Nuke Graham sent along the following:
FCW TV Taping Results – 7-1-10
FCW Arena – Tampa, FL
Dark Match: Wes Brisco pinned Bill Carr
Week One (Airdate 7-11-10)
Match 1: Trent Baretta pinned Jacob Novak
A vignette showing Liviana and Steve Keirn in his office as LIviana drops a pen. She bends over in front of Keirn to pick it up, Norman Smiley walked in and immediately tendered his resignation as GM. Rudy Parker walked in behind him and said he would like to be GM.
Match 2: Bo Rotundo pinned Derrick Bateman
Match 3: Johnny Curtis pinned Shad Gaspard
Matt Martlaro interviewed FCW Diva’s Champion Naomi Night about her challenges as the champ… The interview was interrupted by Serena then AJ Lee. Serena engaged in a beatdown of Night and Lee did nothing to assist Night, nearly solidifying her heel turn.
FCW champ Alex Riley came to ringside and said he’d like to give Kaval a title shot, but Kaval has to pass a couple of tests first. The first test is the 7 foot plus Jackson Andrews.
Match 4: Kaval pinned Jackson Andrews
Match 5: FCW Tag Team Title Match – “Los Aviadores” Hunico & Epico won by DQ over Brodus Clay & Donnie Marlow when The Uso brothers and Tamina interfered.
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Week Two (Airdate 7-18-10)
Alex Riley starts the show by presenting the 2nd challenge for Kaval. A handicap match vs what Riley called 2 guys from the local 7-11. Rhys Ali & Jinder Mahal
Match 1: Handicap Match – Kaval defeated Rhys Ali & Jinder Mahal by makin Ali tap out using the kimura.
Following the match, Riley announces that he will defend the title next week against Kaval in a “15 Minute Challenge”.
Match 2: Bo Rotundo pinned Curt Hawkins
Matt Martlaro interviews the Usos and Tamina. Martlaro stated the Brodus Clay & Donny Marlow have signed a contract for a “#1 Contenders Match” against the Usos. Jimmy & Jey both seem surprised and make threats, then Tamina says that “Family is family, but business is business”.
Match 3: FCW Diva’s Title Triple Threat Match – Naomi Night defeated Serena & A.J. Lee when she pinned Serena
Match 4: Johnny Curtis pinned Michael McGillicutty
Match 5: #1 Contenders Match – Donny Marlow & Brodus Clay won by DQ over Jimmy & Jey Uso (with Tamina) when Los Aviadores interfered.
Continued on page three …
Week Three (Airdate 7-25-10)
Match 1: Leo Kruger pinned Justin Gabriel
Match 2: Lucky Cannon pinned Big E. Langston
Matt Martlaro interviews Mason Ryan. Ryan wants a real challenge and says he will be the Florida champ, and he called out Alex Riley being among those afraid of him.
FCW President Steve Keirn then came to the ring to formally announce Norman Smiley’s resignation as GM. He then stated he will not be replaced by a single GM, but, a different GM will be appointed every few weeks… could be a current wrestler, a legend or hall of famer, or an entertainer or celebrity he feels would fit the bill.
Match 3: Husky Harris & Eli Cottonwood defeated Percy Watson & Titus O’Neill when Harris pinned Watson
Match 4: FCW Title Match 15 Minute Challenge – Alex vs Kaval ends as a NO CONTEST with 9:54 still left on the clock after after Kaval dropkicks Riley (who is standing on the floor) backwards into the guardrail. Riley falls as he is moving backward and the back of his head hits the guardrail HARD. Riley laid still for a few moments with blood gushing from the back of his head. As soon as referee Rod Silva saw the blood, he immediately stopped the match to check on Riley. The trainer, and other refs came out to tend to Riley. They helped Riley stand, and he was visibly dazed and need to be physically supported back to the locker room. Kaval stood in the ring and seemed concerned as Silva waived to the back as well. After a few minutes, FCW President Steve Keirn came to the ring to announce that Riley had a “severe” wound to the back of his head and that the match will be declared a “No Contest” as Riley could not continue. He said that he hates seeing anyone get hurt and he will schedule this match for a later date once Riley is able to. Keirn also said that he has a stand by match that will start in a few minutes.
Match 5: Percy Watson pinned Big E. Langston
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Notes About The Show:
This event was the fourth consecutive sellout of the FCW Arena with people being turned away at the door.
The announcers for all three tapings were Byron Saxton & “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes
Ashley Valence and Jamie Keyes traded ring announcer duties throughout the evening.
Bill Carr who made his FCW debut in the opening dark match was said to be from New York’s FTW Wrestling.
Justin Gabriel, wore his “Nexus” armband and was sporting a new hairstyle as he worked as a full blown heel in his clean loss to his longtime rival in South Africa, Leo Kruger.
The new GM angle appears to be what the RAW “Guest Host” gimmick started to be. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.
The minutes after the Alex Riley injury were quite chaotic. Everybody in the arena immediately seemed to forget about the match and seemed concerned for the man they love to hate, Alex Riley. It’s hard to tell if any of that match, or the aftermath, will air on TV at all… One of the ringside cameraman actually shot video of the puddles of blood on the mat around the ring. It’s also hard to say if the stand-by match will air, either.
Roster talent noticeably missing for the show included Abraham Washington, Aksana, Alberto Del Rio (now on Smackdown), Brett DiBiase (injured), Cable Jones (injured), Caylen Croft, Conrad Tanner, Darren Young, David Otunga, Devin Allen, Drake Brewer (injured), Michael Tarver, Richie Steamboat (presumably with his dad), Skip Sheffield, Tyler Reks, Vance Archer, & Wade Barrett
Heath Slater & Yoshi Tatsu were in attendance, but did participate in the taping.