anything on the show that was truly awful. I’d say that everything that needed to be entertaining delivered on that and thus this one gets a mild thumbs up from me. I’m hopeful that Aries and Delaney got another shot at wrestling each other because I think a proper match between them would be a lot of fun.
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