FCW TV Report
Episode 13, 12/28/2008
Report by Richard Trionfo

Your announcers are Dusty Rhodes and Josh Mathews.

Match Number One: Gavin Spears versus Lupe Santiago

They lock up and Spears with a waist lock and Santiago pushes Spears into the ropes and then has some words for Spears. Spears with a hammer lock into a side head lock as he locks it in. Santiago powers out of the hold and locks in a side head lock. Santiago holds on to the side head lock while Spears tries to get out of the hold or get to the ropes. Spears with a chop to Santiago and then he sends Santiago into the turnbuckles. Santiago with a monkey flip and clothesline that sends Spears over the top rope to the floor. Spears pulls Santiago out of the ring and they fight on the floor. They return to the ring and Santiago gets a near fall. Spears with a kick to the head and then he pulls Santiago over the apron and then Spears with an elbow. Spears with a knee to the back of the head. Spears gets a near fall and then he punches Santiago but Santiago punches back. Santiago with a drop kick that sends Spears into the turnbuckles. Santiago with a reverse atomic drop and a flapjack. Santiago with a running clothesline into the corner followed by a Stinger splash and a Flying Burrito. Santiago tries for Crossing the Border but Spears escapes and hits the End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Gavin Spears

Match Number Two: DJ Gabriel with Alicia Fox versus John Cutler

Gabriel with a full nelson and Cutler escapes the hold but Gabriel with a snap mare and a leg sweep and knee to the head. Cutler tries to kick Gabriel but Gabriel catches the leg and connects with an elbow before taking Cutler to the mat. Cutler tries for a cross body but Gabriel catches Cutler and slams him. Cutler with forearms to Gabriel and then he tries for a drop kick but Gabriel pushes him away. Gabriel with another leg sweep and drop kick. Gabriel assumes dance position number three . . . The Van Damme and taunts Cutler. Gabriel with a gutbuster on his shoulder and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a corkscrew elbow for the three count.
Winner: DJ Gabriel

Now is the time on FCW when we dance. Dieter is not with us to make the announcement.

Match Number Three: Trent Beretta versus Chris Logan

Due to technical difficulties with Bright House (which are common on the Saturday broadcasts), the match is joined in progress with Beretta kicking Logan. Logan escapes the hold and hits an arm drag into an arm bar. Logan with a rollup and then he returns to the arm bar. Beretta backs Logan into the ropes and he uses the ropes to his advantage as he takes Logan down. Beretta with a forearm across the chest and then Berretta with a kick to the chest. Beretta returns Logan to the ring and then he hits a running knee into the corner followed by a clothesline for a two count. Beretta with a camel clutch but Logan escapes with a snap mare followed by a spinebuster. Logan with a series of shoulder tackles followed by a clothesline and then he hits a downward spiral from a Gory special set up but Beretta gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Cutler pulls Beretta into the center of the ring and Logan announces that he is going up top and he fails to abide by the wrestling rule that states “If you call out a move, you are not going to hit it” and he is crotched by Beretta. Beretta with a punch and then he goes up for a superplex attempt but Logan pushes Beretta off. Beretta jumps to the top turnbuckle and hits a rana but Logan kicks out. Beretta tries for a tornado DDT, but Logan blocks it and then Logan hits a pump handle into a face driver for the three count.
Winner: Chris Logan

We are back and it is time to take a look back at last week when Johnny Prime defeated Byron Saxton only to fall victim to an attack by the Conglomerate after the match.

Johnny Prime comes to the ring and he has his arm in a sling. Angela asks Johnny how he is doing and he says that he will be out for a few weeks.

Byron Saxton comes out with the Conglomerate and he says that Johnny keeps coming back for more. He wonders if they have to take out his other arm or maybe go a step farther and go after his legs.

Byron is interrupted by Kaleb O’Neal. O’Neal comes to the ring and he says that he likes Johnny Prime and they have some similar qualities. They share qualities with great athletes from Baltimore like Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, and Michael Phelps. Saxton wants to know what O’Neal’s point is and he says that Saxton needs to back off. Saxton tells Johnny that it is not over.

Match Number Four: DH Smith and TJ Wilson versus Johnny Curtis and Tyler Recks in a Non-Title Match

Smith and Curtis start things off and Curtis is able to see Smith charging at him and Curtis with a drop toe hold. Curtis with a kick and punches to Smith and then he works on the arm with an arm bar. Reks tags in and he hits a sunset flip from the second turnbuckle for a near fall. Reks works on the arm and tries for a hip toss which is blocked by Smith. Reks counters with an arm drag into an arm bar. Smith backs Reks into the corner and he punches Reks on the break. Smith slams Reks’ head into the turnbuckles as they fight near Wilson. Wilson tags in and he puts Reks in a side head lock, but Reks with the shoulder tackle and slam. Curtis tags in and Curtis with a slingshot leg drop for a near fall. Wilson goes outside the ring and Curtis chases him out of the ring and back in. Smith makes the tag and he tries to sneak up on Curtis, but it fails one more time as Curtis punches Smith. Wilson clips Curtis and Smith starts to work on the leg. Smith kicks Curtis in the hamstring and then tags in Wilson and they make a wish with Curtis. Wilson with a kick to Curtis and hits a dragon screw leg whip. Wilson continues to work on the leg but Curtis forces Wilson out of the hold. Smith tags back in and continues to work on the leg. Smith with a version of a figure four leg lock and he bridges to add extra pressure to the leg. Curtis punches Smith to get out of the hold. Smith keeps Curtis from tagging in Reks and he returns to the leg.

Smith pulls Wilson towards his corner and then he puts Curtis in the tree of woe and Wilson is tagged in and he is Irish whipped into the corner and hits a drop kick on Curtis. Wilson with a step over toe hold and he appears to want to bridge, but he does not. Smith is tagged back in and he kicks Curtis in the leg. Curtis with an enzuigiri and both men are down as Curtis has lost his boot. Curtis is able to tag in Reks who hits a running forearm and drop kicks. Reks with a cross body for a near fall. Reks with a side head lock and swinging neck breaker. Reks does the wave and hits an elbow drop for a two count. Smith with a full nelson and while the referee was dealing with Curtis, Wilson tries for a springboard drop kick on Reks but Reks moves out of the way and Wilson hits Smith. Reks with an Oklahoma Roll for the three count.
Winners: Tyler Reks and Johnny Curtis

We see footage from last week when Eric Escobar was the special referee for the match between Sheamus O’Shaunessy and Joe Hennig when Drew McIntyre made his appearance at ringside.

Match Number Five: Drew McIntyre versus Eric Escobar

They lock up and Escobar sends McIntyre into the corner and he gets frustrated. McIntyre with a kick and forearm followed by a back elbow. Escobar with a cross body for a near fall. Escobar with a Japanese arm drag into an arm bar. McIntyre with a knee to the midsection and he slams Escobar’s head into the turnbuckles. Escobar with chops and punches and a shoulder in the corner. Escobar charges into a knee and then McIntyre with a gutbuster. McIntyre with punches and kicks in the corner and then he slams Escobar’s throat into the ring apron. Drew with a forearm to the chest. McIntyre with a boot to the belly welly. McIntyre with a waist lock as Escobar tries to escape the hold. Escobar backs McIntyre into the corner and escapes. McIntyre with an Irish whip and running shoulder into the corner for a near fall. McIntyre with forearms across the chest for a near fall. McIntyre returns to the waist lock. McIntyre with another knee and forearm. Escobar with a jawbreaker to McIntyre. McIntyre charges at Escobar and Escobar drops down and McIntyre goes to the floor. Escobar follows after McIntyre.

Escobar rolls McIntyre back into the ring and he blocks a kick and hits a clothesline. Escobar with punches to McIntyre in the corner but the referee pulls Escobar away. McIntyre blocks a full nelson slam and counter with an arm drag. McIntyre sends Escobar into the turnbuckles. Escobar with a back slide for the three count.
Winner: Eric Escobar

After the match, Sheamus O’Shaunessy attacks Escobar and McIntyre joins in for a double shoulder tackle. Joe Hennig comes out and he attacks McIntyre and Sheamus. Hennig with a clothesline that sends Sheamus over the top rope while Escobar hits one on McIntyre that sends him to the floor. The referees try to hold Sheamus and Drew back.

Steve Keirn comes out and he says that he has an idea. He announces a Fatal Four Way match for next week for the Florida Heavyweight Title.

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