NOT WAITING UNTIL DEFCON 2019
MIKEY! WELCOME BACK! We fucking missed you!
This was a great surprise and a good segment by Scott and Cary Stevens. He never was pinned to lose the FIST so naturally he wants his shit back and both he and Cary played off this well. And Mikey telling him to fuck off and wait in his own great condescending Unlikely way was hilarious and awesome. I did enjoy this immensely for our opening.
A win for Burns to get him back in the saddle and another loss for Butcher, which is going somewhere soon on both accounts.
GETTING BACK IN THE SADDLE
Not a bad segment for The Stevens Dynasty to get themselves back on track, but I think I was hoping for a little more than ?oh, it was a fluke!? I'm hoping the arc is used for them to REALLY show some more potential as Scott tended to (with respect, he was the champ) overpower a lot of the Stevens Dynasty segments. The team of the cocky shit-talker paired with a big man he can hide behind works well. More of that.
WELCOME TO THE LIGHT
With Scott having enough characters to rival my gaggle of characters, he did the smart thing and aligned them all. In seriousness, I like this move a lot. The idea of the new fanatical Crimson Lord having followers devoted to him works well with the gimmick of The Light. The vernacular was a little confusing by WynLyn and Jestal being ?Two-time? champs. I?m assuming they meant UTA Tag (maybe?) but that should be more clear. A small knock though on an otherwise entertaining and noteworthy segment.
DESIRE VS. LOCAL
Technically, this was a good match with no complaints from me. I?m assuming there?s a story here so I?ll reserve judgment until I see more.
CHARACTER UNLOCKED ? ULTIMO PHOENIX
The Fuse Bros have such an awesome gimmick and I?m all down with new characters being introduced via their zaniness. Ultimo did a good RP here and this was a nice follow up to that before his match later. I liked the debut match referred to as the ?tutorial? hahaha.
A CELEBRATION THAT?S SO HER!
Fantastic in every way. The long-running story of Elise Ares being a bad wrestler changing over time to becoming a? much less bad wrestler who the fans love because she tried in earnest paid off so well at DEFCON by winning the title, which is now the SoCal Championship, which I love even if this is something we normally see more of a heel. But it?s unique and I dig the shit of it. The look on The D?s face when Elise announced Klien as her first opponent was priceless? and if I were Elise, I?d be staying away from barber shop windows.
URIEL CORTEZ VS. HURTLOCKER HOLD
I writed dis. Continuation of stuff that brewed at DEFCON. Old and Busted HOSS vs. New HOSSNess.
A HUNTING WE WILL GO
Naturally, Mikey would get Kendrix a giant Oreo Frappe which fucking McDonald?s needs to bring back yesterday. Miss me with that McRib bullshit.
I liked this as a continuation of earlier and loved that after all the ass-kissing on Mikey?s side, Kendrix bailed at the first sign of trouble.
ULTIMO PHOENIX VS. ?LOST CAUSE? VICTOR VACIO
Great double debut here. Vacio could be another great VICIOUS heel, which I feel like DEF is really in more need of if I can be honest. We have cocky guys, big guys, but somebody with an element of DANGER. Phoenix was a good underdog taking a pasting in his debut, and could see this being a great Mikey Whipwreck-type story if it goes that way. Brian also tells me Phoenix?s handler did this match, which captured our DEF match style perfectly. Good stuff here.
TIME?S UP, CHAMP
One snafu I caught right away (that I should have earlier) was Kelly Evans saying ?touch him and you?re fired? well after Stevens was already throttling Darren Quimbey. Scott Stevens finally loses his shit, gets his rematch revoked for the night and gets into another fight with that Oscar Burns jobboy bitch.
Just that from the previous segment and commercial. I writed dis with Justin?s input. Look for more stuff to come from on UNCUT, so sayeth Freddy Foreshadowing?
I also writed dis. Return win for Angel to follow up from DEFCON.
I am sad as we lost two good faces in both Gage Blackwood and Scott Douglas in the last two shows. While I liked Shooter Landell coming out to laugh, I?d REALLY like to see something different from this character. On paper, he has a great gimmick that would thrive here. I?d like to see a lot more from him than simply the little bits we get after things Gage Blackwood does. This is his chance to stand out more, take it!
STEVENS DYNASTY VS NAKAZAWA/MDMIV
A good rebound win for Stevens Dynasty before their next thing. The only issue I have is a pet peeve of mine? Real life wrestler themes being used in efeds. Get these guys a new theme, stat. If you need help, I?m your huckleberry (at least, if you ask Billy).
When I mentioned that element of danger characters? Ryan has this in spades. This was a KILLER promo from a guy known for KILLER promos. And the revelation of Dan Ryan being the person who bankrolled DEFIANCE is huge. This was awesome and I need me some more Dan Ryan killing bitches.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR OUR HEROES?
More of shit I writed, gonna set up their next thing.
ELISE ARES ? VS. KLEIN
A perfectly serviceable first defense for the new champion and I?m all in on Elise being a fighting champion, which to me is the staple of a great babyface. The post-match was great, but I?m still staying away from barber shop windows just in case.
WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL/TAG TITLE MAFCH
Just when The Fuse Bros thought it was safe? the muhfuckin? ToyBox back at it again? and AH-HA! I loved the ending of DEFCON playing right into this, not to mention a fun Tag Title match...
Fuse Bros has a great run and ToyBox have been built up well over the past arc so I'm all in for their run.
OH NO YOU DON'T!
Post credits scene!
This was great Hollywood Bruvs segOH FUCK GET AWAY FROM THE WINDOW, MIKEY!!!!
This was spectacular and immediately makes Kendrix a big shithead right off the bat and I love it. Great promo and fire from Kendrix and I'm all in on the implosion of the Hollywood Bruvs!