RCW: October Onslaught

Baltimore, MD – 10.3.2009

RCW Tag Team Championship Tournament Qualifying Match
Incoherence (Delirious & Frightmare) vs. The Best Around (TJ Cannon & Bruce Maxwell)

Incoherence chases The Best Around and fire up the crowd. Cannon tentatively gets in the ring with Delirious. Cannon fails to knock him down with a shoulder block. Delirious takes him down with a waistlock. He then trips Cannon and delivers a pair of armdrags before applying a headlock on the mat. Frightmare tags in and lands a senton on Cannon’s back. Frightmare takes him over with a step-up Frankensteiner and an alita. Cannon shoves Frightmare to his corner and tags in Maxwell. Maxwell wears down Frightmare in his corner with a little help from Cannon. Frightmare comes back with a leaping clothesline to Maxwell. He tags in Delirious after evading a suplex. He takes down Maxwell with a leg lariat. He ducks a clothesline from Cannon who accidentally hits Maxwell. Maxwell accidentally clotheslines Cannon right back. Delirious then slams Maxwell onto Cannon and pins them both for two. Delirious tags in Frightmare. He comes in with a crossbody to TBA. They catch him and hit a Samoan drop/neckbreaker combo for two. Delirious pitches Cannon to the floor. Frightmare suplexes Delirious. Delirious hits Shadows Over Hell and Frightmare follows up with the Kneecolepsy for the pin at 7:41. Fun match overall. Considering that The Best Around had just competed, it made total sense for them to lose to such an acclaimed team. The tournament is off to a solid start. **1/2

RCW Tag Team Championship Tournament Qualifying Match
Ophidian & Rich Swann vs. Notorious Inc. (Devon Moore & Drew Blood)

I think Ophidian and Swann should have been coined as “The Osirian Drive-By”. Blood gives Swann a few strikes. Swann responds with an armdrag and a hard dropkick. Blood punches Swann and tags in Moore. Swann ducks a clothesline and hits a flying forearm. Ophidian tags in and Skins the Snake. Ophidian applies a modified Octopus stretch and rolls Moore up for two. Swann tags back in and hits a tandem Japanese armdrag with Ophidian. They hit tandem dropkicks and a flapjack as well. Moore drops Swann face first in his corner and tags Blood in. Notorious Inc. cut the ring and half, beating down Swann and preventing him from tagging out. Swann musters up the energy to hit Blood with a tornado kick. He gets the tag. Ophidian flies in with a crossbody to Blood and nails Moore with a spinwheel kick. Ophidian gives Blood a bulldog for two. Swann drop Blood with a 2k1 Bomb. Ophidian hits a moonsault for two. Ophidian comes off the top with double knees for two. Moore pulls Ophidian to the floor and hot shots him on the guardrail. Swann hits the Standing 450 on Blood for two. Moore boots Swann down. Blood drops Swann with a modified tombstone piledriver for the pin at 7:43. Swann and Ophidian worked really well together. The two teams had a few miscommunication issues at times but overall delivered an enjoyable contest. **3/4

RCW Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals; Elimination Match
Incoherence (Delirious & Frightmare) vs. The Briscoe Bros. (Jay & Mark Briscoe) vs. BLK Out (Ruckus & Sabian) vs. Notorious Inc. (Devon Moore & Drew Blood)

Incoherence freak out at the opening bell. Delirious and Mark feel each other out. Delirious blocks a hip toss wih an armdrag. Mark slams Delirious and Blood blind tags himself in. He lays in multiple punches. Delirious slams him on his stomach and hits a leaping clothesline. Moore comes in and eats a flapjack. Frightmare hits a tope con hilo onto Notorious Inc. In the ring, Frightmare gives Moore a step-up Frankensteiner. Sabian tags in. He and Frightmare engage in a Lucha sequence. Frightmare crucifix pins him for two. Frightmare misses the Kneecolepsy. Ruckus drops Frightmare stomach and back first onto Sabian’s knees. Sabian hits a frogsplash for the elimination at 3:43. Blood suplexes Sabian and tags in Moore. Notorious Inc. beat down Sabian in their corner. Sabian evades a suplex from Moore and tags in Ruckus. Ruckus rolls forward and Japanese armdrags Moore for two. He hits a rolling fisherman’s suplex for two. Ruckus misses the moonsault senton, and Moore tags in Blood. Blood goes for a superplex. Ruckus blocks and doublestomps Blood in the tree of woe position. Sabian tags in. He takes down Moore with a reverse STO for two. Moore evades a doublestomp. He rolls up Sabian and holds the ropes for the elimination at 9:54. Wasting no time, Jay nails Moore with a big boot. Jay drops him with a Falcon Arrow and Blood breaks the pin. Mark and Blood exchange punches. Mark drops him with a brainbuster. The Briscoes hit the Redneck Boogie for two. The Briscoes go for the Doomsday Device. Blood crotches Mark on the top rope and Moore low blows Jay. Moore goes up top, but Derek Frazier runs out and pushes him off the top rope. Jay catches Blood and the Briscoes hit the Doomsday Device for the pin at 10:58. The storyline comes full circle with Notorious Inc. getting their come uppence in the end. All four teams provided a fun, action packed main event that the crowd loved. The Briscoes are always a good choice to put your tag titles on and I look forward to seeing their future title defenses. ***1/4

Adam Flash, Derek Frazier, and others congratulate The Briscoes and hand them the title belts.

Read my review of the entire show here.


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